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A question of the lottery being worth it

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lottaloot's avatar - AvatarZ56
Thread Starter
United States
Member #3396
January 18, 2004
4867 Posts

I have been feeling horrible as of late. 

I use to like playing the lottery; but now, it seems like it's draining the life out of me. 

All I do is think about playing the lottery and what lottery numbers fell for midday & evening (in all states).

My family, looks at me as if I have some sort of gambling problem or something--which makes me wonder if I do have a problem.

I am very much aware of my spendings at all times & never take away from home living expenses or anything like that.

But if I do have extra, I will add $50.00 to my dyme acct & play. 

Why am I so pre-occupied with the lottery? 

You could not have gotten me to spend a dollar 2 yrs ago & I didn't know a wheel from a box. 

I don't even have to play--but I have to know what the numbers are. 

I do not feel that I have a gambling problem, but my family fears that I may have an addiction--But in my mind, that is damn near impossible because I must be in control of things at all times.

It's enough for me to post the numbers on the forum & on the prediction board--but what about my constant need to know what the results of every state is????

I need some emotional support & guidance from the forum. 

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    LAVERNE MALONEY's avatar - smallgirl

    United States
    Member #1987
    August 5, 2003
    8980 Posts

    Hey there lottaloot, it's a thrill...When you carve out a system & or use lottery tools that work & get hits, you want to continue. But you find yourself asking a question. Is there a better way?

    To me your need to know the results in every state is the only way that you can get future hits based on knowing what has come out in the not so distant past. Very logical.

    It's all about putting your knowledge into motion & getting a reward. To see your hard work manifest itself into something that pleases you as well as others. It's the ZING, EXCITEMENT, etc. 



      Portland Oregon
      United States
      Member #23304
      October 10, 2005
      47 Posts

      Hey Kimberlee!

      To test yourself on whether you have an addiction or not, why don't you STOP playing all forms of Lottery and/or gambling for 1 month and see how you feel.  Then you will know if you have a gambling problem or addiction and can get help.  My sense is that you do have a growing obsession with lottery numbers and that is NOT healthy at all.  At least you are smart and set a budget.  Ask God for help... he is ever present!  Thumbs Up

        psykomo's avatar - animal shark.jpg

        United States
        Member #4877
        May 30, 2004
        5289 Posts

        KNO Problemmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

        Lottaloot......you sound like YOU're lotta-bored and burned-out with dee

        Try something, new, different................be creative????????.........OK????

        How many cars in the group where you live..........if you have a car....ask
        someone to drive yours for one day a week..........and swap for theirs....

        Volunteer for a project for at least "TWO" hours a week and committ to It.
        Even if you don't like the project.....stick for at least 6-weeks rain or shine.

        MABY???????.......JUST forget about the numbers during the siXXXXXXXXXX
        weeks and vol for at least two/hr/week.......########### won't goooo

        anywhere........and will be fresh and crisp when YOU get BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



          JAP69's avatar - scene sunovermountains.jpg
          South Carolina
          United States
          Member #6
          November 4, 2001
          8881 Posts

          I do lottery on regular basis. I do not play every day or draw. It is my hobby, my entertainment , the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat.

          Just consider the time you put into it and what time you are taking away from family. The lottery will be there when you have the time for it.


          Numbers are where you find them.

            tianca's avatar - Lottery-027.jpg
            Member #11169
            February 6, 2005
            193 Posts

            hi.......i think if you don't take money or t i m e from your family.......it's just your hobby.......but if one of them you are taking....  it's addiction.......just stop for awhile and see how do you feel........i am putting my lottery data in my computer every day  and  need to  know every day  what number came.......but i am doing this only if i have time and nobody needs me at home....i mean if guys watching sports ..........haha.......i think u have to sit and think if what you doing is just hobby or addiction.......i whish you good luck........

              dphillips's avatar - littleuns
              Albuquerque, New Mexico
              United States
              Member #5128
              June 18, 2004
              377 Posts

              Lottaloot, I don't think it's wrong to know the state's numbers as long as it is entertainment for you and not an obsession.  I don't play any of the 3 or 4 numbers because, quite frankly, they've never interested me. However, I concentrate on POWERBALL every Wednesday and every Saturday.  Of course, I become frustrated when my numbers don't come out, but I convince myself it's not my fault if the QUICK PICKS don't come out.

              Therefore, I put the blame squarely back on the LOTTERY AGENCY because I don't have control!

              Finally, narrow your thoughts and picks to a particular lottery game and focus on that one.  You'll discover you'll be saving money and a great deal of heartache (physical and mental anguish).

