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Been playing the lottery for years without a major win. So...

Topic closed. 80 replies. Last post 3 months ago by TheMeatman2005.

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Whats your frustration level? 1 being good. 10 being ready to quit playing.

1. Going to win. Very optimistic. [ 18 ]  [26.87%]
2. [ 3 ]  [4.48%]
3. Just takes time. [ 18 ]  [26.87%]
4. [ 2 ]  [2.99%]
5. Frustration is setting in. [ 6 ]  [8.96%]
6. How long is this going to take? [ 6 ]  [8.96%]
7. [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
8. Tired of wasting my money. [ 9 ]  [13.43%]
9. [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
10. Going to stop playing right now! [ 5 ]  [7.46%]
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Tulsa
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Posted: August 9, 2016, 7:52 pm - IP Logged

What's the point of even playing the lottery if you truly feel like you have no shot?  Sure, the odds are against us but so are so many other things in life.  No, the lottery doesn't owe any of us and how long you have played it makes no difference on whether it is "your turn or not."  It's just a fun distraction that gets most of us through the grind with a little hope of something that would not only help us and our immediate family but other people, organizations, etc. that we choose to help.  If life were such a drag and everything has to be so negative then why bother even living it?

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    Posted: August 9, 2016, 8:02 pm - IP Logged

    I've been playing since the mid 1980"s. Back then, I had no idea what the odds were. Really, I only realized how high the odds were on jackpot games when I moved to Texas around 1998.

    Having said that, I really like playing games that are hard. Even Pick 4 straight is hard to hit, that's 1 in 10,000. All it takes is one ticket, and if you don't have a ticket you most certainly will not have any chance at all.

    I do agree with amber about threads asking about frustration and wondering when a big win is going to come. Anybody asking those types of questions should look at the odds of MM, PB, or even your state lotto. Just let the size of those numbers sink in. Then you will realize why it's taking so long to win.

    CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

    A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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      Tulsa
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      Posted: August 9, 2016, 8:15 pm - IP Logged

      I do understand about the silly threads and people expressing their frustration.  I just take it in stride as we are on a lottery forum where most of us will be no better off than where we are now 10 years in the future.  That is unless we make other changes in our lives.  I just see spending time in here no differently than guys that flock to workout boards or others that like to constantly discuss celebrities and fashion.  At least the games we play give us a sliver of hope.  Good luck to all of you!!!

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        Posted: August 9, 2016, 8:49 pm - IP Logged

        I do understand about the silly threads and people expressing their frustration.  I just take it in stride as we are on a lottery forum where most of us will be no better off than where we are now 10 years in the future.  That is unless we make other changes in our lives.  I just see spending time in here no differently than guys that flock to workout boards or others that like to constantly discuss celebrities and fashion.  At least the games we play give us a sliver of hope.  Good luck to all of you!!!

        Yes.

        And what is life with no hope at all?

        Good luck to you!

        CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

        A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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          Posted: August 9, 2016, 9:17 pm - IP Logged

          Yes.

          And what is life with no hope at all?

          Good luck to you!

          The Meatman

          “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket.” Will Rogers

          Winning happens in a flash, Like A Bolt Of Lightning!  Patriot

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            Posted: August 9, 2016, 10:44 pm - IP Logged

            Yes.

            And what is life with no hope at all?

            Good luck to you!

            Realistic hope is acceptable to me. But when you rely on your retirement on something that's factually and statistically unattainable in most of the people's lifetime, it makes me think. I can't help it, I have thoughts like everyone else. 

            I agree with you on Hope nevertheless. Strange happenings have occurred through history and it's totally possible for miracles to happen. But they are miracles which means only one thing. They are rare, so it's not something you rely on.

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              Posted: August 9, 2016, 11:20 pm - IP Logged

              Realistic hope is acceptable to me. But when you rely on your retirement on something that's factually and statistically unattainable in most of the people's lifetime, it makes me think. I can't help it, I have thoughts like everyone else. 

              I agree with you on Hope nevertheless. Strange happenings have occurred through history and it's totally possible for miracles to happen. But they are miracles which means only one thing. They are rare, so it's not something you rely on.

              How long is this going to take?

              Let it Snow Snowman

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                Posted: August 9, 2016, 11:38 pm - IP Logged

                How long is this going to take?

                I'm no an expert but I'll say...oh....3 million years...ha

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                  Posted: August 9, 2016, 11:43 pm - IP Logged

                  Moving to San Francisco soon..

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                    Tulsa
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                    Posted: August 9, 2016, 11:48 pm - IP Logged

                    Moving to San Francisco soon..

                    Did you just find out that you beat the odds?

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                      Posted: August 9, 2016, 11:52 pm - IP Logged

                      With all due respect, I use a systematic paper/pencil workout using substitution.
                      While I can't say I've won a jackpot - mainly because I don't play the predator jackpot games - I do win now and then.
                      It's a matter of a having a solid data base having clues that help answer the 'what's next' questions.
                      Choose wisely and correctly and win!
                      No math bullcrap, no statistics, no odds - just using the winning integers to drive a solid set of tracking charts that produce some
                      really amazing trend lines.
                      Unfortunately, a majority of folks who visit LP don't have the time and smarts to handle a systematic system.
                      Everyone who has tried gave up, saying - "it's too complicated."
                      It amazes me how educated folks really think they can win by doing the least amount of work, or, who can't seem to figure out
                      why all the systems folks are bragging about don't win much, if anything.
                      Winning is hard, but not impossible.
                      Thanks

                      what's your game of choice?

                      Creativity..

                      " What's more likely to happen will happen.. "

                      Million dollar operation 

                      Wink

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                        Posted: August 9, 2016, 11:55 pm - IP Logged

                        what's that slogan "if there's a will/wheel there's a way?" haha well that's truth.. only we get in the way of ourselves

                        Creativity..

                        " What's more likely to happen will happen.. "

                        Million dollar operation 

                        Wink

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                          Tulsa
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                          Posted: August 9, 2016, 11:56 pm - IP Logged

                          what's that slogan "if there's a will/wheel there's a way?" haha well that's truth.. only we get in the way of ourselves

                          And someone behind the wheel will run over the will of another if you don't get out of their way.

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                            Posted: August 10, 2016, 12:42 am - IP Logged

                            Perhaps you should spend less money on gambling?  That way you'll feel like you're winning with the amount of money you're saving!

                            LOL

                            Show me the money!

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                              Posted: August 10, 2016, 12:47 am - IP Logged

                              I'm no an expert but I'll say...oh....3 million years...ha

                              Yeah,Maybe Try The Pick3

                              Better Odds And Try $5-$10 Ticket,