are you lucky at winning contests??

United States
October 2, 2009 11:55am CST
I am NOT lucky at winning contests... I dont know what it is..but I have the "no luck" gene... which is better than have a "bad luck" gene of course!! I have a couple sites that give off contests to try to participate in and I usually end up in the bottom half of the contest list.. which is fine because I still believe that anything extra will help. I see where they have contests to win TVs, or buy a raffle ticket and win this or that!!! I have learned to not buy the tickets because then I am only out the money.. unless of course the ticket money goes to a very good cause then it is just a good cause that I will donate for the ticket. So are you lucky?? do you win contests or are you like me.. just donate to the cause??
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19 responses
@malamar (784)
• Canada
2 Oct 09
If I didn't have bad luck, I wouldn't have any luck at all. I could be the only person entered in a draw, and would still manage not to win! In our local lottery, I can't even win the chance to "try again". Nope, any raffle/contest ticket I purchase is a donation only, for sure and for certain. For that reason, I only participate in those causes that have meaning for me, in much the same way you do. I think I was waiting at the airport the day my lucky ship came in
• United States
2 Oct 09
Oh you and I are definitely very much alike in this way then!!! yep, same here if I were the only one entered somehow someway the contest would be non void and I wouldnt win either!!! thanks for the response and the laugh!!! happy mylotting and have a great day!!
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• Philippines
3 Oct 09
LOL. the same happens to me that's why i hate hoping to win because in the end i would just hate myself for hoping myself to win.
@lifeplayer (1009)
• Malaysia
2 Oct 09
I never win any contest in real life since i have no luck at all...too bad However, i win contests on forum (that's why i like to make post at forum)many times. The cash i win is not much but the feeling is good :)
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• United States
2 Oct 09
Yes, I think it would make you feel good for sure!! that is great you have done well on the forum contest!! thanks for the response and have a great day!
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
2 Oct 09
Hi Bookreadermom, We can't determine our luck. When our lucky star is coming, we will always be lucky in everything that we have done. I did joined a few contests in my whole life and not all contests win me a prizes. But some of them I really win prizes and of course, I am so happy for it. One of the contest that I joined every year is the Maggi Gawai Contest.this contest has started for the past 2 years and I joined it every year and I won a consolation prize for that 2 years.Although is not a big prize,but at least I won something. Now I really pray hard that I can win lottery in my life. That is the only thing that never strike in my life yet. Good luck !!
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• United States
2 Oct 09
yes, I agree anything you win is great!!! thanks for the response and have a great day!!!
@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Oct 09
hi bookreadermom08 nope not me, only time I ever won anything was years ago in a contest in the local grocery store. I won twenty dollars,just to the penny what my grocery bill came to that same day and same time. that was the quickest I had ever spent any money. lol. For years I would put in my dollar towards the sweepstakes and we only won once and it came to a little over two dollars apiece for the tenof us so we put it inon more lottery tickets. b ut we never won the big lottery at all. The library crew never hit the big lottery.sad to say.
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• United States
2 Oct 09
its so funny when you "hear" about all those that win.. but yet you never know anyone personally that have won any contests!! wow that is too funny about the 20.00 though!! thanks for the response and have a great day!!
@limcyjain (3523)
• India
2 Oct 09
no i have never been lucky enough to win any online contest. I have won where performance counts like in dance contests but when it comes to be simply lucky i have never won any.
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• United States
2 Oct 09
Yep, I have learned to not even try to enter contests anymore.. why waste my time when I know for sure I am not going to win!! but that is great that you win in performance... thanks for the response and have a great day!!
3 Oct 09
well joining in a contest usually falls in two things its either you lose or you win. but along the way you might fall down but the question there is are you gonna finish strong?? well those experinces in life just telling us that we must try and try until we suceeded in any challenges that were facing!! just put everything in our experiences and let those experiences be our weapon in our next battle..
