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What's the oddest lotto question you've been asked?

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Posted: February 26, 2014, 12:42 am - IP Logged

When there's a frenzy there's suddenly a whole bunch of new 'experts' and media hype and all kinds of odds comparisons but I'm not refering to those.

My wife and I know a guy who has been playing a long, long time, all the draw games. So the other day we bump into him and he asked if there are any prizes beside the jackpot!

Kind of floored us.

He plays his own numbers and QPs but I don't think he's ever read the back of a playslip.

How about you? Anyone asked you a question that kind of threw you for a loop?

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: February 26, 2014, 3:27 am - IP Logged

    im hoping that doesnt mean he tosses out any tickets with all  6 numbers on it?  man if its  mega million or powerball, next prize down is still pretty sweet.

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      Posted: February 26, 2014, 5:56 am - IP Logged

      When there's a frenzy there's suddenly a whole bunch of new 'experts' and media hype and all kinds of odds comparisons but I'm not refering to those.

      My wife and I know a guy who has been playing a long, long time, all the draw games. So the other day we bump into him and he asked if there are any prizes beside the jackpot!

      Kind of floored us.

      He plays his own numbers and QPs but I don't think he's ever read the back of a playslip.

      How about you? Anyone asked you a question that kind of threw you for a loop?

      oh geeeze ...... Green laugh

      sounds like the kind of guy whos probably toss out millions in small change winners No Pity!

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        Posted: February 26, 2014, 9:48 am - IP Logged

        The Mrs asked me one day, " When you win the lottery you aren't plan in trading me in for a younger model are you"?

        I kindly replied as I walked outside to mow the lawn
        ,"oh NO dear.....................................................................not yet" Naughty

        Got a frozen Swanson chicken pot pie for dinner What?

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          Posted: February 26, 2014, 9:53 am - IP Logged

          The Mrs asked me one day, " When you win the lottery you aren't plan in trading me in for a younger model are you"?

          I kindly replied as I walked outside to mow the lawn
          ,"oh NO dear.....................................................................not yet" Naughty

          Got a frozen Swanson chicken pot pie for dinner What?

          hehehehehe .....

            Astekblue's avatar - Tarlor
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            Posted: February 26, 2014, 10:56 am - IP Logged

            The Mrs asked me one day, " When you win the lottery you aren't plan in trading me in for a younger model are you"?

            I kindly replied as I walked outside to mow the lawn
            ,"oh NO dear.....................................................................not yet" Naughty

            Got a frozen Swanson chicken pot pie for dinner What?

            A   friend  of  mine's   wife   ,   asked   him  the  same  question  awhile  back

             

            He  told  her    "   Yea  ,   I  am  gonna  trade  you  in  for   two   20's   "   

             

            She  told   him       "  You  aint  wired   for    220 "     Smile   

             

             

            He  dont  say  much  about   it   anymore  Smile

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              Posted: February 26, 2014, 11:32 am - IP Logged

              When there's a frenzy there's suddenly a whole bunch of new 'experts' and media hype and all kinds of odds comparisons but I'm not refering to those.

              My wife and I know a guy who has been playing a long, long time, all the draw games. So the other day we bump into him and he asked if there are any prizes beside the jackpot!

              Kind of floored us.

              He plays his own numbers and QPs but I don't think he's ever read the back of a playslip.

              How about you? Anyone asked you a question that kind of threw you for a loop?

              Someone asked me once " What if your lottery cheque bounces?" I still think they were kidding though.

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                Posted: February 26, 2014, 12:02 pm - IP Logged

                A   friend  of  mine's   wife   ,   asked   him  the  same  question  awhile  back

                 

                He  told  her    "   Yea  ,   I  am  gonna  trade  you  in  for   two   20's   "   

                 

                She  told   him       "  You  aint  wired   for    220 "     Smile   

                 

                 

                He  dont  say  much  about   it   anymore  Smile

                LOL!  Thumbs Up

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                  Posted: February 26, 2014, 12:16 pm - IP Logged

                  "Have you won the jackpot?" as I'm standing next to my '95 Saturn. Big Grin

                  Uh.....no.

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                    Posted: February 26, 2014, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

                    "Have you won the jackpot?" as I'm standing next to my '95 Saturn. Big Grin

                    Uh.....no.

                    Smile

                     

                     

                    I  could  do  that  with  my   95 '    Buick 

                     

                    Still  runs  like  a  top  though   Thumbs Up

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                      Posted: February 26, 2014, 6:20 pm - IP Logged

                      When there's a frenzy there's suddenly a whole bunch of new 'experts' and media hype and all kinds of odds comparisons but I'm not refering to those.

                      My wife and I know a guy who has been playing a long, long time, all the draw games. So the other day we bump into him and he asked if there are any prizes beside the jackpot!

                      Kind of floored us.

                      He plays his own numbers and QPs but I don't think he's ever read the back of a playslip.

                      How about you? Anyone asked you a question that kind of threw you for a loop?

                      I had the same experience CT. This one woman in my office (and office filled with professionally degreed people who are supposed to ask questions and have some reasoning skills, etc....lol) buys a ticket when PB or MM is high (QP). I asked her one day if she won anything and she said "you mean you can win other prizes for fewer than 6 numbers???" She had been tossing her tickets after hearing where the JP was won.  I was stunned. It would seem like anyone would at least go to the internet and do 3 seconds of homework there. Still speechless on this 2 months later.Type

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                        Posted: February 26, 2014, 6:38 pm - IP Logged

                        What are the numbers? Big Grin Santa

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                          Posted: February 27, 2014, 10:59 am - IP Logged

                          I had the same experience CT. This one woman in my office (and office filled with professionally degreed people who are supposed to ask questions and have some reasoning skills, etc....lol) buys a ticket when PB or MM is high (QP). I asked her one day if she won anything and she said "you mean you can win other prizes for fewer than 6 numbers???" She had been tossing her tickets after hearing where the JP was won.  I was stunned. It would seem like anyone would at least go to the internet and do 3 seconds of homework there. Still speechless on this 2 months later.Type

                          Wow?! talk about crazy! even though I seldom play, I still take the time to check my tickets. It may be several days later but I do verify that I indeed have a non winner.

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                            Posted: February 27, 2014, 12:06 pm - IP Logged

                            "Have you won the jackpot?" as I'm standing next to my '95 Saturn. Big Grin

                            Uh.....no.

                            lol, Could always say, Hey ! Look at my Antique.

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                            For a lead role in a cage?

                             

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                              Posted: February 27, 2014, 12:32 pm - IP Logged

                              A   friend  of  mine's   wife   ,   asked   him  the  same  question  awhile  back

                               

                              He  told  her    "   Yea  ,   I  am  gonna  trade  you  in  for   two   20's   "   

                               

                              She  told   him       "  You  aint  wired   for    220 "     Smile   

                               

                               

                              He  dont  say  much  about   it   anymore  Smile

                              LOL!  I like that one.