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Posted: November 22, 2015, 4:31 pm - IP Logged

No one is trying to bully you Shyguitar but your posts are often heart wrenching and people feel an obligation to give you common sense advice. Only last week you were seeking validation to buy 15 Megamillions tickets. You are the only member who references an unhappy life time and time again and people are asking you to be honest with yourself. I have not seen posts from any other member that causes me personal concern for them. Step back and reflect a bit.

You are correct that I did ask about buying 15 megamillion tickets about 3 weeks ago. I never did go through with it. Will admit I do tend to be somewhat sensitive when it comes to comments.  Really am trying to be more positive in my life and stepping back from my addiction to the lottery really has made a difference in my life. Maybe I hadn't realized that many of my posts in the past were worrisome to others based on what may have sounded like a desperation to win the lottery. Being in a much better place has made me look at my life differently and putting my hopes on a lottery win was never realistic.

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    You are correct that I did ask about buying 15 megamillion tickets about 3 weeks ago. I never did go through with it. Will admit I do tend to be somewhat sensitive when it comes to comments.  Really am trying to be more positive in my life and stepping back from my addiction to the lottery really has made a difference in my life. Maybe I hadn't realized that many of my posts in the past were worrisome to others based on what may have sounded like a desperation to win the lottery. Being in a much better place has made me look at my life differently and putting my hopes on a lottery win was never realistic.

    Ok. Please go back and look at your posts over this year. You were seeking approval to buy a large amount of tickets in another game. You also asked if people who spend more money on scratchers, win more. You are looking for someone to say sure...buy more and you will win more....and you should know by now this is not true...so there is only one reason you asked that question. Your problem is not under control.

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      Did you not fully read my post? I have been on a budget lottery wise for quite awhile now. I have never smoked and only have had two alcoholic drinks my entire life. I have only been to a casino twice in my life. Sometimes I feel like I am just being bullied by people on this site. I try to post more positive things but for some reason people think I still have a gambling problem. I fully admitted my addiction to the lottery over a span of three years but have been on a budget for quite sometime now. This is a lottery site and people here play the lottery. I have always payed my bills before spending money on the lottery.

      BSBSBSBSBSThis whole feel-sorry-for-me thread is sounding more and more like bull puppy Pure B.S. and let me tell you why. #1. The world famous two alcoholic drinks all your life. #2. You have been to the casino only twice in your life. #3. You forgot to mention that you have only been to the bathroom only twice in your life, you catch the twice drift?. #4. What's an alcoholic doing hanging out at a bar and asking the patrons about not drinking while trying to drink?. #5. What's a PERVERT doing hanging out at children's playground while asking the children how to stop being a pervert?. #6. What's a porn-addict doing on a porn site asking people how to stop watching porn while at the same time typing one-handed?. You know how to tell stories that tug at peoples' heart-strings. It is becoming very clear that this is just that, one of those stories. There are agencies that can help you work through these perversions and some of them are even free as you already know. Hopefully the next time we hear from you, the alcoholic doesn't go to the bar anymore, the pervert doesn't hang out at childrens' playground and the porn addict has learned how to type two-handed. I'm somebody who likes to help people but one thing I can't stand is tugging at peoples' heart-strings with pure B.S. Hopefully, you won't tell us that you have only played the lottery twice. SIGH. That's why I call bull puppy. Total B.S.

      Seek and ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1

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        Posted: November 23, 2015, 12:14 am - IP Logged

        I am well aware of the odds of PB when the matrix changed. I have always said that winning the jackpot on PB or MM is impossible thereby I would be very happy winning a second or 3rd place prize with PB or MM. Let's face it this is a lottery site and I am not the only one playing PB and MM. It was only for 3 years that I had a lottery addiction and have been back on track budget wise for quite sometime. I went my entire life with the exception of those 3 years never having played the lottery and was very grateful I never threw out money for all the years I never played. Since I do not play PB often and rarely play MM then spending the extra dollar to increase my prize should I ever win a prize is totally worth it to me.

