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In the Red or Black?

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How Much Do you Play/Win per week?

I Play $1-$20/wk, I win $0 [ 9 ]  [21.95%]
I play $1-$20/wk, I win $1 to $20/wk [ 5 ]  [12.20%]
I play $1-$20/wk, I win $1 to $100/wk [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
I play $21-$50/wk/win $0 [ 7 ]  [17.07%]
I play $21-$50/wk/win $$21-$500 [ 4 ]  [9.76%]
I play $100 or more/wk/win $0 [ 4 ]  [9.76%]
I play $100 or more/wk/win $100 plus [ 4 ]  [9.76%]
I break even over 50% of the time [ 1 ]  [2.44%]
I never gave it a thought [ 2 ]  [4.88%]
Other---please specify [ 5 ]  [12.20%]
Total Valid Votes [ 41 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 6 ]  
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Posted: August 11, 2007, 2:29 am - IP Logged

Just how much do you win and loose.  Do you break even?  I never gave it a thought until the other day.  Hmmmnnn.  Where have I been.  I do not spend that much anyway, so...Embarassed

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    Posted: August 11, 2007, 5:16 am - IP Logged

    this year i'm way ahead.hit a pick 4 straight back in february......

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      Posted: August 11, 2007, 9:48 am - IP Logged

      The poll title asks red or black but the voting options only show win.

      What?

      good to be optimistic, but.... 

      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

      Lep

      There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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        Posted: August 11, 2007, 9:57 am - IP Logged

        I guess playing $$$ per week and winning $0.00 puts you in the red.

        Good Luck!

        Stavros

         

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          Posted: August 11, 2007, 1:43 pm - IP Logged

          i voted $21-$50 and winning $0. the amount i spend has been up because the powerball and megamillions are both over $100 million so ive been taking a shot with a lot of quick picks

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            Posted: August 11, 2007, 1:50 pm - IP Logged

            The poll title asks red or black but the voting options only show win.

            What?

            good to be optimistic, but.... 

            I noticed that too, so I checked the first choice "I win 0"  I guess that's being in the red!  I don't look at the year, but the total picture. I can't even imagine what I've spent in 30 years. 

            I've won bits and pieces like $5, although any win is nice. Twice I got 4/6 and won about $75.   I think once I posted here that I hit 3/6 a few times in a couple of weeks and got a total of about $20.  I am estimating I'm in the red each year by about $500 to $600.  When I played more, I was in the red each year by about $1,000.  So even a 5/6 win (average in FL is $5,000) would make a big difference, although I'll still be in the red for the past several years, just ahead for the past few (after taxes)  Remember, when we play we are using "net" dollars. 

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              Posted: August 11, 2007, 4:57 pm - IP Logged

              I am in the red for life unless I hit a jackpot...Crying

               

                                             

                            

               

               

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                Indiana
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                Posted: August 11, 2007, 8:06 pm - IP Logged

                Hemmoraging red on Powerball!

                Jim 


                Money frees you from doing things you dislike.  Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.  - Groucho Marx

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                  Posted: August 11, 2007, 8:23 pm - IP Logged

                  powerball is $2 a week just to be in the game.

                  pick 4 on the other hand is in the $10-20 a week range and is winable , see lottomike above and according to ky web site several people win every day.

                  at this rate of play I will finish out the year in the black

                   

                   

                  p8

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                    Posted: August 11, 2007, 11:21 pm - IP Logged

                    The poll title asks red or black but the voting options only show win.

                    What?

                    good to be optimistic, but.... 

                    with a name like......................MYLOLLIPOP we had to RESPOND!!!!!!

                    OTHER, because ODK just got back from the GULF coast this PM &>

                    most of our baggage has been<<<<<<<<<<LOST<<<<<<<<<<<<

                    good to be optimisitic..............>>>>>>>>>>>>>>BUT>>LOL!!

                    PSYKOMO 

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                      Posted: August 12, 2007, 5:14 pm - IP Logged

                      Definitely Red! I have been playing lottery ever since it started here in Ga. 1993. Have lost more than I have won. Have played heavily over the past 4 years. I would need 4 str8 cash 4 hits to  break even......Like Dr Lottery I will hit BIG one day!

                      Ms. Pat

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                        Posted: August 13, 2007, 11:00 pm - IP Logged

                        I am in the red for life unless I hit a jackpot...Crying

                        You've got that right, DD.  I am the splattered bug on the windshield when it comes to how much I have won vs. lost.  But there is always the Proverbial Jackpot that will make it all worth it.  I always had the philosophy that only one set of numbers would win anyway, so why throw out all those numbers on all those sets and still not win!??Crying.  I am a believer.  I believe I am destined to win 7 jackpots, 3 of which will be major.  All by one person.  Odds unlikely, but then we play the odds.  Look at the guy that won twice in a two year time period.  I have read of a three time winner.  Yep, that Jackpot will put me in the BLACK, finally.


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                          Posted: August 28, 2007, 4:12 am - IP Logged

                          I have no luck at all, but I gambled $20 as my vote.

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                            Posted: August 29, 2007, 9:14 am - IP Logged

                            I voted other.

                            I only play powerball.

                            I have spent about  $90 this year on it, and I have won more than that.