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El Gordo (The Fat One)

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Would you play a "FAT ONE" Christmas Lottery, if it was offered by US State Lotteries?

Absolutely, in addition to the normal state lotter [ 16 ]  [88.89%]
Yes, but instead of the usual the lottery [ 1 ]  [5.56%]
I don't normally play the lottery, but I would lik [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
No, I don't play and I wouldn't play this one [ 1 ]  [5.56%]
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Bondi Junction
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Posted: December 22, 2014, 9:21 pm - IP Logged

I believe a "FAT ONE" lottery would be very popular with US players.

We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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    Happy California
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    Posted: December 22, 2014, 10:45 pm - IP Logged

    Hurray! I like the once a year option. Hyper


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      Posted: December 23, 2014, 12:26 am - IP Logged

      I wanted to take the survey but I don't know what exactly "FAT ONE" means.

      By they way does anyone know why i can't log into my account? I signed up yesterday and today I can't log in, it keeps saying welcome guest so I had to re-register.

      Also i can't find my posts from yesterday, it's all gone.

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        Posted: December 23, 2014, 6:44 am - IP Logged

        I'd play for the "Fat one" but only once for the grins of it and probably never again

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          Posted: December 23, 2014, 7:49 am - IP Logged

          Yes, I will play a lottery that just one time a year.

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            Posted: December 23, 2014, 9:01 am - IP Logged

            I always MUSL should start something like this in addition to PB and MM.

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            A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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              Posted: December 23, 2014, 9:03 am - IP Logged

              I wanted to take the survey but I don't know what exactly "FAT ONE" means.

              By they way does anyone know why i can't log into my account? I signed up yesterday and today I can't log in, it keeps saying welcome guest so I had to re-register.

              Also i can't find my posts from yesterday, it's all gone.

              Ask Todd. Sounds like your account got banned for a no-no.

              El Gordo means Fat One in Spanish. It's a big lottery played once a year in Spain. Very popular over there.

              CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

              A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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                Posted: December 23, 2014, 4:56 pm - IP Logged

                This actually might appeal to Thrifty ... only playing once a year !

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                  Posted: December 23, 2014, 6:52 pm - IP Logged

                  It Rocks!!!

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                    Posted: December 23, 2014, 7:35 pm - IP Logged

                    This actually might appeal to Thrifty ... only playing once a year !

                    Yes, I think it would be the perfect game for Thrifty! Big Smile

                    And I would probably play this game if it was available here.

                    "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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                      Posted: December 23, 2014, 11:20 pm - IP Logged

                      Yes, I think it would be the perfect game for Thrifty! Big Smile

                      And I would probably play this game if it was available here.

                      FYI, one El Gordo ticket cost $243. How many tickets to you want?

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                        Posted: December 23, 2014, 11:43 pm - IP Logged

                        FYI, one El Gordo ticket cost $243. How many tickets to you want?

                        Wow, well if it's once a year like at Christmas I would probably stick to buying one. I can save up for it. LOL

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                          Bondi Junction
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                          Posted: December 24, 2014, 1:01 am - IP Logged

                          Wow, well if it's once a year like at Christmas I would probably stick to buying one. I can save up for it. LOL

                          I'm taking about US lotteries setting up a similar type of lottery in the US., not playing the Spanish lottery from the US.

                          We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                            Posted: December 24, 2014, 1:59 am - IP Logged

                            Wow, well if it's once a year like at Christmas I would probably stick to buying one. I can save up for it. LOL

                            So you would play a game that has dollar-for-dollar odds of 1 in 24,300,000 for a chance to win just under $5 million at the most? And at a cost of $243?

                            Heck, that's actually worse than Monopoly Millionaires' Club LOL

                            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?

                            2016: -48.28% (13 tickets) ||
                            P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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                              Happyland
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                              Posted: December 24, 2014, 2:23 am - IP Logged

                              So you would play a game that has dollar-for-dollar odds of 1 in 24,300,000 for a chance to win just under $5 million at the most? And at a cost of $243?

                              Heck, that's actually worse than Monopoly Millionaires' Club LOL

                              *better

                              Not sure why it didn't save my edit.

                              Anyway, even at $243 this game only pays out 70% which is more than most lotteries but still less than some scratch-offs in many states.

                              El Gordo wouldn't work in the U.S. because the states can't hardly even cooperate for the other games. Look at MM and PB. Run by 2 different groups. The closest thing they've come up with is MMC and that was a flop. And federally-encouraged gambling wouldn't go over well for many of the lobbyists and their backers.

                              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?

                              2016: -48.28% (13 tickets) ||
                              P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1