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Posted: April 27, 2011, 11:00 pm - IP Logged

You never know that next roll may contain the million ... I mean how else can you become well off by working 30 years lol ??

im 29 and i think im in good shape financially but wasting money how i do and getting nothing back except a blue finger from the ticket residue is not how i want to waste my money.I just might mkae 2 more rolls my last.Its different in florida because you can make 100 bucks here and there i get happy when i see a 50 dollar winner.I get happy to just break even or make back 60percent.I think im down about losing so much who knows a big win can cheer me up lol

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    Posted: April 27, 2011, 11:04 pm - IP Logged

    Thats bad. Are you gonna keep playing ? I might buy 1 more $20 game roll if its cold im done. Might as well try when the area has been hot.

    So I kind of know what you're going through - on a much smaller level.  I'm definetely a lot younger than you guys, and when I turned 18 my friend convinced me after a couple to weeks to buy a couple scratch offs, and I bought some $1 ones.  Well, I noticed I was basically just losing 5 bucks everytime and started playing Pick 3, figuring .50 to a couple bucks isn't bad.

     

    So I had fun with that, and still do.  But I gave scratch offs another try.  Well I'd say in the past like 6 months my scratch offs loss is probably around 600-1000, where my Pick 3 gain (I got really lucky when I first started playing, 2 box hits in a row, and my first S/B bet was a QP and got me 414) is probably around 400 dollars.  But I noticed something.  I only lost money on scratch offs because I was trying to force a win.  Every single time I won, I had either decided to ask the clerk if any were good and just buy a couple or play until the first win (I play a specific $2 scratch off, that the store has 2 rolls of so it doesn't good too expensive for me)

     

    I only lost significant money when I bought more expensive tickets, and I only won good money when I had the right mindsight.  I'm not saying I won everytime I had that right mindset, but I can only recall one time where I forced a win and made money, after buying like 12 $5 tickets, I won $100 on one.  But every other time I played like that, I ended up losing, or breaking even at best.

     

    Now I'm back to P3 and the occasional $2 ticket, or jackpot game.  I just find the Pick 3 fun.  I was even on a cold streak, didn't win for a about a month or so because I only played a couple of numbers.  But then I won 3x box last night, and 1x box the next day on the same number.  That's what's fun about the game for me, a small investment, and getting an unexpected suprise.  What I realized isn't fun is going home realizing you're down like 50 to 200 dollars, and for you guys it's a lot more.

     

    So yeah I'd definetly stop playing so many expensive scrath offs.  The wierd thing is, I know the house edge is usually better on scratch offs, but the expense is still more b/c of the cost of the tickets, and b/c I just play what numbers I like, and leave.  The draw happens later, not instantly.

     

    PS: If you make that decision, I hope that ticket wins you a good chunk of change.

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      Posted: April 27, 2011, 11:15 pm - IP Logged

      im 29 and i think im in good shape financially but wasting money how i do and getting nothing back except a blue finger from the ticket residue is not how i want to waste my money.I just might mkae 2 more rolls my last.Its different in florida because you can make 100 bucks here and there i get happy when i see a 50 dollar winner.I get happy to just break even or make back 60percent.I think im down about losing so much who knows a big win can cheer me up lol

      Ive been scratching heavily for 6 months now. I first got down about $2K and I managed to crawl back up to only being $800 down. I could of worked that off but got greedy. Then in a few months I was nearly $10K down but thankfully a winning streak helped me im only $3K or so down right now. I might risk another grand trying to break even or go ahead and then stop and just work it off ...

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        Posted: April 27, 2011, 11:18 pm - IP Logged

        Ive been scratching heavily for 6 months now. I first got down about $2K and I managed to crawl back up to only being $800 down. I could of worked that off but got greedy. Then in a few months I was nearly $10K down but thankfully a winning streak helped me im only $3K or so down right now. I might risk another grand trying to break even or go ahead and then stop and just work it off ...

        so you reinvest your 100 dollar wiinnings ?I reinvest everything i make.Im down over 25 k and im not even close to exxagerrating.i remember last year i was only buying 20 dollar rolls and only making back 500 bucks from it so i have alot of frustration to the point that i dont even think a jackpot is even winnable

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          Posted: April 27, 2011, 11:21 pm - IP Logged

          How did you get to be $25K down how much were you playing per month ?

