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Why do you play the lottery?

Topic closed. 52 replies. Last post 8 years ago by kokocat.

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What's your main purpose for playing the lotto?

To never have to work again [ 10 ]  [10.99%]
To buy expensive things [ 4 ]  [4.40%]
To help take care of others [ 5 ]  [5.49%]
To have financial security [ 18 ]  [19.78%]
To see if I can beat the odds [ 9 ]  [9.89%]
To enjoy that 'what ifs' before the drawing [ 3 ]  [3.30%]
All of the above [ 36 ]  [39.56%]
None of the above [ 6 ]  [6.59%]
Total Valid Votes [ 91 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 1 ]  
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United States
Member #4877
May 30, 2004
5115 Posts
Posted: June 3, 2008, 11:02 pm - IP Logged

you didn't include:

to stay home and play video games all day!!



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TO bad ALL the POLAR bear's have SCREEDWED the LOWER "48"o!o

I can't AFFORD to have a CHILLON to sit and play all dem video'$$$$

BUT,,,,,,.......WE can sit @ home & watch dem POLAR bear's BREEDo!o



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    United States
    Member #26882
    November 23, 2005
    1404 Posts
    Posted: June 3, 2008, 11:48 pm - IP Logged

    I voted none of the above. I play because I see numbers and if you see em you got to play em! Closest I got to a jackpot was 4 out of 6 hand picked of course on the final super 6 draw in PA.

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      Member #26882
      November 23, 2005
      1404 Posts
      Posted: June 3, 2008, 11:53 pm - IP Logged

      I'm not sure if there is such a thing, but I voted for Financial Security. 

      I have to agree with you just! Ask the people who won big money, only to have nothing in a year or 2 if there is such a thing as financial security.

        Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
        United States
        Member #48725
        January 7, 2007
        1953 Posts
        Posted: June 4, 2008, 12:05 am - IP Logged

        All of the above.

        Gonna win.Big Smile

          Entertaiment Capital
          United States
          Member #37800
          April 19, 2006
          302 Posts
          Posted: June 4, 2008, 3:11 am - IP Logged

           I play the lottery because of revenge.

           There are people who destroyed my life and dreams. I fell in excruciating emotional pain and wanted an exit. One night, I had a dream and saw an old woman. I asked her "What about the lottery?". She answered "You will win."

           Since then, I've been playing Super Lotto Plus and Mega Millions for almost 3 years. If I win the jackpot, I will go public and share my story with people. If I have the chance to appear on Oprah, I will do it. Larry King? Of course. I may be mocked on Jay Leno. If I win a really huge one, I may be even invited as a guest for Jay Leno. I won't say no.

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            September 23, 2006
            3692 Posts
            Posted: June 4, 2008, 11:42 am - IP Logged

            I play the lottery because life is a gamble, the lottery is the cheapest gamble with the

            biggest payout

            Men Lie Women Lie Numbers Dont

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              Gurnee, Illinois
              United States
              Member #49731
              February 12, 2007
              917 Posts
              Posted: June 4, 2008, 1:17 pm - IP Logged

              I marked "none of the above.

              If I were to win, I would continue to work.  I am confident that through my current business ventures that I will have continued financial independence (financial security is the lowest rung on the financial status ladder...I always aim high).  There are only a few certain expensive things I like so I would never meet the same fate as one David Edwards.  I just want to be known as another anonymous jackpot winner who has the freedom to do what he likes when he likes, which is no different from what I do now.

              Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

              The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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                October 21, 2005
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                Posted: June 5, 2008, 10:12 pm - IP Logged


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                  December 23, 2007
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                  Posted: June 5, 2008, 10:39 pm - IP Logged

                  FINANCIAL SECURITY !!!!!!!!!!   ......

                  hear hear!

                    MysteryMan424's avatar - batman22
                    Pelham NY
                    United States
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                    April 16, 2008
                    169 Posts
                    Posted: June 6, 2008, 10:27 am - IP Logged

                    There are two aspects to winning the lottery, There's the high odds games Mega-Powerball with odds of 175 million to one which actually defines the word lottery, most players involved with a quick pick or two. Then there's the daily numbers game which is conducted by the state lottery dept. But in my opinion not a lottery because the odds are much lower. Therefore we can analyze the "game" with a realistic expectation of cashing. Ocassionally I play high odds games for a chance at the jackpot, but on a day to day basis I'm playing the daily numbers to improve my cash flow, and offset the high cost of living.

                      LiLSpeedy's avatar - 2714
                      Decatur, GA
                      United States
                      Member #20471
                      August 18, 2005
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                      Posted: June 7, 2008, 4:21 pm - IP Logged

                      I, like everyone else play the lottery for one reason, that is for good old fashioned Greed. And I am not ashame to say it!




                      Winning is Funtastic!

                        DC81's avatar - batman39
                        United States
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                        August 31, 2007
                        985 Posts
                        Posted: June 7, 2008, 4:42 pm - IP Logged

                        EDIT: Greed isn't always a bad thing, I think it can be a good thing, I'd rather be a little greedy than be free with my money just to give me a false sense of feeling better about myself or have others like me, I'm not going to be playing a role for someone else to try and impress them either. I would have no guilt about having a lot of money just because others don't.


                        Well, with the finanical security of winning millions and millions of dollars it would allow me to invest in things that I otherwise wouldn't be able to. So while I would probably spend at least either a million dollars, 5% or take off the amount which would leave a multiple of five (5M, 15M, 20M, 25M, ect) of the winnings in the first year, depending on how big the jackpot is and which method would be allowed to where it wouldn't have too big of an impact on the jackpot and after I do the things I'd want to do such as move, buy a home or maybe build it, new car, the usual but again not too crazy I would not buy a million dollar home even if I had won $100 Million after taxes, I'd buy something that fits me and I'd try hard not to advertise myself too much, living in a new place where no one knows me would help if I can keep my name out of the news. The majority of it would be invested, mostly in safe low risk things and a small portion in more agressive markets most of which that I'd at least have some clue about. So yeah, I play for the chance to dream and the opportunity of being able to do things I currently wouldn't be able to do.


                        Then, someone (probably family) would rob me and leave me ending up dead. Or maybe, get addicted to an illegal substance or two, lose whatever friends I'd have as well as go completely broke so in a few years I can come out with my "how the lottery ruined my life" story and try to blame it on the lottery instead of my own stupidity.Big Grin

                        You can't predict random.


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                          Posted: June 7, 2008, 8:07 pm - IP Logged

                          I play for the money. There are alot of nice things in life I'd like to have. There are alot of fun things I'd like to do. I'd love to secure my future and more importantly my sons. Lot's of reasons.

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                            Vancouver, WA
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                            July 15, 2007
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                            Posted: June 10, 2008, 3:07 am - IP Logged

                            I checked "All the above" but mostly for me it would be to never have to work again and to be financially secure.  Hitting MegaMillions for even the starting $12 Million would be wonderful.  As a co-worker once said, "why are you not playing when the jackpot is low?  Should you win even $12 million, that is $12 million more than you have now."

                            After living on this Earth for over 50 years, I feel that I have paid my dues and deserve to be able to relax on a beach somewhere and just do nothing but enjoy life, have what I want, do what I want when I want.  Call me selfish, but it's time for others to wait on me.Party

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                              Posted: June 13, 2008, 7:06 am - IP Logged

                              For me: it's all of the above also...! 

                              here here

                              that the dream we are working torwards Party

                                Yes I can beat the lotto..some day

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