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How much did you spend on Lottery tickets

Topic closed. 21 replies. Last post 11 years ago by clunker.

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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 ]  
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United States
Member #4877
May 30, 2004
5114 Posts
Posted: January 9, 2006, 12:13 pm - IP Logged

most likely too much!!No Nod

        I Agree! absolutely!!!!!


Most likely too much......jackpot .....not easy.....Ezzz

THANKS......too all who play the lottery or lotto in any FORM or SHAPE!!!!!!

PSYKOMO plays only for JackPot...........................QPicksssssssssssss!!!!!!

did not work out EXACTLY$$$$$...........................I planned  or tricked  INN

my flavor....................................BUT it did save me a LOT of time..........SOO



    United States
    Member #23806
    October 16, 2005
    188 Posts
    Posted: January 10, 2006, 1:35 am - IP Logged

    I was spending almost 40 dollars a month on tickets.. but my dad introduced me to the Multiplay and I didn't know about it. So now I spend 1 ticket x 20 multidraws .. thast about 10 dollars month.. so $120 a year. :)  Psycologically, it makes me feel good because I know that theres a ticket in my wallet thats still alive and could be the next winner.

      justxploring's avatar - villiarna
      Wandering Aimlessly
      United States
      Member #25360
      November 5, 2005
      4461 Posts
      Posted: January 10, 2006, 2:31 am - 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

      That was my reaction, especially for a lottery board.  2005 was a disastrous year for me financially so I cut the number of tickets I purchase in half after a career change. My average would normally be around $20 a week which is a little over $1,000 a year. I don't smoke or drink (much) so I figure even an average of $3 to $5 a day is a cheaper bad habit than people who buy cigarettes or stop for a beer or 2 after work.  For now I just play about $10 a week or even less. 

      In a way I'm smiling at the responses, because I'm happy there aren't people using half their salaries to gamble on a game of chance. I sometimes get concerned when I see people on this board talking about saving up for PB or MM tickets.  Lottery tickets should come from the few extra bucks you would have spent on some other frivolous hobby or pastime.  At least that's what I tell myself each time I use my credit card for gas so I can play my weekly numbers!

      "Since it cost a lot to win
      and even more to lose
      You and me bound to spend some time
      wondring what to choose"

      Grateful Dead

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        Fayetteville, Georgia
        United States
        Member #3593
        February 2, 2004
        2284 Posts
        Posted: January 15, 2006, 11:12 pm - IP Logged

        WAAAY too much. I plan to cut back this year. I was averaging $10.00 per game midday and evening. You do the math......losses outweighed the winnings

        Ms. Pat

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          United States
          Member #567
          August 14, 2002
          482 Posts
          Posted: January 20, 2006, 9:08 pm - IP Logged

          What if, instead of playing $10 twice a week, you play ($10 x 2 drawings/week) x (4 weeks/month) x (12 months/year) = $960 once a year?  You would have more chances to win, but you would only play on that drawing?  Is it worth it?  Your thoughts......

          Smart lottery winners form trust to claim their winnings.  They send an attorney to the lottery headquarters to claim the prize in trust, so that ONLY the name of the trust is revealed.  And they tell NO ONE, especially relatives.

          If you ever win a lottery and you are single, the only person you should ever marry is someone who was truly in love with you BEFORE you won the jackpot!

            Member #17096
            June 11, 2005
            225 Posts
            Posted: January 21, 2006, 3:28 am - IP Logged

            I spent $400 per year on Massachusetts lottery subscriptions.

            Megabucks - $100 for 104 drawings - 2 per week

            Mass Cash - $100 for 104 drawings - 2 per week

            Cash Winfall - $200 for 104 drawings - 2 per week

            So I'm in with a chance six nights a week for a year. If I don't win anything, well, someone has, and the local communities have, as the the lottery revenue is distributed to local communities.

            $400 dollars is not going to make or break me. On my death bed, i won't be wishing I had that $400.


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              United States
              Member #24620
              October 25, 2005
              66 Posts
              Posted: January 21, 2006, 9:40 pm - IP Logged

              today i bought 20 dollars worth for super lotto plus, 84 million is alot, so i thought i throw in a couple more bucks!