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Pressure to win the lottery?

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Have you ever felt the pressure to win the lottery?

Yes [ 47 ]  [54.02%]
No [ 29 ]  [33.33%]
sometimes [ 11 ]  [12.64%]
unsure [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
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Posted: December 4, 2006, 6:36 pm - IP Logged

With all the media on lotto winners, to personal problems I sometimes feel the pressure to win. Does anyone else feel the pressure.  Winning the lottery will help so much.

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    Posted: December 4, 2006, 6:45 pm - IP Logged

    With all the media on lotto winners, to personal problems I sometimes feel the pressure to win. Does anyone else feel the pressure.  Winning the lottery will help so much.

    I really don't feel pressure to win the big games.  I'm content with hits on the pick 3/4 games...that's what keeps me going.  I have one number I play on FL Lotto every week.  No way can I do any more than hope that I win, but there's no way I could work any system on the big games right now.  Hoping to win the big raffle for Jan 1 though.

    Good Luck!

    Stavros

     

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      Posted: December 4, 2006, 6:47 pm - IP Logged

      With all the media on lotto winners, to personal problems I sometimes feel the pressure to win. Does anyone else feel the pressure.  Winning the lottery will help so much.

      I like to play the lottery and go to the casino but I do not feel pressure to win.  I think if you do feel pressure to win it is a sign that maybe you should think about why you are playing in the first place.  I want to have millions of dollars but I will still have a life if I do not have those millions of dollars.  If you need to have the lottery jackpots and the casinos jackpots then you probably have problems with gambling in my view.-weshar75

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        Posted: December 4, 2006, 7:08 pm - IP Logged


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         all of the darn it

                                                TIME

        THAT's the reason WE play mostly QUICK-PICK

        most of the timeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

        JUST trying to FEED the.......White BounceWhite BounceWhite BounceWhite BouncePuke

        LOL

        PSYKOMO 

         

         

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                      ODK

                              "voted"     

           all of the darn it

                                                  TIME

          THAT's the reason WE play mostly QUICK-PICK

          most of the timeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

          JUST trying to FEED the.......White BounceWhite BounceWhite BounceWhite BouncePuke

          LOL

          PSYKOMO 

           

           

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            Posted: December 4, 2006, 7:18 pm - IP Logged

            none

            love to nibble those micey feet.

             

                                         

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              Posted: December 4, 2006, 7:57 pm - IP Logged

              With all the media on lotto winners, to personal problems I sometimes feel the pressure to win. Does anyone else feel the pressure.  Winning the lottery will help so much.

              What are you doing about?  Are you buying more tickets?  Are you working on a better strategy for winning?  Have you joined with others who feel the same way to combine resources?  It's unlikely that you can change your luck, but if you're not trying why let it bother you?

              I've spent over a $1000 this year on lottery tickets and worked over 50 hours on my lottery program, but I don't feel any pressure to win even though I would like to win.  I play because I enjoy the challenge and it's entertaining.  I play MegaMillions which has less than twenty jackpot winners out of over fifty millions players every year,so luck is a big factor in winning it.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: December 5, 2006, 12:16 am - IP Logged


                JackpotWanna

                "Pressure to win" implies relying on winning.  Never, ever rely on any form of gambling - unless you're the house!

                Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                Lep

                There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                  Posted: December 5, 2006, 12:26 am - IP Logged


                  JackpotWanna

                  "Pressure to win" implies relying on winning.  Never, ever rely on any form of gambling - unless you're the house!

                  I AM the house lol...If anything I expect high expectations of myself to win consistently and it works 4 me...I've never even touched jackpot games but i will be starting soon, it'll always be quikpicks 4 me though

                  "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: December 5, 2006, 4:26 am - IP Logged

                    I voted "Yes" because I think the poll is asking if we feel under pressure to make a lot of money quickly.  Some of us are overwhelmed with bills or financial worries or just feel that the lottery might be one of the only ways to ever enjoy retirement in our old age.  However, I totally agree that nobody should depend on winning, since it's a big gamble.  The only way to be secure is to work hard and save your money unless you've got rich relatives. Even then you might not get a dime! This is a good question, but not too many people will answer it honestly, since it's an admission that you have a problem facing reality.

                    Edit:  Notice the poll shows 64% (at this time) voted yes, but many voters did not comment.

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                      Posted: December 5, 2006, 9:39 am - IP Logged

                      "Scared money" never wins.

                      (Rent money, grocery money, etc...money that should be spent on necessities diverted to gambling).

                      In the casinos you can always tell when somoene is playing on the "milk money".  

                       In one of the lottery documentaries one of the winners (and this wasn't ths show trying to put it all in a bad light) said that until he himself won, her never realized with a win like that you just trade one set of problems for another.

                      The lottery is certainly a nice dream, but "pressure to win"? 

                      One of the signs of a degenrate (sick) gambler is if they use the term, "I didn't know if I wanted to invest anymore in the game". 

                      If someone thinks something as high risk as gambling is investing, they've got a problem.

                      99.999999% of people "using the lottery for their 401K" are going to be severely disappointed.

                      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                      Lep

                      There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                        Posted: December 5, 2006, 11:26 am - IP Logged

                        I voted "Yes" because I think the poll is asking if we feel under pressure to make a lot of money quickly.  Some of us are overwhelmed with bills or financial worries or just feel that the lottery might be one of the only ways to ever enjoy retirement in our old age.  However, I totally agree that nobody should depend on winning, since it's a big gamble.  The only way to be secure is to work hard and save your money unless you've got rich relatives. Even then you might not get a dime! This is a good question, but not too many people will answer it honestly, since it's an admission that you have a problem facing reality.

                        Edit:  Notice the poll shows 64% (at this time) voted yes, but many voters did not comment.

                        Depending on rich relatives unless they're your parents is like depending on winning the lottery, chances are you're going end up with just what you've worked for and saved yourself.

                         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                           
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                          Posted: December 5, 2006, 11:44 am - IP Logged

                          Sometimes is my vote. If I gamble in the lottery, the pressure is on.

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                            Posted: December 5, 2006, 2:51 pm - IP Logged

                            With all the media on lotto winners, to personal problems I sometimes feel the pressure to win. Does anyone else feel the pressure.  Winning the lottery will help so much.

                            Feeling pressure to have more money and thinking that more money will help solve your problems is normal. If you feel pressure to get that money by winning the lottery it's time for therapy.

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                              Posted: December 7, 2006, 7:58 pm - IP Logged

                              Depending on rich relatives unless they're your parents is like depending on winning the lottery, chances are you're going end up with just what you've worked for and saved yourself.

                              True. I was thinking about families like the Hiltons and some of the children of celebrities.  I guess Paris Hilton is a celebrity, athough I've never been able to figure out what she does..sort of like a modern Gabor.