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ny
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Posted: March 23, 2010, 10:42 am - IP Logged

hello

i  have  been  reading  LP  randomly  for  months  now  and  ive  finally  decided  to  start  posting.  so  i  became  a  regular  NY  lottery  player  for  the  past  half  year.  i  would  play  mainly  instant  scratch  tickets  and  sometimes  jackpot  games  about  2-3  days  a  week.  i  would  play  the  $5, $10, $20,  and  $30 scratch  tickets,  i  rarely  play  the  $2  and  never  played  the $1.  there  are  quite  many  lottery  retailers  around  my  area.

each  time  i  would  head  out  to  play  i  would  bring  $100-$300  and  mostly  end  up  leaving  with  little  or  no  money  lol.  so  id  estimate $1000-$2500  a  month  on  lottery.  talk  about  a  addiction eh? yes?  Unhappy  anyone  else  spends  this  much  on  lottery?  its  hitting  my  bank   account  hard  but  as  the  same  as  all  lottery  players,  we  play  for  fun  and  for  the  money. 

 

the most i ever won on scratch tickets was x2 $500 from a $5 ticket and a $30 ticket. x2 $250 from a $5 ticket and $20 ticket. a few $100, $50, and lower wins. do people like to play from the beginning, middle, or end of the roll?? at the end of the day hunting for the jackpot or higher prizes, you get nothing but to head home with a empty wallet and a dirty finger, thumb from using the coin to scratch the tickets.

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    cincinnati
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    Posted: March 24, 2010, 11:01 am - IP Logged

    I have a scartcher attached to my keychain so idont' get the  old dirty thumb lol.  My highest win is 500 on a 1 dollar ticket.  I like playing whatever they give me don't matter if its the start ofthe roll or the end of the roll.  i estimate i spend about 200-300 a month on lottery 60 on pick 3 60 on pick 4 and about 180 on scratchoffs i buy mostly 10 and 20 dollar tickets and mix in a few 5's and 1s' i don't buy 2's or 3's much at all.


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      Posted: March 25, 2010, 10:30 pm - IP Logged

       You should really read some of my posts I have won fairly large amount on scratch game last year but now I try and teach people methods and tips and also on how to "STOP PLAYING" the game if it gets too much, just remember the lottery will 98.8% win all the time on scratch games, so you win $500 on a game after spending way more then that now all your gonna do is buy 500 more lottery tickets thinking your gonna hit the golden ticket... Most of the time you may have personal problems or debt problems thats causing you to think "your gonna hit it big" so you can get out, which 97.5% wont happen and you end up way more hurt each week after week.

       

       I can sit here and explain all ways of why not to play in your situation, if you still have problems and cant control yourself you can send me a private message and I can give you examples of simply "Why you wont Win"

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        Posted: March 28, 2010, 11:40 pm - IP Logged

        You play for fun and the lottery loves to have you as a player.

        As much as I would love to have that kind of money to spend on ANY kind of fun I don't! (have the money) HAHA tiggs so much for being rich!

        If you can afford to do this more power to ya.

        Oh and welcome to LP!

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          ny
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          Posted: March 29, 2010, 1:18 pm - IP Logged

          haha yea i got to get me one of the keychain scratcher....its almost getting to the point where i cant stop playing the scratch tickets....it feels great scratching the $500 wins i had so far but i still know im down alot....i blame myself alot for losing so much....

          continue playing hoping for the big win? or quit now and forget the lost money........or maybe i jus need a new strategy....

          also thanks ca-dreamin...im glad i found LP


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            Posted: March 29, 2010, 4:49 pm - IP Logged

            haha yea i got to get me one of the keychain scratcher....its almost getting to the point where i cant stop playing the scratch tickets....it feels great scratching the $500 wins i had so far but i still know im down alot....i blame myself alot for losing so much....

            continue playing hoping for the big win? or quit now and forget the lost money........or maybe i jus need a new strategy....

            also thanks ca-dreamin...im glad i found LP

             The best STRATEGY you can have is to save your money, there is very little strategy in scratch just cross your fingers is basically all you can do....  You wanna end up way in debt?  lose your mortgage? all for playing a silly game that is designed for you to lose!

              You wont ever hit the big one and for that the lottery will always take your money. 

             Buy maybe a few tickets a week but invest more into pick 3 and pick 4, or just invest into stop playing the game at all!

             

            Good luck and play safe and remember things get better once you keep your money! See Ya!

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              Posted: March 29, 2010, 6:17 pm - IP Logged

               The best STRATEGY you can have is to save your money, there is very little strategy in scratch just cross your fingers is basically all you can do....  You wanna end up way in debt?  lose your mortgage? all for playing a silly game that is designed for you to lose!

                You wont ever hit the big one and for that the lottery will always take your money. 

               Buy maybe a few tickets a week but invest more into pick 3 and pick 4, or just invest into stop playing the game at all!

               

              Good luck and play safe and remember things get better once you keep your money! See Ya!

              I Agree!

              ''YOU CAN PAY FOR SCHOOL BUT, YOU CAN'T BUY CLASS''Thumbs Up

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                Posted: March 29, 2010, 9:47 pm - IP Logged

                haha yea i got to get me one of the keychain scratcher....its almost getting to the point where i cant stop playing the scratch tickets....it feels great scratching the $500 wins i had so far but i still know im down alot....i blame myself alot for losing so much....

                continue playing hoping for the big win? or quit now and forget the lost money........or maybe i jus need a new strategy....

                also thanks ca-dreamin...im glad i found LP

                I would say get a new strategy...continue playing but cut way back on the amount your spending.

