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Been playing the lottery for years without a major win. So...

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Whats your frustration level? 1 being good. 10 being ready to quit playing.

1. Going to win. Very optimistic. [ 18 ]  [26.87%]
2. [ 3 ]  [4.48%]
3. Just takes time. [ 18 ]  [26.87%]
4. [ 2 ]  [2.99%]
5. Frustration is setting in. [ 6 ]  [8.96%]
6. How long is this going to take? [ 6 ]  [8.96%]
7. [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
8. Tired of wasting my money. [ 9 ]  [13.43%]
9. [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
10. Going to stop playing right now! [ 5 ]  [7.46%]
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Posted: September 6, 2016, 8:24 pm - IP Logged

Exactly so if 70-80% claim the jackpots are from qp's then why not include that in the basis of picking your own numbers or strategy. When I play I usually incorporate both into my play. But I understand most people get there tickets in one shot.

Quick pick or self pick doesn't matter. Hot number cold numbers doesn't matter either.

All that matters is that the numbers on your ticket match the ones that are drawn. How they got there, doesn't matter as well.

The Meatman

“The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket.” Will Rogers

Winning happens in a flash, Like A Bolt Of Lightning!  Patriot


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    Posted: September 6, 2016, 11:51 pm - IP Logged

    The first (Secret Tip) is to buy a TICKET.

    Good Luck Lep

    i agree. i had mid-day exact/straight here in NC.

    Just wish i had add.50cent  would have $5000.00 today but i am happy with 1/2 of that.

     

    All about buying the tix 1st step.

     

    Good night, Players$

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      Posted: September 8, 2016, 7:03 pm - IP Logged

      In the past, when I've looked at pictures of someone who recently won a jackpot, I noticed that most of them have a few things in common. 

      The first is that they're all everyday people, or just an average person.  Secondly, many of them make the same comment, which is "I've played the lottery for years but I rarely ever won anything."

      That's my story, and I'm willing to bet it's your story too.  If you asked them whether or not they expected to win, IMHO if they were completely honest, they'd probably say "Not really, but I hoped I would." 

      I play the lottery because I have fun doing it.  For me, it's kind of (for lack of a better word) a hobby. I do my workout, and buy myself a ticket.  I've won my share of small prizes doing that, and last May, I won the most money I've ever won, which was $576. At the moment, I have not been playing very much, but I'm sure I'll start up again fairly soon. Maybe something good will happen to me someday, maybe it wont.

      All good things come to those who are willing to wait. G5

      Lol, I thought you were going to add more to it. I often scroll thru my states winners list, and most of the people look like they've gone thru hell and back. Sometimes I ask myself, did they have to SPEND $20,000 to win that $500,000? Even at the stores, the people buying tickets seem a bit "frazzled". Like, instead of spending $100 on lottery, a nice pair of Nikes would be a better investment. Lottery needs to start putting makeup on these people lol.

      HOWEVER, that's no judgement and that's not everybody. Like I said, I know a guy who has a split level house and takes yearly trips to Alaska, but talked about not being able to hit the lottery. As if HE needs it lol. Then again, he was approaching retirement age and probably does need it. 

      However, I disagree with the statements about the lottery not "owing anyone anything". I hate when people say things like that lol. It's a reason why people look down on lottery and lottery players: tax on the poor, idiot tax, tax or the people bad at math...

      Why do we play a game that lies to us, tell us right on the ticket "packed with 50s", 100s or 500s." Yet, you go and buy 3 of those $5 or $10 tickets and get nothing. Lies. False advertisement. Bait and switch. They tout education, at the expense of your own well-being. but unless you win big, the lottery won't give back any of that money to the players. It's not like you get a yearly tax return for all the taxes paid. A second chance drawing is great, but that's still no guarantees for everyone's money lost. The they don't owe us anything. Before I started playing, I thought and still kinda do...paying $10 or $5 or $20 on a piece of paper to lose or win is RIDICULOUS waste of money.

      Ive gotten excited over my biggest wins of $35 and $50. But let's be real. I do a business where I don't even do anything for under $100 (consultant) $150-$500per appointment is normal. Yet, I haven't even won close to that in the lottery. Been playing 9 months FAITHFULLY. This little small change the lottery is throwing out is a pittance to me. 

      the lottery could be so much more fair on so many levels. If they worked more like game shows, it'd be more fair. Why do you only win $2 or a free ticket for matching 2 random draw numbers? Those 2 numbers should be worth $10-$100 bucks each. But no...in order to feed into greed, the jackpot has to be some exorbitant $365 MILLION with odds of over 200,000,000 to 1. Because there's only 1 drawing, and you have to keep paying for that drawing every draw. A jackpot of $20,000 would help a lot of people out. People always talk about not expecting handouts...but if someone needs millions to retire, what is that? Why does a few people become ultra millionaires playing the same game, but the multitudes aren't winning anything playing the same game? 

