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Posted: November 29, 2015, 3:14 am - IP Logged

"You deserve support not criticism."

Most of what I'm seeing is just simple honesty.

I may have seen posts from shyguitar in the past that didn't make me think (s)he has a problem, but I don't remember any. What I clearly remember is seeing a lot of posts going back perhaps a year or more that make me think they're from somebody who feels desperate about their financial situation and hopes, or maybe even believes, that playing the lottery offers a solution. It doesn't. As near as I can tell, what's needed is therapy. I think it's also important to get away from LP. For most of us thinking about winning the lottery is just a pleasant fantasy, but for some it's just playing to the addiction. Even continuing to ask for advice on LP  about how to cut back is a bad idea. It's like going to a bar to ask drinkers for tips on drinking less alcohol. Even if the advice is good you're putting yourself in a toxic environment to get it.

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    When my original post was made was trying to be positive and just give my thoughts on the lottery. I have fully admitted many times that I was addicted to the lottery for 3 years but no longer have that problem. Have changed my thinking and realized the desperation I felt for those 3 years was not healthy and needed to change my mindset. No longer have that mindset and even when I was addicted to the lottery for that time period always made sure my bills were paid first. Have always been a fiscally conservative person before my lottery addiction and during that time I never spent money I didn't have. When I said I don't drink nor smoke nor go to casinos (with the exception of two drinks in my lifetime and 2 times at a casino but only spent 20 dollars playing) people were not believing me. It's the truth. Understand that if people were reading many of my earlier posts one might have thought it was a cry for help. Am not asking for sympathy from anyone. When I mentioned being happy eating a 3 dollar meal from Wendy's I meant it's the little things in life that make me happy now. If I never admitted I had a lottery addiction and didn't get it under control then I could understand the concern. There is a difference between constructive criticism and bullying a person and it seems many people have no problem being unkind to someone like myself.

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      I might as well be talking to a brick wall. Stop playing the victim. I am sure there will be a new thread shortly where you want approval to spend more money.

      Spend All your money on the lottery. I know you will win the jackpot!

      J'aime La France.

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        I might as well be talking to a brick wall. Stop playing the victim. I am sure there will be a new thread shortly where you want approval to spend more money.

        Spend All your money on the lottery. I know you will win the jackpot!

        Why her and not me?  I buy tickets too.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Why her and not me?  I buy tickets too.

          As your prior post said, you are not a whiner.

          J'aime La France.

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            Posted: November 29, 2015, 12:31 pm - IP Logged

            Stack read post again slowly then respond 750 x 100 know state pays that so obviously I played using other methods for those that know out of those winnings money was put up

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              Posted: November 29, 2015, 1:17 pm - IP Logged

              Hi SG, 

              I've read your recent posts, and even went back and read some from before I was a LP member. As long as you really are sticking to your budget, you're on the right track.  I thought the 15x MM thread was a good one. People discussed the odds of various scenarios and you came to the decision that was right for you. 

              I'm relatively new to regular lottery play. I'm not new to on-line forums and this one has a strange mix of personalities. I understand why some have said it's not a good environment to hang out, if it increases the temptation to overspend. But it also can do the opposite, depending on what sections you read. At least for me it has, I've thought more about the entertainment I get from the lottery relative to what I spend and feel better focused.  I've gone a bit overboard on pick 3 systems recently, but that's free entertainment, since it's all just playing on paper until/unless something viable comes to light. The lottery will still be there tomorrow, if you miss playing today.

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                Posted: November 29, 2015, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

                When my original post was made was trying to be positive and just give my thoughts on the lottery. I have fully admitted many times that I was addicted to the lottery for 3 years but no longer have that problem. Have changed my thinking and realized the desperation I felt for those 3 years was not healthy and needed to change my mindset. No longer have that mindset and even when I was addicted to the lottery for that time period always made sure my bills were paid first. Have always been a fiscally conservative person before my lottery addiction and during that time I never spent money I didn't have. When I said I don't drink nor smoke nor go to casinos (with the exception of two drinks in my lifetime and 2 times at a casino but only spent 20 dollars playing) people were not believing me. It's the truth. Understand that if people were reading many of my earlier posts one might have thought it was a cry for help. Am not asking for sympathy from anyone. When I mentioned being happy eating a 3 dollar meal from Wendy's I meant it's the little things in life that make me happy now. If I never admitted I had a lottery addiction and didn't get it under control then I could understand the concern. There is a difference between constructive criticism and bullying a person and it seems many people have no problem being unkind to someone like myself.

