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Family and friends disaprove of my lotto playings.

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JackpotWanna's avatar - squiz

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Posted: October 28, 2006, 11:00 pm - IP Logged

Family and friends disaprove of my lotto playing.  Lots of put downs.  I wonder what would happen if I really won a huge jackpot.  hmmmm

 

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    konane's avatar - wallace
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    Posted: October 28, 2006, 11:31 pm - IP Logged

    Does newest best friend and I always knew you're a winner have any meaning??

    Good luck to everyone!

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      Posted: October 29, 2006, 1:12 am - IP Logged

      You won't know until you win, they ask you for a loan and you say no, then you'll learn what they really think of you. 

      Seriously, if you're just having a little fun with money that doesn't matter they should mind their own business and go back to what they waste their money on. 

      If lottery is pushing you toward bankrupcy, you need to make a change.  BobP

        justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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        Posted: October 29, 2006, 3:02 am - IP Logged

        Family and friends disaprove of my lotto playing.  Lots of put downs.  I wonder what would happen if I really won a huge jackpot.  hmmmm

         

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        So why tell them?  The only way someone knows you play is if you need to dip into the family budget, which is not good.  But if you are only playing a few bucks a week, I'd just keep it a secret.  I agree that, if you win, they'll be singing a different tune.

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          Posted: October 29, 2006, 7:56 am - IP Logged

          i don't tell anyone in my family about me playing the lottery because they think i'm wasting money instead of spending it on my kids or necessities.if they only knew the 5,000 dollars i've won this year alone is where my kids got all their toys,how i got a dvd player,etc,etc......

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            Posted: October 29, 2006, 8:34 am - IP Logged

            brush it off your shoulders...i get friends who are like that, simply a difference between 2 people's beliefs, don't let that stop you from supporting your family when you need to (assuming you hit). Everybody has their point of view and are entitled to it.

            It's water under the bridge

            "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"

            God

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              Posted: October 29, 2006, 8:45 am - IP Logged

              What you do with your money is a personal choice in life.  Whether you spend it on a soda pop, candy bar, cigarettes, a cold beer, a bottle of wine or one of another million plus choices you can choose in life to do with your money what you want.  I would not give much weight to people that criticize you because after all they can go screw themselves.-weshar75

                fja's avatar - gnome1

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                Posted: October 29, 2006, 8:56 am - IP Logged

                CheersSad CheersI Agree!  Its my hobby,,,,,,I see lots of people spending $100-$150  playing golf 2 or 3 times a week,,,,should we laugh at them....after all, they're not pros,,,,there is no million dollar prize at the end of the day......its the price they pay to kill 4 or 5 hours in the day......

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

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                  Posted: October 29, 2006, 9:17 am - IP Logged

                  I wouldn't worry about it. If it's your hobby and you're having fun and enjoying yourself then that's all that matters. As long as you keep it in perspective and within your budget then no one should make you feel bad about it. If they do, I say they're just jealous that you've found a "passion" and they haven't in their life. My father always said, "If you're going to dream, dream BIG!" Guess some of us are bigger dreamers then others but nothing wrong with that in my book!!

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                    Posted: October 29, 2006, 9:26 am - IP Logged

                    Family and friends disaprove of my lotto playing.  Lots of put downs.  I wonder what would happen if I really won a huge jackpot.  hmmmm

                     

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                    Just don't mention anything about it again to them.  As long as it doesn't take away from your family's income you have it made. 

                    Just remember to pay the bills first,,,,,lol...

                    This is a Hobby to me too, and I LOVE to come in here and read the posts.  Your family will not have anything to talk about if you don't give them anything to talk about.  Just go and have fun and play.  I have learned over the years, not to worry about what other people think of me, but I think that that comes with age.

                    Have fun,,,,,,,,you only live once,,,,,,,,,, Jack O' Lantern 

                     

                                                                                   

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                      Posted: October 29, 2006, 12:36 pm - IP Logged

                      Does newest best friend and I always knew you're a winner have any meaning??

                      I agree with Konane...be amazed at how many "Loving" family members you suddenly have if you hit it big.

                      Sir Metro

                        floridian's avatar - DiscoBallGlowing

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                        Posted: October 29, 2006, 1:05 pm - IP Logged

                        Family and friends disaprove of my lotto playing.  Lots of put downs.  I wonder what would happen if I really won a huge jackpot.  hmmmm

                         

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                        JackpotWanna:

                        If you won a jackpot you would be the best thing since sliced bread.  You would be revered by your whole family and people would come out of the woodwork claiming to be part of your family.

                        I think playing the Lottery is a personal thing.  After all you don't tell members of your family what they do is wrong, do you?  If you do not then I cannot see any reason for them looking down on you.

                        One last point, you would not even have to win a huge jackpot to change their  opinion.  Just win say a Fantasy5 (pick 5 game in Florida) for say $250,000. You watch the frowns become pleasing smiles. Take my word for it.

                        Floridian