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Are you ever embarrassed that you're not a winner yet?

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Posted: October 14, 2015, 8:11 pm - IP Logged

"Which part of "probably nobody alive played casino Faro" is confusing you when it also means there are probably one or two people alive that did play casino Faro?"

 

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I don't remember ever hearing of Faro, but I do know what the word 'nobody' means in the English language. 

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    Posted: October 14, 2015, 8:18 pm - IP Logged

    If you're embarrassed for not being a winner yet, then that probably means you've spent too much time and $$$ playing. I have nothing to be ashamed of when I only throw a few dollars here and there for skittles and giggles, spending more on postage stamps than I do the lottery.

    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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      Posted: October 14, 2015, 11:37 pm - IP Logged

      Yes, I can understand players being disappointed at not winning, but I don't see any reason to be embarrassed.

       

      I play because I support the principle of running state lotteries to raise revenue. So, I never loose, my subscriptions benefit society as a whole.

      We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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        Posted: October 15, 2015, 12:06 am - IP Logged

        Never disappointed that I did not win,. never jealous that I did not win and never envious that I did not win. If it is meant to be I will win. I am blessed in my life that I already hit the lottery in more ways than one. Sometimes we need to look at our lives and realize that we are blessed and hitting the lottery is not going to complete us. Also realize that for many many people, if not most people, hitting the lottery ends up being a curse either destroying themselves, their families and friends or others. Giving people money and changing their life experience could be a responsibility many people are not ready for nor can handle. 

        If you win the first thing you need to do is remember that you have the power to interfere with people's life experience by taking away their right to learn responsibility. Hitting the lottery is more than money but a responsibility that needs ot be taken seriously. Most people will fail that test and help to hurt others life experience. Just ask Jack Whittaker who ruined his life, killed his own grand daughter, her boyfriend, destroyed his marriage, ruined his business and had over 50 different people sue him. He is the biggest reason why sometimes be  careful what you wish for. His own wife stated that she told him when he told her they won to throw the ticket away because they were already blessed in money, relationships, friendships, business and family. Today if you ask him he will tell you he wished he listened to his wife. The lottery could be a blessing, but for many it ends up being a nuisance and a curse. 

        Yes we all play because we want to win but have you ever really thought how you would respond how you would act and what you would do to protect people rather than just throw money around and hurt their life experience. Many wills ay this is too deep to handle, than you have no right to have that kind of responsibility. 

        Look at your life. your family, your status, your relationships, your friendships, your life itself and realize that we are blessed more than we will ever realize. Winning is just secondary to everything else around us. Just a thought to think about.

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          Posted: October 15, 2015, 12:44 am - IP Logged

          Never disappointed that I did not win,. never jealous that I did not win and never envious that I did not win. If it is meant to be I will win. I am blessed in my life that I already hit the lottery in more ways than one. Sometimes we need to look at our lives and realize that we are blessed and hitting the lottery is not going to complete us. Also realize that for many many people, if not most people, hitting the lottery ends up being a curse either destroying themselves, their families and friends or others. Giving people money and changing their life experience could be a responsibility many people are not ready for nor can handle. 

          If you win the first thing you need to do is remember that you have the power to interfere with people's life experience by taking away their right to learn responsibility. Hitting the lottery is more than money but a responsibility that needs ot be taken seriously. Most people will fail that test and help to hurt others life experience. Just ask Jack Whittaker who ruined his life, killed his own grand daughter, her boyfriend, destroyed his marriage, ruined his business and had over 50 different people sue him. He is the biggest reason why sometimes be  careful what you wish for. His own wife stated that she told him when he told her they won to throw the ticket away because they were already blessed in money, relationships, friendships, business and family. Today if you ask him he will tell you he wished he listened to his wife. The lottery could be a blessing, but for many it ends up being a nuisance and a curse. 

          Yes we all play because we want to win but have you ever really thought how you would respond how you would act and what you would do to protect people rather than just throw money around and hurt their life experience. Many wills ay this is too deep to handle, than you have no right to have that kind of responsibility. 

          Look at your life. your family, your status, your relationships, your friendships, your life itself and realize that we are blessed more than we will ever realize. Winning is just secondary to everything else around us. Just a thought to think about.

          Best feed back I have ever seen. I am Blessed, its all Icing on the cake from here on out...

           

          (HIT THE BIG ONE, OR BUY A SKI MASK)

           

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            Posted: October 15, 2015, 8:57 pm - IP Logged

            Tell you what Stack, you tell me and everyone else here the lottery bet you can make that you're supposed to win.

            Your question makes no sense because even some players in Illinois are winning big bucks; just not getting paid right now. If players were never suppose to win, MM an PB jackpots would be in the billions. What even makes less sense is if you really were a Craps dealer for years, you had to see a few players walk from your table winners. 

            "You're not supposed to win."

            Can you really say for a fact JJ on anyone else is not suppose to win?

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              Posted: October 15, 2015, 9:42 pm - IP Logged

              "Which part of "probably nobody alive played casino Faro" is confusing you when it also means there are probably one or two people alive that did play casino Faro?"

               

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              I don't remember ever hearing of Faro, but I do know what the word 'nobody' means in the English language. 

              It would be different if Coin Toss was talking about a lottery game like Cash Winfall, but Faro?

              The game began declining in popularity 100 years ago and Hoyle’s Rules of Games began their faro section warning readers that not a single honest faro bank could be found in the United States. That and the fact after WWII, Craps became the most popular game. 30 years ago Blackjack was the card game of choice, but now there are several other card games and fewer Blackjack tables.

              But that won't stop our wanna-be-gaming expert from saying "Casinos took out the game of Faro because the last hand of the game was an even money bet."

