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Posted: January 25, 2013, 11:08 am - IP Logged

Subject:  Unclaimed Lottery Tickets.  Lost or simply forgotten, wouldn't it just suck to lose out on a big winning due to carelessness?  This has been on my mind lately because...

A few weeks ago I accidentally knocked over a glass of tea on my desk, where I work on my number charts. I shrieked, knowing the amount of work I'd have creating those charts all over again... PLUS, there were lottery tickets in that soaked pile, and all I could think was, DAMMIT, GG, what if there had been a big winner in there?

There was not a big winner in there but it did get me to thinking how I need to come up with a better plan for the lottery tickets.  Like, getting in the habit of putting them in a safe place, like a special box, RIGHT AWAY, after coming home from the store.  That would be much better than my usual habit of tossing them on my desk or throwing them in my purse and forgetting about them until it was time to check.

On the Pick 5 games I make photocopies of my tickets.  But the actual tickets, themselves, have gotten lost on occasion due to the hectic pace of my daily life.  A couple weeks ago I had a $500 winner, and I had to search and search through my purse and scour my desk looking for that thing.  Ridiculous, huh!

So today I am making a pledge to create a safe place for my tickets.  I will simply put my tickets in one place, one place only, as the start of a good habit.  No more scattered piles!

Here's to good habits.  Cheers

La Maga Della Spaziometria

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    Posted: January 25, 2013, 1:20 pm - IP Logged

    Finding a ticket in a woman's purse?  Ooooh scary thought.  Eek

    I'm an extremely messy person, so a few years ago I had to resort to buying a few little metal spring clips from the office supply place.  Then the minute I get home I get the ticket(s) out of my pocket or wallet and clip them together with the rest of the tickets that draw on a particular night.  So I usually only have 1 or 2 clips since I don't normally play Pick 3.  Then I can just throw them in the desk drawer.

    I tend to buy a ticket here or there as I'm out walking, so semi-organizing like this is a good way to know which tickets I've already purchased too.

    Glad you found that $500 winner GG and continued good luck to you!

    good luck cat smiley

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      Posted: January 25, 2013, 1:49 pm - IP Logged

      Subject:  Unclaimed Lottery Tickets.  Lost or simply forgotten, wouldn't it just suck to lose out on a big winning due to carelessness?  This has been on my mind lately because...

      A few weeks ago I accidentally knocked over a glass of tea on my desk, where I work on my number charts. I shrieked, knowing the amount of work I'd have creating those charts all over again... PLUS, there were lottery tickets in that soaked pile, and all I could think was, DAMMIT, GG, what if there had been a big winner in there?

      There was not a big winner in there but it did get me to thinking how I need to come up with a better plan for the lottery tickets.  Like, getting in the habit of putting them in a safe place, like a special box, RIGHT AWAY, after coming home from the store.  That would be much better than my usual habit of tossing them on my desk or throwing them in my purse and forgetting about them until it was time to check.

      On the Pick 5 games I make photocopies of my tickets.  But the actual tickets, themselves, have gotten lost on occasion due to the hectic pace of my daily life.  A couple weeks ago I had a $500 winner, and I had to search and search through my purse and scour my desk looking for that thing.  Ridiculous, huh!

      So today I am making a pledge to create a safe place for my tickets.  I will simply put my tickets in one place, one place only, as the start of a good habit.  No more scattered piles!

      Here's to good habits.  Cheers

      Congrats on your WIN!Dance

      I use sheet protectors to keep important papers Nice and organized in binders, good to keep track of data for my data notebook and safe from little sticky hands.Smiley

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        Posted: January 25, 2013, 1:53 pm - IP Logged

        Finding a ticket in a woman's purse?  Ooooh scary thought.  Eek

        I'm an extremely messy person, so a few years ago I had to resort to buying a few little metal spring clips from the office supply place.  Then the minute I get home I get the ticket(s) out of my pocket or wallet and clip them together with the rest of the tickets that draw on a particular night.  So I usually only have 1 or 2 clips since I don't normally play Pick 3.  Then I can just throw them in the desk drawer.

