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Tenaj's avatar - michellea
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Posted: June 17, 2011, 10:44 am - IP Logged

Yes NodOn my browser there is a "do you play the lottery poll" question.  Of course I voted "yes", thinking maybe

40 % of the people or less voted "no" before I viewed the results.  I was so surprised that 87% of the people voted "yes" and 13% voted no. 

Eighty seven percent is almost the whole. I think that is amazing.  I never thought that many people played the lottery. Of course it only count the people with that particular browser but still I think that is high.

I guess playing the lottery has changed like pole dancing doesn't carry the bad stigma like it used to.  I guess I shouldn't be so surprised given that we are in a downturned economy.

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    rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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    Posted: June 17, 2011, 11:14 am - IP Logged

    That's kind of surprising to me also, Tenaj. Never thought the percentage would be that high.

    And btw, I've always wanted to see Pole Dancers and after I win the big one I just might go to Poland and see some.


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

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

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      sully16's avatar - sharan
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      Posted: June 17, 2011, 1:13 pm - IP Logged

      That's kind of surprising to me also, Tenaj. Never thought the percentage would be that high.

      And btw, I've always wanted to see Pole Dancers and after I win the big one I just might go to Poland and see some.

      Poland? How about the North or South Pole ?Naughty

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        Posted: June 17, 2011, 1:47 pm - IP Logged

        I think the economy has a lot to do with it. I didn’t start playing til about a year ago. After a very long unemployment, going through all my savings and cashing out my 401K, and now working for 1/3 of what I used to make, winning the lottery gives me some hope that I may recover some of what I’ve lost, and possibly get even more.

         

        BTW, I’m from Poland… Polish dancers are pretty neat, and each region has it’s own regional costume LOL

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          Posted: June 17, 2011, 2:26 pm - IP Logged

          Poland? How about the North or South Pole ?Naughty

          LOL.......ROFLROFL

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            Posted: June 19, 2011, 6:15 pm - IP Logged

            Yes NodOn my browser there is a "do you play the lottery poll" question.  Of course I voted "yes", thinking maybe

            40 % of the people or less voted "no" before I viewed the results.  I was so surprised that 87% of the people voted "yes" and 13% voted no. 

            Eighty seven percent is almost the whole. I think that is amazing.  I never thought that many people played the lottery. Of course it only count the people with that particular browser but still I think that is high.

            I guess playing the lottery has changed like pole dancing doesn't carry the bad stigma like it used to.  I guess I shouldn't be so surprised given that we are in a downturned economy.

            Yes, I play the lottery everyday however, it has been very challenging playing the same numbers over and over and so far not win any life changing amount of money. What keeps me movtivated is knowing that I will win big very soon.Hurray!

              rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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              Posted: June 19, 2011, 8:28 pm - IP Logged

              Yes NodOn my browser there is a "do you play the lottery poll" question.  Of course I voted "yes", thinking maybe

              40 % of the people or less voted "no" before I viewed the results.  I was so surprised that 87% of the people voted "yes" and 13% voted no. 

              Eighty seven percent is almost the whole. I think that is amazing.  I never thought that many people played the lottery. Of course it only count the people with that particular browser but still I think that is high.

              I guess playing the lottery has changed like pole dancing doesn't carry the bad stigma like it used to.  I guess I shouldn't be so surprised given that we are in a downturned economy.

              Still hard to believe that many play it. Maybe there's "closet" lottery players.


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

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

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                Tenaj's avatar - michellea
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                Posted: June 19, 2011, 10:12 pm - IP Logged

                Still hard to believe that many play it. Maybe there's "closet" lottery players.

                It went up from 88% since yesterday.

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                  Posted: June 20, 2011, 1:24 pm - IP Logged

                  Yes NodOn my browser there is a "do you play the lottery poll" question.  Of course I voted "yes", thinking maybe

                  40 % of the people or less voted "no" before I viewed the results.  I was so surprised that 87% of the people voted "yes" and 13% voted no. 

                  Eighty seven percent is almost the whole. I think that is amazing.  I never thought that many people played the lottery. Of course it only count the people with that particular browser but still I think that is high.

                  I guess playing the lottery has changed like pole dancing doesn't carry the bad stigma like it used to.  I guess I shouldn't be so surprised given that we are in a downturned economy.

                  tiggs feels 13% are lying..tiggs will have to consult with pumpie on this and get back with you..Carry on in the mean time..

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                    Posted: June 20, 2011, 2:19 pm - IP Logged

                    Yes NodOn my browser there is a "do you play the lottery poll" question.  Of course I voted "yes", thinking maybe

                    40 % of the people or less voted "no" before I viewed the results.  I was so surprised that 87% of the people voted "yes" and 13% voted no. 

                    Eighty seven percent is almost the whole. I think that is amazing.  I never thought that many people played the lottery. Of course it only count the people with that particular browser but still I think that is high.

                    I guess playing the lottery has changed like pole dancing doesn't carry the bad stigma like it used to.  I guess I shouldn't be so surprised given that we are in a downturned economy.

                    It looks pretty high considering the per-capita spending in each state with lotteries so maybe the results show that lottery players are more inclined to take the poll than non lottery players.

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                      Posted: June 20, 2011, 6:36 pm - IP Logged

                      truth  be told, the lottery plays me

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                        Posted: June 20, 2011, 11:41 pm - IP Logged

                        I do play, but seldom.

                        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: June 20, 2011, 11:47 pm - IP Logged

                          I do play, but seldom.

                          Gotta be in it to win it, Hermanus!


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

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

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                            Posted: June 21, 2011, 2:27 am - IP Logged

                            It's nice to buy ONE ticket and hope for the best, but most of what I've studied leans towards a flase hope.

                             I'll buy a JP ticket once maybe twice a month. The odds are just too rediculous for the birthday player to anticipate a win just because they spent this much money, or did this or that. Maybe they'll even feel they're destined to win, when 99.9 percent are losers.

                             Unless someone systematically observes all the good qualities of a successful investigative approach, diligent by following through and discovering for themselves what the cost/profit ratio is, or whether mystical resources may be handy, or whatever methods they choose, is simply false hope.

                            On one hand it's nice to dream, and then there's the reality of the odds.

                            This is why I stick to the Pick-3. Until I can master 1,000 to 1 for a straight hit on a regular basis, or by many boxed hits on a consistent positive cash flow basis, will I be able to progress to something harder like the Pick-4. 

                            Until then, I'll buy a QP ticket now and then and hope for the best, but not because I think I have a better chance of winning because it was a QP.....Wink.... 

                            I know who'll answer this post...lol

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                              Posted: June 21, 2011, 4:33 am - IP Logged

                              I agree that it has a corelation with the economics. I am from Hungary and my grandparents after the war played lottery and toto every week. They had no money, no perspectives, so they worked, made love and played the lottery.

                              My parents did not play the lottery every week, rather occasionally.

                              Me, the tech-age guy did not play the lottery until the recession hit and started to look for some other possible stream of income. Even now I play random numbers, so I would not say I play the lottary I just participate in it :)

                              As far as pole-dancing, Hungarian girls started a movement to make it a sport and now they even have a world championship organized for pole dancing...so when you go to Poland, stop by Hungary too Thumbs Up

                              I always play random numbers