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Buyer's remorse

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Do you feel Buyer's remorse after buying a losing lotto ticket?

Yes [ 14 ]  [23.73%]
No [ 27 ]  [45.76%]
sometimes [ 18 ]  [30.51%]
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JackpotWanna's avatar - squiz

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Posted: January 9, 2008, 10:08 pm - IP Logged

Today I went to a candy store, and overheard a lady.  She said"I came into the store with $19 and leave with nothing." with a sad voice. 

Do you feel Buyer's remorse after buying a losing lotto ticket?

I do sometimes.

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    Posted: January 9, 2008, 10:11 pm - IP Logged

    Did she lose on Scratch offs?  or online game?

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      JackpotWanna's avatar - squiz

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      Posted: January 9, 2008, 10:19 pm - IP Logged

      I don't know.

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        Posted: January 9, 2008, 10:28 pm - IP Logged

        Probably just discouraged with cost of inflation.

        Just read an article on msn money today how wage increases have not kept up with cost of living for a great many years.

        20 dollars does not buy much of squat today.

        WHATT

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          Posted: January 9, 2008, 11:52 pm - IP Logged

          I voted sometimes. Especially when I pick the numbers thru a system and truly beleive its a hit. Only to watch the draw and not see any of the numbers show up!

          Same with buying a NEW game from a scratch off. Figuring in the beginning they are luring folks in with more winners at the beginning of the game. Thus far that theory hasnt worked in my favor.

          Most times I can say I keep it real and understand that its a risk and the down side can be a loss. THe upside is, the possiblity is still there that lady luck will shine.

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            Posted: January 10, 2008, 12:25 am - IP Logged

            No i dont feel remorse..the odds of lotto are you are going to have net losses 9 out of 10 times.

            If one is serious about playing any game (sports, lotto etc) we must accept losing as part of the game.

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              Posted: January 10, 2008, 1:05 am - IP Logged

              I doubt the average lottery player looks at loosing tickets and feels remorse. I think they feel let down when they are looking a a losing ticket and get a high off of winning.

              There might be some people who feel remorse when they have spent far to much of the grocery or bill money on lottery tickets and continuously lose money. Remorse implies guilt.

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                Posted: January 10, 2008, 1:09 am - IP Logged

                I checked that I don't feel remorse, but maybe I should have checked sometimes.  Once in a while I run out at the last minute and get an extra ticket or I add a QP to my purchase.  That's really the only time I say "that was a waste of a buck."  But I never feel that way when I lose with my regular or "budgeted" plays, because I already know the odds. 

                I do agree that inflation has a lot to do with it too. If you drive only 30 miles each way to work and get 25mpg in the city, you are spending close to $40 a week on gas (not counting the weekend)  I just bought a 1/2 dozen eggs tonight and they were $1.09 and I paid that for a dozen just a year ago!  $1.79 for a quart of milk?  I don't know how a family of 4 makes it through the week.

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                  Posted: January 10, 2008, 2:01 am - IP Logged

                  oh yeah..I feel it..hahaha..I hate to lose PERIOD!!!!...I know I cant win everyday..every week..every month..but I sure hate to lose..when I find a set of numbers then damit I want them to show right now..hahaha..not tomorrow or next day..or 3 days later or a week..I want them the next draw..but I cant account for everything else so I have to wait..but I sure hate to wait..good luck everyone!!!

                  "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 10, 2008, 2:07 am - IP Logged

                    I checked that I don't feel remorse, but maybe I should have checked sometimes.  Once in a while I run out at the last minute and get an extra ticket or I add a QP to my purchase.  That's really the only time I say "that was a waste of a buck."  But I never feel that way when I lose with my regular or "budgeted" plays, because I already know the odds. 

                    I do agree that inflation has a lot to do with it too. If you drive only 30 miles each way to work and get 25mpg in the city, you are spending close to $40 a week on gas (not counting the weekend)  I just bought a 1/2 dozen eggs tonight and they were $1.09 and I paid that for a dozen just a year ago!  $1.79 for a quart of milk?  I don't know how a family of 4 makes it through the week.

                    Justxploring..let me tell you something..I am disabled..so I know how tough things are and can get..I am very thankful for what little bit I get but it sure is no where near enough..good thing I am not dating any women.."Heh Honey..would you like to go to Bugerking tonight or McDonalds"..HAHAHA

                    "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 10, 2008, 2:30 am - IP Logged

                      Never thought of it as buyer's remorse - when you buy the ticket you hope it's a winner- but after the drawing I've looked at Mega Millions tickets and wondered why I play Mega Millions. 

                      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: January 10, 2008, 7:42 am - IP Logged

                        I  think we could all kick our selves @ times when we wind up with losers ...... but then que sera sera Roll Eyes

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                          Posted: January 10, 2008, 8:30 am - IP Logged

                          I guess I'm like Pavlov's dog or Harley (my favorite puppy) he scarfs down some tasty steak or chicken in seconds, then comes over with that look on his face, you know: like is there more?  And he'll have that look on his face for the rest of the night, especially if we're in the kitchen.

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                            Posted: January 10, 2008, 10:42 am - IP Logged

                            Did she lose on Scratch offs?  or online game?

                            I voted "no remorse". I only spend $2.00 a week on lotto tickets (used to be Megamillions, but now I play our state's 2X weekly Superlotto), the amount I can afford to lose. I think you will feel more remorse on losing with Scatch Offs because you immediately know you lose before you leave the store. With the Megamillions or Superlotto you get to play the same numbers in advance, if those numbers don't hit now- well there is always the next time.

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                              Posted: January 10, 2008, 10:46 am - IP Logged

                              I dont feel remorse when I look at a losing ticket I played, but rather, feel that I just have to stop and play my tickets that I wrote down using my system because if they come out and I decided to just drive by the store and not play, chances are that my number would come out...  and you all know Murphy's Law, right?  I've actually lost a couple of times because I was either tired,lazy or was running late for something and drove past the store where I usually play my lotto tickets and didnt play only to find out the next day checking my numbers to see that most or all of them came out. You just never know...

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