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Jon D's avatar - calotterylogo
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Posted: August 11, 2013, 1:32 pm - IP Logged

So let me get this straight. Your original quote was a misunderstanding, then plan A failed so you go to plan B, that excuse was that it was just humor on your part, and now that plan B failed, you resort to plan C.

You're lucky there are 26 letters in the alphabet. I'll just wait till you get to Z before i respond because it's getting tiresome, and the plan Z is gonna be a zinger. Can't wait to see the excuse at Z.

No, onlymoney, your feeble attempt to manufacture an argument failed. What I posted previously is the logic that underlies the preceding joke, and I stand by both:
The fact is, it takes no skill the win the lottery, it just takes time. The math is very simple and predictable as any other mathematical formula. But most people don't have infinite time, so they die before they win. Simple as that.
Winning the lottery IS easy, it just takes time. And the more you play, the higher your wins will be. The problem is, people have finite lives, so the trick is to win the JP early before your life runs out.

Winning the lottery requires no skill. I'm sorry if that damages your fragile ego, but that's the fact. It's different than, say, winning an NBA championship. That requires players with talent and skill, an effective business plan and team management and sufficient funding. You can't just randomly select people off the street and just keep playing and eventually win the NBA championship. Game of skill versus game of chance.

You can try this out with a Powerball simulator:
http://justwebware.com/powerball/powerball.html

It requires no skill to win. Just hit Start, and let it run for a couple of weeks, and BAM, you got a 5+1 Jackpot.

Now the question of whether or not skill can measurably improve your chances of winning the lottery? I don't believe so, but if you do, knock yourself out. Just like I don't believe in Allah or Shiva or Buddah, but if you do, go for it, I got no problem with that. Unless you go and attack people in the name of your beliefs, then we have a problem.

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    Posted: August 11, 2013, 1:34 pm - IP Logged

    Big Smile

    Jon how about some of you Southern People send some of that Super Lotto Love cash up north? Those San Diego people don't need more cash anyways.

    See Ya!

    Win once, win big.


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      No, onlymoney, your feeble attempt to manufacture an argument failed. What I posted previously is the logic that underlies the preceding joke, and I stand by both:
      The fact is, it takes no skill the win the lottery, it just takes time. The math is very simple and predictable as any other mathematical formula. But most people don't have infinite time, so they die before they win. Simple as that.
      Winning the lottery IS easy, it just takes time. And the more you play, the higher your wins will be. The problem is, people have finite lives, so the trick is to win the JP early before your life runs out.

      Winning the lottery requires no skill. I'm sorry if that damages your fragile ego, but that's the fact. It's different than, say, winning an NBA championship. That requires players with talent and skill, an effective business plan and team management and sufficient funding. You can't just randomly select people off the street and just keep playing and eventually win the NBA championship. Game of skill versus game of chance.

      You can try this out with a Powerball simulator:
      http://justwebware.com/powerball/powerball.html

      It requires no skill to win. Just hit Start, and let it run for a couple of weeks, and BAM, you got a 5+1 Jackpot.

      Now the question of whether or not skill can measurably improve your chances of winning the lottery? I don't believe so, but if you do, knock yourself out. Just like I don't believe in Allah or Shiva or Buddah, but if you do, go for it, I got no problem with that. Unless you go and attack people in the name of your beliefs, then we have a problem.

      You're right and I'm wrong, sorry.

      I guess I better start playing at least 10,000 tickets for every drawing because I'm not getting any younger. Heck, maybe I'll play 20,000 tickets every draw in PB with 175 million to 1 odds, cause I'm in my late 40's.

       

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      A delusion is a belief held with strong conviction despite superior evidence to the contrary.[1] As a pathology, it is distinct from a belief based on false or incomplete information, confabulation, dogma, illusion, or other effects of perception.

       

      Delusions typically occur in the context of neurological or mental illness, although they are not tied to any particular disease and have been found to occur in the context of many pathological states (both physical and mental). However, they are of particular diagnostic importance in psychotic disorders including schizophrenia, paraphrenia, manic episodes of bipolar disorder, and psychotic depression.

