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Do you have any peculiar lottery habits or superstitions?

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Theox-'s avatar - DAylUYw

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Posted: April 17, 2016, 2:13 pm - IP Logged

I only have one. I never check the winning numbers of a draw on the night that it takes place, I like to look at them on the next morning. That way when I go to bed I don't know if I've won big or not. I do something similar with scratch offs too. I usually wait a few hours after buying it before I see if I've won anything

It's a weird habit that I've recently started. Hopefully someday I'll wake up in the morning check the numbers and realize that I don't have to go back to work ever again. I know that the odds are way against me but it's nice to go to sleep with the thought of being rich.

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    I only have one. I never check the winning numbers of a draw on the night that it takes place, I like to look at them on the next morning. That way when I go to bed I don't know if I've won big or not. I do something similar with scratch offs too. I usually wait a few hours after buying it before I see if I've won anything

    It's a weird habit that I've recently started. Hopefully someday I'll wake up in the morning check the numbers and realize that I don't have to go back to work ever again. I know that the odds are way against me but it's nice to go to sleep with the thought of being rich.

    It's not a weird habit at all. I've been the same way for years. Prolongs the suspense for a while longer instead of dashing your hopes to smithereens immediately after the draw. To this date, I have never watched a live draw. I will leave the room or change the channel if I see the numbers about to come up. I also refuse to be hanging around in the store to get the results from the lottery terminal printout. On the few occasions I was in the store (usually just talking or getting some coffee or whatever) it was always the kiss of death (bad luck) However, on the other hand I have no problem to immediately check the results if I have no tickets, sweating bullets and hoping that one of my regular numbers was not drawn, lol

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      Posted: April 18, 2016, 4:12 am - IP Logged

       Why ruin a good night's sleep with a lottery win? Your adrenaline would be sky high if you checked a winner. You could not go to sleep for a lengthy period of time. The numbers will be the same in the morning.Bed

       I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, rich is better. 

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        Posted: April 18, 2016, 5:11 am - IP Logged

        Same here. It increases the value of the ticket. More fun for longer time for the same price. But sometimes someone or the radio inadvertently ruins it the next day by mentioning the winners location or the fact the no one won.

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          Posted: April 18, 2016, 6:31 am - IP Logged

          I check numbers about every other month...I just check usamega the next day if I don't hear anything on the local news.  See if my state won or won a runner up prize.  When my state does have a runner up, I prolong it for a couple more days before checking.  I get my money out of that dollar or two with the suspense!

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            Posted: April 18, 2016, 10:42 am - IP Logged

            I only have one. I never check the winning numbers of a draw on the night that it takes place, I like to look at them on the next morning. That way when I go to bed I don't know if I've won big or not. I do something similar with scratch offs too. I usually wait a few hours after buying it before I see if I've won anything

            It's a weird habit that I've recently started. Hopefully someday I'll wake up in the morning check the numbers and realize that I don't have to go back to work ever again. I know that the odds are way against me but it's nice to go to sleep with the thought of being rich.

            Pretty interesting. I used to check my tix in the morning also, but anymore, I'm waiting fro the results before I go to bed.

            I guess it's because I'm so fed up with my job, that I want to know asap. Funny thing is, if I did win a jackpot, I probably wouldn't claim it right away, but set up a trust to claim it for me. But, it would be reassuring to go to work knowing it wouldn't matter if I never sold another stick of furniture.

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              Posted: April 18, 2016, 11:06 am - IP Logged

              Pretty interesting. I used to check my tix in the morning also, but anymore, I'm waiting fro the results before I go to bed.

              I guess it's because I'm so fed up with my job, that I want to know asap. Funny thing is, if I did win a jackpot, I probably wouldn't claim it right away, but set up a trust to claim it for me. But, it would be reassuring to go to work knowing it wouldn't matter if I never sold another stick of furniture.

              I despise my current job too. The moment that I find out that I've won will also be the moment that I quit my job.

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                Posted: April 18, 2016, 11:20 am - IP Logged
                I have [3] habits [1] I don't check the tickets  the same day. [2] I like to wait late at night to do scratch
                off. [ This is a lesson I learn , I don't do scratch- offs on first night of long Holiday weekend because you 
                loss 3 nights of sleep instead of 1.Smile
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                  Posted: April 18, 2016, 12:39 pm - IP Logged

                  Guess I am with the general consensus here.  I dont check my tickets immediately, usually the next day or two on Usamega to see if the games rolled or were won.  If it hasnt been won, the extra time allows for dreaming.  Although I already have my notes and "to do" list, still fun to wish and hope.  Never once have I watched the numbers drawn.  As for scratchers I think I have played three times.  Last one a month ago I won $20 but put it up to beginners luck.  I also won $30 last week off pb, I am hoping my luck is changing, it has been a longggg, dry spell.

                  Good luck everybody.

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                    Posted: April 18, 2016, 12:53 pm - IP Logged

                    I always buy extra tickets on my birthday, my gift to me.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: April 18, 2016, 1:34 pm - IP Logged

                      I don't check my tickets the night of the drawing.  I wait till the next morning for a couple of reasons:

                      -  I don't want to be up all night now sitting there with a ticket worth $200+ million and not be able to get to sleep. I want to be fresh because after I do find out I won, I will be busy and will need a clear head.

                      - The results don't always update right away so I don't know if it rolled and I need to get some new tickets or if I just need to call my attorney and accountant.  Also when I win, I want to know if it was just my ticket that hit so I can plan how much I will get before getting started on my plan of action.

                      That's why I wait till morning.

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                        Posted: April 18, 2016, 11:57 pm - IP Logged

                        I have 2 superstitions

                        1:  my regs will come up when i dont buy a ticket.

                        2:  if i dont buy my regs, dont check the numbers

                        2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

                        keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

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                          Posted: April 19, 2016, 1:11 am - IP Logged

                          I have 2 superstitions

                          1:  my regs will come up when i dont buy a ticket.

                          2:  if i dont buy my regs, dont check the numbers

                          I've determined that it's for best if I don't have a set of special numbers. I know that it's not possible for me to be in every single drawing. I'd literally go insane if my numbers are drawn and I didn't buy a ticket.

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                            Posted: April 19, 2016, 10:05 pm - IP Logged

                            Never let anyone touch the actual ticket after it is purchased.

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                            For a lead role in a cage?

                             

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                              My wife's family used to own a restaurant in Green Bay and from time to time I would help out, washing dishes and working the cash register.  Well, about 6 years ago a regular customer came in and told us he hit the JP in Supercash, 350K.  As it turns out, he did.  So thinking some of that luck would rub off on me, I asked to shake his hand.  And...............It didn't.

                              Never give up.  Banana