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Posted: November 30, 2016, 12:30 pm - IP Logged

His account was cancelled because he was attempting to sell books of tickets to people on here based on the assumption that there might be 1 major jackpot ticket in these books. and some people looked  like they were going to buy them at an inflated price.  I'm pretty sure that's what got him kicked off of here

I agree, casinos have been a lot less stressful for me. What happened a few days ago was I scratched for a few hours at a time inside a 7/11, found a big winner which broke me even and went home. I must of played over $1,500 but kept finding $100 winners. The night before I lost $500 I found a $500 winner after spending $400 or so, went to the casino and made $180 and left.

Woke up, went to the store to pay my power bill and ended up being killed with losing tickets, over $500 worth with not even one $100 winner. These events have happened a few times and it really messes with my brain.

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    Posted: November 30, 2016, 6:58 pm - IP Logged

    His account was cancelled because he was attempting to sell books of tickets to people on here based on the assumption that there might be 1 major jackpot ticket in these books. and some people looked  like they were going to buy them at an inflated price.  I'm pretty sure that's what got him kicked off of here

    I  remember that, he was posting a lot of videos and then attempted to sell books. I'm always suspicious when someone posts a video or a link to a video...there's always a reason behind it.

    Wasn't there someone who created a similar, albeit fake username?

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      Posted: November 30, 2016, 7:49 pm - IP Logged

      Now everything makes sense when his account was canceled in LP he stopped posting in YouTube oh well. I came to the conclusion he had a gambling problem it was too many videos uploaded and too much money spent on those cards and there was no profit made.
      Don't get me wrong Fish40 I love to gamble and I love the lottery, but I control my brain not the lottery. I know that when you win you get this high and it's the best feeling in the world knowing you won. I don't judge you but you have control your brain and say no even if it hurts or tell your brain shut up. Believe me there are days my brain is like how you going to win you only spent $1.00 and I be like shut up I am in control not you. I know it's hard but I also believe you want help because you took the first step and came here and shared your story so for that I give you credit.

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        Posted: November 30, 2016, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

        Now everything makes sense when his account was canceled in LP he stopped posting in YouTube oh well. I came to the conclusion he had a gambling problem it was too many videos uploaded and too much money spent on those cards and there was no profit made.
        Don't get me wrong Fish40 I love to gamble and I love the lottery, but I control my brain not the lottery. I know that when you win you get this high and it's the best feeling in the world knowing you won. I don't judge you but you have control your brain and say no even if it hurts or tell your brain shut up. Believe me there are days my brain is like how you going to win you only spent $1.00 and I be like shut up I am in control not you. I know it's hard but I also believe you want help because you took the first step and came here and shared your story so for that I give you credit.

        $1 is all you need to win big, my first ever scratcher was $1 and it won me $20. I should of stopped forever after that, but I will live and learn from my mistakes and greediness. I will visit the casino but never again will I play the lottery in any form. I had $20K in my hand from hard work and saving since 2009 that is now gone, which is my fault from being compulsive.

        I want to thank everyone who took their time to post some advice. My parents would be so upset if they knew, they are hard working people and I just blew it all.

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          Posted: November 30, 2016, 10:46 pm - IP Logged

          Good luck in your goal of not spending money on scratch tickets. If you need someone to talk too, you can post here.

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            Posted: December 1, 2016, 10:31 am - IP Logged

            You've received some great advice from some veterans here, Fish. I'm pledging to quit scratchoffs together so if you need an accountability buddy let me know. I'm on day 3 of no scratchoffs. I think going cold turkey is the way to do it.

             

            I agree that if you can control and satisfy your gambling through the casino, that's a better alternative for you. I know you feel bad about losing that much of your savings, but consider it a valuable lesson learned. You're still very young, and have many years ahead of you. This life lesson could essentially save you a huge amount in the long-run that you might have otherwise lost if you continued playing scratchers.

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              Posted: December 1, 2016, 12:51 pm - IP Logged

              $1 is all you need to win big, my first ever scratcher was $1 and it won me $20. I should of stopped forever after that, but I will live and learn from my mistakes and greediness. I will visit the casino but never again will I play the lottery in any form. I had $20K in my hand from hard work and saving since 2009 that is now gone, which is my fault from being compulsive.

              I want to thank everyone who took their time to post some advice. My parents would be so upset if they knew, they are hard working people and I just blew it all.

              Don't leave you should keep us posted with your results. You should buddy up with someone for accountability.

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                Posted: December 1, 2016, 1:06 pm - IP Logged

                You just got to look at the odds

                 

                Think about it this way the new 25$ Cash blowout game has odds of winning the 500$ prize 1 in 1648.00.  Thats almost 42,000 DOLLARS WORTH OF TICKETS just for one 500$ winner... that is so criminal but what can we do because the lottery is a MONOPOLY and every year they get more greedy and make odds of winning worse and worse it really is a crime....

                 

                Also think of it this way to win the top prize its usually 1 in 5 million. The odds that the ticket will even SHOW UP in your zip code would be a miracle on its own. Just limit yourself to 1 scratcher a day if you win 100 or more buy 1 more and save the rest for days to come i have learned that buying 100 tickets wont increase your chances of winning the top prize.

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                  Posted: December 1, 2016, 1:10 pm - IP Logged

                  Don't leave you should keep us posted with your results. You should buddy up with someone for accountability.

                  @ Dracos, I would love to buddy up so we can keep track of our days clean or if we have an urge. The last time I played was on 11/28 at that gas station where I paid my FPL bill. This event is still replaying in my head like a bad nightmare.

                  @ Elina, will do! Thank you so much for caring. I am at the store now returning a cell phone I bought on Black Friday so I can have cash for another week or until I get my check.

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                    Posted: December 2, 2016, 2:02 am - IP Logged

                    He was in lottery post and got his account got cancelled I don't know why?He stopped posting on his YouTube channel three months ago. Maybe he did struck a jackpot and kept silent, I wonder? Disapprove

                    Is he the one on his YouTube channel saying that if he won that he would give a portion of the prize to one of his viewers?

                    Take Risks: If you win, you'll be happy.  If you lose, you will be wiser...

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                      Posted: December 2, 2016, 2:33 am - IP Logged

                      I've quit scratch offs altogether....odds suck....

                      I think the thought pattern goes, if I have a line in the water I might catch a fish. problem is, if the fish aren't there you're wasting your time and bait($)....

                      Draw games give me more entertainment,, which is what lottery should be.

                      "Don't waste time, it's the stuff life's made of..."

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                        Posted: December 2, 2016, 11:48 pm - IP Logged

                        I've quit scratch offs altogether....odds suck....

                        I think the thought pattern goes, if I have a line in the water I might catch a fish. problem is, if the fish aren't there you're wasting your time and bait($)....

                        Draw games give me more entertainment,, which is what lottery should be.

                        Smart, plus you don't need the extra stress which comes along with scratchers. I played again, yesterday and today and lost $41 in total. Not even one decent win but that's the way it should be.

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                          Posted: December 4, 2016, 9:44 pm - IP Logged

                          I am officially finished with all lottery products, played my final two $2 tickets and both were losers. My addiction did start with winning $200 on a $2 card so I wanted to end with one. I will still be gambling but it will be inside of a casino where I get free comps and can spend hours there for very little money instead of thousands when I was playing scratchers. I wish everyone the best of luck if they continue playing but beware, the lottery is a business and it's run by our state who has no interest in handing us big checks unless they collect one first.