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

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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.

Stop day dreaming about how you would spend all that money and begin dreaming about ways to reduce the odds against you.  Spend every spare minute thinking about the lottery, how the numbers fall, what might work and why.  Your "daydreaming" might then result in having more money than you can every spend in one lifetime.

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Stop day dreaming about how you would spend all that money and begin dreaming about ways to reduce the odds against you.  Spend every spare minute thinking about the lottery, how the numbers fall, what might work and why.  Your "daydreaming" might then result in having more money than you can every spend in one lifetime.

It has already been proven that 5+1 can be achieved with \$1117. but not too many people are interested.

Do some number combinations have better odds?

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i heard the lotto jackpotted, so I bought a ticket.....

... but it was for a bus, now Im off to Memphis.

" Still swinging, still missing "
2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016  = -1171; 2017 = ?  TOT =  -3596: JAN= -

keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= -424; 2017 = ? TOT = - 3318: JAN= -39

Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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i heard the lotto jackpotted, so I bought a ticket.....

... but it was for a bus, now Im off to Memphis.

I hear they got some good ribs at BB King's in Memphis.

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It has already been proven that 5+1 can be achieved with \$1117. but not too many people are interested.

Do some number combinations have better odds?

I have no idea of the ratio of the "how I'll spend my imaginary winnings" or "how the winner should spend their winnings" posts to the realistic posts that actually offer ideas of how it could be possible to win a jackpot, but I'll bet it's huge. A few weeks ago someone actually typed "congrats to the winner" in a story about welfare fraud. To get an idea, just count the number of "congrats to the winner" and compare that to the playing strategy posts.

I guess it comes down to if they can't win multi-millions playing one or two QPs every once in a while, they can justify their play by saying they are buying a dream. Even if a jackpot winner gave elaborate details explaining a system they used to pick the winning numbers, they would still chalk it up to luck and continue making hundreds of "how I'll" and "congrats to the winner" posts.

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Playing the lottery is exciting until you lose and then its exciting again until you lose and then its exciting again until you lose and THEN your broke but hey it sure was exciting!

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Playing the lottery is exciting until you lose and then its exciting again until you lose and then its exciting again until you lose and THEN your broke but hey it sure was exciting!

Sounds like your talking from much experience!

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Sometimes one can overthink an issue. Planning all day how you will spend the money (for every drawing?) is not a good thing. If you are always thinking about tomorrow, you miss today.

Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.

- Khalil Gibran

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Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.

- Khalil Gibran

wow!  I was not familiar with this person and looked him up.  One of the best quotes I have heard in a while.

Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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wow!  I was not familiar with this person and looked him up.  One of the best quotes I have heard in a while.

Thank you and yes, he definitely rocks - the casbah.

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Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

- Paul the Apostle.

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I need the STATE to buy an annuity for me, because I'm not sure how to make a phone call.

Ronnie316

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"Spielberg is so powerful, that he had final cut at his own circumcision".    -    Robin Williams

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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.

Exactly.

Canada's Lotto max was 40 million. I said no one will win, it will go higher.

No one won. It was 50 milion with 2 ... 1 million\$ bonus draws.

No one won. It's now 50 million with 14... 1  million\$ bonus draws.

Drive the folks into a frenzy. More money for the lottery people.

They know what they're doing:)

I'm an N.S.A.

A Numerical Statistics Analyst.

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