       

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        Posted: August 11, 2013, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

        I play a lottery game at least twice a week and I spend two to three thousands dollars every year on lottery tickets which is less than some folks spend on beer and cigarettes.  Having won a $1500 prize earlier this year I'm only in the hole for $260 so far this year.

        I'm trying to figure out what is interesting about a someone frequently playing lottery games especially scratch-off games and winning a little and losing a little more. A two pack a day smoker probably spends $10 a day and I'm not interested in the impact $3650 year has on their lives. I guess they are looking for someone who maxed out credit cards, lost their house and filed for bankruptcy because of excessive lottery play. The same examples can be found by asking casino gamblers, horse and dog betters, sports betters, alcoholics, or drug users.

        Reading stories about Jack Whittaker or David Edwards is like reading a story about a 20 vehicle pile up on an Interstate.

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          Posted: August 11, 2013, 1:50 pm - IP Logged

          I'm trying to figure out what is interesting about a someone frequently playing lottery games especially scratch-off games and winning a little and losing a little more. A two pack a day smoker probably spends $10 a day and I'm not interested in the impact $3650 year has on their lives. I guess they are looking for someone who maxed out credit cards, lost their house and filed for bankruptcy because of excessive lottery play. The same examples can be found by asking casino gamblers, horse and dog betters, sports betters, alcoholics, or drug users.

          Reading stories about Jack Whittaker or David Edwards is like reading a story about a 20 vehicle pile up on an Interstate.

          I agree!

          J'aime La France.


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            Posted: August 11, 2013, 2:01 pm - IP Logged

            I'm trying to figure out what is interesting about a someone frequently playing lottery games especially scratch-off games and winning a little and losing a little more. A two pack a day smoker probably spends $10 a day and I'm not interested in the impact $3650 year has on their lives. I guess they are looking for someone who maxed out credit cards, lost their house and filed for bankruptcy because of excessive lottery play. The same examples can be found by asking casino gamblers, horse and dog betters, sports betters, alcoholics, or drug users.

            Reading stories about Jack Whittaker or David Edwards is like reading a story about a 20 vehicle pile up on an Interstate.

            I smoke less than a pack a day and I roll my own which comes out to about a dollar per pack. The cherry keeps falling off, but it's worth the hassle to save 90 bucks a month.

            I also save money buy drinking vodka insted of beer. Maybe 15 bucks a week. So 7 bucks for cigs a week plus 15 for vodka equals 22 bucks a week.

            I know many people who spend much more than that on lottery tickets every week. But guess what, I've never complained about it, they can spend their money however they wish. It seems that some may have a guilty conscience because at every opportunity they get, they have to keep comparing how people spend their money and how their way is better because they don't inhale cigarette smoke or swallow alchohol. Yet they probably eat fatty foods, more sugar than the body needs. Then consider the rising cost of healthcare because of obesity and Diabetes. But let's not talk about those people because we want to target smokers and drinkers.

             Most people who I know that don't drink or smoke have more health problems on a regular basis, like getting a cold more often and related illinesses. I hardly get a 24 bug once every two years, If that much even. And like I said earlier, it's in the genes for the most part. How many croak early in life from lung cancer or liver disease and never drank or smoked?

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              Posted: August 11, 2013, 2:25 pm - IP Logged

              I'm trying to figure out what is interesting about a someone frequently playing lottery games especially scratch-off games and winning a little and losing a little more. A two pack a day smoker probably spends $10 a day and I'm not interested in the impact $3650 year has on their lives. I guess they are looking for someone who maxed out credit cards, lost their house and filed for bankruptcy because of excessive lottery play. The same examples can be found by asking casino gamblers, horse and dog betters, sports betters, alcoholics, or drug users.

              Reading stories about Jack Whittaker or David Edwards is like reading a story about a 20 vehicle pile up on an Interstate.

              Maybe Zac thought the stories of Jack Whittaker and David Edwards had been told too many times and he needed some newer ones to tell. 

              He'll probably discover finding interesting stories about lottery players is as hard as winning a lottery jackpot, it's easier just to make one up.  When it comes to talking about lotteries, the truth isn't very interesting.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: August 11, 2013, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

                I smoke less than a pack a day and I roll my own which comes out to about a dollar per pack. The cherry keeps falling off, but it's worth the hassle to save 90 bucks a month.

