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Posted: April 17, 2008, 10:59 pm - IP Logged

Hi everybody,

I am an undergraduate Anthropology major at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. I'm doing a project about lottery tickets for my Anthropology of Money class and I was hoping some of you could answer some questions for me. The project is about how people use money and give it meaning outside of a strictly economic sense, looking at money from a social aspect. You can answer some or all of the questions, or if you would just like to speak about your experinces with lottery tickets, that would be great as well. This is just for an in class project and nothing will be published. You will remain completely anonymous and no identifying details will be used in my paper or presentation. Thank you so much for your help and time, you're really helping me out with my project and will help increase my grade. If you have any questions you can post them here and I'll answer them as soon as I can.

1. How long have you been buying lottery tickets?

2. Where do you buy lottery tickets? Do you always buy them at the same place?

3. How many lottery tickets do you buy? How often do you buy lottery tickets? When you purchase tickets are they the only things your buying or do you purchase other items?

4. Do you have any rituals or superstitions before, after, or during purchasing?

5. The numbers that you use, are they the same every time? How do you pick the numbers?

6. If you're comftorable talking about it, how much do you estimate you spend on lottery tickets?

7. How you ever won any money from the lottery? How often? How much? What do you spend your winnings on?

8. Do your family and friends play the lottery? Is it something you do together?

9. If you ever won the jackpot, what do you think you would do with the money?

These following questions are completely optional and only serve to give me context for the data:

Age, Gender, State of Residence

Thanks so much for your time and input. You're really helping me out and adding a human element that is hard to find in dusty old research books.

Jessica

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    1. How long have you been buying lottery tickets?

    Since the first Florida draw 05/07/1988

    2. Where do you buy lottery tickets? Do you always buy them at the same place?

    Several places in our travels during the week.

    3. How many lottery tickets do you buy? How often do you buy lottery tickets? When you purchase tickets are they the only things your buying or do you purchase other items?

    The amount varies depending on the current strategy and budget
    for the purpose. We're there to buy other things, food or gas anyway.

    4. Do you have any rituals or superstitions before, after, or during purchasing?

    No.

    5. The numbers that you use, are they the same every time? How do you pick the numbers?

    Different every time picked through experience and lottery software.

    6. If you're comfortable talking about it, how much do you estimate you spend on lottery tickets?

    I don't discuss how much I spend on lottery tickets, but I will say it
    is less then I used to by using my dollars more efficiently.  Visit my 
    web site Lotto-Logix.com and learn how to play lotto free or for less.
     
    7. How you ever won any money from the lottery? How often? How much? What do you spend your winnings on?

    I win Pick-6, 3 and 4 number prizes fairly often.  The winnings are used
    to lower the cost of playing, that's the result no matter how those
    dollars are spent, the playing dollars would just come out of another
    pocket if winnings were spent otherwise.  Though with Pick-3 the
    utility value of $500. all at once often leads to buying something nice. 

    8. Do your family and friends play the lottery? Is it something you do together?

    Yes and No, why look for trouble.

    9. If you ever won the jackpot, what do you think you would do with t
    he money?

    Replace the cars, buy a house in Disney city Celebration Florida, send
    a donation to every hurt and needy family I see on the local
    news, continue to support the organizations I support now.  

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    Age, Gender, State of Residence
    50's     M            Florida

    BobP

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      Hello there Green Wave! And welcome.

      To answer your questions.

      1. Since the mid 1970's when I was stationed in Germany. Not a continous thing as after that I was in a few places that didn't have lottery (or have lottery by that time).

      2. Anywhere that sells them, not always the same place.

      3. $1 to $3 at a time, sometimes the only purchase, sometimes not.

      4. Yes. It's a safe bet most people here do. Most gamblers do. (I worked in casinos, trust me here).

      5. No. Ususally I play quick picks. The lotteries themselves tell us 70 to 80% of ticklet sales are quick picks (QP) as are 70 to 80 % of the winning tickets. For reasons known only to the cosmos many people are in denial about this.

      6. Over the course of a year it comes to about $2.45 a day. Chump change, cheap entertainment, and I try yo keep it like that. Just my opinion but the only approach to the lottery can be throwing a dollar or two at the ultimate longshot that turns into a dream. For some people that dollar or two turns into much more than that, even into the hundreds per drawing. When it gets to that point it's not play or recreation, it's economic suicide.

      One of my pit bosses in Vegas always said that the only way to play is when you turn currency into chips, slot tokens, or lottery or sports tickets, consdier it gone. Anything that comes back is gravy. There's not a bet in all of gambling that any of us can make that we are suppossed to win. People often forget this.

