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New Member
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Member #67820
December 5, 2008
4 Posts
Posted: December 5, 2008, 7:16 pm - IP Logged

Hi all,

I'm new to the site (lurking for a week or so), and also relatively new to playing the lottery.

I bought my first (and previously only) lottery ticket on my 18th birthday. (I'm 24 now.) I bought it because "I could" and didn't think much about it otherwise.

I didn't play again until about a week ago. I think I didn't play (or didn't even think of playing) during the gap because I didn't know anyone else who played and quite frankly, because I didn't have much disposable income as a student. (The time period roughly corresponds to college, then graduate school.)

Part of what made me think about the lottery again was that someone at work mentioned (in passing) buying a ticket. (It probably also helped that the MegaMillions jackpot has rolled over a few times. The building across the street from where I work has a digital sign advertising the current MegaMillions jackpot.)

While exploring my options, I bought tickets to a few different games. I think (from my very brief playing experience) that I really like the regular Lottery (NY) and the multi-state jackpot games (MegaMillions in my case) the best.

I didn't like the instant (scratch-off) games at all, and didn't particularly like the games that are drawn daily. My immediate impression is that I enjoy buying tickets to the jackpot games, drawn twice a week, more than my other options.

I get that the "odds" are against me, and I don't really "expect" to win anything. Given that, my lottery ticket is a ticket to daydreams and what if's, and I'd like to prolong the dream as long as possible. I can feel a happy spring in my step when I know I have a ticket and everything's still a possibility. 

I think I may be hooked. ;)

Hello to everyone! I'd love to get the opportunity to talk to all of you.

When did you start playing? What attracted you?

Where are you from and what do you play?

    Pogo's avatar - wfl
    United States
    Member #29378
    January 1, 2006
    552 Posts
    Posted: December 5, 2008, 7:44 pm - IP Logged

    Hello! And, Welcome to the LotteryPost... Chit Chat up a storm we're listening... Welcome & Enjoy the stay, Pogo

      Shawn67's avatar - Lottery-061.jpg

      United States
      Member #45970
      September 1, 2006
      4763 Posts
      Posted: December 5, 2008, 7:51 pm - IP Logged

      Welcome to Lottery Post, and good luck to you.

        Stew12's avatar - bad egg-64x64.png
        United States
        Member #61398
        May 21, 2008
        781 Posts
        Posted: December 5, 2008, 8:13 pm - IP Logged

        Welcome to the board!

        I'm over in CT and typically play Powerball and the occasional CT Cash 5.  I started playing (more consistently) earlier this year.  I work with software and the thought of being able to play numbers based on statistics is what hooked me.

        I was down in NYC last weekend (@ a wedding, Marina Del Ray = awesome) and almost picked up a few MegaMillions tickets, but didn't end up having the time.

        Enjoy your stay here at LP.

          ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
          United States
          Member #56506
          November 21, 2007
          6537 Posts
          Posted: December 5, 2008, 8:25 pm - IP Logged

          Welcome to Lottery Post lizette33! See Ya!

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

            lizette33's avatar - Lottery-066.jpg
            New Member
            Brooklyn, NY
            United States
            Member #67820
            December 5, 2008
            4 Posts
            Posted: December 5, 2008, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

            Thank you all for the welcome!

              charmed7's avatar - Lottery-013.jpg
              United States
              Member #65282
              September 22, 2008
              2006 Posts
              Posted: December 5, 2008, 8:45 pm - IP Logged

              WELCOME to the MONEY room, these folks around here, have

              their MINDS on their MONEY, sit back there's alot to learn.

                dawnie116's avatar - animal butterfly.jpg
                Brooklyn, NY
                United States
                Member #67343
                November 23, 2008
                2188 Posts
                Posted: December 5, 2008, 8:59 pm - IP Logged

                Welcome glad to see someone from Bklyn NY Hurray!