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Posted: August 9, 2013, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

Hello,

I am a writer with CNBC working on a story on state lotteries. I'm looking for frequent players who can tell me about the impact the lottery has had on their lives--positive or negative.

Thanks so much,


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    I play a lottery game at least twice a week and I spend two to three thousands dollars every year on lottery tickets which is less than some folks spend on beer and cigarettes.  Having won a $1500 prize earlier this year I'm only in the hole for $260 so far this year.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: August 9, 2013, 2:45 pm - IP Logged

      I play a lottery game at least twice a week and I spend two to three thousands dollars every year on lottery tickets which is less than some folks spend on beer and cigarettes.  Having won a $1500 prize earlier this year I'm only in the hole for $260 so far this year.

      At least I get to sit back and drink vodka and enjoy smoking a cigarette. All you get is a few pieces of paper with ink on them, and you're out 260 bucks to boot. Green laugh

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        At least I get to sit back and drink vodka and enjoy smoking a cigarette. All you get is a few pieces of paper with ink on them, and you're out 260 bucks to boot. Green laugh

        Well, RJOh will live longer with his habit.

         

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          Posted: August 9, 2013, 5:12 pm - IP Logged

          At least I get to sit back and drink vodka and enjoy smoking a cigarette. All you get is a few pieces of paper with ink on them, and you're out 260 bucks to boot. Green laugh

          And one day he might win a large jackpot. Also, a lot of us enjoy playing the lottery so we do get enjoyment out of it.

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            Posted: August 9, 2013, 5:26 pm - IP Logged

            Linkdin Profile shows he is a reporter and author

            http://www.linkedin.com/pub/zac-bissonnette/a/901/3a8


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              Posted: August 9, 2013, 6:07 pm - IP Logged

              Hello,

              I am a writer with CNBC working on a story on state lotteries. I'm looking for frequent players who can tell me about the impact the lottery has had on their lives--positive or negative.

              Thanks so much,


              Zac Bissonnette

              Here is the short story. 

              Lottery has very little positive impact on the lives of players unless they win.

              Those who win try to stay away from the seedy parts of L.I.C. and self destructive behaviour.

              The only positive impact I could envision for some players is the new knowledge of programming skills in Basic, Vba, or Java as they push themselves to become the next LotteryBraker.

              (The lottery has absolutely no positive impact for Jammy)Jester Laugh

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                Posted: August 9, 2013, 6:32 pm - IP Logged

                Hello,

                I am a writer with CNBC working on a story on state lotteries. I'm looking for frequent players who can tell me about the impact the lottery has had on their lives--positive or negative.

                Thanks so much,


                Zac Bissonnette

                Hello, Zac

                 

                I guess I'll start by saying welcome to LP.  I can't wait to read your story.  Having said that, with respect to your question the lottery has had a positive impact on my life.  Before playing the lottery I was a casino junkie, if you will and things never turned out well.  I can't even begin to recall the countless paychecks I have lost in those places.  One day after cleaning my room, I found a letter in which contain a 4 digit badge number from an agent at Red Cross from when I previously had been in a fire.  Just so happen, while I was out walking my dog I decided to play this number next thing you know, I am $400 bucks richer. The rest is history after I found this website.  Good Luck with your story.

                 

                Chrissy16

                     

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                  Posted: August 9, 2013, 6:36 pm - IP Logged

                  The lottery is worth a few minutes of entertainment a week, just like watching an interesting TV show. Playing my few dollars does not change my life but I like guessing to see what numbers come up. Casinos have never interested me.

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                    Posted: August 9, 2013, 7:52 pm - IP Logged

                    Welcome ZacBissonnette, so do you play the Lottery What?


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                      Posted: August 9, 2013, 8:35 pm - IP Logged

                      Welcome ZacBissonnette, so do you play the Lottery What?

                      Good question my friend, perhaps Zac could try spending $20-30 a week for the next 6 weeks a post how his experience goes each day, in order to gain insight into lottery play?

                      I wonder if his perspective would change at all if he won a jackpot of some kind?

                      After all, the vague nature of his post leaves us with no idea whatsoever what his writing intentions are. So when he says the story will be "a story on state lotteries" does it mean that he is friend? Or is he foe?

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                        Posted: August 9, 2013, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

                        Ronnie actually has a good point (dare I say it). It must be a red letter day.

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                          Posted: August 9, 2013, 8:47 pm - IP Logged

                          Ronnie actually has a good point (dare I say it). It must be a red letter day.

                          LOL Rest assured it wasn't because I was trying real hard. Even a broken clock is right twice a day. Green laugh

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                            Posted: August 9, 2013, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

                            Welcome ZacBissonnette, so do you play the Lottery What?

                            Inquiring minds want to knowWhat?

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                              Posted: August 9, 2013, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

                              Hello, Zac

                               

                              I guess I'll start by saying welcome to LP.  I can't wait to read your story.  Having said that, with respect to your question the lottery has had a positive impact on my life.  Before playing the lottery I was a casino junkie, if you will and things never turned out well.  I can't even begin to recall the countless paychecks I have lost in those places.  One day after cleaning my room, I found a letter in which contain a 4 digit badge number from an agent at Red Cross from when I previously had been in a fire.  Just so happen, while I was out walking my dog I decided to play this number next thing you know, I am $400 bucks richer. The rest is history after I found this website.  Good Luck with your story.

                               

                              Chrissy16

                              Interesting that you count your 1.1 years at LP as "history" chrissy16  Troll

                                 
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