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New survey destroys myth that poor Americans buy most lottery tickets

Topic closed. 48 replies. Last post 4 months ago by Stack47.

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Drenick1's avatar - villiarna
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February 25, 2014
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Posted: July 28, 2016, 2:56 pm - IP Logged


Insider info?  Maybe I should parlay heavy on the British Columbia lottery.

Perhaps you should but use caution as your acquaintances may not be too pleased.

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    February 11, 2014
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    Posted: July 28, 2016, 5:05 pm - IP Logged

    It behoves me that politicians act like they r concerned about the well being of poor people.Poor people don,t have enough money to buy lottery tickets.

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      February 27, 2011
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      Posted: July 29, 2016, 3:34 am - IP Logged

      Perhaps you should but use caution as your acquaintances may not be too pleased.

      The comment was addressing the word "after" which, in this case, would indicate an event will occur, not may occur.  If this were to be known prior to such an event then one would have an advantage to place a bet on the side of knowledge (i.e. insider info).  Since BC is in the news as taking such bets, it was the place of mention.  I am sure my acquaintances are able to detect tongue in cheek dialogue.

        I'm feeling a jackpot win coming my way!

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        February 14, 2006
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        Posted: August 7, 2016, 6:59 pm - IP Logged

        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".

        While I agree it's a false statement, they keep on saying it.