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What are some of the best quotes that you have read about playing the lottery?

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Posted: August 7, 2012, 9:10 pm - IP Logged

"The best way to cut your losses is to buy the least amount of tickets possible. You buy zero tickets, you get zero losses. Buy one ticket, and you only lose $1." Unknown Author.

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    Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery, and you lose for certain; and the greater the number of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty. By Adam Smith.

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      Posted: August 7, 2012, 10:06 pm - IP Logged

      Follow Your Own Instincts. If you are playing out of fear you will lose, you certainly will. Buying zero tickets, guarantees you will certainly be a  loser.

      Listening to others advising you to not spend money on tickets, is the reason you are continuing to lose.  -   McGinnin56     Wink

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        "The best way to cut your losses is to buy the least amount of tickets possible. You buy zero tickets, you get zero losses. Buy one ticket, and you only lose $1." Unknown Author.

        I think I know the author of that quote.

        Here's a clue:

        His name starts with a T and ends with a HRIFTY. White Bounce


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

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

                                                                                                    --Edmund Burke

         

         

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          Posted: August 8, 2012, 7:32 am - IP Logged

          "  I GOT 6 NUMBERS!!!!  2 on 2 games, and 1 on 2 others.

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            Posted: August 8, 2012, 8:25 am - IP Logged

            In fact, the more Johnson and his half brothers, Frank White and Meech Tucker, talked about all the ways they'd spend the cash, the more tickets Johnson bought. He left Herling's Grocery Basket in Lexington Market on Friday with five chances to become a millionaire.By Yvonne Wenger.

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              Posted: August 8, 2012, 8:35 am - IP Logged

              As has been widely advertised, the jackpot for tonight's Powerball drawing is $250 million. Later today, I'll head out to a store in my Chicago neighborhood to buy a $2 ticket, then spend the rest of the day as I always do before a drawing, daydreaming about what I would do with all that money. By Ryan Glasspiegel.

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                Posted: August 8, 2012, 8:55 am - IP Logged

                The more tickets you have, the more chances you have to win, but each ticket has the same odds regardless of the total number of tickets you have. By Dahal

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                  Posted: August 8, 2012, 8:57 am - IP Logged

                  As has been widely advertised, the jackpot for tonight's Powerball drawing is $250 million. Later today, I'll head out to a store in my Chicago neighborhood to buy a $2 ticket, then spend the rest of the day as I always do before a drawing, daydreaming about what I would do with all that money. By Ryan Glasspiegel.

                  You were very, very, close THRIFTY! But the actual PB jackpot for this evenings drawing is $212 million.

                  Still plenty of lettuce for daydreaming however.  Bed

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                    Posted: August 8, 2012, 9:24 am - IP Logged

                    "If you won the lotto and want to see what your friends and family think of you, die broke, and see who comes to your funeral”

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                      Posted: August 8, 2012, 9:32 am - IP Logged

                      The current large jackpot is the result of a long string of games when the house did win. Cumulative-jackpot lotteries such as Powerball are essentially a massive transfer of value from the dupes who play when the jackpot is small to the wiser ones who wait until the jackpot is big, with the house taking a healthy cut along the way. Here's the one piece of solid advice in this column: If you play Powerball every day, stop playing Powerball every day. If your dollar can be spent for a 1 in 80 million chance of $10 million or a 1 in 80 million chance of $120 million, why would you choose the former? By Jordan Ellenberg.

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                        Posted: August 8, 2012, 9:49 am - IP Logged

                        Your chances of winning a single draw aren't dependent on past draws. That is, just because you bought a 500 lottery tickets over 500 days, it doesn't mean your odds of winning increase. Say your odds of winning are 1:500. That means there's a 1:500 chance you'll win per drawing, it doesn't matter how many tickets for different drawings you've bought before or after. By Scruples.

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                          Posted: August 8, 2012, 9:53 am - IP Logged

                          The only way those in a properly operated lottery have an increased chance of winning is if they buy more than one lottery ticket. By John.

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                            The current large jackpot is the result of a long string of games when the house did win. Cumulative-jackpot lotteries such as Powerball are essentially a massive transfer of value from the dupes who play when the jackpot is small to the wiser ones who wait until the jackpot is big, with the house taking a healthy cut along the way. Here's the one piece of solid advice in this column: If you play Powerball every day, stop playing Powerball every day. If your dollar can be spent for a 1 in 80 million chance of $10 million or a 1 in 80 million chance of $120 million, why would you choose the former? By Jordan Ellenberg.

                            "If your dollar can be spent for a 1 in 80 million chance of $10 million or a 1 in 80 million chance of $120 million, why would you choose the former? By Jordan Ellenberg.

                            I'll put a buck on both of 'em cuz 10 Million would turn my crank as well as 120.White Bounce


                                                                         
                                                 
                                                                     

                             

                             

                             

                             

                                                                                                                               

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

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                              Posted: August 8, 2012, 10:01 am - IP Logged

                              "Hell, it's only a buck or two, WTF."

                              - Ridge Runner, Oracle of The Appalachians.


                                                                           
                                                   
                                                                       

                               

                               

                               

                               

                                                                                                                                 

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

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