                It ALWAYS feels good to scratch a winner but to spend ALOT and lose...that bite hurts alittle too much.

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                  Posted: March 31, 2010, 12:55 pm - IP Logged

                  o man.... so just came back with dirty finger/thumb and a empty wallet. i had around $400 in my wallet and now it has become the new york state lottery money. spent about 70% of that on the $20 ''$500,000,000 extravaganza'' tickets. bought like 10 tickets 1 after another and finally only got a $20 win... (crap just got my dirty hands on my white macbook, great......) what a great day. anyway its time i realize i am too addicted. this is even worse then drugs. i should just use the money and hit the casinos, or give up all gambling. winning is great but losing a lot is the worst. 

                  there are times when i have bought half the roll of the $5 tickets ($250), half which is 50 tickets and only won around half back. from my experience of spending this much on instant tickets so far, its true the corner numbers of each tickets doesnt matter. there will always be alot more loser tickets then winners. theres a lot to think about when wanting to win the jackpot and higher prizes. if they are even shipped out or still sitting in a storage location, if there is even a chance it will arrive in your area, out of the many rolls each lottery retailer have per game/ if that roll is even being sold when your buying, are you even lucky enough to buy that ticket out of the roll, etc. 

                  i am probably down at least somewhere around $10,000 for the past 6-7months i have been playing scratch tickets few times a week. thats a lot of pain right there. from now on if i ever buy any lottery tickets, only 1,2, or 3 at most and bring it home. Unhappy

                  ONLY play for fun, if your playing to win... then i hope you have the money for it. my mind and imagination is weak against the new york lottery advertisement when i first picked up the coin on my first scratch ticket. imagination sometimes is a bad thing....


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                    Posted: March 31, 2010, 4:46 pm - IP Logged

                    o man.... so just came back with dirty finger/thumb and a empty wallet. i had around $400 in my wallet and now it has become the new york state lottery money. spent about 70% of that on the $20 ''$500,000,000 extravaganza'' tickets. bought like 10 tickets 1 after another and finally only got a $20 win... (crap just got my dirty hands on my white macbook, great......) what a great day. anyway its time i realize i am too addicted. this is even worse then drugs. i should just use the money and hit the casinos, or give up all gambling. winning is great but losing a lot is the worst. 

                    there are times when i have bought half the roll of the $5 tickets ($250), half which is 50 tickets and only won around half back. from my experience of spending this much on instant tickets so far, its true the corner numbers of each tickets doesnt matter. there will always be alot more loser tickets then winners. theres a lot to think about when wanting to win the jackpot and higher prizes. if they are even shipped out or still sitting in a storage location, if there is even a chance it will arrive in your area, out of the many rolls each lottery retailer have per game/ if that roll is even being sold when your buying, are you even lucky enough to buy that ticket out of the roll, etc. 

                    i am probably down at least somewhere around $10,000 for the past 6-7months i have been playing scratch tickets few times a week. thats a lot of pain right there. from now on if i ever buy any lottery tickets, only 1,2, or 3 at most and bring it home. Unhappy

                    ONLY play for fun, if your playing to win... then i hope you have the money for it. my mind and imagination is weak against the new york lottery advertisement when i first picked up the coin on my first scratch ticket. imagination sometimes is a bad thing....

                     I think your last comment on your paragraph is your soul telling you to STOP and play SAFE!   Buy one or two tickets a week man...  I am soon going to post some facts and data on here for everyone to see "Why they won't ever win big on scratchers..

                     

                    Please play safe! See Ya!

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                      Posted: March 31, 2010, 6:06 pm - IP Logged

                      o man.... so just came back with dirty finger/thumb and a empty wallet. i had around $400 in my wallet and now it has become the new york state lottery money. spent about 70% of that on the $20 ''$500,000,000 extravaganza'' tickets. bought like 10 tickets 1 after another and finally only got a $20 win... (crap just got my dirty hands on my white macbook, great......) what a great day. anyway its time i realize i am too addicted. this is even worse then drugs. i should just use the money and hit the casinos, or give up all gambling. winning is great but losing a lot is the worst. 

                      there are times when i have bought half the roll of the $5 tickets ($250), half which is 50 tickets and only won around half back. from my experience of spending this much on instant tickets so far, its true the corner numbers of each tickets doesnt matter. there will always be alot more loser tickets then winners. theres a lot to think about when wanting to win the jackpot and higher prizes. if they are even shipped out or still sitting in a storage location, if there is even a chance it will arrive in your area, out of the many rolls each lottery retailer have per game/ if that roll is even being sold when your buying, are you even lucky enough to buy that ticket out of the roll, etc. 

                      i am probably down at least somewhere around $10,000 for the past 6-7months i have been playing scratch tickets few times a week. thats a lot of pain right there. from now on if i ever buy any lottery tickets, only 1,2, or 3 at most and bring it home. Unhappy

                      ONLY play for fun, if your playing to win... then i hope you have the money for it. my mind and imagination is weak against the new york lottery advertisement when i first picked up the coin on my first scratch ticket. imagination sometimes is a bad thing....

                      Sometimes the ONLY way we learn is by doing.......! Sounds like you starting to see the reality of all that spending. I hardly buy scratchers. Here in IL they just don't pay out.

                      That's a good strategy to only buy a few tickets and take them home. That way you CAN'T run back inside and buy more.