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Playing The Lottery Versus Saving Our Money.

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CHERRY HILL, NJ
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Posted: March 29, 2013, 5:57 pm - IP Logged

PLAYING THE LOTTERY VERSUS SAVING OUR MONEY.

"A dollar a day in a piggy bank is $365. $5 a day is $1,825. Thats enough to take the cruise you always dreamed of or take a Grandkid to Disneyland. $50 a week is $2600
Down pymt on that new car?

Instant gratification through dreams or saving." UNKNOWN AUTHOR.

This country was built on the backs of risk-takers. Some of them succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. The rest while they may have failed at least tried. And not only tried, but tried hard, with conviction.

Whenever we celebrate the winners let us remember not to condemn the losers. Let us be fair because life is not.

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    Considering that the last guy who won the 338 million that is.....had spent less than your $5 a day...ended up winning way more than you could ever save from any paycheck...I like his method better

    HOW TO WIN THE LOTTERY BY NOT PLAYING=SAVE YOUR MONEY TO PLAY THE LOTTERY SOMEDAY.

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      This country was built on the backs of risk-takers. Some of them succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. The rest while they may have failed at least tried. And not only tried, but tried hard, with conviction.

      Whenever we celebrate the winners let us remember not to condemn the losers. Let us be fair because life is not.

      THE LOTTERY IS A ZERO-SUM GAME.

      A lottery is a "Zero-sum game". What one group of participants gains in cash, the other group of participants must lose. If we made a list of all the participants in a lottery, it might include:

      1) Federal Government (Lottery winnings are taxable)
      2) State Governments (Again lottery winnings are taxable)
      3) State Governments (Direct share of lottery ticket sales)
      4) Merchants that sell tickets (Paid by the lottery organizers)
      5) Lottery companies (Hint: They are not doing all this for free)
      6) Advertisers and promoters (Paid by the lottery companies)
      7) Lottery ticket buyers (Buy lottery tickets and receive payouts)

      The winners in the above list are:
      1) Federal Government
      2) State Government (Taxes)
      3) State Government (Direct share)
      4) Merchants that sell tickets
      5) Lottery companies
      6) Advertisers and promoters

      And the losers are:
          (Mathematically challenged and proud of it). By Durango Bill.

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        Posted: April 6, 2013, 1:09 am - IP Logged

        Thirty birds in the bush is the best way to win.

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          Posted: April 6, 2013, 3:45 pm - IP Logged

          Life is to short, I spend money on another stuff so it doesn't bother me... also, to many other people winning smaller amounts (if they can do it so can I)


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            Posted: April 6, 2013, 5:10 pm - IP Logged

            Thirty birds in the bush is the best way to win.

            What is "thirty birds in the bush" ?

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              Posted: April 6, 2013, 5:52 pm - IP Logged

              Cool I invest in the lottery, not the stockmarket.

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                Posted: April 6, 2013, 7:02 pm - IP Logged

                How about Playing and Savings?

                 

                Who said you cant have your cake and eat it too?

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                  Posted: April 6, 2013, 7:17 pm - IP Logged

                  What is "thirty birds in the bush" ?

                  Just a different way they use to say it. Almost like bird(Falcon) in hand is better then ten (prey)flying. I always perfer to gamble the dollar.


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                    Just a different way they use to say it. Almost like bird(Falcon) in hand is better then ten (prey)flying. I always perfer to gamble the dollar.

                    Ok, but I always thought it was "A bird in the hand, is worth two in the bush".

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                      Posted: April 6, 2013, 7:42 pm - IP Logged

                      I feel that way about starbucks.  I still drink their coffee but got tired of waiting in line and now I buy the ground coffee at the grocery store (on sale)...the verona blond mix is so mild and good! I know this covers my tickets with room to spare. I almost never drive my car to work (unless I work a rare Saturday) and the metro saves my money and parking fees and wear and tear on my car. People in my office pay over $230 a month to park in the garage...not me!

                      Yum, Caramel Latte.

                      Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                      For a lead role in a cage?

                       

                                                                  From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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                        Posted: April 6, 2013, 7:55 pm - IP Logged

                        Thirty birds in the bush is the best way to win.

                        You almost won the $640M Mega Millions jackpot with $1QP in the bush.

                        Here is the proof.

                        http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/258298/2968871

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                          You almost won the $640M Mega Millions jackpot with $1QP in the bush.

                          Here is the proof.

                          http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/258298/2968871

                          It sounds like RedStang has been playing thirty lines. instead of 1 QP??

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                            Posted: April 6, 2013, 8:15 pm - IP Logged

                            PLAYING THE LOTTERY VERSUS SAVING OUR MONEY.

                            "A dollar a day in a piggy bank is $365. $5 a day is $1,825. Thats enough to take the cruise you always dreamed of or take a Grandkid to Disneyland. $50 a week is $2600
                            Down pymt on that new car?

                            Instant gratification through dreams or saving." UNKNOWN AUTHOR.

                            the problem with this is one can't forsee if or how much they will hit in a years time.Even when I go on my long losing streaks,it is never anticipated.

                            The notion of' I should have saved 'is a little after the fact.

                            At any rate I personally don't gamble for profit,it is meant  for amusement purposes only.The bottom line being don't piss away what you can't afford to lose.

                            "No matter how bad things may get, I'd like to thank my middle finger

                            for always sticking up for me.."

                             



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                              the problem with this is one can't forsee if or how much they will hit in a years time.Even when I go on my long losing streaks,it is never anticipated.

                              The notion of' I should have saved 'is a little after the fact.

                              At any rate I personally don't gamble for profit,it is meant  for amusement purposes only.The bottom line being don't piss away what you can't afford to lose.

                              I play for profit in the sense of having as good a chance as anyone at winning a jackpot. (or BETTER)