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Posted: February 14, 2006, 1:33 pm - IP Logged

hello all,

i just joined the forum and I’d like to introduce myself.

i'm doing research on lotteries and lottery players and i’m wondering if some of you would like to share some stories/experiences about playing the lottery. i am particularly interested in learning things like:

what lottery games do you play?

how many years have you been playing?

how often do you play?

in what city do you play?

do you have a particular retailer you like to buy from?  if so, why?  if not, why?

what are your dreams if you win the lottery?

any other information you’d like to share about playing the lottery or about yourself.

please feel free to email me off list, if you prefer.

 

 

thanks much,

 

laura

 

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    Posted: March 2, 2006, 4:28 pm - IP Logged

    Are you getting paid for this venture?

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      Are you getting paid for this venture?

      Everyone who answers poll questions are required to do it for free.  That is why there is one on every level of shopping malls.  That is why your telephone rings off the hook.  You are participating in the betterment of mankind.  It is the American way!  You work for free, I work for profit!  You think they donated their time to HBO for the previous effort?  Heheheheheh!

      Cheers

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      I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

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        Posted: March 2, 2006, 5:39 pm - IP Logged

        what lottery games do you play?  Those that evolve around chance.

        how many years have you been playing?    A few

        how often do you play?  Often, sometimes

        in what city do you play?  One, sometimes two or more.

        do you have a particular retailer you like to buy from?    Yes, well, not really  if so, why? Moody  if not, why? Moody

        what are your dreams if you win the lottery?    Not participate in polls

        any other information you’d like to share about playing the lottery or about yourself.  Since I was too lazy to work for it, I hope the lottery will make me a millionaire.

        Cheers

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        I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

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          what lottery games do you play?  Those that evolve around chance.

          how many years have you been playing?    A few

          how often do you play?  Often, sometimes

          in what city do you play?  One, sometimes two or more.

          do you have a particular retailer you like to buy from?    Yes, well, not really  if so, why? Moody  if not, why? Moody

          what are your dreams if you win the lottery?    Not participate in polls

          any other information you’d like to share about playing the lottery or about yourself.  Since I was too lazy to work for it, I hope the lottery will make me a millionaire.

           

                                                          Green laugh

          love to nibble those micey feet.

           

                                       

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            Posted: March 3, 2006, 12:02 am - IP Logged

            what lottery games do you play?  Pick 3, pick 4, pick 5, and scratch offs......my fiance puts about $100 a month into megamillions, and ny lottery....

            how many years have you been playing?  About 1/3 of a year...

            how often do you play?  Almost everyday

            in what city do you play?  I live in new york, play mostly there, but, play online in most states

            do you have a particular retailer you like to buy from?  if so, why?  if not, why?  Yes.  Because he doesn't screw up my tickets!  :)  Plus he jumps up and down whenever I win, screaming "Get 'em boy!"  LOL

            what are your dreams if you win the lottery?  Well, I do win the smaller lotteries, but, if I ever won a jackpot lottery....something like the hundred millions type of thing, lol, a good 40% of that is going to savings accounts for my kids, 50% going to homeless, projects for developing cures for cancer (a dream come true), and towards building my own homeless shelter (a dream come true too), and the last 10% all to my fiance. :)

            any other information you’d like to share about playing the lottery or about yourself.

            please feel free to email me off list, if you prefer.  I gamble for a living, and the lottery is just another way for me to hone my "skills"....proove to myself that there's nothing in this world I can't "master".

             

            Anything else you need for your survey/research Laura, go right ahead and ask me.  Pm me or post it here, your preferrence.

             

            :)

             

             

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              laura2006la
              Interesting that you didn't ask have you won anything, and how much.

              For your questions:

              what lottery games do you play?

              Pick 3, Pick 4 rarely, Little Lotto, Lotto and Mega Millions, and scratchers.

              Powerball if it's up and we're in a neighboring state. 

              how many years have you been playing?

              EEK! Since the 1980's at the time I was living in Las Vegas and played the California lottery.  Hit 5 0f 6 one time, missing the jackpot by one number. That number that doesn't hit is literally "worth its weigh in gold".

              how often do you play?

              Little Lotto everyday, the others when the jackpot is up or on a whim.

              Pick 3 the next most frequently but not daily.

               In what city do you play?

              Small midwestern town.  

              do you have a particular retailer you like to buy from?  if so, why?  if not, why?

              No particular place we always play, but a few places we don't because we've simply never won a thing buying tickets or scratchers there.  If we're in Perryville, Missouri we stop at this neat convenince mart - gas station that's combined with a McDonald's. Grab a coffee and some play slips and a few scratchers, dope out some numbers. Fun. (We live in Illinois).

              what are your dreams if you win the lottery?

              To have as few people be aware of it as possible. :)  "Go to the mattresses" in some place people would never look for you, Fago, North Dakota perhaps, and hang out for awhile until the shock, and the hoopla blow over.

               
              And what would you do if you won, laura2006la? :)

               

               

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                Posted: March 3, 2006, 1:41 am - IP Logged

                lol.

                 

                Wondered the same thing.

                 

                But, then again, this is HER survey, and not all survey's are the same.

                 

                And, if you have experience with survey's,....like I do  (I used to be a telemarketer that made people sit on the phone to do 10 minute survey's! The job sucked!! lol), they are made very intelligently, and,....though sometimes they do contain them, they use human psychology to try to avoid questions that may seem a little too personal.  Which would thus, make the individual taking the survey feel uncomfortable, or, not want to finish/take the survey.

                 

                :)

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                  Cashman87
                  That's very true. Let them get too lenghty and people bail out.

                  laura2006la
                  Just go through the threads here on thois board, especially Lottery Discussions, and you'll see a lot of your questions have quite a few discussions about them, especially what do you plan to do if you win. 

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                    Posted: March 8, 2006, 6:39 pm - IP Logged

                    The creators of the Oscar nominated and Emmy-winning documentary film, “Spellbound”, are looking for interesting stories to include in their current documentary about the lottery that will explore themes of money, luck, and reaching for the American dream.

                     

                    Thanks for all your responses and PMs. I’ve really enjoyed the many phone conversations I’ve had with you as well. For those I haven’t spoken with yet, I would just like to clarify that we have no agenda going into this documentary. We are open to all different stories. Also, you should understand that my original list of questions was not really a survey, but more of an example of what we would like to discuss in greater depth. Please continue to email and I hope to speak with more of you soon. 

                     

                    Thanks,

                     

                    Laura

                    laura2006la@hotmail.com

                     


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                      Posted: March 8, 2006, 9:25 pm - IP Logged

                      what lottery games do you play?  Mega Millions, Powerball, Classic Lotto 47, Fantasy 5

                      how many years have you been playing?    3

                      how often do you play?  I use alot of Multi-play options

                      in what city do you play?  Just one city

                      do you have a particular retailer you like to buy from?   No, because I choose my own numbers

                      what are your dreams if you win the lottery?    Move to Africa

                      any other information you’d like to share about playing the lottery or about yourself.  Since I was too lazy to work for it, I hope the lottery will make me a millionaire.