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How many thousands of dollars have you lost chasing lottery wins

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Posted: January 31, 2016, 11:19 am - IP Logged

Been playing the jackpot games for 30 years at least. Add in the side games like pick 3, pick 4, scratchers, and others, and it will take a $50,000 win at least to come out ahead.

CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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    Posted: January 31, 2016, 12:24 pm - IP Logged

    I've probably spent hundreds so far and it will probably be in the thousands years from now but yeah it's a shot at the American dream.  Always spend what you can afford and I can afford to lose that much.

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      Posted: January 31, 2016, 12:33 pm - IP Logged

      I buy lottery tickets AND Starbucks.  ha!  Big Smile

      La Maga Della Spaziometria

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        Posted: January 31, 2016, 5:03 pm - IP Logged

        I buy lottery tickets AND Starbucks.  ha!  Big Smile

        You must have already won the lottery then! Jack-in-the-Box

        Starbucks is my guilty pleasure... £2.35 for a single cup of coffee is crazy tho!

        2016 Won/Lost

        EuroMillions / Spent: £22 / Won £0 / Total -£22

        UK Lotto / Spent: £4 / Won: £0 / Total: -£4

        2016 Total: -£24

        Jan: -£22 Feb: £0 ~ Mar: £0 ~ April: £0 ~ May: £0 ~ June: £0 ~ July: £2

         

        EuroMillions = £2 Line / Played: x11 [old price] 

        EuroMillions = £2.50 Line / Played: x0

        UK Lotto = £2 Line / Played x2

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          Posted: January 31, 2016, 5:13 pm - IP Logged

          You must have already won the lottery then! Jack-in-the-Box

          Starbucks is my guilty pleasure... £2.35 for a single cup of coffee is crazy tho!

          I'm wild for espresso.  I don't even drink regular coffee, so that's my... um... addiction.  Should've bought stock in it years ago.  I just need a bigger lottery win to keep my Starbucks card filled!  Confused 

          But you know, it is hard to get through life without a little sin, a little devil to pull at your pocketbook. I don't smoke, drink heavily or gamble the rent away at casinos, so I have to cut myself some slack.

          Ah, addiction justification, yeah.... haha

          La Maga Della Spaziometria

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            Posted: January 31, 2016, 6:33 pm - IP Logged

            Est. $3,500-$4,000 since I started playing back in 2002. Just did my tally for taxes 2015. Not counting winners; I lost $1,246 in 2015. I don't keep track of my winners. I mistakenly put a $2 winner in with the losers. I have $2 bucks waiting for me in Texas!

            May the balls bounce in your favor!

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              Posted: January 31, 2016, 8:49 pm - IP Logged

              I think the 30 ish years ive been playing, $20k sounds about right.

              2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016  = -1171; 2017 = ?  TOT =  -3596

              keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= -424; 2017 = ? TOT = - 3318