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How would you define " Luck" when it comes to winning the lottery?

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Posted: December 1, 2015, 2:08 pm - IP Logged

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Not the dictionary' s  definition, but yours? Do you think that some people are predisposed to win the lottery or is it as some folks * meself included advocate" Being in the right place at the right time?". One of the member's signature says " Luck favors the prepared"..cute, but are we not all prepared or do you think you are totally unprepared to win? Thoughts anyone?

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    Posted: December 1, 2015, 2:12 pm - IP Logged

    Absentee and tardy, very tardy.

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      Posted: December 1, 2015, 6:34 pm - IP Logged

      Surely LUCK plays a big part in any equation, but the second part, FATE may even be a stronger trump in the final analysis

       

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        First of all you need that strong bankroll. You couldn't bet like a Gates, a Buffett or a Trump at lotto. You need the luck!

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          I always considered "luck" to be a similar but lesser form of grace...an unmerited gift from God.

          Did you hear about big fire in the townhouse in DC? It was owned by a Democrat, Socialist, and a Republican. Only the Republican survived the fire! Why? Because she was AT WORK.

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            Posted: December 1, 2015, 10:02 pm - IP Logged

            Shocked I have heard that Luck is "Preparation meeting Opportunity'.Cool

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              Surely LUCK plays a big part in any equation, but the second part, FATE may even be a stronger trump in the final analysis

               

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              Would you add the following statement to lottery winners then Edessa_ Knight  " It was their Destiny!"

              People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                Shocked I have heard that Luck is "Preparation meeting Opportunity'.Cool

                Right Music..... Kinda like Tyson vs Buster Douglas. Douglas was given Zero chance of going the distance with Iron Mike, but Douglas pulled off the upset of the Century. Yeah you nailed it.....Preperation meeting Opportunity.

                People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                  Oh, there's so many examples. Remember the female corrections officer in NY that thought she played MM, but had played PB and won the jackpot!

                  The 19 year old girl in Georgia that won a jackpot with the first tickets she ever played.

                  Just two of many.

                  Right place, right time, 'born under the right star."

                  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: December 2, 2015, 3:52 am - IP Logged

                    luck is the beuatiful lady that kisses me while i sleep. but is gone  when i wake up.

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                      Posted: December 2, 2015, 7:05 am - IP Logged

                      Something I need more of. Hyper

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                        I guess I subscribe to "The harder I work, the luckier I get" theory.  A lot of lottery winners have been playing a long time; some buy lots of tickets; some play the same numbers until they hit; or focus on one scratch game until they win. I consider all of those actions as work. 

                        The person who just decided to play one time and just happened to get a winner is either lucky or blessed.

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                          I would say luck is receiving something positive in ones' life that wasn't expected to occur, or even necessarily thought about as occurring.  Usually the event is preceded with the words "I can't believe".  As examples:

                          I can't believe I passed that test!

                          I can't believe I got a date with the little red head!

                          I can't believe I got this plush job!

                          I can't believe we had triplets! (well maybe not)

                          I can't believe I have a trust fund that nobody told me about!

                          I can't believe I won the lottery jackpot!

                          Lep

                            I'm feeling a $312,000,000.00 jackpot win coming my way!

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                            Posted: December 2, 2015, 10:02 am - IP Logged

                            Something I need more of. Hyper

                            You know, Sully, no matter how anyone defines luck, your post says it all!  I Agree!

                              I'm feeling a $312,000,000.00 jackpot win coming my way!

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                              Posted: December 2, 2015, 10:38 am - IP Logged

                              Something I need more of. Hyper

                              Absolutely Sully. Like this mornings lottery news. Mr Meadows from California goes from winning $1000.00 to $10 mil minutes apart. How scary is that?

                              People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.