Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited December 3, 2016, 5:30 am
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

What Should I do--Quit Playing?

Topic closed. 38 replies. Last post 7 years ago by ricperkins.

Page 3 of 3
PrintE-mailLink
THRUST's avatar - f35l

United States
Member #88435
March 16, 2010
397 Posts
Offline
Posted: March 17, 2010, 5:47 am - IP Logged

I Agree!

And it is a game you can actually get something out of if you win. Like my brother pays $14.99 a month to play World Of Warcraft...I'd rather spend the $15 a month playing the lottery...having fun trying to win it.

$1,000,000

    Jack-C's avatar - us
    San Diego, CA
    United States
    Member #61467
    May 24, 2008
    28146 Posts
    Offline
    Posted: March 17, 2010, 6:12 am - IP Logged
    Switch to a game that has better odds...Pick 3.
    Today in Georgia play:
    Midday 284
    Evening 495
    Play them $1 box and don't kick yourself if they come in straight!!

    Switch to a game that has better odds...Pick 3.
    Today in Georgia play:


    Midday 284


    Evening 495


    Play them $1 box and don't kick yourself if they come in straight!!

      savagegoose's avatar - ProfilePho
      adelaide sa
      Australia
      Member #37136
      April 11, 2006
      3300 Posts
      Offline
      Posted: March 17, 2010, 7:17 am - IP Logged

      yeah  most people say play what you can afford to lose. cut your bets down till you dont mind losing it. i usually play only $9 a week, put an extra on a jackpot game $13 this week.  hopefully it goes off cuz i dont wanna spend $13 next week on the jackpot game.

      2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

      keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

        pepper1's avatar - batman38
        hotatlanta
        United States
        Member #70664
        February 8, 2009
        1446 Posts
        Offline
        Posted: March 17, 2010, 1:19 pm - IP Logged
        Switch to a game that has better odds...Pick 3.
        Today in Georgia play:
        Midday 284
        Evening 495
        Play them $1 box and don't kick yourself if they come in straight!!

        Switch to a game that has better odds...Pick 3.
        Today in Georgia play:


        Midday 284


        Evening 495


        Play them $1 box and don't kick yourself if they come in straight!!

        I agree I would switch game, and just play a $1 on my luck pick

          Think's avatar - lightbulb
          Marquette, MI
          United States
          Member #20541
          August 20, 2005
          705 Posts
          Offline
          Posted: March 17, 2010, 10:30 pm - IP Logged

          I have been playing the lottery now for about 12 years, and so far, I have NEVER won anything substantial. I play Fantasy 5 everyday, Mega Millions twice a week, and with the Power Ball in now in Georgia, I am all over the Power Ball, too.

          So far, I have NEVER won anything. It has been twelve years now, and I am beginning to wonder whether I should quit or stay in the fight. What should I do? Quit? Stay in the number's game?

          It took me 21 years to get 4 of 6 on the 6/xx games here.  I have NEVER won 500 or 5000 on the 3 or 4.  I missed winning those a few times by not buying tickets but I would still be behind.  If I wanted $500 I could save it so I dont play pick 3.  If I wanted $5000 that would take me way longer to save but I dont play pick 4 cause it would cost me more in the long run.

          I play the Jackpot games.  You just have to budget your 'mad' money and it is just as gone if you go to a movie or get junk food or tobacco...I don't do any of those.  Your money is also just as gone if you buy someone a scratcher instead of a birthday card.

          Depends on how much 'mad' money you have and what else you would have spent it on.  If you have something else you want to spend it on more than the lottery then quit playing and spend it on that.

