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Posted: December 9, 2011, 4:42 pm - IP Logged

anyone else ever notice how at jp winners press conf.nothing much is said about, how much was spent before the win.

except to say they have been playing for years/decades,since that promotes the idea that you gotta keep playing,marketing ?

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    Posted: December 9, 2011, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

    True haymaker, but don't forget the press conference is a huge p.r. opportunity for the lottery and it's unlikely any jackpot winner has ever spent as much on the lottery as they just won.

    Maybe someone at the press confernce saying, Hey, now I'm even" would be hilarious!

    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 10, 2011, 12:51 pm - IP Logged

      A few years ago I remmeber reading about an 18 years old girl from Georgia who won the MegaMillions jackpot saying the winning ticket was the first lottery ticket she had ever bought.  Those kinds of stories just make us old lottery players feel we have been wasting our time and money playing all these years.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: December 10, 2011, 5:12 pm - IP Logged

        RJOh,

        Speaks volumes about the luck factor though!

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        Another great comment for a JP winner:

        "One more JP like this and then I'm even!"

        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 10, 2011, 6:47 pm - IP Logged

          A few years ago I remmeber reading about an 18 years old girl from Georgia who won the MegaMillions jackpot saying the winning ticket was the first lottery ticket she had ever bought.  Those kinds of stories just make us old lottery players feel we have been wasting our time and money playing all these years.

          well i suppose that works if the person is only 18,

          but i used to work w/ a guy that told me he was going to say just to piss ppl. off.

          hes been buying tix for 40 years.

          i posted that as a topic about 4 mon. ago,guess it buried in archives now.

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            Posted: December 12, 2011, 2:23 am - IP Logged

            A few years ago I remmeber reading about an 18 years old girl from Georgia who won the MegaMillions jackpot saying the winning ticket was the first lottery ticket she had ever bought.  Those kinds of stories just make us old lottery players feel we have been wasting our time and money playing all these years.

            I agree.  I actually prefer to hear about people who say they have been playing for years using a combination of own picks and quick picks.  The first time players or players on a  whim winners piss me off a bit.  Kind of makes one hope to hear them suffering the same fate as Jack Whitaker and David Lee Edwards, but in reality, I don't wish ill will on anyone.  But I don't feel like my money spent on lottery has been wasted as each ticket I purchased allowed me to dream (until the drawing confirmed I hadn't won!).  And that, my friends, is priceless!

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              Posted: December 17, 2011, 10:49 pm - IP Logged

              I agree.  I actually prefer to hear about people who say they have been playing for years using a combination of own picks and quick picks.  The first time players or players on a  whim winners piss me off a bit.  Kind of makes one hope to hear them suffering the same fate as Jack Whitaker and David Lee Edwards, but in reality, I don't wish ill will on anyone.  But I don't feel like my money spent on lottery has been wasted as each ticket I purchased allowed me to dream (until the drawing confirmed I hadn't won!).  And that, my friends, is priceless!

              I would welcome going to the press conf.  Wearing my Recall Scott Walker T shirt.

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              And maybe the Mark P for Governor addition....  :-)

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                Posted: December 18, 2011, 2:47 am - IP Logged

                anyone else ever notice how at jp winners press conf.nothing much is said about, how much was spent before the win.

                except to say they have been playing for years/decades,since that promotes the idea that you gotta keep playing,marketing ?

                does it really matter? think about it. would you really complain about how long it took? True, the ideal moment to win is at an early age, but i couldn't imagine a 90 year old JP winner who played for 30 years complain about how long it took to win. they'll still be overjoyed knowing they could leave it for their loved ones after they were gone.

                the lottery doesn't need to promote playing for years to get more revenue. I believe even the dumbest amongst us knows that it's a long shot and that you have to either be SUPER lucky, or be persistent. No other way i can think of.

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                  Posted: December 18, 2011, 5:13 am - IP Logged

                  hi haymaker, it always irks me to see amateur journalism, with incomplete lottery win stories.