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Do family members or friends think you should stop playing the lottery?

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Posted: March 27, 2013, 4:10 pm - IP Logged

Hi everyone,

Just wondering if other people like myself have their family members or friends continue to tell you to stop playing the lottery. My daughter really thinks I'm obsessed with the lottery. Last weekend I wanted to buy one scratch ticket because we were in another town and she wouldn't let up, so I didn't buy one. I'm not buying lottery tickets daily but will fully admit that I buy PB, MM and occasionally Mass Cash tickets. I also buy scratch tickets but have cut down on my spending. My feeling has always been as long as my bills are paid and I have money for essentials then it should be my business if I want to play. I've mentioned many times that I started playing regularly almost 3 years ago but never let it get to the point of spending what I don't have on the lottery. I understand the meaning behind people like my daughter telling me not to play (she thinks I will never win and it's a total waste of money). Now I tell my daughter that if I win someday does that mean you do not want to benefit from the win, lol?

You can spend $1 or $2 per year on the lottery.

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    Posted: March 27, 2013, 4:13 pm - IP Logged

    You can spend $1 or $2 per year on the lottery.

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      Posted: March 27, 2013, 4:25 pm - IP Logged

      I Agree!   I like your new avatar!

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        Posted: March 27, 2013, 5:09 pm - IP Logged

        No family, but i wish my friends would stop asking me for money Crying

        Then they are probably not your true friends.

        J'aime La France.

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          Posted: March 27, 2013, 5:17 pm - IP Logged

          Hi everyone,

          Just wondering if other people like myself have their family members or friends continue to tell you to stop playing the lottery. My daughter really thinks I'm obsessed with the lottery. Last weekend I wanted to buy one scratch ticket because we were in another town and she wouldn't let up, so I didn't buy one. I'm not buying lottery tickets daily but will fully admit that I buy PB, MM and occasionally Mass Cash tickets. I also buy scratch tickets but have cut down on my spending. My feeling has always been as long as my bills are paid and I have money for essentials then it should be my business if I want to play. I've mentioned many times that I started playing regularly almost 3 years ago but never let it get to the point of spending what I don't have on the lottery. I understand the meaning behind people like my daughter telling me not to play (she thinks I will never win and it's a total waste of money). Now I tell my daughter that if I win someday does that mean you do not want to benefit from the win, lol?

          There is an old adage or saying that  if you want a specific answer to a question, frame the question in a way to get the response you want (which is what you did here).  Again, based on your past posts, the issue is not whether you can afford to play but why you continue when you say it creates feelings of sadness, dejection, etc.  THIS IS WHAT YOUR FAMILY IS CONCERNED ABOUT, so let's be honest. I really wish you would talk to a skilled professional. Something is not right here and I hope you get some assistance. I am not going to pat you on the head and mislead you and say you will win someday because that is not adding any value or giving you an honest and helpful response.

          J'aime La France.


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            Posted: March 27, 2013, 6:30 pm - IP Logged

            I Agree!   I like your new avatar!

            Thanks for the compliment, it was time for a change. See Ya!

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              Posted: March 27, 2013, 7:13 pm - IP Logged

              I feel kind of guilty for playing like I'm doing something bad or wrong.

              Also I found out some bad news today financial.

              My insurance has denied covering my iron treatments I had back in November.

              So I have a doctor bill to pay of $698.00 ouch and any more treatments I have to take will be $400 upfront. I automatically thought it was punishment because I've been playing the lottery.

              On the other hand I'd rather win a little cash playing to help out with that bill and any further treatments.

              Let's face it money stress is no fun either way.

              It seems like everyone deals with it on some level here and there.

              My real feeling is if you can supplement your income or lack of with things like the lottery why not?

              It's just that guilt based Christian upbringing that makes me feel I'm doing something wrong.

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                Posted: March 27, 2013, 8:34 pm - IP Logged

                I have had negative people try to talk me out of buying tickets, I figure they are so miserable with their own lives, they want everybody else to be the same way..

                 

                I was raised Catholic, and I don't care what anybody say's, if I feel inclined to buy a ticket, then darn it, you bet I'll buy one..

