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Posted: December 4, 2015, 11:04 pm - IP Logged

I know I've posted a lot about my sickness. Today was by far my worst day, and I hope it can be my last day playing any type of lottery or even gambling because I am a few days away from ending up on the streets of Palm Beach, Florida. I left work, pawned my MacBook Pro for $400 and purchased a bunch of $20 Flamingo's and some new $5 ones. I lost all of my money. The worst part is when I stood in line trying to have the clerk check all of my tickets and the whole line of 20 or so people were watching me in disgust. I keep viewing the Florida Lottery's page and seeing big winners which is what causes me to buy and buy more. This post is to help steer anyone away because it's not worth it.

In the past few months that I've played, I've lost a few grand, lots of my time, my gf left me cause of all the lies on where I was or what I was doing, and my boss is very close to firing me. Wish me luck in the next life because I am about done with this one...

 

Cheers!

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    Posted: December 4, 2015, 11:09 pm - IP Logged

    Don't die.

    2 - super scunion | 1 - quad scunion | few - triple scunion | 1 - super funion | some - double scunion | 1 - triple funion | lost count - scunion/funion

    $1 - FTY | $2 - HUN | $3 - ZSA | $5/ $10 - FVH | $20 - UKA (playbook - HUN) | $25 - OQA | $30 ???

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      Posted: December 4, 2015, 11:18 pm - IP Logged

      @Coal Thumb, thanks for all of your help in the past. I just gambled away ALL of it buddy.

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        Posted: December 4, 2015, 11:19 pm - IP Logged

        I know I've posted a lot about my sickness. Today was by far my worst day, and I hope it can be my last day playing any type of lottery or even gambling because I am a few days away from ending up on the streets of Palm Beach, Florida. I left work, pawned my MacBook Pro for $400 and purchased a bunch of $20 Flamingo's and some new $5 ones. I lost all of my money. The worst part is when I stood in line trying to have the clerk check all of my tickets and the whole line of 20 or so people were watching me in disgust. I keep viewing the Florida Lottery's page and seeing big winners which is what causes me to buy and buy more. This post is to help steer anyone away because it's not worth it.

        In the past few months that I've played, I've lost a few grand, lots of my time, my gf left me cause of all the lies on where I was or what I was doing, and my boss is very close to firing me. Wish me luck in the next life because I am about done with this one...

         

        Cheers!

        Wow.

         

        I"m glad you are being honest with yourself.

         

        Good Luck!

        The Struggle is real!

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          Posted: December 4, 2015, 11:40 pm - IP Logged

          Ah you know what I'm done too. Been dreaming of my own place, a sweet gaming rig, and getting back into pro halo stuff again. I'm out!

          -drops mic-

          2 - super scunion | 1 - quad scunion | few - triple scunion | 1 - super funion | some - double scunion | 1 - triple funion | lost count - scunion/funion

          $1 - FTY | $2 - HUN | $3 - ZSA | $5/ $10 - FVH | $20 - UKA (playbook - HUN) | $25 - OQA | $30 ???

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            Posted: December 4, 2015, 11:50 pm - IP Logged

            I've won about $50,000 and spent about $100,000 after stupid scratch offs. 

            ODDS are AGAInST You  !!!

            Your chance of Winning Million dollars are about the same if you buy 1 Ticket  or  Whole Roll.

            lets say winning odds are 1 in 5 million.    By the math of statistical probability,  count 1 is very close to count 100 or even 1000 when compared to the millions.

            A lady in SpringHill , Florida bought only 1 ticket  ( and that was her first time playing Florida Cash $25 ticket)  and she won 1 million dollars.  That was about 4-5 months ago.  You can google it.

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            My Wins

            $20,000  - Once

            $10,000 - 2 times

            $1000 - 5 times

            $500  -  atleast 10 times

            $400 - atleast 10 times

            $200 - atleast 10 times

            $100  -   Probably 100 times. Maybe more .

            I usually don't throw away losing tickets away.  I've a got 1 big full size travel luggage full of non winning tickets.  Its about $40,000 worth of non winning tickets.

            That includes $13000 worth of Billion Dollar blockbuster tickets.  Florida lottery scammed people and ended game without paying half the prizes.

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            Best thing is to Quit playing until you  get a good job with some disposable income. 

            Many of us have No Families,  No kids,  No Liabilities and plenty of disposable money to waste on scratch offs.

            Gambling is an serious Addiction. No different than Drugs. It becomes like playing Video game non-stop.Tread carefully !!! 

            Most Casinos and Lotteries don't even use word  " Gambling" anymore . They call it " Gaming".

            In Gambling you can win something but  in Gaming.???..... ohh well ..Smile

            Having said so..  This is Forum is not really a place to ask for help with gambling addiction.  Seek counselling. ( Friends, family, gambling hotline ) etc. etc. 

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              Posted: December 5, 2015, 12:17 pm - IP Logged

              I may be in the minority but I'm suspect of someone who joins a lottery forum about a month ago to primarily discuss his issues with gambling.

              If it were me, I'd be seeking help on a site that actually offers assistance and guidance to those who think they may have a problem with gambling. I certainly wouldn't go on an instant scratch off lottery forum message board!

              I've said this  before and I'll say it again, for the last time: based on the op's responses to others who have tried to assist, I don't think he is taking any of this seriously.

              If he truly needs and wants help I hope he goes out there and gets it.

