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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, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

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.

How about those folks who finally won a jackpot after playing for perhaps 30 years?
Can that be classified as " too easy?"- if Yes, why did they not win it sooner?

* Hey- where'd you go ?

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    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

    OMG     dont   pull   a     superman   audition  on  them    Jonny       ROFL      LOL


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

      Ha ha, good one.


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        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.

        Ask the millions of people who don't win every week how easy it is. DUH !     Poor thing, one day a beam of light will hopefully penetrate that skull. Hopefully.

        Here's your Darwin Award sign. Wear it proudly.

        Where's that straight jacket emoticon dang it !

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          OMG     dont   pull   a     superman   audition  on  them    Jonny       ROFL      LOL

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            Posted: March 31, 2014, 7:04 pm - IP Logged

            jjthedunce:

            If it's so easy to win the lottery, how come YOU haven't done it?

            CASE CLOSED


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              Posted: March 31, 2014, 7:14 pm - IP Logged

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

              this thread is only for intelligent peopleLOL.


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                Ask the millions of people who don't win every week how easy it is. DUH !     Poor thing, one day a beam of light will hopefully penetrate that skull. Hopefully.

                Here's your Darwin Award sign. Wear it proudly.

                Where's that straight jacket emoticon dang it !

                why do I have to furtively glance over your insensical, and non intelligent posts?

                Cant you reduce your fonts, and accept your lowly status?

                Why must your low self esteem, incessantly be directed towards me and perturb me?>>

                Why must you unlovingly, goad me to send up a request to the LP overlords to ban your STEVE PLAYER endorsing nonsense?


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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.

                  Maybe when you won, you set up a red flag?

                  Maybe its all your fault, they increased the cost!!!  I mean before you won it was easy!  Now that you had to go and be fancy pants and mastermind the game, it changed!!

                  Do you think powerful masters like fancy pants!!!

                  Well good luck to you anyway.  You have ther write idea!


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                    Posted: March 31, 2014, 8:40 pm - IP Logged

                    why do I have to furtively glance over your insensical, and non intelligent posts?

                    Cant you reduce your fonts, and accept your lowly status?

                    Why must your low self esteem, incessantly be directed towards me and perturb me?>>

                    Why must you unlovingly, goad me to send up a request to the LP overlords to ban your STEVE PLAYER endorsing nonsense?

                    Mention Darwin's award, and look who responds.

                    The award also comes with a samll plaque on a string that you can wear around your neck. It's only fair to the people you meet, to know upfront what they're up against.


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                      Posted: March 31, 2014, 8:44 pm - IP Logged

                      this thread is only for intelligent peopleLOL.

                      Oh the Irony Unhappy

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                        The very reason lotteries are successful is because there are many more 'Losers' than winners and it applies to every single game...even the scratchers. Each game has it's own difficulty level and will produce an average number of winners and 'Losers' with occasional exceptions at times and this is how the winners get paid. I've covered this before in another topic not quite relevant to this one, but it's all the same. They make money off of all the losing tickets and distribute those funds according to their guidelines. Most is for education, I presume, which is a very good thing. So, all in all, the 'Losers really aren't losing, they're just supporting a very good cause. Taking in much more than you pay, give away, or lose is the staple recipe for staying in business.

                        L.L.

                        Small games, frequent wins, and regular payouts 'cause.....

                        There are seven days in the week...'Someday' isn't one of them.

                        #lotto-4-a-living

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                          Posted: April 1, 2014, 9:38 am - 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!

                          YOU ARE ADDICTED TO PLAYING THE LOTTERY.

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                          PLAY THE LOTTERY SOMEDAY-IT IS OKAY TO DREAM!

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                            Posted: April 1, 2014, 12:50 pm - IP Logged

                            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.

                            Have you won a jackpot or are you talking about boxed pick 3 hits..did you win that? No state is going out of

                            business paying out $40 for boxed hits. And they aren't going out of business either by paying out a few million.

                            They wouldn't be in the business if the jackpot wasn't a drop in the bucket. Small beans. There really isn't a

                            need for them to change to guard against people hitting because it's too easy. They make money, easy to hit

                            or not.

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