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Posted: 3/17/2005 11:13:15 AM EST
Everytime I go to Georgia or Florida I buy $5 dollars worth of Big Game and Lotto South. I've been doing this for years. One day I will hit it!
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 11:14:43 AM EST
Nope. I'm taxed enough as it is.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 11:18:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By Janus:
Nope. I'm taxed enough as it is.




I don't pay the stupid tax either.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 11:18:18 AM EST
Nope.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 11:19:01 AM EST
I spend 2 bucks a week on powerball. It ain't gonna break me. Who knows, I may hit it someday. You can't win if you don't play.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 11:19:28 AM EST
I have like when the jackpot gets up over $100,000,000.

Haven't bought one in years though.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 11:19:39 AM EST
I don't...i just don't see the point of spending the money on a slim chance of winning.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 11:20:38 AM EST
I am in a pool at work. A couple bucks a week at a chance to retire? Hell yes.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 11:20:51 AM EST
I've been known to drop a fiver from time to time. Maybe 3-4 times a year.

I don't normally buy in on the huge jackpots. The pool is too big. If I happen to be getting gas and notice an 8mil jackpot I might put in thinking the ticket holder pool will be smaller.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 11:22:35 AM EST
Every once in a while, I go to get a scratch off ticket from an IL lottery vending machine.
The most i've won
1. $2 and went to get another ticket that I played and came back "Free ticket" and then I went back to redeem my free ticket. Played that and lost.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 11:22:54 AM EST
Nope. A buck is worth 5 rounds of XM193. It's all about budgeting.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 11:23:48 AM EST
Yes I do...call it what you want...ya gotta be in it to win it...no matter what the odds...I'd rather waste $5 on a lotto ticket than give it to some guy with a pocket full of $$$ on a corner with a sign around his neck that say..." will work for food"...or what ever else it might say
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 11:23:55 AM EST
nope, especially now that the gambling/ lottery age in Az is 21...
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 11:23:55 AM EST
no.

Link Posted: 3/17/2005 11:24:39 AM EST
Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math.

That being said, I'll occasionally drop a fiver on a ticket, just for the shrieks. Maybe once a month.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 11:24:39 AM EST
I will buy powerball tickets or a scratch ticket every now and again. Not everyday.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 11:25:18 AM EST
The lottery is a tax on people who are bad at math
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 11:28:10 AM EST
I will buy the scratch tickets and put them in my nephew's birthday cards. One of them actually won $50.
Lotteries are the most regressive tax around.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 11:29:23 AM EST
occasionally.... once every few months or so, when the SuperLotto jackpot hits around 50 million....
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 11:31:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By PAEBR332:
The lottery is a tax on people who are bad at math



I hear this bandied around a bit and I'm like to agree if we're talking about people who spend a great deal of money on it.

Personally I see it kindof like playing roulette, grated w/ worse odds. When I buy a ticket on Monday I get this fun anticipation all week long. What if I win? What would I do with all that money? How do I protect it? What should I buy my parents? Should I pay for my sisters college? Do I quit work and go back to college or just buy a boat and some asian sex slaves?

The fun of the anticipation is worth the $5 in my mind.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 11:33:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By Nimrod1193:
Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math.



I'm good at math, and I play $5 now and again. I've even done it competitively if that tells you anything. The jackpot has to be over a certain amount before I'll even entertain it, but it ain't so bad.

Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 11:33:30 AM EST
not for myself
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 11:34:16 AM EST
Only a few bucks worth, and then only when the pot is large.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 11:39:12 AM EST
I buy a 52 draw Florida Lottery ticket, quick pick and check my winnings, if any, usually none, at www.floridalottery.com.

Our assbackwards state doesn't have the lottery.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 11:39:46 AM EST

Originally Posted By rebel_rifle:

Originally Posted By Janus:
Nope. I'm taxed enough as it is.




I don't pay the stupid tax either.




Ramsey listener I bet
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 11:43:24 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/17/2005 11:43:47 AM EST by Nimrod1193]

Originally Posted By GodBlessTexas:

Originally Posted By Nimrod1193:
Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math.



I'm good at math, and I play $5 now and again. I've even done it competitively if that tells you anything. The jackpot has to be over a certain amount before I'll even entertain it, but it ain't so bad.

Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...





How do you play the lottery competitively? Is there a league you join or something?
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 11:44:50 AM EST
Buying lotto tickets is for people who are to stupid to play with action figures


SGatr15
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 11:45:27 AM EST
I win the Lotto every day. Kudos for HOPE scholarship


BS in AE for the price of books and Gas
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 11:48:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:

Originally Posted By rebel_rifle:

Originally Posted By Janus:
Nope. I'm taxed enough as it is.




I don't pay the stupid tax either.




Ramsey listener I bet



Reporting as ordered, sir!
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 11:48:55 AM EST
no
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 11:50:07 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/17/2005 11:51:19 AM EST by Goose79]
I buy two tickets a week for a total of $2.00. I at least get the satisfaction of thinking what I would do if I won some money.

My uncle won $120,000 (after taxes) on the Illinois Mega Millions game, so for $104.00 a year why not buy a ticket. I can spend that in a weekend on food and a movie.

Goose
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 12:11:05 PM EST
I might buy one every once in a while. I have actually known two people who have won here in GA and in VA. I guy I went to high school with here in GA was one of the first winners in the GA lotto winning $2 million and I have an uncle in VA that won $70,000. I figure what the hell maybe one day I to can when a few bucks !
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 1:12:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By Nimrod1193:

Originally Posted By GodBlessTexas:

Originally Posted By Nimrod1193:
Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math.



I'm good at math, and I play $5 now and again. I've even done it competitively if that tells you anything. The jackpot has to be over a certain amount before I'll even entertain it, but it ain't so bad.

Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...





How do you play the lottery competitively? Is there a league you join or something?




"If you can dodge a wrench, you can play dodgeball the lottery."
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 1:14:45 PM EST
i'll buy a few tickets if the powerball jackpot gets big enough. The entertainment I get from thinking about all the cool stuff I could buy is more than worth it.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 1:24:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
Everytime I go to Georgia or Florida I buy $5 dollars worth of Big Game and Lotto South. I've been doing this for years. One day I will hit it!



Nope, I'd rather go to the casino. Atleast I can hold the dice.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 1:27:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/17/2005 1:44:52 PM EST by vito113]
I buy British Lottery Tickets…

If I get those 6 numbers my ass is on the next plane to the US of A

ANdy
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 1:30:31 PM EST
I work hard for my money, I'll take the odds of working for what I want. Besides even if I won, I'd still work every day. Although getting my ass kissed by people just because I may have won is sort of appealing
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 1:31:46 PM EST
Never.

they are half jokingly referred to as "a voluntary tax on stupid people" in my family.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 1:32:57 PM EST
I have never wasted a single dime on the lottery.

I understand statistics.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 1:34:13 PM EST
Every 2-4 weeks I will by a Powerball ticket. I play to win! One day I will!
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 3:06:37 PM EST
Hell yes I play .

I have won about $30K over the years . I'm
still in the black when it comes to money out
for money in ....
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 3:15:54 PM EST
I don't play the lotto. Just never felt the urge...
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