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Being tempted to check my numbers regularly!

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Posted: April 11, 2015, 8:13 am - IP Logged

I check the numbers that are drawn daily; instead of letting them simmer for a week or so. How long do you wait before checking to see if numbers won?

I don't want to be tempted to check the lottery every day. I want to hold off on it, and be more patient..

 

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    Posted: April 11, 2015, 8:18 am - IP Logged

    I check the numbers that are drawn daily; instead of letting them simmer for a week or so. How long do you wait before checking to see if numbers won?

    I don't want to be tempted to check the lottery every day. I want to hold off on it, and be more patient..

     

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    I see no reason to wait to check my tickets. If I have any wins, I use them to help pay for my next tickets.

    CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

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      Posted: April 11, 2015, 8:31 am - IP Logged

      I check the numbers that are drawn daily; instead of letting them simmer for a week or so. How long do you wait before checking to see if numbers won?

      I don't want to be tempted to check the lottery every day. I want to hold off on it, and be more patient..

       

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      Not sure if I understand your question ... I would say ... Why wait? ... unless you feel checking lottery numbers everyday would lead to more lottery spending ... in a way it becoming an addiction?

      If you play only so much a week in tickets and money and you have it under control ... go for it, you actually might have finally hit a big winner and you can get your ticket processed ... but then there's no harm in checking your tickets once a week, just don't forget about them.

      Addictive are those "scratch off" players standing at a self serve terminal ... buying and scratching, buying and scratching ... some of them really don't want to step aside, I guess they are afraid I might also be buying the game they are playing and will get the winner.

      I don't buy scratch offs anymore but of course they don't know that ... also, when I did buy scratch offs years ago or maybe now and then, I would go out to my car to check them or take the tickets home ... it's funny watching them just putting money in the machine but maybe a few of them are winning more money that way.

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        Posted: April 11, 2015, 8:40 am - IP Logged

        I check the numbers that are drawn daily; instead of letting them simmer for a week or so. How long do you wait before checking to see if numbers won?

        I don't want to be tempted to check the lottery every day. I want to hold off on it, and be more patient..

         

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        I only check drawings when I play to see if I had any winners or just before I play to update my data files so I don't play any combinations that have already won.
        I mark the winners and put them in my play slip pouch, that way they are ready to be cashed in the next time I play.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: April 11, 2015, 2:35 pm - IP Logged

          No daily ticket checking for me : What's the hurry? Given the odds,  we know all too well that we probably have a losing hand. I want to read  " PB Winning ticket purchased @ ..."  which is EXACTLY where I get/got mine. 

          People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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            Posted: April 11, 2015, 3:18 pm - IP Logged

            Strangely, I find that the less I check my tickets (or mindful to doing so), the better the frequency and amount of my winnings.

            Have a feeling it may have something to do with Schrödinger's cat LOL

            If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
            If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

            2016: -48.28% (13 tickets) ||
            P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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              Posted: April 11, 2015, 3:26 pm - IP Logged

              The OP didn't specify whether she is talking about checking numbers on tickets she has purchased OR just pet numbers she has a hunch might win one day, like say when you think 8085 is due to be drawn.

              Not checking tickets is not a good idea. Not checking pet numbers is no big deal.

              That money's gone fo ever

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                Posted: April 11, 2015, 3:28 pm - IP Logged

                 I am here on the West Coast so I am checking USAMEGA.com  at 8P.M. every draw night. It is a habit now. I can understand that 11P.M. is late for folks on the East Coast .

                  "To each his/her own" William Shakespeare ?

                Good Luck !Banana

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                  Posted: April 11, 2015, 3:36 pm - IP Logged

                   I am here on the West Coast so I am checking USAMEGA.com  at 8P.M. every draw night. It is a habit now. I can understand that 11P.M. is late for folks on the East Coast .

                    "To each his/her own" William Shakespeare ?

                  Good Luck !Banana

                  Being on the East Coast, at 8:PM we still have two hours left to buy tickets.

                   * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                     
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                    Posted: April 11, 2015, 3:56 pm - IP Logged

                    I try to be patient, if I'm playing some numbers for x amount of days, then I'm checking daily.

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                      Posted: April 11, 2015, 4:34 pm - IP Logged

                      I check numbers too frequently thinking that they will win. In stead of being more casual about it.

                      Alot of time's they have not won..

                      So I want to take a different approach to it- and not check them daily.

                       

                      And give myself some space, with the lottery number's...

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                        Posted: April 11, 2015, 5:35 pm - IP Logged

                        I check numbers too frequently thinking that they will win. In stead of being more casual about it.

                        Alot of time's they have not won..

                        So I want to take a different approach to it- and not check them daily.

                         

                        And give myself some space, with the lottery number's...

                        If they losing numbers, they not going to change to winning ones if " you more casual about it or decide to take a different approach" Elizabeth.

                        People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                          Posted: April 11, 2015, 6:09 pm - IP Logged

                          I don't like to be depressed to see that I'm not a winner so I usually wait a few days to check mine (while imagining that I COULD be a millionaire without knowing it yet).

                          You gotta be in it to win it.

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                            Posted: April 11, 2015, 8:17 pm - IP Logged

                            I check the numbers that are drawn daily; instead of letting them simmer for a week or so. How long do you wait before checking to see if numbers won?

                            I don't want to be tempted to check the lottery every day. I want to hold off on it, and be more patient..

                             

                            Party

                            If anyone needs a reason to check their tickets, just read this article. Because you said "drawn daily", it's not the same as forgetting about a ticket possible worth millions, but I wouldn't want to find tickets worth a few hundred in my drawer a month after they expired.

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                              Posted: April 12, 2015, 7:31 am - IP Logged

                              If anyone needs a reason to check their tickets, just read this article. Because you said "drawn daily", it's not the same as forgetting about a ticket possible worth millions, but I wouldn't want to find tickets worth a few hundred in my drawer a month after they expired.

                              In addition to not wanting to find a winning ticket after it expired, I wouldn't want to misplace a ticket and not be able to find it at a later date. So I check them whenever I've bought them.

                              Checking my tickets is part of my daily routine.  (That's IF I bought a ticket the day before)  There are days when I don't buy tickets simply because I was busy with other things, or like yesterday when was out of my home state of New York.  I was over in Connecticut yesterday, but I didn't buy tickets over there because I don't track and keep data on any of their online games. Raffle tickets are a different story.  I do buy them if there's a raffle going on in either CT or Pennsylvania.  Those I have to hold on to until the date of the drawing which could be a few months in the future.  Believe me when I tell ya, I sure DONT misplace those! I know exactly where they are!

                              About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!