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How much did you spend on Lottery tickets

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How much roughly did you spend on Lottery tickets last year?

Under a $1,000 [ 23 ]  [42.59%]
$1,000 to $1,499 [ 6 ]  [11.11%]
$1,500 to $1,999 [ 3 ]  [5.56%]
$2,000 to $2,499 [ 4 ]  [7.41%]
$2,500 to $2,999 [ 3 ]  [5.56%]
$3,000 to $3,499 [ 2 ]  [3.70%]
$3,500 to $3,900 [ 1 ]  [1.85%]
$4,000 to $4,999 [ 2 ]  [3.70%]
$5,000 ++ [ 3 ]  [5.56%]
Don't know and don't want to [ 7 ]  [12.96%]
Total Valid Votes [ 54 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 8 ]  
fast eddie's avatar - lasvegas2
Chicago,IL.
United States
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Posted: January 2, 2006, 1:38 pm - IP Logged

Roughly how much money to do think you spent on Lottery tickets last year? Thanks for playing. Smile

"Money won is twice as sweet as money earned"

    weshar75's avatar - Lottery-042.jpg
    Mcminnville, Oregon
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    Posted: January 2, 2006, 4:53 pm - IP Logged

    I think in 2005 I spent between $100 and $150 a month on Powerball, Megabucks, Keno, Scratch-its, and Pick4.  So now that I play just Pick4 this year I am hoping to save some money.

      hypersoniq's avatar - 8ball
      Pennsylvania
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      Posted: January 2, 2006, 5:04 pm - IP Logged

      I spent more than I won, for sure... but overall, under $220

      I mostly stuck to my 1 QP per powerball draw (with powerplay) and had a few small hits... net loss was more likely in the $80 range... errr $100, counting that losing PA raffle ticket

      Playing more than one ticket per game is betting against yourself.

        fast eddie's avatar - lasvegas2
        Chicago,IL.
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        Posted: January 2, 2006, 5:24 pm - IP Logged

        For all the lottery talk here at L.P. I'm suprised to see ''under a $1,000'' leading the poll thus far. Maybe it's a case of people's selective memory. lol.  I was in the $3,500 range last year and although I came out a head It was too much wagered for me. I'm looking to trim that back by a $1,000 or so. Wink

        "Money won is twice as sweet as money earned"

          LuvToWin616's avatar - happy
          Canton, Michigan
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          Posted: January 2, 2006, 6:08 pm - IP Logged

          I play .50 box 2 or 3 numbers every other day , I always play midday . I also spend between 30.00 and 50.00 a year on pick 4 box only when I know it is a sure thing I play . So i win way more then I spend . I spend way under a 1000.00 on the lotto Thumbs Up

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            Sparta, NJ
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            Posted: January 2, 2006, 6:32 pm - IP Logged

            I'm into the thousands for 2005. 2003/2004 were good years, and hit two $5K and several $100 games.  This year it was almost all losses.  Wasn't for some pidly Cash 5, I would have lost 100%.  I think some one kidnapped the Lotto Fairy!

            Cheers

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              dphillips's avatar - littleuns
              Albuquerque, New Mexico
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              Posted: January 2, 2006, 9:09 pm - IP Logged

              I spent approximately $500.00 last year, playing POWERBALL, and I didn't win the BIG ONES: $200,000 (with POWERPLAY -- the amount increases) or the six numbers.

              Finally, I hope 2006 financially materializes for me in a big way!

              See Ya!-- Bye, bye!  When you win, may you glow as brightly as theSun Smiley

                dvdiva's avatar - 8ball

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                Posted: January 3, 2006, 4:11 am - IP Logged

                I think of it like smoking (which I don't). A pack a day is a habit, more than that gets dangerous - but that's at my income.

                I only play very large jackpot games but skipped the 315 mega thinking it would roll. The local lotteries (WA,OR) have had their jackpots in the dumper since switching to computer drawings and I don't bother playing them any more.

                  LOTTOMIKE's avatar - cash money.jpg
                  Tennessee
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                  Posted: January 3, 2006, 4:24 am - IP Logged

                  learned a lesson this year.....you'll like this it is very interesting.i have made more than i spent since tennessee started its lottery in early 2004.in 2004 i played 486 ten times straight and won 5,000 dollars plus a few other wins win i played a cash 3 number twice and won 1,000.then in 2005 i hit on cash 4 twice since it started in april for 5,000 more dollars.however i blew the money within months of winning on different things........SAVE IS THE WORD.when you win put some some back.if i had it to do over again i would've saved more.

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                    Coastal Georgia
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                    Posted: January 3, 2006, 11:54 am - IP Logged

                    I voted for the " don't know and don't want to " category.

                    but my best guess would be greater than $4000.

                    I am surprised at "Lottery Post" members with such low amounts.

                    If we are lottery players, we play regularly if not daily, correct ?

                    Or am I Bang Head  ???

                     

                                                   

                                  

                     

                     

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                      Coastal Georgia
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                      Posted: January 3, 2006, 11:56 am - IP Logged

                      I voted for the " don't know and don't want to " category.

                      but my best guess would be greater than $4000.

                      I am surprised at "Lottery Post" members with such low amounts.

                      If we are lottery players, we play regularly if not daily, correct ?

                      Or am I Bang Head  ???

                      Don't answer that last question--

                      I must be the bug.Thud

                       

                      DD

                       

                                                     

                                    

                       

                       

                        fja's avatar - gnome1

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                        Posted: January 3, 2006, 12:20 pm - IP Logged

                        Actually I stopped keeping track in 2005, But I know that in 2004 I spent about $1190 and won rouphly 10% back



                        In 2005 I know I spent alot less than that by probably 1/2....probably about $5 per draw on the average. And maybe 5% on the return.
                          angelm's avatar - anne
                          richmond ky.
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                          Posted: January 3, 2006, 12:39 pm - IP Logged

                          most likely too much!!No Nod

                            Litebets27's avatar - power
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                            Posted: January 3, 2006, 2:31 pm - IP Logged

                            most likely too much!!No Nod

                                    I Agree! absolutely!!!!!

                            litebets


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                              Posted: January 5, 2006, 12:59 pm - IP Logged

                              I spent less than $1000 because I don't gamble and cut my online time. I mainly played fantasy picks without spending any money.