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Posted: August 7, 2015, 4:40 pm - IP Logged

I would never play again if I won a JP.  I would not play because I would already be well off and I wouldn't want to screw anyone out of a jackpot that might really deserve it or need it!

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    Posted: August 7, 2015, 5:20 pm - IP Logged

    I would never play again if I won a JP.  I would not play because I would already be well off and I wouldn't want to screw anyone out of a jackpot that might really deserve it or need it!

    A yr. or so after the Texas Lottery started, they ran a TV advert w/ a couple of the winners.  Both men were on the upper side of middle aged and they were "arguing" about which one was going to be the first one to win it twice.  I didn't think "Hey!  Ya'll need to lay off to give ME a chance!"  More power to 'em if they did.

    I don't know if I'd play it again - I think I probably would if I just happened to be in a store where they sold them and bought a ticket or two on a whim.  OTOH, winning would allow me to afford to play a system or wheel numbers.

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      Posted: August 7, 2015, 6:14 pm - IP Logged

      For a large enough jackpot...Consider it done...

      Take Risks: If you win, you'll be happy.  If you lose, you will be wiser...

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        Posted: August 7, 2015, 7:50 pm - IP Logged

        I suppose if the jackpot was large enough for me to retire on, I would quit playing so the fairy wouldn't take it away. But..... I really like playing, so it better be a big one! LOL.

        Or.... maybe I would turn to playing only the daily games.

        CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

        A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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          Posted: August 7, 2015, 8:06 pm - IP Logged

          I would never play again if I won a JP.  I would not play because I would already be well off and I wouldn't want to screw anyone out of a jackpot that might really deserve it or need it!

          jjtheprince,

          That's a good point but once we had a thread here about feeling obligated to quit your job if you won a jp, to make room for someone who really needed a job.

          The most common response was, "I ain't obligated to do anything."

          Tough crowd.

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          rcbuckeye,

          What if the Lottery Fairie had said no lotto at all, no scratchers, pick 3/ 4 nada.

          Scared

          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: August 7, 2015, 11:53 pm - IP Logged

            I would only agreed if the jackpot after taxes and everything is said and done I get to keep $125 million than I would never play again.

            Good thinking. It would be stupid to give up your incredibly small chance of winning anything more than a few grand in exchange for a guarantee of $2 to 5 million, wouldn't it?

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              Posted: August 8, 2015, 12:23 am - IP Logged

              The lottery is gambling, right?

              Going for a deal like the one mentioned, not knowing the amount would be gambling too.

              Lep

              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: August 8, 2015, 8:27 am - IP Logged

                jjtheprince,

                That's a good point but once we had a thread here about feeling obligated to quit your job if you won a jp, to make room for someone who really needed a job.

                The most common response was, "I ain't obligated to do anything."

                Tough crowd.

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                rcbuckeye,

                What if the Lottery Fairie had said no lotto at all, no scratchers, pick 3/ 4 nada.

                Scared

                Well, that means the little fairy would be introduced to some 00 buck. LOL.

                If it's enough to retire on, I could quit.

                CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

                A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)