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Mother who won $740 poker machine jackpot told to ‘get a real job’

  • A western Sydney mother posted photo of $740 jackpot from playing the pokies
  • The $5 bettor was soon attacked online and told to get a job instead of gambling
  • She hit back at her online critics saying the people abusing her were just ‘jealous’

A young mother who boasted about her poker machine jackpot online has been abused and told to ‘get a job’.

Cindy, from the western Sydney suburb of Penrith, took to social media to brag about a $740 pokie jackpot on the popular Queen of the Nile machine.

‘And this kids, is how you make money instead of stealing from other people,’ she wrote in the caption to the Facebook post.

A young mother who boasted about her poker machine jackpot online has been abused and told to ‘get a job’

The picture soon attracted a storm of criticism, with a number of commenters telling Cindy she should find better ways to make money.

‘No that’s how you lose money and develop an addiction,’ said one person.

‘Centrelink called, they want their payment back,’ said another.

‘I hope that’s not taxpayer money going through that machine? Bring on the welfare card,’ commented someone else.

Cindy, from the western Sydney suburb of Penrith, took to social media to brag about a $740 pokie jackpot on the popular Queen of the Nile machine (stock image)

Cindy, from the western Sydney suburb of Penrith, took to social media to brag about a $740 pokie jackpot on the popular Queen of the Nile machine (stock image)

Cindy hit back at her detractors, telling her critics the secret of her success is knowing ‘when to play and when not to play and more importantly when to stop’.

‘Okay so I should encourage them to keep stealing from everyone instead then? No worries,’ she wrote in reply to one person.

‘I take it you have a gambling issue and you can never win enough to brag about it?’ she replied to another commenter.

‘You sound like one of those people that always loses then blames someone else for the problem.’

The picture soon attracted a storm of criticism, with a number of commenters telling Cindy she should find better ways to make money

Can gamblers really play and win?

Not only desire to win money is the only reason people gamble. The emotional experience, combined with “feeling lucky” or the belief that it is “their turn” to win, can create in some individuals a desire and a need to gamble.

 

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