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Not checking tickets to keep on dreaming?

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Posted: June 15, 2015, 6:54 am - IP Logged

Suppose somebody in your state won the lottery that you also bought a ticket in.

Until somebody else appears in a press conference holding that comical check you can still hope it's you.

 

Checking your tickets and finding out what you knew was more probable than you winning crushes all those dreams, until the next jackpot is hit and it could be you — but probably once again isn't.

 

Right now there is a ticket I have to a lottery that announced a winner and not only am I not checking my ticket, I'm trying to ignore lottery news and don't visit the official site.

 

Ignorance is bliss.

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    Posted: June 15, 2015, 8:16 am - IP Logged

    Classic Ostrich Syndrome!

    A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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      Posted: June 15, 2015, 8:39 am - IP Logged

      Suppose somebody in your state won the lottery that you also bought a ticket in.

      Until somebody else appears in a press conference holding that comical check you can still hope it's you.

       

      Checking your tickets and finding out what you knew was more probable than you winning crushes all those dreams, until the next jackpot is hit and it could be you — but probably once again isn't.

       

      Right now there is a ticket I have to a lottery that announced a winner and not only am I not checking my ticket, I'm trying to ignore lottery news and don't visit the official site.

       

      Ignorance is bliss.

      Why buy a ticket at all?  Just save the dollar that will buy the winning ticket any time you think you're ready to win, that way you got that dollar to look at knowing it'll be ready when you are.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: June 15, 2015, 9:41 am - IP Logged

        Why buy a ticket at all?  Just save the dollar that will buy the winning ticket any time you think you're ready to win, that way you got that dollar to look at knowing it'll be ready when you are.

        If I had 100 000 000 dollars to save up I would.

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          Posted: June 15, 2015, 9:54 am - IP Logged

          Suppose somebody in your state won the lottery that you also bought a ticket in.

          Until somebody else appears in a press conference holding that comical check you can still hope it's you.

           

          Checking your tickets and finding out what you knew was more probable than you winning crushes all those dreams, until the next jackpot is hit and it could be you — but probably once again isn't.

           

          Right now there is a ticket I have to a lottery that announced a winner and not only am I not checking my ticket, I'm trying to ignore lottery news and don't visit the official site.

           

          Ignorance is bliss.

          Dang!

          I check my tic as soon as the draw takes place. And if they are delayed in posting the results I get really impatient.

          I wanna know now if I won, not days later.

          CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

          A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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            Posted: June 15, 2015, 10:27 am - IP Logged

            Dang!

            I check my tic as soon as the draw takes place. And if they are delayed in posting the results I get really impatient.

            I wanna know now if I won, not days later.

            I Agree!   I want to know if I won or not.

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              Posted: June 15, 2015, 1:37 pm - IP Logged

              Not checking tickets to keep on dreaming?

              I only  do that to scratch tickets. I like that buzz of knowing I have a ticket that could be worth something. 2 days only is how long I can do it though.

              That money's gone fo ever

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                Posted: June 15, 2015, 1:46 pm - IP Logged

                Suppose somebody in your state won the lottery that you also bought a ticket in.

                Until somebody else appears in a press conference holding that comical check you can still hope it's you.

                 

                Checking your tickets and finding out what you knew was more probable than you winning crushes all those dreams, until the next jackpot is hit and it could be you — but probably once again isn't.

                 

                Right now there is a ticket I have to a lottery that announced a winner and not only am I not checking my ticket, I'm trying to ignore lottery news and don't visit the official site.

                 

                Ignorance is bliss.

                No way I could wait that long, I do wait til next morning to check my tix, so I can get a good night's sleep.

                Be nice to find out in the A.M. while you can do something about it right away.

                Now if I find I have a winner on a sat/sun. well I'll just have to relax and make a plan for Monday.

                Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                  Posted: June 15, 2015, 1:54 pm - IP Logged

                  Classic Ostrich Syndrome!

                  Denying or refusing to acknowledge something that is blatantly obvious as if your head were in the sand like an ostrich.

                  A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                    Posted: June 15, 2015, 5:39 pm - IP Logged

                    Pfft, if you don't check it's not obvious, that's the point.

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                      Posted: June 15, 2015, 8:20 pm - IP Logged

                      Sometime I've been known to check that night.  But definitely (unless I truly forget) by the next morning, because I have to know whether to go to work or not...LOL

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                        Posted: June 15, 2015, 9:35 pm - IP Logged

                        Suppose somebody in your state won the lottery that you also bought a ticket in.

                        Until somebody else appears in a press conference holding that comical check you can still hope it's you.

                         

                        Checking your tickets and finding out what you knew was more probable than you winning crushes all those dreams, until the next jackpot is hit and it could be you — but probably once again isn't.

                         

                        Right now there is a ticket I have to a lottery that announced a winner and not only am I not checking my ticket, I'm trying to ignore lottery news and don't visit the official site.

                         

                        Ignorance is bliss.

                        I can understand a week or so of waiting and dreaming, but after that, you are inviting "Murphy" into your life.

                        Murpheys law is a bane of the procrastinate.

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                          Posted: June 15, 2015, 9:44 pm - IP Logged

                          Dang!

                          I check my tic as soon as the draw takes place. And if they are delayed in posting the results I get really impatient.

                          I wanna know now if I won, not days later.

                          I totally agree rcb I Agree!

                          Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

                          Come on Jackpot!!!

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                            Posted: June 15, 2015, 9:57 pm - IP Logged

                            And if by some twist of fate you lose that ticket only to find out later that the winning ticket was purchased from the same location you bought yours?

                            "Everything works  ONCE!"

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                              Posted: June 15, 2015, 10:46 pm - IP Logged

                              Dang!

                              I check my tic as soon as the draw takes place. And if they are delayed in posting the results I get really impatient.

                              I wanna know now if I won, not days later.

                              I hear you.  I get impatient when they dont have the live drawing as they advertise. 

                              Whenever they dont have the live drawing, the results can be delayed as much as 40 minutes at the state website.

                              It kind of weird, but LP, will sometimes get the data five minutes prior to that.

                              The least that the the lottery "mafia" should do is take their job VERY seriously.  They should try and remember how they afforded that Class M mercedes.

                              I also get impatient and annoyed, when there is a lack of urgent posting, a lack of live drawings, a lack of reverence to the math involved in lotto, excessive bonuses for Lottery Executives, canceling of games ie, Monopoly Millionaire club, thieving clerks, "misplaced" education funds, pathetic promotion such as buy 10 get one free, and universal banned ONLINE LOTTERY sales.

                              This type of behaviour is generally NOT going to be good for corporation such as MUSL that are wistfully hoping for record breaking sales.