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Are you more comfortable playing the lotto as an individual or joining a pool?

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Posted: February 23, 2013, 8:03 pm - IP Logged

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    I'm in a pool that plays PB. Myself and some 2 people at work have decided each will contribute $2 a week. So we will be playing one line each game, same numbers and with powerplay each time. I will buy the tickets and someone else will hold the ticket. This is good so that I'm able to focus on MM by myself even when I am trying PB.

    Why not just give them a copy instead of the actual tickets?

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          Is the bottom line simply  " winning"  no matter the situation?
          I prefer going solo, less hassles. None of this " l bought the winning ticket separate from the group- fiasco"..

          Will pools be created by online gambling sites?


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            Why get excited over a large jackpot amount? Really?! You can do way more with $150 million than say $5 million.

            I Agree! You cant buy a Lear Jet with a measly $5 million.


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              Why get excited over a large jackpot amount? Really?! You can do way more with $150 million than say $5 million.

              If I only won $5 million I would have to budget myself and get a small house.

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                Posted: February 23, 2013, 9:13 pm - IP Logged

                If I only won $5 million I would have to budget myself and get a small house.

                I would have to hire a bodyguard if I won $ 150 million.  Better off with $ 5 million.

                J'aime La France.

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                  If I only won $5 million I would have to budget myself and get a small house.

                  Don't forget the balcony.

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

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                    Posted: February 24, 2013, 1:50 pm - IP Logged

                    Don't forget the balcony.

                    lol

                    J'aime La France.


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                      Posted: February 25, 2013, 10:31 am - IP Logged

                      Why get excited over a large jackpot amount?  The odds of winning don't change whether the jackpot is the reset amount or a record amount, so I just cannot understand why people get all giddy and excited when the advertised jackpot is humongous!  I just make sure I have a play in for every drawing and then I check the next day to see if anyone won and if so, where.  My heartbeat remains the same when buying the ticket as well as when checking the numbers and I want to say my heartbeat would remain calm the day I realize I have the winning ticket.  Cool, calm, and collected I will be as I collect those millions in cash!

                      Ditto. Well said.

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                        Posted: February 25, 2013, 12:39 pm - IP Logged

                        when either goes over 200 M - i join my neighborhood pool - there are 6 of us who only join when the pot goes over 200M - there is one neighbor who determined to join only when the pot is over 500M.  its all written down... everyone has agreements as to 'playing points' (5 members are lawyers, 1 a judge).  so there would never be a question for THIS group as to who was a participant in any particular pool... i could not keep THOSE types of records - yuck.

                        but my general preference is solo.

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                          I Agree! 100%

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                            Posted: February 26, 2013, 2:00 pm - IP Logged

                            I run a pool at my office and find it more fun to have 10-15 tickets a play instead of my measly 1-2 tickets which I doubt I would even buy on a regular basis. To make it less hairy I forfeit buying tickets outside of the pool but with a pool I have more money to play with so we can pick a few lines using what ever voodoo number picking hairbrain strategy we conjured up rather than qp them all. If someone left town and forgot to pay before they went all they have to do is text a photo of tickets purchased where they are and we throw them into the pot. It's flexible and we allow fair weather players as well when the pot is huge.

                            So all in all I find it more exciting this way but given the chances of winning, that's all I got so I might as well have a little fun while throwing my money out the window.