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Have you ever bought more than you should

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Have you ever bought more lottery tickets than you should?

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IL
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Posted: July 13, 2005, 2:55 pm - IP Logged

When the in state lotto got up to 30 million a few months back. I was playing 20 bucks a draw that's 60 dollars a week it adds up pretty quick, just wondering if anyone else ever did that?

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    Posted: July 13, 2005, 3:04 pm - IP Logged

    At one point I was spending between $50-$100 a week, but I was making $200 a day. So that really wasn't that painfully, now I am down to $1-$20 depends on a jackpot

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      Posted: July 13, 2005, 4:53 pm - IP Logged

      I  usually buy $2 (one QP, one combination) for tickets!!! When the prize get higher I spend $5 (2QP, 3 combinations). As the jackpot 's really high, I spend about $10-$15 for the tickets!!! hehehe

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        Posted: July 13, 2005, 5:16 pm - IP Logged

        today i spent $ 20.00 for fridays mega million jackpot for $ 122. million thats the most i spent.


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          Posted: July 13, 2005, 8:21 pm - IP Logged

          You can argue that $1 on NY Lotto is too much.

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            Posted: July 13, 2005, 8:21 pm - IP Logged

            I had spent close to $20 before here and there, mainly to experiment with charting/wheeling.

            I only spent an extra buck for this upcoming MM draw. I went back to quality picks. Last draw I made two lines; hit 17-32-39, but one # was in another line.

            To Lotteries: Stop recording our # combinations, and figure out another way to rollover the $$$.

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              Posted: July 13, 2005, 8:28 pm - IP Logged

              You can argue that $1 on NY Lotto is too much.

              I can remember in N.Y  when you could get 2 plays for a buck. If I remember correctly.

              MAGA


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                Posted: July 13, 2005, 8:30 pm - IP Logged

                Getting 2 plays/$1 is NOT a bargain when the prize pool is only 38%-40% of sales.

                  JAP69's avatar - alas
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                  Posted: July 13, 2005, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

                  I just started figurin for cash 5 and up games. What bothers me is that I may figure maybe 50 or 75 lines and not want to play that many lines. Not playing all the lines and have the big winner in the ones I did not play  would really......... me off.

                  I can control my spending in the 3 and 4 game and not play the winner on the list does not bother me. But when I think about not playing the line and have the big hit in there whew. 

                  MAGA

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                    Posted: July 13, 2005, 8:40 pm - IP Logged

                    Getting 2 plays/$1 is NOT a bargain when the prize pool is only 38%-40% of sales.

                    May not be a bargain to you but where else can you invest a buck to return millions. Certainly not at the bank at 03% interest.

                    MAGA


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                      Posted: July 13, 2005, 8:45 pm - IP Logged

                      jp:

                      Mega Millions, Powerball, Lotto South, Hot Lotto, Florida Lotto...

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                        Posted: July 13, 2005, 8:45 pm - IP Logged

                        Back in April I hit either the pick 3 or the pick 4 on every draw for 2 weeks a couple of times I hit both. During that time frame I was also playing around 30.00 a day on 999 on both mid and eve draw.

                        I love doubles and remember, it's just a game!!!!!!

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                          Posted: July 13, 2005, 9:02 pm - IP Logged

                            well, we are definately not short on honesty here at the post...!

                            i've overindulged a few times myself...

                                                                       

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                            Posted: July 13, 2005, 9:16 pm - IP Logged

                            Not sure if I overindulged or underinvested. Underinvested since I didnt play enough to supercede the odds and hit the jackpot.

                            Once played $50.00 on Powerball, didnt hit a single number that night! My friend played $2 (quick pick) and she won $100.00 , so I told her to give me $50.00 of it back since it was my money that funded her winnings! She didnt buy that logic though...dern nabbit I've gotta get dumber friends!Green laugh

                            ~~Is it true, Is it kind,Is it necessary. ~~~

                             Thanks be to the giving numbers: 1621,912,119 02014

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                              Posted: July 13, 2005, 9:21 pm - IP Logged

                              Back in the day, before marriage and kids, there were occasions when I spent way more than I should. Now I limit myself to $5 or less for the most part (usually $2 or $3). Every once in a great blue moon when I am feeling extra lucky I might splurge and spend up to $10 on one draw but that is pretty much the absolute maximum now a days. -Bonnie