      7. Came so close one time in California , 5 of 6. Paid $2002. Those winnings went to other things than lottery, but I'd say most lower prize, the $1 to $10 ones just go to but more tickets.

      8. Yes, but we're strictly "recreational" players.

      9. That's an individual case by case thing. There are many discussions here about it. For me personally it would be keep a low profile and live "heat, eat, and taxes" - everything paid, owe no one, and the only bills would be monthly utilitities, food, and taxes.

      58, male, Illinois.

      Since you mentioned the "Antropology of Money" you may find this interesting:

      One day, a one dollar bill and a hundred dollar bill got folded together and began talking about their life experiences.

      The hundred dollar bill began to brag:

      "I've had a great life,"he said. "I've been to all the big hotels, Donald Trump himself used meat his casino, I've been in the wallets of Fortune 500 board members,I've flown from one end of the country to the other! I've even been inthe wallet of two Presidents of the United States, and once whenPrincess Diana visited the US, she used me to buy a packet of gum."

      In awe, the dollar humbly responded, "Gee, nothing like that has ever happened to me, ...but I have been to church a lot!"

      Source unknown

      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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        Hi everybody,

        I am an undergraduate Anthropology major at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. I'm doing a project about lottery tickets for my Anthropology of Money class and I was hoping some of you could answer some questions for me. The project is about how people use money and give it meaning outside of a strictly economic sense, looking at money from a social aspect. You can answer some or all of the questions, or if you would just like to speak about your experinces with lottery tickets, that would be great as well. This is just for an in class project and nothing will be published. You will remain completely anonymous and no identifying details will be used in my paper or presentation. Thank you so much for your help and time, you're really helping me out with my project and will help increase my grade. If you have any questions you can post them here and I'll answer them as soon as I can.

        1. How long have you been buying lottery tickets?

        2. Where do you buy lottery tickets? Do you always buy them at the same place?

        3. How many lottery tickets do you buy? How often do you buy lottery tickets? When you purchase tickets are they the only things your buying or do you purchase other items?

        4. Do you have any rituals or superstitions before, after, or during purchasing?

        5. The numbers that you use, are they the same every time? How do you pick the numbers?

        6. If you're comftorable talking about it, how much do you estimate you spend on lottery tickets?

        7. How you ever won any money from the lottery? How often? How much? What do you spend your winnings on?

        8. Do your family and friends play the lottery? Is it something you do together?

        9. If you ever won the jackpot, what do you think you would do with the money?

        These following questions are completely optional and only serve to give me context for the data:

        Age, Gender, State of Residence

        Thanks so much for your time and input. You're really helping me out and adding a human element that is hard to find in dusty old research books.

        Jessica

        1. How long have you been buying lottery tickets?

        Bought Pennsylvania lottery tickets from a co-worker in the early 70s and had tickets in Ohio's Buckeye 300 first drawing. The first online game I played was the Ohio Pick-3 on December 3, 1979; played my license plate number (647), it hit straight the next night, and I've been hooked ever since.

        2. Where do you buy lottery tickets? Do you always buy them at the same place?

        I usually go to stores that are convenient for me and avoid the busy stores with long lines.

        3. How many lottery tickets do you buy? How often do you buy lottery tickets? When you purchase tickets are they the only things your buying or do you purchase other items?

        The amount of tickets vary and depends on the type of game, I don't play every day, and since most gas stations, convenient and grocery stores sell tickets, I often purchase other items.

        4. Do you have any rituals or superstitions before, after, or during purchasing?

        Nope.

        5. The numbers that you use, are they the same every time? How do you pick the numbers?

        Picking numbers can be as simple as buying quick picks or complicated processes based on probability and other methods. I have played sets of numbers with personal meaning like birth dates, but not in every draw. 

        6. If you're comftorable talking about it, how much do you estimate you spend on lottery tickets?

        When you must hit the Mega Millions jackpot to break even, you know that you're spending way too much. I generally play the games with secondary prizes to limit the losses so if I averaged buying  $10 worth of tickets a day, $9 would come from cashing winning tickets.

        7. How you ever won any money from the lottery? How often? How much? What do you spend your winnings on?

        I've hit 5 out of 6 on the lotto, 4 out 5 on Pick-5, had a few Pick-4 straight and box hits, and many straight and box hits on the Pick-3. How often and how much depends on the type of game and how long you played it. The pick-4 pays $5000 for a dollar straight hit, but if you spent $4900 over a period of time, the "winnings" is only $100. I've never hit a huge life changing jackpot but have up-graded my vacation plans after winning smaller jackpots.

