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justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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Posted: August 6, 2008, 2:07 pm - IP Logged
You get out of your car and walk into a store.  You're polite, so you hold the door open for someone else and you both head toward the counter.  You smile and say "go ahead" and then you see his/her picture in the paper. 
 
Local couple wins $50 million. 
Mr. Johnson said he just stopped at 7-Eleven for a pack of cigarettes and decided to buy a QP. "I was just lucky.  I mean, who knows?  It could have been the guy in back of me, but I guess I was in the right place at the right time."
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Your honest reaction would be .................
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    At first I would be p*ssed, like really angry. Oh man I would just go CRAZY; knowing that who wouldn't be angry (to be that close yet so far).

    Eventually after the anger subsides I would be sad and just cry for a long time.

    Then I would be depressed for a couple of days.

    Then return to normal, I think.

    Now that I think about it I wouldnt even want to know that, that person won.

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      Posted: August 6, 2008, 2:18 pm - IP Logged

      Justx....you're going to get gray hairs worrying about this stuff....lol

      How can you live your life constantly wondering if this or that person in front or back or what block they lived on won?

      That's like wondering if the 382nd person behind you won, or the the 2,946th person ahead of you 2 days ago won.

      If it's your turn, it won't matter.

      Let me see....hmmmm...what if I didn't stop to pee....could I have been in the right place and time to win?...lol

      Hmmmm....If i didn't slam on the brakes for the yellow light and went thru, would I have been at the store at the precise moment?

      C,mon.... 

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        Posted: August 6, 2008, 2:19 pm - IP Logged

        At least mentally, I'd probably practice my expletives. Cussing Face

        Back when our jackpot had rolled for over a year, that (nearly) happened to me. A woman who had walked into the store just in front of me got in line to get tickets. I asked her "You're not getting my 48 (or whatever it was) million, are you?" Her reply? "That's exactly what I'm doing."

        It rolled for 1 more drawing or so, and the winner was a different person - who bought in a different city. Evil Smile

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          Posted: August 6, 2008, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

          No good deed: Goes unpunished... lol...

          If it's your time to Win: You'll get the Winning Lottery Ticket no matter when you appear at the Lottery Terminal, and when you Win: You'll be thinking: I was in the right place at the right time!

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            Posted: August 6, 2008, 2:31 pm - IP Logged

            I would feel he was right, he was lucky to be in the right place at the right time. 

            As for me, I don't buy QPs, I alway pick my combinations using a computer program I'm still making changes to.  If I won I would probably feel my lottery program is working and doesn't need any more changes.  I would keep playing to make sure it was the program and not luck that helped me win.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: August 6, 2008, 2:32 pm - IP Logged
              You get out of your car and walk into a store.  You're polite, so you hold the door open for someone else and you both head toward the counter.  You smile and say "go ahead" and then you see his/her picture in the paper. 
               
              Local couple wins $50 million. 
              Mr. Johnson said he just stopped at 7-Eleven for a pack of cigarettes and decided to buy a QP. "I was just lucky.  I mean, who knows?  It could have been the guy in back of me, but I guess I was in the right place at the right time."
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              Your honest reaction would be .................

              This has probably already happened.

              On a much smaller scale than lotto, but along the same principle, I don't know how many times in Vegas I had just made a sports bet only to hear the next person get to the window and bet against the team I had just bet on.

              Bang Head

              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 6, 2008, 2:34 pm - IP Logged
                You get out of your car and walk into a store.  You're polite, so you hold the door open for someone else and you both head toward the counter.  You smile and say "go ahead" and then you see his/her picture in the paper. 
                 
                Local couple wins $50 million. 
                Mr. Johnson said he just stopped at 7-Eleven for a pack of cigarettes and decided to buy a QP. "I was just lucky.  I mean, who knows?  It could have been the guy in back of me, but I guess I was in the right place at the right time."
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                Your honest reaction would be .................

                When it's your time nothing can stop it. You gotta believe and if you are a player you must believe you're gonna win or, you would not play. I will be the next million+ winner. GOOD LUCK TO ALL WHO PLAYS.

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                  Posted: August 6, 2008, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

                  Honestly, I probably wouldn't care. Odds are, I wouldn't even remember who was in front of me or in back of me at the time I purchased my tickets.

                  "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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                    Posted: August 6, 2008, 2:38 pm - IP Logged

                    No good deed: Goes unpunished... lol...

                    If it's your time to Win: You'll get the Winning Lottery Ticket no matter when you appear at the Lottery Terminal, and when you Win: You'll be thinking: I was in the right place at the right time!

                    My thoughts exactlyWink

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                      Posted: August 6, 2008, 2:51 pm - IP Logged

                      Honestly, this happened to me a couple of times with scratch-offs. The little convenients store that I buy lottery has 4 large tables set up where you can relax and play keno, fill out your lottery tickets, play racetrax or whatever. Many just come to buy scratchoffs and sit and scratchoff while on site. I have gone to the window to buy scratch-offs and play keno and have had someone buy from the roll that I was about to purchase from. Once a woman won $200.00 the next time it was $500.00. I just congratulated them.

                      I haven't experienced someone buying and hitting a big jackpot right in front of me. Unless they are one of the regulars at the store, I wouldn't remeber them anyway.

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                        Posted: August 6, 2008, 2:55 pm - IP Logged

                        When it's your time nothing can stop it. You gotta believe and if you are a player you must believe you're gonna win or, you would not play. I will be the next million+ winner. GOOD LUCK TO ALL WHO PLAYS.

                        If it is your turn and "nothing can stop it," then why do you have to
                        believe you are going to win?

                        You win whether you believe it or not.  You DON'T have to believe
                        it, positive attitude has no influence over winning or losing.

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                          Posted: August 6, 2008, 3:18 pm - IP Logged
                          You get out of your car and walk into a store.  You're polite, so you hold the door open for someone else and you both head toward the counter.  You smile and say "go ahead" and then you see his/her picture in the paper. 
                           
                          Local couple wins $50 million. 
                          Mr. Johnson said he just stopped at 7-Eleven for a pack of cigarettes and decided to buy a QP. "I was just lucky.  I mean, who knows?  It could have been the guy in back of me, but I guess I was in the right place at the right time."
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                          Your honest reaction would be .................

                          Even if you decided not to hold the door and say "go ahead", the results would have been different. It only takes a second, then boom, and entire new set of results. Add on top of that the fact the official numbers are chosen at random as well. So, ultimately it doesn't matter who let who go first. If you win, you win.

                          Gonna win.Big Smile

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                            Posted: August 6, 2008, 3:19 pm - IP Logged

                            Been there done that i walked into this place and there was a guy buying the same kind of scratcher that i wanted to buy he bought like 5 of them started scratching and i bought 2 of them and got the 9 grand winner he was pretty PO-ed. he said he should have bought ten tickets acted like i stoled his prize i calmly said sorry bout that and left before he became irate.

                            Big John says. You don't hit the number. The number hits you!!!!

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                              Been there done that i walked into this place and there was a guy buying the same kind of scratcher that i wanted to buy he bought like 5 of them started scratching and i bought 2 of them and got the 9 grand winner he was pretty PO-ed. he said he should have bought ten tickets acted like i stoled his prize i calmly said sorry bout that and left before he became irate.

                              The nerve of some people.

                              Good for you.

                              Have you seen him since that happened?

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