Any Lottery Players?

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Stevie
Any Lottery Players?

I'll admit it - I play.  It's not what you think.  I don't buy a personal number.  Never have, never will.  I'm very keenly aware that I'm more likely to be struck directly in the anus by a bolt of lightning than to win the lottery.  I know odds.  I comprehend odds - I'm an expert backgammon player.  My life is all about odds and stacking the deck in my favor.  That's one reason why I don't owe anyone any money other than my home mortgage.

But here's the thing - there's a group at work who play Kentucky Powerball every week.  Bigtime.  There are 10 of us chipping in $10/week each for the semi-weekly PowerBall drawing.  That's $100 a week which buys 50 quick pick numbers twice a week.  I collect the money and buy the tickets.

Although I know such lotteries are a "fool's bet" and the odds are astronomically against us ever winning, I have a very good reason why I'm in it.  want to know?

Here's why:   I'll be damned if I'm going to chance lightning striking the buttocks of my co-workers and me having to sit at my desk while they do a loud Bulgarian chain dance before exposing their freshly electrocuted backsides to the boss before walking off the job.

So if there's a minute chance of a cha-cha dance and a mooning of an executive manager without consequence, I want to be part of it.

So I think of it as insurance.  And it's fun to play.

 

   

limestarsilver
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I play the Kentucky Powerball too.  Sometimes just a couple of dollars, sometimes a lot more. I'm with you on that lightning strike - I don't want

to miss it.  I lose more than I win, but I like to play.

Green
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*raises hand* guilty of Super lotto and Mega Millions and yes, I have favorite numbers- family birthdays to be exact. I have won small- a couple hundred back in '06 (I think it was). My reason for continuing is out of fear. I know the drawing I miss and don't buy a ticket will be the time it will hit my numbers and I will spend the rest of my days knowing I should have been a multi-millionaire.

 

~ Proud supporter of Father's rights ~

PrincessB
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I play scratchers every now and then. The most I have won is $50. I see it as entertainment, that way I am not too upset about losing.

Hot2na
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i do not. i intend to....but walking into a minute mart to buy one means walking past the candy aisle - - and that is as far as i get. usually a super size carmello!

><))))'>  

Almost Evil
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Hot2na wrote:

 and that is as far as i get. usually a super size carmello!

GFTO!??! Me toooo!!! Caramello and Skor bar. *it must be heaven....*

Hot2na
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Almost Evil wrote:

GFTO!??! Me toooo!!! Caramello and Skor bar. *it must be heaven....*

okay....if you say yes to "Heath" bar....i'm playing the ef'ing lotto!

><))))'>  

Green
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 Ever put a Skor bar in the freezer? ummmm so good

 

~ Proud supporter of Father's rights ~

supervioletrays
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Only time I played the lotto was when I turned 18 and could buy one. My bday is April 7th, so I bought 7 "Lucky 7" tickets and didn't win a damn thing... So much for that. lol

But now that I'm thinking about it, I might buy my seven tickets this year.

 

---The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had---

motorsports
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I can tell you one thing.  After being a cashier at a Shell gas station for 6 years and selling Lotto tickets to people, I see the same people over and over again, essentially giving cash away to the Lottery company.  One person might spend $100 on lotto tickets but only win a few replays or $5 at the most.  Now, your chances are higher if you play the scratchers or if you play Daily 3 (in California at least, pick 3 numbers).

But I am still highly against it.  I see too many people give into it, and go bankrupt and lose all their hard earned money on something that your chances are 1:1,999,999,999. 

You'd make more money investing $10 a day into a bank account, cause by the time your 65 and retired (if you started at 18), over $170,000 without interest (imagine if there was a 3-6% interest on that baby...)

 

"King of the Castle, I have a chair!"

Green
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I do see your point but it does happen. My cousin was one of the "Lucky 7" from Orange County, Ca who shared $315 million with 6 others she worked with. Now 4 years retired. ;)

 

 

~ Proud supporter of Father's rights ~

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