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How many times have you completely stopped playing the lottery?

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Posted: October 5, 2016, 2:19 pm - IP Logged

Only to return to try your luck once again?  Winning or the thought of winning is pretty powerful so don't feel ashamed if you have returned on a number of occasions ! Big Smile

* Personally, l have not left.. .yet.

* Have happy Hump Day & rest of the week good people. Remain Healthy! 

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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    Interesting subject.  I did quit about 5 years ago.  At the time I did really good trading pinksheet stocks.  Thought I could do it again, well, that didn't work out so well.  LOL!  So I continued trying my luck trying to figure out my favorite lottery game, Wisconsin Supercash.  I have my number chart so... IMO its just a matter of time until the numbers follow the pattern I predict.

    Never give up.  Banana

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      Posted: October 5, 2016, 3:33 pm - IP Logged

      Yearly hiatus here.  Save money and clear my head. SOP for me.

      My greatest accomplishment is teaching cats about Vienna Sausage. When I need a friend, all I need do is walk outside, pop open a can, and every little critter in the neighborhood drops by to say "Hi!"

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        I was forced to quit...when I moved to CA. they didn't have lottery yet...does that count ?

        Then along come prop 37 which I happily voted for and a year later..YAY ! Lottery !

         

        This timed out just right for me as I quit smoking 9/18/85 and tix became available just weeks later.

        I said to myself "I'm gonna buy lottery w/ my cigarette money !

        Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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            I was forced to quit...when I moved to CA. they didn't have lottery yet...does that count ?

            Then along come prop 37 which I happily voted for and a year later..YAY ! Lottery !

             

            This timed out just right for me as I quit smoking 9/18/85 and tix became available just weeks later.

            I said to myself "I'm gonna buy lottery w/ my cigarette money !

            Have you priced cigarettes lately?  A carton would buy quite a few lottery tickets nowadays.  When I quit smoking in '93, I was doing 2-1/2 packs a day, so almost 2 cartons a week.

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              CONGRATS  EdG and haymaker for conquering that nasty cigarette habit.  I have never smoked but my husband did off and on a couple of times.  He hated cigarettes but said that was the habit hardest for him to break.

              i stop buying tickets periodically when the big games reset but only for a few weeks at best.

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                Posted: October 5, 2016, 9:06 pm - IP Logged

                I think after saturday night I am going to take a break until November's payday on big jackpot games and my state lotto.  Let us see how long that lasts.-weshar75

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                  Posted: October 6, 2016, 12:04 pm - IP Logged

                  I can HONESTLY say I did quit playing the Tennessee Lottery.Its a scam,rigged,RNG,bull hocky...Im proud of myself...Ive lost thousands since 2004.when you get so fed up with the bull you say Ive had enough....Im sure they are not missing my money,a new person will start playing today or tomorrow,so whatever....In Murfreesboro they are missing my money...I never won nothing here,500 couple times,,,that keeps you playing...its been 6 months Lottery free...I got money money money in my account too,,,it feels so good I cant tell you how good it feels....I will never play here again.....PROMISE

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                    Posted: October 6, 2016, 1:39 pm - IP Logged

                    Have you priced cigarettes lately?  A carton would buy quite a few lottery tickets nowadays.  When I quit smoking in '93, I was doing 2-1/2 packs a day, so almost 2 cartons a week.

                    If I remember right, they were about $1.25 a pack when I quit. Now about $8.00

                    I was using 4 packs a week...but I don't spend that much on Lottery.

                     

                    Sometimes I go to Delaware for tix. the smoke shop I get tix at has a big sign for Marlboro @ $50.00 a carton.

                    I guess that must be a good deal w/ a sign that big.

                     

                    I know people that don't even play Lottery and they go to Delaware for smokes.

                    Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                      Posted: October 6, 2016, 1:44 pm - IP Logged

                      CONGRATS  EdG and haymaker for conquering that nasty cigarette habit.  I have never smoked but my husband did off and on a couple of times.  He hated cigarettes but said that was the habit hardest for him to break.

                      i stop buying tickets periodically when the big games reset but only for a few weeks at best.

                      Thanks for sayin so ! I only wish I had quit earlier... or never smoked at all.

                      BTW I still have my last pack of smokes...unopened...just a keepsake w/ the quit date wrote on the pack.

                       

                      Now if that cigarette $ would just buy me a big winner !

                      Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                        Interesting subject.  I did quit about 5 years ago.  At the time I did really good trading pinksheet stocks.  Thought I could do it again, well, that didn't work out so well.  LOL!  So I continued trying my luck trying to figure out my favorite lottery game, Wisconsin Supercash.  I have my number chart so... IMO its just a matter of time until the numbers follow the pattern I predict.

                        Maybe the 2nd time around is sweeter than the first time. Isn't that a song? 

                        People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                          Posted: October 6, 2016, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

                          Yearly hiatus here.  Save money and clear my head. SOP for me.

                          Yearly?  IoI...

                          People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                            Posted: October 6, 2016, 7:43 pm - IP Logged

                            I was forced to quit...when I moved to CA. they didn't have lottery yet...does that count ?

                            Then along come prop 37 which I happily voted for and a year later..YAY ! Lottery !

                             

                            This timed out just right for me as I quit smoking 9/18/85 and tix became available just weeks later.

                            I said to myself "I'm gonna buy lottery w/ my cigarette money !

                            Forced to quit? How much time passed before you unquitted- is that even a word? 

                            People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                              Posted: October 6, 2016, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

                              Have you priced cigarettes lately?  A carton would buy quite a few lottery tickets nowadays.  When I quit smoking in '93, I was doing 2-1/2 packs a day, so almost 2 cartons a week.

                              You gave up on Cancer Sticks- good for you!  I recall my brother coming home one day from a concert at the Cow Palace and telling us that there was a huge billboard with Sammi Davis Jr picture with his eyes closed and it read " His voice took our breath away. .and then they* cigarettes took his." 

                              People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.