              See Ya!-- Bye, bye!  When you win, may you glow as brightly as theSun Smiley

                Tenaj's avatar - michellea
                Charlotte NC
                United States
                Member #17405
                June 18, 2005
                4070 Posts

                CoffeeLL it's all about balance and moderation.  If you are paying your bills, saving money, and spending time with your family, friends and is not neglecting anything or anyone, then you are fine.   

                It's nothing wrong with being excited about the next draw. 


                  fast eddie's avatar - lasvegas2
                  United States
                  Member #2902
                  November 29, 2003
                  1572 Posts

                  Lottalot, Have you ever cashed out from dyme account and done somthing with the winnings besides reload your account at a later date?


                  "Money won is twice as sweet as money earned"

                    angelm's avatar - anne
                    richmond ky.
                    United States
                    Member #15876
                    May 22, 2005
                    8474 Posts

                    You said"I use to like playing the lottery but now it seems like it's draining the life out of me"(take time off from lottery and do something for yourself) use extra cash for something like a movie or a nice dinner or even a  massage

                      RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
                      United States
                      Member #9
                      March 24, 2001
                      20272 Posts

                      I usually just do the house work that needs to be done and I have less time for playing lotteries.

                       * you don't need to buy every combination, just the winning ones * 

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                        lottaloot's avatar - AvatarZ56
                        Thread Starter
                        United States
                        Member #3396
                        January 18, 2004
                        4867 Posts

                        Lottalot, Have you ever cashed out from dyme account and done somthing with the winnings besides reload your account at a later date?


                        Yes.  My last winnings paid for my family's Arkansas trip this past Christmas.

                        Like I said, I don't play a lot or spend a lot on it for that matter. 

                        I just think about it a lot.  And if I must be truthful, I spend more time with my computer or at work than I do with my family. 

                        And, if I'm at work and it's not busy (like now) I spend time on the computer doing lottery related things--like the forum & checking the numbers. 

                        I didn't even play today--but still I have to know what came out. 

                        I think it's a hobby because I really like doing it(in general)  but I have been staying up a lot at night which is taking a lot out of me.

                        I keep telling myself that I can get the results for today-tomorrow..yet, I continually stay up waiting on the last draw of the night. 

                        Around midnight or 1am, I have to force myself to go to bed. 

                        I think I'm obsessed with the lottery ---and that can turn into an addiction (and there will be none of that in my life if I have any control over it.) 

                        I plan on setting a time frame for updating my spreadsheets & chatting on the forum.

                        If I can't stick to it, I will have my daughter set up a password to lock me out of the computer.

                        If that doesn't work, I will have to give my computer to family.  Get it out of the house. 

                        Nothing I can do about the computer at work--but I ought to be able to control myself there. 


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                          Badger's avatar - adu50016 NorthAmericanBadger.jpg
                          United States
                          Member #1303
                          March 27, 2003
                          1508 Posts

                          Lottaloot, I doubt you have a gmbling problem from the sound of it. I do think you like the "puzzle" of the lottery though.  It's the idea of the "pursuit" of a method that works consistently and better than 50/50.

                          There may not be any such method, but there always seem to be short-term trends that can be managed, and if there is a method out there that works to make a consistent profit, no matter if it is a small profit, but consistent, then the thrill of finding that method may be what appeals to you.

                          The way I figure it, as long as you're not spending foolishly, to where it hurts your real-life situation, that's not a gambling problem. Plenty of people spend some money on the casinos every month like clockwork. How is that different from the lottery?  Certainly not every casino patron has a gambling problem.

                          And how about people that spend a couple hundred dollars a month on video games for some game station they bought?  That money is providing them with entertainment, but is that any "better" than the entertainment someone interested in the lottery obtains? I think not.

                          There are plenty of things that some people spend their money on that I personally would consider a waste of time. Like my niece and her hubby drop $50 a week on eating out in restaurants. To me, that's a waste of money -- but it isn't to them. Perhaps they have a "restaurant" problem? (LOL ! ) Anyway, as long as you are not frivolous about what you're doing, don't let people spoil your hobby. But if you are not enjoying it, or getting fun from it, then perhaps you need to find something that will provide you with enjoyment and fun instead. It's about what you find enjoyable.


                          How can you tell if a politician is lying?

                          Answer: His lips are moving.

                            lottaloot's avatar - AvatarZ56
                            Thread Starter
                            United States
                            Member #3396
                            January 18, 2004
                            4867 Posts

                            I like that answer, Badger.

                            I do like trying to figure the lottery out.  That is what is fun to me. 

                            Thanks to all that responded. 


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                              luckieStarr's avatar - darven
                              United States
                              Member #27079
                              November 26, 2005
                              507 Posts

                              All I can say is welcome to the club!...Here's looking at yaSad Cheers


                              Leaving  Keep It In until It Wins!