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Do You Give Advice About The Lottery?

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When you are buying tickets, do you sometimes advise others who are not familiar with the games?

Yes, I enjoy explaining the games to other players [ 29 ]  [63.04%]
No, let them figure it out! [ 4 ]  [8.70%]
I've never had the opportunity, but would if asked [ 8 ]  [17.39%]
Other (explain) [ 5 ]  [10.87%]
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Posted: March 28, 2007, 11:33 pm - IP Logged

I only give advice now when I am asked.  I once tried to give a lady some advice and she turned on me like a pit bull.

She was playing a pick four number, 2-0-0-0 for 50-cent combo at a cost of $2.00.  If it hit she would win $2500.  I told her she should just play it 50-cent box 4 times and she would win $2400 and avoid having to go to the lottery office to get paid as well as avoid paying taxes.  She turned on me with a snarl and said, "I'll pay the $25.00 tax".  From that point on, I learned to keep my mouth shut.

First, She obviously hadn't won before because the tax is more than $25.00 and secondly, the $2500 must be added to your income when you file your taxes and then you'll pay federal tax. So, net-net I keep my trap shut!!

    ROFL

Men Lie Women Lie Numbers Dont

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    Posted: March 29, 2007, 12:15 am - IP Logged

    I don't advise anyone on playing the lottery even if asked.  I will explain a rule they haven't taken the time to read.  For example a neighbor drop by today after returning from vacation and told me he played MegaMillions while in another state and wanted to know how to cash his winning tickets.  I told him he would have to cash them in the state where he bought them and he was surprised since Ohio also had MegaMillions.  I really wasn't giving him advice but just explaining a rule that he hadn't taken the time to read before playing.

    I've had people PM me to let me know they lost money playing numbers I've posted as if I should share part of the responsible for them losing their money and they played those numbers on their own.  They would have really been upset had I advised them to play those numbers.

    People who are old enough to gamble shouldn't need someone else's advice on how to lose their money and if they can't afford to lose their money then they shouldn't gamble and that's the only advice I have ever given to any lottery players.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: March 29, 2007, 12:22 am - IP Logged

      Not me because I am in and out of the store in less than 2 minutes.

      This is very interesting...HMMMMM.....

      You must be superman.....

      You've never stood in line..ever?


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        Posted: March 29, 2007, 12:28 am - IP Logged

        I don't advise anyone on playing the lottery even if asked.  I will explain a rule they haven't taken the time to read.  For example a neighbor drop by today after returning from vacation and told me he played MegaMillions while in another state and wanted to know how to cash his winning tickets.  I told him he would have to cash them in the state where he bought them and he was surprised since Ohio also had MegaMillions.  I really wasn't giving him advice but just explaining a rule that he hadn't taken the time to read before playing.

        I've had people PM me to let me know they lost money playing numbers I've posted as if I should share part of the responsible for them losing their money and they played those numbers on their own.  They would have really been upset had I advised them to play those numbers.

        People who are old enough to gamble shouldn't need someone else's advice on how to lose their money and if they can't afford to lose their money then they shouldn't gamble and that's the only advice I have ever given to any lottery players.

        You know...I never looked at it that way....

        Thanx...that was interesting and kinda makes sense I guess.

        On the other hand, the advice might make a winner. It can go both ways I guess.

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          RJOh writes:  "I've had people PM me to let me know they lost money playing numbers I've posted as if I should share part of the responsible for them losing their money and they played those numbers on their own.  They would have really been upset had I advised them to play those numbers."

           

          What?  Ya gotta be kidding!  People really do that? 

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            Posted: March 29, 2007, 6:52 am - IP Logged

            I don't advise anyone on playing the lottery even if asked.  I will explain a rule they haven't taken the time to read.  For example a neighbor drop by today after returning from vacation and told me he played MegaMillions while in another state and wanted to know how to cash his winning tickets.  I told him he would have to cash them in the state where he bought them and he was surprised since Ohio also had MegaMillions.  I really wasn't giving him advice but just explaining a rule that he hadn't taken the time to read before playing.

            I've had people PM me to let me know they lost money playing numbers I've posted as if I should share part of the responsible for them losing their money and they played those numbers on their own.  They would have really been upset had I advised them to play those numbers.

