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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 ]  
DC81's avatar - batman39
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Posted: December 26, 2008, 8:58 pm - IP Logged

Mine is along the lines of "dammit, I didn't win *sigh* I hope no one else did" because then there's the next drawing with the even bigger jackpot and the dream lives! Big Smile If someone wins it depends on how big the jackpot was and where the winner was located as to how I react.

You can't predict random.

    mymonthlypicks's avatar - spider
    Virginia Beach,Va
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    Posted: December 26, 2008, 9:35 pm - IP Logged

    Always one number off

    If OBAMA'S The ANSWER

    How STUPID was the QUESTION?

      dphillips's avatar - littleuns
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      Posted: December 27, 2008, 11:59 am - IP Logged

      Ah, yes, if truth be told -- when I check my tickets and lose, I am guilty of sometimes saying, "why do I play this game!"

      Now, my new playing stragegy for the 2009 New Year is this:

      1. Since POWERBALL has the odds of a person winning as 1 in 146,107,962 and...

      2. HOT LOTTO has the odds of a person winning as 1 in 10,939,383 - then my purchases are more toward HOT LOTTO with the Sizzler option.

      I know my chances are slim with POWERBALL (and that is not to say I will never win), but with the odds so stacked heavily against me, I do not spend $5.00 with the Power Play option, making it $10.00. Now, I spend $1.00 or a $2.00 POWERBALL investment with a Power Play option.

      Finally, even with HOT LOTTO and having all 5 numbers, let alone winning the jackpot which starts at $1 million,  a win of $10,000 and I play the Sizzler, is  $30,000.  Of course, I can't retire on $30,000 but after taxes it is more money toward my savings account or a credit card balance.

      See Ya!-- Bye, bye!  When you win, may you glow as brightly as theSun Smiley

        ConstantlyB's avatar - chi
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        Posted: December 31, 2008, 2:32 am - IP Logged

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

        .......that's the one right there!!!

          justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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          Posted: January 2, 2009, 12:38 am - IP Logged

          Tonight I won nothing.  When that happens, I have a different reaction than when I win a few dollars or even a Free Play.  Sometimes I think it's worse to get very close even though you win more money.  That's one of the only reasons I might prefer a Quick Pick to my own numbers, because I don't have that "if I only spent one more dollar I would have won" feeling when I'm one number off.

           Bang Head