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POLL: Jackpot fever frenzy

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Do you enjoy the frenzy?

Yes, it's fun watching people go nuts temporarily! [ 31 ]  [72.09%]
No, not really, people go nuts temporarily! [ 4 ]  [9.30%]
Too many 'experts' chime in [ 4 ]  [9.30%]
Other [ 4 ]  [9.30%]
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Posted: May 17, 2013, 10:52 am - IP Logged

Do you enjoy the frenzy over huge jackpots?

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: May 17, 2013, 11:38 am - IP Logged

    I like the chance of winning a huge jackpot. I don't like the long lines for lottery tickets.

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      HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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      Posted: May 17, 2013, 11:58 am - IP Logged

      I like the chance of winning a huge jackpot. I don't like the long lines for lottery tickets.

      No long lines here!  Weird because I remember when there were large jackpots in the mid to late 90's, the local news would show lines of people waiting to buy their chance.  I'm not sure when that changed, but I haven't seen a line in at least 10 years.  Every c-store, grocery store, likker store, smoke shop, etc etc etc sells them, and at the grocery stores there's usually 1 or 2 vending machines per store plus you can get them at the customer service counter, so that really spreads out the people buying.

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        Posted: May 17, 2013, 12:08 pm - IP Logged

        Do you enjoy the frenzy over huge jackpots?

        Yes I do, love the excitement it bringsWhite BounceBananaDance

        I Love Pink & Green 1908

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          Posted: May 17, 2013, 1:13 pm - IP Logged

          I noticed the store owners get very excited at this time. They have learned that it's almost like Christmas when they can pull in big profits. People come into the stores to buy Mega or Powerball ticket, feel a little guilty, and buy other items before leaving. You can usually tell, these are people that only play every once in awhile when the jackpot goes out.

          Two of the stores where I purchase my lottery tickets from, are in a strip mall that also houses an all-you-can-eat restaurant which draws a lot of people from out of town. People come in asking if they can use their credit cards to purchase tickets and how do you fill out the cards?

          The owners eat it up with big smile and invite these customers to purchase other things.

          And...don't let them have children with them.  "Want to buy some candy for your son, Miss?" The customer falls for it every time.

          Hahaha, I love it!!!

          Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

          Come on Jackpot!!!

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            Posted: May 17, 2013, 1:21 pm - IP Logged

            Picked other. Frenzy comes if it rolls.

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              Posted: May 17, 2013, 1:28 pm - IP Logged

              I noticed the store owners get very excited at this time. They have learned that it's almost like Christmas when they can pull in big profits. People come into the stores to buy Mega or Powerball ticket, feel a little guilty, and buy other items before leaving. You can usually tell, these are people that only play every once in awhile when the jackpot goes out.

              Two of the stores where I purchase my lottery tickets from, are in a strip mall that also houses an all-you-can-eat restaurant which draws a lot of people from out of town. People come in asking if they can use their credit cards to purchase tickets and how do you fill out the cards?

              The owners eat it up with big smile and invite these customers to purchase other things.

              And...don't let them have children with them.  "Want to buy some candy for your son, Miss?" The customer falls for it every time.

              Hahaha, I love it!!!

              "People come into the stores to buy Mega or Powerball ticket, feel a little guilty, and buy other items before leaving."

              Not me, I buy tickets at the convenience store or gas stations and that is all. I stay away from all their merchandise that have huge mark up. I don't understand what someone would feel guilty for anyway.

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                Posted: May 17, 2013, 3:11 pm - IP Logged

                And just to make is special after a huge jackpot:

                White BouncesinglewinnersinglewinnersinglewinnersinglewinnersinglewinnersinglewinnersinglewinnersinglewinnerWhite Bounce

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                singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

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                  Posted: May 17, 2013, 3:45 pm - IP Logged

                  The last time it went up this high, I almost hyperventilated - I was so excited!! 

                  This time, I'm just hanging out, very "Jimmy Buffett-ish", and thinking I only need a few tickets.

                  "Don't be a schmuck, always take the cash." -Coin Toss

                    rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                    Posted: May 17, 2013, 3:52 pm - IP Logged

                    I hate when people start acting like they're the world's leading authority on all things lottery.

                    When they know dam well that I am!

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                      Posted: May 17, 2013, 4:18 pm - IP Logged

                      "People come into the stores to buy Mega or Powerball ticket, feel a little guilty, and buy other items before leaving."

                      Not me, I buy tickets at the convenience store or gas stations and that is all. I stay away from all their merchandise that have huge mark up. I don't understand what someone would feel guilty for anyway.

                      Why should I feel guilty for only purchasing lottery tickets?  I do it all the time occassionaly I put gas in my car but that is all.

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                        Posted: May 17, 2013, 6:57 pm - IP Logged

                        It's funny... I mentioned the large J/P to some friends who looked blankly at me and said:  'is 600M$ big for PB?'  there seems to be no frenzy or fevered purchasing of tickets in my neck of the woods... it's rather disappointing.

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                          Posted: May 17, 2013, 10:38 pm - IP Logged

                          I can't believe how many people take cash advances on credit cards to play.

                          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"

                            Astekblue's avatar - Tarlor
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                            Posted: May 17, 2013, 11:23 pm - IP Logged

                            I hate when people start acting like they're the world's leading authority on all things lottery.

                            When they know dam well that I am!

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                              Astekblue's avatar - Tarlor
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                              Posted: May 17, 2013, 11:33 pm - IP Logged

                              I  dont  get  excited ,  but  do  like  to  watch  other  people

                               

                              Especially  the  ones  that always ask you  ,  why do you  play  the lottery , and they will tell you that they  never play

                               

                              " I  figure I  am   already  a winner by  not playing  "    seems to be one of their favorite  lines

                               

                              But then...............when it  goes  over  200  million , you will see  those  same  people  buying a few tickets theirselves , and looking around  to make sure  no  one  is   noticing  them  playing   Sulk Off