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Would you continue to play if you won MM or PB?

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You just won MM or PB. Would you keep playing?

Yes, I would still buy a ticket for each drawing. [ 28 ]  [66.67%]
No. I won! So why play any more? [ 14 ]  [33.33%]
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Posted: August 14, 2016, 6:22 am - IP Logged

Scene 1: You bought your PB or MM tickets like you always have, but this time when you check your ticket(s), you see that you have the PB or MM# and 1 match...2 matches.....3 matches...(your pulse quickens and you begin to breathe heavier) ....4 matches.....holy sh*t you got all 5 numbers plus the PB or MM# and won the jackpot. You start screaming and running around your house. Hurray!BananaDanceHyperPanic sets in Eek...what do I do now? 

Scene 2: You contacted legal and financial advisers and collected your money. Your money is in the bank and now YOU'RE RICH!

PartyPartyPartyPartyParty

Do you keep playing? 

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    Posted: August 14, 2016, 6:43 am - IP Logged

    I would quit playing.  The only reason I play is for the money.  But that's an interesting question... I'd like to know if past lottery winners continue to buy tickets.

    Never give up.  Banana

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      Posted: August 14, 2016, 7:44 am - IP Logged

      I would quit playing.  The only reason I play is for the money.  But that's an interesting question... I'd like to know if past lottery winners continue to buy tickets.

      I know Brad Duke does because his name was on a winner's list for the annual lottery raffle a couple years ago.  If he's buying raffle tickets I assume he's buying others too.

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        Posted: August 14, 2016, 8:05 am - IP Logged

        Scene 1: You bought your PB or MM tickets like you always have, but this time when you check your ticket(s), you see that you have the PB or MM# and 1 match...2 matches.....3 matches...(your pulse quickens and you begin to breathe heavier) ....4 matches.....holy sh*t you got all 5 numbers plus the PB or MM# and won the jackpot. You start screaming and running around your house. Hurray!BananaDanceHyperPanic sets in Eek...what do I do now? 

        Scene 2: You contacted legal and financial advisers and collected your money. Your money is in the bank and now YOU'RE RICH!

        PartyPartyPartyPartyParty

        Do you keep playing? 

        How much did I win? Under 50 million and the answer is yes, keep playing.  More than that, I'm not sure, maybe occasionally.

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          Posted: August 14, 2016, 8:25 am - IP Logged

          It depends how much I won. If it was a reset of Mega Millions and I split the base jackpot then yes, I would continue to play. If I won a jackpot of $80 million where I would most likely net $30 million after taxes then no, I would no longer play regularly.

          Never attempt to maintain a lifestyle you can't afford.

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            Posted: August 14, 2016, 8:31 am - IP Logged

            I voted.... yes.

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              Posted: August 14, 2016, 8:56 am - IP Logged

              I would quit playing.  The only reason I play is for the money.  But that's an interesting question... I'd like to know if past lottery winners continue to buy tickets.

              This lady didn't win MM or PB but still two decent wins and blew it.

              "Evelyn Adams won the New Jersey Lottery twice (in 1985 and 1986), for over $5.4 million combined (both prizes were paid in the form of mandatory annuities.) However, she was a compulsive gambler, giving large sums to friends and family. By 2001, Adams was living in a trailer."

              If I won a small jackpot I would probably keep playing to fund some projects--not for bling.

              Every champion was once a contender who refused to give up.-Rocky Balboa

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                Posted: August 14, 2016, 8:56 am - IP Logged

                How much did I win? Under 50 million and the answer is yes, keep playing.  More than that, I'm not sure, maybe occasionally.

                I would agree with your choice as well!

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                  Posted: August 14, 2016, 9:23 am - IP Logged

                  This lady didn't win MM or PB but still two decent wins and blew it.

                  "Evelyn Adams won the New Jersey Lottery twice (in 1985 and 1986), for over $5.4 million combined (both prizes were paid in the form of mandatory annuities.) However, she was a compulsive gambler, giving large sums to friends and family. By 2001, Adams was living in a trailer."

                  If I won a small jackpot I would probably keep playing to fund some projects--not for bling.

                  zephbe...What do you consider a small jackpot?  To me, anything under two or three million would be a small jackpot.  In that case, I would keep playing.  I guess it all depends on what someone actually needs to live a comfortable life.

                  Never give up.  Banana

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                    Posted: August 14, 2016, 2:26 pm - IP Logged

                    I dont think I would have a ticket in every draw, or even still play that regularly. I would consider tickets when the jackpots are getting quite high.

                    It would also depend on the jackpot size that I'd won. If I only win a million, after taxes- there is still some daydreams left unfunded, and I would probably continue to play.

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                      Posted: August 14, 2016, 2:36 pm - IP Logged

                      Depends on the jackpot size but I would still continue to play.

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                        Posted: August 14, 2016, 2:57 pm - IP Logged

                        Between 30-50 Mil ( after all taxes are paid) done playing for good. The whole purpose is to win, once that has been accomplished its Game Over. As Edna Mode would say 

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

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                          Posted: August 14, 2016, 3:08 pm - IP Logged

                          I'd most likely quit, I already went from an every draw player to an occasional player,

                          when I changed my preference to CFL and LFL.

                           

                          If I was in a store and got the urge I might buy a ticket..but it wouldn't be the reason for the trip anymore.

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                            Posted: August 14, 2016, 3:10 pm - IP Logged

                            If i won a big amount , say a couple of mil. I would never play again.

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                              Posted: August 14, 2016, 3:11 pm - IP Logged

                              The whole purpose of playing the lottery is to win the lottery. After that is done, mission accomplished, on to the next mountain.