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What keeps you motivated to play on despite your loses outpacing your gains?

Topic closed. 53 replies. Last post 4 years ago by RedStang.

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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
United States
Member #9
March 24, 2001
20041 Posts
Posted: June 26, 2013, 3:44 pm - IP Logged

When I bought my first lottery ticket I dream of winning but accepted the facts that odds were it wasn't happening, but after matching 5 of 6 a couple of times I'm starting to think "why not?".

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
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    Egg Harbor twp.south Jersey shore
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    Member #112968
    June 29, 2011
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    Posted: June 26, 2013, 4:09 pm - IP Logged

    It's simple, I hate my job, and I want my time to be mine.

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

      Artist77's avatar - batman14

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      January 16, 2012
      5249 Posts
      Posted: June 26, 2013, 5:03 pm - IP Logged

      It's simple, I hate my job, and I want my time to be mine.

      lol I definitely want to be in 100% control of my time. Ohhhh the books I would write and the new art works I would create!!!

      I also want to win so I can pay to meet Grumpy Cat someday! ;)

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        Boston, MA
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        Member #134899
        November 9, 2012
        93 Posts
        Posted: June 26, 2013, 7:36 pm - IP Logged

        lol I definitely want to be in 100% control of my time. Ohhhh the books I would write and the new art works I would create!!!

        I also want to win so I can pay to meet Grumpy Cat someday! ;)

        My only hope to make up for the money  I lost (six figures) on a fraud couple of years ago..I wouldn't have been playing regularly if it wasn't that..Anyways..I believe in karma..I never hurt anyone, only helped wherever I can..Good luck guys!

          happygirl665's avatar - hi
          Spotsylvania, Virginia
          United States
          Member #113688
          July 14, 2011
          24378 Posts
          Posted: June 26, 2013, 7:49 pm - IP Logged

          It's just plain ole fun and the excitement of winning is motivating enough. Banana

          Who say's I'm broke? Are you kidding me, I am just waiting on my millions!Dance

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            February 14, 2006
            7483 Posts
            Posted: June 27, 2013, 10:33 am - IP Logged

            For me its that old adage" When that moment comes- will you be ready? "
            Getting light-headed, shortness of breath, weakness in the knees- seeing your winning numbers. ..l say" bring it on".
            Experience the thrill. ..

            I guess it depends on how we view "spent money" because in reality, our next bet is simply one bet. When someone buys their first pack of cigarettes, they probably don't think it will turn into a pack-a-day habit that might cost them $15,000 over the next 10 years in some places. And I doubt any first time lottery player visions that it may turn into a $4 a day habit either. Anyone can review their spending habits on anything over the past 10 years and conclude it wasn't money well spent.

            "Experience the thrill. .."

            Hopefully some time during the past 10 years, players experienced a small thrill even if was winning $200 just before Christmas or a vacation. The "thrill of winning" has an entirely different meaning to someone like the Wisconsin clerk that needed to win to avoid getting caught stealing and going to jail. But for us average lottery players the money spent was hoping to experience the thrill of a life changing jackpot. When you think about it, it's really not all that expensive when compared to other thing stuff we could spend our money on.

              Lucky Loser's avatar - bucks
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              January 30, 2010
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              Posted: June 27, 2013, 12:07 pm - IP Logged

              It always feels good knowing that someone else is paying some bills, buying the grub, or footing the tab for a night out on the town from time to time. The losses and gains part is questionable, though, in my opinion.



              Small games, frequent wins, and regular payouts 'cause.....

              There are seven days in the week...'Someday' isn't one of them.


                Nikkicute's avatar - nnjx1k
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                February 17, 2012
                3244 Posts
                Posted: June 28, 2013, 12:53 am - IP Logged

                Like probably most everyone else here, it's the thought that I still have the chance to win something big and I don't want to give up now. Besides, playing the lottery is also my hobby and i get enjoyment out of playing even when I lose.

                I Agree!


                Sort of the same reason some people follow a losing baseball or whatever favorite sports team

                knowing full well the team sucks but your a loyal fan, you keep going to the game, just hoping

                for a win every now and again, may not make it to the championships but the small wins along

                the way keeps you going.

                  New Member
                  Medford. New jersey
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                  Member #127925
                  May 12, 2012
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                  Posted: June 28, 2013, 6:24 pm - IP Logged

                  Hey the deal is hope ! Anyone can win more money than u will ever earn working. It's cheap to play and the thought of winninis makes it worth while... I won 412 grand on a nj cash 5 so I'm pretty much hooked for life... It happand to me so it can happen to anyone, just need a buck!

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                    Nova Scotia
                    Member #9934
                    December 27, 2004
                    895 Posts
                    Posted: June 28, 2013, 6:57 pm - IP Logged

                    I bought 2 lotto max ticket's for tonight. I think to myself, did I waste my money again buying, or will they prove fruitful..


                    I hope I win big on this lottery or another one, so I don't have to fret about job's and can relax more..

                      Romancandle's avatar - moon
                      United States
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                      December 8, 2012
                      431 Posts
                      Posted: June 28, 2013, 8:35 pm - IP Logged

                      As others have said... hope

                      And... day dreams that one day I might have the luxury to not have to work for "the man"...


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                        May 30, 2004
                        5201 Posts
                        Posted: July 1, 2013, 9:19 pm - IP Logged

                        Mindy and Gloria keeps Psyko motivated to play Powerball>>>$$$


                        Psyko would never jump in front of anyone, but saturday I was on mission

                        to buy my powerball ticket's at a less crowded shop and run establishment.

                        The man in line ahead of Psyko had a big roll of cash $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

                        Psyko ask, are you getting a MO?

                        Man said, yes!

                        Psyko ask, can I go ahead of you to buy lottery ticket, it won't take a minute!!!!!!

                        Man said, no!!!!!!

                        ( five + minutes later, man walks away talking on D cell )

                        Clerk ask, watcha U want Psyko?

                        Psyko ask, Gloria, why do gull's have all D "LUCK"???????

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                          Member #116268
                          September 7, 2011
                          20244 Posts
                          Posted: July 1, 2013, 9:46 pm - IP Logged

                          D people who buy D MO are dishonest and afraid 2 show D money in D checking balance.

                          Never trust D MO buyer, and never ask 4 favors, they will cheat you 4 U are place in line.

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                            United States
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                            April 14, 2006
                            2747 Posts
                            Posted: July 1, 2013, 10:51 pm - IP Logged

                            Okay I'm lost. Whats a MO? lol

                            That money's gone fo ever

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                              Winning is great.
                              bel air maryland
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                              Posted: July 1, 2013, 10:55 pm - IP Logged

                              It's a money order.  Hiding Behind Computer

                              "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

                              The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

                              Don't just think outside the box, crush it.