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POLL: Motivation for playing

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Why do you play lotto? (any game)

To win a jackpot, isn't everybody? [ 41 ]  [54.67%]
Hoping to win SOMETHING [ 12 ]  [16.00%]
My system works! [ 5 ]  [6.67%]
I've got a lock! [ 1 ]  [1.33%]
I have to play! [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
To prove my predictions [ 2 ]  [2.67%]
Can't pass up a drawing now, my numbers are due! [ 4 ]  [5.33%]
Waiting for Santa Claus or the Lottery Fairy [ 5 ]  [6.67%]
Other- explain please [ 5 ]  [6.67%]
Total Valid Votes [ 75 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 1 ]  
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Posted: December 11, 2007, 8:41 pm - IP Logged

I play to win a jackpot, but so far, I haven't won jack. Sulk Off

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    Posted: December 11, 2007, 8:51 pm - IP Logged

    To win a jackpot- if the amount is large, I hope there will be many of us who won. I do not know what to do with too much money.


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      Posted: December 11, 2007, 9:01 pm - IP Logged

      I don't play JPs often anymore. The odds are just too rediculous. My motivation is beating the p-3, and that is hard enough with a 1000 to 1.

      My rationale is that once someone can consistently win with p-3 (the lowest odds in the lottery world), then they should use that talent for harder games. I don't want to burst any bubbles, but the reality is that it's 99 percent luck with JPs...period. I don't care what system you have, the odds will rule everytime.

      I understand people here on this board like to dream about the big one, but I can't focus too much energy on the JP like the good folks here do. To some point I'm a realist, and devote most of my energy towards "Baby Steps Lottery".

      I've learned from past experience that getting my hopes up for something like a huge JP or any other major windfall is pretty remote in everyday lives of people like me. Practicality rules in my book, and I leave dreams to sleeping time.

        player345's avatar - hani
        buffalo, new york
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        Posted: December 11, 2007, 9:15 pm - IP Logged

        What is my motivation for playing? LOL   I would like to hit the 4 digit straight atleast once and that is my motivation for continuing to play.  I have hit the 3 digits straight; on the average of atleast 1 or 2 a year. 

        player345

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          Inglewood
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          Posted: December 11, 2007, 9:41 pm - IP Logged

          Well, I checked to win the pot, but actually I'd be ok with a 2nd tier prize, I could open up my own mom and pop brokerage firm, Big Time tho'. Things could move so much faster!  With the jackpot, my job is simply watching my money, full time enough employment!! But ya know, the part that's scary is how much I actually spend on super lotto, and mega monthly! But I'm not tellllllin!!! cause then everyone would know just how Dumb I am!!!

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            The Quantum Master
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            Posted: December 11, 2007, 9:43 pm - IP Logged

            Test theory.

            I'm already wealthy in ways that can not be measured monetarily.

            Winning in any fashion would just be a side effect of the test.

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              Lotto City, Michigan
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              Posted: December 11, 2007, 9:52 pm - IP Logged

              Hugh Hefner needs me to win. He's getting old now and he needs a young guy like me to help with the girls next door. Smile

              I'm one to help the rich, as well as the poor, and if i'm gonna help the rich, I may as well start with Hugh Hefner. Jester


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                Posted: December 11, 2007, 9:57 pm - IP Logged

                Hugh Hefner needs me to win. He's getting old now and he needs a young guy like me to help with the girls next door. Smile

                I'm one to help the rich, as well as the poor, and if i'm gonna help the rich, I may as well start with Hugh Hefner. Jester

                I just read an article in the wall street journal that he is gay.

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                  Lotto City, Michigan
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                  Posted: December 11, 2007, 9:59 pm - IP Logged

                  Liberace he's not! Big Grin

                  I would never believe that Hugh Hefner is gay. Growing up with Playboy Magazine long before I was a teenager, Hef represented class, style, and what it means to be a man! Thumbs Up

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                    Posted: December 11, 2007, 11:10 pm - IP Logged

                    I just read an article in the wall street journal that he is gay.

                        Gay, happy, delirious, giggly, joyous, take your pick.  If I had that many beautiful women hanging on both arms as he does, I would be more than gay.


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                      Posted: December 11, 2007, 11:16 pm - IP Logged

                      Liberace he's not! Big Grin

                      I would never believe that Hugh Hefner is gay. Growing up with Playboy Magazine long before I was a teenager, Hef represented class, style, and what it means to be a man! Thumbs Up

                      Believe it....He's as straight as a winding road in San Fransisco....

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                        Posted: January 3, 2008, 6:34 am - IP Logged

                            Gay, happy, delirious, giggly, joyous, take your pick.  If I had that many beautiful women hanging on both arms as he does, I would be more than gay.

                        I Agree!

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                          Posted: January 4, 2008, 1:33 am - IP Logged

                          I would have to say its a little of all the choices..but if I ever win a jackpot I hope it would be off of numbers that I picked..it would just feel much better after doing all of the work and having something to show for it..but would I refuse a quick pic win..absolutely not..

                          "Attention all Mathematicians: Check your degree at the door because when it comes to whole numbers you are the Amateur"

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                            Posted: January 4, 2008, 2:22 am - IP Logged

                            Reasons why i play are many:

                            1.Win The Jackpot ...so i can use the money to lead a better quality life, (house, more vacations, not work so hard, not worry so much about bills etc) i mean $100,000 will be a fix for a year or two but then its back to work...

                            2.Win so I can become famous...and be called a WINNER

                            3.Win so i can defy the odds...IT CAN BE DONE!!!!

                            4. If i ever hit it big i have this idea... to give 90% to charity...I don't need $100 million...$1 or $2 mill will do just fine...

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                              Posted: January 4, 2008, 1:39 pm - IP Logged


                              Playing the lottery is entertainment for me.

                              I can go out and spend $$$ to watch a movie and eat popcorn -  no return. And the movie stinks.

                              Or I can invest the same amount of money buying lottery products.

                              Sometimes I get my $$ back, most times it goes to the state. A form of tax that I can manipulate.
                              Or, I invest my $$ in an on-line game with obscene jackpots, or, I could, and have, win a second
                              level prize. I can then use the winnings to buy more lottery products.

                              I believe I can win multiple secondary prizes over time with some lottery strategies I use.
                              The chances of winning the jackpot are always possible, but not likely.

                              We all know people who can't seem to lose. I'm not one of those.

                              I know my place. I just don't feel like I'll ever be 'filthy' rich. No one in my family has big money. I don't know anyone who has struck gold on a Saturday night.

                              So, so long as I have a few dollars I can lose. I'll do my workouts and invest.

                              The best I expect is 4/5 in Cash 5. I've had that happen many times over the years. It will happen again.

                              To think otherwise would be folly.