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                  There is an old adage or saying that  if you want a specific answer to a question, frame the question in a way to get the response you want (which is what you did here).  Again, based on your past posts, the issue is not whether you can afford to play but why you continue when you say it creates feelings of sadness, dejection, etc.  THIS IS WHAT YOUR FAMILY IS CONCERNED ABOUT, so let's be honest. I really wish you would talk to a skilled professional. Something is not right here and I hope you get some assistance. I am not going to pat you on the head and mislead you and say you will win someday because that is not adding any value or giving you an honest and helpful response.

                  Hi Artist77,

                  I thank you for your concern.  The sadness and dejection you speak of by playing can be a common feeling when one doesn't win.  In terms of my speaking to a skilled professional I have tried therapy in the past for my depression/anxiety but never was able to make progress. Does playing the lottery make my depression worse, it's really hard to say. In some ways it's the one thing I seem to look forward to when I pick up a scratch ticket or play a draw game. I'm not expecting you to say that I will win someday. I'm fully aware that the odds are stacked against a big win (also I'm prone to bad luck in life as I stated in a previous post). When work and my personal life are getting me down, it brightens my day to have my little day dreams of what it would feel like to win something big. I've always been a realist so know that it really is nothing more than a pipe dream (but such a nice dream).

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                    Posted: March 28, 2013, 2:14 pm - IP Logged

                    But, I also look forward to lottery days.. If I can afford to buy a ticket, then i will.. I also enjoy saving my money; and as I said before don't let the negative people out there  discourage your dream of winning the lottery..

                    You know the saying, you can't win, if you don't buy a ticket..

                    But budget what you can afford to spend for the lottery and I wish you the best!Party

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                      Posted: March 28, 2013, 5:43 pm - IP Logged

                      Hi everyone,

                      Just wondering if other people like myself have their family members or friends continue to tell you to stop playing the lottery. My daughter really thinks I'm obsessed with the lottery. Last weekend I wanted to buy one scratch ticket because we were in another town and she wouldn't let up, so I didn't buy one. I'm not buying lottery tickets daily but will fully admit that I buy PB, MM and occasionally Mass Cash tickets. I also buy scratch tickets but have cut down on my spending. My feeling has always been as long as my bills are paid and I have money for essentials then it should be my business if I want to play. I've mentioned many times that I started playing regularly almost 3 years ago but never let it get to the point of spending what I don't have on the lottery. I understand the meaning behind people like my daughter telling me not to play (she thinks I will never win and it's a total waste of money). Now I tell my daughter that if I win someday does that mean you do not want to benefit from the win, lol?

                      I have always taken the advice of my grandma who said, "Stay away from the bottle as its a sure loser; in gambling you at least has a chance to win". 

                      I also have family who once in a while talks me away from gambling further. I tend to appreciate their concern.

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                        Posted: March 28, 2013, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

                        my husband thinks I should stop playing the lottery because I haven't won anything much so far.Disapprove

                        Make that $$$


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                          Posted: March 28, 2013, 6:05 pm - IP Logged

                          my husband thinks I should stop playing the lottery because I haven't won anything much so far.Disapprove

                          How much money per week are you playing, that he can't wait a little longer for your ship to come in.  What?

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                            Posted: March 28, 2013, 6:23 pm - IP Logged

                            Hi Artist77,

                            I thank you for your concern.  The sadness and dejection you speak of by playing can be a common feeling when one doesn't win.  In terms of my speaking to a skilled professional I have tried therapy in the past for my depression/anxiety but never was able to make progress. Does playing the lottery make my depression worse, it's really hard to say. In some ways it's the one thing I seem to look forward to when I pick up a scratch ticket or play a draw game. I'm not expecting you to say that I will win someday. I'm fully aware that the odds are stacked against a big win (also I'm prone to bad luck in life as I stated in a previous post). When work and my personal life are getting me down, it brightens my day to have my little day dreams of what it would feel like to win something big. I've always been a realist so know that it really is nothing more than a pipe dream (but such a nice dream).

                            Well I see I am hitting my head against a brick wall here.  Sadness and dejection over not winning the lottery is NOT A COMMON FEELING when one does not win. Good luck to you.  I think you have some serious issues but some people cannot be helped. I am done here.

                            J'aime La France.

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                              Posted: March 28, 2013, 6:28 pm - IP Logged

                              see there mcginnin56 you can get it all here Love + Lottery+ the therapy you need Crazy

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