|Posted: June 26, 2010, 10:37 pm - IP Logged|
Yeah, some of these posts sound like, "Hey, I must still have money. I have checks!"
"Let's see Willard, you bought $50 in scratchers and won $20, so you have $70 now, right? How about that $25 yhou owe me?
Willard: "Humina humina humina."
When I was a younger lad, I was a bit of a scraper. I have to say that I ended up on the short end of the
stick many times but never gave up.. Most often by the 3rd or 4th attemp most people figured out winning
did not mean that much to them and avoided me. I learn very quickly. I maybe did not win but I never lost.
I am not talking about money here. When you buy a ticket you have the ticket, and unless you loose the
ticket regardless if it's a winner or not you still have the ticket. The fact that You did not buy the winning
ticket has no bearing on the cost of the ticket or you would be trying to get your money back. Sure the
value of the ticket as being a possible winner has collasped but you knew the odds when you purchased
it. Most lottery players take a good beating on a regular basis but keep comming back for more. In my
humble way of thinking they are the winners because they don't give up and this is what life is all about.
I agree from a certian aspect that unless you make more than one spends he or she is spending more
than they receivel. $5.00 + -$10.00 = -$5.00. I have met people that could spend a thousand to win
$500.00 and strut around like they beat the soup out of the system. BUT NOT ME, I keep a record of every
decision I make in selecting my numbers and after the draw I find where I made mistakes. Often I find that
one or two clicks of a mouse would have won me a jackpot. If one does not consider the past than how can
one know how to face the future. If the money won back vs money spent is the only guage of winning than
most people must have very poor math skills. When I pruchase a ticket, I do not view the cost of a ticket
based on what I might win, I must buy a ticket to enter the game. Much the same way one must buy
a ticket at a sporting event. If your team looses the game does that make you a looser too. NO, you
paid for a seat from which to watch the game, ie a way to participate. You could watch from home on a TV
but it is not the same. I play on paper most of the time and don't get very exiceted one way or the other
over the outcome. The fans make the game. It cost me a dollar to enter the game If I can watch two games
or movies or buy two for one at a sale than I consider that a gain and any gain makes me a winner. The
purchase price of a ticket cannot be valued in regard to money won back. It is a fee based system that cost
$1.00 to play. And if I win nothing back, I still got to play the game and have gained experience that might
improve my play in the future.