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Odd thing I heard from convenience clerk

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Artist77's avatar - batman14

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Posted: March 26, 2012, 5:13 pm - IP Logged

Interesting....Until recently, I had the opposite opinion. I always just buy 1-3 lines and was under the impression that most winners were spending between $40-$60 total or more (but not sure if they were on separate tickets).

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    Posted: March 26, 2012, 5:33 pm - IP Logged

    Never.

      rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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      Posted: March 26, 2012, 5:59 pm - IP Logged

      The clerk told me that no major jackpots have been won on tickets with more than 3 lines on them, and by buying 5, 10 dollar tickets all on a single ticket, you decrease your odds of winning by 15%. 

       

      Has anyone ever heard this before????

      Was the clerk a Turk

      Or did he have a smirk

      When you bought your perc

      To take to work

      Did he scan the skies

      Like Captain Kirk

      Did he look surprised

      Like he'd seen a quirk

      Or did he see your eyes

      And stop to lurk

      Til you realized

      This clerk's a jerk?

       

      Well?


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

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

                                                                                                  --Edmund Burke

       

       

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        Posted: March 26, 2012, 7:39 pm - IP Logged

        Was the clerk a Turk

        Or did he have a smirk

        When you bought your perc

        To take to work

        Did he scan the skies

        Like Captain Kirk

        Did he look surprised

        Like he'd seen a quirk

        Or did he see your eyes

        And stop to lurk

        Til you realized

        This clerk's a jerk?

         

        Well?

        LOL!  oh my... did we need to besmirch the good ol' captain?  And if I were that clerk's boss I would have a thing or two to say to him/her... no way would I want my 'ees saying ANYTHING that could even remotely be considered to LOWER my sales...

          Artist77's avatar - batman14

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          Posted: March 26, 2012, 8:58 pm - IP Logged

          That is a really good poem!  Maybe we need a section on artistic posts!  Drawings, poetry, etc.

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            Posted: March 26, 2012, 9:14 pm - IP Logged

               It does not matter if you buy 1 ticket or 10,000 tickets . All that matters is if you have the Winning combination on your Ticket ~!!

            Yep I Agree!

            I Love Pink & Green 1908

              rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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              Posted: March 26, 2012, 9:51 pm - IP Logged

              LOL!  oh my... did we need to besmirch the good ol' captain?  And if I were that clerk's boss I would have a thing or two to say to him/her... no way would I want my 'ees saying ANYTHING that could even remotely be considered to LOWER my sales...

              Hey max,

              Do you know what Spock saw in the Enterprise Bathroom when Kirk told him the toilet was broke?

              The Captain's log.


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

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

                                                                                                          --Edmund Burke

               

               

                rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                Posted: March 26, 2012, 10:05 pm - IP Logged

                That is a really good poem!  Maybe we need a section on artistic posts!  Drawings, poetry, etc.

                Well, thank ya kindly, Artist! I'm beholden to ya.

                I don't know about the drawings though. All I draw is anatomically correct stick figures.

                And Alabama (my wife) (I call her Sugarbritches) says they're disgustin'.


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

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

                                                                                                            --Edmund Burke

                 

                 

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                  Posted: March 27, 2012, 12:03 am - IP Logged

                  The clerk told me that no major jackpots have been won on tickets with more than 3 lines on them, and by buying 5, 10 dollar tickets all on a single ticket, you decrease your odds of winning by 15%. 

                   

                  Has anyone ever heard this before????

                  There's some disagreement around here about how much your odds improve by buying more tickets, but if you believe the clerk I'm pretty sure you'll be the only one here who thinks your odds are worse with 5 or 10 tickets than with 3.

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                    Posted: March 27, 2012, 12:21 am - IP Logged

                    Hey max,

                    Do you know what Spock saw in the Enterprise Bathroom when Kirk told him the toilet was broke?

                    The Captain's log.

                    **groan**

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                      Posted: March 27, 2012, 12:29 am - IP Logged

                      I remember reading an article some years back on an Oregon lottery winner who won after purchasing $50 of quick-picks at a convenience store. 

                      I guess that story stuck with me because I have never considered spending that much money on a big game with astronomical odds.  In fact, I wince at the thought of dropping $50 on ANY lottery game.