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Title: Do you play your state lottery?
Post by: AJ on February 22, 2013, 05:09:58 PM
I don't play often and win even less, lol...

Use to play the powerball every now and then, but have yet to purchase a ticket after they increased them to $2.00

Always found $1 scratch tickets kind of interesting/fun but never buy more then one or two at a time and probably only a couple times a month.

Always think If I play more maybe I would win more. I never win anything from the pop and candy bar I buy just about daily. Maybe I should try my luck with daily lottery tickets instead of a daily candy bar, lol...

Do you play the lottery? If so what state, how often? What's your biggest winner?
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Post by: bigbuck on February 22, 2013, 05:17:47 PM
Same here aj, but should because local gas station just sold a 29 million power ball ticket. Crazy  :tickedoff: , oh well, mabe I need to start playing. Won  fifty dollar scratch off ticket once.
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Post by: RAH52 on February 22, 2013, 05:25:38 PM
One of my customers who was down and out with the bank ready to forclose on his house won what we call lotto 649 in Canada ....17 million tax free in one lump payment .It really changed him for the worse .He went from a regular workin guy to a big PR real fast .I guess he forgot where he came from .Too bad really .
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Post by: theoldstoveguy on February 22, 2013, 07:48:18 PM
Play regular 2 times a week. one of my Wife's relative won it big 6 mil never heard from them again.
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Post by: AJ on February 22, 2013, 08:05:04 PM
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one of my Wife's relative won it big 6 mil never heard from them again.

Wow, no kidding, a close relative?
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Post by: Patricio on February 22, 2013, 08:14:03 PM
All his long lost relatives came a knocking
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Post by: lesguns on February 22, 2013, 10:15:48 PM
I play a little off and on -won 1300.00 once years ago.I think they got it all back by now.
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Post by: wildimaginations on February 23, 2013, 06:18:52 AM
I usually buy a ticket or scratcher whenever I'm in the presence of 2 or more beautiful women that actually talk to me.  It gives me that warm and fuzzy feeling of knowing that nothing will ever happen and the same is true for the lottery.
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Post by: scrapiron on February 23, 2013, 08:38:55 AM
It gives me that warm and fuzzy feeling of knowing that nothing will ever happen and the same is true for the lottery.

So true! :rofl:
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Post by: theoldstoveguy on February 23, 2013, 09:12:51 AM
Wife's brother's now ex-wife. She won and left. Money does funny things.
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Post by: LowSL2 on February 23, 2013, 10:14:00 AM
I play every once in a great while. I think the most i ever won was $80.

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Title: Re: Do you play your state lottery?
Post by: AJ on February 23, 2013, 10:40:24 AM
Wife's brother's now ex-wife. She won and left. Money does funny things.


That's to bad.

I always thought it would be interesting to buy a $1 scratch ticket once a day for a year and keep track of the outcome.
The worst that could happen is you loose $365 dollars, well I guess the worst is you end up with a gambling problem...

What do you think the outcome of such a project would be?

I recall seeing a show on tv years ago about these guys that had a system figured out for some lotto.
They did all the math and figured out all the odds. They even got investors.

The big day come around and they had teams of people going out to purchase mass amounts of lotto tickets like a hour before the deadline. They waited until a hour or so before the drawing because they figured current ticket sales and the current jackpot into their winning formula.

One thing they never accounted for was the ticket machines running out of paper. They were not able to purchase all the tickets they had planned on. From what I recall they did winning back a good percent of their money, but when it was all said and done they lost and said they would never attempt anything like that again.

I don't remember the name of the show or if it was even a lotto in the U.S. or another country, but it was interesting to watch.
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Post by: Patricio on February 23, 2013, 12:30:55 PM
I see lotto junkies all the time.  Cash their paychecks & buy up to $100 in tickets.  Then find a corner to scratch them all & are all tickled to win $5.   Me I don't gamble money stays in my pocket to pay bills.    Was told can't win if you don't play.   I replied can't lose if I don't play.    When I was young & in the oil fields, got into a poker game, lost my paycheck in short time, never gamed again.
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Post by: Repairit on February 23, 2013, 02:55:22 PM
When I lived in Florida I used to play the lotto weekly. Unfortunately for me I never won a dime in the state lotto program, whereas my boss at the time won about $5,000 + a year....but I did win money on scratch offs.  Now that I am in North Carolina I haven't played period. Can't lose what ya don't give away... lol!
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Post by: JWWebster on February 24, 2013, 11:13:40 AM
I played Fla lotto and went to Biloxi, never won much if anythang.
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Post by: andersenappliance on March 02, 2013, 11:17:14 PM
When the prize get sick, I buy a ticket.

I win by being able to fantasize what I'd do if i did win.

It passes the time.

The problem is that if I won for real, I'd drink too much, get an STD and an Attitude, and end up worse than I am now, plus being broke again (nothing new) and bitter (hasn't happened yet).