                BSHere we go again with more bull crap. QUIT YOUR CRYING. When one is addicted to lotto/porn/alcohol etc. and claims to have it under control, but then goes back to doing the same crap, it is called a relapse. It is like an alcoholic saying,"I only drink two beers a day, so I'm not an alcoholic".  I hate to tell you this, "You are a full blown addict and what's even worse, you are in denial". That is if these stories/B.S. you are spinning are "true". I find it very difficult to believe after reading some of you B.S. Keep in mind that the money is yours and you can spend it anyway you want. The next time you get your paycheck, spend it all on the lottery. MUSL will thank you. IF YOU WIN, YOU BECOME A HERO AND A LEGEND IN YOUR OWN MIND. IF YOU LOSE THEN YOU'LL FINALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT IT MEANS TO BE LOSER BUT YOU KNOW THAT ALREADY. Hopefully your story is not real or you are just gathering material for a book or something, but I tell you what, it sounds like more B.S. to me. I still call bull puppy. Total B.S.  BS

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                  Posted: November 29, 2015, 6:38 pm - IP Logged

                  Stack read post again slowly then respond 750 x 100 know state pays that so obviously I played using other methods for those that know out of those winnings money was put up

                  "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 read it slowing a second time and it still looks like you bet $100 to win $750. But that's all irrelevant because the only legal pick-3 games in the US that pay more than $600 are para-mutual. It's obvious even if you wagered $100 on a pick-3 number and won $75,000 it wasn't something the all LP members can repeat and at best only deserves a "how about that".

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                    It would be nice if when members posted BS just for entertainment if they included a disclaimer for the gullible.LOL

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: November 30, 2015, 12:52 am - IP Logged

                      "When one is addicted to lotto/porn/alcohol etc. and claims to have it under control, but then goes back to doing the same crap, it is called a relapse."

                      It's only a relapse if you actually stop for a while, and I don't recall any posts suggesting that has happened. Playing (or drinking) less doesn't mean you've stopped. It's like the old joke about getting pulled over for a rolling stop and having the cop ask if you'd want them to stop or just slow down if they were hitting you in the head with their nightstick.

                      The good news is that shyguitar has admitted, and may actually understand that they "were" addicted to the lottery. The bad news is the apparent delusion that they're no longer addicted.

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                        Posted: December 5, 2015, 10:18 pm - IP Logged

                        "When one is addicted to lotto/porn/alcohol etc. and claims to have it under control, but then goes back to doing the same crap, it is called a relapse."

                        It's only a relapse if you actually stop for a while, and I don't recall any posts suggesting that has happened. Playing (or drinking) less doesn't mean you've stopped. It's like the old joke about getting pulled over for a rolling stop and having the cop ask if you'd want them to stop or just slow down if they were hitting you in the head with their nightstick.

                        The good news is that shyguitar has admitted, and may actually understand that they "were" addicted to the lottery. The bad news is the apparent delusion that they're no longer addicted.

                         The OP said, "I have fully admitted many times that I was addicted to the lottery for 3 years but no longer have that problem" and now he is back to his old tricks. SO THAT IS CALLED A RELAPSE. Next time you respond to a post, try to click the box that says, "INCLUDE THIS QUOTED TEXT IN YOUR REPLY" that way the other poster can respond, instead of trying to sneak one by. Big Grin

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                           The OP said, "I have fully admitted many times that I was addicted to the lottery for 3 years but no longer have that problem" and now he is back to his old tricks. SO THAT IS CALLED A RELAPSE. Next time you respond to a post, try to click the box that says, "INCLUDE THIS QUOTED TEXT IN YOUR REPLY" that way the other poster can respond, instead of trying to sneak one by. Big Grin

                          I quoted what was necessary. If you can't understand what you read a lot of stuff is going to sneak by you, but it won't be anyone else that's to blame.

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                            Hi everyone. A few days ago I got into a brief discussion with my co-worker about the lottery. Was mentioning how I want nothing more than a lottery win to be able to retire and be financially secure but that I would have more luck being hit by lightning or something like that than winning the lottery, I was having a bad at work when I made this comment. My co-worker says she buys 1 ticket for every PB and MM draw and feels you can't win if you don't play. Though I agree with the concept that you can't win if you don't play, realize you can play for years and still win nothing. I've mentioned in other posts that my budgeting for the lottery has really made a difference and how nice it is to just go into a store and buy groceries or get gas and not buy a lottery ticket. In the past if I didn't buy a ticket for PB or MM I felt like I lost a chance to win, no longer think that way. There will always be another lottery draw so going weeks on end and not buying a ticket just makes me have more money in my pocket. The other day I went to Wend'y's and spent 3 dollars (well with tax a few cents more) for a chicken sandwich fries and a drink instead of buying a PB with the Powerplay. For those few minutes of eating I was happy, it's the little things in life I get enjoyment out of.

                            I literally have a jar of coins that I never use.  It steadily grows, due to all the change I collect during my day to day expenses.  If you had such a jar, you could just use that to play, since it's just collecting dust.

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                              I quoted what was necessary. If you can't understand what you read a lot of stuff is going to sneak by you, but it won't be anyone else that's to blame.

                              Just calm yourself down. @DELotteryPlyr was actually correct for asking you,"wow, so having a simple conversation about this with you puts in you 'attack mode' - Ok, learned my lesson - no responses to KY Floyd comments.  The tread is-Do you hide lottery tickets from your spouse? Just calm yourself down. At least you did something right for a change. You clicked the quoted text in your reply box. Good for you.

                              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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