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LosingJeff's avatar - flower
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Posted: December 3, 2004, 3:15 pm - IP Logged

Say you have spent say between 6000-7000 dollars  in 8 months on pic 4 combinations and havent won?---is that reasonable? is that normal. Say you have done that for 6 years and you have put all your money, 401's, loans etc into the lottery and to date you have 150.00 left in your life savings. is that reasonable? doesnt that sound alittle crazy. Well, it happened to me. Just needed to get that off my shoulders seeing how my life is so fun. Fun is good!

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    Posted: December 3, 2004, 3:52 pm - IP Logged

    You should have tested your system on paper before you played it for real.  It better to have not played and been sorry than to have played and be sorry.

    RJOh

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      four4me's avatar - gate1
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      Posted: December 3, 2004, 5:09 pm - IP Logged

      No, that's not reasonable that sounds like overboard spending. Did you use a system to pick your numbers. Did you win any boxes. You should play a small amount until you win then if you feel confident that you might win play with the money you won. If that goes bye/bye play a small amount. Are you in Indiana. Are you playing midday and evening.  From your post it sounds like you played 30 dollars worth of numbers a day. 

        Maverick's avatar - yinyang
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        Posted: December 3, 2004, 5:10 pm - IP Logged

        Lotto Fever ole boy. Ease up.

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          Posted: December 3, 2004, 5:30 pm - IP Logged

          The lottery should only be viewed as entertainment, and you should only spend money on the lottery that you would consider a reasonable amount for entertainment.  Same goes for any form of gambling.  Hopefully you can build up your savings again, and play with a set budget.

           

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            urbossmanpimpin's avatar - batman49
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            Posted: December 3, 2004, 5:46 pm - IP Logged

            I think that maybe you should call the 800# on the back of those tickets for a lil help.

            good luck with future plays................

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              Posted: December 3, 2004, 6:11 pm - IP Logged

              i really feel bad for you i went through a similar situation and got pretty deep in the hole...i'd win huge amounts in the thousands and play it right back trying to win hundred thousands but then i had a moment of clarity where i said no more thats it and i got myself down to spending about ten to fifteen bucks a day and it'll stay that way.......at my peak i was spending 300 or 400 bucks per drawing on powerball using my own numbers and won pretty good every blue moon but then a lot of drawings i wouldn't win.i woke up one day and thought i had a couple thousand left in the bank and had a couple hundred and that scared me straight and i finally realized hey i'm not gonna put me and my family in jeopardy ever again and i don't anymore because i don't want my lil girl ending up with no home because i blew the rent...i've quit cigarettes cold turkey here bout 5 years ago....i used to be an alcoholic and i kicked that a few years back because its like this when you know your life is danger stop doing it and i just have strong willpower but hey get help because it could end up where your almost homeless trying to hit winning numbers so just pick a few of your favorite and play them and if ya can't go without playing huge amounts you might need to stop completely....too bad you weren't doing this in another state because i think you would've made money back......we all have a feeling indiana is corrupt in the numbers games....i know they are by the low payouts.......

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                Posted: December 3, 2004, 7:28 pm - IP Logged

                Lottomike:

                This must have been a very short time ago:  Powerball sales just started in April in Tennessee.

                 

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                  Maverick's avatar - yinyang
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                  Posted: December 3, 2004, 7:43 pm - IP Logged
                  Quote: Originally posted by LOTTOMIKE on December 3, 2004


                  i don't want my lil girl ending up with no home because i blew the rent...i've quit cigarettes cold turkey here bout 5 years ago....i used to be an alcoholic and i kicked that a few years back


                  Good going bro
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                    Posted: December 3, 2004, 7:49 pm - IP Logged

                    yep it was all during the summer may,june,july and august....i won 5,000 in july playing a pick three number ten times in one day and all during the months listed above i spent insane amounts trying to win at powerball and looking back i definitely would've done it differently .i hit 3 numbers plus the powerball and powerplayed it and won quite a few times but that still didn't pull me through the hole.i hit four numbers once without the powerball and that was pretty exciting but i finally came to a moment where i realized that i just wasn't making what i was putting into it at all.at my peak nearly a thousand a week........down to 10 to 15 bucks now.....plus i realize with the huge odds that when i get more money in my pocket again i'll keep playing 10 to 15  dollars because i'd have just as good a chance anyway since the odds are in the millions to begin with.but i'm pretty lucky a lot so i feel confident that lil bit of money is all i need to spend.i'm glad i pulled myself out of that because i'm a lot happier now and i still play the lottery so its a win win situation.....

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                      Posted: December 3, 2004, 7:54 pm - IP Logged
                      Quote: Originally posted by LOTTOMIKE on December 3, 2004


                      i feel confident that lil bit of money is all i need to spend.i'm glad i pulled myself out of that because i'm a lot happier now and i still play the lottery so its a win win situation.....



                      Exactly
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                        Posted: December 3, 2004, 7:56 pm - IP Logged

                        i've also hit lottofive for four out of five numbers at least 3 times winning a couple hundred each time,with ten bucks spent now i usually hit 3 out of 5 about every three or four drawings and sometimes i spend twenty or thirty it just depends...

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                          Posted: December 3, 2004, 7:58 pm - IP Logged

                          yeah maverick and todd it can get pretty miserable when you play big money and lose and i wouldn't recommend anybody do it unless they had a lot of money to begin with and wasn't putting their self in the hole.....

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                            Posted: December 4, 2004, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

                            after reading these post ...... i think that I am gonna skip tonights powerball drawing and see if it rolls. If it does then I will definitly get tickets but if it doesn't then I didn't loose nething.

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                              Posted: December 4, 2004, 4:04 pm - IP Logged

                              todd,we all used to have to go to kentucky to get tickets,only about a hour to hour and a half drive for some of us. some people lived even closer. some people would go down there after work or on weekends and spend alot of money. but luckily tennesse finially got a lottery.