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

Topic closed. 69 replies. Last post 4 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 the numbers.

                              Don't just think outside the box, crush it.