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BigJk-47
01-28-05, 01:23 AM
I need to get this out....

Ever since I won a grand back in october i've been buying stupid instant scratch off tickets like crazy and need to stop.I feel like admitting my problem out in the open will help me out a little,i dont want to go to any meetings or GA because the problem really isnt severe,its just a nusance.

I find that im depressed in the winter and the only thing really fun to do for a quick thrill is to buy lottery tickets.Im currently am looking for a job,I was laid off because my last job was seasonal.Plus it really sucks that I dont have a single friend,no....im not kidding.:(

I already know my odds are horrible of winning anything really big and I have a better chance of getting struck by lightning plus the house always wins.Im really beginning to think that im not much of a winter person and buffalo is one giant hell hole.

I end up spending like $20 a day on these stupid tickets and then when I lose I get angry.As of today,I am offically quitting.
:temper:

ahhh I feel better already :)

Pinky
01-28-05, 01:27 AM
I need to get this out....

Ever since I won a grand back in october i've been buying stupid instant scratch off tickets like crazy and need to stop.I feel like admitting my problem out in the open will help me out a little,i dont want to go to any meetings or GA because the problem really isnt severe,its just a nusance.

I find that im depressed in the winter and the only thing really fun to do for a quick thrill is to buy lottery tickets.Im currently am looking for a job,I was laid off because my last job was seasonal.Plus it really sucks that I dont have a single friend,no....im not kidding.:(

I already know my odds are horrible of winning anything really big and I have a better chance of getting struck by lightning plus the house always wins.Im really beginning to think that im not much of a winter person and buffalo is one giant hell hole.

I end up spending like $20 a day on these stupid tickets and then when I lose I get angry.As of today,I am offically quitting.
:temper:

ahhh I feel better already :)

A 12 step program may be what you need despite your reservations. I go to one for my addiction issues, why shouldn't you for your gambling problem? Is there less shame in still having the problem or in solving it? Really... and no one understands the addict mentality better than people who share it. This is a problem with trying to fill that hole inside with gambling, drugs, women, clothes, etc.

I've also made some great friendships and opened up new areas of my life (ocforums is one of them) that I would never have tried/discovered on my own. Change is a good thing, especially when you consider what you're changing!

Aphex_Tom_9
01-28-05, 01:29 AM
well, it's good you can admit you have a problem.
Just think about how F'ing ridiculous it is. How much of a waste of good money and how horrible your chances are. it's not like you're gaining anything. it's not like each time you get closer to the chance, it's the same every time.
there's a reason these things exist. to lure in people like that. dont get caught up in the bull.

theMonster
01-28-05, 04:38 AM
First, your not that bad off. I know 2 different couples that 3x a week buy a grocery bag full of lotto tickets. They sit down at the kitchen table for a couple of hours and separate them into three different grocery bags: winners, losers and 2nd chance (you put your name, address etc on them and send them in to win a chance to appear on the lottery game show). They claim they break even or come out a little ahead or a little behind. These same people go to the local casinos once a week and every weekend. They also go to Vegas or Atlantic City 3-4 times a year. The guys go down to the horse-racing or dog racing track every day as well. THEY have a problem!!

It only starts there though, you'll do like they do, then you'll find a bookie, then you'll start shootig dice at the YMCA, then some Goombahs will come and break your sticks and then you'll want to stop gambling. Unless your smart and this story has scared you a bit, that is.

RAMMAN
01-28-05, 04:52 AM
trying to fill that hole inside with gambling, drugs, women, clothes, etc.



and whats wrong with that :eh?: .except for that part about the gambling, of course.

qualhiveldorf
01-28-05, 11:22 AM
Perhaps you could take that money and put it into some medium-low risk stocks, that way you still have the excitement, but the chances can be better and you can still get money in the end.

seadave77
01-28-05, 11:47 AM
You just need something else that will take your mind off gambling, preferable something that won't get you killed. I find folding (http://folding.stanford.edu) to be pretty hard to shake. Points, competition, glory, computers, its all good. That and when I come home I don't have to be afraid there is a fish on my doorstep. Stop by the folding section sometime.

ashenfang
01-28-05, 01:56 PM
well, tell yourself this. If you won a grand in the lottery, statistically speaking, you will never win again, reguardless of how much you play. :-/ Thats being honest. That should keep you from buying any more tickets.

BigJk-47
01-28-05, 09:38 PM
Today I feel much better.I got a job at Dollar General,its tough to find a job in this town.I keep applying at wegmans because its the #1 place to work for in the USA so hopefully i'll get a call.A few weeks back I picked up a A+ certification book so I can brush up and get my certification so i've got that going for me :D.

No tix for me,i'd rather go to the slot machine casino once a month and play like $20,gives me something to look forward to rather then spending $20 a day on BS tickets.Everytime I've played the slots i've always walked out with more then I started with.Self control is the key to anything.