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Economy And Lottery

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Do People Play Lottery More Or Less When The Economy Is Struggling

The People Play More When Economy Is Bad [ 54 ]  [61.36%]
The People Play Less When Economy Is Bad [ 10 ]  [11.36%]
They Play About The Same [ 18 ]  [20.45%]
Not Sure [ 6 ]  [6.82%]
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Posted: January 22, 2009, 11:51 am - IP Logged

Do People Play Lottery More Or Less When The Economy Is Struggling?

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    Posted: January 22, 2009, 12:17 pm - IP Logged

    I'd say more.  People are looking for the easy escape route.

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      Posted: January 22, 2009, 12:28 pm - IP Logged

      Some people might play more if they feel desperate, but many people will also cut back if they need the money for more important things like food & shelter.  So I checked "about the same" although some state lotteries are reporting lower sales figures.  I would agree with Stew12, but you can't spend money you don't have.

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        Posted: January 22, 2009, 1:56 pm - IP Logged

        From the articles, it appears some people play more in the hopes of winning something to help them out, but I am one of the people who actually cut back a bit. Not very much though.

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

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          Posted: January 22, 2009, 5:27 pm - IP Logged

          When the desert lack of water, everyone in it will seek water...

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            Posted: January 23, 2009, 1:51 am - IP Logged

            with the economy weaker than my left hand spending a doller for a chance to win millions is a great bargain. so id say more ofcourse.


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              Posted: January 23, 2009, 5:02 am - IP Logged

              I'd say more.  People are looking for the easy escape route.

              Morning all, the nail on the head Stew12. I could'nt agree more desperation.

              Bill...

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                Posted: January 23, 2009, 11:32 am - IP Logged

                Morning all, the nail on the head Stew12. I could'nt agree more desperation.

                Bill...

                I third that comment...

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                  Posted: January 23, 2009, 2:26 pm - IP Logged

                  I play the same amount no matter what the economy is like.1 quick pick per drawing for MM.1 ticket w/powerplay option per drawing for PB.I don't see any reason to play more or less because of the economy.

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                    Posted: January 24, 2009, 1:02 am - IP Logged

                    My friend is a lawyer and he makes six figures a year.... even he's playing the lottery now.


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                      Posted: January 24, 2009, 7:29 am - IP Logged

                      The old saying,a fool and his money are soon parted, I think it's called gambling fever.

                      Bill...

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                        Posted: January 24, 2009, 7:34 am - IP Logged

                        It's called desperation.  Yep....I've started playing more than usual since my car accident last year and I have a ton of new medical bills.  Before that I hardly ever played....so yep....people play more when times are hard.  For example, I started looking for strategies to win and discovered this site....had my finances been level then I would have never discovered this website and others about ways to win the lotto....not that I've won anything major yet...but I still have hope.


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                          Posted: January 24, 2009, 8:58 am - IP Logged

                          It's called desperation.  Yep....I've started playing more than usual since my car accident last year and I have a ton of new medical bills.  Before that I hardly ever played....so yep....people play more when times are hard.  For example, I started looking for strategies to win and discovered this site....had my finances been level then I would have never discovered this website and others about ways to win the lotto....not that I've won anything major yet...but I still have hope.

                          Hi my friend the worst thing you can do is loose hope,if you loose that then you may as well loose the sense of humor with and call it a day PMT thats what everyone needs in todays world.

                          Regards,
                          Bill....


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                            Posted: January 24, 2009, 9:40 am - IP Logged

                            Hi my friend the worst thing you can do is loose hope,if you loose that then you may as well loose the sense of humor with and call it a day PMT thats what everyone needs in todays world.

                            Regards,
                            Bill....

                            Hi I was going to put PMA but I think there is enough A going on today I prefered to call it treatment.

                            Good luck to everyone.

                            Bill....

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                              Posted: January 24, 2009, 9:41 am - IP Logged

                              I'd say more.  People are looking for the easy escape route.

                              Sign me up for the "Easy Escape Route" - Please... Pogo