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Money Lost vs. Money Won

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How much money have you lost on lotteries since you started playing?

$0-$500.00 [ 9 ]  [15.79%]
$501-$1,000.00 [ 8 ]  [14.04%]
$1,001-$5,000.00 [ 12 ]  [21.05%]
I am too embarrased to say! [ 6 ]  [10.53%]
I just play, win or lose, I mostly win [ 5 ]  [8.77%]
I just play win or lose, I mostly lose [ 7 ]  [12.28%]
I never thought about it. [ 3 ]  [5.26%]
I do not know [ 7 ]  [12.28%]
Total Valid Votes [ 57 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 4 ]  
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Posted: August 12, 2006, 3:21 pm - IP Logged

Of course, I have definitely contributed more than I have gained.  Over 14 years of playing various lotteries, I estimate I have spent close to $500; maybe $600.00.  Ponder  I have won-------$200Embarassed or so dollars.  How about you?

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    Posted: August 12, 2006, 3:55 pm - IP Logged

    Yes I want to know If all the People that play Dash For Cash really make money week after week.No Pity!

     

    Some may do, but I am sure they have weeks where they lose. 

     

    So yes how many have come out ahead. I am willing to bet "None"Thinking of...

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      Posted: August 12, 2006, 4:05 pm - IP Logged

      I have a small budget to play with, so since I started playing I've probably spent less then $500.

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        Posted: August 12, 2006, 7:35 pm - IP Logged

        I am assuming this was for all types of lottery..

        For PB.. I have lost more than I have won..


        For Pick 5.. lost more than I have won..

        Pick 3.. depends on state.. GA.. most definitely won more than lost.

        TN.. probably more lost than won.

        KY.. won more..

        MD..  about even..

        CA.. Ahead..

        Other states.. just play the warnings... and not sure how I  am there..

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          Posted: August 12, 2006, 8:14 pm - IP Logged

          Just this morning I went through all of my tickets to see how much I have spent...especially since I haven't won anything.  In 2004 I had spent close to $1000 without really winning that much.  Last year was a bit better-I exercised some self-control.  I wasn't too pleased with the outcome this morning though...it never seems that much when I hand over my $2 here, $6 here.  But boy-oh-boy...it does add up.  I'm in need of a big hit soon if I want to break even let alone make a profit! Disapprove

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            Posted: August 12, 2006, 8:25 pm - IP Logged

            id say i've only spent about between 130-200 dollars in the last 4 years i started playing, just a week and a half ago I hit twice in a row once in 4-digit and once in 3-digit. #'s come to me easily, yet i always lost, why? becuz it is still a game, and in order to beat it you have to think 2-steps ahead of the game.

            I play alot smarter then i have in my past, i streamline the money i spend based on good ol' gut feeling and past history of the numbers.

            "The happiest moment of your life will be the moment it ends...thats because it doesn't end but goes on in ways so magnificent, so full of peace - wisdom - and joy, as to make it difficult to describe  and impossible for you to comprehend"

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              Posted: August 12, 2006, 9:14 pm - IP Logged

              I have been gambling since 1993 and I am down between my lottery and casino trips.  But it has been an interesting ride.  I have lost more than I have won but I still think my big jackpot is still to come or I would not continue to play.-weshar75

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                Posted: August 12, 2006, 10:44 pm - IP Logged

                I have been gambling since 1993 and I am down between my lottery and casino trips.  But it has been an interesting ride.  I have lost more than I have won but I still think my big jackpot is still to come or I would not continue to play.-weshar75

                I pretty much have the same answer as weshar75, except I began gambling in the early 70s. I am way down, but I don't want to add up the years!  I still think my day is coming soon. I'm not even talking about a huge jackpot. $5 million will be just fine thank you!

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                  Posted: August 13, 2006, 12:04 am - IP Logged

                  This thread is really entertaining. In "the parlance of the trade" (gambler lingo) we have:

                  "I'm down a little bit" -  means  losing $500 or more, sometimes much more

                  "I'm just about even" - losing between $50 and $500

                  "I'm even" - means losing between $5 and $50

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                    Posted: August 13, 2006, 12:20 am - IP Logged

                    I've alway kept a win/loss total every year and it has only been positive once for a few months several years ago when I won $1500 early in the year before I had a chance to lose very much.  I've never been embarrassed about the amount I've wasted on lottery tickets because almost every time I bought them there was others in the same line wasting as much or more on cigarettes and/or beer.  We all have our preferred way to waste money, beside I only have to win a jackpot once to have a positive win/loss total for life.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: August 13, 2006, 12:39 am - IP Logged


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                        Posted: August 13, 2006, 12:46 am - IP Logged

                        I have been playing for the past year and I definetely lost much more that I have won.  The most I have ever won was $50.00. But sometimes in life, you loose before you gain an excessive amount of money. but I think you need to be optimistic and one day you would win a huge sum and I am looking forward to winning some big bucks soon.

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                          Posted: August 13, 2006, 6:15 am - IP Logged

                          I've alway kept a win/loss total every year and it has only been positive once for a few months several years ago when I won $1500 early in the year before I had a chance to lose very much.  I've never been embarrassed about the amount I've wasted on lottery tickets because almost every time I bought them there was others in the same line wasting as much or more on cigarettes and/or beer.  We all have our preferred way to waste money, beside I only have to win a jackpot once to have a positive win/loss total for life.

                          It's not that I'm embarrassed at all about how much I've lost.  I just can't count that high!

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                            Posted: September 10, 2006, 1:25 am - IP Logged

                            The big hurdle is that the State "takeout" is in the 50 percent range. On Slots it's supposedly around 3% or something like that. If you play without a decent algorithm (system) you have to be extra lucky to come out ahead on daily numbers games.

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                              Posted: September 10, 2006, 9:07 pm - IP Logged

                              On paper I won about 30 some thousand.  Spending 2 to 3 hundred a day, for about 90 days.  I wanted to spend the money, but the wife gave a strong NO!

                              I could not convince her, even tho on paper I showed it could be done.