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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by agkm800, Jul 6, 2009.
How often do you play lottery?
"The lottery is a tax on people that are bad a maths"
...unless you win it.
Only whenever the Euro Lottery has heaps of money. But in the 10+ years of the National Lottery I've only ever bought 3 tickets. My pops was in a syndicate at work that paid for itself a few times over, but that's it.
"The lottery is a tax on stupid people!", as I tell my brother.
(Hopefully, if he ever wins, he'll overlook my childish and hurtful comments on the topic.)
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Never - When i did it was when someone bought me a ticket or a scratch and then i won only 5 dollars. I entered in for 90 million jack put here in australia highest ever. meh not one number
I figure I waste more money on crap then the small amount I put on the lottery.
Buying a share in a company that just floated with no hope of a dividend.
No thank you.
I buy when coworkers pool in for a ticket, I rarely buy my own ticket.
Actually, the lottery is a tax on those bad at statistics. You can be intelligent and actually think you have a significant chance at winning.
I'll buy scratch off cards every now and again, but nothing ever over 5$. I like the risk/ chance of return.
I'm like that with stocks too, high risk, high reward.
I have always wanted to get into the stock market, but I feel as though I'm out of my league, but I like the idea of investing my money/ taking a risk. I wouldn't even know where to start.
I play the same 6 numbers on every draw, buy a ticket every 6 months for 104 draws.
Won 15K last year spend 208.00 a year on tickets
When the jackpot is at $200 million I buy one. I don't expect to win, but it's worth a dollar to me to sit there all day and think of what I'd do with the money.
Rarely do I play the lottery.
You're three times more likely to die in a car accident on the way to buy a lottery ticket than you are to win the lottery.
Never, nowadays. In NYC I used to buy a quick-pick once in a while but it was a drag remembering to check if I had won (and I hadn't won, ever). One of my brothers won a couple times in the same year, both times over a thousand dollars. He quit buying them then, afraid that he's start thinking of winning as the normal outcome. Smart decision, I say.
Actually bought my first lottery ticket last Friday. It's at $113 million and my friend was buying one so I thought why not.
I might buy one again, I like the risk factor.
But calling my brother "bad at statistics" isn't as enjoyable as calling him stupid!
I've only ever bought one lottery ticket. Since I don't drink or smoke, I never run into situations where people would need to ask me for identification. I just wanted to see what it was like, so I decided to buy a lotto ticket (have to be 21 in Arizona).
I look like a 15 year old with a beard, but the guy didn't even ask to see my ID.
I know I have a 1 in 14,000,000 chance of winning the national lottery where I am, but when the pot is high, I buy a few lines.
I figure if I buy 4 lines, my chances of winning decrease to 1 in 3,500,000!! Not bad, am I right?
I always like the lottery math, damn 1 in 3.5 million sounds better than 4 in 14 million -- even though the latter is the real one.
Grab a number not dependent on birthdays (since that limits you to 30 numbers out of the 40-60) and play a couple/few bucks every time. If you play birthdays and numbers under 30, the chances of multi-winner increase also. And no sense in sharing.
Couple/few bucks with a set of your lucky numbers and one with the quick pick generally max out you chances of winning as does playing every draw.
Throwing 20-100 at a giant pot really doesn't increase your chances much in the super lottos.
20 in 250 million isn't much better than 2 in 250 million though spreading the 20 dollars out over 10-20 draws at least gives you more time to attempt to chase the rabbit down to hack off a bloody foot to rub.
Only when I'm passing through Georgia, so once or twice a year. At the very least it helps put someone through college.