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The Economy and the Lottery

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Do you still play w/ the economy the way it is?

Yes, I still play heavy. [ 20 ]  [40.00%]
No, I can not afford to play at all. [ 2 ]  [4.00%]
Yes, but I have cut back alot. [ 25 ]  [50.00%]
Yes, the rent is due. Been playing more lately. [ 2 ]  [4.00%]
No, but I need to. [ 1 ]  [2.00%]
Total Valid Votes [ 50 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 2 ]  
mune4me's avatar - 4eyes
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Posted: December 8, 2008, 11:12 am - IP Logged

I have been wondering this alot lately. Seems like no one I know is slowing down at all....

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    Posted: December 8, 2008, 2:32 pm - IP Logged

    <Moved to Lottery Discussion forum>

    Please post in the appropriate forum ... thank you.

      ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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      Posted: December 8, 2008, 2:39 pm - IP Logged

      I still play. I have just cut back on the amount I spend.

      "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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        Posted: December 8, 2008, 2:54 pm - IP Logged

        I play the same as before which is about $5 a week. I would imagine the individuals who are cutting back on their lottery spending are probably the ones who spend $20 or more a week.

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          Posted: December 8, 2008, 3:38 pm - IP Logged

          I have been playing just as much.

          Now is a great time to win the lotto. Prices on everything are low right now.

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            Posted: December 8, 2008, 3:42 pm - IP Logged

            I play the same as before which is about $5 a week. I would imagine the individuals who are cutting back on their lottery spending are probably the ones who spend $20 or more a week.

            I've cut back and I didn't spend $20 or more a week.

            "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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              Posted: December 8, 2008, 6:25 pm - IP Logged

              I've cut back and I didn't spend $20 or more a week.

              Me too,

              I've cut back and still not sure if I will increase it back to my original amount once the economy picks up.  I've saved well over $100 so far since I am playing $5 less per week and have not won anything.  that's $100 less that I would have lost.

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                Posted: December 8, 2008, 6:46 pm - IP Logged

                Working where I do, I have notice that lottery sales have almost doubled just since gas has dropped so drastically!


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                  Posted: December 8, 2008, 9:17 pm - IP Logged

                  I still play $1 per play for Mega Million and $2 per play for Powerball.Thats only $6 a week for 4 chances at a dream come true.Cheap thrills!

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                    Posted: December 8, 2008, 9:47 pm - IP Logged

                    i can't say i really play any more or less but I do think i'm a bit more obsessed with it b/c times are tougher!

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                      Posted: December 8, 2008, 10:05 pm - IP Logged

                      Still playing as much, but I don't play heavily on a regular basis. My play is up right now but the MM jackpot is high and I seem to be on a lucky streak with scratches.  I'm hoping the lucky streak will spill over to MM.

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                        Posted: December 8, 2008, 11:43 pm - IP Logged

                        I play the same amount, I play by subscription so I have already paid. I have wondered about renewing my subscription, but why not it's only a few dollars a week and someone will win; and it could be me one week. I don't drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes, so this can be my little vice. As the revenue raised is public funds - everybody wins!

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                          Posted: December 9, 2008, 12:00 am - IP Logged

                          since the cost of gas has went down. I've probably play twice as much.  Not even dinner movie in NYC though.


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                            Posted: December 9, 2008, 1:16 pm - IP Logged

                            well im still playing but not as often as i did like 6 months ago!

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                              Posted: December 12, 2008, 10:24 pm - IP Logged

                              I have been wondering this alot lately. Seems like no one I know is slowing down at all....

                              I Agree!Pukewitch U  mune4me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                              Today, 12/12/08 psykomo switched on my GPS and

                              set out on my Quik-Trix mission of going 2 lotto places

                              2 buy sum MM lottery ticket's>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>!!!

                              Sum of U know that I like 2 buy at stores who R really

                              sell'g a lotto ticket's, as I figure if I'm  loading up QP's

                              then I need 2 go where the action I$$$$$$$$$$$$$!

                              translation:

                              My first 5 stop's were all packed and LINED-UP ^^^^

                              My 20 spent @ each stop was the AVERAGE purchase

                              of everyone I stood back of>>>>>>>>>"TONIGHT"!

                              EVERYONE had a 20 in hand and were getting ###'s

                              At the last (5th) stop psyko had 20 left 2 spend........

                              The DUDE 2 people ahead of me kept clerk busy......

                              He gave the clerk (2) 100 $$$$$$$$$$$$ BILL's!!!!

                              The next DUDE stepped up ahead of psyko with a 20,

                              (I could see he had picked all his #####'s himself!)

                              Psyko stepped-up with my LAST 20 for Quik-TRIX's!

                              EVERY PLACE I went today, L@@KED like the LINE"S

                              in front of WAL-MART on "BLACK FRIDAY"Bat

                              LOL>>>>>2>>>>any & ALL Lottery Post member'$

                              PSYKOMO