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

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Posted: May 1, 2013, 12:37 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.

Ahhh, don't fuss about the odds, just go swimming. Math will jump out at you with really big teef!!

 

                             Green laugh

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    Posted: May 1, 2013, 12:41 am - IP Logged

    Ahhh, don't fuss about the odds, just go swimming. Math will jump out at you with really big teef!!

     

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      Posted: May 1, 2013, 12:46 am - IP Logged

                                                 

      Is that a "Lone" shark?

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        Posted: May 1, 2013, 12:55 am - IP Logged

        Is that a "Lone" shark?

         staying in tonight i see


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          Posted: May 1, 2013, 12:59 am - IP Logged

           staying in tonight i see

          I can't drink five vodka drinks and drive now. Where did you want me to go anyways?. Green laugh

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            Posted: May 1, 2013, 1:01 am - IP Logged

            the only thing odd i thought about was this question LOL

            l think not.

            l could have asked some really odd questions like..

            " Do you want to be paid out in $100 or $1000 bills when you hit it- screw the cheque?"

            " Will you be driven to work in a limo when you tell your Boss you quiting your job?"

            " Will you rather wait till you 66 to quit your job even though you won the big one at age 40?"

            See what l mean? LOL

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              Posted: May 1, 2013, 1:05 am - IP Logged

              I can't drink five vodka drinks and drive now. Where did you want me to go anyways?. Green laugh

              are you okay, stay with us

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                Posted: May 1, 2013, 1:22 am - IP Logged

                l think not.

                l could have asked some really odd questions like..

                " Do you want to be paid out in $100 or $1000 bills when you hit it- screw the cheque?"

                " Will you be driven to work in a limo when you tell your Boss you quiting your job?"

                " Will you rather wait till you 66 to quit your job even though you won the big one at age 40?"

                See what l mean? LOL

                i guess you can I Agree!

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                  Posted: May 1, 2013, 1:51 am - IP Logged

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

                  you funny LOL

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                    Posted: May 1, 2013, 10:42 am - IP Logged

                    Yes, I think about the odds.  That is why I refuse to play PB or MM.

                    ...But I do still want to play a game that gives me the possibility of retirement.

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                      Posted: May 2, 2013, 6:48 pm - IP Logged

                      No! Because someone will win.

                      Guess Who's Back?

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                        Posted: May 2, 2013, 10:06 pm - IP Logged

                        No because the jp is usually so huge that if I hit I would have enough money supply for a lifetime. Its tough to ignore such kind of money especially when all that is required is only $1 or $2

                        That money's gone fo ever


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                          Posted: May 2, 2013, 10:18 pm - IP Logged

                          No because the jp is usually so huge that if I hit I would have enough money supply for a lifetime. Its tough to ignore such kind of money especially when all that is required is only $1 or $2

                          How big a JP prize is has absolutely nothing to do with the odds of whether you'll win or not.

                          The OP is asking If you think about the odds, not the JP size. You can't simply ignore the odds because the prize amount is higher.

                          I'm in no way swaying your optimism, just making sure you realize that odds don't change just because you're more aware of the benefits due to the natural "high"  the lottery gives you when contemplating what to do with your money if you win.

                          A dollar and a dream.