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Taking a Break from the Lottery

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Coastal Georgia
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Posted: June 6, 2007, 7:22 pm - IP Logged

What about it- When you are on a losing streak do you take a break for a bit or do you buckle down and play more ?

Personally, I take a little respite and find I'm fresher, feel like I'm "luckier" and generally win more, but this may not be your strategy.

Thoughts ?

 

                               

              

 

 

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    Posted: June 6, 2007, 7:32 pm - IP Logged

    i took a break when i won in mid february until this first week in june.

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      Posted: June 6, 2007, 7:34 pm - IP Logged

      Wow, that's a long layoff Mike- How did you handle it ?

       

                                     

                    

       

       


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        Posted: June 6, 2007, 7:48 pm - IP Logged

        We all know what happens when you stop playing right?...LOL

        I can attest to it....On a many occasion.....I meant on a mini vacation....not really...but it sounded good...LOL

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          Posted: June 6, 2007, 7:49 pm - IP Logged

          I believe the MAJORITY  of people who play the lottery would classify themselves as "lottery losers" or in a loonnnnggg non-winning slump.  I always note those winners who care to share how they won who say they either didn't play regularly and decided to just buy a ticket (usually a QP) while at the C-store or those who say that had just decided to replay an own pick combo again and it hit that draw.  The conclusion I draw from this is you just never know when you might have purchased the winning ticket...but you cannot win if you do not purchase a ticket.  So I never take a break as long as I have $$$ to buy lottery tickets.  I would say that I am now more so in the QP camp than I actually was when I first joined LP...I find it more refreshing playing QPs than own picks because with own picks you pretty much know by the third number drawn whether you have won some money or are just holding a worthless piece of paper (that is if you don't participate in any available 2nd chance drawings).  But with QPs, you actually have to check all the numbers and I find that exciting...even when I don't win.  But I can tell you that when my winning day comes, everyone in lottery land will be waiting for some time (could be as much as a month) with baited breath wondering just who is the lucky sap who just won $$$ _____ millions of dollars and whether that lucky sap is going to take the cash value and run or take the annuity and share whatever story he/she cares to share as I am about to become a cross country trotting truck driver.  I guess I'll either check my tickets when I pass back through that state or I'll just wait until I get back home to check all my tickets.  Eventually I will get myself a mobile device that I can access the internet wirelessly and check tickets that way (yeah, I can handle technology but I often wait until prices for hardware/software/service come down before plunging in...learned that lesson with my first computer purchase nearly two decades ago when I bought a $2,500 apple computer that today could only be used for word processing...now had I invested that $2,500 and achieved at least 12 percent ROR over the past 16 years, I would have nearly $17,000 with which I could definitely buy the latest high powered computer system, a flat screen TV, an iPod, and still have a little over $10,000 left over (sure I would have had to pay taxes on any capital gains/dividends received over that time, but my experience is that I always paid taxes out of my current earnings, never from my investments).  I guess you also know what my focus would be WHEN I actually win any lottery jackpot...yeah, investments...that I know about...not investments I could do just because I have the level of money to do...that is until I have thoroughly done my research and am ready to do so.  Well I have rambled enough...here's hoping my next line of mult-play QPs are just the numbers that roll...all at the same time!

          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: June 6, 2007, 8:01 pm - IP Logged

            I think backing off now and then is helpful for creativity.

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


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              Posted: June 6, 2007, 8:16 pm - IP Logged

              Wow, that's a long layoff Mike- How did you handle it ?

              discipline myself to know when to go for it and know when my money needs to last.i knew that the after one of the 4 pick four numbers i was playing hit that it would be awhile on average before another hit so i took the break.to be honest it was also another factor.my online lottery cashier started having trouble with the bank or vice versa and i was being rejected everytime i did a checkout.i think it was either the bank with my checking or click2pay so i took a break.i'm fixing to try and get a credit card and see if that method is accepted then i'll be back online with my numbers...

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                Posted: June 6, 2007, 8:30 pm - IP Logged

                i play less money when im on  a losing streak but i dont ever take a break unless im completely broke...

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                  Posted: June 6, 2007, 8:48 pm - IP Logged

                  i play less money when im on  a losing streak but i dont ever take a break unless im completely broke...

                  I agree with the first half of the sentence.  LOL  (I mean, I still play when I'm broke!) 

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                    Posted: June 6, 2007, 9:28 pm - IP Logged

                    I do take breaks from the lottery every month because of the amount that I have to play the lottery does not last the whole month.-weshar75

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                      Posted: June 6, 2007, 10:04 pm - IP Logged

                      ha ha...Jester Laugh

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                        Posted: June 6, 2007, 11:29 pm - IP Logged

                        Oh,for sure! You have to take a break now and then. As a matter of fact,I am right now.

                        Well,not completely I guess because I'm still checking in at the Post here! But from playing,yes.

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                          Posted: June 7, 2007, 12:32 am - IP Logged

                          I don't play enough $$-wise  to have to take breaks but sometimes I do wonder why I bother with Mega Millions, Powerball and the regular state lotto Pick 6.

                          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.