        "I have always said that winning the jackpot on PB or MM is impossible thereby I would be very happy winning a second or 3rd place prize with PB or MM."

        If you really do know the odds, than you know the odds against matching 5 + 0 are over 18 million to 1 for a $1 MM ticket and over $11 million to 1 for a $2 PB ticket. And again not exactly a realistic chance of winning. The odds against winning the more realistic MM 3rd prize is 1:739,688 to win $5000 and while the PB 3rd prize is $50,000, the odds against are 1:913,129.

        If you'll be happy winning $5000 wagering a $1 on MM getting 739,688 to 1, you'll be ecstatic getting 10,000 to 1 odds matching a pick-4 number and winning the same prize.

        "Let's face it this is a lottery site and I am not the only one playing PB and MM."

        The difference is the others are not saying they spent $3 on a burger, fries, and a drink instead of playing PB. I wonder how many had the same type of meal yesterday and still bought PB tickets?

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          "I have always said that winning the jackpot on PB or MM is impossible thereby I would be very happy winning a second or 3rd place prize with PB or MM."

          If you really do know the odds, than you know the odds against matching 5 + 0 are over 18 million to 1 for a $1 MM ticket and over $11 million to 1 for a $2 PB ticket. And again not exactly a realistic chance of winning. The odds against winning the more realistic MM 3rd prize is 1:739,688 to win $5000 and while the PB 3rd prize is $50,000, the odds against are 1:913,129.

          If you'll be happy winning $5000 wagering a $1 on MM getting 739,688 to 1, you'll be ecstatic getting 10,000 to 1 odds matching a pick-4 number and winning the same prize.

          "Let's face it this is a lottery site and I am not the only one playing PB and MM."

          The difference is the others are not saying they spent $3 on a burger, fries, and a drink instead of playing PB. I wonder how many had the same type of meal yesterday and still bought PB tickets?

          There's a reason only adults can play lotteries, lottery games are not for whinners.  You buy your tickets and what ever happens you move on.  Most people who play lose.  Anyone who think they shouldn't lose and want a pity party when they do shouldn't play.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            You are correct that I did ask about buying 15 megamillion tickets about 3 weeks ago. I never did go through with it. Will admit I do tend to be somewhat sensitive when it comes to comments.  Really am trying to be more positive in my life and stepping back from my addiction to the lottery really has made a difference in my life. Maybe I hadn't realized that many of my posts in the past were worrisome to others based on what may have sounded like a desperation to win the lottery. Being in a much better place has made me look at my life differently and putting my hopes on a lottery win was never realistic.

            Shyguitar, I have to agree with Artist77. I am worried for you. Others on here have said they are cutting down on their ticket purchases but I never felt the same financial concern for them as I do for you. I almost feel like it's the equivalent of an alcoholic going on a site for bartenders. Wanting or needing to cut down on your lottery playing while visiting a site which is about lottery news and what to do when you win and discussion about winners and ways to better your chances of winning doesn't seem like a good move to make. 

            If spending money on the lottery causes you emotional and financial distress, you have got to stop. I can't say that I have ever bought a fast food meal and felt happy that I bought it instead of tickets. I've bought tickets and said "eh, I don't need to get dessert today", but I think that's a bit different. People who don't have a problem with gambling don't make the choice of whether to get lunch or buy tickets. That shouldn't be part of the process. If it's between buying one frivolous thing you don't need (but can afford) over buying another frivolous thing you don't need (but can afford), THEN you're in an okay place to buy tickets. 

            I don't agree with people ganging up on you or any of the name calling, but frankly, I'd be worried for you even if you do win. Issues with impulse control or poor spending decisions carry over to those who win and they are the ones who always end up in trouble and/or broke afterwards. Give yourself a test. No matter what is going on, don't buy a single ticket for a month or two. If you go without buying a single ticket for two months, reward yourself with a some tickets. If you can't go to two months without buying a ticket, you're not ready to handle winning so you shouldn't be playing.

