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Do you give much thoughts to the " odds" when playing the lottery?

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Posted: April 30, 2013, 7:24 pm - IP Logged

Personally: l know the odds beforehand,  but l  go on the notion " it could be me this time"
Nothing ventured,  Nothing gained.
How about you?

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    Posted: April 30, 2013, 7:42 pm - IP Logged

    Personally: l know the odds beforehand,  but l  go on the notion " it could be me this time"
    Nothing ventured,  Nothing gained.
    How about you?

    used to think about it ... but it kept me up nights Stooges

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      Posted: April 30, 2013, 8:06 pm - IP Logged

      Nope, for me odds are 50:50.  Either I win or I lose.


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        Posted: April 30, 2013, 8:10 pm - IP Logged

        Personally: l know the odds beforehand,  but l  go on the notion " it could be me this time"
        Nothing ventured,  Nothing gained.
        How about you?

        Hey the odds are against all of us big time when playing the lottery....but if you focus on that you'd never play.....I like to keep in mind that those magic six numbers don't have anyone's name on it so it's anyones gain...Also you cant win if you don't play...one chance in 175 million is better than no chance...

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          Posted: April 30, 2013, 8:27 pm - IP Logged

          Nope, for me odds are 50:50.  Either I win or I lose.

          Good way of looking at it HoLeekau.

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            Hey the odds are against all of us big time when playing the lottery....but if you focus on that you'd never play.....I like to keep in mind that those magic six numbers don't have anyone's name on it so it's anyones gain...Also you cant win if you don't play...one chance in 175 million is better than no chance...

            Well said.

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              Posted: April 30, 2013, 10:00 pm - IP Logged

              Odds? I don't worry about odds. I play the percentages.

              "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.

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                Posted: April 30, 2013, 10:53 pm - IP Logged

                I'm aware of the odds but don't give a whole lot of thought to them, it's the lottery.

                When anyone comments about "Do you know the odds against winning the lottery?" I tell them that the odds are a lot better if you have a ticket than if you don't!

                Wink

                Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                Lep

                There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                  Posted: April 30, 2013, 10:59 pm - IP Logged

                  the only thing odd i thought about was this question LOL


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                    Posted: May 1, 2013, 12:11 am - IP Logged

                    Don't mind the mind bending odds, just relax, all of you will win the JP.

                     

                     

                    In the real world: Disapprove

                     

                    The odds are Golden. Of course you have to weigh in the odds. That's first priority. First beat the p-3 relatively regularly, then move up.

                     

                    PB? You're on your own. Green laugh


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                      Posted: May 1, 2013, 12:21 am - IP Logged

                      I'm sorry, but I may be old school. I must crawl before I walk. We all did.

                      Many times did I try to bypass the fundamentals only to catch a 22 later on. Wink

                       

                      Don't get me wrong, I like to dream too.

                      I must first learn how to fly a learjet before considering flying a 747.

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                        I'm sorry, but I may be old school. I must crawl before I walk. We all did.

                        Many times did I try to bypass the fundamentals only to catch a 22 later on. Wink

                         

                        Don't get me wrong, I like to dream too.

                        I must first learn how to fly a learjet before considering flying a 747.

                        who are you talking to Green laugh

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                          Posted: May 1, 2013, 12:33 am - IP Logged

                          If you never swim in the ocean, your odds of being attacked by a shark approach 0.

                          If you go surfing in shark-infested waters every day, the odds are much higher than 1/11,500,000. The same goes for most of the other odds.

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                            Posted: May 1, 2013, 12:35 am - IP Logged

                            Stooges


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                              Posted: May 1, 2013, 12:36 am - IP Logged

                              who are you talking to Green laugh

                              I have no freaking clue !