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Would you be willing to never play the lottery again?

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Posted: October 6, 2013, 11:56 pm - IP Logged

Would you be willing to never play the lottery again if you could have back everything you ever put in? 
Just curious how many would walk away, or still wait for lady luck?

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    Posted: October 7, 2013, 12:20 am - IP Logged
    tempting that would be close to 500.000.00

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      Posted: October 7, 2013, 12:38 am - IP Logged

      Would you be willing to never play the lottery again if you could have back everything you ever put in? 
      Just curious how many would walk away, or still wait for lady luck?

      No since I have put no more than $2,000-$3,000/yr in it over the last 30 years and winning a jackpot would cover that many times over.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: October 7, 2013, 12:43 am - IP Logged

        I'd have to live quite a few lifeteims to have put that much into the lottery to consider making such deal.

        Besides, I don't think any real player could keep their end of such a bargain.

        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: October 7, 2013, 12:58 am - IP Logged

          I'd have to live quite a few lifeteims to have put that much into the lottery to consider making such deal.

          Besides, I don't think any real player could keep their end of such a bargain.

          I Agree! All ready many of the players who vowed to never play PB again after its price increase changed their minds.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: October 7, 2013, 10:52 am - IP Logged

            yeah why not, there's still keno and scratchers.

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              Posted: October 7, 2013, 11:00 am - IP Logged

              Nope.

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                Posted: October 7, 2013, 11:15 am - IP Logged

                Would you be willing to never play the lottery again if you could have back everything you ever put in? 
                Just curious how many would walk away, or still wait for lady luck?

                Heck no....If you had of asked me about stock investments maybe LoL, but the money Ive put into trying to win a lottery jackpot is completely no where near what I could win with a huge jackpot...or even the base jackpot

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                  Posted: October 7, 2013, 11:41 am - IP Logged

                  No. Considering I only play when the cash value (not advertised annuity) exceeds $100 million. I have spent on average $30-$50 per year for the past decade so it's a non factor.

                  ** Some people fulfill their dreams by receiving entitlements from the Government while others wake up and work hard for it! **

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                    Posted: October 7, 2013, 7:31 pm - IP Logged

                    No. Considering I only play when the cash value (not advertised annuity) exceeds $100 million. I have spent on average $30-$50 per year for the past decade so it's a non factor.

                    NO WAY!!! There's no telling when I might come up with the method that gives me guarenteed hits every week.

                    "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

                    The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

                    Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

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                      Posted: October 8, 2013, 2:27 am - IP Logged

                      Would you be willing to never play the lottery again if you could have back everything you ever put in? 
                      Just curious how many would walk away, or still wait for lady luck?

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                        Posted: October 8, 2013, 7:02 am - IP Logged

                        Have not been playing for that long...will keep playing

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                          Posted: October 8, 2013, 9:06 am - IP Logged

                          No.

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                            Posted: October 8, 2013, 10:10 am - IP Logged

                            That would be like looking at the fork in the road and asking " Do l go left or right?" Do l take the Red or Green pill?
                            Ultimately living with regrets is not living at all. Play the game, win or lose- its the thrill of the hunt.

                            * Ever  heard a fisherman bemoan not catching any fish on any day out on the water?. Ever wonder why?

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                              Posted: October 8, 2013, 12:00 pm - IP Logged

                              Na, I enjoy it.

                               

                              I only buy 2 lines when the JP is over a big amount now and I haven't played that long only about 2 years or so.

                               

                              I used to buy 5 lines but I decided if I want to play long term that's a bit much.

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                              EuroMillions / Spent: £22 / Won £0 / Total -£22

                              UK Lotto / Spent: £4 / Won: £0 / Total: -£4

                              2016 Total: -£24

                              Jan: -£22 Feb: £0 ~ Mar: £0 ~ April: £0 ~ May: £0 ~ June: £0 ~ July: £2

                               

                              EuroMillions = £2 Line / Played: x11 [old price] 

                              EuroMillions = £2.50 Line / Played: x0

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