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Would you stop gambling if you win large amount of money?

Topic closed. 69 replies. Last post 5 years ago by helpmewin.

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How much would you need to win in order to stop gambling (after taxes)

at least 100,000 dollars [ 5 ]  [9.43%]
at least 1 million dollars [ 8 ]  [15.09%]
at least 10 million dollars [ 19 ]  [35.85%]
at least 100 million dollars [ 4 ]  [7.55%]
more than 100 million dollars [ 17 ]  [32.08%]
Total Valid Votes [ 53 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 3 ]  
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Posted: February 10, 2013, 1:56 pm - IP Logged

I  picked 10 mils. but I been playing for so long I don't know if I'd stop

In any case it would not stop me betting on football or going to the track.

Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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    Nutley, New Jersey
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    Posted: February 10, 2013, 3:38 pm - IP Logged

    With 10 mil, I'd probably stop playing the lottery only because I don't think I'd win again but I would still gamble on other things.

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      Egg Harbor twp.south Jersey shore
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      Posted: February 10, 2013, 4:03 pm - IP Logged

      Yea, seems like quitting after a big win would be the thing to do,

      can't even figure the odds of a 2nd win since they're separate events.

      OTOH now you have so much $ it does'nt matter.

      maybe I would be just an occasional player ?

      Or would having won once, change your perspective and encourage you to play more ?

       

      As long as theres' football and horses I'll have something to gamble on.

      Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.


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        Posted: February 10, 2013, 4:22 pm - IP Logged

        Yea, seems like quitting after a big win would be the thing to do,

        can't even figure the odds of a 2nd win since they're separate events.

        OTOH now you have so much $ it does'nt matter.

        maybe I would be just an occasional player ?

        Or would having won once, change your perspective and encourage you to play more ?

         

        As long as theres' football and horses I'll have something to gamble on.

        I'm not sure exactly what I would do, but I think the ponies are a good bet.

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          Posted: February 10, 2013, 4:43 pm - IP Logged

          Great example.. The couple who won twicw in one week in Arkansas.

          The first scratch off was for a million dollars. The left their cabin to buy more scratch offs.

          The second was for $50,000.00. They reported having no plans for the money, other than saving for their retirement.

          The point is, the scratchers were fun, why stop after a million.

          Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

          Come on Jackpot!!!

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            Posted: February 10, 2013, 4:53 pm - IP Logged

            I like to spend my entertainment dollars on lotto so if I had more money I think that I would continue to play the lotto for fun.-weshar75

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              Posted: February 10, 2013, 6:42 pm - IP Logged

              I voted for 10 million, but I would PROBABLY keep playing the lottery just for the thrill of it.

              Actually ... since there are 11 casinos within just a few minutes of me (Northeast Oklahoma) ... after quitting my job, I KNOW that I would be spending more time at the casinos.  I would just be playing more for the entertainment, less for trying to make money.

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                Posted: February 10, 2013, 6:44 pm - IP Logged

                I'll never stop being a 3 digit girl.

                Me neither!  It's just too much fun.

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                  Posted: February 10, 2013, 10:15 pm - IP Logged

                  Great example.. The couple who won twicw in one week in Arkansas.

                  The first scratch off was for a million dollars. The left their cabin to buy more scratch offs.

                  The second was for $50,000.00. They reported having no plans for the money, other than saving for their retirement.

                  The point is, the scratchers were fun, why stop after a million.

                  That might've been their "lucky day" when everything lined up for them.

                  They should have gone back for even more.

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                    Posted: February 11, 2013, 2:28 pm - IP Logged

                    wouldnt it make more sense to quit the year AFTER you win (cuz all losing tix 'count down' taxable amounts?)... so i probably, based upon that, would play MORE after I won - during that same calendar year that is... after that?  i would quit.


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                      Posted: February 11, 2013, 4:35 pm - IP Logged

                      Why stop?

                      I would continue even after I won $100 million after taxes. I enjoy the idea of getting one over the state, and destroying their lottery budget.  Jester Laugh


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                        Posted: February 11, 2013, 4:50 pm - IP Logged

                        Why stop?

                        I would continue even after I won $100 million after taxes. I enjoy the idea of getting one over the state, and destroying their lottery budget.  Jester Laugh

                        I Agree! just start winning every draw, and really destroy their lottery budget.


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                          Posted: February 11, 2013, 4:54 pm - IP Logged

                          I Agree! just start winning every draw, and really destroy their lottery budget.

                          I would settle for winning just one draw every five years. (for a minimum $50 million jackpot)  Yes Nod


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                            Posted: February 11, 2013, 4:59 pm - IP Logged

                            I would settle for winning just one draw every five years. (for a minimum $50 million jackpot)  Yes Nod

                            That would be great. But in order to wreck their budget I say throw in a few $1mil +/PP wins per month.

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                              Posted: February 11, 2013, 7:57 pm - IP Logged

                              Quit playing the Pick 3?? NEVER!!! You can't make me.  ROFL

                              "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

                              The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to to the numbers.