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Motivation for playing?

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What do you really want to gain by playing the lotteries?

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hypersoniq's avatar - 8ball
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Posted: July 28, 2003, 7:26 am - IP Logged

Winning a big jackpot would certainly give you both ,but which is more important to you?

 

I would have to say time... Just think of how much of your lifetime is spent away from your home and family doing jobs you don't like because you need the money.

 

Playing more than one ticket per game is betting against yourself.

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    Posted: July 28, 2003, 7:49 am - IP Logged

    I would say money.

    Smart lottery winners form trust to claim their winnings.  They send an attorney to the lottery headquarters to claim the prize in trust, so that ONLY the name of the trust is revealed.  And they tell NO ONE, especially relatives.

    If you ever win a lottery and you are single, the only person you should ever marry is someone who was truly in love with you BEFORE you won the jackpot!

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      Posted: July 28, 2003, 8:06 am - IP Logged

       I would love to have time, but I'd like the money to give me more time.

      "Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields                      

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        Posted: July 28, 2003, 11:20 am - IP Logged

        in the book by rob sanford, "infinite financial freedom",  he talks about one of the main benefits of winning the lottery.  that of getting back the time that one looses by living life on others terms instead of your own.  by winning you now have the "time" to live your life on your terms.    an invaluable/incalcuable asset.

        so in this order;

        (1) winning = $$$$$$ = time back

        (2) infomercial vitamins

        (3) plastic surgery

        (4) cryogenics

        (5) un-freeze me when someone legitimetly cracks the lottery "code"

         

        VDQPLS

         

         

                    "i am .........."meant to"       

        P.S.,  that RJoH  is a stand up guy.  thanks,  vision

                 until further notice,  it's  france everyday

          RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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          Posted: July 28, 2003, 11:22 am - IP Logged

          People play Pick3 and the biggest prize is $500 per winning ticket.  No one can seriously expect $500 to change their lives or give them more free time, so for those players it has to be winning.  People like to gamble and win, even if it just a couple of bucks on a local game.  Lotteries allow all us gamblers to gamble within our budget.

          RJOh

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            Posted: July 28, 2003, 2:57 pm - IP Logged

            Actually, having the time free from being compelled to work for a living is implied by having the money.



            I would keep my part-time job and use the remaining time to record and promote my music, work on other projects, and donate to places like Covenant House and PFLAG, including to people who you read about who got screwed royally.



            But what good is money or time without structure? I'd make sure my time was structured. Just ask any retiree who worked 9-5 and now drives their spouse nuts by being home all the time. :-)

              WILLSELL's avatar - chi
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              Posted: July 28, 2003, 6:12 pm - IP Logged

              Certainly money makes things a bit easier. I dont think anyone can argue against that. But having money and keeping it requires a lot of work and time.  I sure wouldn't mind work ...rofl.

              I agree that a certain part of winning is the lure of the gambler, which seems to be a nasty lil gene in everyone, down to the kids that buy a 50 cent raffle ticket at a soccer game. The Dream is the other part of why we play lotteries.

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                Posted: July 29, 2003, 8:01 am - IP Logged
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                Time is a wonderful teacher, but it kills all its students.

                A man must consider what a rich realm he leaves when he becomes a conformist.

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                  Posted: August 20, 2003, 12:02 pm - IP Logged

                  For me it's mainly time and that's what a lotto prize would give.  As long as I have enough funds to get by, having the time to just enjoy the simple things in life is all that I would ask from the lottery.  The time for a long walk, a bike ride, just working in the garden...a little jackpot win would certainly be nice to allow me the time to live a quiet life. That's all I would ask for, the time for a simple and quiet life. 

                  ... the lottery never fails to surprise!
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                    Posted: August 20, 2003, 9:13 pm - IP Logged

                    Very good poll question. I'm going with time. I'd really love to be able to play golf 5 days a week if I could.

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                      Posted: August 20, 2003, 9:29 pm - IP Logged

                      SMD,

                      only (5) days a week?  where's your committment?

                       

                      VISION

                                  "i am .........."meant to"       

                      P.S.,  that RJoH  is a stand up guy.  thanks,  vision

                               until further notice,  it's  france everyday

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                        Posted: September 1, 2003, 7:25 am - IP Logged

                        Since time = money then money = time mathmatically speaking.

                        Show me the money and the rest will fall in place.

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                          Posted: September 1, 2003, 4:00 pm - IP Logged

                          Time = Money


                          Research indicates that the length of your time horizon is the one characteristic that most accurately predicts where you will land in the socioeconomic strata.


                          Chief - "With an unusually long time horizon"

                          May the warm winds of heaven blow softly upon your house. May  the Great Spirit bless all who enter there. May your mocassins make happy tracks in many snows. And may the rainbow always touch your shoulder.

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                            Posted: September 6, 2003, 9:53 pm - IP Logged
                            Quote: Originally posted by visiondude on July 28, 2003



                            in the book by rob sanford, "infinite financial freedom",  he talks about one of the main benefits of winning the lottery.  that of getting back the time that one looses by living life on others terms instead of your own.  by winning you now have the "time" to live your life on your terms.    an invaluable/incalcuable asset.

                            so in this order;

                            (1) winning = $$$$$$ = time back

                            (2) infomercial vitamins

                            (3) plastic surgery

                            (4) cryogenics

                            (5) un-freeze me when someone legitimetly cracks the lottery "code"

                             

                            VDQPLS

                             

                             





                            Yes,I like to work for myself.
                              visiondude's avatar - eye3logo
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                              Posted: September 6, 2003, 9:58 pm - IP Logged

                              duffwoo,

                              wow.  all the way from china.  good to have you in here at lottery post.

                              i don't know if you play any kind of lottery there,  but you are welcome to come in here and have fun with us.

                               

                              VISIONsan

                                          "i am .........."meant to"       

                              P.S.,  that RJoH  is a stand up guy.  thanks,  vision

                                       until further notice,  it's  france everyday