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What do you consider winning when playing Lottery

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Posted: June 26, 2010, 5:10 pm - IP Logged

Hello everyone

If one playes a $1.00 play and hits for a $1.00 return is that winning. Some would say NO,

and others would say YES.  I would fall in the yes club because at the very least it allows me

to play again with only $1.00 invested.  My ticket cost has droped to 50 cents per ticket.

Lets say that I loose on the second try I still only have $1.00 invested in the two tickets that

otherwise would have costed me $2.00.  Now from the point of money returned I have lost $1.00

but when I play I buy a chance to win and nothing else.  Winning more than one invest is the

hope of everyone who plays but for me I consider the cost more of a fee that allows me to

compete with the odds.   I agree that from the monetary view that one must win more then one

invest before he is in the black but is that the only way winning can be describe.  Even if one

hits 1 number of a set of 5 is he not beating the odds for a $1.00 play and wins based on the

odds, even if no prize is won.  

RL

I am thinking that, I spent a dollar it's gone!  

I wait, I get back the dollar I spent, results is that  I won nothing!ShockedEmbarassed

forget what "they" say about youWhat you say about you?...

Now, does it count??

 

 

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    Posted: June 26, 2010, 5:31 pm - IP Logged

    Stack47,

    Excellent post.

    Coin, 4th post thus thread:

    "Getting back exactly what you played is called breaking even."

    LL, 12th post this thread:

    "Or, did they just break even with getting their money back?"

    Coin, now:

    Ana a-ko, ka hoy?

    Tagalog, translation, "What am I, wood?"

    (Dangerfield voice):

    I get no respect I'm tellin ya, no respect.

    Random observation,

    Once again any lottery comission people, especially those in marketing, would read this thread and say, "See! Told ya!"

    Bang Head

     


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

    Lep

    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.

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      Posted: June 26, 2010, 5:39 pm - IP Logged

      Stack47,

      Excellent post.

      Coin, 4th post thus thread:

      "Getting back exactly what you played is called breaking even."

      LL, 12th post this thread:

      "Or, did they just break even with getting their money back?"

      Coin, now:

      Ana a-ko, ka hoy?

      Tagalog, translation, "What am I, wood?"

      (Dangerfield voice):

      I get no respect I'm tellin ya, no respect.

      Random observation,

      Once again any lottery comission people, especially those in marketing, would read this thread and say, "See! Told ya!"

      Bang Head

       


      Once again any lottery commission people, especially those in marketing, would read this thread and say "see! Told ya!"

      This is tooooo funny!!!  Hahaha!!...I am LMHOOoffffff!Big SmileGreen laugh


      forget what "they" say about youWhat you say about you?...

      Now, does it count??

       

       

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        Posted: June 26, 2010, 5:48 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."

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

        Lep

        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.

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          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."

          CT

          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. 

          RL

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            Posted: June 26, 2010, 10:55 pm - IP Logged

            If you Bet $1 with Hopes and Dreams of Winning a $1: Then You Won!

            If you Bet $1 with Hopes and Dreams of Winning Thousand$/Million$: Then You Lost!

            What?

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            Now, does it count??

             

             

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              Posted: June 27, 2010, 3:45 am - IP Logged

              I have gotten only one reply to this post that interest me, and not saying.

              The Lottery slayer.

              I have a agenda and hide if you will.  I know you are here.  I am watching you watching me.  I am

              leading you by the neck right where I want you.  You have swam free long enough and now I have

              my hook in your mouth.  Oh what a day, when you are pulled from the stream and seen for what

              you are.  Many will gaze upon you with comtemp and with great bitterness shall they hate you.

              You play your games with the dreams of men and dash them with false hopes.  Many have sought

              to feast from your flesh and lead you in chains only to find you escaped in the night.  But this time

              yea shall not escape, for my hook is of iron and my cord is of steel and thy days have been counted

              and your time is at hand.  Fight, fight me if you can for I know your end.  And thy belly is full, made

              fat by the lures of men that feed you of broken promise.  They are made low by your deception.  Oh

              Twist and growl you miserable creature of discontent for it is my hand that shall slay you, and many

              shall feast of your flesh and shall be made full.  Thy carcass shall be torn and thy eyes shall be no more

              luring as in the day of thy greatness, and those that stand about shall be shammed that they sough you   

              And in that day shall I be known by all for it is my sword that has thrust you throu.

              by RL

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                I think a good win is when I have enough money to take us out to dinner and still have some left over for more gambling.

                Any day I can dodge making dinner is a good day.LOL

                Stand for the Flag,  Kneel for the Cross.

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                  I think a good win is when I have enough money to take us out to dinner and still have some left over for more gambling.

                  Any day I can dodge making dinner is a good day.LOL

                  sully16

                  That sounds like a very good win / win situation to me, one can only hope.

                  RL

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