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Playing The Lotto Responsibly

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What is playing the lotto responsibly to you?

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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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Posted: April 22, 2011, 4:56 pm - IP Logged

When I play powerball or mega milion I will play the powerplay or megaplyer with it.  Only buy depending on size of jackpot 2 to 5 dollars per draw which will double with the powerplay or megaplyer.   I used to be like you and never added it.  I started doing this about 3 or 4 months ago and it is paying off for me as far as over the long haul of getting my money back or possibly a small profit.  Dont hit everytime but it does seem like I can catch the powerplay number or mega number and depending on the size of the number get my money back at least for the week.

I'm hip, atoz.

That extra buck helps out quite a bit even on the small wins. Especially if it's 4 or 5X.


                                             
                     
                                         

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   

"The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                            --Edmund Burke

 

 

    Hermanus104's avatar - 5027340606 1e360c8038_s.jpg
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    Posted: April 22, 2011, 9:43 pm - IP Logged

    To me, playing the lottery responsibly means not playing with money that you can't afford to lose.

    I generally do not spend more than $10/month on the lottery. Some months, I do not play at all. I have not played yet this month, and I do not think that I will.

    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!

      rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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      Posted: April 23, 2011, 11:32 am - IP Logged

      To me, playing the lottery responsibly means not playing with money that you can't afford to lose.

      I generally do not spend more than $10/month on the lottery. Some months, I do not play at all. I have not played yet this month, and I do not think that I will.

      Cain't win it

      If ya ain't in it

      It's only a buck

      What the... heck


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

      "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                  --Edmund Burke

       

       

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        Posted: April 27, 2011, 4:44 pm - IP Logged

        Neither of the two choices.  The responsibility in playing the lottery is about maintaining the recognition that we're doing it for fun and that while there's a possibility of winning a lot there's an astronomically greater chance we're paying for entertainment and the money will just be gone.

        The financial piece of the equation is identical to how much of the available money would be designated for fun and entertainment.

          RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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          Posted: April 27, 2011, 5:26 pm - IP Logged

          Playing lottery is like smoking and drinking.

          Once you start, you're not responsible.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            ttech10's avatar - blobdude
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            Posted: April 27, 2011, 5:52 pm - IP Logged

            I limit how much I put in per draw. Lately I've been doing a max of $5 but usually either $2 or $4. I'll at least put in $1 because, as it's always said, you can't win if you don't play, and I'd rather only have one line in each drawing than $10 in one and none in 9 others.