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Expecting to win?

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When you buy a ticket do you expect to win?

YES! Every Time [ 47 ]  [43.52%]
Yes, most of the time [ 14 ]  [12.96%]
Yes, some of the time [ 21 ]  [19.44%]
Ya, kinda mostly maybe [ 6 ]  [5.56%]
No, I know I won't win [ 4 ]  [3.70%]
No, I'm throwing money away [ 3 ]  [2.78%]
I could win if I tried harder [ 2 ]  [1.85%]
I'm supporting the skools [ 1 ]  [0.93%]
That jackpot is so close [ 4 ]  [3.70%]
I hate polls [ 6 ]  [5.56%]
Total Valid Votes [ 108 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 1 ]  
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Posted: April 14, 2011, 5:06 pm - IP Logged


I don't know about you, but every time I play I have the feeling this time it's gonna work and when I don't win a jackpot I feel depressed for about five minutes, ten if I spent too much and I'm back to working the numbers for the next draw knowing I will win soon when the time is right or something.  How about you?

BobP

I expect to win SOMETHING. Of course, I don't win anything most of the time. But I'm aware of the odds. You have to put at least a buck on a game to be able to win, and where else can you throw a buck for a chance at hundreds of thousands, or millions?

CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

    rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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    Posted: April 14, 2011, 5:09 pm - IP Logged

    I've stepped on millions of them.  I walk a lot and several homes have plum trees next to the sidewalk where they let the plums drop every summer.  Too many to walk around.

    But now I'm confused.  Does this mean I should have won the lottery millions of times?  Or does this mean I've already used up my mojo by stepping on plums and I can forget ever winning the lottery?

    Maybe I should have said figs.

    And stepping on a Fig Newton doesn't count.


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

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

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      rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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      Posted: April 14, 2011, 5:33 pm - IP Logged

      actually... i DID step on a plum not long ago. left a bag on the counter, one of the cats knocked one out....stepped on it in the middle of the night and said some very not very ladylike words! LMAO

      Did I say plum, rukiafae?

      I meant to say pomegranate.


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

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

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        rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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        Posted: April 14, 2011, 5:36 pm - IP Logged

        I voted some of the time cuz that's how often I think I'll win.

        The rest of the time I'm just hopin'.


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

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

                                                                                                    --Edmund Burke

         

         

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          Posted: April 14, 2011, 6:32 pm - IP Logged

          Maxim:

          The stronger the expectation of winning you have the bigger the disappoinment you are setting yourself up for.

          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: April 14, 2011, 7:30 pm - IP Logged

            Maybe I should have said figs.

            And stepping on a Fig Newton doesn't count.

            Had a fig tree in the backyard growing up. My Granny used to make strawberry jelly out of those figs. Delish! 

            Don't think I ever stepped on one though.

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              Posted: April 14, 2011, 10:22 pm - IP Logged

              Yeah. I'm going to win Mega Millions tomorrow, ya dig?Approve

              Gonna win.Big Smile

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                Posted: April 14, 2011, 10:32 pm - IP Logged

                Had a fig tree in the backyard growing up. My Granny used to make strawberry jelly out of those figs. Delish! 

                Don't think I ever stepped on one though.

                I hope you saved your Granny's recipes. Lots of good stuff to eat gits fergot when Mamaw moves on. God bless em all.

                Oh and I meant to say dates, not figs.


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

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

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                  Posted: April 15, 2011, 8:17 am - IP Logged

                  I hope you saved your Granny's recipes. Lots of good stuff to eat gits fergot when Mamaw moves on. God bless em all.

                  Oh and I meant to say dates, not figs.

                  My Granny also had some good recipes for Figs her Jam was to die for....sure do miss her cooking!!!

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                    Posted: April 15, 2011, 9:02 am - IP Logged

                    so... plums or pomegranites or figs

                     

                    were some fruity folks around here ; )

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                      I don't know about you, but every time I play I have the feeling this time it's gonna work and when I don't win a jackpot I feel depressed for about five minutes, ten if I spent too much and I'm back to working the numbers for the next draw knowing I will win soon when the time is right or something.  How about you?

                      BobP

                      Yes, you bet I think I'm gonna win each and every time I buy my tickets! I don't get depressed at all when I don't win, I mean I could but how can I when I spend more than that when at the crap table 1 or 2 times a month? Besides I only play when the cash value is 100 million and up! I spend $20 at the first 100 million and around 180 million I'll spend $40 and at 250 million to 300 million I'll spend $60. And that's still less than what I buy in chips when at the crap table ($100 buy in chips).

                      Keep dreaming the impossible dream, it just may come true! Thumbs Up

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                        Posted: April 15, 2011, 4:50 pm - IP Logged

                        im always happy for the winners, and figure may... JUST MAYBE... they needed it more than I. besides, i know my time is coming ;)

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                          Posted: April 15, 2011, 7:49 pm - IP Logged

                          Maxim:

                          The stronger the expectation of winning you have the bigger the disappoinment you are setting yourself up for.

                          That maxim is certainly not one I would subscribe to.  Every time I play, I have expectations of winning.  My expectations are to "swing for the fences."  Im a home run hitter.  Ill accept singles, doubles and triples.  But there is nothing like a home run.  I want the ultime in this life.  Its on my "MY BUCKET LIST!"  I want a Mega Millions or Powerball "JACKPOT"

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                            Posted: April 16, 2011, 10:10 am - IP Logged

                            considering i know the odds, i  shouldnt be disapointed when i dont win. but i still am , even a 3+b would be nice.

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                              Posted: April 16, 2011, 10:27 am - IP Logged

                              I had to say "I know I won't win." LOL

                              I have kept track of every ticket I have bought since 2004.  The last ticket I had that was a winner was 340 tickets ago, and that was $3 on powerball from picking the red ball.

                              I started playing in '04 b/c my dad got the 5 white balls on powerball.  I thought some of his luck might rub off on me, but I guess not.