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Posted: October 30, 2013, 1:37 pm - IP Logged

Just looking to see if anyone can give some good motivational quotes for me to continue purchasing.   I myself have won through local SC draws, $500, $1000, and still looking for my $1m. 

 

$1m is my goal and i wonder how long many of you have been buying and your frequency.   Do you do Powerball, MB, or neither and how much is too much for a weekly budget?   I just don't want my dreams to wither away in the wind...and are dreams of a paid off house and car too much to dream/wish for?   Thanks all.


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    Just looking to see if anyone can give some good motivational quotes for me to continue purchasing.   I myself have won through local SC draws, $500, $1000, and still looking for my $1m. 

     

    $1m is my goal and i wonder how long many of you have been buying and your frequency.   Do you do Powerball, MB, or neither and how much is too much for a weekly budget?   I just don't want my dreams to wither away in the wind...and are dreams of a paid off house and car too much to dream/wish for?   Thanks all.

    If you play in S.C. you got two big hitters that I know of....one won 265 million and the other was recent he won that 400 million dollar jackpot....those two alone are enough to keep hope alive...Im here in N.C. and we havent had a jcakpot winner in a couple years or more...I keep saying I want to be the next NC PB or MM jackpot winner....fingers and toes crossed LOL

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      I play the Powerball, Mega Millions and the Texas Lottery, but not all the time.  I'm one of those people who prefer to play when the JP is "up there", particularly on the Texas Lottery.

      I know a guy who enjoys poking fun at people who play the lottery, saying that the odds of winning are about the same whether you play or not, but I pointed out to him that was wrong, that even though the odds of winning the lottery might be one in several hundred million, you have exactly zero chance of winning if you don't play.  That serves as my inspiration:  "You can't win if you don't play."  Somebody will eventually win and it *might* be me!


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        Just looking to see if anyone can give some good motivational quotes for me to continue purchasing.   I myself have won through local SC draws, $500, $1000, and still looking for my $1m. 

         

        $1m is my goal and i wonder how long many of you have been buying and your frequency.   Do you do Powerball, MB, or neither and how much is too much for a weekly budget?   I just don't want my dreams to wither away in the wind...and are dreams of a paid off house and car too much to dream/wish for?   Thanks all.

        I like to play one line a draw because that's all you need. To help me avoid buying more than one line a draw, I usually buy advanced play tickets. Sometimes I feel lucky and buy more than 5 lines and I usually feel crappier when I see that I won nothing.   weekly budget? I have been trying to shrink it to under $10 but it's kinda tough.

        That money's gone fo ever

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          Posted: October 30, 2013, 6:45 pm - IP Logged

          I like to play one line a draw because that's all you need. To help me avoid buying more than one line a draw, I usually buy advanced play tickets. Sometimes I feel lucky and buy more than 5 lines and I usually feel crappier when I see that I won nothing.   weekly budget? I have been trying to shrink it to under $10 but it's kinda tough.

          Yea, that "crappier" feeling you mention is called lotto hangover !

          stick to budget and avoid it, just like sticking to your limit when drinking.

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

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            Yea, that "crappier" feeling you mention is called lotto hangover !

            stick to budget and avoid it, just like sticking to your limit when drinking.

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              I play the Powerball, Mega Millions and the Texas Lottery, but not all the time.  I'm one of those people who prefer to play when the JP is "up there", particularly on the Texas Lottery.

              I know a guy who enjoys poking fun at people who play the lottery, saying that the odds of winning are about the same whether you play or not, but I pointed out to him that was wrong, that even though the odds of winning the lottery might be one in several hundred million, you have exactly zero chance of winning if you don't play.  That serves as my inspiration:  "You can't win if you don't play."  Somebody will eventually win and it *might* be me!

              Yes ! your inspiration in quotes is, word for word the way I explain it.

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

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                Posted: October 31, 2013, 12:33 am - IP Logged

                Some one always wins the jackpot no matter how long it takes to grow so it might as well be one of us here at lottery post.  especially me first I will gladly take the first jackpot that lands on my winning ticket.-weshar75

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                  There's a guy close to me who was living on a fixed income. He could'nt afford to fill his home oil tank so he would go to a gas station and get enough to keep his heat going. That's where he bought his 12mill dollar winning NYL ticket. I know his old neighbor and his luck always gives me some hope.

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                    Some one always wins the jackpot no matter how long it takes to grow so it might as well be one of us here at lottery post.  especially me first I will gladly take the first jackpot that lands on my winning ticket.-weshar75

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                      I play the Powerball, Mega Millions and the Texas Lottery, but not all the time.  I'm one of those people who prefer to play when the JP is "up there", particularly on the Texas Lottery.

                      I know a guy who enjoys poking fun at people who play the lottery, saying that the odds of winning are about the same whether you play or not, but I pointed out to him that was wrong, that even though the odds of winning the lottery might be one in several hundred million, you have exactly zero chance of winning if you don't play.  That serves as my inspiration:  "You can't win if you don't play."  Somebody will eventually win and it *might* be me!

                      Why do you discuss your lottery playing with people like that?  I know of people who spend more on cigarettes and beer than I spend on lottery tickets but I figure it's their money and their business.  Same way with my lottery playing, it's my money and my business.

                       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         
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                        Why do you discuss your lottery playing with people like that?  I know of people who spend more on cigarettes and beer than I spend on lottery tickets but I figure it's their money and their business.  Same way with my lottery playing, it's my money and my business.

                        I didn't "discuss" it w/ him;  we had been doing some work on his small cow/calf operation one Sat. and after we were done we stopped at the store on the way home for a soda pop and I got a ticket f/ that night's drawing and that's when he made the comment.   What's it to you, anyway?  My business, after all.

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                          ...and are dreams of a paid off house and car too much to dream/wish for?   Thanks all.

                           

                           

                          Not too much to wish for at all...just don't quit your day job  lol.  ......if its in the cards,then fate will eventually call your name

                          "No matter how bad things may get, I'd like to thank my middle finger

                          for always sticking up for me.."

                           


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                            Just looking to see if anyone can give some good motivational quotes for me to continue purchasing.   I myself have won through local SC draws, $500, $1000, and still looking for my $1m. 

                             

                            $1m is my goal and i wonder how long many of you have been buying and your frequency.   Do you do Powerball, MB, or neither and how much is too much for a weekly budget?   I just don't want my dreams to wither away in the wind...and are dreams of a paid off house and car too much to dream/wish for?   Thanks all.

                            Try this one on for size from George Bernard Shaw. .

                            " Those people who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it"
                            Enough Said.

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                              Well i won $24 dollars last night on Powerball.   I am going to reinvest that into Megaball for tomorrow.   Thanks for the motavitaional push everyone.