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Is there a jackpot win you would consider " too small" and not bother coming forward to claim?

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Posted: November 22, 2013, 11:12 am - IP Logged

Be realistic or funny... We can handle it. 

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    Posted: November 22, 2013, 6:03 pm - IP Logged

    noise-gate,

    During one of the jackpot fever frenzies here at LP MM was all pumed up. Somone posated that ideally what you would want to do was hit it when it went back down to the $12M start point (start at that time) before the big winner came forth to claim the' fever' jackpot.

    Not a bad approach, really.

    I think a few state lotteries (Pick 6) have a $1M start point, but I don't think that's too small to claim.

    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: November 22, 2013, 9:58 pm - IP Logged

      Be realistic or funny... We can handle it. 

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      Ok Ill play....being funny I wouldnt come forward if I just won a dime...being realistic starting at a dollar and going up from there I would claim

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        Posted: November 22, 2013, 10:28 pm - IP Logged


        Ok Ill play....being funny I wouldnt come forward if I just won a dime...being realistic starting at a dollar and going up from there I would claim

        I wouldn't play a game that any of its prizes weren't worth claiming. 

        The only times I wouldn't have bother to claim a prize were when I drove out of state to play MM and PB and the winnings were less the cost to drive back but that never happened because there was always a jackpot worth making the drive again before my winning tickets expired.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning one * 
           
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          Posted: November 23, 2013, 5:14 am - IP Logged

          No win is to small for me to claim!Dance

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            Posted: November 23, 2013, 7:52 am - IP Logged

            I let an $8 ticket expire in Ohio because I didn't have a chance to go back and it would have cost more in gas than it was worth.  I should have mailed it in.

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              Ok Ill play....being funny I wouldnt come forward if I just won a dime...being realistic starting at a dollar and going up from there I would claim

              Green laugh

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                Posted: November 23, 2013, 8:29 am - IP Logged

                I wouldn't play a game that any of its prizes weren't worth claiming. 

                The only times I wouldn't have bother to claim a prize were when I drove out of state to play MM and PB and the winnings were less the cost to drive back but that never happened because there was always a jackpot worth making the drive again before my winning tickets expired.

                A few years back before Texas got PB, I drove to OK and bought some tics. Won a couple bucks or whatever just the powerball paid, and I never took the time to drive back up there to claim it. I could have mailed it but, I just wasn't that motivated.

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                  Posted: November 23, 2013, 8:55 am - IP Logged

                  if it's a penny i'll claim it

                  some day....some day

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                    Posted: November 23, 2013, 10:20 am - IP Logged

                    Be realistic or funny... We can handle it. 

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                        Posted: November 23, 2013, 12:58 pm - IP Logged

                        Be realistic or funny... We can handle it. 

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                            Posted: November 23, 2013, 1:53 pm - IP Logged

                            I let an $8 ticket expire in Ohio because I didn't have a chance to go back and it would have cost more in gas than it was worth.  I should have mailed it in.

                            I use to drive to Indiana to get PB tickets before it came to Ohio but Ohio hasn't had a game that attracted out of state players since its Super Lotto Plus game so that must have been a long time ago.

                            Neighboring states getting PB ended the big jackpots of Ohio's Super Lotto Plus, it needed out of state players to grow the jackpot $4M after each drawing.

                             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning one * 
                               
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                              Posted: November 23, 2013, 2:44 pm - IP Logged

                              Green laugh

                               

                              You know, If i was a billionaire, and I won a $5000 dollar straight playing one of the baby games, then I might not bother to claim it.  Especially if i was home and had some diarreaha after eating some especially spicy kungpo chicken and curry shrimp then i might not want to go claim it at all.

                              Maybe send it str8 to charity, do not pass go.

                              But that then begs the question, why are you playing a game if you wont claim it if you win?  It also begs the question, why do you keep eating all that spicy food?

                              Now perhaps if i hit the win four for $2500 AND a pick 3 prize of $250 AND a Take Five Jackpot of $50,000 AND a SWEET Million prize of $3 bucks AND a Mega Millions Jackpot of 740 million after taxes ALL ON THE SAME DAY, THEN I might not consider claiming the win four prize.

                              I guess that answer a stupid question with a relatively stupid and improbable answer.