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Do You Tell People You Play?

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justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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Posted: August 15, 2006, 9:02 pm - IP Logged

Are you open about playing the lottery or are you a "closet" player?

Sometimes I get a very negative reaction when I tell someone I buy lottery tickets.  I once told a manager on a job interview that I am seeking a long term career where I can grow with the company and challenge myself blah, blah. But I added jokingly "so I'll be working here until I'm 75 or win the lottery."  (bad idea) The man said he thinks people who buy lottery tickets are lazy and that he wouldn't even take the money if he won. He said he was raised to believe in making money the old fashioned way.  What a jerk!

Anyway, do people at work or family know you play and/or post on a lottery board?  What kind of reaction do you get?

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    Posted: August 15, 2006, 9:14 pm - IP Logged

    Very good topic, JXP.. 

    My immediate family knows that I play...In fact, the In laws are as bad( frequent to the point of no return !! ) as my wife and I with casino gambling and lottery playing...

    My parents- no way..they are not now, nor have they ever been lottery  players.  Perhaps too religious, perhaps old fashioned beliefs, etc....

    Co workers ?  some know , some don't.... 

    No one in my family knows I post here but me...

    DD

     

                                   

                  

     

     

      Litebets27's avatar - power
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      Posted: August 15, 2006, 9:20 pm - IP Logged

      My manager plays also. From time to time she'll ask,"whats a good number?" She really shocked me oneday when she told me that she has run into another co-worker at the racetrack playing slots. LOL I didn't know she went that far.

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        Posted: August 15, 2006, 9:33 pm - IP Logged

        Sometimes.  I talk around the subject to see how receptive they are.  But for the most part everyone knows that I play and that I really don't care what they think.  Most of the folk who do the judging don't contribute 1 thin dime towards my household.

         

        If you don't like playing. Don't play.  If you do, don't let anyone stop you from playing unless of course they are paying your bills. 

         

        "You can't win it if you're not in it."

        Party

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          Posted: August 15, 2006, 9:42 pm - IP Logged

          I tell people I play the lottery, and on several occasions I have been slammed by people telling me that I am totally wasting my money and I must be some kind of idiot. Then I start a little conversation with the same people asking them a question or two. Like....Do you drink? I don't.... How much does that cost? Do you smoke? I don't.... How much does that cost? Do you buy very expensive sports jerseys that have OTHER people's names on them? (these are often the people wearing them at the time that say things like this to me).. The I precede to tell them you can get cancer from smoking and shorten your life. And you can get Cirrhosis of the liver with the drinking and shorten your life. And you're right, I may be an idiot, but if I am going to buy an extremely expensive shirt, at least, it is going to have MY name on it. At this point, they usually shut up and walk away...

          I have never been slammed by the same person twice. Thumbs Up

          Later,

          Bryan  :)

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            Posted: August 15, 2006, 9:44 pm - IP Logged

            yes.

            love to nibble those micey feet.

             

                                         

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              Posted: August 15, 2006, 10:04 pm - IP Logged

              my family knows, my friends know, my job knows, there's a group of us at work that when we see each we talk and everybody that sees us know what we talking about.  I even received a nickname (numbers).

              Numbers.

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                Posted: August 15, 2006, 10:08 pm - IP Logged

                Yes, but:

                Don't go bragging that you hit $250 or $500 on a pick 3 number!
                Then they'll ask how much you spent this year to get it.

                You're best off to keep it to yourself, if you play to win the Jackpot Games and hit,
                they will be the ones that will ask for some help with their finances.

                You're best off to just play as you want to. Nobody needs to know your personal spendings on games etc.

                Many people do "frown" on lottery play. Those are the people that personally give me
                "bad" vibrations. Stay away from those folks! Or play their Birthday's numbers!

                Those numbers come up quite often!

                Good fortune to you all!

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                  Posted: August 15, 2006, 10:25 pm - IP Logged

                  Yes, I am open about my lottery play with my friends and family. My co-workers don't know and I am keeping it that way in case I hit the jackpot I can continue to work and nobody would be the wiser.

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                    Posted: August 15, 2006, 11:06 pm - IP Logged

                    I have a small group of friends and family members that know I play because I constantly tell them I play and that they should try their luck on the lottery because they might win.  They always talk about getting a handout and I tell them you will get one.  $5 in an envelope and my favorite saying," don't spend that $5 all in one place because that is all you are going to get!!!!!".-weshar75

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                      Posted: August 16, 2006, 12:38 am - IP Logged

                      everybody i know knows i play lottery numbers, i don't care one way or the other how they feel about it. and i don't care if they play or not. none of my business what they do with their money and none of there business what i do with mine.

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                        Posted: August 16, 2006, 12:40 am - IP Logged

                        everybody i know knows i play lottery numbers, i don't care one way or the other how they feel about it. and i don't care if they play or not. none of my business what they do with their money and none of there business what i do with mine.

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                        love to nibble those micey feet.

                         

                                                     

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                          Posted: August 16, 2006, 12:48 am - IP Logged

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                          I totally agree.I Agree!

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                            Posted: August 16, 2006, 10:15 am - IP Logged

                            Hi, I am new here and I live in North Carolina. My family knows I play and some friends. My husband is the "Doubting Thomas" when it comes to playing the lottery. Now he does talk about what he would do if he won the lottery and all that......but has only played it twice. I am the one who plays and I have only missed 2 games since it started here. Ihave lost money true......but I have won some too. The most I won at 1 time so far was $500 on the Jun 28th draw (3 white balls/PB and power play X5) I am pretty good at guessing the PB'S and I pick my own numbers no quick picks. I just wish I was as good at picking the white balls AND PB on 1 line instead of having them scattered on the ticket LOL. I won $ 35 this past drawing(2 WB/PB X 5) WITH THE INVEST OF $10 BUCKS..NOT TOO BAD. I just got this "feeling" I am fixing too hit something big and I keep telling my husband "ya know you got to be in it to win it" he just thinks I'm crazy. I will keep all of ya posted!!!! Party

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                              Posted: August 16, 2006, 10:59 am - IP Logged

                              Welcome to "the Post" !!!

                               

                              And congrats on your winnings....keep up the good work !!

                               

                              DD