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If you didn't play and your numbers came up

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IPlayWeekly's avatar - avatarmoney
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Posted: June 16, 2012, 11:31 am - IP Logged

I play both MM and PB in every drawing... it's a combo of my numbers and quick picks.  I've wondered if someone didn't play that drawing and their numbers came up, must suck I guess.

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    Posted: June 16, 2012, 1:17 pm - IP Logged

    I play both MM and PB in every drawing... it's a combo of my numbers and quick picks.  I've wondered if someone didn't play that drawing and their numbers came up, must suck I guess.

    This is the great thing about the butterfly effect. It's safe to say that had you played the numbers, you wouldn't have won more than likely.

    Gonna win.Big Smile

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      Posted: June 16, 2012, 1:38 pm - IP Logged

      I play both MM and PB in every drawing... it's a combo of my numbers and quick picks.  I've wondered if someone didn't play that drawing and their numbers came up, must suck I guess.

      The odds of a combo of your numbers being drawn when you don't play are the same as they are when you do play but when you don't play quick picks, odds are your quick picks wouldn't 't have matched the winning numbers either but I'm only guessing because you can't know what your quick picks are until after you buy them.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: June 16, 2012, 5:57 pm - IP Logged

        I would be devistated if my numbers came up and it happened to be the ONE time I didnt play that game (pb or mm).  Thusly I play each draw.  And because I self-select my numbers, and don't want the lottery gremlins to decide against my numbers, I try to purchase my tickets close to draw time.  It's a hobby.

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          Minnesnowta
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          Posted: June 16, 2012, 6:37 pm - IP Logged

          I'd pull a Roy Raymond...

          Making dreams on a 1-175 million chance...

          Fools we are.

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            Posted: June 16, 2012, 6:50 pm - IP Logged

            I'd pull a Roy Raymond...

            and by that I hope you mean... open the next Victoria's Secret-type successful chain that you can sell for a cool 5 or 6M$ several years after only putting 80k$ into it as a startup.  (the jumping off the bridge thing?  not good unless you are excellent at diving and swimming)

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              Posted: June 16, 2012, 8:32 pm - IP Logged

              and by that I hope you mean... open the next Victoria's Secret-type successful chain that you can sell for a cool 5 or 6M$ several years after only putting 80k$ into it as a startup.  (the jumping off the bridge thing?  not good unless you are excellent at diving and swimming)

              Obviously, not. You forgot to mention the company ended up being worth billions.. Hence the reason he leaped off the bridge lol.

              Similar situation to missing your lottery win of hundreds of millions. A "cool" 5 million is child's play.

              Making dreams on a 1-175 million chance...

              Fools we are.

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                Posted: June 16, 2012, 9:16 pm - IP Logged

                PTW - you know... lots of businesses sell out because they have hit the ceiling that that particular management style/system/family can take it or WILL take it to.  while VS ended up being worth billions, I suppose the question really is: would it have had mr. bridge-jumper-man still owned it?  and 5M$ being child's play... I have always been told that I am a child at heart, so I would be more than happy to net 5M$ or even gross it. 

                but I hear what you are saying.

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                  Posted: June 16, 2012, 9:52 pm - IP Logged

                  I see it as going either way but, I can't personally fathom having a dedicated set of numbers because I'm then obligated to playing them on every single draw. While it may "seem" like a long shot, those same numbers, which are seared into the player's memory, will be instantly recognized in the event they're drawn and not played by the person in question. I can see such a thing imposing a tremendous mental impact on a person.

                  Once again, let's reflect back to the lady from Virgina that recently won on her faithful numbers. Remember, she said that she almost didn't play 'em...and they hit TWICE. I'd much rather grab a few QP's and be on my way...it's all the same. At least with QP's, you really won't become familiar with 'em, and if they ever did hit at some point, you won't know. There's a big difference.

                   

                  L.L.

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                    Posted: June 17, 2012, 12:43 am - IP Logged

                    I played the same 5 numbers on Cash5 in Virginia for 48 days in a row, day and night on a Multi-Draw ticket.

                    All 5 numbers came in on the 49th day, the day it expired.

                    Would've been $100 thousand.

                    That sucked.


                                                                 
                                         
                                                             

                     

                     

                     

                     

                                                                                                                       

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                      Posted: June 17, 2012, 1:01 am - IP Logged

                      I see it as going either way but, I can't personally fathom having a dedicated set of numbers because I'm then obligated to playing them on every single draw. While it may "seem" like a long shot, those same numbers, which are seared into the player's memory, will be instantly recognized in the event they're drawn and not played by the person in question. I can see such a thing imposing a tremendous mental impact on a person.

