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Do you consider a push as a win?

Topic closed. 15 replies. Last post 8 years ago by Dead_Aim.

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Do you consider a push as a win?

Yes [ 13 ]  [33.33%]
No [ 22 ]  [56.41%]
Depends on how I feel that day [ 4 ]  [10.26%]
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Posted: November 7, 2008, 7:46 pm - IP Logged

I was reading one of the state lottery blogs and I saw where the guy that runs the blog said most people consider a push (get your money back) as a win. I was thinking maybe in his world. I want to see if you consider it a win. I, for one, do not consider a push a win, if there is no profit what did you win? I think if they showed you the odds of tickets that actually made money vs. getting your money back it would scare off most players. 

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    Posted: November 7, 2008, 8:18 pm - IP Logged

    No, not really. I look at it like I won the same amount that I spent, but I didn't win more then I spent so it wasn't a true win.

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


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      Posted: November 7, 2008, 8:53 pm - IP Logged

      No.But the state of Iowa does.At least they did away with "free ticket" wins a few years ago.

        mymonthlypicks's avatar - spider
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        Posted: November 7, 2008, 10:54 pm - IP Logged

        No, not really. I look at it like I won the same amount that I spent, but I didn't win more then I spent so it wasn't a true win.

        Thats' Type of thinking is Scary to Me

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          Posted: November 7, 2008, 11:20 pm - IP Logged

          It's only a win in that it isn't a loss.  (it makes sense only in the most fundamental way.)

          In any case, maybe the "it's a win" mindset is the best one to have since it seems as though  the majority of scratch-offs recently happen to be break-evens. 

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            Posted: November 8, 2008, 2:02 am - IP Logged

            You win another try.

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              Posted: November 8, 2008, 2:08 am - IP Logged

              Thats' Type of thinking is Scary to Me

              Why?

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

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                Posted: November 8, 2008, 12:19 pm - IP Logged

                A push in the lottery shouldn't be legal. It only looks like you get a better odd to Win oh did I say win, I see a win as more then I invested not a Push. What really is the odds of Winning if you take away the Pushes?

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                  Posted: November 8, 2008, 1:16 pm - IP Logged

                  I don't consider it a win because you don't profit but I'm glad when I get my money back.  You could have lost all together.  You get another chance. 

                  Like when I play several states and put the big hit money in the state that didn't hit but had it in a combo in the state that did.  So you win because you don't lose.

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                    Posted: November 8, 2008, 1:30 pm - IP Logged

                    I was reading one of the state lottery blogs and I saw where the guy that runs the blog said most people consider a push (get your money back) as a win. I was thinking maybe in his world. I want to see if you consider it a win. I, for one, do not consider a push a win, if there is no profit what did you win? I think if they showed you the odds of tickets that actually made money vs. getting your money back it would scare off most players. 

                    No, its not a win, because as you say, there's no profit.

                    OTOH  suppose you bought 3 two-dollar tickets and you hit one for a $5 prize.  Would you consider that as a win? Again, there's no profit because you spent 6 bucks.  But on that one ticket, you made a $3 profit.

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                      Posted: November 8, 2008, 1:32 pm - IP Logged

                      Do you consider a push as a win?

                       

                      No..

                      I look at it as, surviving to play another game.

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                      Come on Jackpot!!!

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                        Posted: November 8, 2008, 6:14 pm - IP Logged

                        Breaking even is a win to me.  I would rather put $5 in and get $5 than nothing at all.

                        How are you going to win if you don't play?

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                          Posted: November 11, 2008, 9:13 am - IP Logged

                          I consider a push as a win.  Its better than losing. :)

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                            Posted: November 12, 2008, 8:00 pm - IP Logged

                            If someone considers a push a win after buying scratch offs then they must have had terrible expectations going in. It's as if they were resigned to having foolishily pissed thier money away and are simply grateful for getting it back.That's exactly how I used to feel when I bought those stupid things. I once bought 50 dollars in scratchers and got back 45.oo, and thought all this aggravation to lose 5 bucks. Now I just pick a three digit double number and bet it combo for ten tickets for a shot at 5 grand, and I don't get that ugly feeling anymore.

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                              Posted: November 13, 2008, 11:07 am - IP Logged

                              I only consider it a win if I walk away with more than I started with!