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How many times have you completely stopped playing the lottery?

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Posted: October 6, 2016, 7:51 pm - IP Logged

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    Posted: October 6, 2016, 8:45 pm - IP Logged

    I started playing Md lottery in the late 80's, then GA and SC since we got it.  Still waiting on that jackpot.

    Every champion was once a contender who refused to give up.-Rocky Balboa

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      Posted: October 7, 2016, 10:00 am - IP Logged

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

      2 years went by before I 'unquitted" LOL !

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        Posted: October 9, 2016, 4:56 pm - IP Logged

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          Posted: October 9, 2016, 8:14 pm - IP Logged

          I haven't bought a ticket in over 6 months.

          Waiting on another $B jackpot I suppose Wink

          If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
          If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

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            Posted: October 10, 2016, 5:50 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! 

            About once per week. Once per week I tell myself how stupid it is to throw away good money like this. Then I'll be at Publix and the register will ring up with a weird number. Or I'll go to lunch and the fortune cookie will say I'll be coming into a large amount of money. Or I'll have an extremely vivid and believable dream about winning a certain amount. I'd try to hold out but then my mind would start going to all those people who won for listening to a dream or because the register rang up a weird dollar amount and then I'd give in and buy a ticket because as stupid as it seems, I don't think I'd handle being the person who lost a jackpot because they didn't buy the ticket the day their numbers came up. I'm not one of those people who'd be able to shrug that off. 

            Then about once per year, I won't buy any tickets for about 3-4 months. Then either MM or PB will hit a sweet spot CV and I get sucked in again.

            I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

            The odds are about the same.

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              Posted: October 10, 2016, 6:24 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! 

              Being financially free (no money) has stopped  me from playing. Back in June i won a total of $480 from Kansas Pick 3. Bought some more Pick 3 numbers but didn't win any more after the $480

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                Posted: October 10, 2016, 6:33 pm - IP Logged

                a few times, I have quit playing a certain game.
                ticket price, the numbers don't look right.
                or for instance the multi state officials
                adding so many numbers to Mega and Powerball.
                quit playing the Florida Lotto for the same reason.

                sometimes its good to take a break.

                "know your limitations, but excede your expectations"

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                  Posted: October 14, 2016, 8:32 am - IP Logged

                  I hope this never happens again, I did try to quit once and the same day my lucky numbers were drawn & am still regretting about it :( just imagine where I could have been right now, mayB in a luxurious palace or shopping in the biggest malls. Never-mind, life always gives us a second chance and now I keep playing on loteryClub, lets hope I become a millionaire soon. Never give up fellows anything can happen anytime. Anyone want to share their experience???

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                    Posted: November 2, 2016, 5:38 am - IP Logged

                    As you can see from my signature below I didn't play much last year and have skipped most of the this year, I figure I'd start up again this month or next, just because it's getting to be near the end of 2016.

                    Lately I have not felt like playing but I still study my lotto charts and look at lotto systems and I"m still here on Lottery Post everyday!Smile

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                    2012 wins:$20 loss:$200  2013 wins:$100 loss:$270  2014 wins:$360 loss:$273 

                    2015 wins:$0 loss:$53  2016 Jan $0/$15.00 Feb $0/$2.50 Mar $0/$4.00 April $0/$0 May $0/$0

                    June $0/$0 July $0/$0 Aug $0/$0 Sep $0/$0 Oct $0/$0 Nov $0/$0

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                      Posted: November 2, 2016, 11:42 am - IP Logged

                      I took a break from March all the way through June learned a lot because I was not stressed about playing or missing the draw. I was just focused on learning and studying lottery history and comparing different states to my state.

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                        Posted: November 2, 2016, 11:43 am - IP Logged

                        I hope this never happens again, I did try to quit once and the same day my lucky numbers were drawn & am still regretting about it :( just imagine where I could have been right now, mayB in a luxurious palace or shopping in the biggest malls. Never-mind, life always gives us a second chance and now I keep playing on loteryClub, lets hope I become a millionaire soon. Never give up fellows anything can happen anytime. Anyone want to share their experience???

                        Wow so sorry to hear that.

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                          Posted: November 2, 2016, 6:48 pm - IP Logged

                          When I was living where there wasn't any. 

                          The first time I played was in Germany, 1970-1972.

                          Returned to the states, Texas, no lotto at the time. 

                          Then Korea, then California - no lotto at the time. 

                          Then lived in Nevada and didn't play until Nipton got popular (Calif. lotto)

                          Now in Illinois, play $1 or $2 a day.

                          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                          Lep

                          There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.