                I also save money buy drinking vodka insted of beer. Maybe 15 bucks a week. So 7 bucks for cigs a week plus 15 for vodka equals 22 bucks a week.

                I know many people who spend much more than that on lottery tickets every week. But guess what, I've never complained about it, they can spend their money however they wish. It seems that some may have a guilty conscience because at every opportunity they get, they have to keep comparing how people spend their money and how their way is better because they don't inhale cigarette smoke or swallow alchohol. Yet they probably eat fatty foods, more sugar than the body needs. Then consider the rising cost of healthcare because of obesity and Diabetes. But let's not talk about those people because we want to target smokers and drinkers.

                 Most people who I know that don't drink or smoke have more health problems on a regular basis, like getting a cold more often and related illinesses. I hardly get a 24 bug once every two years, If that much even. And like I said earlier, it's in the genes for the most part. How many croak early in life from lung cancer or liver disease and never drank or smoked?

                Well I don't drink or smoke and have no health problems and I am far from obese (and I don't care what people spend their money on normally except for the obese). I have a morbidly obese neighbor who has become too lazy now to even walk the block to catch the bus and she takes a cab to and from work every day and I have never seen a lazier person in my life.

                But I agree with you about the lung cancer. A lot of people who don't smoke seem to be getting it. I had a pet get lung cancer and I always wondered if a neighbor in a nearby townhouse (who would chat and smoke on the sidewalk near my windows) contributed to it.

                J'aime La France.


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                  Well I don't drink or smoke and have no health problems and I am far from obese (and I don't care what people spend their money on normally except for the obese). I have a morbidly obese neighbor who has become too lazy now to even walk the block to catch the bus and she takes a cab to and from work every day and I have never seen a lazier person in my life.

                  But I agree with you about the lung cancer. A lot of people who don't smoke seem to be getting it. I had a pet get lung cancer and I always wondered if a neighbor in a nearby townhouse (who would chat and smoke on the sidewalk near my windows) contributed to it.

                  Sorry about your pet. I love animals more than some people I know.

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                    New Member + 1 post = 17 pages.

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                      New Member + 1 post = 17 pages.

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                        How many croak early in life from lung cancer or liver disease and never drank or smoked?

                        You already used that defense about 7 pages ago only.


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                          Sorry about your pet. I love animals more than some people I know.

                          Loving animals more than people = emotionally disturbed.


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                            No, onlymoney, your feeble attempt to manufacture an argument failed. What I posted previously is the logic that underlies the preceding joke, and I stand by both:
                            The fact is, it takes no skill the win the lottery, it just takes time. The math is very simple and predictable as any other mathematical formula. But most people don't have infinite time, so they die before they win. Simple as that.
                            Winning the lottery IS easy, it just takes time. And the more you play, the higher your wins will be. The problem is, people have finite lives, so the trick is to win the JP early before your life runs out.

                            Winning the lottery requires no skill. I'm sorry if that damages your fragile ego, but that's the fact. It's different than, say, winning an NBA championship. That requires players with talent and skill, an effective business plan and team management and sufficient funding. You can't just randomly select people off the street and just keep playing and eventually win the NBA championship. Game of skill versus game of chance.

                            You can try this out with a Powerball simulator:
                            http://justwebware.com/powerball/powerball.html

                            It requires no skill to win. Just hit Start, and let it run for a couple of weeks, and BAM, you got a 5+1 Jackpot.

                            Now the question of whether or not skill can measurably improve your chances of winning the lottery? I don't believe so, but if you do, knock yourself out. Just like I don't believe in Allah or Shiva or Buddah, but if you do, go for it, I got no problem with that. Unless you go and attack people in the name of your beliefs, then we have a problem.

                            Right on the money bro. only the twisted and inebriated could mix up everything you said.


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                              Posted: August 11, 2013, 6:10 pm - IP Logged

                              Ronnie is part of the 0.1%

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                              Thanks, winning the lottery is easy. All you need is a ticket with the right numbers on it. Happens all the time.

                                 
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