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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 8, 2012, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

Playing 1 line my odds are 1 in 3.8 million. Playing 98,820 lines my odds are 1 in 39.

                                                                                           

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The odds of winning the Mega Millions and Powerball do not matter if you have a strong imagination.By THRIFTY.

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    The decision of whether to buy a lottery ticket shouldn't be based on the probability of winning, or the expected return of a ticket, but on the entertainment value that comes from imagining a different life. If that entertainment value compares favourably with other activities with a similar price, then go for it. Plus, it has the added bonus that you might actually win; one-in-a-million events happen every day. Someone eventually wins the big prize, and you have to be in to win. By DC WOODS.

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      I see where you're coming from. However, my biggest reason for not buying a lottery ticket is simple: it's a poor investment. As the adage goes, "The lottery is a tax on people who are bad at math." By Stuart.

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        Cows are stupid. All they do is eat, sleep, poop and lay eggs.

        - Mulehead Jenkins


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

        "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, 12:50 pm - IP Logged

          Now supposing you REALLY want to win, and supposing the Universe REALLY wants you to win, does having extra tickets make a difference? NOPE.. If the Universe wants you to win, you will win whether you have 1 ticket or a hundred. So save your money, and only buy one ticket. By Mark Gordon Brown.

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            Posted: August 8, 2012, 12:54 pm - IP Logged

            The eyes are the nipples of the face.

            - Mulehead Jenkins


                                                         
                                 
                                                     

             

             

             

             

                                                                                                               

            "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, 1:42 pm - IP Logged

              Buying more lottery tickets to increase your chances of winning is like selling where more leads= more sales. By THRIFTY.

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                Posted: August 8, 2012, 1:47 pm - IP Logged

                It don't make no sense why all Chili's Restaurants have a big carrot on the front of 'em. Try askin' for a bowl of carrot soup and they look at you like you're crazy.

                - Mulehead Jenkins


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

                "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, 2:55 pm - IP Logged

                  How many pennies are in $1? When you buy 1 lottery ticket you go from 0 chances of winning to 1.

                  $0+$1=$1 a 100% increase.

                  $1 + $1= $2 a 100% increase.

                  I agree with the author of the quote.

                  You're correct, you need 100 pennies to buy a $1 lottery ticket, but if you only have 0 to 99 pennies, you have zero chance of buying a ticket. Way back in third grade I was taught zero times anything is zero so 0 X 100% is still zero. 1% of 99 is .99 so adding 1% of 99 pennies still won't get you a $1.

                  You really ought to paste a link to the *quotes so we can read them in context to avoid making the author look stupid.

                  Just saying.

                  *with the exception of Mulehead Jenkins LMAO!

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                    You're correct, you need 100 pennies to buy a $1 lottery ticket, but if you only have 0 to 99 pennies, you have zero chance of buying a ticket. Way back in third grade I was taught zero times anything is zero so 0 X 100% is still zero. 1% of 99 is .99 so adding 1% of 99 pennies still won't get you a $1.

                    You really ought to paste a link to the *quotes so we can read them in context to avoid making the author look stupid.

                    Just saying.

                    *with the exception of Mulehead Jenkins LMAO!

                    I thought that we were talking about whether to spend $1 by playing or to keep the $1 by not playing the lottery.

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                      Posted: August 8, 2012, 3:19 pm - IP Logged

                      I thought that we were talking about whether to spend $1 by playing or to keep the $1 by not playing the lottery.

                      If you keep the dollar, you spent $0.00 on tickets and even if you spend the dollar on one ticket $0.00 times 100% still equals $0.00. Zero times anything is still zero and zero plus anything times zero is still zero.

                      If you spend $1 and add another $1 that's a 100% increase. If you add a third $1 that's a 200% increase over the first $1 and a 50% increase on the $2.

                      Bet my third grade teacher, Miss McGillicuddy is proud of me!

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                        If you keep the dollar, you spent $0.00 on tickets and even if you spend the dollar on one ticket $0.00 times 100% still equals $0.00. Zero times anything is still zero and zero plus anything times zero is still zero.

                        If you spend $1 and add another $1 that's a 100% increase. If you add a third $1 that's a 200% increase over the first $1 and a 50% increase on the $2.

                        Bet my third grade teacher, Miss McGillicuddy is proud of me!

                        It does not matter how many tickets you buy as long as you have to winning combination.

                        You have no valid argument because you are repeating what the author stated before. Read what you just wrote relative to what the author, Ronnie and I wrote, and you will realize that it is the same.

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                          If you keep the dollar, you spent $0.00 on tickets and even if you spend the dollar on one ticket $0.00 times 100% still equals $0.00. Zero times anything is still zero and zero plus anything times zero is still zero.

                          If you spend $1 and add another $1 that's a 100% increase. If you add a third $1 that's a 200% increase over the first $1 and a 50% increase on the $2.

                          Bet my third grade teacher, Miss McGillicuddy is proud of me!

                          You are so wrong. Let me explain it one more time 0 to $1=100% increase, $1+$1= $2=100% increase like when Powerball went to $2. Etc

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                            "*with the exception of Mulehead Jenkins LMAO!"

                             

                            Well, thank ya kindly, Stack. I'll pass that along to Mulehead.

                            He's well respected here on the mountain.

                            I seen him earlier out pickin' poke sallet along the road and I stopped to say hey.

                            Said he was tryin' to figure out why blind people wear sunglasses but deaf people don't wear earmuffs.

                            Then he commenced to starin' off into space and pickin' his nose like he always does and I made my retreat.


                                                                         
                                                 
                                                                     

                             

                             

                             

                             

                                                                                                                               

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

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                              If you dont believe lotto is for suckers; wait till you win big, you'll be a massive sucker attractor.

                              2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016  = -1171; 2017 = ?  TOT =  -3596

                              keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= -424; 2017 = ? TOT = - 3318

                                 
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