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Posted: January 31, 2012, 7:49 am - IP Logged

Quite often, I hear or read statements being made like " I wont play the Lottery unless its at least 50 Mill" or " Once it reaches 100 Mill, I'll play".....

I understand the odds are stupid crazy, but 1-2 dollars. Even after a roll, I mean what are you gonna do with a buck or 2? Buy a donut? You dont need a donut.

Im just trying to understand the logic. Here in TX, our Lottery starts at 4 Mill, so probably 2.25 after taxes. I got into it with a buddy who made the remark. Im like "What, is that not enough for you"? lol

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    I have heard people say the same thing, they wait till a jackpot is really high, before buying a lottery ticket, which I think is really stupid- since they could win a jackpot easily,  And therefore, I bet- they miss out on winning alot of times!!

     

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      Posted: January 31, 2012, 9:40 am - IP Logged

      Quite often, I hear or read statements being made like " I wont play the Lottery unless its at least 50 Mill" or " Once it reaches 100 Mill, I'll play".....

      I understand the odds are stupid crazy, but 1-2 dollars. Even after a roll, I mean what are you gonna do with a buck or 2? Buy a donut? You dont need a donut.

      Im just trying to understand the logic. Here in TX, our Lottery starts at 4 Mill, so probably 2.25 after taxes. I got into it with a buddy who made the remark. Im like "What, is that not enough for you"? lol

      Viewing the past jackpot payouts is a logical enough reason for me to continue on playing only when the jackpot rises above a certain amount.

      Why should I play when it's 12M and chances are it will still be there for me to play at 100M? A lot of jackpots go out at over 100M and when it

      climbs to that amount of money there are a lot of people jumping in to play...and in my little mind - that means more number combinations are

      being used up and someone is going to win sooner than starting at 12M and playing all the way up to 100-150M.

      Given the choice of a jackpot starting at 12M and a doughnut....give me the doughnut. At least I'll win the satisfaction of savoring something nice

      and sweet for my $2. I can even get coffee to go along with it! Banana

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        Posted: January 31, 2012, 10:58 am - IP Logged

        Quite often, I hear or read statements being made like " I wont play the Lottery unless its at least 50 Mill" or " Once it reaches 100 Mill, I'll play".....

        I understand the odds are stupid crazy, but 1-2 dollars. Even after a roll, I mean what are you gonna do with a buck or 2? Buy a donut? You dont need a donut.

        Im just trying to understand the logic. Here in TX, our Lottery starts at 4 Mill, so probably 2.25 after taxes. I got into it with a buddy who made the remark. Im like "What, is that not enough for you"? lol

        Pure unadulterated greed.

        They want everyone else to pump up the jackpot for them.

        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: January 31, 2012, 11:04 am - IP Logged

          Personally, I figure my odds are the same no matter what the jp is and I only play 2 lines anway as a rule, so I'm in for every drawing.
          And an added bonus is the less people playing, the less likely I'd have to split.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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            Posted: January 31, 2012, 12:10 pm - IP Logged

            Personally, I figure my odds are the same no matter what the jp is and I only play 2 lines anway as a rule, so I'm in for every drawing.
            And an added bonus is the less people playing, the less likely I'd have to split.

            I agree.

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              Posted: January 31, 2012, 1:31 pm - IP Logged

              Dance

              PLAY MORE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

              PLAY OFTEN>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>!

              JACKPOT$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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                Posted: January 31, 2012, 1:35 pm - IP Logged

                Dance

                PLAY MORE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

                PLAY OFTEN>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>!

                JACKPOT$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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                Right on psykomo.....right on!!!     I Agree!   Party

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                  Posted: January 31, 2012, 1:53 pm - IP Logged

                  Theres a guy 15 minutes from me that won 6 mill in the NY lotto last year.. It only cost him 5$.You never know.One mill and i'd be happy.

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                    Posted: January 31, 2012, 2:56 pm - IP Logged

                    Theres a guy 15 minutes from me that won 6 mill in the NY lotto last year.. It only cost him 5$.You never know.One mill and i'd be happy.

                    Had a former coworker that won a million 3 years ago......if that person can accomplish it, so can I...why not spend a few bucks ??? besides I don't smoke or drink, gotta have a smidge of sin in me, why not donate to something that benefits education AND possible financial freedom ?

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                      Posted: January 31, 2012, 3:55 pm - IP Logged

                      Quite often, I hear or read statements being made like " I wont play the Lottery unless its at least 50 Mill" or " Once it reaches 100 Mill, I'll play".....

                      I understand the odds are stupid crazy, but 1-2 dollars. Even after a roll, I mean what are you gonna do with a buck or 2? Buy a donut? You dont need a donut.

                      Im just trying to understand the logic. Here in TX, our Lottery starts at 4 Mill, so probably 2.25 after taxes. I got into it with a buddy who made the remark. Im like "What, is that not enough for you"? lol

                      Dizz

                      The thing that bothers me the most when I see a post like this is why should it matter

                      what / when / how someone else plays.   I have four family members that have hit JP's

                      and more is always better.  A million dollars after taxes is not much and unless you already

                      have everything you need, it won't be enough to make much of a difference. 

                      Most people are in financial trouble because of poor planning and winning the lottery won't

                      help them much unless they seek help.   The lottery is a game but should also be considered

                      a high risk investment.    Most who are not concerned with how much they win are only thinking

                      about themselves, try planning for the children's children's, children and see how far a million

                      after taxes takes you. 

                      RL

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                      they are not.  Many great discoveries come while searching for something else

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                        Posted: January 31, 2012, 5:15 pm - IP Logged

                        here we have a game that the odds are 1 in 54 mill yet they start the ball rolling at 2 million.

                        personally i never buy a ticket there, and try not to start buying them under 10. not that i couldnt do with  2 or 5 or 7 mill, id love it. but that the lotto org has decided a 1/25th payout is ok to start the ball rolling

                        if i had more fibre , id hold off till 20 mill before betting but  i cant resist $10M

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                          Posted: January 31, 2012, 5:27 pm - IP Logged

                          " I wont play the Lottery unless its at least 50 Mill" or " Once it reaches 100 Mill, I'll play".....

                           

                          I'm one of those that say that and I say that because i would never want to work anymore without any fear of being broke.The reality is even if its 50 mil,you're lump sum would be between 23-20-ish million....then start the federal and state taxes and brings it significantly lower.

                          Not to mention I'm certain there are always unforseen things that could drain the heck out of money(possibly developing health problems).It's one of those things where you have to think ahead and for me 100 mil taxed would make me comfortable no matter what comes my way.That's just my unbiased opinion

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                            Posted: January 31, 2012, 5:38 pm - IP Logged

                            Just a thought, for those saying they don't play until the jackpot reaches a certain amount (this will never happen but let's say it did), what if everyone thought like that?

                            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: January 31, 2012, 5:59 pm - IP Logged

                              heheh i m not saying i dont play for $1 mill, i play a game that starts at 70k and slowly jaclpots, upto 1m+ its just the odds are much  more likely to let me win in that game a 6/38 not a 7/45.

                               

                              and yeah coin toss they might cancel the game if noone played ,  or change the odds. so too bad there would be other games. and actually i have always been a " im in every draww " type, but only recently decided to  withold money form poor paying games, in the hope lotto  gurus;s get their act together

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