• United States
3 Oct 09
I'm usually not. Every once in awhile I'll get lucky and win something but I usually do not. I enter contests online all the time for various objects and I never win anything. I've won various contests during my lifetime but I usually never get that lucky. I usually am left standing there trying to figure out whyt his person won and I never really seemed to have a chance.
• Philippines
3 Oct 09
I am not lucky at winning contests.there are several occasions though that I get prizes.in my last company's Christmas party,I won a coffee maker from the Christmas raffle.one time,I won gift certificates in a TV program because they chose my feedback as "letter of the day".I haven't won in raffles and lottery,but I don't mind thinking that someday,I'll win also.
@earthsong (589)
• United States
3 Oct 09
I'm not very lucky at winning contests either. As a matter of a fact, I have a free ticket for a lottery that I have yet to redeem because I never win. I agree that the no luck gene is better than the bad luck gene! And I have won a couple things, about a year ago I won 4 tickets to our college football team, and then 4 to our college basketball team. Nothing major, but I did win :)
@angemac23 (2005)
• Canada
3 Oct 09
I never used to be lucky at winning contests but this past year, my luck changed and I won in 4 contests!
@horsesrule (1960)
• United States
3 Oct 09
At one time I would have said that I don't win contests either but this year I can't say that. Over at Gather.com, another social networking site, I enter as many of their contests as I find because I think I have just as good a chance as everyone else does to win, right? Well it's true, I do have as good a chance as everyone in a random drawing for the winners. And I have won several times over there this year. Sure, it's not a TV or anything huge like that but I am very pleased just to win anything at all! I have won several books, a $50 AMEX gift card, DVD, candy, wireless mouse and I have been very pleased with all of it! Some of my prizes I keep for myself and some I save and give as gifts. I love stretching my almost non-existent budget like that. Now to mention how excited I get when I win!
@Jhaszy (236)
• Philippines
3 Oct 09
just like you i have no luck in winning any raffle draw ,lotterty draw or even draw-ing hehehhe joke..even in playing cards or gambling i am not lucky also...even in love contest i also not lucky,always end up losing,so i dont joined in any of them anymore it will just waste my time and money...but if i get the chance to win a loads of money i will definitely donate some in an institution...but m lucky in winning true friends and having precious kids..have a nice weekend!!
@irene3184 (900)
• Philippines
3 Oct 09
Same with you. I never been lucky winning any contest ever since I was a a child and as I grow up, I never participated any contest for me not to get frustrated. I have also buy some raffle draw tickets none of those tickets wins.
@satan88 (586)
• United States Minor Outlying Islands
3 Oct 09
I have never won anything in a contest in my life. even if the chances are supposed to be really good i still keep losing while everybody else wins. i guess i'm no luck like you as well.
@ample03 (403)
• India
3 Oct 09
I have no luck lucky gene. I have not been lucky enough to win any contest not even in a Pick a number contest from 1 to 50 or 1 to 1000.I really get surprised to know how they win contests in a row!!! I think being hyper active is very much necessary in addition to having a very good luck to win contests.
@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
3 Oct 09
No, I do not have good luck I play some sweepstakes and the powerball all the time and have yet to win big. I have won a few small amounts in the powerball but nothing big. I keep playing hoping to one day hit the big one. Only time will tell.
• United States
2 Oct 09
If you are talking about the Burger King promotions that have two stickers, and one has a prize, the left one always has the prize. So always peel off the left one!
@Ithink (10500)
• United States
2 Oct 09
Im so not lucky at winning things. I can try and try and I just dont win. My oldest daughter on the other hand and her husband seem to have gotten the lucky gene! They seem to always win things. Yeah so I more donate to worthy causes too! lol
@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
2 Oct 09
wah! i was never lucky on my entire life!... i participated in anything available.. promotions, contests on malls, even the simple ones on the store, things like that, but i'm not just lucky!.. would really love to be a winner of this sort, and mind you, i am never going to give up! he he he.. i am still keen on buying tickets, or joining raffles, and i still do not want to lose hope that someday, i will still win some! no matter how minor would that be!.. hey, wish me luck! *wink*