        I tend to buy a ticket here or there as I'm out walking, so semi-organizing like this is a good way to know which tickets I've already purchased too.

        Glad you found that $500 winner GG and continued good luck to you!

        good luck cat smiley

        Hey, HoLeeKau,

        I like your idea of spring metal clips.  I use those at work for various things, and I think I should employ them at home.  I really need to get organized.

        Desk drawer is also a good idea.  I'd just have to make sure that no one else in the house uses that desk drawer or no telling what would happen to the tickets. 

        Love yer kitty cat!

        La Maga Della Spaziometria

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          Congrats on your WIN!Dance

          I use sheet protectors to keep important papers Nice and organized in binders, good to keep track of data for my data notebook and safe from little sticky hands.Smiley

          Hey there, Helpmewin!

          Very funny - I just purchased some clear sheet protectors yesterday!  I thought I would use them for my photocopied pages of winning tickets.  I have plenty of failures but it's kind of nice to keep copies of the tickets that are good winners, for continued motivation.   Smile

          La Maga Della Spaziometria

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            Hey there, Helpmewin!

            Very funny - I just purchased some clear sheet protectors yesterday!  I thought I would use them for my photocopied pages of winning tickets.  I have plenty of failures but it's kind of nice to keep copies of the tickets that are good winners, for continued motivation.   Smile

            i like your idea of photocopied pages of winning tickets, i copy almost everything to.Yes Nod

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              Posted: January 25, 2013, 2:23 pm - IP Logged

              Subject:  Unclaimed Lottery Tickets.  Lost or simply forgotten, wouldn't it just suck to lose out on a big winning due to carelessness?  This has been on my mind lately because...

              A few weeks ago I accidentally knocked over a glass of tea on my desk, where I work on my number charts. I shrieked, knowing the amount of work I'd have creating those charts all over again... PLUS, there were lottery tickets in that soaked pile, and all I could think was, DAMMIT, GG, what if there had been a big winner in there?

              There was not a big winner in there but it did get me to thinking how I need to come up with a better plan for the lottery tickets.  Like, getting in the habit of putting them in a safe place, like a special box, RIGHT AWAY, after coming home from the store.  That would be much better than my usual habit of tossing them on my desk or throwing them in my purse and forgetting about them until it was time to check.

              On the Pick 5 games I make photocopies of my tickets.  But the actual tickets, themselves, have gotten lost on occasion due to the hectic pace of my daily life.  A couple weeks ago I had a $500 winner, and I had to search and search through my purse and scour my desk looking for that thing.  Ridiculous, huh!

              So today I am making a pledge to create a safe place for my tickets.  I will simply put my tickets in one place, one place only, as the start of a good habit.  No more scattered piles!

              Here's to good habits.  Cheers

              PA. lottery has a tv ad wherein a woman shuffling through papers at her desk knocks over a cup of coffee,

              it gets on every thing including her keyboard. she scrambles to get paper towels and trips over some cords,

              which makes things fall off the desk.

              When she gets to the paper towels, there's a scratcher on the table, she holds it up and as she scratches it,

              it transforms the room in to neat and beautiful office.

               

              my office is almost as messy as hers, so I never put a beverage on the desk,

              I have one of those plastic storage containers turned upside down next to my chair,

              Just for my drink.

               

              Cheers

              Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                First of all, congrats on your $500 hit!

                As for me I usually stuff em in a book that I am reading. Sometimes I use them as bookmarks. I don't like leaving them in my wallet because of the dirty looks or the inquiring talk I get from people when I pull out my wallet and they see them. I know I can ignore them but it'd be too late, mood would be ruined. Mad

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                  Posted: January 26, 2013, 2:43 pm - IP Logged

                  PA. lottery has a tv ad wherein a woman shuffling through papers at her desk knocks over a cup of coffee,

                  it gets on every thing including her keyboard. she scrambles to get paper towels and trips over some cords,

                  which makes things fall off the desk.

