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Posted: September 16, 2010, 3:12 pm - IP Logged

I won't buy lottery scratchers from now on. I picked up my measly winning few tickets, the prizes totaling $10.00, then reached into the garbage bag to recheck the non-winners. A fistful of non-winners was retrieved, and it dawned on me just how much money I've wasted trying to win these games. From scams to simple odds being against my winning, I think it's time I quit playing, and cease participating in this age-old ploy for the government to fatten it's coffers with my earnings.

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    Posted: September 16, 2010, 8:46 pm - IP Logged

    Don't feel bad about it.. you have to do what you are comfortable with. Even though certain things also give me pause, I keep trying for that big one, but I understand where you are coming from completely.

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      Posted: September 17, 2010, 11:22 pm - IP Logged

      Daveyl, I know what you mean.  I've been dreaming hard, hoping to win something.  A few days ago when I entered in my latest batch of losing tickets for "replay," I decided to tally up how much I had spent and was floored realized that I spent close to $3,000 in the past 5 months.  To have spent that kind of money and have nothing to show for it, I felt so crushed that I decided to stop playing.  I hate that I lost that much money, but part of the "strategy" for playing the lottery is knowing when to stop.  

      I wish you the best, my friend!

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        Posted: September 18, 2010, 12:00 am - IP Logged

        Daveyl, I know what you mean.  I've been dreaming hard, hoping to win something.  A few days ago when I entered in my latest batch of losing tickets for "replay," I decided to tally up how much I had spent and was floored realized that I spent close to $3,000 in the past 5 months.  To have spent that kind of money and have nothing to show for it, I felt so crushed that I decided to stop playing.  I hate that I lost that much money, but part of the "strategy" for playing the lottery is knowing when to stop.  

        I wish you the best, my friend!

        GinkoStinko

        I used to save all my losing tickets for tax purposes if I would win a big one. But I have since stopped, since looking at the losers is discouraging.

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          Posted: September 18, 2010, 12:04 am - IP Logged

          I've never really liked scratchers because I like to pick my own numbers. If I do buy one, it would be once in a blue moon on a whim. It's best to play Pick 3 or Pick 4. Odds are more realistic.

          Play to win!

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            Posted: September 18, 2010, 11:48 am - IP Logged

            I used to save all my losing tickets for tax purposes if I would win a big one. But I have since stopped, since looking at the losers is discouraging.

            lol Matt! I throw mine away too.