      Simply put, the lottery would be more fair if more drawings were held and/or, those numbers you picked were worth more. I checked off #5 in the polls. I do still like the entertainment and excitement of the lottery, but these measly payouts are making me consider playing far less often. And the sting of a loss (or having a win and then paying it back) tends to dampen my mood for an entire day.

        TheMeatman2005's avatar - lightening
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        Posted: September 11, 2016, 4:26 pm - IP Logged

        Lol, I thought you were going to add more to it. I often scroll thru my states winners list, and most of the people look like they've gone thru hell and back. Sometimes I ask myself, did they have to SPEND $20,000 to win that $500,000? Even at the stores, the people buying tickets seem a bit "frazzled". Like, instead of spending $100 on lottery, a nice pair of Nikes would be a better investment. Lottery needs to start putting makeup on these people lol.

        HOWEVER, that's no judgement and that's not everybody. Like I said, I know a guy who has a split level house and takes yearly trips to Alaska, but talked about not being able to hit the lottery. As if HE needs it lol. Then again, he was approaching retirement age and probably does need it. 

        However, I disagree with the statements about the lottery not "owing anyone anything". I hate when people say things like that lol. It's a reason why people look down on lottery and lottery players: tax on the poor, idiot tax, tax or the people bad at math...

        Why do we play a game that lies to us, tell us right on the ticket "packed with 50s", 100s or 500s." Yet, you go and buy 3 of those $5 or $10 tickets and get nothing. Lies. False advertisement. Bait and switch. They tout education, at the expense of your own well-being. but unless you win big, the lottery won't give back any of that money to the players. It's not like you get a yearly tax return for all the taxes paid. A second chance drawing is great, but that's still no guarantees for everyone's money lost. The they don't owe us anything. Before I started playing, I thought and still kinda do...paying $10 or $5 or $20 on a piece of paper to lose or win is RIDICULOUS waste of money.

        Ive gotten excited over my biggest wins of $35 and $50. But let's be real. I do a business where I don't even do anything for under $100 (consultant) $150-$500per appointment is normal. Yet, I haven't even won close to that in the lottery. Been playing 9 months FAITHFULLY. This little small change the lottery is throwing out is a pittance to me. 

        the lottery could be so much more fair on so many levels. If they worked more like game shows, it'd be more fair. Why do you only win $2 or a free ticket for matching 2 random draw numbers? Those 2 numbers should be worth $10-$100 bucks each. But no...in order to feed into greed, the jackpot has to be some exorbitant $365 MILLION with odds of over 200,000,000 to 1. Because there's only 1 drawing, and you have to keep paying for that drawing every draw. A jackpot of $20,000 would help a lot of people out. People always talk about not expecting handouts...but if someone needs millions to retire, what is that? Why does a few people become ultra millionaires playing the same game, but the multitudes aren't winning anything playing the same game? 

        Simply put, the lottery would be more fair if more drawings were held and/or, those numbers you picked were worth more. I checked off #5 in the polls. I do still like the entertainment and excitement of the lottery, but these measly payouts are making me consider playing far less often. And the sting of a loss (or having a win and then paying it back) tends to dampen my mood for an entire day.

        I don't know about you or the other members on LP, but as they say...."You have to pay to play", "You have to be in it to win it" and "A dollar (or 2) and a dream.

        Since it only takes ONE ticket to win, that's all I buy. If it's meant to be, it will be whether I (or anyone) buys 1 or 1,000.

        Buying more tickets doesn't change the odds of each of your tickets being a winner, it only gives you more chances to hit. Play with your head, not over it!

        Besides, there's always next time!

        The Meatman

        “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket.” Will Rogers

        Winning happens in a flash, Like A Bolt Of Lightning!  Patriot

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          Posted: September 11, 2016, 5:33 pm - IP Logged

          I better stop playing as my vote because I have no money right now!

          I hope that one $2 ticket is the only one that matches all 5 numbers plus the Powerball to win the largest Powerball Jackpot in United States history of over $2 Billion Dollars!

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            Posted: September 11, 2016, 10:50 pm - IP Logged

            I better stop playing as my vote because I have no money right now!

            Last week I used coins to buy $8 worth of lottery tickets. I was hoping using nickels, dimes and pennies would CHANGE my luck.

            It didn't work No No

            The Meatman

            “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket.” Will Rogers

            Winning happens in a flash, Like A Bolt Of Lightning!  Patriot