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Tennessee Lottery (What a rip-off)

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Posted: May 7, 2008, 1:13 pm - IP Logged

Me and my boyfriend worked 12 hours on Monday,we always stop in at Pilot for coffee after a long day,just to sit and relax before  the long drive home.We bought 7 10.00 scratch offs and 2 20.00 dollar scratch,not even a free ticket.....Wow,what a rip off.We could have saved that money rent us week stay at the local hotel,not have to drive so far on 12 hour days,,,ha haNo Pity!

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    Posted: May 7, 2008, 1:23 pm - IP Logged

    Me and my boyfriend worked 12 hours on Monday,we always stop in at Pilot for coffee after a long day,just to sit and relax before  the long drive home.We bought 7 10.00 scratch offs and 2 20.00 dollar scratch,not even a free ticket.....Wow,what a rip off.We could have saved that money rent us week stay at the local hotel,not have to drive so far on 12 hour days,,,ha haNo Pity!

    We could have saved that money rent us week stay at the local hotel,not have to drive so far on 12 hour days

    Yep,

    If a long drive could have saved that much in gas too maybe.

    Plus you get maid service at hotel/motel.

    WHATT

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      Posted: May 7, 2008, 1:24 pm - IP Logged

      Me and my boyfriend worked 12 hours on Monday,we always stop in at Pilot for coffee after a long day,just to sit and relax before  the long drive home.We bought 7 10.00 scratch offs and 2 20.00 dollar scratch,not even a free ticket.....Wow,what a rip off.We could have saved that money rent us week stay at the local hotel,not have to drive so far on 12 hour days,,,ha haNo Pity!

      Your first mistake was EXPECTING to win anything.

      TN Lottery may be a rip-off, but NOT because you drew no winners.

      WELCOME TO THE CLUB.

      Don't spend what you cannot afford to LOSE, that's why it is called GAMBLING.

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        Posted: May 7, 2008, 1:38 pm - IP Logged

        Me and my boyfriend worked 12 hours on Monday,we always stop in at Pilot for coffee after a long day,just to sit and relax before  the long drive home.We bought 7 10.00 scratch offs and 2 20.00 dollar scratch,not even a free ticket.....Wow,what a rip off.We could have saved that money rent us week stay at the local hotel,not have to drive so far on 12 hour days,,,ha haNo Pity!

        A clear case of Buyers Remorse: Had you Won a Big Prize: You'd be here Bragging about your Win instead of Whining about your Loss!

        Since the Lottery won't return your Money: Learn from your experience and make another choice next time!

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          Posted: May 7, 2008, 1:55 pm - IP Logged

          I would have rather bought that many quick picks! 

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            Posted: May 7, 2008, 2:36 pm - IP Logged

            It's sad to not win anything when you spend that much money, but that's how it goes sometimes.

            "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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              Posted: May 7, 2008, 3:09 pm - IP Logged

              Me and my boyfriend worked 12 hours on Monday,we always stop in at Pilot for coffee after a long day,just to sit and relax before  the long drive home.We bought 7 10.00 scratch offs and 2 20.00 dollar scratch,not even a free ticket.....Wow,what a rip off.We could have saved that money rent us week stay at the local hotel,not have to drive so far on 12 hour days,,,ha haNo Pity!

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              KEEP on board with the LOTTERY POST>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>!!!

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                Posted: May 7, 2008, 4:42 pm - IP Logged

                It's sad to not win anything when you spend that much money, but that's how it goes sometimes.

                When the ticket has overall odds of 1 in 5 to win something, it doesn't mean every fifth ticket is a winner and it's sad that people don't understand the odds against them. If a scratch-off game pays out 65% and has a $500,000 jackpot, about $770,000 must be wagered and lost just to payoff that one ticket.

                They can call it a rip-off because they won nothing or buy another $110 worth of tickets and get ripped-off again.

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                  Posted: May 7, 2008, 4:50 pm - IP Logged

                  Me and my boyfriend worked 12 hours on Monday,we always stop in at Pilot for coffee after a long day,just to sit and relax before  the long drive home.We bought 7 10.00 scratch offs and 2 20.00 dollar scratch,not even a free ticket.....Wow,what a rip off.We could have saved that money rent us week stay at the local hotel,not have to drive so far on 12 hour days,,,ha haNo Pity!

                  What kind of room could you get for $30? 

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                    Posted: May 7, 2008, 9:08 pm - IP Logged

                    Thank you stack for helping me understand it better,you had the best reply today,you must be a great dad.Thumbs Up

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                      Posted: May 7, 2008, 10:17 pm - IP Logged

                      Thank you stack for helping me understand it better,you had the best reply today,you must be a great dad.Thumbs Up

                      As I was reading your post I felt sympathy and "yeah I understand how you feel" but some of the replies IMHO were a little hard on what I think was just you venting after losing some much in so little time. That's okay, you will make that lose up in the future if it's meant to be. GOOD LUCK! NO REGRETS! JUST MOVE FORWARD!

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                        Posted: May 7, 2008, 11:17 pm - IP Logged

                        When gambling (casino, lottery etc.) never spend more than you can afford to lose PERIOD!

                        Gambling is a form of fun entertainment for adults! Remember that and you'll never be disappointed again when you don't win!

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                          Posted: May 11, 2008, 5:36 pm - IP Logged

                          When gambling (casino, lottery etc.) never spend more than you can afford to lose PERIOD!

                          Gambling is a form of fun entertainment for adults! Remember that and you'll never be disappointed again when you don't win!

                          Thumbs UpI Agree!

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                            Posted: May 12, 2008, 9:06 am - IP Logged

                            Me and my boyfriend worked 12 hours on Monday,we always stop in at Pilot for coffee after a long day,just to sit and relax before  the long drive home.We bought 7 10.00 scratch offs and 2 20.00 dollar scratch,not even a free ticket.....Wow,what a rip off.We could have saved that money rent us week stay at the local hotel,not have to drive so far on 12 hour days,,,ha haNo Pity!

                            Before You Gamble: Know the Odds!

                            Gambling should always be viewed as entertainment and a way to have fun � not as a way to win or make money. When you gamble you can hope to win, but the odds always favour the house. In essence you are paying to play the games. In most circumstances, and for most people, the more you play, the more you will lose.

                            So before you gamble, you should know the odds of winning and losing so you can set limits for yourself on the amount you are prepared to bet.

                            It�s very common to see and hear stories about winners and it�s fun to dream of the big win. Of course it is statistically possible to win � but it�s important to realize the vast majority of people will lose more than they win when they gamble. If you accept this basic reality, then gambling can remain a form of entertainment and a fun thing to do occasionally.

                            A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                              Posted: May 12, 2008, 4:26 pm - IP Logged

                              It's not just Tennessee scratchoff's that are rip offs, ALL scratchoffs are rip offs. Save your money.