            People who are old enough to gamble shouldn't need someone else's advice on how to lose their money and if they can't afford to lose their money then they shouldn't gamble and that's the only advice I have ever given to any lottery players.

            I Agree!

            Awesome Response! Kudos!

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              Posted: March 29, 2007, 10:03 am - IP Logged

              I haven't given much advice at the ticket line, but it is funny to see other players reactions while you ramble off the probability of this and that while telling the clerk that your pick 3 number hasn't been drawn for over 9500 games.

              ~Probability=Odds in Motion~

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                Posted: March 29, 2007, 12:39 pm - IP Logged

                I don't advise anyone on playing the lottery even if asked.  I will explain a rule they haven't taken the time to read.  For example a neighbor drop by today after returning from vacation and told me he played MegaMillions while in another state and wanted to know how to cash his winning tickets.  I told him he would have to cash them in the state where he bought them and he was surprised since Ohio also had MegaMillions.  I really wasn't giving him advice but just explaining a rule that he hadn't taken the time to read before playing.

                I've had people PM me to let me know they lost money playing numbers I've posted as if I should share part of the responsible for them losing their money and they played those numbers on their own.  They would have really been upset had I advised them to play those numbers.

                People who are old enough to gamble shouldn't need someone else's advice on how to lose their money and if they can't afford to lose their money then they shouldn't gamble and that's the only advice I have ever given to any lottery players.

                RJOh, what's your email address? I'de like to send you a email about me losing my house, car , and family playing your numbers, lol. Naw I'm just kidding.

                On that note that you posted RJOh, I used to give people at work numbers to play on pick 3. I was really good at predicting the numbers until we got a midday draw. I'de give people at work a number and it would hit. If it didn't I'de give them their dollar back from that number.  I didn't give back money very often and other people who I didn't give the number to  would come to me and ask for numbers to play and how to play. I didn't give out numbers everyday, only when I had a strong feeling and it was in my workout that I was using. I remember once I told my boss he should play 040 that night while we were at work. I thought he was going to call his wife and ask her to play it but he skipped out during work and played it. Later that night when I found out the results I told him and he couldn't believe it. It was the first time he had ever played and won. He thanked me over and over and asked me if he could give me a tip for his winning. A lot of people used to offer me a tip but I would tell then all, "I don't need a tip because if I told you to play a number I would really look stupid if it came out and everyone won but me. If I felt that strongly about a number to give out I'de put $5-$10 on it and play it straight. After a while at work they started calling me Mr. lotto because I bought a new Honda and customized it using proceeds from the KY lottery. They joked around saying I should put magnetic signs on the driver and passenger doors saying this car was paid for with winning from the KY lottery.

                I've given advice before on how to play the games to people who have never played before while at the store. I've even had to help the person running the machine punch in the numbers. Sometimes I have to do that when they are new and they try to give me a bunch of pick 3 or 4 tickets when I'm playing a lot of numbers. When I show them how to do it they ask me. Have you worked in a store doing lottery? I reply, "no, I've played lottery long enough to know how to run the machine."

                I love doubles and remember, it's just a game!!!!!!

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                  RJOh, what's your email address? I'de like to send you a email about me losing my house, car , and family playing your numbers, lol. Naw I'm just kidding.

                  On that note that you posted RJOh, I used to give people at work numbers to play on pick 3. I was really good at predicting the numbers until we got a midday draw. I'de give people at work a number and it would hit. If it didn't I'de give them their dollar back from that number.  I didn't give back money very often and other people who I didn't give the number to  would come to me and ask for numbers to play and how to play. I didn't give out numbers everyday, only when I had a strong feeling and it was in my workout that I was using. I remember once I told my boss he should play 040 that night while we were at work. I thought he was going to call his wife and ask her to play it but he skipped out during work and played it. Later that night when I found out the results I told him and he couldn't believe it. It was the first time he had ever played and won. He thanked me over and over and asked me if he could give me a tip for his winning. A lot of people used to offer me a tip but I would tell then all, "I don't need a tip because if I told you to play a number I would really look stupid if it came out and everyone won but me. If I felt that strongly about a number to give out I'de put $5-$10 on it and play it straight. After a while at work they started calling me Mr. lotto because I bought a new Honda and customized it using proceeds from the KY lottery. They joked around saying I should put magnetic signs on the driver and passenger doors saying this car was paid for with winning from the KY lottery.

