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Last month of excessive scratching

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Posted: March 1, 2011, 12:56 am - IP Logged

This will be my last month where I go full out on the lottery. After this month I will result back to casual playing.

I have a birthday in March so this is what I have planned

A roll of $20 tickets plus a roll of $3 tickets

A scratch off road trip when I will be going to Miami I will stop at many different stores and grab some scratchers from everyone. $500 limit

My goal is a win big enough so I can visit the lovely lottery claim center for the first time. If I dont achieve my goal im simply not meant to win the lotto.

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    Posted: March 1, 2011, 4:58 am - IP Logged

    lol, sound identical to my goal man....for my birthday in April i'm gonna spend $1000 on different scratch-offs from the ny metro/some local retailers and hope for the best.

    If I don't get a jackpot or a 1,000+ winner I'm probably done playing the lottery....I've wasted too much over the past year

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      Posted: March 1, 2011, 8:55 am - IP Logged

      Im doing the same thing in March =)

       

      Will be headed to Orlando with the family, and then a trip with my brother after that. Will be hitting up alot of stores on the way. Good luck to you guys!

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        Posted: March 1, 2011, 11:17 am - IP Logged

        Good luck, all! I'm going to try to get a roll in May for my birthday. Not sure I can afford it yet. If I don't win $500 by the end of the year, I may at least cut back a lot.

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          Posted: March 1, 2011, 11:22 am - IP Logged

          Good luck.

          Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

          For a lead role in a cage?

           

                                                      From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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            Posted: March 1, 2011, 4:16 pm - IP Logged

            Thanks for the support guys. I even received a few PM's everyone is really caring on this forum. This is by far the best community of people I have come across on the internet, and I visit quite a few places.

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              Posted: March 1, 2011, 9:21 pm - IP Logged

              i always dreamed of coming out of a store with a roll! but reading many.many posts I see that at least in Ohio you get back 40-60%, and not even break even unless there is a big winner amongst the roll.

              let us know how it goes..

              have a great winning day!

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                Posted: March 1, 2011, 10:41 pm - IP Logged

                James, I hope you win! I will be going on my own scratcher trip soon

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                  Posted: March 2, 2011, 8:21 am - IP Logged

                  Good luck James, hope you win as well....keep us posted and have a safe trip......

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                    Posted: March 9, 2011, 8:45 pm - IP Logged

                    I am giving myself 2 more weeks and then im done for good with scratch offs. This has been one of the worst experience of my life losing all this money.

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                      Posted: March 9, 2011, 10:29 pm - IP Logged

                      Yes, scratchers can be a black hole, sucking the money and life out of you if you let it.

                      I actually stopped playing scratchers several weeks ago, just because I hit a self-imposed limit on them. I've only been playing draw games since, and to tell you the truth, I don't miss scratchers at all! I go to the store about every day or so and grab about $20 in draw/jackpot games instead and the little scratch tickets in the display case don't entice me one bit. Mapping out the scratch winners also helped put things in perspective.

                      I haven't given up on them completely, I just limit the amount so it is not painful. I will start up again in a few weeks, shifting the draw games money back to scratchers, to play some new games that came out and learn some more about the intricacies of these sneaky little games.

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                        Posted: March 9, 2011, 10:44 pm - IP Logged

                        Im different. I can be very pissed off one night and the next day forget about and go in the store and buy another $100 worth of tickets. I guess its fueled by not having hit a decent prize yet. Im sure if I get one I would slow down drastically.

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                          Posted: March 16, 2011, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

                          Ok so im only playing scratch offs for 1 more week as of today. If nothing good comes out of it im quitting and might only play 1 or 2 times a month then.

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                            Posted: March 16, 2011, 5:22 pm - IP Logged

                            Ok so im only playing scratch offs for 1 more week as of today. If nothing good comes out of it im quitting and might only play 1 or 2 times a month then.

                            I've also set a deadline. If no $500+ win by the end of the year, next year I will play once or twice a month, and no more per outing than I've been playing. I'm behind and don't want to continue so many losses forever.

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                              Posted: April 13, 2011, 6:32 pm - IP Logged

                              Wow, I wish I had $1000 to buy on tickets. I'm starting to play more now when I have the extra cash. Goal to win enough to pay off small debt and buy new car. :)