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How Many Folks Gave Up On Powerball When It Went To $2?

Topic closed. 37 replies. Last post 3 years ago by bigbear29.

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Lemon Crush, Ore.
United States
Member #48192
December 14, 2006
46 Posts
Posted: February 12, 2014, 12:19 am - IP Logged

Yep, I also quit playing when it went to $2.

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    Baton Rouge, LA
    United States
    Member #4602
    May 7, 2004
    700 Posts
    Posted: February 18, 2014, 7:37 pm - IP Logged

    I still play it in the lottery pool I run at work, but only play myself when it gets above $100 million.

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      helpmewin's avatar - dandy
      United States
      Member #106665
      February 22, 2011
      19964 Posts
      Posted: February 18, 2014, 10:24 pm - IP Logged

      Lottery players do not have time to breathe with these jackpot games. How can you play the lottery 4 times a week and only lose. Lottery players are tired of losing money. It is the reason why big jackpots are not exciting people anymore. Reality has set in. We can't win any significant prizes playing these jackpot games.

      Not everyone loses, i play on Winnings Naughty

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        LAS VEGAS
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        Member #47729
        November 22, 2006
        4577 Posts
        Posted: February 18, 2014, 11:28 pm - IP Logged

        Not everyone loses, i play on Winnings Naughty

        I Agree!

          ttech10's avatar - blobdude
          United States
          Member #92330
          June 5, 2010
          887 Posts
          Posted: February 18, 2014, 11:43 pm - IP Logged

          Used to try and play every draw. Now, I have played maybe 4 times and they were all when the jackpot was over $300,000,000.

          Those were a couple months ago and haven't wanted to play again since then.

            rundown99's avatar - cigar

            United States
            Member #567
            August 14, 2002
            485 Posts
            Posted: February 20, 2014, 12:48 pm - IP Logged

            In the past, probably from 2003-2008, I played the lottery many times.  I think 2001 or 2002 was when I first joined this message forum.  It has been a couple years since I bought any lottery ticket.  I think the last time I played, it was powerball when each ticket was still only $1.  The only reason why I played at that time was because it was a group who played and I didn't want to be the one person who didn't play and miss out if the tickets had won a large amount of money.  With those kinds of odds (1 in 173 million), I don't think I would be lucky enough to win such a game.  I would not purchase a lottery ticket for $2 with those kinds of odds.  In all honesty, I would rather not play the lottery at all and live a normal life than win the lottery and have everyone just use me.  That is why if I ever did play a lottery again, it would be in a state where I can be anonymous.

            Smart lottery winners form trust to claim their winnings.  They send an attorney to the lottery headquarters to claim the prize in trust, so that ONLY the name of the trust is revealed.  And they tell NO ONE, especially relatives.

            If you ever win a lottery and you are single, the only person you should ever marry is someone who was truly in love with you BEFORE you won the jackpot!

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              October 27, 2010
              177 Posts
              Posted: February 20, 2014, 12:55 pm - IP Logged

              Never give up,

              Never say Die......Cheers

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                Member #145267
                August 1, 2013
                1672 Posts
                Posted: February 20, 2014, 12:58 pm - IP Logged

                I quit MM and moved that money to powerball.  Now, I may-be leaving powerball if more places start to win and not the same locations.