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Posted: January 16, 2016, 7:02 pm - IP Logged

In 2015, I lost over $4,000 in scratch-offs and in 2016 I am down over $900 so far. Today I lost $60, I just don't see any reason to keep playing, $500 wins do not get me so excited. What should I do? I def. could use the extra money if I stopped playing and maybe take a vacation but that's easier said than done. Today was a hard one cause I tried not to play until the clerk offered me some and I could not resist. Any advice on how to stop would be appreciated or feel free to post you're losses...

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    Posted: January 16, 2016, 7:07 pm - IP Logged

    Best way to stop: never carry cash.

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      Posted: January 16, 2016, 7:12 pm - IP Logged

      My job involves me carrying cash on a daily basis, buying and selling items of value... Unhappy

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        Posted: January 16, 2016, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

        Soooon .. you will be too Broke to play.

        That would automatically put a halt and eventual stop to this dangerous addiction of scratch-Offs.SmashThud

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          Posted: January 16, 2016, 10:34 pm - IP Logged

          In 2015, I lost over $4,000 in scratch-offs and in 2016 I am down over $900 so far. Today I lost $60, I just don't see any reason to keep playing, $500 wins do not get me so excited. What should I do? I def. could use the extra money if I stopped playing and maybe take a vacation but that's easier said than done. Today was a hard one cause I tried not to play until the clerk offered me some and I could not resist. Any advice on how to stop would be appreciated or feel free to post you're losses...

          Play Pick 4 instead !!!

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            Posted: January 17, 2016, 1:48 am - IP Logged

            I did a small experiment tonight, drove around to a few different gas stations and spoke with each clerk for a few minutes about their personal opinions on the Florida Lottery. All of them told me they do not play. They all said that old people usually come in and buy the $25 ones and come back in after loosing each ticket, until they decide it's enough, then usually purchase beer and go home. I had a night like that this past week where I lost around $140 and felt very depressed. Anyways, long story short I hope I can stop playing.

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              Posted: January 17, 2016, 10:13 am - IP Logged

              When I don't want to play I avoid all the stores that sell tickets. Go to Walmart instead of public.  Stay away from the tickets.  The less I play the easier it is to not want to play.  I can go days without playing. My problem is I can't do the one and done.  If I start scratching I'm at it for awhile - chasing wasting a lot of money. Yesterday I lost $230 so today I'm staying away from scratch offs.  I'm keeping track this year so I can mentally see how much I'm loosing. I'm down over $500 for 2016.  Think of what I could buy with that 500. Maybe start saving that money and go on a vacation somewhere. If you already lost $900 - that's would be over $10k of losses for the year.  To win $10k would be awesome but you probably would have that extra money anyways if you were not playing.

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                Posted: January 17, 2016, 10:26 am - IP Logged

                What happens if you need gas for your car? Yes, I planned on going to Atlantis in the Bahamas last year but because of this addiction I couldn't afford such a luxury. I am like you, one and I'm playing for hours, even if I hit a scunion I'll just reinvest and reinvest. Dead

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                  Posted: January 17, 2016, 3:19 pm - IP Logged

                  In 2015, I lost over $4,000 in scratch-offs and in 2016 I am down over $900 so far. Today I lost $60, I just don't see any reason to keep playing, $500 wins do not get me so excited. What should I do? I def. could use the extra money if I stopped playing and maybe take a vacation but that's easier said than done. Today was a hard one cause I tried not to play until the clerk offered me some and I could not resist. Any advice on how to stop would be appreciated or feel free to post you're losses...

                  You seem to have a lot of discretionary income to spend.  What do you do for a living ???  What is your day job ???  Maybe we all need to get a better paying "day job", to have enough spare money $$$ left over to spend on the "hobby" of the lottery.

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                    Posted: January 17, 2016, 5:10 pm - IP Logged

                    You seem to have a lot of discretionary income to spend.  What do you do for a living ???  What is your day job ???  Maybe we all need to get a better paying "day job", to have enough spare money $$$ left over to spend on the "hobby" of the lottery.

                    I make $10/hour and work 14 hour shifts, I repair broken watches. I couldn't resist and today was also another loss, spent $100 and got back $20. Ouch!

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                      Posted: January 18, 2016, 1:10 am - IP Logged

                      I left myself splurge again and today was horrible, down over $200. I guess this work week will be like no other, no more scratch-offs forever! This MUST STOP, please provide advice. No more lotto, casino, or side bets, save money!

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                        Posted: January 18, 2016, 2:30 am - IP Logged

                        I make $10/hour and work 14 hour shifts, I repair broken watches. I couldn't resist and today was also another loss, spent $100 and got back $20. Ouch!

                        You must earn a lot of extra money repairing broken watches.

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                          Posted: January 18, 2016, 4:08 am - IP Logged

                          Hondaboi has officially stopped gambling since 01/18/2016. It will be hard, please pray for me!

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                            Posted: January 18, 2016, 10:00 am - IP Logged

                            Hondaboi has officially stopped gambling since 01/18/2016. It will be hard, please pray for me!

                            LOL

                            I'll pray that you stop trolling.

                            This is the troll formerly known as EZ Cash. Please don't feed into his threads.

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                              Pensacola, FL
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                              Posted: January 18, 2016, 11:33 am - IP Logged

                              Yeah ezcash is so annoying. Dude quit making new profiles and getting people to pray for you just cause your too immature to stop playing and like to whine about how much you spend everyday. Obv your pretty young cause it's not that hard to not scratch if you know your limits. I'm not gonna sell my car to scratch I spend what I know I have and don't come on here to whine that I lost so much money. Everyone here has told you to get help. Obv you don't care what we have to say or that you even want help, quit making people trying to feel sorry for you, it's getting old. We all come here to enjoy our winnings and share with others, I've never seen you post one win, only whine about how much money you lose.