                  When she gets to the paper towels, there's a scratcher on the table, she holds it up and as she scratches it,

                  it transforms the room in to neat and beautiful office.

                   

                  my office is almost as messy as hers, so I never put a beverage on the desk,

                  I have one of those plastic storage containers turned upside down next to my chair,

                  Just for my drink.

                   

                  Cheers

                  That's a good practice - never putting an open beverage on your desk.  I usually drink my tea at the computer, not my writing desk, and I'm always very careful, but it was a Sunday and I relaxed my rules a bit.  I was busy cleaning around my desk when - thwonK! - went the glass of tea.  I still have not finished rewriting those charts!

                  La Maga Della Spaziometria

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                    First of all, congrats on your $500 hit!

                    As for me I usually stuff em in a book that I am reading. Sometimes I use them as bookmarks. I don't like leaving them in my wallet because of the dirty looks or the inquiring talk I get from people when I pull out my wallet and they see them. I know I can ignore them but it'd be too late, mood would be ruined. Mad

                    Haha, that is funny - I, too, have been leery of others' looks over the lottery tickets.  Putting the tickets in a book is a good idea, if you don't forget WHICH book.  That's me - I'd have to train myself, WHICH BOOK, GG.

                    Hey, I have one of those books with an open center in it.  So it's not really a book - it's a make-believe book for hiding treasures.  I might have to put that thing to use...

                    La Maga Della Spaziometria

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                      Subject:  Unclaimed Lottery Tickets.  Lost or simply forgotten, wouldn't it just suck to lose out on a big winning due to carelessness?  This has been on my mind lately because...

                      A few weeks ago I accidentally knocked over a glass of tea on my desk, where I work on my number charts. I shrieked, knowing the amount of work I'd have creating those charts all over again... PLUS, there were lottery tickets in that soaked pile, and all I could think was, DAMMIT, GG, what if there had been a big winner in there?

                      There was not a big winner in there but it did get me to thinking how I need to come up with a better plan for the lottery tickets.  Like, getting in the habit of putting them in a safe place, like a special box, RIGHT AWAY, after coming home from the store.  That would be much better than my usual habit of tossing them on my desk or throwing them in my purse and forgetting about them until it was time to check.

                      On the Pick 5 games I make photocopies of my tickets.  But the actual tickets, themselves, have gotten lost on occasion due to the hectic pace of my daily life.  A couple weeks ago I had a $500 winner, and I had to search and search through my purse and scour my desk looking for that thing.  Ridiculous, huh!

                      So today I am making a pledge to create a safe place for my tickets.  I will simply put my tickets in one place, one place only, as the start of a good habit.  No more scattered piles!

                      Here's to good habits.  Cheers

                      Congratulations GG on your $500 win...Thumbs Up. Been missing you on the LP sweetie....

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                        WTG GGStarlings. May there be many more winners in your future!

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                          Hey, HoLeeKau,

                          I like your idea of spring metal clips.  I use those at work for various things, and I think I should employ them at home.  I really need to get organized.

                          Desk drawer is also a good idea.  I'd just have to make sure that no one else in the house uses that desk drawer or no telling what would happen to the tickets. 

                          Love yer kitty cat!

                          Love yer kitty cat!

                           

                          I't supposed to be a Chinese good luck kitty.  So good luck!

                          Here's one for Good Fortune too, just to cover all the bases.

                          good fortune cat smiley

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                            Congratulations GG on your $500 win...Thumbs Up. Been missing you on the LP sweetie....

                            Missed you too, Dallas, and thanks!

                            La Maga Della Spaziometria

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                              Posted: January 26, 2013, 10:28 pm - IP Logged

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                              WTG GGStarlings. May there be many more winners in your future!

                              Thanks~ and same to you!

                              La Maga Della Spaziometria