                  I've given advice before on how to play the games to people who have never played before while at the store. I've even had to help the person running the machine punch in the numbers. Sometimes I have to do that when they are new and they try to give me a bunch of pick 3 or 4 tickets when I'm playing a lot of numbers. When I show them how to do it they ask me. Have you worked in a store doing lottery? I reply, "no, I've played lottery long enough to know how to run the machine."

                  KY You're Good!

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                    Posted: March 29, 2007, 1:00 pm - IP Logged

                    If there's something I can offer to keep the line moving......

                    Like last week... a fellow in front of me was trying to play with some old powerball slips that only went to 53....

                    The machine wouldn't take them,.....I said ,  look here's your problem- (nicely).

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                      Posted: March 29, 2007, 1:03 pm - IP Logged

                      KY You're Good!

                      No, I used to be good. When they started the midday draw it messed me all up. I've been thinking about doing a workout on a state with only a evening draw and playing online.

                      I love doubles and remember, it's just a game!!!!!!

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                        I will try not to give advise because of legalities.

                        (People will sue at the drop of a hat these days)

                        I have never really been asked.

                        However if I stumble upon something that is helpful I will pass it along to others. (Articles or publications I find on the net etc.)

                        Money can't buy you happiness... but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery Wink

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                          RJOh, what's your email address? I'de like to send you a email about me losing my house, car , and family playing your numbers, lol. Naw I'm just kidding.

                          On that note that you posted RJOh, I used to give people at work numbers to play on pick 3. I was really good at predicting the numbers until we got a midday draw. I'de give people at work a number and it would hit. If it didn't I'de give them their dollar back from that number.  I didn't give back money very often and other people who I didn't give the number to  would come to me and ask for numbers to play and how to play. I didn't give out numbers everyday, only when I had a strong feeling and it was in my workout that I was using. I remember once I told my boss he should play 040 that night while we were at work. I thought he was going to call his wife and ask her to play it but he skipped out during work and played it. Later that night when I found out the results I told him and he couldn't believe it. It was the first time he had ever played and won. He thanked me over and over and asked me if he could give me a tip for his winning. A lot of people used to offer me a tip but I would tell then all, "I don't need a tip because if I told you to play a number I would really look stupid if it came out and everyone won but me. If I felt that strongly about a number to give out I'de put $5-$10 on it and play it straight. After a while at work they started calling me Mr. lotto because I bought a new Honda and customized it using proceeds from the KY lottery. They joked around saying I should put magnetic signs on the driver and passenger doors saying this car was paid for with winning from the KY lottery.

                          I've given advice before on how to play the games to people who have never played before while at the store. I've even had to help the person running the machine punch in the numbers. Sometimes I have to do that when they are new and they try to give me a bunch of pick 3 or 4 tickets when I'm playing a lot of numbers. When I show them how to do it they ask me. Have you worked in a store doing lottery? I reply, "no, I've played lottery long enough to know how to run the machine."

                          Before I removed my email from my profile, I did get a letter from a women in Texas who said she had been forced to quit her job because of an illness and could no longer afford to keep paying the $1000+ monthly payments on her home and wanted me to share what she thought I was wasting playing the lottery with her to make her house payments.  I wanted to advise her to do as I was doing and live in a smaller affordable home and never ask a stranger for money unless she was selling something he wanted but I didn't.  I wrote her a letter and told her she would be in my prayers and wished her good luck and remove my email address from my profile.

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                             
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                            Posted: March 29, 2007, 2:47 pm - IP Logged

                            I only explain to others the probabilities and odds of the game, and stress the importances of studying and analyzing the game. Making an informed and intelligent decision as one would do in other areas of their life before spending any metal on this game.

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                              Posted: March 30, 2007, 2:05 am - IP Logged

                              Do You Give Advice About The Lottery?

                              the ironie being its  posted on a forum were people do none-thing but  give advice on the lottery.

                              and share there input/thoughts about the lottery's

                              LOL