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POLL: When you check your tickets...

Topic closed. 19 replies. Last post 9 years ago by justxploring.

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What is your FIRST THOUGHT when you check a losing ticket?

Darn, not this time! [ 14 ]  [17.50%]
It'll be my turn one day! [ 23 ]  [28.75%]
Insert Blagojevich F-bomb message here! [ 4 ]  [5.00%]
Glad I'm a one dollar player! [ 4 ]  [5.00%]
Why does the Lotto Fairy hate me? [ 8 ]  [10.00%]
Must have done something bad in a past life [ 2 ]  [2.50%]
Why do I play this game? [ 7 ]  [8.75%]
Maybe the Pick-3 crowd knows something [ 5 ]  [6.25%]
QP, My numbers, makes no difference, zilch! [ 5 ]  [6.25%]
Other [ 8 ]  [10.00%]
Total Valid Votes [ 80 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 0 ]  
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Thread Starter
Zeta Reticuli Star System
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Posted: December 14, 2008, 12:04 am - IP Logged

OK, you either watch the drawing, come to LP to get results, or check the newspaper the next morning.

Once again, your ticket isn't a winner.

What's the first thing that comes to mind?

Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.


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.

    Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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    Posted: December 14, 2008, 12:10 am - IP Logged

    It will be my turn someday.

    Gonna win.Big Smile

      ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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      Posted: December 14, 2008, 12:37 am - IP Logged

      Darn, not this time!

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

        justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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        Posted: December 14, 2008, 4:01 am - IP Logged

        There are 3 I could have checked, but I picked the QP / my numbers answer.


        I don't think it really makes a difference.  I buy both and a loser is a loser.

        What do I do when I check my numbers and don't win a thing, not even a Free Ticket?  (like a few minutes ago when I checked my Sat night Lotto & Fantasy 5 tickets)  I let out a big sigh.  No colorful Mrs. Blago words.

          JonnyBgood07's avatar - Patriots logo1.jpg
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          Posted: December 14, 2008, 6:55 am - IP Logged

          I clicked on "other"

          ....because the option "They're onto me" isn't there  lol

          "No matter how bad things may get, I'd like to thank my middle finger

          for always sticking up for me.."


            fja's avatar - gnome1

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            Posted: December 14, 2008, 9:27 am - IP Logged

            Well I guess I still have to go to work!!

            "Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields                      

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              Posted: December 14, 2008, 9:39 am - IP Logged

              I picked the Pick 3. I did pretty well at pick 3 a few years ago, but I can't retire on pick 3. I could have chosen a few more answers on the poll. But like fja I still have to go to work, and right now......I can barely stand the sight of furniture and the store manager.

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                Posted: December 14, 2008, 10:25 am - IP Logged

                Though my usual first thought may be "Darn, not this time," as we approached Christmas with a high MM jackpot my thought was "Shucks, my Christmas phone calls to my relatives won't include the excited words 'we won.' "  (I've gifted a small share of any MM ticket purchased to a large number of relatives.)

                  Republic of Texas
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                  Posted: December 14, 2008, 1:28 pm - IP Logged

                  My first thought is "Darn, not this time!" followed immediately by "It'll be my turn one day!"  White Bounce


                  My luck has been fairly decent lately, winning several hundred from some scratch games and getting at least a couple bucks off every MM and Lotto47 draw this month.  just last night I hit 3 of 6 two different times for the Lotto47 draw - which is more than the next MM draw (The once or twice per year that happens!).



                    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                    Posted: December 14, 2008, 4:48 pm - IP Logged

                    I either watch the live drawing or check the lottery website whether I played or not.  I record the results in my computer data files, check my play files if I played and highlight the hits on my tickets.  Losers are stored with all the other ones for tax purpose and the winners are placed into my play slip folder to be cashed in the next time I play.  Since I use a computer program that uses draw history to help me make my picks, I like to keep my data files up to date.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                                 Evil Looking       

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                      Posted: December 14, 2008, 6:30 pm - IP Logged

                      OK, you either watch the drawing, come to LP to get results, or check the newspaper the next morning.

                      Once again, your ticket isn't a winner.

                      What's the first thing that comes to mind?

                      I picked  "it'll be my turn one day"

                      I know the odds may be against me, but since I play the same set, I feel that they may hit.  The numbers have hit in patterns of 3 and 2s  many times so i think one of these days one of my patterns will hit as a 5.  I truly feel that.  But I noticed that  I don't always immediately check my ticket as soon as I wake up the next morning, like I used to.  I hope  it doesn't mean that  I am subconsciously feeling that it will not happen.  NOT good. 

                      But I still will run to the store and purchase tickets if I were to dream the numbers.  Twice  a set of pick three's hit a few days after I dreamed them.  But I don't play pick 3.  So far my dreamed pick 5+ haven't hit 

                      But it will......

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                        Posted: December 15, 2008, 10:24 am - IP Logged

                        Well I guess I still have to go to work!!

                        Ha, that's the same thing I say every time. Cool

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                          Posted: December 25, 2008, 11:55 am - IP Logged



                          LIVE LIFE MORE COMFORTABLY.  Hyper

                            bashley572's avatar - starwars14
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                            Posted: December 26, 2008, 2:41 pm - IP Logged

                            I like the "why does the Lotto Fairy hate me?"  ... good thing I can count on the Dish Fairy coming to my house every day otherwise I would have to do them!! Thumbs Up

                            Money won is twice as good as money earned!


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                              Posted: December 26, 2008, 5:12 pm - IP Logged

                              QP, My numbers, makes no difference, zilch!


                              I did win £75 a couple months ago and in total iv'e won about £110 playing 6 tickets a week for 7 years and always different numbers and I understand why some winners never claim their prize, because they are so used to loosing every week for years so on some occasions they don't even bother to check their ticket then they forget all about it.