Thinking big wins the Lottery!

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    Dec 24, 2015 11:51 PM GMT
    Positive thoughts and the "secret" will help me to win!!!

    African migrants hit it big in Spain Christmas lottery

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/african-migrants-hit-it-big-in-spain-christmas-lottery/ar-BBnSDPy?li=BBnb7Kz

    What about you? Ever win big? I have in business and I think there's something to setting it in your mind...
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    Dec 25, 2015 1:13 AM GMT
    Ugh for the most part I love Unity. Its christian but is clearly heavily inspired by Buddhism. However I don't like "The Secret" mentality it sometimes pushes. Yes I believe that our thinking is the most important predictor to whether we will succeed at anything. However I don't believe I can simply think my way into prosperity.
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    Dec 25, 2015 7:11 PM GMT
    Sorry but lotteries prey on the mathematically impaired.... icon_smile.gif


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    Dec 25, 2015 7:19 PM GMT
    desertmuscl saidSorry but lotteries prey on the mathematically impaired.... icon_smile.gif




    LOL statements like your remind me why I need to stop calling myself a liberal.
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    Dec 25, 2015 7:24 PM GMT
    desertmuscl saidSorry but lotteries prey on the mathematically impaired.... icon_smile.gif





    So true. Casinos can afford those multi-million dollar palaces for a reason. The odds are stacked in their favor. Same with lotteries. If states were losing money they would not still be going after all these years.
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    Dec 25, 2015 8:07 PM GMT
    There seems to be a positive correlation when it comes to luck and success.

    Those out there who are the luckiest, seem to be the ones who also work the hardest.

    Be your own sugar-daddy. It is infinitely more satisfying.

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    Dec 27, 2015 3:45 AM GMT
    Oh for fuck's sake.

    Yes, the lottery is a tax on the mathematically impaired.
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    Dec 27, 2015 3:48 AM GMT
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    Dec 27, 2015 7:09 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidOh for fuck's sake.

    Yes, the lottery is a tax on the mathematically impaired.


    unfortunately the tax on smart people is library fines.
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    Dec 27, 2015 3:22 PM GMT
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    Just my luck, I know two who have won. A guy I grew up with (one of the guys I "experimented" with as a kid) won a million and my mother's handyman won 10s of millions. The first guy didn't need it, gave much of it to charity. The handyman coming into all that money sucked, not that I wasn't glad for him, but I had to find mom a new handyman and mom's guy was impossible to replace. Real nice guy, did a great job, made my brother and my life easier by being there for mom. Took us about three guys to find someone not as good but good enough.

    My deep concern is that knowing two reduces further from chances of winning myself from zero to some negative number. I don't know to work that statistically without googling; just my intuitive sense of it.

    That when I magically reach into the ethers of all knowledge, pretty sure that when it comes to the lottery, I'm fucked. However, having a soft spot for the underdog, in this case, me against the odds, I do put down a dollar--and I'm not a gambler--when it goes over a couple 100 million or so, quite a bit less the cost for a fun 3 minute fantasy than I pay monthly for cable TV that I hardly ever watch. Though I've already itemized the fantasy purchases on a saved Excel spreadsheet, with each year comes a catalogue of new designs of mega yacht to thumb through.

    One dollar? You call it a tax. I call it bargain shopping.

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    Dec 28, 2015 3:30 AM GMT
    Radd said
    desertmuscl saidSorry but lotteries prey on the mathematically impaired.... icon_smile.gif





    So true. Casinos can afford those multi-million dollar palaces for a reason. The odds are stacked in their favor. Same with lotteries. If states were losing money they would not still be going after all these years.
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    Dec 28, 2015 3:37 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidOh for fuck's sake.

    Yes, the lottery is a tax on the mathematically impaired.
    The lottery is an idiot tax because it is only idiots that spend upwards of thirty, forty, even fifty dollars per week on lottery tickets thinking that they have the "right numbers" and that they are going to be rich, rich, rich. However the horribly sad reality is that the only ones who are going to be rich, rich, rich are the two talking, crooked, state politicians that foisted this glorified scam on the idiots in the first place. Go figure.
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    Dec 28, 2015 4:29 AM GMT
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    mickeytopogigio saidOh for fuck's sake.

    Yes, the lottery is a tax on the mathematically impaired.
    The lottery is an idiot tax because it is only idiots that spend upwards of thirty, forty, even fifty dollars per week on lottery tickets thinking that they have the "right numbers" and that they are going to be rich, rich, rich. However the horribly sad reality is that the only ones who are going to be rich, rich, rich are the two talking, crooked, state politicians that foisted this glorified scam on the idiots in the first place. Go figure.


    .....the other 49% right? The ones who voted for obama?? LOL
  • bro4bro

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    Dec 28, 2015 6:51 AM GMT
    I buy one lottery ticket a week - when I remember, or when it's convenient.

    For me, the math works like this...

    I have a better chance of winning the lottery than I do of loving my job.

    I'll never miss the fifty bucks a year I spend on tickets (in fact I won fifty last summer, so this year is free!). And a one-in-a-billion chance of winning is infinitely better than zero.