        8. Do your family and friends play the lottery? Is it something you do together?

        There are over 10,000 lottery terminals in my state and the Mega Millions jackpot has been over $300 million so probably all my family and friends have played the lottery a time or two. I believe pools have the potential to create more problems than the worth so I don't play in them unless it's a one time thing.

        9. If you ever won the jackpot, what do you think you would do with the money?

        I would come forward, take the cash options, and hope that I won't have financial problems in the future.

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          1.  Since I graduated from high school.

          2.  I buy them at various places.  I especially like to try my luck out of town.

          3.  I buy anywhere from $5 to $30, depending on various things.  I'm a weekly player.  Usually tickets are the only thing I buy; however, if it's a place that sells fast food and I'm needing to grab lunch, I'll usually grab lunch along with a few tickets with the leftover money from the food (or, I have been known to cash in a winner (like $10 or something), buy lunch with it, and use whatever's left to buy a ticket or two).

          4.  This one is a sometimes thing......if I win something on a ticket, I usually don't buy any more tickets from that roll.  I know that consecutive winners can happen (and have happened to me -- I've hit EIGHT consecutive one time, no joke), but I generally don't like to do that anyway.

          5.  A long time ago, I used to play high school sports jersey numbers of friends of mine who were still in high school.  Now I just use the ol' quick pick.

          6.  Anywhere from $25 to $100 a month, depending on various things.

          7.  Darn right I have.  I win at least a free ticket most of the time, although I've been known for nice streaks or the occasional $20+ winner.  Sometimes I spend my money on more tickets.  Sometimes I buy myself something to eat from somewhere special (like Zaxby's.....mmmmm....chicken fingers, fries, toast, wimpy sauce, tongue torch sauce, nuclear sauce, and BBQ sauce).  Sometimes I take my mother out to eat.  Sometimes I save it for something (like that trip to LA last year that I took......before I went, I hit a monsterous streak of $20+ winners....I saved the cash from all those and wound up not needing to withdraw too much spending money from my bank account). Big Grin

          8.  Darn right.  My mother and I like to play together quite often.

          9.  Now, that one I don't know for sure.

          As for the optional questions:

          22, Male, GA

          A Gold account on Lottery Post:  $4.95

          A Millionaire Jumbo Bucks scratcher:  $20

          Airfare and hotel in March 2007 to see The Price Is Right before Bob Barker retired:  $600-something

          Winning something to get a trip to a district office:  Priceless Big Grin


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            Seems to me there was a similar effort about 12-18 months ago; maybe longer.  After a few entries, it was determined to be a news group trying to gather free information from, and about this group.  It amazes me, that if some one from the Government wants half this information, people go ballistics about losing freedoms.  Yet, when some one, whom they have zero confirmation of who they really are asks questions, people jump in and tell their life history. Personal information is personal information. Unless you have an agenda.

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              Seems to me there was a similar effort about 12-18 months ago; maybe longer.  After a few entries, it was determined to be a news group trying to gather free information from, and about this group.  It amazes me, that if some one from the Government wants half this information, people go ballistics about losing freedoms.  Yet, when some one, whom they have zero confirmation of who they really are asks questions, people jump in and tell their life history. Personal information is personal information. Unless you have an agenda.

              "Yet, when some one, whom they have zero confirmation of who they
              really are asks questions, people jump in and tell their life history."

              Who are any of us?  Or is your name really MeFirstYouLast?

              Sure my B.S. detector starts to beep with posts like this, but I judged
              this one harmless without an agenda and interesting enough to
              respond to without offering any personal information what-so-ever. 

              BobP

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                Seems to me there was a similar effort about 12-18 months ago; maybe longer.  After a few entries, it was determined to be a news group trying to gather free information from, and about this group.  It amazes me, that if some one from the Government wants half this information, people go ballistics about losing freedoms.  Yet, when some one, whom they have zero confirmation of who they really are asks questions, people jump in and tell their life history. Personal information is personal information. Unless you have an agenda.

                MeFirstYouLast

                Yet someone could post the most ridiculous sttempt at a system ever proposed and it would go on for 12 pages.

                YEESH.

                As BobP said, unless your name on your driver's license is really MeFirstYouLast (oh good luck explaining that to Metro!) responding to the questions in the OP here really isn't divulging a whole lot of personal info.

                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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                  Most of the questions asked are things I have responded to in polls on this website before or in other discussions, so I see no harm in it.  It is no more "personal" than information I've already divulged under this id.

