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depending on the lottery for extra income

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are you depending on the lottery for extra income?

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Posted: June 23, 2007, 1:48 pm - IP Logged

"I follow this simple rule... my WEEKLY lottery budget should not exceed what I earn in one HOUR... I make $16/hr running EDM machines. So I am sticking to it."

Good strategy, hypersonig!  I respect that.

Good Luck!

Stavros

 

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    Posted: June 23, 2007, 1:55 pm - IP Logged

    I depend on the lottery to keep my excel and visual basic skills sharp... I depend on the powerball as my last beacon of false hope that one day I might possibly have one system work just once and spend the rest of my life doing what I want...

    but no, I don't depend on the lottery for extra income. Last year I averaged $4 a week... this year I added more games and still keep spending to $15 a week.

    I follow this simple rule... my WEEKLY lottery budget should not exceed what I earn in one HOUR... I make $16/hr running EDM machines. So I am sticking to it.

    Good idea.

      justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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      Read the subject line again.  Now, please tell me how someone can depend on something that is random and unpredictable.  That's just setting yourself up for failure.  I suppose if you have a really good system with pick 3 and you hit it a lot, you might see a steady flow of wins, but I still wouldn't use the word depend.  I really, really want to win something, not just a large jackpot.  But I realize it might not happen or, when I do, I will have spent as much as I won.

      Depend (from dictionary)  "To rely, especially for support or maintenance"

                                    "To place trust or confidence"

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        Posted: June 23, 2007, 4:09 pm - IP Logged

        Read the subject line again.  Now, please tell me how someone can depend on something that is random and unpredictable.  That's just setting yourself up for failure.  I suppose if you have a really good system with pick 3 and you hit it a lot, you might see a steady flow of wins, but I still wouldn't use the word depend.  I really, really want to win something, not just a large jackpot.  But I realize it might not happen or, when I do, I will have spent as much as I won.

        Depend (from dictionary)  "To rely, especially for support or maintenance"

                                      "To place trust or confidence"

        If I had to depend on the lottery to get extra income, I'll be wearing Depends before that ever happens.

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          Posted: June 23, 2007, 4:11 pm - IP Logged

          The only entity that depends on any form of gambling for income is the "house", be it a bookie, casino, or state lottery.  

          For a player to think they can depend on any form of gambling as income is nothing other than economic suicide.

          If you hear someone tlking about a poker game, for example, and they use the term "invest", such as, "I didn't know if I wanted to invest anymore in the game", you're listening to someone with a problem.

          Somone thinking they can depend on a form of gambling has an astronomical problem. To depend on lotto is beyond astronomical.

          (Therre are people who make a living playing poker or betting sports, but they would be the first ones to tell you not to try it.)

          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.

            RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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            Posted: June 23, 2007, 4:25 pm - IP Logged

            Read the subject line again.  Now, please tell me how someone can depend on something that is random and unpredictable.  That's just setting yourself up for failure.  I suppose if you have a really good system with pick 3 and you hit it a lot, you might see a steady flow of wins, but I still wouldn't use the word depend.  I really, really want to win something, not just a large jackpot.  But I realize it might not happen or, when I do, I will have spent as much as I won.

            Depend (from dictionary)  "To rely, especially for support or maintenance"

                                          "To place trust or confidence"

            I Agree!  Asking "Are you depending on the lottery for extra income?" is kinda like asking "Do you depend on the kindness of strangers for extra income?"

            While I've known of people who do, their source of income quickly dries up as soon as people become aware of their panhandling. 

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: June 23, 2007, 4:44 pm - IP Logged

              RJOh - you might like this site.  It's a "how to" for begging:

               

              http://www.wikihow.com/Panhandle


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                Posted: June 23, 2007, 5:00 pm - IP Logged

                RJOh - you might like this site.  It's a "how to" for begging:

                 

                http://www.wikihow.com/Panhandle

                LOL justxploring, that's a funny site. I find it amusing that he shows people how to change their guitar strings. That's supposedly one of the props for begging.. Scroll to the bottom of the page....LOL

                  justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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                  Posted: June 23, 2007, 6:17 pm - IP Logged

                  No, no, no!  That's just a link to a different site entirely.  Actually, many people are street performers and use their talent to make a little money, but I don't really think that's begging.

