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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?

Yes [ 26 ]  [86.67%]
No [ 4 ]  [13.33%]
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KyMystikal's avatar - 1457224010054
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Posted: July 13, 2005, 9:23 pm - IP Logged

I've had better luck on Powerball with playing just a $2.00 QP.

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

    Maverick's avatar - yinyang
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    Posted: July 13, 2005, 9:29 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.

    Yup, that's why people continue to play.

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

      Tx_Mega_Player's avatar - spider
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      Posted: July 13, 2005, 10:43 pm - IP Logged

      Two years ago while traveling in a Powerball state, I bought 25 sets of numbers - each good for 4 drawings ($100.00 total). The jackpot was over 200M and I knew I wouldn't have another chance to buy tickets before the jackpot was hit. The jackpot was hit on the 2nd of my 4 drawing, so I wasted $50.00. I only won a few dollars and never cashed in the tickets since I haven't been back to that state since...


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        Posted: July 29, 2005, 4:13 pm - IP Logged

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

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          Posted: July 29, 2005, 4:18 pm - IP Logged

          I rarely buy more than $5. I bought $10 worth a few times, but not often.

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            Maverick's avatar - yinyang
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            Posted: July 29, 2005, 5:08 pm - IP Logged

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

            That is true only when you win a 3 hit lol.

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

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              Posted: July 29, 2005, 10:23 pm - IP Logged

              three to four hundred a drawing on powerball last summer

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                Posted: July 29, 2005, 10:31 pm - IP Logged

                not really sure if i bought more than i should ...or one less ticket than i needed Smiley 

                yes, to be honest, when Powerball exceeds approx $116 million, i tend to increase my spending and indulge a little ...but the most i've ever spent for a single draw at that level (and above) is $30.00 ...why $116 million? , i really don't know

                ... the lottery never fails to surprise!
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                  Posted: July 30, 2005, 1:28 am - IP Logged

                  I have found that I spent far more on state lotteries when they got a really high jackpot then MM or Powerball. By not playing multi-state games until it hits 300 million the odds of it rolling past that are incredably low since it has never happened. With state games you really never know what it can roll to. I can say that Washington and Oregon have both saved me money by switching to computer drawings since then I spend far less on any game.


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                    Posted: July 30, 2005, 12:25 pm - IP Logged

                    Sorry, but NY Lotto is a ripoff.