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How much do you spend on the lottery each month?

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How much do you spend playing all lottery games each month?

$0 (What?) [ 4 ]  [2.31%]
$1 - $10 [ 16 ]  [9.25%]
$11 - $50 [ 47 ]  [27.17%]
$51 - $100 [ 41 ]  [23.70%]
$100 - $200 [ 29 ]  [16.76%]
$200 - $500 [ 23 ]  [13.29%]
$500 - $1000 [ 8 ]  [4.62%]
$1000 - $2000 [ 3 ]  [1.73%]
$2000 - $5000 [ 1 ]  [0.58%]
$5000+ [ 1 ]  [0.58%]
Total Valid Votes [ 173 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 6 ]  
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Posted: January 8, 2009, 3:56 pm - IP Logged

I know, this looks like the stereotypical first question on a 'Do you have a problem?' quiz, but there's no ulterior motive here.  I'm just genuinely curious.  Some people casually play the lottery, some people are sharp and serious about the lottery, and some people are downright lottery analyzing machines.

What's your own personal price point?

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    Posted: January 8, 2009, 3:58 pm - IP Logged

    i used to spend more but now that i have a mortgage i just do one set of numbers every draw.  I'm not in it for millions, i just want to pay off my bills!

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      Posted: January 8, 2009, 4:40 pm - IP Logged

      $5/week for a Powerball pool, and probably $5/week in misc tickets.  So $40 give or take.

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        Posted: January 8, 2009, 4:41 pm - IP Logged

        I used to go to Atlantic City once a month. Now I only go once a season and instead spend that money on a lottery tic or 2 a day.

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          Posted: January 8, 2009, 5:14 pm - IP Logged

          For me, probably around $60 plus per month. But I only play MM P6 and Cash 5. I usually dont play the minimum jackpots, so that gives me some days off. Also, I dont play pick 3 or pk 4.

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            Posted: January 8, 2009, 5:14 pm - IP Logged

            It varies each month, but my guess is I spend over $50 dollars a month on average.

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              Posted: January 8, 2009, 8:59 pm - IP Logged

              It depends. On each drawing I might just play $5 then next game might play $10-15 because I am eager to win. So I'm going to say at least $100 a month.

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                Posted: January 8, 2009, 9:51 pm - IP Logged

                I used to play $350 a day. Now, I am playing $10 a day.

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                  Posted: January 8, 2009, 10:10 pm - IP Logged

                  i'd say about 100 a month average

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                    Posted: January 8, 2009, 10:17 pm - IP Logged

                    I used to play $350 a day. Now, I am playing $10 a day.

                    Sweet jesus man lol.  I used to play like $20 or 30 a day, now just $6-$8

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                      Posted: January 8, 2009, 10:26 pm - IP Logged

                      I used to play $350 a day. Now, I am playing $10 a day.

                      350?!? a DAY? wow i dont think think even goerge bush can afford that

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                        Posted: January 8, 2009, 11:55 pm - IP Logged

                        Yes, $350/day. The sysem I developed got cold so I stopped using it. While it was hot I needed to cover enough pick 4 numbers, thus $350/day to win between $350 - $1,000/day. Would profit between $3,000 - $5,000 a month already calculated in many days I lost. Though it was a short lasted event, my luck is not the same since. Now I am lowering the bets amount and numbers. :)

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                          Posted: January 9, 2009, 9:15 am - IP Logged

                          My spending varies greatly, depending on current work. I never spend more than I can afford, some months I have spent $200+ and others just $32 a month. I run two different lotto groups so I have a minimun spending of $8 a week. But this is a source of entertainment so losing doesn't bother me too badly, and winning is oh so sweet!

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                            Posted: January 9, 2009, 12:27 pm - IP Logged

                            Presently, I spend $9/month each on Classic Lotto, Powerball, and MegaMillions for myself.  Then, I spend perhaps another $10-15 month on the office lottery pool.  These are the only machine-lottery games I play.  I also buy a few scratch tickets to give away for Christmas or birthdays.

                             

                            In 25 years the largest prize I've won or shared was $72.  However, I once won a $100 prize in a company raffle.

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                              Posted: January 9, 2009, 8:35 pm - IP Logged

                              Now about $80-$90 a month.Used to spend around $125-$150, but decided to cut back. I cut out Pick 3 and Pick 4, and only play the jackpot games.