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Do You Tell People You Play?

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truecritic's avatar - PirateTreasure
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Posted: August 16, 2006, 11:46 am - IP Logged

Interesting question.....I don't talk lottery much but I can't think of anyone that I mentioned it to where I got a negative reaction.

I don't think any of the conversations ever involved how much I would give someone, should I win big.  Most of the conversations involved the jackpot games.  No one I know plays pick3/pick4.

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    Posted: August 16, 2006, 11:46 am - IP Logged

    My family, especially my dad are in this game moderately to heavily. Not compulsive gambles, very strategic playing. when I tell very few trusted friends of what i do on the side they either

    A. Don't really know what the lottery is

    B. Only see it as people who hit are the lucky ones

    C. Laugh when I tell them I actually foresee drawings be4 they happen

    So lol, I don't tell people to expect them to be supportive or happy for me...really makes for intresting conversation sometimes!

    "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 16, 2006, 12:05 pm - IP Logged

      I have found that you can't win by telling people about your lottery play.  Either they think you are a nut or they want you to play the lottery for them and split the winnings.  Really interesting.  Keep your activities to yourself.

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        Posted: August 16, 2006, 12:10 pm - IP Logged

        I dont discuss it much anymore, I used to but it was kind of that "sucker born every minute" look that I got.  At the same time those were the same people that would ask what there cut would be if I did win.......

        An interesting question would be "How many people know that you are a member of the LP?" 

        "Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields                      

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          Posted: August 16, 2006, 12:18 pm - IP Logged

          Funny you mention this.

           

          I am job hunting, and on my website I had a link to my lottery numerical theories, but since part of finding a job also means showing folks

          the kind of work I do, I have my website URL on my resume'.

           

          Anyway, I yanked the lottery link off my home page so nobody can see it, but you can still get to it - if you know the exact URL.

           

          People are funny - they will pitch in a whole $1 when the pot gets over 200 million, but if it's under that, they look at you like scum if they know you play it.   I look at it this way: if I win 300 million or 15 million, I'm still set for life. 

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            Posted: August 16, 2006, 12:21 pm - 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

            Feel totally free to give us tips on your PB picks, mine are terrible nowadays, but like you, (and I bet most folks on here), at one point I was on one heckuva hot streak.

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              Posted: August 16, 2006, 12:51 pm - IP Logged

              My family knows I play, but that's about it. I don't really discuss lottery topics outside this board. Because really, outside of Lottery Post nobody around me cares. Plus, I have no reason to really bring it up.

              Dance like no one is watching.

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                Posted: August 16, 2006, 2:19 pm - IP Logged

                My family knows I play, but that's about it. I don't really discuss lottery topics outside this board. Because really, outside of Lottery Post nobody around me cares. Plus, I have no reason to really bring it up.

                That, and it's bad luck.

                 

                Ever since I started posting here my luck has turned to s---, and then I stopped posting my numbers here, and it's turned around a little bit.

                Superstitions, I guess.

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                  Posted: August 16, 2006, 9:26 pm - IP Logged

                  I'm a closet player.  Some of my relatives consider all gambling to be evil and I fully expect that most of my friends would assume the "sucker born every minute" position if they knew.  I honestly don't know one other person who plays, so I just keep quiet about it.

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                    Posted: August 17, 2006, 12:41 am - IP Logged

                    That, and it's bad luck.

                     

                    Ever since I started posting here my luck has turned to s---, and then I stopped posting my numbers here, and it's turned around a little bit.

                    Superstitions, I guess.

                    Well for me I loose irregardless of whether I tell people I purchased tickets or not.

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                      Posted: August 17, 2006, 1:58 am - IP Logged

                      *sigh* I live in a non lottery state now. But when I did live in a lottery state most of my family and friends knew I played and didn't say too much one way or the other really.

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                        Posted: August 17, 2006, 4:28 am - IP Logged

                        hey there atlas!

                         

                        hope you've been doing well.long time no see.you can play the lottery online pick 3 and pick 4 at betslips.com.they have an excellent reputation and todd advertise them here on the site.

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                          Posted: August 17, 2006, 6:45 am - IP Logged

                          Well for me I loose irregardless of whether I tell people I purchased tickets or not.

                          One misplaced word can change everything.  Hope you meant lose and not loose

                          Wink

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                            Posted: August 17, 2006, 6:53 pm - IP Logged

                            I used to go to a bar for lunch and to watch the midday drawing.  Many people there would have the same attitude...("but what have you spent this year?"...the doubting Thomases).

                            They all shut up when they saw me go next door to cash my ticket  and return with $290 cash to buy them all drinks on many occasions.

                            Now when I see them, the first question is "How's the lottery treating you lately?"

                            "Lousy," I reply.  "Can you buy me a drink?" 

                            Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).


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                              Posted: August 17, 2006, 7:58 pm - IP Logged

                              I used to go to a bar for lunch and to watch the midday drawing.  Many people there would have the same attitude...("but what have you spent this year?"...the doubting Thomases).

                              They all shut up when they saw me go next door to cash my ticket  and return with $290 cash to buy them all drinks on many occasions.

                              Now when I see them, the first question is "How's the lottery treating you lately?"

                              "Lousy," I reply.  "Can you buy me a drink?" 

                              LOL  Great story, Rick!