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When did you first become interested in the lottery?

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When did you first become interested in the lottery?

As a young kid seeing my parents play [ 2 ]  [9.52%]
As a teenager [ 1 ]  [4.76%]
When I became legal and could first buy a ticket [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
In my 20s [ 7 ]  [33.33%]
In my 30s [ 3 ]  [14.29%]
In my 40s [ 2 ]  [9.52%]
After I retired [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
After I got fired or laid off from my job [ 1 ]  [4.76%]
Honestly I can't remember [ 1 ]  [4.76%]
None of your business [ 4 ]  [19.05%]
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Posted: June 25, 2007, 7:56 pm - IP Logged

Hey all!  I'm just curious when everyone here got really interesting in the lottery and started playing.  I know I didn't really start until I was in my 20s and actually learned more about it.  It's funny I grew up in Connecticut where they had the Poweball but I never played that.  It took me living in Michigan before I starting playing the Mega Millions.

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    Posted: June 25, 2007, 8:00 pm - IP Logged

    Wohn Ich Bin Vonnen Auf Deutschland Und Der Hessen Lotto Komt Mit Der Zusahtspielen. 

    Smile

     In the Army in Germany.  First lotto I ever saw, way beofre most of the states had one. It was a 6 /49 game with a bonus number for thos who had 5 of 6, but not a 5 + 1 game.

    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: June 25, 2007, 8:13 pm - IP Logged

      I first got interested when I first moved to a state that had the lottery which was when I was about 30.  Before that, I lived in NV, TX and NM, none of which had a big jackpot game.  TX and/or NM may have had a pick 3 or something, but I wasn't even aware of it and I didn't know anyone who played.

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        Posted: June 25, 2007, 8:16 pm - IP Logged

        I see you got started in Germany, Coin Toss.. That's cool.

         

        I got started in China by the grand master Win One Soon.

        He teach me many number .

         

                                       

                      

         

         

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          Posted: June 25, 2007, 9:41 pm - IP Logged

          I see you got started in Germany, Coin Toss.. That's cool.

           

          I got started in China by the grand master Win One Soon.

          He teach me many number .

          Green laugh  Green laugh

          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: June 25, 2007, 9:51 pm - IP Logged

            Funny story (well, maybe). I'm from Georgia, and when Florida started a lottery, people in Georgia went crazy. I knew of people in my home town who would drive 90 miles just to buy Florida lottery tickets! And then Georgia started to consider a lottery, and at the time, I was dead set against it (I thought it a sucker's way to raise revenue). I had just started a new job, and it was the highest paying job that I had ever had at the time. But after being on the job for a few years and getting use to my new income and having to deal with the hassles of the politics of my job, I started playing the lottery that Georgia had started (so, maybe I am a sucker). But my feeling is this, if you have enough disposable income where you can afford to throw away $2.00 to $10.00 a week, then why not bet it on the lottery. And the Georgia lottery has helped especially in the area of education.


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              Posted: June 25, 2007, 10:14 pm - IP Logged

              I played scratch-offs when i was about 15 and got hooked.

              It wasn't until the age of about 23 when I discovered the p-3. I was living in Tonopah, AZ. Around 1988.

              And that's all she wrote...LOl

              It's all about numbers to me now. Everything can relate to math. Everything from going to the bathroom, or going to the  planet Uranus. There's a math formula for every event.

              I'm in no way a math genius, but i can see the formations of math. Both physically, and in quantum form.

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                Posted: June 25, 2007, 10:37 pm - IP Logged

                When I was a kid watching my parents play. I couldn't wait to turn 18 so I could play the lottery. Me being a computer guy and very good at math, I figured I could use my skills to come up with my own system. Any day now, it will pay off.

                Gonna win.Big Smile

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                  Posted: June 26, 2007, 1:35 am - IP Logged

                  Funny story (well, maybe). I'm from Georgia, and when Florida started a lottery, people in Georgia went crazy. I knew of people in my home town who would drive 90 miles just to buy Florida lottery tickets! And then Georgia started to consider a lottery, and at the time, I was dead set against it (I thought it a sucker's way to raise revenue). I had just started a new job, and it was the highest paying job that I had ever had at the time. But after being on the job for a few years and getting use to my new income and having to deal with the hassles of the politics of my job, I started playing the lottery that Georgia had started (so, maybe I am a sucker). But my feeling is this, if you have enough disposable income where you can afford to throw away $2.00 to $10.00 a week, then why not bet it on the lottery. And the Georgia lottery has helped especially in the area of education.

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                  HE was a HOOT>>>>>>.....& still is I guess.....but, moved to AZ./

                  along with the next DOOR.....neighbor ??????Ms Voorees who.........

                  married a man she hah met in the NAVY!!!!!!!..............the............... blond distruct>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>of  (1) family>>>& band .(ME)

                  left 2 of us  in the world to go on & find our many friend's from HIGH

                  SCHOOL.............& after>>>>>>HS>>>>>>>>>ODK

                    we rock...pef'nor ....

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                    Posted: June 26, 2007, 1:44 am - IP Logged

                    there was this guy down on the corner who would take bets well thats where it started.

                    Big John says. You don't hit the number. The number hits you!!!!

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