            I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

            The odds are about the same.

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              Shyguitar, I do not need to read your past posts. I contribute to your positive efforts that were posted in this thread. 

              Slow and steady . You deserve support not criticism. Enjoy your life .

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                Shyguitar, I do not need to read your past posts. I contribute to your positive efforts that were posted in this thread. 

                Slow and steady . You deserve support not criticism. Enjoy your life .

                There is a difference between being an enabler vs supportive.

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                  Life is short, spend all your money as fast as you can.

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                    Life is short, spend all your money as fast as you can.

                    I think that seems like a great philosophy right up to the point when you turn 65 and realize you're going to have to work through your retirement.

                    I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

                    The odds are about the same.

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                      There is a difference between being an enabler vs supportive.

                      yes correct. So show support.

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                        yes correct. So show support.

                        Lol lol Actually the other members were correct in acting as facilitators....suggesting solutions to her problem and helping her move forward. That is support vs.  blind status quo enabling support. The best teachers and coaches set high expectations and demand more.

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                          There's a reason only adults can play lotteries, lottery games are not for whinners.  You buy your tickets and what ever happens you move on.  Most people who play lose.  Anyone who think they shouldn't lose and want a pity party when they do shouldn't play.

                          I personally saw people wager over $100 every day and they never whined when they lost and probably because they knew losing is inevitable. The difference here is some of these people actually expect to win and can't believe it when they lose. Some here are so sure they will win a huge jackpot, they actually pick how much they expect to win.

                          When people started making excuses for why they don't want to win $1 billion jackpot, I thought it was very funny, but it really shows how lottery illiterate some people really are.

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                            About 3 years ago I hit a pick 3 number straight for 100 dollars where I played at the time the payout was 750 since that time next closest to that was 12,000 most recently I have come up swinging empty now It should be known 33,500 is put aside for kids money that I can't touch .I have spent rest of time chasing that one pick 3 number that will put me back in the game I think you can want SOMTHING to bad sometimes loa law of averages cant be cheated it is a fact that if you are a door to door salesman and you approach 10 ppl about buying whatever crap you might be peddling at 1 out of ten will buy it even if you are selling a box of rocks from your garden what is not understood by ppl is that you might get the door slammed in your face 90times before 10ppl in a row say yes.I use that analogy only to say you will loose ifyou play like I play u will loose big however when that loa kicks in again ie:probability of hitting in pick 3 I will be there because the worst feeling in the world is to catch a number and only have a couple bucks on it when you have had much more at other times.I know what it is too be broke and I know what it is to have a little change in my pocket I like the change more keep playing your loa will kick in.Just do SOMTHING positive with money when it does

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                              About 3 years ago I hit a pick 3 number straight for 100 dollars where I played at the time the payout was 750 since that time next closest to that was 12,000 most recently I have come up swinging empty now It should be known 33,500 is put aside for kids money that I can't touch .I have spent rest of time chasing that one pick 3 number that will put me back in the game I think you can want SOMTHING to bad sometimes loa law of averages cant be cheated it is a fact that if you are a door to door salesman and you approach 10 ppl about buying whatever crap you might be peddling at 1 out of ten will buy it even if you are selling a box of rocks from your garden what is not understood by ppl is that you might get the door slammed in your face 90times before 10ppl in a row say yes.I use that analogy only to say you will loose ifyou play like I play u will loose big however when that loa kicks in again ie:probability of hitting in pick 3 I will be there because the worst feeling in the world is to catch a number and only have a couple bucks on it when you have had much more at other times.I know what it is too be broke and I know what it is to have a little change in my pocket I like the change more keep playing your loa will kick in.Just do SOMTHING positive with money when it does

                              In almost every state pick-3 game a $100 wager wins $50,000 and probably pays at least $30,000 in a pari-mutual state. It looks like you got short changed.