Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited December 8, 2016, 2:47 am
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

Think of lottery as a donation

Topic closed. 14 replies. Last post 11 years ago by Uncle Jim.

Page 1 of 1
PrintE-mailLink
Dream's avatar - dragon1

United States
Member #2399
September 28, 2003
143 Posts
Offline
Posted: February 24, 2006, 1:58 pm - IP Logged

Every time you purchase a ticket, you are donating. For that u get a receipt with numbers  automatically entered into the prized drawn.


    United States
    Member #23806
    October 16, 2005
    188 Posts
    Offline
    Posted: February 24, 2006, 2:06 pm - IP Logged

    well... 99.99999999% of the people who play lottery, want to win something. I don't think they care about who or what they are donating to.

      Coin Toss's avatar - shape barbed.jpg
      Zeta Reticuli Star System
      United States
      Member #30470
      January 17, 2006
      10351 Posts
      Offline
      Posted: February 24, 2006, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

      It would be nice if that indeed was the case, but the so called "money for eduaction" for example, gets put into the schools somewhere, and an equal or greater amount taken out somewhere else.

        Raven62's avatar - binary
        New Jersey
        United States
        Member #17843
        June 28, 2005
        49767 Posts
        Offline
        Posted: February 24, 2006, 2:28 pm - IP Logged

        The State Runs It: The Proceeds Go To The State Treasury: That Makes It A Tax!

          Avatar
          Morrison, IL
          United States
          Member #4657
          May 13, 2004
          1884 Posts
          Offline
          Posted: February 24, 2006, 4:40 pm - IP Logged

          Yep, the lottery is a voluntary tax.

            truecritic's avatar - PirateTreasure
            Michigan
            United States
            Member #22395
            September 24, 2005
            1583 Posts
            Offline
            Posted: February 24, 2006, 4:56 pm - IP Logged

            Absolutely right Raven.

            Never a donation.  I consider it as paying my Taxes! 

            From time to time, I get refunds!

              Dream's avatar - dragon1

              United States
              Member #2399
              September 28, 2003
              143 Posts
              Offline
              Posted: February 24, 2006, 6:11 pm - IP Logged

              I agree with all of you here. Just wanted to see every bodies opinion on this

                Coin Toss's avatar - shape barbed.jpg
                Zeta Reticuli Star System
                United States
                Member #30470
                January 17, 2006
                10351 Posts
                Offline
                Posted: February 24, 2006, 6:51 pm - IP Logged

                ryanm

                "Yep, the lottery is a voluntary tax."

                I've heard it as, "the lottery is a voluntary tax on people who are exceptionally bad at math!"

                Unhappy

                  Avatar
                  Sparta, NJ
                  United States
                  Member #18331
                  July 9, 2005
                  1977 Posts
                  Offline
                  Posted: February 24, 2006, 7:10 pm - IP Logged

                  I prefer to think of winning the lottery as a donation.  Keep on donating!!

                  Cheers

                  |||::> *'`*:-.,_,.-:*''*:--->>> Chewie  <<<---.*''*:-.,_,.-:*''* <:::|||

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

                    Tenaj's avatar - michellea
                    Charlotte NC
                    United States
                    Member #17406
                    June 18, 2005
                    4053 Posts
                    Offline
                    Posted: February 24, 2006, 7:11 pm - IP Logged

                    It would be nice if that indeed was the case, but the so called "money for eduaction" for example, gets put into the schools somewhere, and an equal or greater amount taken out somewhere else.

                    Yes NodThere are a few states in the union who actually use the money for education.  SC is one of them.  If we (NC) had an education lottery when my kids went to college, man that would have been great.  All a kid need is a B average.  My oldest daughter is still paying back her loans.  I got smarter with the second.  I learned how to get scholarships and she received a few herself.

                    My kids were in the top 10 percent of their classes.  (bragging a little)  but seriously I think NC will use the money where it's suppose to be on top of what is already allocated.  It's too many people watching them now and they are not going to let SC outdo them.

                    The schools need the money badly.  I worked in education and teachers take money out of their own pockets everyday for supplies on a pitiful salary.  I think teaching should be the highest profession. They don't pay them enough.  Especially in these days. 

                    And education seem to be the first thing cut.

                    takeemtothebank


                      United States
                      Member #23806
                      October 16, 2005
                      188 Posts
                      Offline
                      Posted: February 25, 2006, 1:17 am - IP Logged

                      HAHHAHAAHAH. Today a charity Organization for Police officers called me here in Michigan .. I told her, I already gave to Charity.. I play the lottery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                        sirbrad's avatar - Lottery-062.jpg
                        PA
                        United States
                        Member #22983
                        October 6, 2005
                        2226 Posts
                        Offline
                        Posted: February 25, 2006, 1:52 am - IP Logged

                        Yes keep on donating to my future jackpot. I am as well. God am I nice.


                          Australia
                          Member #17096
                          June 11, 2005
                          225 Posts
                          Offline
                          Posted: February 25, 2006, 7:17 pm - IP Logged

                          I see it as giving a donation/voluntary tax to my home state, with the added benefit of the possibility striking it rich. It only costs a few hundred dollars, so what have I got to lose? A few hundred dollars, so what? I also like the fact that that Massachusetts Lottery distributes the revenue to towns and cities to spent as they wish.


                          You can subscribe to the Massachusetts State Lottery games and you don't have to be a resident of Massachusetts.

                          Call the Massachusetts State Lottery at 1-800-222-8587

                          See below for more info:
                          http://www.masslottery.com/SeasonTickets.htm

                            Avatar
                            Sparta, NJ
                            United States
                            Member #18331
                            July 9, 2005
                            1977 Posts
                            Offline
                            Posted: February 25, 2006, 7:55 pm - IP Logged

                            I look at it as a means to win lots of money.  I don't care who gets the dollar, it is worth the chance at the million dollars - or in the case of New Jersey, half-million dollars.

                            Cheers

                            |||::> *'`*:-.,_,.-:*''*:--->>> Chewie  <<<---.*''*:-.,_,.-:*''* <:::|||

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

                              Avatar
                              Indiana
                              United States
                              Member #29196
                              December 29, 2005
                              280 Posts
                              Offline
                              Posted: February 26, 2006, 10:39 am - IP Logged

                              Or in the case of Indiana...$400,000 dollars...minus taxes...

                              Jim 


                              Money frees you from doing things you dislike.  Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.  - Groucho Marx