          "The American Voter is too Stupid..."   Jonathan Gruber Obamacare Architect

          "There is no sin except stupidity" Oscar Wilde

          https://books.google.com/books?id=apm21IcqhmcC&pg=PP6&lpg=PP6&dq=americans+can+tolerate+just+about+anything+except+stupidity&source=bl&ots=tq9QUeP46j&sig=qXfXEz-wh_yUQSsE8DZG0ZjABls&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwil8YSjmuDPAhWF7IMKHV11A0kQ6AEIUzAI#v=onepage&q=americans%20can%20tolerate%20just%20about%20anything%20except%20stupidity&f=false

            Hermanus104's avatar - 5027340606 1e360c8038_s.jpg
            Northern Virginia
            United States
            Member #83350
            December 5, 2009
            1313 Posts
            Offline
            Posted: March 19, 2010, 11:40 pm - IP Logged

            How much are you spending a week? At least $11 for the 3 games that you play right? IMO that's not bad considering people spend more than that on Starbucks/ Coffee Bean coffee. But if you're spending $20 or more and not breaking even or at least get back half then I would say stop playing or just play MM twice a week and only spend $2.

            If you were playing F5 everyday for 12 years, you have already spent over $4300 and that's if you only bought 1 ticket/ 1 line per day.

            One can play MM their whole lives and not win the Jackpot.

            There are 175,711,536 possible combinations in MM with 2 draws per week.

            So far there has been 492 draws.

            Assuming that the combinations never repeat, that leaves 175,711,044 combinations left.

            Divide that by 2 (draws) and we get 87,855,522 weeks.

            Divide that by 52 weeks we get 1,689,529.269 years until all combinations have been played. The Human race will be gone LONG before that happens.

            Lets say you live until you're 85 years old. It would take you 19,876.1493 life times for all the combinations to hit.

            It really puts things into perspective but at the same time there has been 109 JP tickets sold since 2002 and a winner every 31 days on average for the past year.

            I am sure that the combinations will repeat, and based on my observations, sometimes Pick-3 numbers go up to 8,000 draws without showing up. Every state has a few Pick-3 numbers that haven't come up in 5,000 drawings or more, and most probably have one that hasn't come up in 6,000 or more. 342 has not hit in West Virginia (1 drawing a day Mon-Sat) since 1988. It took over 8,000 draws for 950 to hit the first time in Connecticut, and 373 went over 8,000 draws and 14 years without winning in Michigan from 1993-2007.

            So, with 8000 wins / 1000 combinations, you get 8. So, it could get up to about 159,000 lifetimes for all combinations to definitely come up. This is 13,515,680 years. Who knows what will happen to Earth in that time?

            Today's winning 3-ball is going to be a number between 000 and 999.

            In a lot of states, lotteries benefit education. That makes the REAL winners the only people who can't play!

              ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
              Idaho
              United States
              Member #56506
              November 21, 2007
              6537 Posts
              Offline
              Posted: March 20, 2010, 12:21 am - IP Logged

              I have been playing the lottery now for about 12 years, and so far, I have NEVER won anything substantial. I play Fantasy 5 everyday, Mega Millions twice a week, and with the Power Ball in now in Georgia, I am all over the Power Ball, too.

              So far, I have NEVER won anything. It has been twelve years now, and I am beginning to wonder whether I should quit or stay in the fight. What should I do? Quit? Stay in the number's game?

              If it were me, I'd probably just keep playing. It couldn't hurt to put a dollar or two into each drawing. But it is your money and only you can decide if you should continue to play or not.

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

                LottoPools's avatar - bee
                Houston, TX
                United States
                Member #4496
                April 29, 2004
                71 Posts
                Offline
                Posted: March 22, 2010, 8:46 pm - IP Logged

                Me and a co-worker/pool member were just talking about this this morning.  We're both tired of not winning anything, not even small amounts.  I'v been playing over 20 years and would like to win  small amounts (more than a dollar or two please) sometimes.  For now, I'm only playing in my pools, unleast until the jackpots get big again.  Or until the frustration goes away.

                 

                But I will NEVER GIVE UP.

                ________________________

                Playing together to make a splash in the pool of lottery winners.  It's just a matter of time.


                  Croatia
                  Member #88723
                  March 22, 2010
                  13 Posts
                  Offline
                  Posted: March 23, 2010, 8:54 am - IP Logged

                  Don't quit. If you like the game, just keep playing. Get yourself some kind of book, winning system (that helped me tremendously) but be aware of scammers.

                  It took me 5 months to win something, but I was in pretty desperate situation, but I still kept playing.