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            Posted: April 27, 2011, 11:24 pm - IP Logged

            How did you get to be $25K down how much were you playing per month ?

            i was wasting about 2grand a month after i was 15 k down i started playing heavy again and now im about 10 k down again .i play about 1500 a week.Im going to cut down alot probably to 600 a week its killin me knowing how the lottery people are getting rich with me.

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              Posted: April 27, 2011, 11:28 pm - IP Logged

              i was wasting about 2grand a month after i was 15 k down i started playing heavy again and now im about 10 k down again .i play about 1500 a week.Im going to cut down alot probably to 600 a week its killin me knowing how the lottery people are getting rich with me.

              Its amazing you cant hit a big winner with all that scratching. Dont you hate it when someone who never bought a lotto ticket before wins a million ?

              At least im glad im not the worst of the bunch around here. I once saw a guy blow his entire $3K paycheck in 1 hour so he was broke for the month and had to last on 15 cent noodles until his next payday.

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                Posted: April 27, 2011, 11:33 pm - IP Logged

                Its amazing you cant hit a big winner with all that scratching. Dont you hate it when someone who never bought a lotto ticket before wins a million ?

                At least im glad im not the worst of the bunch around here. I once saw a guy blow his entire $3K paycheck in 1 hour so he was broke for the month and had to last on 15 cent noodles until his next payday.

                i eat good everyday i only wastewhat i can afford but after reading the stories of people who only buy 1 ticket and it was there first time playing and me a veteran in the game i been playing lotto for ten years and only got a 700 payout on the take 5 for having 4 numbers is really a slap in the face.You would think i have better chances because i buy so many before i didnt buy rolls. i use to buy ten in each store until i ran out and that still didnt work twice i bought tickets and saved it until the end of the month and i had about 3 or 4 grand at the end of the month scratched it and only made back 2g.Im sicked and tired of people lying saying it was there last ten dollar bill and the scratch off is the 1 in 3million odd winner i think its all a scam

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                  Posted: April 27, 2011, 11:38 pm - IP Logged

                  Thats why im not trying to get the million. I dont think its possible around here when all the winners are going to the west coast lol ( im on the east )

                  There was a guy last year who won $1 million AND $10 million on the same game in the same town. unbelievable. but he was scratching hardcore from what i heard buying books all the time... I just cant stand it when someone who never played wins because WE are the ones who are paying for that ...

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                    Posted: April 27, 2011, 11:40 pm - IP Logged

                    Thats why im not trying to get the million. I dont think its possible around here when all the winners are going to the west coast lol ( im on the east )

                    There was a guy last year who won $1 million AND $10 million on the same game in the same town. unbelievable. but he was scratching hardcore from what i heard buying books all the time... I just cant stand it when someone who never played wins because WE are the ones who are paying for that ...

                    so if you dont win are you going to give up?

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                      Posted: April 27, 2011, 11:40 pm - IP Logged

                      so if you dont win are you going to give up?

                      o man... i dont know... i hate working lol

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                        Posted: April 27, 2011, 11:43 pm - IP Logged

                        o man... i dont know... i hate working lol

                        the game i play is et for life which is 5grand a week for ever

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                          Posted: April 27, 2011, 11:45 pm - IP Logged

                          the game i play is et for life which is 5grand a week for ever

                          I would pass out if i scratched that winner lol

                          The games I play have jackpots of $100K - $250K and the $20 games up to $10 million

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                            Posted: April 27, 2011, 11:47 pm - IP Logged

                            I would pass out if i scratched that winner lol

                            The games I play have jackpots of $100K - $250K and the $20 games up to $10 million

                            the sound of 5k sounds like never ever working to me .THat's why im as ucker for that game.I wish i dint have to work and i could just sip pina colada in a island somewhere

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                              Posted: April 27, 2011, 11:49 pm - IP Logged

                              the sound of 5k sounds like never ever working to me .THat's why im as ucker for that game.I wish i dint have to work and i could just sip pina colada in a island somewhere

                              amen brother. im gonna give it another shot tomorrow

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