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New survey destroys myth that poor Americans buy most lottery tickets

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Posted: July 25, 2016, 10:47 pm - IP Logged

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    Posted: July 25, 2016, 11:14 pm - IP Logged

    Designated Lucky Retailers

    Lucky Retailers are those Lottery Retail locations that sold at least one $100,000 winning ticket during the previous calendar year, or paid out an average of 400 or more winning tickets per week during the previous calendar year, or paid out an average of $4,000 or more in winning tickets per week during the previous calendar year.

    ROBERT BURNS WINE

    157 N ROBERTSON BL
    BEVERLY HILLS, CA. 90211

    • $100,000 or more winner*
    • $4,000 per week in winning tickets*

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    427 N Crescent Dr

    Beverly Hills, CA  90210

     ** Paid out an average of 400 or more winning tickets per week during the previous calendar year
    *** Paid out average of $4,000 or more worth of winning tickets per week during the previous calendar year

    SHELL

    23387 PACIFIC COAST HWY
    MALIBU, CA. 90265 

    *** Paid out average of $4,000 or more worth of winning tickets per week during the previous calendar year

    7-ELEVEN

    331 W MONTECITO ST

    SANTA BARBARA, CA 93101

    *** Paid out average of $4,000 or more worth of winning tickets per week during the previous calendar year

    PAT'S LIQUOR

    424 N MILPAS ST
    SANTA BARBARA, CA. 93103

    *** Paid out average of $4,000 or more worth of winning tickets per week during the previous calendar year

    MILPAS LIQUOR

    314 N MILPAS ST
    SANTA BARBARA, CA. 93103 

    ** Paid out an average of 400 or more winning tickets per week during the previous calendar year
    *** Paid out average of $4,000 or more worth of winning tickets per week during the previous calendar year

    7-ELEVEN

    1909 CLIFF DR
    SANTA BARBARA, CA. 93109

    ** Paid out an average of 400 or more winning tickets per week during the previous calendar year
    *** Paid out average of $4,000 or more worth of winning tickets per week during the previous calendar year

    7-ELEVEN

    3430 STATE ST
    SANTA BARBARA, CA. 93105

    ** Paid out an average of 400 or more winning tickets per week during the previous calendar year
    *** Paid out average of $4,000 or more worth of winning tickets per week during the previous calendar year

     

    Hi realtorjim!

    Thanks so much for the information!

    One thing I clearly remember about Beverly Hills is that during the $1Billion dollar jackpot run, a news reporter went to a convenience store

    in Beverly Hills and the clerk said that all the maids, housekeepers and personal assistance were buying tickets for they employer and one of the maids picked up $2,500.00 worth of  tickets...

    (I am glad this survey confirmed who is really spending the money....)

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      Comparing lottery play to a political candidate is a false narrative.  Even comparing the number of adults who eat Cornflakes is a better comparison than a political comparison.

      "Comparing lottery play to a political candidate is a false narrative."

      I was comparing one random sampling with another and commented what a political poll "would probably show". A CNN/ORC random sampling from 7/01/2015 shows exactly what I said and uses similar demographics.

      Less than half of Americans (47%) with a high-school diploma or less say they have purchased a state lottery ticket 

      And a political survey will show a percentage of voters with a high school diploma voting for one candidate or another.

      The latest Gallup update, however, shows that Americans whose annual household income is less than $36,000 per year were substantially less likely than higher-income Americans to say they have purchased a state lottery ticket within the past year.

      And again household income is included in most political surveys.

      My point had nothing to do with politics or methods used by pollsters, but that a $1.5 billion will bring out lots of new players. Considering candidates from both parties bragged about bringing out lots of new voters, my comparison is spot on.

      In this Gallop poll it makes a point to say "Poorer, Less Educated Less Likely to Say They Bought State Lottery Ticket". But whether they say it or not, IMO they purchase less lottery tickets than those with higher incomes.

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        Lots of people who live in states without lotteries still play the lottery.  For a long time I lived in a state that didn't have a lottery but I was a regular player anyway.  Plus there were questions about gambling in general in the survey.

        Based on the 25 year graph, I thought it was follow-up survey.

         

        Trend in the Share of Americans Who Say They Bought a State Lottery Ticket in Past 12 Months

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          If the lottery was mostly played by the poor, then common sense would dictate that most lottery retailers would be located in poor areas but that isn't yhe case. That was never the case. So with the myth busted that only the poor play the lottery, the other myth that "the lottery is a tax on the poor" can also beHit With Stick

          Following the trends and patterns means following the money!Banana

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            If the lottery was mostly played by the poor, then common sense would dictate that most lottery retailers would be located in poor areas but that isn't yhe case. That was never the case. So with the myth busted that only the poor play the lottery, the other myth that "the lottery is a tax on the poor" can also beHit With Stick

            The "tax on the poor" thing has always been a false statement, and was concocted by anti-lottery people to sway public opinion.  Taxes are compulsory, while the lottery is voluntary.

            It's just like how anti-gun forces concocted the term "assault rifle" in order to get people to hate guns.  There is actually no such thing as an "assault rifle".

             

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              The "tax on the poor" thing has always been a false statement, and was concocted by anti-lottery people to sway public opinion.  Taxes are compulsory, while the lottery is voluntary.