                      Once again, let's reflect back to the lady from Virgina that recently won on her faithful numbers. Remember, she said that she almost didn't play 'em...and they hit TWICE. I'd much rather grab a few QP's and be on my way...it's all the same. At least with QP's, you really won't become familiar with 'em, and if they ever did hit at some point, you won't know. There's a big difference.

                       

                      L.L.

                      I don't really see it that way.

                       

                      I pick my own numbers, but wouldn't feel bad if they came up and I didn't play.  I won't play for small Jackpots, so I shouldn't be upset if my numbers came up in a draw I wouldn't have played in anyway.


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                        Posted: June 17, 2012, 6:32 am - IP Logged

                        I see it as going either way but, I can't personally fathom having a dedicated set of numbers because I'm then obligated to playing them on every single draw. While it may "seem" like a long shot, those same numbers, which are seared into the player's memory, will be instantly recognized in the event they're drawn and not played by the person in question. I can see such a thing imposing a tremendous mental impact on a person.

                        Once again, let's reflect back to the lady from Virgina that recently won on her faithful numbers. Remember, she said that she almost didn't play 'em...and they hit TWICE. I'd much rather grab a few QP's and be on my way...it's all the same. At least with QP's, you really won't become familiar with 'em, and if they ever did hit at some point, you won't know. There's a big difference.

                         

                        L.L.

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                          Posted: June 17, 2012, 6:42 am - IP Logged

                          I don't really see it that way.

                           

                          I pick my own numbers, but wouldn't feel bad if they came up and I didn't play.  I won't play for small Jackpots, so I shouldn't be upset if my numbers came up in a draw I wouldn't have played in anyway.

                          What would you consider a "small" jackpot? $20 million, $40 million, $80 million?

                           In addition to the big games, I play all my states games, which hover anywhere from $1-5 million, still a life changing sum of money.

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                            Posted: June 17, 2012, 7:35 am - IP Logged

                            What would you consider a "small" jackpot? $20 million, $40 million, $80 million?

                             In addition to the big games, I play all my states games, which hover anywhere from $1-5 million, still a life changing sum of money.

                            I Agree! It is funny when people say $20, $40, and even $80 million is too small to play for.  I understand the astronomical odds of winning and that it is better toinvest for retirement than to hope for a lottery win funding one's retirement.  However, I am sure most people typically have some sort of hobby or vice that they spend more than $25 per month. That weekly happy hour likely runs more than $10 bucks a sit.  That pack-a-day cigarette habit...I think a pack costs over $5 in most places so that alone is at least a $35 per week habit for such a smoker.  Weekly movie buff? Even without hitting concession stand, that peron is likely to drop $10 for 2 if matinee or $16 if not. And who goes out to catch a movie on a date without hitting a restaurant for lunch or dinner? And of course, I haven't even mentioned all the various adult recreation leagues, casino gambling, donations to churches and NGOs (that is all big business and in many casescale vitiate scams...I don't think too highly of many churches and charitable organizations for various reasons I could write a thesis), and other pursuits that people spend money on that has no chance of yielding big return.  I also know that some people are on a budget that precludes them from playing every drawing, so they wait until jackpot hits a certain level. However, that makes no sense to me.  If I knew that my monthly budget would only afford me to play PB, MM, and my state lotto game once a week ($4 per week), then that is how I would play regardless of jackpot amount. Most people also play the pick 3 and pick 4 games, and then find they don't have enough to play every drawing of the jackpot games.  I know this because I not only purchase lottery tickets in the suburbs where pick 3 and pick 4 are played less often, but also in Chicago and Gary, IN as well as O'hare where I observe a lot more of retired people, blue collar workers, and low paid airstaff workers holding the machine hostage rattling off their P3 and P4 straight/box numbers. Boy is iPad ticking me off! That libe in parenthesis after "churches and NGO's should read "...all big business and in many cases, legitimate scams..." and any one who wants to know why I think that the case can PM me...I am sure there are many good church going folk that will just dismiss my take on this subject. 

                            I have had a couple of occasions of not playing numbers that ultimately hit, but I don't dwell on that.  Instead, I focus on making sure it doesn't happen again. And being selective about how I "donate" my money is one piece of that plan.  I would prefer to donate my money to support education via the lottery than directly to any school, foundation, or church.  So when I buy my lottery tickets, I think about all the good my contribution is doing for the country, my state, education, and the financial freedom of those lucky winners.  I don't think my stance on that will change when I finally do win the jackpot, so churches, charities, and people seeking a handout need not waste their time soliciting me for a donation.  I will just increase my lottery play strategy.

                            Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

                            The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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                              Posted: June 17, 2012, 11:23 am - IP Logged

                              Should of had 2+1 w/megaplier on Fri, but i got detoured from the bank thanks to a Storage unit fire, and i only had a buck to buy a ticket. The 30$ would of been nice to reinvest. Typical head shaker day.