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                    Posted: June 23, 2007, 6:37 pm - IP Logged

                    RJOh - you might like this site.  It's a "how to" for begging:

                     

                    http://www.wikihow.com/Panhandle

                    I live in a town small enough that people think they know you if you buy lotteries tickets at the same place they do or where they work. 

                    I had a person show up at my door and ask "Do you remember me?  I was at ----- when you bought lottery tickets and I really need a favor.  I wouldn't ask you unless I really needed it.  Could you give me $60 to get my car serviced?" 

                    Apparently, this was one of those persons who played the lottery for extra income and when that failed, tried begging.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: June 23, 2007, 7:04 pm - IP Logged

                      It is nice to win a prize in the lottery or in the casino.  But I do not depend on the winnings to get me bye in life.  I play my money left over after monthly expenses such as rent, utilities and food.  I usually have less than $100 to spend on things that are wants like junk food, movies, lottery and beer.  All of my wants fall into this category so I spend less on the lottery now so I can enjoy a cold beer, cold soda, candy bar or a movie rental from time to time.-weshar75

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                        Posted: June 24, 2007, 2:09 am - IP Logged

                        No, no, no!  That's just a link to a different site entirely.  Actually, many people are street performers and use their talent to make a little money, but I don't really think that's begging.

                        ya know I love Buskers (what we call street preformers in Canada) and give to them if they are good. They are providing me with an experience that I appreciate. There is this one older Chinese Man who plays the Pipa outside of Northlands after concerts he was there after INXS and recently we saw him at West Edmonton Mall...... really good.

                        Thing is with the Beggers we've up here in Alberta. Well in Alberta if you can't get a job 1. You Can't Work in which case the Government will help you out. 2. You don't wanna work. 3. If You're begging You're trying to get money for drugs cos you're Junkie...

                        There are a couple of beggers that stand in the median going South out of Edmonton on Calgary Trail the QE2 Expressway and they have signs "I'm hungry I need food." However you can tell by the look of them they are junkies. It's sad. But there is a place in Edmonton for such things. But they choose to not go there. If I were to give them money they would use it for drugs.

                        Many times in the past I have when seeing something like that taken actual food back to the person. Gone out of my way to do so in fact. Alot of times people don't like that...... other times they have appreciated it. Knowing that I was looking out for them instead of playing into their scamming of themselves and others.

                        The other problem up this way is with People of Native orgin and it's really sad.... So many "Native" beggers in fact up here. Mind you the government provides very well for its First Nations Peoples in Canada.... However there is a very bad alcahol and drug problem among First Nations Peoples the worst I have ever seen and I' grew up in Michigan near Flint and Detroit, Spent time in LA and NYC... but the level of degeneration on the reserves is just plain sickening. If you give cash to a "Native" begger you might as well just give them a bottle of whisky or a ball of crack. And worse than that and this is really distrubing and heartwrenching ....  but if you give say toys at Christmas to go to Native Kids.... some of those toys will end up at a Pawn Shop within a couple of weeks... so their parents can buy drugs or drink.  It's best to give those kids experiences like trips to Fort Edmonton or the Movies or something.  My wife and I were chaperons on such a day trip a couple of years back.

                        You live a life of abundance! You have won the lottery! Belief creates reality! Believe!

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                          Posted: June 24, 2007, 12:04 pm - IP Logged

                          Do I play the lottery for extra income?  No not really.  It would be nice but I hardly ever win anything.  It's more like I use any extra income I might have just to play the lottery...and of course fail misserably.Big Smile

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                            Posted: June 24, 2007, 12:19 pm - IP Logged

                            Do I play the lottery for extra income?  No not really.  It would be nice but I hardly ever win anything.  It's more like I use any extra income I might have just to play the lottery...and of course fail misserably.Big Smile

                            I Agree!  "are you depending on the lottery for extra income?" should ask "are you spending on your extra income on the lottery?" Unhappy

                             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                               
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