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Poll: Do you think that you will ever when a major jackpot?

Topic closed. 26 replies. Last post 11 months ago by Illinoisdreamer.

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Will you when a jackpot in your lifetime?

Yes [ 41 ]  [78.85%]
No [ 9 ]  [17.31%]
Other [ 2 ]  [3.85%]
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Theox-'s avatar - DAylUYw

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Posted: January 24, 2016, 2:31 pm - IP Logged

When I first starting playing the lottery 3-4 years ago I knew that I was going to win big. Now that I've been playing for awhile I know that I won't win. The odds are just stacked too high against me. For some reason I throw a couple of dollars into the jackpot every few weeks hoping to win. I  do it out of force of habit these days than expecting to win. I've never won more than $50 dollars on a ticket and I don't ever seeing myself winning any amount higher than that either.

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    Upacreek
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    Posted: January 24, 2016, 2:49 pm - IP Logged

    When I first starting playing the lottery 3-4 years ago I knew that I was going to win big. Now that I've been playing for awhile I know that I won't win. The odds are just stacked too high against me. For some reason I throw a couple of dollars into the jackpot every few weeks hoping to win. I  do it out of force of habit these days than expecting to win. I've never won more than $50 dollars on a ticket and I don't ever seeing myself winning any amount higher than that either.

    If you feel so strongly about never winning, then you should pick another habit...

    -RC

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      Posted: January 24, 2016, 3:15 pm - IP Logged

      When I first starting playing the lottery 3-4 years ago I knew that I was going to win big. Now that I've been playing for awhile I know that I won't win. The odds are just stacked too high against me. For some reason I throw a couple of dollars into the jackpot every few weeks hoping to win. I  do it out of force of habit these days than expecting to win. I've never won more than $50 dollars on a ticket and I don't ever seeing myself winning any amount higher than that either.

      Ask anyone who won a major jackpot.   They too thought they'd never win, but they did.  The odds are against you, thats how the jackpot grows.  There are winners and losers in everything.

      Never give up.  Banana

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        Posted: January 24, 2016, 3:38 pm - IP Logged

        I can  say with certainty, that " I am unsure if i will ever win. " and also with certainty, " I am sure I will never win if i dont buy a tickets. "

         

        I am also in favor of the less is more principal. buy the min amount   to enter. although I haven't been sticking to it very well the last year. going with another favorite,  the  cover every number in the draw at least once play style.

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          Posted: January 24, 2016, 5:41 pm - IP Logged

          I don't know but will not let the thought of winning one become an obsession.

          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.

            Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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            Posted: January 24, 2016, 5:48 pm - IP Logged

            Yes. I will win Hoosier Lotto within the next 5 years.

            Gonna win.Big Smile

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              Posted: January 25, 2016, 1:54 am - IP Logged

              If I thought I'd never win, I wouldn't play the lottery. I have an uncle who thought he'd never win and then won over $50k and bought himself a nice SUV after the tax man took his cut, along with a nice trip to the beach with his girlfriend at the time. I know I'm going to win and I know it will be a substantial amount over $1 million dollars. I don't know when it will happen, but it's bound to at some time as I've decided to start playing the same numbers every week with a little subscription service to the same lottery.

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                Posted: January 25, 2016, 8:36 am - IP Logged

                Just yesterday my daughters best friend's mother bought a $5 scratch off at the gas station down the street and won $77,000...just goes to show you can't win if you don't play and that is all i am sure of. I won't be shocked if i don't win big but i do keep the faith that i could hit eventually. We all face the same odds and somebody always hits..why couldn't it be me.

                "Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip, conflict calms down.

                Like adding charcoal to embers or wood to fire, quarrelsome people kindle strife."

                Proverbs 26: 20-21

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                  Posted: January 25, 2016, 9:46 am - IP Logged

                  Yes I do Dance Banana White Bounce

                  I Love Pink & Green 1908

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                    Posted: January 26, 2016, 11:33 am - IP Logged

                    Yes I'll win something big prob not jackpot.

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                      Posted: January 26, 2016, 3:32 pm - IP Logged

                      I do not understand the question.

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                        Posted: January 26, 2016, 3:57 pm - IP Logged

                        People win significant amounts every day, I may as well be one of them!

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                          Posted: January 26, 2016, 4:46 pm - IP Logged

                          Nope, haha. 

                          It's literally the first draw that I have actually gotten 2 numbers (1 regular & 1 bonus ball) and I still won nothing tonight!

                          I'm having the worst luck ever this year, there have been some crazy jackpots this month tho and I am not sure if it has rolled yet....

                          2016 Won/Lost

                          EuroMillions / Spent: £22 / Won £0 / Total -£22

                          UK Lotto / Spent: £4 / Won: £0 / Total: -£4

                          2016 Total: -£24

                          Jan: -£22 Feb: £0 ~ Mar: £0 ~ April: £0 ~ May: £0 ~ June: £0 ~ July: £2

                           

                          EuroMillions = £2 Line / Played: x11 [old price] 

                          EuroMillions = £2.50 Line / Played: x0

                          UK Lotto = £2 Line / Played x2

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                            Posted: January 26, 2016, 6:28 pm - IP Logged

                            Nope, haha. 

                            It's literally the first draw that I have actually gotten 2 numbers (1 regular & 1 bonus ball) and I still won nothing tonight!

                            I'm having the worst luck ever this year, there have been some crazy jackpots this month tho and I am not sure if it has rolled yet....

                            It rolled again, getting fed up of this now haha!

                            I need a break from all this losing after this JP is done!

                            2016 Won/Lost

                            EuroMillions / Spent: £22 / Won £0 / Total -£22

                            UK Lotto / Spent: £4 / Won: £0 / Total: -£4

                            2016 Total: -£24

                            Jan: -£22 Feb: £0 ~ Mar: £0 ~ April: £0 ~ May: £0 ~ June: £0 ~ July: £2

                             

                            EuroMillions = £2 Line / Played: x11 [old price] 

                            EuroMillions = £2.50 Line / Played: x0

                            UK Lotto = £2 Line / Played x2

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                              Posted: January 26, 2016, 10:54 pm - IP Logged

                              LOL they wrote 'when'....think it is spelled 'win'

                              I Agree!*** You Can't Win, If You Don't Enter***