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how and when did you first start playing the lottery?

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Posted: April 7, 2007, 4:24 pm - IP Logged

how and when did you first start playing the lottery?

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    Posted: April 7, 2007, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

    how and when did you first start playing the lottery?

    when i was high school a postal worker from here in nashville won the kentucky powerball jackpot in franklin kentucky which is right along the border so i said once i turn 18 i would drive up to kentucky to play the powerball and try to win it. luckily now 10 years later tennessee has the powerball so i save alot of gas nowBanana

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      I think it began one day when I was at a crowded bakery in Boston.  I pulled a piece of paper with a number on it out of a dispenser and waited anxiously for it to be announced.  I watched with anticipation as the numbers changed....71, 72, 73, 74.  Sometimes the woman would call out a number and nobody was there!  I wondered why a person would take a number and not claim the ticket. Other people stood around impatiently, some of them pacing, others scratching.  Finally I heard "number 84!" and I rushed to the counter.  I only planned to get a sliced bubka, but they had a freshly baked chale that looked mighty tasty next to it and I figured "Why the heck not?" since I was already at the counter. 

      That's when it all started and I've been going downhill ever since.

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        Posted: April 7, 2007, 5:47 pm - IP Logged

        I started playing the lottery after my parents won $1000 , years ago when the 649 lottery first came out.  They encouraged me to buy tickets.

        I feel that someday I'll have success too possibly.. Other times I feel discouraged and wonder if it's possible for me as well!..

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          Posted: April 7, 2007, 6:40 pm - IP Logged

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          For me it was when I was stationed in Germany, 1970-1973.

          It was the Hessen Lotto, a 6/49 game with a bonus number (not a MM or PB format, but a bonus prize for 5 of 6 + 1, so they drew 7 numbers). The sevent number was the "Zusatspielen"

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          The drawings were on Saturday nights on German TV. Neat way of learning to count in German!

           I didn't live on base, I lived in a German household in town, and a neighbor down the street, the local German TV weatherman, hit the jackpot for over 2,000,000 DM. At the time a Deutsch Mark was about 25 cents.

          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: April 7, 2007, 6:49 pm - IP Logged

            Well, when I was 17, my dad would play the PowerBall every now and then. I knew I wasn't old enough to play, but I would give him an extra $2 to play on it. I started playing PowerBall myself when I turned 18 though.

            Gonna win.Big Smile

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              Posted: April 7, 2007, 8:49 pm - IP Logged

              When I turned 18.

              Sun Smiley I got my fingers crossed ready to win!!! Sun Smiley

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                Posted: April 7, 2007, 8:53 pm - IP Logged

                I played my first scratch-off when I was about 8 or 9 yrs. old - it had Presidents on it and I remember the Diner we were in. Kept winning like $1 or $2. I played Numbers and Jackpot games once I got into program writing but my first Pick-6 was circa 1984.

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                  Posted: April 7, 2007, 9:19 pm - IP Logged

                  After I graduated from boot camp in Orlando, Florida, I spent my two week vacation in New York.  While there visiting my father, I observed him buying lottery tickets at the corner store in the Bronx, so eventually I bought a few QPs myself.  Of course, once I got back to Florida for my subsequent training, I would buy Florida lotto QPs whenever the jackpot got high.  On one occasion, I had 3 of the 6 on one line and on the next line I had the other 3!  Had I had all on the same line, let's just say that my military service would have been very short!

                  Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

                  The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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                    Posted: April 7, 2007, 10:06 pm - IP Logged

                    Hi LOTTOMIKE I started playing because, my father always played and he had a lottery book so, I scaned through it and picked a number and it came out.... that was in 1980 and I've been hooked ever since. One year I remember very well it was 1994 a year after my mother died I hit $2500.00 twice a month for (4) four months. Now I can't hit for $25.00 in (4) four years. My father died in 2006 and not long after that I dreamed that he had a lottery ticket with the number 222 written on it in his own hand writing and not long after that I dreamed that a male voice told me to play 1995 but, to only play it for $1.50. I tend to listen to my dreams because, I've won $5000.00 and $6000.00 off my dream numbers. Three digits and four digits don't mean too much to me any more I believe it's time for me to hit the Big Lotto, Mega Bucks or the PowerBall so, the answer to your question is 1980. I am an old timer with big dreams.

                                                                                      numbergirly

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                      one day in 1992 i was listening to the Radio and heard that Texas was going to have a Lottery well i was not really into it as you can say,it was later when i heard that it would be a pick3 lottery then i said to myself Oh just pick 3 numbers and That Day the Radio Station that i always use to listen to to hear the news of the lottery;Well the number was the pick3 which was 329; the very first number Texas ever played and the radio i heard it on was 92.3,;how amazing and i went from their and started playing the LOttery,cash5 ,2step and Mega millions of course,now that is my story,,,,Delores247Lovies

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                        Posted: April 7, 2007, 11:24 pm - IP Logged

                        When I was younger my mom won 5/6 on the GA lottery (way back in the day).  So I found that rather interesting.  Later she would buy scratch tickets and everytime the lotto got above $100 million we would buy a ticket.  So when the TN lottery started I played here and there.  Which leads to me playing today.  I find playing very exciting because there is always that chance you could have the ticket.  Knowing someone is going to win and it could be you just makes the game that more exciting.

                        How are you going to win if you don't play?

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                          Posted: April 7, 2007, 11:35 pm - IP Logged

                          Justxploring

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                          For me it was when I was stationed in Germany, 1970-1973.

                          It was the Hessen Lotto, a 6/49 game with a bonus number (not a MM or PB format, but a bonus prize for 5 of 6 + 1, so they drew 7 numbers). The sevent number was the "Zusatspielen"

                          Green laugh

                          The drawings were on Saturday nights on German TV. Neat way of learning to count in German!

                           I didn't live on base, I lived in a German household in town, and a neighbor down the street, the local German TV weatherman, hit the jackpot for over 2,000,000 DM. At the time a Deutsch Mark was about 25 cents.

                          hmmm me too. I was stationed in Hanau, Germany from 1988-92 I watched the draw on German tv every Wed. & Sat. hoping to be able to get out of the Army earlier with each draw.

                          I love doubles and remember, it's just a game!!!!!!