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How many people are obsessed with the lottery?

Topic closed. 17 replies. Last post 4 years ago by jrosina.

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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
United States
Member #9
March 24, 2001
19830 Posts
Posted: December 10, 2012, 9:39 pm - IP Logged

This is the 20 question checklist from GA. It applies to all gambling, not just lotto. Granted with the lotteries the potential payout relative to the buy in offers way more bang for the buck.

Are you a compulsive gambler?

Answer all 20 questions below and view our comments based on your answers.

1.Did you ever lose time from work or school due to gambling?YesNo
2.Has gambling ever made your home life unhappy?YesNo
3.Did gambling affect your reputation?YesNo
4.Have you ever felt remorse after gambling?YesNo
5.Did you ever gamble to get money with which to pay debts or otherwise solve financial difficulties?YesNo
6.Did gambling cause a decrease in your ambition or efficiency?YesNo
7.After losing did you feel you must return as soon as possible and win back your losses?YesNo
8.After a win did you have a strong urge to return and win more?YesNo
9.Did you often gamble until your last dollar was gone?YesNo
10.Did you ever borrow to finance your gambling?YesNo
11.Have you ever sold anything to finance gambling?YesNo
12.Were you reluctant to use "gambling money" for normal expenditures?YesNo
13.Did gambling make you careless of the welfare of yourself or your family?YesNo
14.Did you ever gamble longer than you had planned?YesNo
15.Have you ever gambled to escape worry, trouble, boredom or loneliness?YesNo
16.Have you ever committed, or considered committing, an illegal act to finance gambling?YesNo
17.Did gambling cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?YesNo
18.Do arguments, disappointments or frustrations create within you an urge to gamble?YesNo
19.Did you ever have an urge to celebrate any good fortune by a few hours of gambling?YesNo
20.Have you ever considered self-destruction or suicide as a result of your gambling?YesNo


It's hard to think of the extra time it takes to pick-up $5-$10 worth of tickets when buying a tank of gas as gambling.  Most player spend less time per month playing lottery than they spend watching a Sunday foot ball game.

I spend a little more time than that because I write my own lottery programs and track the games I play.

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             Evil Looking       


    United States
    Member #122468
    February 1, 2012
    530 Posts
    Posted: December 11, 2012, 8:44 am - IP Logged

    From what I've read, you know how to set your priorities straight and that is to your advantage. Have faith and keep your dreams alive - no matter what they are.

    And always remember that in this life... everything is possible.

    Hi risknight,

    Thanks for your well wishes. I like your last line, everything is possible.

      New York,
      Member #73078
      April 4, 2009
      3490 Posts
      Posted: December 11, 2012, 11:07 pm - IP Logged

      Sun SmileyNo Noaaahhh! not so shyguitar...not so!!!  Rosina's  reality is that, I have  a better chance of  winning the  lottery than getting hit by lightening Yes!!!...I mean if you are a real player, that must be your outlook to be a winner-player...lol...yes! 

      other wise you just as well grab all your marbles and and go home....LOL..keep your money in your pocket...Hippy

      forget what "they" say about youWhat you say about you?...

      Now, does it count??