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You Just Won $10,000 or More

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Does/would winning $10,000 or $25,000 change how you play the lottery?

I have won, and I quit playing [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
I have won, and didn't change how I play [ 22 ]  [35.48%]
I have won and now I use the money to play more [ 2 ]  [3.23%]
I haven't won, but I THINK I'd quit playing [ 2 ]  [3.23%]
I haven't won, but I THINK I'd play the same [ 34 ]  [54.84%]
I haven't won, but I THINK I'd use it to play more [ 2 ]  [3.23%]
Total Valid Votes [ 62 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 1 ]  
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Posted: December 1, 2007, 5:02 pm - IP Logged

With the spate of news articles about multiple jackpot winners, I started wondering if people win multiple times because they're unusually lucky, or because the first win changes how they play? 

If you won a small/moderate jackpot, like $10,000 or $25,000, would you feel like maybe your luck was used up and quit "wasting" money on the lottery and put your winnings toward something concrete?  Or would you continue to play normally, or perhaps even play even more since you have some extra money?

Have you thought about how you'd feel if you increased your playing after a win, and in a few years found you'd spent the whole thing on more lottery tickets but it didn't result in another windfall?  Would you regret spending the money as opposed to saving it or paying off bills?  Or would you say you had fun while it lasted and shrug it off? 

Why do you think there are so many multiple winners lately?  Are they just lucky, or do you think they probably increased their play after the first win? 

    justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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    Posted: December 1, 2007, 5:14 pm - IP Logged

    I hope I would always just continue to play the same.  If I won $10,000 I might buy a few more quick picks from time to time, but I wouldn't want to blow it on more games. I'd pay off bills. That's why the casinos are so profitable.  In all the excitement, people just keep playing until there are no more chips or quarters. (been there/done that) 

      ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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      Posted: December 1, 2007, 6:02 pm - IP Logged

      I'd probably continue playing the same.Although, I might buy a few more tickets, it wouldn't be that many more then I what I already buy.

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        Posted: December 1, 2007, 6:53 pm - IP Logged

        I'd play a little more but not a whole lot, so I voted about the same. 

        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: December 4, 2007, 9:48 pm - IP Logged

          I won $10,000 two years ago and spent it in a week.  $10,000 sounds like a lot when you tell people, but really it isn't.   After paying bills and having some fun, I was sad to see my fun account had about $1800 left.   I am still playing daily keno the same...still playing the 7 numbers I hit on.   When I win it next time, i will be a little more frugal with it.   

          "Together We're Making Good Things Happen,  Ontario's Lotteries...WE ALL WIN"

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            Posted: December 4, 2007, 10:00 pm - IP Logged

            10Grand isn't anything to change anyone's life over.

            One's goal should be not to let your account go below 10 Grand at any one time.  You never know when you might need a pick'me up ... You never know what one's life will deal..

            6 months or more of your salary should be kept on reserve... JUST IN CASE...

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              Posted: December 4, 2007, 10:40 pm - IP Logged

              I would switch to other games. Like in computer game: level 1 completed; level 2 begins. 

              I wouldn't spend my winnings to buy extra tickets.

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                Posted: December 5, 2007, 1:14 pm - IP Logged

                10Grand isn't anything to change anyone's life over.

                One's goal should be not to let your account go below 10 Grand at any one time.  You never know when you might need a pick'me up ... You never know what one's life will deal..

                6 months or more of your salary should be kept on reserve... JUST IN CASE...

                Couldn't agree more. Although it would come in handy 10Grand would be a drop in the bucket as far as the big picture goes. Right now I could use about $200,000, and that's just to get me started.

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                  Posted: December 13, 2007, 7:57 am - IP Logged

                  It wouldn't change how I play-I would play the same

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                    Posted: December 13, 2007, 8:22 am - IP Logged

                    I would think that the increase in the number of lottery games with those type of jackpots has really increased in the last 5 years or so.  I remember when there were only a few scratch off games, and once a day number draws,,,now they cover the week...anyway,,,I would not increase my play, I would just merely continue what i was doing,,,,after all if I one once playing the way I do why change it.... 

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                      Posted: December 13, 2007, 8:36 am - IP Logged

                      10,000 isnt alot of money and ive gone threw it in a week a few times. but i still play the same, $20 or more straight on a 3 digit and 2 dollars straight on 2 other possible ways of the original number. i dont play boxed its either i hit or i miss.

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                        Posted: December 13, 2007, 9:20 am - IP Logged

                        I would keep playing the same. If it ain't "broke", why "fix" it? 

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                          Posted: December 15, 2007, 1:33 am - IP Logged

                          I would keep playing the same. If it ain't "broke", why "fix" it? 

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                            Posted: December 15, 2007, 11:18 am - IP Logged

                            Well, I thought maybe the reason we were seeing so many multiple prize winners is because they were increasing their play after they won the first largish amount.  But according to the poll, the denizens of this board haven't/wouldn't increase their play.

                            So what gives?  Are the peeps who win multiple times just lucky?

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                              Posted: December 15, 2007, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

                              Couldn't agree more. Although it would come in handy 10Grand would be a drop in the bucket as far as the big picture goes. Right now I could use about $200,000, and that's just to get me started.

                              I hope you win it tonight if you are playing pb.. 

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