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Would you agree - Pick 3 is played by poor people mainly

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Posted: November 12, 2010, 5:50 pm - IP Logged

I'm just asking a question because I have read or heard this several times and would like to know how true is it. I think many people really don't know that it's one of the easiest game to win. The odds are more in your favor vs. the other games. It may pay out less but if you know what you are doing than it can work for you and pay out much more.  The question is - Do you really know what you are doing?

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    Posted: November 12, 2010, 9:14 pm - IP Logged

    I'm just asking a question because I have read or heard this several times and would like to know how true is it. I think many people really don't know that it's one of the easiest game to win. The odds are more in your favor vs. the other games. It may pay out less but if you know what you are doing than it can work for you and pay out much more.  The question is - Do you really know what you are doing?

    Do that thang, do it.

    The only poor people playing pick 3 are the ones who just purchase a ticket and not fully understand the game.

    To be honest I would say pick 3 and pick 4 are the most expensive games you can play on a daily basis.

    We spend more money everyday or week playing pick 3/4 per drawing than we do playing any of the other lottery games. 

    Yes the odds are low but when you really look at it most of the time you end up on the losing end.

    To me the real winners are the winners that hit in exact order. Anything less than that is chicken feed.

    But that's just my opinion.

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      Posted: November 12, 2010, 10:16 pm - IP Logged

      Well nowadays in this economy who isn't poor,lol.

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        Posted: November 12, 2010, 10:26 pm - IP Logged

        The only poor people playing pick 3 are the ones who just purchase a ticket and not fully understand the game.

        To be honest I would say pick 3 and pick 4 are the most expensive games you can play on a daily basis.

        We spend more money everyday or week playing pick 3/4 per drawing than we do playing any of the other lottery games. 

        Yes the odds are low but when you really look at it most of the time you end up on the losing end.

        To me the real winners are the winners that hit in exact order. Anything less than that is chicken feed.

        But that's just my opinion.

        I don't know who we are but state lotteries sell more scratch offs than any other game. Usually they give a rundown on what games took in how much money and every state lottery website i have looked at reported that the scratchers were the big money take in.

        This is not to say that pick 3 wasn't a runner up sales are good for that game. Just no way near the take in on scratchers.

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          Posted: November 12, 2010, 11:02 pm - IP Logged

          Well nowadays in this economy who isn't poor,lol.

          Jester Laugh I know right? But I agree with Perdue.  I don't see how "poor people" per say could play everyday like most true cash 3 and 4 players do.   And I agree the chances seem to be way better then scratch offs I NEVER WIN ON THOSE! LOL So I don't buy into that whole "poor People" thing. I read and seen that to but just look @ some of the post some people win almost 900+ a day on cash 3.  If your not playing to hit it straight then it might be a loss but im happy with winning anything more then i spent LOL.


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            Posted: November 12, 2010, 11:42 pm - IP Logged

            I'm just asking a question because I have read or heard this several times and would like to know how true is it. I think many people really don't know that it's one of the easiest game to win. The odds are more in your favor vs. the other games. It may pay out less but if you know what you are doing than it can work for you and pay out much more.  The question is - Do you really know what you are doing?

            Do that thang, do it.

            I would hope that poor folks wouldn't play any lottery If the money being used takes away food from the table. If they're able to have a tight budget and set aside a small amount every week for entertainment purposes and not affect their needs, then I believe it's fine.

             Playing 5 bucks or so a week on JP games, and hoping for a way out of the financial burden is another reason poor people play. But you have to define what poor is. There are a lot of rich miserable folks, but not because of the money, but because they are not happy with their lives, even If they were poor. They take granted for what they have, and don't remind themselves on a daily basis that they have it made. Instead, they are so engulfed in their soap opera lives, they aren't even aware it's happening.

            Then you have folks who work paycheck to paycheck like me, but I'm not poor. Folks in my position just want a better life than the one they have now. And I think I finally found the answer I've been looking for since 1988.

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              Posted: November 13, 2010, 2:15 am - IP Logged

              I heard this once on a talk radio program and it is real kick in the keister for almost all of us:

              Poor people plan for the weekend, rich people plan for their great-grand children.

