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Would you label people who buy more than one ticket for PB/MM foolish?

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Posted: September 2, 2013, 11:12 pm - IP Logged

If ONLY one set of numbers is picked as the winner- is it fair to say " Stop Right there bud"- anything more is money down the drain.

Yes or No?

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    Posted: September 2, 2013, 11:32 pm - IP Logged

    There are those who will say " l purchase Only ONE ticket" regardless of whether the Jackpot is $40 million or $400 Million. All it takes is ONE ticket, do you share that opinion or do you feel that more than one ticket is necessary to cover " all your bets so to speak"?

    What of pools, despite some winning- should the prevailing attitude be " they got lucky!"

    A Yes or No would Suffice. 

     

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      Posted: September 3, 2013, 12:09 am - IP Logged

      noise-gate,

      A guy I worked with in Vegas said everybody bets the same amount, not meaning a monetary amount but whatever amount it takes to give them a thrill.

      Lotteries are a little different here, but for the most part gamblers will brag more about a big loss than a win.

      Near graphic in the OP, could be used for many things.

      As far as a Y/N answer, unless you are in fact data mining or doing opinion polls for some lottery putting questions up on a discussion board and asking for only Y/N answers is a wee bit curious.

      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: September 3, 2013, 12:28 am - IP Logged

        noise-gate,

        A guy I worked with in Vegas said everybody bets the same amount, not meaning a monetary amount but whatever amount it takes to give them a thrill.

        Lotteries are a little different here, but for the most part gamblers will brag more about a big loss than a win.

        Near graphic in the OP, could be used for many things.

        As far as a Y/N answer, unless you are in fact data mining or doing opinion polls for some lottery putting questions up on a discussion board and asking for only Y/N answers is a wee bit curious.

        No data mining here C.T.
        This question is closely related to the one l asked previously so in order to avoid the " did l not answer something similar" - l gave an easier choice. Some people are afraid to get into a discussion and would rather have short sentence answers that cover all the bases. A Y/N in this case is appropriate- l think.
        For instance in many cases you will see that there is  more " viewing" of a topic than answering it which begs the question" do you have an opinion one way or another on the topic you just read?"
        Hope you see my point.

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          Posted: September 3, 2013, 6:59 am - IP Logged

          No, they  can buy as many tickets as they want.

          Some think the lottery as a whole is foolish.

          ...the secret to Luck is never to trust it...

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            Posted: September 3, 2013, 8:39 am - IP Logged

            Buy as many tics as you can afford without using the mortgage money, food , etc.

            Only one line can win, but the only way to to increase your chances of winning (small chances) is to buy more tics.

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              Posted: September 3, 2013, 8:54 am - IP Logged

              Buy as many tics as you can afford without using the mortgage money, food , etc.

              Only one line can win, but the only way to to increase your chances of winning (small chances) is to buy more tics.

              Now that's a very accurate answer...only one ticket can win but which ONE is the winning ONE???

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                Posted: September 3, 2013, 12:33 pm - IP Logged

                Buy as many tics as you can afford without using the mortgage money, food , etc.

                Only one line can win, but the only way to to increase your chances of winning (small chances) is to buy more tics.

                My thoughts exactly.  Who's to say how much one person should play?  If I had the bank roll to wheel a good amount of numbers (100-150 lines), I'd do it.  My chances of winning would definitely be better at hitting something substantial that way.  It's all in the numbers.  Unfortunately I don't have that kind of bank roll so I play my $20-$40 a week on the Lotto.  I find that when I play more, I tend to win more, but I play a bit different and strategize my plays than just shootin' in the dark hoping for a hit (QP'ing).  I would think that's how most big lotto players play.  To answer your question if I think someones foolish for playing more than one ticket at a time?  No.
                To spin things around, I think if you're going to play the Lotto, I'd find it a bit foolish to be playing only 1 ticket per game.  That's just me though, LOL.

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                  Posted: September 3, 2013, 1:19 pm - IP Logged

                  It depends on if you are one of those people that can afford to buy many tickets.  No bills, extra money in saving/checking and retirement saving is looking pretty good.  So, no is my answer also, and I agree, buying only one ticket may-be considered foolish also.

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                    Posted: September 3, 2013, 1:21 pm - IP Logged

                    Their money. It is in their possesion to spend it.

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                      Posted: September 3, 2013, 1:23 pm - IP Logged

                      Nope, not at all..!

                                                                   

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                        Posted: September 3, 2013, 2:04 pm - IP Logged

                        No I wouldn't.

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                          Posted: September 3, 2013, 2:57 pm - IP Logged

                          Picture a sandbox with one hundred seventy five million, two hundred twenty three thousand, five hundred ten grains of sand in it.

                          And one of those grains of sand has an x on it.

                          Picture a blindfolded man sticking his hand in that sandbox and picking out one of those grains of sand.

                          What do you think the chances are of him picking out that one grain with the x? Pretty remote, right? Right.

                          How about if you had ten or twenty grains with an x in there? Still pretty remote, right? Right.

                          One ticket gets you a remote chance and ten or twenty more ain't really gonna help much.

                          One's all you need.

                          But it's a free country.

                          So I buy two.

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                            Posted: September 3, 2013, 3:04 pm - IP Logged

                            untill they  have had the prize draw, and i know theeir spending is all lost, i would refrain from calling anyone a moron. Im same as most here, its their money, blow it on waht ever junk floats your boat, its non of my business.

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                              Posted: September 3, 2013, 4:42 pm - IP Logged

                              I buy one ticket 99% of the time. While on most levels, I would not care how much someone spends, however when I hear someone complaining about debts, etc. (and they buy one way more than one ticket per game and scratch offs), I do think the money would be better spent paying down their debts. I do wonder about their money management skills and common sense.

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