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    Anyone hit it big on the lottery? $100 on a scratcher is my biggest haul. I play no more than $10 a week spread out between scratchers and quick picks. Everything that can be gets second chanced.

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    I got $7,777 on a scratcher ticket once, it was the Red Hot 7s. highest on a lotto ticket was $500.
    Dont make me go all Jonathan Winters on this gas station.

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    Pffffft $87 for me.
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    Never enough to actually take home. My first scratchoffs when I turned 18 netted me enough that I was able to keep playing/buying for awhile. I dunno how much money I put in on them to begin with, but probably only a few bucks.

    Nowadays I might throw a $20 down on some lotto tix every couple years and pay my "stupid tax" as I jokingly refer to it.

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    my dad got $5000 once.
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    Scratch-offs: The only time I play is when they are gifted to me around Christmas. I think I won $50 once. As it states in the fineprint on the back of the ticket, the odds of a return on money spent isn't in my favor, so I don't spend money on them.

    I work with a guy that buys a $20 scratch-off every day before work. Ironically, he thinks I'm crazy for what I spend on bicycles. (Maybe he's right. )

    I've never bought a lottery ticket. As a matter of fact, I don't even know how.

    I don't spend my money in casinos, either.

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    I never win anything so I don’t play any lottery games. It’s true – I’ve never won anything in my life except for mountain bike races (and there was no cash payout since I am not a pro).
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    Why add to the odds against you.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by OzarkFathom View Post
    Why add to the odds against you.........
    I don't understand what this is supposed to mean. Care to elaborate?

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    the ticket I won big on was gifted to me for my birthday. the look on my friend's face was priceless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coal-Cracker View Post
    Scratch-offs: The only time I play is when they are gifted to me around Christmas. I think I won $50 once. As it states in the fineprint on the back of the ticket, the odds of a return on money spent isn't in my favor, so I don't spend money on them.

    I work with a guy that buys a $20 scratch-off every day before work. Ironically, he thinks I'm crazy for what I spend on bicycles. (Maybe he's right. )

    I've never bought a lottery ticket. As a matter of fact, I don't even know how.

    I don't spend my money in casinos, either.

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    I think $10 bucks on a scratch off was as big as I’ve ever won. I put it right back in to buying more and lost. Typical greedy bastard I was.

    I have been lucky playing the slots in Vegas though. Went with three other couples in the mid 1990’s. Everybody else in our group was losing in everything they played. I played dollar slots exclusively and won over and over for three day’s. $500 bucks here $250 there etc. I ended up taking the whole group out for dinner and drinks one night and blew through most of it. I did walk away with enough to pay for the trip for both of us though. A free trip with lots of entertainment, good times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Train Wreck View Post
    I don't understand what this is supposed to mean. Care to elaborate?
    You gotta do your own math.......

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    Every now and again, when there's a huge jackpot, I'll buy a ticket for the hell of it. Never win....

    I did win an all expense, 3 day trip to Cesars Palace for 2, including 1k to gamble with, but that wasn't the lottery. just a contest that my GF entered us into. It was a blast. I actually left with about 1200 bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OzarkFathom View Post
    You gotta do your own math.......

    Another vague response...

    Help me out a little, math was never my best subject.

    Odds of winning 1/? (could big number depending on the game)
    Odds of winning if you don't play = 0/0

    It's the adding to the odds against you that is throwing me off

    Don't be stingy, share some of that wisdom

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    It isn’t vague at all.
    But your assertion that it is, is the lifeblood of the lottery.
    And so it goes......

    I’ve long been amused at the irony of the “Education Lottery” in Tennessee......I expect I’m in the minority.

    Here’s a clue.
    Balance your books.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OzarkFathom View Post
    It isn’t vague at all.
    C'mon dawg, throw me a bone here. I'm trying to understand what you're saying, clearly I'm not picking up what your laying down.

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    260.00 on lotto
    3400.00 roulette wheel in vegas

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    I almost never play but the most I've won is $275. I've cleaned up big on race raffles. A Thule hitch rack and E13 cranks, BB and ring. A fox fork and E13 carbon wheels.
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    Think man.

    You can’t possibly be that lazy mentally.
    What are the odds against you in every aspect of your life. Wealth, Health, Family, Environment, Optimism, Happiness.
    Add to that the odds against you, playing the lottery.
    Did the odds against you increase or decrease.

    So far I haven’t noticed a single post totaling the money lost.
    Only the money gained.
    Funny that.

    In your particular case the closest I can figure is that you throw away $420 a year.

    If you started with $100 and added that $520 each year for 30 years at 4% you’d have nearly $30,000.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OzarkFathom View Post
    Think man.