                  1. How long have you been buying lottery tickets?  Off and on since Washington State started selling them.  I believe that was around 1983 or 1984.

                  2. Where do you buy lottery tickets? Do you always buy them at the same place?  Usually where I buy my groceries or my gas.

                  3. How many lottery tickets do you buy? From zero to five per drawing.  How often do you buy lottery tickets? Usually 5 tickets every drawing when MM is over $50 million cash option, occasionally a ticket or two when it is less than that.  Occasionally some state lotto tickets.  When you purchase tickets are they the only things your buying or do you purchase other items? Rarely do I buy tickets unless I have to buy gas or groceries too.

                  4. Do you have any rituals or superstitions before, after, or during purchasing?  No

                  5. The numbers that you use, are they the same every time? I use the same numbers for several weeks or several months, then change.  How do you pick the numbers?  Various ways

                  6. If you're comftorable talking about it, how much do you estimate you spend on lottery tickets?  I budget approximately $300 total per year.

                  7. How you ever won any money from the lottery? How often? How much? What do you spend your winnings on?  Only once have I won more than $100, I think it was about $140 total, which isn't enough to do anything special.

                  8. Do your family and friends play the lottery? No, they think it is crazy.  Is it something you do together?

                  9. If you ever won the jackpot, what do you think you would do with the money?  Share with family, donate to charity, increase my general standard of living but not do anything extravagent.

                  These following questions are completely optional and only serve to give me context for the data:

                  Age, Gender, State of Residence

                  Over 65, female, Washington

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                    1. How long have you been buying lottery tickets?

                    20 years or better

                    2. Where do you buy lottery tickets? Do you always buy them at the same place?

                    Convience stores

                    2 different locations

                    3. How many lottery tickets do you buy? How often do you buy lottery tickets? When you purchase tickets are they the only things your buying or do you purchase other items?

                    one or more
                    pretty much daily
                    Mid-day is lunch stop so cigarettes and lunch item snacks
                    Eve  buy gas and more cigs Big Grin

                    4. Do you have any rituals or superstitions before, after, or during purchasing?

                    Throw a penny on the ground before entering the store.

                    5. The numbers that you use, are they the same every time? How do you pick the numbers?

                    pick 3 generally not the same. pick 3 software , pencil and paper , mental guess

                    Jackpot games a quick pick

                    6. If you're comftorable talking about it, how much do you estimate you spend on lottery tickets?

                    never tell on the forums

                    7. How you ever won any money from the lottery? How often? How much? What do you spend your winnings on?

                    yes

                    how often varies
                    How much I do not tell
                    Same thing I spend my earned dollars on.

                    8. Do your family and friends play the lottery? Is it something you do together?
                      family plays.  They are quick pick jackpot players [ a dollar and a dream]
                      no

                    9. If you ever won the jackpot, what do you think you would do with the money?

                     Same thing I do with my money now.

                     

                    These following questions are completely optional and only serve to give me context for the data:

                    Age, Gender, State of Residence

                    mid 60s , male last time I looked , S.C.

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                      1) I have been playing the lottery less than a year.
                      2) Since I have noticed that a lot of winners  (CA) purchased them in ARCO and 7-eleven stores, thats where I play. (not the same stores).  I Also sometimes drive to a particular "lucky retailer" to purchase tickets. 

                      3) I purchase my tickets at every play, twice a week.  I usually buy the soda and chips or popcorn or something.  No reason, I just have.

                      4) I have a lucky gemstones bag that must accompany every lotto purchase. included in the bag are Aventurine, Citrine, Black tourmaline,tourmalated quartz and amethyst, along with clove and camomille  spices.  Before I purchase my tickets, I put them in my left pocket.  But they are always in my purse.

                      5) I used a system to pick my numbers based on most frequent, most triples and doubles.  I use the pattern of 3 and one 5 line pattern of 4.  I will play those sets until they hit, however long it takes.

                      6) I'd rather not answer, sorry.

                      7) won $65 once on a quick pick.  won $165 on a scratcher ,many smaller amounts.

                      8)Only my husband plays. My other family does not. (that I know of)

                      9) When I win,  I will set myself up for financial security when I no longer work,  and have my dream home built ( nothing crazy just the standard)

                      10) Female from CA.  AGE (uh, uh uh uh uhNo No

                      Hope this helps

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                        1. How long have you been buying lottery tickets?

                        Off and on since moving to Michigan 20 years ago, but the last few years have been more steady.

