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Posted: June 7, 2007, 2:09 pm - IP Logged

i buy about 50 -60 dollars in lottery and powerball tickets a week. I have never been in a lottery forum like this is that an absurd amount or do some of you make that number look small ! i have friends who drop 100-150$ a day on daily numbers that is win lose or draw but they hit frequently and play the same pick three and pick 4 numbers religiously

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    Posted: June 7, 2007, 2:17 pm - IP Logged

    Hi spongebob! I would say that 50-60 is probably about the average for most folks. I usually drop $8/night on my pick - or $56/week, although I choose new numbers each night. I do however know people who don't think twice about dropping $60/night on their picks, whether it be PB or Pick-3, or cash-5 here in Oklahoma.

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      Posted: June 7, 2007, 2:19 pm - IP Logged

      Hey thx Shawn i thought i was normal 8-10 a game is my norm unless the Mega pot is into the 9 digits then i play a little harder.

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        Posted: June 7, 2007, 6:15 pm - IP Logged

        It depends on your income and what % of that you're willing to spend on something like lotto.

        A generic answer to a question like this is when you question how much you're spending on something or how much time you're giving something,  you've just answered your own question.

        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

        Lep

        There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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          Posted: June 7, 2007, 7:16 pm - IP Logged

          Since buying multiple tickets for the same draw will only imperceptably improve one's chance of winning, I now typically only buy one play per draw (multi draw so that QP remains the same for the duration of that play which is the only thing I vary).  Of course, if the QP looks ridculous (i.e. 1, 2, 4, 5, 54 PB/MB 40), I will sometimes buy one additional QP for that draw only.  That is why I like playing PB in Indiana since I do have the option of choosing a few of the numbers and let the computer select the others.  I also try to make sure I have a draw for every draw in all the big jackpot games and the pick 6 lotto games in the states I live in and visit with frequency (IL, IN, WI).  So I spend at least $11 on lottery each week.  Now that amount will likely increase as I get the opportunity to also play other additional state lotteries with my travels.  But I realize that it takes just a single dollar lottery ticket to be able to win...guess no one can say I have a gambling problem!!!

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            Posted: June 7, 2007, 9:58 pm - IP Logged

            My spending varies.  It depends on how much money I have and how much I win.  I play mostly instant games ($5) and I win a good bit of the time.  With those winnings I try to save some if it's a win over $20; however, if it's lower I spend them on more tickets e.i. Lotto 5 or powerball.  I usually spend $20 a week.

            How are you going to win if you don't play?

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              Posted: June 7, 2007, 10:28 pm - IP Logged

              Hey thx Shawn i thought i was normal 8-10 a game is my norm unless the Mega pot is into the 9 digits then i play a little harder.

              I play Pick-4 mostly and spend about the same. The problem I have is when Rolling Cash 5 gets over $200 grand or that costs me an extra $5 or $10. I've been known to spend extra when Mega Millions gets up there too.

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                Posted: June 8, 2007, 9:17 am - IP Logged

                glad to see that we all seem to have the same or about the same spending habits thats what i thought many times the big Mega is my demise as it is the big kahuna we all want after all. thx for all the great responses have a great day all.

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                  Posted: June 8, 2007, 9:18 am - IP Logged

                  I live on the New York Connecticut border so i get two completely different powerball and  lotteries all week.

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                    Posted: June 8, 2007, 8:21 pm - IP Logged

                    *sigh* I purchase a $1 ticket for each drawing. The fact is, that someone who spends $1000 each drawing really has no better chances of winning the jackpot than I do.  $2 Dollars max a week. Anything more than that is just a fools tax.