              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: November 13, 2010, 4:40 am - IP Logged

                No, both poor and rich play it about the same.

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                  Posted: November 13, 2010, 5:13 am - IP Logged

                  I don't know of any "poor" people who play the P3 and P4.  Most really poor folks I know are trying to survive off of nothing.  Most of the folks I see playing P3 and 4 have new cars, homes, etc.  If you go to any lottery shop, you won't see folks in there trying to buy stuff with food stamps.  They have cold hard cash.  Most of the denominations are 20's 50's and 1's.  If they run out, they can use the cash withdrawal machine which is there.  For my personal opinion, if a person makes less than $20,000.00 a year, they can't afford to do anything but pay the rent.  Most poor folks will not take a chance with their cash because they have so little of it.  If they have vices, they will save their money for their vices like drinking, smoking or whatever.  The occasional 1 dollar scratch off or lottery jackpot ticket is about par for the course.

                  If you know your number is going to hit, have patience and then KILL IT!

                  You never know when you will get another hit.

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                    Posted: November 13, 2010, 10:09 am - IP Logged

                    Well, I don't know if I would be considered poor or just a low-down, pickup drivin, trailer dwellin, stump-jumpin, sidewindin, ridge-runnin, shine drinkin, redneck, white trash, backwoods hillbilly, but either way I don't hardly never play the dadgum Pick3 no how.


                                                                 
                                         
                                                             

                     

                     

                     

                     

                                                                                                                       

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                      Posted: November 13, 2010, 10:11 am - IP Logged

                      I'm just asking a question because I have read or heard this several times and would like to know how true is it. I think many people really don't know that it's one of the easiest game to win. The odds are more in your favor vs. the other games. It may pay out less but if you know what you are doing than it can work for you and pay out much more.  The question is - Do you really know what you are doing?

                      Do that thang, do it.

                      "The odds are more in your favor vs. the other games."

                      Most 5/39 games give overall odds of 1 in 9 and I've seen scratch-offs as low as 1 in 3. What are the odds of winning something buying one pick-3 ticket?

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                        Posted: November 13, 2010, 10:43 am - IP Logged

                        "The odds are more in your favor vs. the other games."

                        Most 5/39 games give overall odds of 1 in 9 and I've seen scratch-offs as low as 1 in 3. What are the odds of winning something buying one pick-3 ticket?

                        Stack47,

                        Yeah, I know, 1 in 9 for 5/39. I play it everyday but certainly don't hit something every 9th play!

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                        As for rich and poor, lotto crosses all categories, people from every financial strata play, but lottery vendoes in poorer neighborhoods statistically sell a lot more tickets.

                        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: November 13, 2010, 11:00 am - IP Logged

                          I don't think the odds are in anyone's favor and if anyone thinks that they are sadly mistaken.  They don't make scratch offs or games to lose money.

                          If you know your number is going to hit, have patience and then KILL IT!

                          You never know when you will get another hit.

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                            Posted: November 13, 2010, 2:46 pm - IP Logged

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                              Posted: November 14, 2010, 4:17 am - IP Logged

                              "The odds are more in your favor vs. the other games."

                              Most 5/39 games give overall odds of 1 in 9 and I've seen scratch-offs as low as 1 in 3. What are the odds of winning something buying one pick-3 ticket?


                              If you buy a Straight ticket your odds are 1 in 1,000.


                              If you buy a box ticket your odds are 1 in 220 though 10 of those are triples 2-2-2 that pay a straight prize whether the Straight or boxed box is checked.

                              IMO Poor people (homeless) buy scratch tickets because they want the immediate payoff. 

                              People who feel the Pick-3 prizes are worth winning, play the Pick-3.  This puts them in a class where a little more cash can make a difference in their lives.  They may or may not be poorish, not exactly the same as money being tight.   Maybe their mate has them on a budget, maybe there is unavailable money in the bank, yet a dollar a day must be squeezed from lunch money to buy a ticket to win secret pocket mad money.

                              Spend your money while it's still worth something.  BobP