                        2. Where do you buy lottery tickets? Do you always buy them at the same place?

                        Convenience or grocery stores - varies whatever is convenient.  Sometimes if I have time, I'll to to a smaller nearby town and buy at some Mom & Pop place since they always seem to be the ones with the big winners.

                        3. How many lottery tickets do you buy? How often do you buy lottery tickets? When you purchase tickets are they the only things your buying or do you purchase other items?

                        1 to 5, generally 2x's per week for Mega Millions.  If the Fantasy 5 is $200k or more, I'll buy one per day til it hits.  Sometimes they are the only thing I buy, but if I need milk or bread I will pick those up too.  If I am grocery shopping and haven't purchased my tickets (and the grocery store sells them), I will buy tickets on my way out so I don't have to make a special trip.

                        4. Do you have any rituals or superstitions before, after, or during purchasing?

                        Not really.

                        5. The numbers that you use, are they the same every time? How do you pick the numbers?

                        Quick Picks. Sometimes a combination of birth dates, birth months, and ages if I am buying more than one.

                        6. If you're comftorable talking about it, how much do you estimate you spend on lottery tickets?

                        $30 to $50 per month average

                        7. How you ever won any money from the lottery? How often? How much? What do you spend your winnings on?

                        Nothing worth mentioning.  If I do win, I use it to buy for the next draw.

                        8. Do your family and friends play the lottery? Is it something you do together?

                        Some do, some don't. Never together.

                        9. If you ever won the jackpot, what do you think you would do with the money?

                        Get immediate family out of debt, replace current vehicles, charity work, and hopefully be smart enough about it all to invest wisely (with professional help) and never have to worry about money again.

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                        Age, Gender, State of Residence

                        Mid 40's, Female, Michigan - although I am from Texas and will move back home again. Soon as I can sell this dang house.

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                          Seems to me there was a similar effort about 12-18 months ago; maybe longer.  After a few entries, it was determined to be a news group trying to gather free information from, and about this group.  It amazes me, that if some one from the Government wants half this information, people go ballistics about losing freedoms.  Yet, when some one, whom they have zero confirmation of who they really are asks questions, people jump in and tell their life history. Personal information is personal information. Unless you have an agenda.

                          Lotteries are a cheap form of gambling and entertainment that's been used for centuries to benefit society in general. With yearly sales in the billions, there is an obvious economical affect so it's logical it would be studied and discussed in economy courses and this questionnaire is aimed at the average lottery player.

                          If Bob, Coin, myself, or others divulged any personal information by answering the questions, that and more personal information could have been easily found by searching the 100s of other posts we have already made. These questions are just a condensed version of the same threads started every week on LP.

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                             1) buying yickets for 25 years  2) always buy at the same place  3) i buy 2 tickets-42 tickets (1.00 each) it depends on the hit frequency-sometimes every day. i only purchase lottery tickets.  4) yes, (but i do not pray to win)  5) yes. can not tell you at this time, but i played 20.00 and hit 12 times. 6) only what i can afford.  7) yes. ex: jan 2008-april 2008 have won  3 times-4 out of 5 #'s. i spend the money on many things. 8) no 9)  must give some of it away & invest the rest.  age-50  gender-male  state- new jersey 

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                              1. How long have you been buying lottery tickets? 13 Years

                              2. Where do you buy lottery tickets? Do you always buy them at the same place? I buy most of my tickets from 2 places in VA - Both are grocery stores

                              3. How many lottery tickets doyou buy? How often do you buy lottery tickets? When you purchasetickets are they the only things your buying or do you purchase otheritems?Usually average between 40 and 80 once a week & they are the only things I buy

                              4. Do you have any rituals or superstitions before, after, or during purchasing? I just use my Lucky Coins & have a few OCD issues going on re: lottery

                              5. The numbers that you use, are they the same every time? How do you pick the numbers? My numbers are generally different and involve followers or hot numbers that have been out a few draws

                              6. If you're comftorable talking about it, how much do you estimate you spend on lottery tickets? About 300 to 500 a month

                              7. How you ever won any money from the lottery? How often? How much? What do you spend your winnings on? I win every time I get tickets, usually end up breaking even, I've won everything from $1 to $500, usually hit a good $100 once every 2 weeks, it is spent on more tickets

                              8. Do your family and friends play the lottery? Is it something you do together? I play with my Dad & only with my Dad

                              9. If you ever won the jackpot, what do you think you would do with the money? Invest every penny of it in the stock market

                              These following questions are completely optional and only serve to give me context for the data:

                              Age, Gender, State of Residence - 31, Male, NC, Play in VA