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Dumbing Yourself Down To Win The Lotto

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Posted: June 17, 2007, 5:12 pm - IP Logged

LOL!!!!

Good Luck!  Thumbs Up

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    Posted: June 17, 2007, 5:48 pm - IP Logged

    "I don't think all lottery winners are "dumb." I have read about professionals such as doctors winning."

    On Court TV I watched the trial of a fertility nurse who murdered her husband. After shooting him, she cut up his body in 3 sections, stuffed them in 3 of her suitcases, and threw them in the Chesapeake Bay. During the trial, it was revealed that while 8 months pregnant with her husband's(the victim's)child, she began having intercourse at the clinic with her co-worker...a married doctor. When asked by prosecuters, he admitted that he was in love with her.

    He was dumb.

    My dad and I were fishing in the Middle Cheaspeake when one of the suitcases was found by another fisherman, what a shock to open that suitcase!  Dismemberment, what fun! How is it possible to do this?

    Easy, not believing there are any consequences for your actions. 

    Not believing in God. 

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      Posted: June 17, 2007, 6:07 pm - IP Logged

      Yes, it was a terrible tragedy. My heart goes out to the victim's family.

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        Posted: June 17, 2007, 6:55 pm - IP Logged

        "more easly targeted" by whom?

        My reference to the targeting situation is about lottery winners who make decisions and choices that many would consider to be irresponsible.  Their life stories are reported in the local and national media outlets.  Their stories are shared as a cautionary tale of how winning the lottery affected their lives adversely.  In my view it is sometimes done to give the lottery in general a negative image.  In my view their are far more responsible players who win the lottery every day and the lottery does a lot of worthy projects that are positive.  But if you are a muckraker then your a muckraker.-weshar75

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          Posted: June 17, 2007, 7:04 pm - IP Logged

          "more easly targeted" by whom?

          The media of course!  Nobody wants to watch a story about Mr. & Mrs. Jones who won $10 million dollars and bought a nice home by lake, set up trust funds for their children and grandchildren and joined a local philanthropy.  It's not exciting!!  That's why the headlines read something like "Man on Disability Wins" or "Single Mom Who Maxed Out Credit Cards Wins" or even something negative like "Sex Offender Wins."  Of course people like to read about heroes, but I don't think anyone considers a lottery winner, even one who donates millions to a good cause, a hero.

          When someone like Jack Whittaker screw up, I actually think many people enjoy reading the articles about his demise.  Why else would so many magazines and "news" programs (for lack of a better term) have stories about all these celebrities who are caught doing crazy things or who go into rehab?  People enjoy pointing at the rich who scew up and saying "nya, nya...I'm not rich but at least I didn't blow $100 million, you fool!" or  "I might be a working class stiff, but at least I'm not in jail!"

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            Posted: June 17, 2007, 8:01 pm - IP Logged

            Perhaps, but i'd wager that the vast majority of lotto winners are screw ups. It's just that some are bigger screw ups than others. Wink

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              Posted: June 17, 2007, 10:47 pm - IP Logged

              The media of course!  Nobody wants to watch a story about Mr. & Mrs. Jones who won $10 million dollars and bought a nice home by lake, set up trust funds for their children and grandchildren and joined a local philanthropy.  It's not exciting!!  That's why the headlines read something like "Man on Disability Wins" or "Single Mom Who Maxed Out Credit Cards Wins" or even something negative like "Sex Offender Wins."  Of course people like to read about heroes, but I don't think anyone considers a lottery winner, even one who donates millions to a good cause, a hero.

              When someone like Jack Whittaker screw up, I actually think many people enjoy reading the articles about his demise.  Why else would so many magazines and "news" programs (for lack of a better term) have stories about all these celebrities who are caught doing crazy things or who go into rehab?  People enjoy pointing at the rich who scew up and saying "nya, nya...I'm not rich but at least I didn't blow $100 million, you fool!" or  "I might be a working class stiff, but at least I'm not in jail!"

              I Agree! So true.

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                Posted: June 17, 2007, 10:54 pm - IP Logged

                Often times you hear that saying that "money can't buy you happiness", and the media just loves to focus on these idiots who win the lottery and then screw up their lives by gross mismanagement. And the people who win who know how to manage money, you never hear about them.

