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How much have you spent on a single draw?

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What's the most you have spent on a single drawing?

$1+ [ 2 ]  [1.98%]
$5+ [ 13 ]  [12.87%]
$10+ [ 10 ]  [9.90%]
$20+ [ 52 ]  [51.49%]
$100 [ 6 ]  [5.94%]
More than a $100 [ 18 ]  [17.82%]
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Posted: August 3, 2010, 2:49 pm - IP Logged

I've been wondering how much people would spend on a single drawing. For me it's just $3 but I'm tempted to spend $20 or even more. But knowing the odds for the big games the thought of not even breaking even terrifies me.

For those who have spent more than $10, did you break even?

    HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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    Posted: August 3, 2010, 3:34 pm - IP Logged

    Regular draws the most I've spent is $10 and that's more than usual.

    However, if you're including special draws like raffles, I've spent as much as $100 on a single draw.

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      Posted: August 3, 2010, 3:36 pm - IP Logged

      I haven't broke even in awhile, but, when I do, it will be triple what I spent, because, I'm going hard on 1 number.  428, combo, box, straight, lol.

      More than often, I'll play, 428 str/box $1.00 for 7 draws, that's $14.00, because, I play it for midday and evening, for 7 days.

      Good Luck.

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        Posted: August 3, 2010, 4:13 pm - IP Logged

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          Posted: August 3, 2010, 5:11 pm - IP Logged

          Regular draws the most I've spent is $10 and that's more than usual.

          However, if you're including special draws like raffles, I've spent as much as $100 on a single draw.

          I missed the 2nd part of your question.  On the raffles I've spent $100 on, No I didn't break even.  Didn't win anything at all.

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            Posted: August 3, 2010, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

            I've been wondering how much people would spend on a single drawing. For me it's just $3 but I'm tempted to spend $20 or even more. But knowing the odds for the big games the thought of not even breaking even terrifies me.

            For those who have spent more than $10, did you break even?

            When did you ever have any thoughts of breaking even when playing a lottery?  Whether you're spending a dollar or $20 at a time, over time unless you win 2nd prize or the top prize you'll be lucky to get 20% of your money back. 

            I once did better than breaking even when I matched 5of6 for $1500 in Ohio Super Lotto years ago but by the end of that year I was in the hole again by a dollar or two.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: August 3, 2010, 9:54 pm - IP Logged

              I've spent as much as $50.00 on daily 3 drawings, but check this thread out.

              http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/214250

              So ya i made my cash back, it just took a while. But all in all i put it right back into the Education fund here in Michigan.

              Cutla$$Bob

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                Posted: August 4, 2010, 2:31 am - IP Logged

                $200.

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                  the main reason i spend upto the $20 i stated i do as max is i expect to break even or get at least most of my money back.  usually in a 3+b  winm, but  i try and cut corners and dont usually cover all 38 balls, so sometimes miss out,. i think the most i spent once was $24 and didnt get a win, that was a wake up., but i only do that when pot has kept jackpotting for a long time,.

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                    Posted: August 4, 2010, 6:53 am - IP Logged

                    I spent $40.00 on 4 $10.00 raffles once. Didn't win but I still like the raffles.

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                      Posted: August 4, 2010, 1:08 pm - IP Logged

                      trying to get best chance of winning back the cost of your entry fee.  we have a 7 from 45 draw with 2 bonus balls.

                      if i do 18 lines i get a 75% cover of 3 numbers. not a prize but 3+b is and covermaster  doesnt take into account bonus balls.

                       

                      prize for 3+b is around $15, and entry is $20.  if i get 4 numbers which isnt beyond reason, prize is $20. covering the cost.

                       

                       

                      my pal and i just played this and got 3+b+b yeah thought it was 5 but it was 2 bonus balls, $13 back.

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                      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: August 4, 2010, 1:33 pm - IP Logged

                        $200.

                        If tiggs did this he would have to find a new place to live..

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                          Posted: August 4, 2010, 3:48 pm - IP Logged

                          200 million PB or MM (100 million cash value) I spend $20.00 everytime! But when it gets to the level of 300 million (150 million cash value), I have spent as much as $100.00 a few times! Big Grin

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                            Posted: August 5, 2010, 5:40 pm - IP Logged

                            I finally bit the bullet and spent $10 on Wed's CA Super Lotto and won nothing. Matched 3 numbers but they were on different lines...

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                              200 million PB or MM (100 million cash value) I spend $20.00 everytime! But when it gets to the level of 300 million (150 million cash value), I have spent as much as $100.00 a few times! Big Grin

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