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Why Do Rich People Play The Lottery?

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Posted: November 9, 2013, 7:37 pm - IP Logged

Why do rich people play the lottery?

Because they've always played. How many jackpot winners really quit?

Because they're bored.

Because some of them are degenerate gamblers.

Because among the rich money is a way of 'keeping score' and they will brag about a big loss more than a big win.

Because like all other gamblers, they have a psychological need to lose.

The same reasons could be given to the question "Why do poor people play the lottery?".

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
   
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    Posted: November 9, 2013, 7:51 pm - IP Logged

    The same reasons could be given to the question "Why do poor people play the lottery?".

    Well, not money as a means of keeping score.

    A better answer to why poor people play is because it's their only hope of getting out of the trap, paycheck to paycheck existence (if they even get one), or simply a way of getting 'extra'.

    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: December 10, 2013, 1:27 am - IP Logged

      Do they really need the wealth, or are they just greedy?

      Harry,Go Jets

      P.S See that win over the Saints. Smiley

      They probably enjoy the thrill of winning, like everybody else.  And more money never hurt, as long as you don't invade another country and steal all of theirs under false pretenses.  That tends to happen from time to time.  We might be due.

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        Posted: December 10, 2013, 8:13 am - IP Logged

        It's because they can :). Simply put, they would wager into any possibility that having extra money isn't a bad thing. It's also they do not want to be left out in the crowds; standing in line to get the tickets. It is one of the best thing in this country (USA), anyone over 18 can play the lottery...period. So you're poor, homeless, millionaire, billionaire and gazillionaire, you can buy any lottery games.

        playing what can be afforded...spend half of what was reclaimed.

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          Posted: December 10, 2013, 11:43 am - IP Logged

          Because they can afford to.

          They can play freely without playing with "scared" money. (like most of the rest of us,lol)


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            Posted: December 10, 2013, 3:31 pm - IP Logged

            Because they can afford to.

            They can play freely without playing with "scared" money. (like most of the rest of us,lol)

            Yes they can definately afford to.

            But it seems having wealth is a competition for wealthy people (if they are really human people and not interdimensional abstract alien entities).

            So perhaps the real reason rich people play the lottery is in order to acquire more "wealth" in order to make their "wealthy" neighbors jealous.Blue Thinking

             

            P.S.

            The jets need to fire that fat stupid coach already. And sanchez needs some testosterone shots.

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              Posted: December 10, 2013, 5:02 pm - IP Logged

              Do they really need the wealth, or are they just greedy?

              Harry,Go Jets

              P.S See that win over the Saints. Smiley

              I know people who have bank accounts of $200,000 & up...way up. 

              They worked for the money & made great achievments, or inherited money, etc. Some play because for the most part, if they lose money it is no problem. They are not depending on the money for their primary survival. Most like the winning feeling. 

              Some of them take the time to formulate their own systems. Others may go around looking for fruitful easy systems that will continue to win almost everyday.

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                Posted: December 10, 2013, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

                Play Responsibly. California Lottery winner Patricia Frierson was living in the Econo Lodge for 3 years when she bought 1 ticket and won $91 Million.

                Guess Who's Back?

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                  Posted: December 10, 2013, 6:32 pm - IP Logged

                  "Why Do Rich People Play The  Lottery?"

                  We do it just to piss off the poor people.

                  I mean afterall, muffy, they smell.

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                    Posted: December 10, 2013, 9:04 pm - IP Logged

                    So they can afford more frozen, concentrated  orange juice futures.

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                      Posted: December 10, 2013, 10:17 pm - IP Logged

                      Perhaps to convince themselves that there is no such word as unattainable in their dictionaries.

                       

                       

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                        Posted: December 10, 2013, 10:33 pm - IP Logged

                        I am sure they like to win just like I like to win.  Only they can afford more tickets than me.-weshar75

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