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How are lotteries able to stay "in business" when they're too easy to win?

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Posted: March 30, 2014, 2:56 pm - IP Logged

Seriously, I'd like to know.  Winners are fleecing the lotteries left and right and making a mockery of the game.  it's time for a new lottery!  A 5+1 game with a matrix of 999,999,999,999 white balls, and 99,999,999 bonus balls.  Oh and it would be computerized drawings.  I'd like to see California win that once a month!

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    Posted: March 30, 2014, 3:11 pm - IP Logged

    You're the only one who would play such a game.

    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: March 30, 2014, 3:25 pm - IP Logged

      The lottery would also go out of buissness if it was impossible to win. They make waaay more than they payout trust me. Well they do in tn anyway lol.

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        Posted: March 30, 2014, 3:29 pm - IP Logged

        Seriously, I'd like to know.  Winners are fleecing the lotteries left and right and making a mockery of the game.  it's time for a new lottery!  A 5+1 game with a matrix of 999,999,999,999 white balls, and 99,999,999 bonus balls.  Oh and it would be computerized drawings.  I'd like to see California win that once a month!

        The lottery is easy to win?

        I swear, some of you people on this site need serious mental evaluation by a board certified licensed Psychologist.

        The word "Delusional" is not even appropriate anymore. I need a much more graphic description to use from now on. Crazy

        We need an emoticon wearing a straight jacket added to the choices.

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          Posted: March 30, 2014, 3:33 pm - IP Logged

          The lottery is easy to win?

          I swear, some of you people on this site need serious mental evaluation by a board certified licensed Psychologist.

          The word "Delusional" is not even appropriate anymore. I need a much more graphic description to use from now on. Crazy

          We need an emoticon wearing a straight jacket added to the choices.

          I Agree!

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            Posted: March 30, 2014, 3:49 pm - IP Logged

            The lottery is easy to win?

            I swear, some of you people on this site need serious mental evaluation by a board certified licensed Psychologist.

            The word "Delusional" is not even appropriate anymore. I need a much more graphic description to use from now on. Crazy

            We need an emoticon wearing a straight jacket added to the choices.

            ask and you shall receive  golfer1960,noisegate and etc etc now we just need to get Todd to install it

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              Posted: March 30, 2014, 3:56 pm - IP Logged

              Seriously, I'd like to know.  Winners are fleecing the lotteries left and right and making a mockery of the game.  it's time for a new lottery!  A 5+1 game with a matrix of 999,999,999,999 white balls, and 99,999,999 bonus balls.  Oh and it would be computerized drawings.  I'd like to see California win that once a month!

              TwitchWhat?I'm with you jj...I get bored as hell knowing I hold the winning ticket every other week.

              I even contacted the CT lotto headquarters to up their ante or else I 'm gonna go up there and throw folks around so bad it's gonna look like a superman audition.

              LOL

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              for always sticking up for me.."

               


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                Posted: March 30, 2014, 4:32 pm - IP Logged

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                I don't know any lottery that is too easy to win. My desktop background shows a 5/6 win with 1633 euros win for a 6+R/42 game, when it was 50 cents for a combination. Today you pay 1 euro for a combination, the game is 6+R/45 and the latest 5/6 payed around 900 euros.

                6+R/42 in 2009: combination 5/6 : 1633 win for 0.5 EUR and 4/6 win was 28.30 EUR
                6+R/45 in 2014: combination 5/6 : 900.80 win for 1 EUR and 4/6 was 18.60 EUR

                The game was unfair and now it is just criminal?

                If you don't get it, here with algebra:

                Year 2009 5/6 3266 for 1 euro
                Year 2014 5/6  900  for 1 euro

                 

                Now they pay the 2+ 3+ 4+, they didn't before. It is all watered and unbalanced, expensive and harder.

                You don't play to win, you play to pay the lottery organizers and the taxes.

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                  Posted: March 30, 2014, 4:34 pm - IP Logged

                  I wish I could answer you but I don't speak Troll Beaver

                  That money's gone fo ever

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                    Posted: March 30, 2014, 5:58 pm - IP Logged

                    i   agree

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                      Posted: March 30, 2014, 6:04 pm - IP Logged

                      the  lottery  never  loses   money     if  they   collect   300,000  dollars  on   pick   three   bets      the   payout   is  only   shared   to   the   winners on   150.000,dollars,,   they   keep   150,000 dollars,  its   based on   parimutual   betting    in   n.y   if  a  number   reaches   a   certain  sell  point  before  the  drawing   they   will  make  that   number   not   playable   until  the   drawing  is   over

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                        ask and you shall receive  golfer1960,noisegate and etc etc now we just need to get Todd to install it

                        LOL.

                        If he did, I predict it would be the most used emoticon on the forums.

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                          Posted: March 30, 2014, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

                          Seriously, I'd like to know.  Winners are fleecing the lotteries left and right and making a mockery of the game.  it's time for a new lottery!  A 5+1 game with a matrix of 999,999,999,999 white balls, and 99,999,999 bonus balls.  Oh and it would be computerized drawings.  I'd like to see California win that once a month!

                          They make $1 for a $1 so how are they not making any money. hmmmm  i have a low tolerance for ignorance

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                            Posted: March 30, 2014, 6:47 pm - IP Logged

                            Seriously, I'd like to know.  Winners are fleecing the lotteries left and right and making a mockery of the game.  it's time for a new lottery!  A 5+1 game with a matrix of 999,999,999,999 white balls, and 99,999,999 bonus balls.  Oh and it would be computerized drawings.  I'd like to see California win that once a month!

                            That may be true for a few winners but as long as millions of losers continue playing lotteries they will have no trouble making a profit.

                             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                               
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                              Posted: March 30, 2014, 8:42 pm - IP Logged

                              The lottery is easy to win?

                              I swear, some of you people on this site need serious mental evaluation by a board certified licensed Psychologist.

                              The word "Delusional" is not even appropriate anymore. I need a much more graphic description to use from now on. Crazy

                              We need an emoticon wearing a straight jacket added to the choices.

                              Ask any winner if it was too easy & they'd tell you it was.

                              They'd laugh about how they screwed "those suckas" out of millions.