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Addicted to lottery?

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Posted: July 31, 2013, 4:38 am - IP Logged

Hi Guys,

 

Just been browsing around this forum and I've picked up on things like "trying to cut down on my playing volume" which I find surprising. Can people become addicted to lottery? I've heard of casino's, online and bookies but never lottery.

 

Perhaps in the US it's possible but here in the UK it's very rare, certainly from my network of friends, how about you guys? do you know anyone addicted to lottery? is it possible? As I said it may be possible in the US as their lotteries have much larger jackpots/appeal but in the UK it's relatively small and most people will play 1 line per game or perhaps the occasional flutter.

And lastly, is there support for players who have this addiction?

 

Shane :)

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    Posted: July 31, 2013, 9:00 am - IP Logged

    Maybe you don't know your friends are addicted. There's plenty of UK lotto winners that became broke right away. Americans love their lotto like the UK loves their Queen. We can play anytime of the day, everyday.

      Jon D's avatar - calotterylogo
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      Posted: July 31, 2013, 10:08 am - IP Logged

      Hi Guys,

       

      Just been browsing around this forum and I've picked up on things like "trying to cut down on my playing volume" which I find surprising. Can people become addicted to lottery? I've heard of casino's, online and bookies but never lottery.

       

      Perhaps in the US it's possible but here in the UK it's very rare, certainly from my network of friends, how about you guys? do you know anyone addicted to lottery? is it possible? As I said it may be possible in the US as their lotteries have much larger jackpots/appeal but in the UK it's relatively small and most people will play 1 line per game or perhaps the occasional flutter.

      And lastly, is there support for players who have this addiction?

       

      Shane :)

      The lottery is just a state sanctioned monopoly gambling operation.

      Addiction can happen with the lottery just as it can with casino gaming, etc. But it more likely happens with games that can be played "fast" like Scratch games. As such, some states do not offer them. And then in descending order of speed, quick draw Keno, Daily games, and then Jackpot games.

      In CA, every playslip and every ticket has the "play responsibly" message and gambling hotline printed on it, that is part of the requirement for the state's deal with the devil:

      http://www.calottery.com/play-responsibly/what-is-problem-gambling


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        Posted: July 31, 2013, 10:16 am - IP Logged

        Putting a Lottery Post logo on eash play slip would be more productive. 

                                             

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          Posted: July 31, 2013, 10:41 am - IP Logged

          Putting a Lottery Post logo on eash play slip would be more productive. 

                                               

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            Posted: July 31, 2013, 10:54 am - IP Logged

            Lottery can be your best friendLove


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              Posted: July 31, 2013, 11:07 am - IP Logged

              Lottery can be your best friendLove

              IMA in love with my Lottery. Lover

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                IMA in love with my Lottery. Lover

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                  Posted: July 31, 2013, 12:14 pm - IP Logged

                  Putting a Lottery Post logo on eash play slip would be more productive. 

                                                       

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                    Lottery addiction is very real. I am not sure how it is over there in the UK but over here, if you go to an ATM of a different bank than the one you belong to, you have to pay ATM fees. I see people paying ATM fees all the time to get cash to play lottery. To me that is addiction.

                    Some guys love to hang around the store and go through the trash barrel looking for scratch tickets that might be winners that were tossed by mistake. To me that is addiction.

                    It's a futile effort.

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                      Lottery addiction is very real. I am not sure how it is over there in the UK but over here, if you go to an ATM of a different bank than the one you belong to, you have to pay ATM fees. I see people paying ATM fees all the time to get cash to play lottery. To me that is addiction.

                      Some guys love to hang around the store and go through the trash barrel looking for scratch tickets that might be winners that were tossed by mistake. To me that is addiction.

                      "Some guys love to hang around the store and go through the trash barrel looking for scratch tickets that might be winners that were tossed by mistake. To me that is addiction."

                      They're all soaked with tobaccy juice around here.

                      That'll kill anybody's addiction.

                        maringoman's avatar - kobold
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                        Posted: August 1, 2013, 7:51 pm - IP Logged

                        "Some guys love to hang around the store and go through the trash barrel looking for scratch tickets that might be winners that were tossed by mistake. To me that is addiction."

                        They're all soaked with tobaccy juice around here.

                        That'll kill anybody's addiction.

                        The mental image of that is an appetite killer..would work better than Jenny Craig. Quick get a patent and a catchy slogan lol

                        It's a futile effort.

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                          Posted: August 1, 2013, 10:15 pm - IP Logged

                          Maybe you don't know your friends are addicted. There's plenty of UK lotto winners that became broke right away. Americans love their lotto like the UK loves their Queen. We can play anytime of the day, everyday.

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                            Posted: August 2, 2013, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

                            See Ya!  ill put my hand up to this one. im addicted to the dream.

                            2014 winnings

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                              Posted: August 2, 2013, 5:49 pm - IP Logged

                              Any way you look at it lottery is gambling. Gambling is an addiction. Yes,lottery can be one too.

                              I live with someone who is addicted to coffee,lol. Now I don't like coffee...anyone know how to cure that? 1-800-NO-TO-JOE...any such number???  LOL