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

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Posted: September 3, 2013, 6:45 pm - IP Logged

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    Posted: September 3, 2013, 9:59 pm - IP Logged

    Precisely...Remember this- was one of two winners from the PB from last Nov?

    The Arizona winner has opted to take cash, $192.5 million, before taxes. On the day of the drawing, he went to 4 Sons Food Store in Fountain Hills, "handed the clerk a $20 bill and he said, 'I'd like 10 in Quick Pick Powerball tickets,'" she told reporters. "The retailer tried to encourage him to spend the entire $20 and he said, 'No, $10 is all I want to spend.' Clearly, that was enough."

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      Posted: September 4, 2013, 1:07 pm - IP Logged

      Precisely...Remember this- was one of two winners from the PB from last Nov?

      The Arizona winner has opted to take cash, $192.5 million, before taxes. On the day of the drawing, he went to 4 Sons Food Store in Fountain Hills, "handed the clerk a $20 bill and he said, 'I'd like 10 in Quick Pick Powerball tickets,'" she told reporters. "The retailer tried to encourage him to spend the entire $20 and he said, 'No, $10 is all I want to spend.' Clearly, that was enough."

      That happened in November 2012 when the cost of one ticket was $2 so he couldn't purchase 10 tickets for $10. It looks like the clerk wasn't encouraging him to spend $20, but was saying it will cost him $20 to purchase 10 QPs.

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        Posted: September 4, 2013, 1:37 pm - IP Logged

        That happened in November 2012 when the cost of one ticket was $2 so he couldn't purchase 10 tickets for $10. It looks like the clerk wasn't encouraging him to spend $20, but was saying it will cost him $20 to purchase 10 QPs.

        The clerk's explanation to the press comes across as odd-  pity this winner does not talk to the press.He probably would have said" l want $10.00 worth of PB tickets"- meaning as you say '5'.
        If l put $10.00 on a counter and told the clerk " PB tickets only bud, l know they would ring me up for 5 unless l said 1 or 3 & so forth.

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          Posted: September 4, 2013, 1:47 pm - IP Logged

          Precisely...Remember this- was one of two winners from the PB from last Nov?

          The Arizona winner has opted to take cash, $192.5 million, before taxes. On the day of the drawing, he went to 4 Sons Food Store in Fountain Hills, "handed the clerk a $20 bill and he said, 'I'd like 10 in Quick Pick Powerball tickets,'" she told reporters. "The retailer tried to encourage him to spend the entire $20 and he said, 'No, $10 is all I want to spend.' Clearly, that was enough."

          Well, 10 quick picks would have been $20.00 in Powerball.  If I was the clerk and this person handed me $20.00 and said I'd like 10 in quick picks, that's exactly what he woulfd have gotten.  10 quick picks  =  $20.00..  So in reality , it wasn't clear enough....!

                                                       

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            Posted: September 4, 2013, 3:48 pm - IP Logged

            Well, 10 quick picks would have been $20.00 in Powerball.  If I was the clerk and this person handed me $20.00 and said I'd like 10 in quick picks, that's exactly what he woulfd have gotten.  10 quick picks  =  $20.00..  So in reality , it wasn't clear enough....!

            What we have here Maddog is one version of what transpired.  It could very well be that the eventual winner did put $20.00 down as we know and said " l want $10.00 worth of powerball QP's - because if he said 10 QP's, there would be no need for the clerk to further clarity the next line " are you sure you DONT WANT $20.00 worth?"
            This winner avoids the press like a plaque- he had his local Congress Person pass a bill on anonymity in his district or State, that's how serious he is about staying in the shadows, away from prying eyes.

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              Posted: September 4, 2013, 11:32 pm - IP Logged

              The clerk's explanation to the press comes across as odd-  pity this winner does not talk to the press.He probably would have said" l want $10.00 worth of PB tickets"- meaning as you say '5'.
              If l put $10.00 on a counter and told the clerk " PB tickets only bud, l know they would ring me up for 5 unless l said 1 or 3 & so forth.

              It really goes well with the topic because every time I buy 10 tickets and win nothing, I feel foolish. LOL

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                Posted: September 5, 2013, 10:48 am - IP Logged

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

                Some think the lottery as a whole is foolish.

                Yes, there are some, no, many that would label you foolish for buying even one ticket.

                I'm sure they would never find their way to this site.

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                  Posted: September 5, 2013, 11:29 am - IP Logged

                  I don't judge what other people do with their money as that is simply their choice. For most it's entertainment but there are some who take it too seriously and create issues for them and their family. I find it sad when I hear about someone spending half the grocery money on lottery tickets when they have hungry children at home.

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                    Posted: September 6, 2013, 10:13 am - IP Logged

                    I'd say jackpot winners who won it with 1 ticket are more likely not to lose the money like 80% of the winners.

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                      Posted: September 6, 2013, 6:41 pm - IP Logged

                      I only buy 2 lines now, used to be 5 but me and my Mom who we split the cost with each other like a mini pool decided it was just a little too much so now we only spend 2 GBP each per draw and we don't always play all the draws so it's fine.

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                        Posted: September 7, 2013, 10:12 am - IP Logged

                        Only 1 set of numbers can win. So buy 1 and hope for it. Now if you have a group of frineds who also play, then I agree with a group lottery, more than 1 ticket purchase. See Ya!

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