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Posted: March 13, 2012, 1:09 pm - IP Logged

I won back every cent that I played for my lotto games. A few years ago I started a group, but they quit after two or three months, as they like to lose fast at roulette and poker, instead of winning on long term in the lottery. Running after the players for the money was annoying, I stopped it. After that, I played alone, made a system (wheel) that I played with my selections. I won prices ranging from 2.5 euro to 1667 euro. The group play had a bitter aftertaste as people show no trust, don't invest in ticekts and spend fortunes on other lost games. Average, on lotto, when I wasn't winning, I got back a third of the money.

I play keno now, I probably will win with that one sooner or later too. No big wheels needed!

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    Posted: March 13, 2012, 8:02 pm - IP Logged

    each of our members play $200 per month, we avg $2300 a month on plays

    If i read this right, you're avg. $300 a mo . profit, no ?

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      CALI
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      Posted: March 14, 2012, 2:58 am - IP Logged

      yup, we average about 15% return, I wonder if we are the largest group in CA as far as spending

      Most groups only spend 300-400 per month

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        Posted: March 14, 2012, 3:45 am - IP Logged

        I spend around £150 on my own. With a group our spending is up at around £240 in total. Don't know how much is it in dollars though.

        Suspiciousness is one way of saying that one do not want to know the truth. It is the best way to keep the mind empty and the spirit restless.

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          Posted: March 14, 2012, 8:05 am - IP Logged

          I think that you are not with the big players. I saw tickets for one game for about 1 000 euro, and know about people having spent several thousands for a few games. If you compare to casino play, five hundred euro/dollar budget for a game isn't such a big amount. A system player comes prepared with thousands. I would have liked to play a 650 euro wheel for several games, but people didn't go for it. Now, it is to late, they changed the odds and payouts!

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            Posted: March 14, 2012, 9:47 am - IP Logged

            I dont really spend one off as my plan is to play for a lifetime. Big plays, big loss. I  rather spread my thousands throughout the year than in one game and then be miserable the rest of the year.

            Suspiciousness is one way of saying that one do not want to know the truth. It is the best way to keep the mind empty and the spirit restless.

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              Posted: March 14, 2012, 5:44 pm - IP Logged

              I spend about $20 a week on lottery tickets.  mulitply that by 52 weeks and you get $1040/year.  90% of that money is for MM and PB, but once in a while I'll get a hunch about a pick 4 number and spend on that.

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                Posted: March 17, 2012, 6:09 am - IP Logged

                Looking around, less then some and more that others.

                RL

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                they are not.  Many great discoveries come while searching for something else

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                  Posted: March 19, 2012, 11:35 am - IP Logged

                  this is hard to keep track on how much I spent before I just use to spend 40 dollars a week between MM/PB, now I send a bit more give or take adding sweetmillion and NY lotto and scratch tickets. One thing if for sure " you can't win if you dont play".

                  Working hard, waiting for that one lucky ticket so I could retire and have a better life with my family!,

                  -Best of luck, Pete.

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                    Posted: March 20, 2012, 12:06 am - IP Logged

                    Smoke free = 13 years (3 pack a day habit)

                    Lottery = 8$ per week or (8X52) 416$ per year

                    I'm a big spender. Sun Smiley

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                      Posted: March 20, 2012, 2:06 am - IP Logged

                      Smoke free = 13 years (3 pack a day habit)

                      Lottery = 8$ per week or (8X52) 416$ per year

                      I'm a big spender. Sun Smiley

                      HA! I'm an even bigger spender!

                      $5 per week or $260 per year.

                      Congrats on being smoke free!!!

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                        Posted: March 20, 2012, 9:45 am - IP Logged

                        do you guys/gals think spending let's say 50 dollars a week  on lottery a gambling problem? Lol I hope not..

                        Working hard, waiting for that one lucky ticket so I could retire and have a better life with my family!,

                        -Best of luck, Pete.

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                          Posted: March 20, 2012, 9:50 am - IP Logged

                          do you guys/gals think spending let's say 50 dollars a week  on lottery a gambling problem? Lol I hope not..

                          50$ per week?  You are a LIGHTWEIGHT! Approve  My neighbors on either side spend over 200$ per week.  Their motto is that the lottery is much less expensive than an illegal addition and less painful to quit; and humbly I thank them continually for raising the j/p's for me.  Wink

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                            Posted: March 20, 2012, 10:05 am - IP Logged

                            do you guys/gals think spending let's say 50 dollars a week  on lottery a gambling problem? Lol I hope not..

                            Why do you care what people you don't know think?  Only you know what your limits are.

                             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                               
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                              Posted: March 20, 2012, 10:10 am - IP Logged

                              Lol thanks for that! Now I could walk around with a huge smile on my face. Although I definitely would spend more if I didn't have as much bills as I do...

                              Working hard, waiting for that one lucky ticket so I could retire and have a better life with my family!,

                              -Best of luck, Pete.