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# % of Population Which Play the Lottery?

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What % of the Population do you think actually plays the lottery at any level?

 100% [ 0 ] [0.00%] 95% [ 2 ] [4.55%] 90% [ 4 ] [9.09%] 85% [ 4 ] [9.09%] 75% [ 5 ] [11.36%] 60% [ 6 ] [13.64%] 50% [ 4 ] [9.09%] 40% [ 5 ] [11.36%] 30% [ 2 ] [4.55%] Less than 30% [ 12 ] [27.27%] Total Valid Votes [ 44 ] Discarded Votes [ 1 ]
Anywhere & Everywhere
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Well it looks like the general consensus is 50-55% of the population, plays the lottery, based upon this poll. Thanks for your input everyone

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Well it looks like the general consensus is 50-55% of the population, plays the lottery, based upon this poll. Thanks for your input everyone

Where did you come up with that when most folks picked 'less than 30%' ??

The question was not 'how many people have purchased a lottery ticket at some point in their lifetime ?',  it was 'what percentage of people play the lottery ?'

That said, think about it: You are at a Mall, a Grocery Store, sitting in traffic..... look around: how many folks do you seriously think buy at least one ticket for EVERY drawing ? I would be very hard-pressed to think that number is over 20%, I'd say it's more like 10% that buy at least one ticket for EVERY drawing, and when it gets over \$100 million, then I'd say maybe 30-35% - TOPS.

You need to think about how much the dollar amount goes up every drawing, that may help you decide how many tickets they sell, and you can break down your tickets-per-customer numbers for your area. 'Most' folks I see at the Kwikie-Marts - when they buy, it's one QP, or 2 sets of self-picked numbers.

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 Posted: February 22, 2007, 8:24 pm - IP Logged

The key is any level. I think approximately 10% of the population doesn't feel the need or urge to play 'cause they got plenty'o moolah  \$\$\$\$\$\$ so I said the remaining 90% play the lotteries.  90% play at least occasionally if the opportunity is there and the jackpot is big enough .  I figure I play lottery for 10-15 people.  About half the people I know play at least once a month or so when the pots get big, a lot go to the casinos, the horsies, or play the poker weekly.  Support your local lottery.

LOL jarasan

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 Posted: February 22, 2007, 9:33 pm - IP Logged

Where did you come up with that when most folks picked 'less than 30%' ??

The question was not 'how many people have purchased a lottery ticket at some point in their lifetime ?',  it was 'what percentage of people play the lottery ?'

That said, think about it: You are at a Mall, a Grocery Store, sitting in traffic..... look around: how many folks do you seriously think buy at least one ticket for EVERY drawing ? I would be very hard-pressed to think that number is over 20%, I'd say it's more like 10% that buy at least one ticket for EVERY drawing, and when it gets over \$100 million, then I'd say maybe 30-35% - TOPS.

You need to think about how much the dollar amount goes up every drawing, that may help you decide how many tickets they sell, and you can break down your tickets-per-customer numbers for your area. 'Most' folks I see at the Kwikie-Marts - when they buy, it's one QP, or 2 sets of self-picked numbers.

Yes Guesser, the category receiving the most vote is without a doubt less than 30%, however,
is not the overall average of the general consensus of all voting, 12 vote out of 43 currently
running is not the general consesus. Take a closing at the stats...Let me know if you need me to breakdown the statistical average further. There are couple ways to look at this information, However, the ballpark would still be about 50%.
Heck one quick way to look at it is currently, there are 43 votes, 19 votes which is about half the voting
is 40% or lower, which from this perspective over 40% gets you closer to the midpoint of all votes...I think can figure out the rest. If not let me know. There are various ways one can look at data to support a claim. It's all about perspective. However, the math dont lie or cheat.
You do bring up an interesting point. It would be interesting if someone did an actual poll of a few
mini mart gas depos to see on a given day how many of there customers come in and buy a ticket.

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 Posted: February 22, 2007, 9:43 pm - IP Logged

See here is a perfect example of an extreme swing within the 2 posts...Guesser, is around people where only 1 out 3.5 people buy a ticket. and Jarason is thinks that 9 of 10 buy tickets. Whose right, Whose wrong...I say the possibilities are that they both are correct. it has to do a lot with location, communities, experience and perception. Overall you have to settle on a midpoint. However, the midpoint is not where everybody experiences, but its more in line with the global communities. The Big Picture!

dK

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