Lotto culture filth.

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posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 09:17 PM
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I hate lotto culture.

The look of the greed in peoples eyes as they line up to play. The eagerness as they scratch away their little filthy scratch cards. The nervousness in their voices as they ask what the jackpot is up to.

It is sickening. You see some of the worst aspects of human nature and our society as a lotto retailer. It is vile.

I have seen people almost get into acts of mutual violence over a place in line for a huge jackpot, or someone jumping in and buying a scratch ticket of the same type the other was playing. I once saw two old ladies threaten each other because one copied the numbers the other was playing.

Rituals, superstition, dreams, charts, diagrams, mathematical analysis of previous numbers, books about probability and statistics, horoscopes, ect.

It is dizzying how retarded people are. I almost cant take their very mention of lotto.

"did you see this number" I was going to play it but yadda yadda. Or , I dreamt this blah blah blah, "oh that means such and such."

I watch them spend endless moments talking about their hopes and dreams. Every word calculated so as to not upset the lotto gods of fate by their misspeaking their need for millions of dollars.

Every one doesnt want to win it, if it hits then cool....mean while they are secretly screaming for a winning number.

It is sickening. Then why do you play? What right do you have to win? Why is your need so much greater than others?

Why would random numbers coalesce to your purpose for the fulfillment of your petty life in its most petty wants? Will the world really miss you if you are gone or a millionaire before you die?

Pumping money they cant afford into a state sponsored former mafia activity....running numbers. The state took that business from criminals. They now sell illusions.

The only way to effectively tax the poor. Sell them lotto and dreams.

People with a portfolio of cards for every game the lotto machine can sell, filled with their birthdays, their children's graduation dates, anniversaries.....hundreds of dollars or thousands a year.....for a dream. The dream of being opulent, filthy rich. Their dream of living like a king...

Not finding love, or changing the world, or becoming such and such person to humanity....no. Wealth.

I could go on, but I will only learn to hate humanity that much more through my words as I look on at them with their piles of dirty scratch tickets......scraps of paper with their dreams squeezed for numerical significance.....the ignorant and backwards superstitions of them, the greed, the little green demon in their eyes,......

Filth.

WHoooh . I feel better. Off to sell some more crap lotto.

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posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 09:30 PM
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LOL that was great. I don't play the lotto...never felt I could win it. It would be nice but no I'd rather keep my two dollars, five dollars or whatever someone spends a week on lotto and buy something else. Because in all likelihood, like most gambling, the house will win a substantial amount of the matches. Meaning, the GUHMENT will always have more of my money than I would win throughout my adult lifetime.

Good luck in dealing with those people breh, and I hope you can get out before its too late! Before you become.... one of them!
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posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 10:03 PM
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Possibly a half-dozen times in my life I've been pressured into going in with my work-mates on a lottery. In total I've won like 79 cents. Literally.

All you have to do is look at the odds. The odds of winning, to me, seem roughly equal whether you play the stupid thing or not.

There used to be a guy who came into my neighborhood bar who apparently spent the bulk of his paltry paycheck on scratchers and Lotto tickets. Never hit, as far as I heard. Oh, maybe $10 on a scratcher here and there. But you see it all the time: People who think if you can just buy enough tickets, you're bound to hit big sooner or later....

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posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 10:14 PM
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For what it's worth the first time I played Lotto I won $1000. It was pretty cool. Since then not much $2 or $5 here or there.

Still way ahead though so I hardly ever play anymore. Always quit while you're ahead. It's a definite racket.



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 10:30 PM
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In simplest terms I suppose you could boil the lottery down to socialistic wealth distribution with a capitalistic entrance fee.



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 10:43 PM
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While I do agree that people that constantly spend money on lotto are sick, I do it once a month. Not because I am greedy, no because once a month is not bad compared to every day. So while you do make a point, not all people are like that with the lotto thing. I say try it once a month, I mean its just $1 a month out of how ever much money you make a month. Just $1 that could save you from debt or be able to pay off your house. Who wouldn't want that? Yes I agree some people can't handle only a $1, and those people are sick in the head, but people like us in this thread can definitely handle $1 a month.
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posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 11:05 PM
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you see idiots put money they have not got on this lotto one couple i knew years ago stopped paying into their pension and put the money on lottery tickets .

it is the ones that buy scratch cards that make me laugh the prizes have been won months ago and the shops are still selling tickets .

it is 25 years since i have put a bet on horses etc and maybe have spent $200 on lotto tickets in 15 years but if i won i would have fun giving it away .

in the uk the lottery co had $14 billion in the bank and that was many years ago i wonder who is skimming the interest on that



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 11:29 PM
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Don't you especially hate it when there is a sign posted plain as day that customers NEED to fill out the cards for the big lotto and the pick games YET it is seemingly invisible to everyone BUT you? The customers beg you.... "Just punch in ONE.... just one" like a crack addict jonesing for another hit?
One always turns into 50 while they try to recall every birthday and anniversary from their entire family lineage.

Yes. I have worked where lotto was sold. LOL

I feel your pain.



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 11:30 PM
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I recall, years ago, being in this frame of mind while lunching at a Chinese fast food. I opened my fortune cookie and found lottery numbers along with my fortune. I sighed deeply, lowered my head to the table and cried myself to sleep.



