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POLL: What percentage of your income do you spend on lotto?

Topic closed. 25 replies. Last post 9 years ago by LOTTOMIKE.

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What percentage of what you make goes to lotto?

Never figured it out [ 14 ]  [25.93%]
1-4% [ 17 ]  [31.48%]
5-10% [ 10 ]  [18.52%]
Dang, never realized it's that much [ 6 ]  [11.11%]
I'm not saying [ 7 ]  [12.96%]
Total Valid Votes [ 54 ]  
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Posted: June 9, 2007, 1:26 am - IP Logged

Ever worked it out?

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 9, 2007, 1:31 am - IP Logged

    i was spending 8 a day and thats 56 a week and i make around 350 a week so i could be looking at around 7 percent.

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      Posted: June 9, 2007, 3:02 am - IP Logged

      i voted never worked it out but i wont care how much i spent when i win the jackpot...Banana

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        Posted: June 9, 2007, 7:40 am - IP Logged

        I never figured it out either before, but it appears to be about 2%.

        Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).


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          Posted: June 9, 2007, 11:51 am - IP Logged

          When I am just playing the powerball, it's 0.68% (not even a whole percent).

          This month adding Cash5 and Match6, I am at around 2.45%

          In sharp contrast, I spend 6.5% in gas to get me back and forth to work.

          Playing more than one ticket per game is betting against yourself.

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            Posted: June 9, 2007, 2:19 pm - IP Logged

            5% is suppose to be a persons limit

            so... 5%. .

            (I lied)

            Blue Angel  "if you can hold it in your mind, you can hold it in your hand"

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              Posted: June 9, 2007, 3:00 pm - IP Logged

              I treat income spent on lotteries the same as others treat income spent on lotteries, beer, cigarettes, movies and other pleasures of life.  If i can afford it, I'll spend it.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: June 9, 2007, 10:09 pm - IP Logged

                I treat income spent on lotteries the same as others treat income spent on lotteries, beer, cigarettes, movies and other pleasures of life.  If i can afford it, I'll spend it.

                I'm with you on this one RJOH !!

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                  Posted: June 9, 2007, 11:10 pm - IP Logged

                  I treat income spent on lotteries the same as others treat income spent on lotteries, beer, cigarettes, movies and other pleasures of life.  If i can afford it, I'll spend it.

                  I Agree! 

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                    Posted: June 10, 2007, 12:00 am - IP Logged

                    I Agree! 

                    What ever I can afford

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                      Posted: June 10, 2007, 12:03 am - IP Logged

                      Ever worked it out?

                      No, I never looked at it that way.  I play whatever feels comfortable for me during the week, but always at least play my 4 Lotto combinations on Wed & Sat.

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                        ft pierce,fla
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                        Posted: June 10, 2007, 12:04 am - IP Logged

                        average day 8 bucks...on a "feel number day "  20-25 bucks

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                          Posted: June 10, 2007, 10:23 am - IP Logged

                          I don't like to bet every day.  Some days I just don't feel good about the numbers. 

                          I treat whatever I spend as money lost,  just as if it was spent on some hobby or activity.  But hopefully this one pays for it's self once and a while.

                          Lately, I have spent more than normal on the Cash 3, but I am not going to bet every day - still pick numbers but be selective on days I bet. Cash 3 averages about 5 bucks.....some days less and sometimes a little more.  But I will stop and wait until the game changes. Iam still waiting.

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                            Georgia
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                            Posted: June 10, 2007, 11:31 am - IP Logged

                            About 8 percent for me average. When I am feeling a quad or triple coming, more than 8 percent. Send a quad to Georgia soon please!!

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                              Posted: June 10, 2007, 2:22 pm - IP Logged

                              Sorry could not check an answer,my lottery money is given to me,i never use my own always 000%,,,,,Delores247