                 I'm reminded of a quote by Groucho Marx, "Money can't buy you happiness, but I sure could afford the misery that it brings."  Wink

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                  Posted: June 17, 2007, 11:08 pm - IP Logged

                  The media of course!  Nobody wants to watch a story about Mr. & Mrs. Jones who won $10 million dollars and bought a nice home by lake, set up trust funds for their children and grandchildren and joined a local philanthropy.  It's not exciting!!  That's why the headlines read something like "Man on Disability Wins" or "Single Mom Who Maxed Out Credit Cards Wins" or even something negative like "Sex Offender Wins."  Of course people like to read about heroes, but I don't think anyone considers a lottery winner, even one who donates millions to a good cause, a hero.

                  When someone like Jack Whittaker screw up, I actually think many people enjoy reading the articles about his demise.  Why else would so many magazines and "news" programs (for lack of a better term) have stories about all these celebrities who are caught doing crazy things or who go into rehab?  People enjoy pointing at the rich who scew up and saying "nya, nya...I'm not rich but at least I didn't blow $100 million, you fool!" or  "I might be a working class stiff, but at least I'm not in jail!"

                  Well I am one of those people that although i'm not rich, had sympathy for Martha Stewart and Paris Hilton.

                  Not everyone enjoys watching rich people fall.

                  I also enjoy hearing about those few cases of INTELLIGENT people who win the lotto, like the young California woman who won 30 million and bought her family a farm.

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                    Posted: June 18, 2007, 1:04 am - IP Logged

                    I am sure a lot of intelligent people also win the lottery, we just don't hear about those cases because they would be boring...


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                      Posted: June 18, 2007, 3:49 am - IP Logged

                      There seems to be one or more things that are called Charisma , Personal Aura , Energy Field or whatever you named it. If someone would perform different from the norm, someone could be measuring it using Standard Deviations ... This Sigma thing use a similar scale for IQ and PSI (a Z-Scoring).

                      There is even a scale for the probabilities.

                       

                      Or it could be that some persons would be considered "foolish" for buying lottery tickets ... After all professionals that are mentally capable would rise significantly amounts of money !!!

                       

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                        Posted: June 18, 2007, 4:39 am - IP Logged

                        Don't anyone take this personally, because it's not meant to be that way, but the facts are, more lower-income people play the Lottery than upper-income.  The facts are lower-income people are less educated than upper-income people, and upper-income people are in a different financial position, ie they can dump a lot more into a 401K, IRA, Savings Account or the Stock Market, in multiples of hundreds or even thousands, whereas lower-income people are not in a position to do that.    Most feel the only way they can retire is to take a shot at the Lottery.

                        I personally play the lottery simply because it's a game I enjoy playing, just like folks that play 'Fantasy' football, baseball or basketball.  

                        I think the ol' 70/30 percentage applies here as well: 70% of the winners are from a lower-income, and 30% are from a middle or upper income.

                        Feel free to turn on the burners and roast me now. 

                        PS - You will have to decide for yourself your definition of what 'lower income' is, because it's different in different areas.  If you make $65,000 a year and live in San Francisco, you are 'low income'.   You live in rural america and make that, you are upper-income. Not 'Rich', but upper-income. 

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                          Posted: June 18, 2007, 8:08 am - IP Logged

                          I agree with you totally. Although I started this thread as a joke, you all have made some excellent points! Thumbs Up

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                            Posted: June 18, 2007, 8:10 am - IP Logged

                            Often times you hear that saying that "money can't buy you happiness", and the media just loves to focus on these idiots who win the lottery and then screw up their lives by gross mismanagement. And the people who win who know how to manage money, you never hear about them.

                             I'm reminded of a quote by Groucho Marx, "Money can't buy you happiness, but I sure could afford the misery that it brings."  Wink

                            LOL! LOL

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                              Posted: June 18, 2007, 10:16 am - IP Logged

                              What  i heard from a lot of people is that,you have to play for fun.If you have bills to pay and need money,then chances are low,you will win something.Another important thing is ,to have patience,belief,hope.Luck is diffrent for evveryone.Some played 5 years,when they find out,they hit big jackpot,others play lottery for the first time,and they hit the jackpot.Everyone would like to win,but always there are only few winners.,because of so many combinations.I personally have better chances in casino,especially roulette.I tried many slot machines and table games,and i know for sure,that in roulette i have the best chances to win,because i like this this game,and i know how to win.Same thing with lotto.If you really like this game,play for fun,and change tactics.There are many ways to play mm.pb pr pick 4.Find whats best for you,and stick with it.And remember,,,never lose hope.

                               

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