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Would you quit playing altogether should you win a major jackpot...

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Posted: December 20, 2015, 12:18 pm - IP Logged

I wonder if sometimes the Lottery Fairy doesn't make a pact with certain players that goes something like this -

She'll let you win but if you ever play again not only will you never win but you'll lose all you did win.

Maybe that's what happened to some of the people on The Curse of the Lottery.

Just a thought.

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I don't think there needs to be any bad karma in continuing to play. 

  1. Look at buying the tickets as giving back to the prize pool to fund someone else's dream
  2. If you do win, you could give the ticket to someone and tell them to claim as their own, or give to charity. 
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    Posted: December 20, 2015, 3:59 pm - IP Logged

     If I won big then I would test my luck on Pick 3's & 4's.  The allure of MM & PB would still remain with me.

     These games are my gambling. I will not step into a casino. Why should I contribute to the casino owners' building fund.

     I would be so relaxed and not be so concerned about another big win.Party

     Chi ha danari, trova cugini. (He who has money finds many cousins.) Italian proverb

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      Posted: December 20, 2015, 7:24 pm - IP Logged

      I would keep playing the P3 and P4. But then I wouldn't have to worry about playing box. It would be for straight hits only.

      My license plate number hit straight the second time I played the Ohio pick-3 game and I had no idea what to play the next day. If I win a jackpot game by purchasing QPs, I'll probably keep on playing, but wouldn't continue to play a self pick.

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        Posted: December 20, 2015, 9:18 pm - IP Logged

        I'd keep playing, for sure.  I wouldn't be worried about missing a draw, though. I'd probably do it more as a hobby and would try some wheels.  I've done those in the past, but to do them properly took more money that I really wanted to spend on a single drawing.

        I don't see myself doing any other gambling other than dabbling some in E-Trade or the like, also as a hobby, nothing too significant or investing much.  If I ever went to a casino, I probably wouldn't play much of anything other than Blackjack, maybe a few spins on the roulette wheel and doubt I'd do anything more expensive than quarter slots or video poker.


        A people that elect corrupt politicians, impostors, thieves and traitors are not victims...but accomplices.
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          Posted: December 21, 2015, 9:41 pm - IP Logged

          A major jackpot win would pretty much end my participation in PB and MM. The only exception would be if the jackpot was near a record high then I would be tempted. I am sure the goal for most here is to win the "big one" so why would anyone still regularly play after finally winning a once in a lifetime game?


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            Posted: December 22, 2015, 3:05 pm - IP Logged

            Yep, I'd quit playing for sure if I won a PB or MM jackpot of any size.  I wouldn't have a reason to play anymore really.

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              Posted: December 22, 2015, 4:27 pm - IP Logged

              I remember a Texas Lottery TV advert about a yr. after we first got the game.  It was two old guys sitting in rocking chairs on a porch and arguing who was going to be the first one in Texas to win the lottery twice.  One had won something like 12 million and the other had won "only" 3 or so.  I was rooting for the latter.  I don't know whatever happened to 'em and I can't find the video online anywhere.  It was really funny and even more so because while I'm sure they were reading scripted lines, it seemed like they were actually arguing.

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                Posted: December 23, 2015, 2:38 pm - IP Logged

                l was so ready to quit BUT found out that I had not won the MM jackpot last night.

                Oh Well. 

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

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                  Posted: December 23, 2015, 3:21 pm - IP Logged

                  Or would you play ever so now and then just for the fun or it to keep yourself " busy" despite having enough walking around money? Or would you completely turn your back on the game with the thinking " I got mine, let someone else get theirs!"

                   * Have a Great Rest of the weekend folks and upcoming week as well. Stay Healthy and win something while you at it! 

                  Yea I'd probably quit, I've already quit for other reasons.

                   

                  When I moved to SoCal they didn't have lottery, I hated that but had to do it.

                  I quit PB after the last matrix change and realized I don't miss it even a little bit,

                  and just the other day I skipped JC5 just because I didn't feel like going to the store.

                   

                  So given a good size JP...oh say about 50 MIL clear, I'd quit.

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

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                    Posted: December 23, 2015, 5:16 pm - IP Logged

                    I would keep playing just out of habit/ as a pastime.

                    Why not? I'd just fill out a whole playslip every draw when I remember, see if I can do it again.

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                      Posted: December 23, 2015, 10:53 pm - IP Logged

                      After all, we do play for entertainment and not investment purposes... 

                      If it was entertaining before, it could also be entertaining afterward. Why not keep playing?

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                        Posted: December 24, 2015, 9:33 am - IP Logged

                        After all, we do play for entertainment and not investment purposes... 

                        If it was entertaining before, it could also be entertaining afterward. Why not keep playing?

                        Robert Uomini has the perfect response to that when he simply said he wasn't playing to win, he was playing for the fantasy value. 

                        Playing the lottery allowed him to fantasize about buying a Lamborghini and owning a house in the south of France. Then he won and he didn't have to fantasize any more. He could get those things if he wanted to. 

                        I know there are some people who get a rush from gambling or a rush from anticipating a win. People like that will keep gambling because the pleasure isn't in the winning, it's from the expectation of winning. They end up like Evelyn Adams. 

                        But for the rest of people who play solely for the fantasy value, the entertainment factor they had from playing prior to winning wouldn't be there, so that's why they wouldn't keep playing after.

                        I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

                        The odds are about the same.

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                          Posted: December 27, 2015, 6:23 pm - IP Logged

                          No, why quit once I started winning?

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                             
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                            Posted: December 27, 2015, 8:24 pm - IP Logged

                            No, why quit once I started winning?

                            ROFL That made me laugh.

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                              Posted: December 28, 2015, 11:19 am - IP Logged

                              No, why quit once I started winning?

                              ... if you as a player have been losing for say..30 years, what would be the point in " trying" to win again once you have bagged the big one RJ? 

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