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lottery budget 2008

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have you had to cut back on lottery this year due to finances?

yes i've had to cut back on playing quite a bit [ 21 ]  [32.31%]
i have had to cut back but not too much [ 10 ]  [15.38%]
still playing pretty much the same amounts as alwa [ 34 ]  [52.31%]
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Posted: July 24, 2008, 9:42 pm - IP Logged

have you had to cut back on lottery this year due to finances?

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    Posted: July 24, 2008, 9:47 pm - IP Logged

    I'd have to say I cut back a lot.  Though the stress of my finances almost makes me want to play more to chase them bucks to get out of my financial difficulties.  But I must fight it lol.

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      Posted: July 24, 2008, 9:50 pm - IP Logged

      I know I did. A lot of other things too. The only exception is Heineken.

      The only user friendly beer in existence.

      Cheers

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        Posted: July 25, 2008, 12:10 am - IP Logged

        I've also had to cut back on the amount I play. But I still play at least a few dollars every Wednesday and Saturday.

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          Posted: July 25, 2008, 1:40 am - IP Logged

          have you had to cut back on lottery this year due to finances?

          Interesting topic because some people might cut back on their driving because of the higher cost of gas and have extra money play lottery games. The price of necessities are rising too so eventually it might force even those people to cut back on their lottery play.

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            Posted: July 25, 2008, 3:09 am - IP Logged

            between gas prices rising and the cost of food going up i haven't bought but a few dollars worth of tickets this whole year.

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              Posted: July 25, 2008, 3:36 am - IP Logged

              I know I did. A lot of other things too. The only exception is Heineken.

              The only user friendly beer in existence.

              Cheers

              Coors has no nitrates  Wink

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                Posted: July 25, 2008, 9:35 am - IP Logged

                I'm playing about the same amount as in recent years, but I've always tried to limit my playing to about $300 a year.  That and books are about the only things in my entertainment budget, and I don't plan to cut it any more.  Since circumstances are causing me to drive about double the miles I usually do, I'm delaying purchase of a new TV and other items to keep the budget in line rather than cutting down on lottery.

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                  Posted: July 25, 2008, 10:01 am - IP Logged

                  $429 a year is my base  amount, and what id like to automate some how.

                  i have a dream of putting 5362.5  in the bank , and getting the interest, %8 at ING direct out here ATM.  having the entry fees deducted, via credit card form the account , or transfered, every month. and any winnings automatically deposited back to the bank account.

                   

                  the prob is, 1 state here in australia, will automatically deposit wins into a bank accounts, but doesnt take credit card purchases.

                   

                  another state takes credit card purchases, but pays via a check only :(

                   

                  id prob put $5,500 in account so theres extra interest to cover eventuallity of  price increases.

                  then i could have it on auto pilot and just get on with my business, $5,500 isnt a lot to pay for lotto 4 life, and if I am ever desperate i can allways get my initial investment back. as it is i kind of do this but its not automated.

                  To answer original question;

                  my annual budget doesnt change much, although ill buy a few extra lines in larger jackpots.

                  2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

                  keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

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                    Posted: July 25, 2008, 11:09 am - IP Logged

                    I will never cut back I AM DUE!!!

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                      Posted: July 25, 2008, 12:33 pm - IP Logged

                      oh yeah!! i won't say how much i USED to play per week/month but now, i have a very strict budget and it's quite meager -- I set aside $20 per month for lottery - here's my breakdown:

                      $8 - megamillions tickets for tuesday's and friday's

                      $4 - jersey cash 5 [one a week]

                      $4 - pick 4 [one a week]

                      $4 - pick 4 [one a week]

                      that's my lot .. i can justify the $240 loss per year [education funds] so i'm good Cheers

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                        Posted: July 25, 2008, 5:45 pm - IP Logged

                        No.  If I really stuck to my "budget" I wouldn't play the lottery at all!  (she writes as she eats leftover spaghetti) 

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                          Posted: July 25, 2008, 10:04 pm - IP Logged

                          Yes!

                          I was at the store today and found laundry detergent went from $13 to $21 per box so I am going to have to cut back on that too! Everything is going up except the number of big winners.

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                            Posted: July 25, 2008, 10:58 pm - IP Logged

                            i'm the person they talk about when they say the middle class is shrinking.just 3 years ago i was driving a 20,000 dollar car and walking around with a hundreds of dollars in spending money plus at least five grand in the bank at all times and the future looked very bright.now i'm driving a minivan with a bank account with 12 dollars and the last time i had spending money i bought a hamburger and a coke and then i was broke.the way gas is plus everything going up is paralyzing and suffocating everyones budgets and its a pain in the ass and a nightmare and affects peoples lives.i bet quite a few people are in a similar boat.had to make an edit here.i forgot to add that i was living in the suburbs for years and had to move back into the inner city also.


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                              Posted: July 25, 2008, 11:24 pm - IP Logged

                              Coors has no nitrates  Wink

                              Maybe so, but I can wake up without a hangover with Heineken, nitrates or no nitrates.

                              You really do get what you pay for.

                              Besides, with all the other crap I put in my body on a daily basis, a little nitrate won't hurt anymore than the rest of the crap.

                              To think years ago I detested Heineken with a passion....lol