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 11:48 PM
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I think that for a lot of them, if they had the money that they had spent on every losing ticket in one lump sum, it would be an eye opener. Individuals spend thousands on them through out their lifetime. That money would be better spent on something else.
I know that I will probably never win, so I would rather spend that money on something I have to show for it.



posted on Oct, 16 2013 @ 01:09 AM
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Most people want to be rich without working for it.



posted on Oct, 16 2013 @ 05:47 AM
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As a regular player of the lottery (though I don't do "scratchies"), I must say that I have yet to witness the type of behaviour you have mentioned. (For the record, I live in Australia, so maybe it's a cultural thing you are experiencing). For me it's almost the opposite: mostly hard-working people trying to score a lucky reprieve from all the financial stresses in their lives that they are struggling to cope with.



posted on Oct, 16 2013 @ 08:30 AM
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I have a good friend who is really down and out. He seems to scrape by month by month on a fixed income (disability) while living in a camper trailer. He does what he can for a little extra income, but he is really addicted to gambling. He uses his mathematical intellect to play the odds and without fail, he is usually off by one number.

He claims that the system is rigged and as most gamblers know, the house always wins, but he continues to take chances with what little income he has. I'm really amazed that he has gotten along this way for so many years. Just recently he has given up on gambling, but I feel certain he has fallen off the wagon occasionally and gives in to the temptation because, like they say, "you can't win if you don't play."

I tried to convince him that he would be better off gambling on a good business idea and last winter we worked on a shoestring business plan that required an initial investment of about $600-$700 between us and was sure to pay off at least $3,000 by year's end if we would stick to the plan. I'll now be working on that plan alone because he just couldn't give up the idea of a big win as a way to solve his financial situation.

Things are looking up for him due to some help he is getting from family and friends and I have had the resources to make my situation better with a deal that will bring a big inflow, but had been reluctant to take advantage of until now.

Bottom line:
What we both needed was to get real and find some workable solutions rather than waiting for the big win or for the situation to get better without doing what should have been done all along. Let's just hope things turn around with our economy and we can make more workable plans for the future.



posted on Oct, 16 2013 @ 11:00 AM
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I don't believe I have ever personally witnessed the behavior you mentioned, but I'm sure in some places it does get crazy. I think the first time a jackpot here got real high there was long line ups for tickets, but no over the top customers. People just waiting casually in line to throw a few bucks away on a broken dream. Admittedly, I buy tickets a couple times a month, no scratch ones though, and I never spend more than a few dollars. It's an attitude like, "If I win, great..if not oh well...at least I didn't lose the farm over it."
I come from a family of lottery players though, and even when I was young, my mom bought tickets for me too. I remember going to the corner store with my grandfather so he could get tickets, same numbers faithfully, religiously, twice a week for years. He called it " Paying my idiot tax." He never won the big prize.



posted on Oct, 16 2013 @ 11:11 AM
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I think I read somewhere you're more likely to die on the way to buy a ticket than actually win lol. I definitely feel your pain though. I bus it to work and end up behind some joker buying 40 bucks worth of tickets when all I want to do is pay for my coffee. Meanwhile, I miss the last bus out.



posted on Oct, 16 2013 @ 11:25 AM
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Sounds like you need to get a job at a morgue or something. It's none of your business who plays the lottery or why, and if these "types of people" disgust you then you are in the wroooooong line of employment. I've known quite a few people who've won big. One of the biggest ever winnings is from my state. I'll tell you what I tell a lot of people; You can't win if you don't play, and why pass up a chance to win life changing amounts of money? It's possible. It is possible. You never know when those numbers might just fall right out for you. To me, it just sounds like you're a little racist towards a certain group of people. Maybe I'm wrong, IDK. You don't sound like a very nice person.



posted on Oct, 16 2013 @ 11:41 AM
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haha nice rant!

I don't play the lotto. I can count on one hand the few times I have actually played.

Sure I dream of what I would do if I won that much money but I'm not into gambling or wasting money on some unreachable dream of mass amounts of cash that will only bring the greedy and needy into my life. I'm happy with what i've got, sure extra cash would be nice but it won't make me happy, money doesn't make you happy. If it did all the rich would be the happiest people on Earth but they seem to be the most miserable. No thanks!


Yea I have seen people go psycho over the lotto or scratch offs. My grandmother played every week, not sure if she still does but she had so many lotto tickets over the years she could have wallpapered all her homes with them, seriously. To me it's a waste of money at a chance to maybe win millions.



posted on Oct, 16 2013 @ 02:19 PM
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To me, it just sounds like you're a little racist towards a certain group of people.


Ok, I wasnt going to comment on this thread so people could say their peace as I did. I had to for you.

Wow. I just wanted to let you know I almost pissed myself reading your post. Lotto players are a race? LOL

I gave you a star for the laugh......



posted on Oct, 18 2013 @ 07:41 AM
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You misunderstood me. Thanks for the star, though. I'll put it with the others.

It just reeks of something--I hear an underlying tone. If you don't want to play the lottery, then fine. Don't! But why judge others who do, or try and generalize them or look down on them? I don't get it, and I don't want to, either.



posted on Oct, 18 2013 @ 08:12 AM
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I personally do not support different lotteries either. The culture is not bad round here, no violent behaviour or something like that, although at the end it serves no other purpose for 99% of people getting the ticket than giving false hope and taking away their money.

Unfortunately lotteries prey for the less educated and poor. Based on 2010 study a family earning less than 13k a year, spends 9% of their salary on lottery tickets. Households earning under 30k a year spent an average of 600 dollars a year on lottery compared to households earning more than 100k spending 300 dollars a year.People who never graduated college spent on average 3,5 times more (700 a year) on lottery compared to college graduates (200 a year).

If you have basic knowledge of statistics, any person would understand the odds of you winning are near to 0. I do not see it bad sometimes getting a ticket just for fun, but spending hundreds of year on something where the odds of winning is extremely unrealistic - well, I see it as a money thrown away. There are far better things to use the money on.
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