    In your particular case the closest I can figure is that you throw away $420 a year.
    How did you come up with that number? Check your math

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    Quote Originally Posted by Train Wreck View Post
    How did you come up with that number? Check your math
    Your own words.
    See your original post.
    I simply applied an annual timetable to your premise.
    That’s why I qualified my response with “the closest I can figure”.

    You certainly are more qualified than I to nail it down.
    What are your net losses to date?
    The Stock Market, conservatively would double your money in 30 years at 4%.
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    Here’s a pretty good illustration of my view of gambling.....

    Harrah’s figured out how to grow grass through a paved parking lot.
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    I found a $25 REI gift card, scratched off the thingy over the PIN code, looked it up online and discovered it was still worth $25. Does that count?
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    Nope, odds too good.
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    Train Wreck (another beautiful irony ) feel free not to post your net losses, I was simply responding to your repeated demand for an explanation.....

    I can think of nothing more antithetical to the value of work than a lottery ticket.
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    The only thing I've gambled on in Vegas was to condom or not. So far I'm winning big.
    Way back when there was a pick 3 my father's best friend played the same numbers for years and years. The one night he didn't play it those numbers came up. Apparently he began to unravel afterwards and became an alcoholic.
    I have done some horse betting at a steeplechase that's annually held in Far Hills NJ when I lived back there. The only thing a won was a foking hangover though. Somebody will win the lotto regardless the odds. I guess that's what makes it work.

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    We go to Vegas twice a year but basically to see shows. Probably drop about 50.00 each trip on gaming..

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    My uncle had a beautiful Stetson hat on his head one day.
    He was not a Stetson hat kind of guy.
    “Nice hat. Where’d you get that?” I asked.
    “Sam’s Town bought me that”.
    Having been fairly close over many years I asked “How much did it cost ya”.
    “I told you Sam’s Town bought me that”.
    “Yeah but how much did it cost you?”

    Considerable pause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OzarkFathom View Post
    Train Wreck (another beautiful irony ) feel free not to post your net losses, I was simply responding to your repeated demand for an explanation.....

    I can think of nothing more antithetical to the value of work than a lottery ticket.
    Dang, you suck the fun out of everything, eh?

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    I don't gamble, really. I think I've bought maybe two scratch tickets in the last ten years. If I'm throwing money away I'll just give it to the first bum that honestly tells me he's looking for a couple bucks to get a 40.

    I think I won $20 on one I got for Christmas, though.
    dang

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    Quote Originally Posted by Train Wreck View Post
    Dang, you suck the fun out of everything, eh?
    Only the stuff I can afford......
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    Quote Originally Posted by OzarkFathom View Post
    Only the stuff I can afford......
    Good thing you can't afford to play the lottery, wouldn't want you ruining it for the rest of us.

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    Good thing you can't afford to play the lottery, wouldn't want you ruining it for the rest of us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    I don't gamble, really. I think I've bought maybe two scratch tickets in the last ten years. If I'm throwing money away I'll just give it to the first bum that honestly tells me he's looking for a couple bucks to get a 40.

    I think I won $20 on one I got for Christmas, though.
    I always give the bum on the freeway offramp near work a handful of dollars. I make him promise to spend it on booze. It's always an easy sell.
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    Don't gamble at all, and never been much of a gambler altho I used to chuck some small dollar bills into dollar slots sometimes back when you might walk away with a couple hundred. I had a close friend in the early 80s who won a million quid on the football pools. (Google it). He threw in his job, bought a Merc, a hot blonde, and a bunch of new pals, and blew thru the lot in months. He lived the life for a bit, and wound up drunk, broke, no car, no blonde, and no job. Very very sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azimiut View Post
    the ticket I won big on was gifted to me for my birthday. the look on my friend's face was priceless.
    You shared, I hope.

    Which begs the question: If someone buys you a ticket as a gift and you win big (anything over $10), do you share?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Train Wreck View Post
    Dang, you suck the fun out of everything, eh?
    I was just going to post something along those lines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    You shared, I hope.

    Which begs the question: If someone buys you a ticket as a gift and you win big (anything over $10), do you share?
    Yeah, I don't even play the lottery, and I know that is proper ettiquette in that situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    You shared, I hope.

    Which begs the question: If someone buys you a ticket as a gift and you win big (anything over $10), do you share?
    Let me get this straight.
    The object is for one guy to take everyone’s money in a game of “chance”.
    And the same folks who embrace this activity think the winnings should be shared.
    Sounds like another circle jerk to me.
    Curious “fun” this lottery thing.
    But I can clearly see a pattern developing here......

    ”You shared, I Hope” kinda says it all.......excellent summation right there.
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