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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by 2HBStrat, Sep 14, 2021.
the odds are 50/50
either you are gonna win or not
nobody won over the weekend. all good.
I beat Vegas once. Played a machine at the airport and walked away with a cool 75 cents.
It's my general policy to avoid activities that have created problems for some people. Albert Brooks and Julie Hagerty made a movie (something in America). They sold their home and set out to live the good life. First stop, Las Vegas. A few hours later, Julie returned to the hotel room, having just blown the entire wad in the casino.
There are a few movies called Hostel something or other. During a tour of a secret location in Romania or somewhere, we are treated with seeing a series of rooms where some rich guy is doing abominable stuff. Later, the main character escaped and made it to a parking area with a number of limos for the customers. One guy excitedly told the main character to really watch out, as you could easily spend all of your money there. Whoa.
Then God said "Hubert... buy a ticket! You have to meet me half way!".
I’ve only won money in Texas hold ‘em.
I’ve actually don’t pretty well in it, at least made enough to buy dinner the few times I’ve played at a casino.
as far as gambling, I see nothing different between budgeting X amount of income for lottery tickets and budgeting the same amount of money in movies or lattes.
frankly, many days I feel that I’d get a better return if I could pay my social security into an equivalent amount of lotto tickets over the next 30’years.
Why not just put money in the shredder?
I've always thought of the lottery as a retirement plan for the pound-foolish. Or a tax on the uneducated.
Although it would be way cool if I won a jackpot!
But I do't play, so...
Ha, you sound like me at the casino. I rarely gamble and have little fun when I do. I get super twitchy about losing money.
Which is weird, because I’ve lost about that much selling guitars or amps plenty of times. I guess I’m okay if it’s my own choice/stupidity/lack of patience versus just random chance taking my money.
My wife buys PB tickets 10 at a time. I buy one. The only thing we occasionally win is a free ticket...and the money I don't lose buying another 9 tickets.
Richard Prior racing into the parking lot comes to mind....
I don't get the same satisfaction from that.
When I buy a Lottery Ticket of any Kind (which I seldom do) I fill out the information on the back (if available) and then take a picture of both sides.
I remember a story that is several years ago now, but here it is: A guy bought a ticket and threw it onto the dashboard of his truck, where it would live for over a week or so... all the while he's driving around with the windows down, piling other papers on top of it, tools, etc. He was watching the news where they said the winning ticket, worth many 10's of millions of dollars, was bought at XYZ location... the very location he had bought his ticket over a week prior. No one had claimed the win yet and he thought "Hmmm.... I wonder if my ticket could be it?" So, he went out to his truck and rummaged through all the crap piled up onto his dash, and found the ticket. Sure enough, he won!!!!! He said in an interview that any number of things could've happened whereby that ticket could've been lost, including being sucked out the window cause he always drove with his windows down, cause the AC in his old truck didn't work! LOL!!! My guess is he bought a new truck