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Do you ever feel like you're wasting money when playing the lottery?

Topic closed. 49 replies. Last post 6 years ago by savagegoose.

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Posted: October 12, 2010, 5:05 pm - IP Logged

So you have been playing the lottery for as long as you can remember and haven't hit the jackpot. Looking back at how much money you have spent and not winning a significant amount, do you ever get the feeling that you are wasting money and that you will never hit the jackpot?

When I was spending hundreds of dollars on chasing the powerball I felt like I wasted my money !!! I of course gamble on horses,dogs, craps, and poker. I now play the p3 seriously and I have to honestly say if I started to think about it then its time to hang it up ! You have TO HAVE confidence in what you want to acheive. Once you start thinking about your loses you start to feel sick !!! LOL,

IT Takes money to make money and of course my all-time favorite slogan is SCARED MONEY DONT MAKE NO MONEY !!! 

GOAL, WHAT IS YOUR SHORT TERM GOAL ? TO REACH PHIL IVEY STATUS!!!

IVEY(This is the best poker player in the world, Phil IVEY!!!)

Take's a POSITIVE vision to get to that  MILLION !

Always play where/when YOU have the advantage !!!!!

    savagegoose's avatar - ProfilePho
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    Posted: October 13, 2010, 12:17 am - IP Logged

    i go to a local bar, that has slots and a lotto terminal, also plays keno.

     

    well i buy my lotto there and usually a few bucks of keno

     

    lately ive been putting a buck or 3 intoslots while waiting. nothing big i hate losing money

     

    well won $130 on a jackpot last week, and yesterday on a $1 machine, i won $84.

     

    makes me think im wasting time on keno.

    but oh welll i freeking hate slots becasue theyre too good at taking your money too fast.

    i think i caught thew eye of who ever was playing the 1$ machine before me, he looked like he wanted to kill me.

    anyhow prob lost about $25 inthere playing keno with only a $2 or $4 prize to compensate.

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    keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

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      Posted: October 13, 2010, 1:17 pm - IP Logged

      Yes, I have felt this way. I'm beginning to wonder will I ever hit anything of any value. I think about all the $$ I've spent & if I had invested all that into a SAVING account, we wouldn't need to HIT it! I can't tell u when the last time I had three numbers. Let alone anything other. I wonder if anyone else is having any luck. If so please, share your knowledge.

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        Posted: October 16, 2010, 3:19 am - IP Logged

        I'll admit that sometimes I look around while driving and think about how bad the odds actually are, I mean they could all play and all lose. Makes me feel pretty un-motivated to play because of how stacked the odds are against me. It's like going to New York, picking out one address and the person living there being someone you know... except times twenty.

         

        But then again, those were the odds for everyone else that won. I'm sure at points they were also thinking they were wasting money playing the lottery. From many stories I've heard that at least their spouses thought they were wasting money by playing. Though the truth comes that for the most of us, we are indeed wasting money because only a small portion will win. Still though I enjoy playing because it adds some thrill to my life and what I spend every week is worth having that thrill.

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          Posted: October 16, 2010, 11:20 am - IP Logged

          exactly why i stick to the min bet theory, odds are just slightly better than not buying a ticket.

          another story i can recount is when i hit 4 numbers ona  min bet, got $40,  the guy before me had spent about $100 on tickets and also  won 4 numbers.

           

          i asked the sales lady, " im glad i didnt bet like him"  and she told me it was over $100 worth of tickets, same prize as  i walked away with Im happy that day.

          2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

          keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297