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Why Do Millions Of People Play The Lottery Regardless Of The Odds Of Winning?

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Posted: January 21, 2014, 1:34 pm - IP Logged

LOTTERY PLAYERS ARE TRYING TO BEAT TIME.

Yep, you speak the truth.

Winning the lottery is a certainty given enough time. But humans do not have enough time and croak first before they win. The trick is winning EARLY, well before your time.

I know this full well, and only play because of the WTF factor. Just play because, WTF, take a chance, what have you got to lose, a few bucks? Small price to pay for a bit of entertainment and to be in it to win it.

I know that for MM/PB, about 1/3 of money spent goes to the JP winner, which in all likelihood won't be me. And I know that another 1/3 goes to state funding for public benefit, which does not directly benefit me as I'm not a student or senior. The rest is for administration and the lower tier prizes, of which I'll only get back a few cents on the dollar.

But WTF, it's just a buck!(or two)

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    i know popele who dont even buy tickets tell me what they wil do if they win ! ! !

     

    i dont think the mental  problem lies just with lotto ticket buyers.

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      Posted: January 21, 2014, 2:12 pm - IP Logged

      Most know it's unlikely they will win a jackpot, but not impossible. There are some so obsessed with winning they can't go a week without discussing spending winnings they will probably never see. I wonder how may of them are treated for depression after years of failure?

      I Agree! I had expressed the same concern in a different thread.

      The highs and low of expecting a life changing win eventually takes it toll on many. 

      I play occasionally but only for entertainment...no wild expectations.

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        Most know it's unlikely they will win a jackpot, but not impossible. There are some so obsessed with winning they can't go a week without discussing spending winnings they will probably never see. I wonder how may of them are treated for depression after years of failure?

        I feel sorry for them. I wonder if they do the same thing to their friends and relatives.

        Suzie: Oh look, it's her/him coming at the door.

        Husband: Quick, shut the lights off and don't answer the door. I just can't stand another list of what she's going to buy when she wins. This is the 5th time this week. lol

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          Posted: January 21, 2014, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

          The simple answer is don't look back on life and say to your self  ,.........I should of ,..........I could of ,...........I would of . Life is full of hopes and dreams  and sometimes they come true .

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            I Agree! I had expressed the same concern in a different thread.

            The highs and low of expecting a life changing win eventually takes it toll on many. 

            I play occasionally but only for entertainment...no wild expectations.

            I still play the lottery sporadically, but we cannot change the fact that spending $1 and $2 on the lottery adds up in the long run.

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              I feel sorry for them. I wonder if they do the same thing to their friends and relatives.

              Suzie: Oh look, it's her/him coming at the door.

              Husband: Quick, shut the lights off and don't answer the door. I just can't stand another list of what she's going to buy when she wins. This is the 5th time this week. lol

              Powerball jackpot is $131 Million. Are you spending $2 for a ticket? LOL

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                The simple answer is don't look back on life and say to your self  ,.........I should of ,..........I could of ,...........I would of . Life is full of hopes and dreams  and sometimes they come true .

                Do you play the lottery?

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                  Posted: January 21, 2014, 4:11 pm - IP Logged

                  They play the lottery for the same reason they vote my man!  To get something for nothing!

                  Look at those brand new Benjamin Franklins you are throwing around!  It makes the mouth water!  My grandpa once told me "Son.....That money makes the mare trot!"

                  Speaking of mares lets horse trade.  I'll trade a bottle of Peach Schnapps for a bottle of Hennessy whattaya say?Big Grin

                  YOU WILL NEVER WIN A LOTTERY JACKPOT IN YOUR LIFETIME.

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                    Posted: January 21, 2014, 4:12 pm - IP Logged

                    Why Do Millions Of People Play The Lottery Regardless Of The Odds Of Winning?

                    Because it's the cheapest form of enterpayment outside using the public library lol

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                      Why Do Millions Of People Play The Lottery Regardless Of The Odds Of Winning?

                      Because it's the cheapest form of enterpayment outside using the public library lol

                      Why do you want to win a lottery jackpot?

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                        Why do you want to win a lottery jackpot?

                        Live large and then help out people I care about with the remainder Big Grin

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                          Posted: January 21, 2014, 4:42 pm - IP Logged

                          Live large and then help out people I care about with the remainder Big Grin

                          When is Mega Millions going to reach $100M annuity?

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                            Posted: January 21, 2014, 4:46 pm - IP Logged

                            I don't know. I'm not playing it or PB for now. I'll spring into action around April after my experience with Cash 5 is acquired.

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                              I don't know. I'm not playing it or PB for now. I'll spring into action around April after my experience with Cash 5 is acquired.

                              I DO NOT PLAY THE LOTTERY.

                              I DID NOT PLAY THE LOTTERY TODAY.

                              HOW TO WIN THE LOTTERY BY NOT PLAYING=SAVE YOUR MONEY TO PLAY THE LOTTERY SOMEDAY.

                              OUR REGULAR LOTTERY PROGRAMMING.

                              1) Playing the lottery more often for less tickets= Buying 1 lottery ticket.

                              2) Playing the lottery less often for more tickets= Buying multiple lottery tickets.

                              3) Playing the lottery less often for less tickets= Buying 1 lottery ticket monthly or yearly.

                              4) Playing the lottery more often for more tickets= Spending more money= Gambling addiction.

                              I SET A LOTTERY STOP LOSS LIMIT TO MINIMIZE MY LOSSES.

                              A lottery stop loss limit is very important to be a successful lottery player over the long term.

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