              It's just like how anti-gun forces concocted the term "assault rifle" in order to get people to hate guns.  There is actually no such thing as an "assault rifle".

              True enough Todd, that's why I get upset (sometimes) about 'them' taxing lottery wins when it was a voluntary 'tax' if you will to begin with.

              Just like @ work, if my salary is topped out which it does occasionally.  The hosp. gives me 3%, but the IRS considers it a bonus which it is not and taxes it over 48%.

              I'd be content with the IRS if regulations were changed so that at least winnings from any source would not be subject to Federal tax unless it is over $10K.  But you know as well as I this country has the most tax regulations of any other country in the world.  In other words 'ain't gonna happen'.

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                The "tax on the poor" thing has always been a false statement, and was concocted by anti-lottery people to sway public opinion.  Taxes are compulsory, while the lottery is voluntary.

                It's just like how anti-gun forces concocted the term "assault rifle" in order to get people to hate guns.  There is actually no such thing as an "assault rifle".

                That is correct...AR as in AR15 = Armalite Rifle, the MFR.

                 

                Todd @ 23000 posts..awesome !

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                  How does a poll indicating what percentage of various demographic groups  have bought at least one lottery ticket in the past 12 months tell us anything at all about the actual number of tickets bought by any of them? Based on the information presented here the poll tells us absolutely nothing about who buys the most  tickets.

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                    My yearly gross income is $13,224 and I buy a Lucky Day Lotto ticket here in Illinois everyday. I hope I hit before trump gets the keys to the white house so I can move to Canada. Wink

                    All it takes is a $1.00 ticket to dream. Thumbs Up

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                      My yearly gross income is $13,224 and I buy a Lucky Day Lotto ticket here in Illinois everyday. I hope I hit before trump gets the keys to the white house so I can move to Canada. Wink

                      After Trump is in the White House it may be more advantageous for you to stay:  taxes will be lowered.

                       

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                        After Trump is in the White House it may be more advantageous for you to stay:  taxes will be lowered.

                        I don't see how taxes will be lower nor do I see where he will get the money to build the "Great Wall" along the U.S. southern border. Guess he must have access to money trees. I'm on S.S. disability so taxes won't affect me. I have not filed a tax return in over 12 years, (not enough income.) Not counting on winning any money in the lottery either, (it is just a dream) I'll have to stay here and suffer like millions of other poor people will. Population of the U.S. should go down from all the suicides though.

                        All it takes is a $1.00 ticket to dream. Thumbs Up

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                          I don't see how taxes will be lower nor do I see where he will get the money to build the "Great Wall" along the U.S. southern border. Guess he must have access to money trees. I'm on S.S. disability so taxes won't affect me. I have not filed a tax return in over 12 years, (not enough income.) Not counting on winning any money in the lottery either, (it is just a dream) I'll have to stay here and suffer like millions of other poor people will. Population of the U.S. should go down from all the suicides though.

                          Hope on with all reason for hope being gone.  Keep playing Lucky Day--good luck to you, Smoke Fan.

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                            I don't see how taxes will be lower nor do I see where he will get the money to build the "Great Wall" along the U.S. southern border. Guess he must have access to money trees. I'm on S.S. disability so taxes won't affect me. I have not filed a tax return in over 12 years, (not enough income.) Not counting on winning any money in the lottery either, (it is just a dream) I'll have to stay here and suffer like millions of other poor people will. Population of the U.S. should go down from all the suicides though.

                            Trump not only can purchase Gail Howard's lottery system, he also has the financial ability to hire clairvoyant Beti Schulz for her expertise.  Obviously with this combination lottery wins will be great, thus the building of the "Great Wall" can be accomplished.  Also, as a backup, Trump can redirect lottery profits from education to the "Great Wall Fund".  In this manner the wall will benefit from the front end of the lottery as well as the back end. 

                            The money trees are his alone, grown on the family farm, and consumption is not for use by constituents, or non-constituents for that matter.   However, public funds may be utilized to study their growth and develop hybrids.  The Grant $50 can be cross-fertilized with the Franklin $100 which will likely result in a tenfold Trump $1500 bill. 

                            You mention increased suicides, let's hope not, but hopefully the $255 burial cost benefit will stay in place as a safeguard.

                            You also mentioned lower taxes.  I think you misunderstood how the context of the word "lower" was meant.  I believe it was meant in the manner of 'muffle', which can also be equated to 'envelop', which can also be equated to 'shield'.  So, taxes being lowered really means taxes being shielded, i.e. protected from being lowered.

                              I'm feeling a jackpot win coming my way!

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                              I don't see how taxes will be lower nor do I see where he will get the money to build the "Great Wall" along the U.S. southern border. Guess he must have access to money trees. I'm on S.S. disability so taxes won't affect me. I have not filed a tax return in over 12 years, (not enough income.) Not counting on winning any money in the lottery either, (it is just a dream) I'll have to stay here and suffer like millions of other poor people will. Population of the U.S. should go down from all the suicides though.

                              Sorry you can't see it.  But just because you personally have trouble seeing it does not make you correct.

                              Congratulations on not paying taxes for 12 years.  I and everyone else paying taxes is footing the bill for you.

                               

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