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                Posted: December 5, 2015, 12:27 pm - IP Logged

                I know I've posted a lot about my sickness. Today was by far my worst day, and I hope it can be my last day playing any type of lottery or even gambling because I am a few days away from ending up on the streets of Palm Beach, Florida. I left work, pawned my MacBook Pro for $400 and purchased a bunch of $20 Flamingo's and some new $5 ones. I lost all of my money. The worst part is when I stood in line trying to have the clerk check all of my tickets and the whole line of 20 or so people were watching me in disgust. I keep viewing the Florida Lottery's page and seeing big winners which is what causes me to buy and buy more. This post is to help steer anyone away because it's not worth it.

                In the past few months that I've played, I've lost a few grand, lots of my time, my gf left me cause of all the lies on where I was or what I was doing, and my boss is very close to firing me. Wish me luck in the next life because I am about done with this one...

                 

                Cheers!

                Was something wrong with your MacBook Pro ?? I assume you have another computer to work with ?? If you are going to pawn computers, pawn PC computers rather than Apple computers.

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                  Posted: December 5, 2015, 1:13 pm - IP Logged

                  I know I've posted a lot about my sickness. Today was by far my worst day, and I hope it can be my last day playing any type of lottery or even gambling because I am a few days away from ending up on the streets of Palm Beach, Florida. I left work, pawned my MacBook Pro for $400 and purchased a bunch of $20 Flamingo's and some new $5 ones. I lost all of my money. The worst part is when I stood in line trying to have the clerk check all of my tickets and the whole line of 20 or so people were watching me in disgust. I keep viewing the Florida Lottery's page and seeing big winners which is what causes me to buy and buy more. This post is to help steer anyone away because it's not worth it.

                  In the past few months that I've played, I've lost a few grand, lots of my time, my gf left me cause of all the lies on where I was or what I was doing, and my boss is very close to firing me. Wish me luck in the next life because I am about done with this one...

                   

                  Cheers!

                  I am very sorry to hear this. Gambling addiction is a painful thing. You should call the gambling hotline if you have not already. They are there to help more than we can here.. take care and hope to hear things improve.

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                    Posted: December 5, 2015, 3:42 pm - IP Logged

                    Was something wrong with your MacBook Pro ?? I assume you have another computer to work with ?? If you are going to pawn computers, pawn PC computers rather than Apple computers.

                    The op (if he is indeed serious) is pouring his heart out about his issues and he's asked about his computer? 

                    To the op - it's responses like the above that won't get you the help you need. You need to seek professional help. I truly hope you'll get it.

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                      Posted: December 5, 2015, 5:23 pm - IP Logged

                      I may be in the minority but I'm suspect of someone who joins a lottery forum about a month ago to primarily discuss his issues with gambling.

                      If it were me, I'd be seeking help on a site that actually offers assistance and guidance to those who think they may have a problem with gambling. I certainly wouldn't go on an instant scratch off lottery forum message board!

                      I've said this  before and I'll say it again, for the last time: based on the op's responses to others who have tried to assist, I don't think he is taking any of this seriously.

                      If he truly needs and wants help I hope he goes out there and gets it.

                      Minority or not, my thinking is aligned with yours. This is not the place for all that.

                      I'd even go one step further say OP seems to be trolling. Next we'll hear about how he's robbing old ladies and selling his body in dark alleys just.to.get.one.more(!) scratch card.

                       

                      My inexorable cynicism aside, if OP isn't full of it, do contact the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (888-236-4848). Those folks will be receptive and understanding. Every time the Florida Lottery makes another post to brag about a new record-breaking month of income for them, I think about how much more the phones must be ringing at the council.

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                        EZcash, I also keep viewing my state's lottery page and seeing big winners which is what causes me to buy and buy more. Even though you receive support through the forums, part of the problem stems from them. I would try to avoid the online forums and social media pages and try finding support locally. At some point, you have to know that if you become homeless and jobless, you wont be able to buy scratch offs. Try leaving your money and credit cards at home and only take a few dollars for pocket money. Please dont feel hopeless, you've acknowledged that you have a problem. You are the only one that can fix your gambling problems.  I dont know you, but I hope your feeling better. Keep ya head up!

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                          Posted: December 5, 2015, 6:22 pm - IP Logged

                          ezcash why is it u kept buying well past ur means - that is the first rule of lotto play within ur means

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                            EZ Cash if you are serious then you have a problem. Call the hot line immediately. Stop seeking help or attention here because it is just like looking at the FL site. It will make you want to play. People saying play within you means or don't take your card, etc... don't know what it is to be an addict. I have quit before and thought I could control myself and only buy one. You cannot! You can never play again. You have to take it 1 day at a time. Don't think about tomorrow just say I am not playing TODAY.  Get the ball rolling on not playing. Save your money. As you see those who win jackpots are not junkie players. Seek help and good luck!

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                              Posted: December 5, 2015, 9:56 pm - IP Logged

                              EZ Cash if you are serious then you have a problem. Call the hot line immediately. Stop seeking help or attention here because it is just like looking at the FL site. It will make you want to play. People saying play within you means or don't take your card, etc... don't know what it is to be an addict. I have quit before and thought I could control myself and only buy one. You cannot! You can never play again. You have to take it 1 day at a time. Don't think about tomorrow just say I am not playing TODAY.  Get the ball rolling on not playing. Save your money. As you see those who win jackpots are not junkie players. Seek help and good luck!

                              I am not a troll, I wish I was then I would be a few grand richer and in a way better position. As of my posting of this thread, I have not played a single ticket. I made a few dollars at work today and went straight to my bank. Yes, you are right about never playing again. Abstinence is the only way, I just want my post to help others, not looking for attention! Thanks everyone for your responses and I hope everyone has a wonderful night as Mr. Bob Plachno says.