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What's the HARDEST you've ever seen anyone play?

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Posted: November 4, 2014, 10:02 am - IP Logged

Bought my $5 worth of Mega Millions tickets today & someone at the other register asked for $2,000 worth of MM tickets.  Now that's playing HARD!

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    Posted: November 4, 2014, 10:32 am - IP Logged

    The most i witnessed was a woman playing 100bucks worth of Pick 3 numbers (all different numbers in straight) on a sunday morning .

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      This is refreshing that the OP has taken a break from whining about California. I like that.

      Anyways back in mid 2000's when I was in NYC I was impressed when I saw a guy put down $100 for MM quick picks and the jackpot was not even $50M.  Those days Newyorkers were doing what Californians are accused of doing today. Winning.

      That money's gone fo ever


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        This is refreshing that the OP has taken a break from whining about California. I like that.

        Anyways back in mid 2000's when I was in NYC I was impressed when I saw a guy put down $100 for MM quick picks and the jackpot was not even $50M.  Those days Newyorkers were doing what Californians are accused of doing today. Winning.

        Yeah I won't whine anymore jst play.

        That had to have been some large pool they were buying for.  A guy at my old job bought $800 worth of MM but we all pooled that together.  Only ended up winning about $80 off of $800 worth of tickets lol

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          Posted: November 4, 2014, 11:05 am - IP Logged

          $850. I suppose it was a pool.
          The jackpot rolled without a winner.
          Not even a bigger prize winner in PA.
          That stinks cause you have to go and do it the next draw. If you can.

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            Posted: November 4, 2014, 11:20 am - IP Logged

            About a year ago, I played about $200.00 of my own numbers for two weeks = $800.00

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              Posted: November 4, 2014, 1:07 pm - IP Logged

              I spent $10 a few years ago when the MM had the $656 million jackpot. I now limit my spending to no more than $4-$5 whenever the jackpot exceeds $100 million.

              I did dabble in pick 3 for an entire week this past summer in which I spent about $80 but that was a one time experiment.

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                Posted: November 4, 2014, 1:10 pm - IP Logged

                The most I've ever dropped in a single day was $300. Wasn't on MM though

                As far as other players most of them I've seen usually spend $20 or less. Pooling aside, foolishness has a limit for most people. They know they aren't going to win, so dropping an excess amount would only exasperate their loss.

                If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
                If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

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                  Posted: November 4, 2014, 1:15 pm - IP Logged

                  Yeah I won't whine anymore jst play.

                  That had to have been some large pool they were buying for.  A guy at my old job bought $800 worth of MM but we all pooled that together.  Only ended up winning about $80 off of $800 worth of tickets lol

                  I thought the same thing about the New Yorker. What's sickening is spending $800 and getting only $80 back. Thumbs Up tonite to all playing

                  That money's gone fo ever

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                    Posted: November 4, 2014, 1:48 pm - IP Logged

                    The most I've ever dropped in a single day was $300. Wasn't on MM though

                    As far as other players most of them I've seen usually spend $20 or less. Pooling aside, foolishness has a limit for most people. They know they aren't going to win, so dropping an excess amount would only exasperate their loss.

                    The most I've ever put down on a jackpot was 20 dollars. I'm not really a big spender. LOL

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                      Posted: November 4, 2014, 2:20 pm - IP Logged

                      Bought my $5 worth of Mega Millions tickets today & someone at the other register asked for $2,000 worth of MM tickets.  Now that's playing HARD!

                      Why would you spend $5 knowing Ca,FL,NJ or NY will win this. You should ask for your money back.

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                        Posted: November 4, 2014, 2:25 pm - IP Logged

                        Buying lottery tickets isn't hard.  It's filling out the play slips if you're a system player and earning the money to pay for the tickets that's hard.

                         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                           
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                          Posted: November 4, 2014, 4:26 pm - IP Logged

                          Buying lottery tickets isn't hard.  It's filling out the play slips if you're a system player and earning the money to pay for the tickets that's hard.

                          There aren't very many discussions about filling out play slips so I'm guessing not very many people here do it very often. I was filling out four slips every day with 20 Rolling Cash 5 lines and in half of those drawings I made mistakes and had to start over. It's amazing how time consuming it was because the combos I played changed every drawing. Online betting would make it really easy; put the numbers into a LP wheel, copy, and paste and you're done.

                          I played 50 lines a few times.

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                            There aren't very many discussions about filling out play slips so I'm guessing not very many people here do it very often. I was filling out four slips every day with 20 Rolling Cash 5 lines and in half of those drawings I made mistakes and had to start over. It's amazing how time consuming it was because the combos I played changed every drawing. Online betting would make it really easy; put the numbers into a LP wheel, copy, and paste and you're done.

                            I played 50 lines a few times.

                            I was in a work pool that played 500 Ohio' Super Lotto lines and I with another pool member volunteered to make out the play slips and I promised myself I would never do that again.  If I play MM tonight I will make out 15 lines and there's a good chance I won't get through them without making a mistake.  Since I've never done better than a 1+1, I have a good mind to just mark the megaballs and auto pick the other five numbers.

                             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                               
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                              Posted: November 4, 2014, 6:00 pm - IP Logged

                              Not sure of the monetary amount but before Primm opened on the NV -CA border there was a railroad stop called Nipton. People from Vegas would go there to play lotto. There was a guy who worked at the Mirage and was a 'runner' for people who worked there and wanted to play.

                              He had a steno pad entirely filled up with numbers on each page, front and back.

                              I don't know if there still is but at the time there was a Nevada law that you could only bring a limited number of lottery tickets back to Nevada (applied to Nevada residents only).

                              Well one day the guy didn't show up anymore and the people who ran the lottery outlet told us that Nevada Gaming Control people caught him playing a huge number of tickets and told him to go back to Nevada right then and there or they'd arrest him. I don't know how they had any authority outside of Nevada.

                              A short while after that Primm opened which in itself was a neat trick because the California law at the time was to sell lotto you needed to be in business 5 years at the same location. Primm was selling tickets the day they opened.

                              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.