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Posted: December 26, 2010, 8:55 pm - IP Logged

Just a thought of what it would be like if more people demand more by going on strike!

Have you ever thought about not playing the lottery. I mean the smaller games maybe even the jackpot too. What it would be like to not play. What would happen if no one played. Would it change things. Would they change it so more people could win. I guess the only way to know is to simply stop playing and tell everyone you know not to play.

 

Do that thang!

    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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    Posted: December 26, 2010, 10:13 pm - IP Logged

    Didn't you read the news article "States look for winning formulas to spur lottery sales"?  http://www.lotterypost.com/news/225065

    The states do try to get more people to win by getting more people to play.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: December 27, 2010, 3:47 am - IP Logged

      More people to play doesn't necessary mean more wins. It's just so they can make more money. People like to win and not lose.

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        Posted: December 27, 2010, 5:11 am - IP Logged

        ive often stated we should go on speeding  strikes,.  no speeding or getting speeding tickets for a month. woudl bankrup most states.here they   covered the reduction in speeding by lowering the speeding limit.

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          sully16's avatar - sharan
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          Posted: December 27, 2010, 6:28 am - IP Logged

          Just a thought of what it would be like if more people demand more by going on strike!

          Have you ever thought about not playing the lottery. I mean the smaller games maybe even the jackpot too. What it would be like to not play. What would happen if no one played. Would it change things. Would they change it so more people could win. I guess the only way to know is to simply stop playing and tell everyone you know not to play.

           

          Do that thang!

          I'd like to see more people play, with common sense of course.

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            RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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            Posted: December 27, 2010, 8:56 am - IP Logged

            More people to play doesn't necessary mean more wins. It's just so they can make more money. People like to win and not lose.

            Why do you think the states that buy more tickets in the multi-states games like PowerBall and MegaMillions have more jackpot winners?

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: December 27, 2010, 9:09 am - IP Logged

              Just a thought of what it would be like if more people demand more by going on strike!

              Have you ever thought about not playing the lottery. I mean the smaller games maybe even the jackpot too. What it would be like to not play. What would happen if no one played. Would it change things. Would they change it so more people could win. I guess the only way to know is to simply stop playing and tell everyone you know not to play.

               

              Do that thang!

              That would be like a few alcoholics telling other alcoholics to quit buying booze to get the price lowered.

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                Posted: December 27, 2010, 10:16 am - IP Logged

                Just a thought of what it would be like if more people demand more by going on strike!

                Have you ever thought about not playing the lottery. I mean the smaller games maybe even the jackpot too. What it would be like to not play. What would happen if no one played. Would it change things. Would they change it so more people could win. I guess the only way to know is to simply stop playing and tell everyone you know not to play.

                 

                Do that thang!

                It will never happen.

                Look at the sports. When players go out on strike millions of fans say, "That's it for me", but yet when the strike is over the stadiums fill up again a short time later.

                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: December 27, 2010, 11:22 am - IP Logged

                  Just a thought of what it would be like if more people demand more by going on strike!

                  Have you ever thought about not playing the lottery. I mean the smaller games maybe even the jackpot too. What it would be like to not play. What would happen if no one played. Would it change things. Would they change it so more people could win. I guess the only way to know is to simply stop playing and tell everyone you know not to play.

                   

                  Do that thang!

                  I just read in the paper the other day that in Texas the economy has caused a decline in fiscal 2010 from 41.7% to 33.8% of Texas residents playing the lottery. It's the second largest year to year decrease since Texas lottery started in 1993. The largest decrease in player participation was 9% from 2003 to 2004.

                  This is interesting to me because Texas's economy is in better shape than many states. Even so, the schools are facing a major budget crunch next year. We got a letter in the mail from our school district warning that there are going to be some major cuts next year.

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                    Posted: December 27, 2010, 2:20 pm - IP Logged

                    I just wish Arkansas would sell all there raffle tickets.  I bought early thinking they would sell out faster than they have.  As of this date, they have sold only about half of what they need to to draw.  GRRRRRRBed

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                      Posted: December 27, 2010, 9:55 pm - IP Logged

                      I think everyone should boycott Georgia Five until they make the payouts better. You cannot win box in that game, and if you win with the numbers out of order, you don't win anything unless the first or last digit matches in exact order, in which case you win $1.

                      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!

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                        Posted: December 27, 2010, 11:23 pm - IP Logged

                        That would be like a few alcoholics telling other alcoholics to quit buying booze to get the price lowered.

                        lol very good one LOL

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                          Posted: December 27, 2010, 11:26 pm - IP Logged

                          That would be like a few alcoholics telling other alcoholics to quit buying booze to get the price lowered.

                          lmao good one.

                           HyperBe Happy.