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                Posted: October 15, 2015, 11:36 pm - IP Logged

                I doubt embarrassment is the right term for this, rather I feel ashamed for how states manipulate the lottery systems. As they well know that patterns in life do truly exist and will find whatever its possible to make a game odds ten times harder than it already is. If not read about the "Lagrangian Mechanics".

                I recently learned in my statistics class that out of 10,000 men of about 30 years old only 0.9986 will survive and the .14 remaining will die (information gathered from US. department of health and human services.) In contrast to a usual PICK 4 lottery game which gives you a loss per capita of .9999 and .1 to be a winner. That being said, we have better chances of dying before we will ever win the lottery lol.

                However, people in this forum may seem to beat these odds as it seems we all tend to play differently than the common average in population. Yet, as the OP mentioned, on a daily basis there are thousands of winners and they may have never even tried to play as we do; instead one day they showed up to a store, played a quick pick for instance. But that day they did not win anything else but a free ticket, returned to that same store and Bingo, you're now a winner. Yup, that can seem unfair sometimes. But its what Lottery companies wish to do; they will do whatever it takes to keep games "Randomly distributed".

                Even machine learning doesn't seem to follow a pattern to this lottery game, and once learned how Lagrangian Mechanics (Pendulums) work, you will find that it is a code hard to decipher although not impossible. And yes OP, only a lot of years will do the trick. For me, it has only been a year and half since I play, and I am starting to believe what Richard Lustig seems to imply. Let's be patient, find the closest numbers to a pattern, and play them often enough, until its their turn to be out. Or just travel around the U.S (not to mention your loss in profit continually) playing the same numbers, therefore to increase your odds in winning :-p.

                In conclusion, lotteries Deserve to be Sued by those who play Smart.!

                 

                P.S. Lotteries increase a human brains dopamine levels. The thought of being a lottery winner at some point, only increases motivation towards success.

                 

                And Matthew 6:33 reads; "But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you."


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                  Posted: October 16, 2015, 2:45 pm - IP Logged

                  Never disappointed that I did not win,. never jealous that I did not win and never envious that I did not win. If it is meant to be I will win. I am blessed in my life that I already hit the lottery in more ways than one. Sometimes we need to look at our lives and realize that we are blessed and hitting the lottery is not going to complete us. Also realize that for many many people, if not most people, hitting the lottery ends up being a curse either destroying themselves, their families and friends or others. Giving people money and changing their life experience could be a responsibility many people are not ready for nor can handle. 

                  If you win the first thing you need to do is remember that you have the power to interfere with people's life experience by taking away their right to learn responsibility. Hitting the lottery is more than money but a responsibility that needs ot be taken seriously. Most people will fail that test and help to hurt others life experience. Just ask Jack Whittaker who ruined his life, killed his own grand daughter, her boyfriend, destroyed his marriage, ruined his business and had over 50 different people sue him. He is the biggest reason why sometimes be  careful what you wish for. His own wife stated that she told him when he told her they won to throw the ticket away because they were already blessed in money, relationships, friendships, business and family. Today if you ask him he will tell you he wished he listened to his wife. The lottery could be a blessing, but for many it ends up being a nuisance and a curse. 

                  Yes we all play because we want to win but have you ever really thought how you would respond how you would act and what you would do to protect people rather than just throw money around and hurt their life experience. Many wills ay this is too deep to handle, than you have no right to have that kind of responsibility. 

                  Look at your life. your family, your status, your relationships, your friendships, your life itself and realize that we are blessed more than we will ever realize. Winning is just secondary to everything else around us. Just a thought to think about.

                  Lottery would not be a curse for me.

                  It would solve all my time problems and other problems too.

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                    Posted: October 16, 2015, 3:30 pm - IP Logged

                    When yo was a kid yo would ask my mama..........mama when yo grow up will me win the lottery?  Mama said yes yo will..........but yo must say yo

                    prayers every night, clean yo plate, brush yo teeth every day, take a bath, comb yo hair, go to school, make good grades and clean yo room each

                    and everyday yo live under yo mama'$$$$$$$$$$$  roof yo understand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW little Psyko said, mama me will win lottery someday!

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                      Posted: October 16, 2015, 6:46 pm - IP Logged

                      Lottery would not be a curse for me.

                      It would solve all my time problems and other problems too.

                      Skeptical no amount of money in the known universe could solve your troubles

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                        Posted: October 16, 2015, 8:47 pm - IP Logged

                        Skeptical no amount of money in the known universe could solve your troubles

                        Green laugh

                        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: October 16, 2015, 10:40 pm - IP Logged

                          I recently learned in my statistics class that out of 10,000 men of about 30 years old only 0.9986 will survive and the .14 remaining will die (information gathered from US. department of health and human services.)

                          I think you've phrased that incorrectly, or left something out.  Would it be that "only" 99.86% of men will survive to/past the age of 30?

                          Because I'm 100% certain that 100% of men (and women) will die...eventually.

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                            Posted: October 18, 2015, 12:41 pm - IP Logged

                            That's correct. From a parameter/population where 10,000 men were to be chosen at random, 14 of them will not go past their 30's. And If I forgot to mention any other, that is, I am referring to data that occurs on a Daily basis.

                            And although, "eventually" 100% of humanity will die, at least as of Today, it still hasn't occurred or not quite in that mass quantity as you made it seem like.

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                              Posted: October 18, 2015, 1:51 pm - IP Logged

                              Maybe you needed a little winky emoticon to keep from being offended?  Wink 

                              I didn't make it "seem like" anything other than what I wrote.  Everyone will die...eventually.   It's up to you bean counters to sort out who, when, where and why.

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