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How Much Have You Lost Total In The Lottery?

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Posted: March 17, 2007, 11:16 am - IP Logged

Since you first started playing the lottery: How much have you lost in your lifetime?

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    Posted: March 17, 2007, 11:20 am - IP Logged

    If I combine online and instate.. I have lost nothing... 

    However, if you look at individual games.. such as pick 5,  pick 6  then there you will find an overall loss.

     

    Scratch offs....  very little..  I just do that once in a full moon as a laugh.

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      Posted: March 17, 2007, 11:26 am - IP Logged

      I guesstimate that I have lost approx 2500 in all games since playing

      I am in my second year playing

      Pick 3 has made me the most money

      Closest to a jackpot win was a 4 out of 5 in Little Lotto 5/39

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        Posted: March 17, 2007, 11:35 am - IP Logged

        Since you first started playing the lottery: How much have you lost in your lifetime?

        Well let me count....the first dollar that I lost and the last one for sure.  That's at least two.  But the first dollar that I won and the last dollar that I won. That's at least two. Soooo I'll say a couple of dollars both ways.

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          Posted: March 17, 2007, 3:35 pm - IP Logged

          If I combine online and instate.. I have lost nothing... 

          However, if you look at individual games.. such as pick 5,  pick 6  then there you will find an overall loss.

           

          Scratch offs....  very little..  I just do that once in a full moon as a laugh.

          I Agree! The Jackpot Games seem to be the biggest drain on the Lottery Budget, but the Pick-3 & Pick-4 Games seem to balance it out with frequent Wins.

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            Posted: March 17, 2007, 3:57 pm - IP Logged

            "How much have you lost in your lifetime?:

             

            My house, my car, my husband, my job, my youth, my buttocks, my perky breasts, my flat stomach, my firm thighs, my teeth, my dignity, my sanity.

            No Pity! 

            Oh - do you mean how much money have you lost since I began playing the lottery?

            Crazy  I've been betting on the lottery for about 30 years so I try not to add it up, to tell you the truth.  Right now I average around $10-$12 a week, give or take a few bucks, but never less than $8.


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              "How much have you lost in your lifetime?:

               

              My house, my car, my husband, my job, my youth, my buttocks, my perky breasts, my flat stomach, my firm thighs, my teeth, my dignity, my sanity.

              No Pity! 

              Oh - do you mean how much money have you lost since I began playing the lottery?

              Crazy  I've been betting on the lottery for about 30 years so I try not to add it up, to tell you the truth.  Right now I average around $10-$12 a week, give or take a few bucks, but never less than $8.

              My house, my car, my husband, my job,my teeth my dignity, my sanity.

              Sounds like a country song..LOL

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                Posted: March 17, 2007, 6:24 pm - IP Logged

                My house, my car, my husband, my job,my teeth my dignity, my sanity.

                Sounds like a country song..LOL

                And if you play a country song backwards everything returns to you!

                 

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                Unless someone is a relatively brand new player or an extremely meticulous record keeper, I don't see how they could possibly track all their losses, lifetime.  

                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: March 17, 2007, 8:08 pm - IP Logged

                  And if you play a country song backwards everything returns to you!

                   

                  Raven62

                  Unless someone is a relatively brand new player or an extremely meticulous record keeper, I don't see how they could possibly track all their losses, lifetime.  

                  I think there probably are some people who keep a record of wins and losses.  However, that would be too depressing for me!  That said, someone who keeps such good accounting records is probably careful about his investments and how he spends his money, so he would never throw it away on the lottery!  LOL  Smiley

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                    Posted: March 17, 2007, 8:10 pm - IP Logged

                    I Agree! The Jackpot Games seem to be the biggest drain on the Lottery Budget, but the Pick-3 & Pick-4 Games seem to balance it out with frequent Wins.

                    Know what you mean, jellybean...

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                      Posted: March 17, 2007, 8:16 pm - IP Logged

                      Maybe $150 bucks in the last 10 years.  I used to rarely play.  And I lost $100 of it at once during 1998 or 1999 when the Big Game Jackpot was really big.  When I realized that my 100 tickets only made me like $10 bucks, I stopped playing for a good while after that.  Only playing like $5 bucks once in a blue moon.  Now I only play like $5-10 a week based on how high the jackpot is.

                      I have won a small amount too.  But overall, I am ahead by about $300 because of a $350 and a $75 buck jackpot at the casino on slots (those were both the only times I ever played at a casino). 

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                        Posted: March 17, 2007, 11:29 pm - IP Logged

                        I have won about twice as much as I have bet on the lottery. 

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                          Posted: March 18, 2007, 12:33 am - IP Logged

                          "How much have you lost in your lifetime?:

                           

                          My house, my car, my husband, my job, my youth, my buttocks, my perky breasts, my flat stomach, my firm thighs, my teeth, my dignity, my sanity.

                          No Pity! 

                          Oh - do you mean how much money have you lost since I began playing the lottery?

                          Crazy  I've been betting on the lottery for about 30 years so I try not to add it up, to tell you the truth.  Right now I average around $10-$12 a week, give or take a few bucks, but never less than $8.

                          I guess if you knew you were going live this long, you would have taken better care of yourself. LOL! Wink

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                            Posted: March 18, 2007, 8:59 am - IP Logged

                            If I were a rich man,
                            Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
                            All day long I'd biddy biddy bum.
                            If I were a wealthy man.
                            I wouldn't have to work hard.
                            Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
                            If I were a biddy biddy rich,
                            Yidle-diddle-didle-didle man.

                             

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