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Do You Ever Exceed Your Lottery Budget?

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If you have a lottery budget do you stick to it?

Right on the money. [ 3 ]  [4.62%]
Depends on how I feel. [ 8 ]  [12.31%]
Depends on my current strategy. [ 7 ]  [10.77%]
My budget is an average. [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Flexible a little up a little down no prob. [ 9 ]  [13.85%]
Can't stick to a budget. [ 4 ]  [6.15%]
What's a budget? [ 10 ]  [15.38%]
Almost always exceed my budget. [ 14 ]  [21.54%]
Rarely exceed my budget. [ 6 ]  [9.23%]
Sky's the limit, it's only money. [ 4 ]  [6.15%]
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Posted: September 21, 2010, 2:56 am - IP Logged

We all have a budget or spending limit for lottery, an amount we don't want to exceed or we feel really bad about it.  How did you decide your budget and do you have trouble sticking to it?

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    Posted: September 21, 2010, 3:10 am - IP Logged

    I usually don't do more than $20 a week ($10 for PB and MM, $5 on each draw). If it's a big draw or I have a feeling then I may put an extra $5 down. Sometimes I'll go over and sometimes I will skip a week so it tends to balance out.

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      my budget is supposed ot be min entry on ea draw during the week, thats $10, but i aolmost always end up tinkering around the edges, theres always some game jackpotting so buy more. id say im betting about $20 a week atm

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        my budget is supposed ot be min entry on ea draw during the week, thats $10, but i aolmost always end up tinkering around the edges, theres always some game jackpotting so buy more. id say im betting about $20 a week atm

        Are you going for the two tickets for a dollar or the dollar plays?   If I had the choice I'd play the two for a dollar until I won big.

        BobP

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          Posted: September 21, 2010, 9:29 am - IP Logged

          i play min on them all, $1 game the 50c games and the 4 lines min entry for $2.40 games.

          oz lotto is $1.10 for 1 line 7/45 games

          the  pools is $1.10 for 2 lines 6/38

          the powerball  $1.40 for 2 lines 5/45 +1/45

          mon/wed, share the same jackpot $1.75 for 4 lines 6/45

          sat $2.40 for 4 lines 6/45

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          i see where you are comming from , if i take the $1 i enter in tue, oz lotto , i can get 4 lines on a wednesday or monday with it. if i also too k out power ball. id get both mon and wed at extra 4 lines ea.

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            Posted: September 21, 2010, 9:38 am - IP Logged

            We all have a budget or spending limit for lottery, an amount we don't want to exceed or we feel really bad about it.  How did you decide your budget and do you have trouble sticking to it?

            BobP

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              Posted: September 21, 2010, 9:54 am - IP Logged

              I stick to 20 but, if I win I'll buy extra.

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                Posted: September 21, 2010, 11:41 am - IP Logged

                I don't have a lot of discretionary income, so I decided that lottery is my entertainment.  Reasonable entertainment for someone of my income level would be a movie every week, so I base my budget on what I would spend for a movie and snacks.  I usually spend around $15 a week, never more than $20 on my entertainment budget.

                The only time I don't stick to it is when there's a raffle, then I exceed my budget by $10 a couple times.  But that's no problem, I just cut back on the dog's food for a few weeks. 

                 

                j/k  Dog is fat and happy.

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                  I don't have a lot of discretionary income, so I decided that lottery is my entertainment.  Reasonable entertainment for someone of my income level would be a movie every week, so I base my budget on what I would spend for a movie and snacks.  I usually spend around $15 a week, never more than $20 on my entertainment budget.

                  The only time I don't stick to it is when there's a raffle, then I exceed my budget by $10 a couple times.  But that's no problem, I just cut back on the dog's food for a few weeks. 

                   

                  j/k  Dog is fat and happy.

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                    Posted: September 21, 2010, 9:09 pm - IP Logged

                    We all have a budget or spending limit for lottery, an amount we don't want to exceed or we feel really bad about it.  How did you decide your budget and do you have trouble sticking to it?

                    BobP

                    I honestly don't have a budget for playing the PB & MM lottery games. I don't do scratch off tickets, I don't do the state raffle (computer generated numbers crap game), I don't play the daily pick 3 & 4 (computer generated numbers again)! I only start to play when the jackpot is 80 million (cash)! Then I play $20.00

                    And if the jackpot goes to the 100 million plus (cash) then it's $30 or $40 and that depends on how I feel about my numbers for that next draw!

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                      Posted: September 22, 2010, 6:19 pm - IP Logged

                      Before Illinois got Powerball and the Powerplay and the Megaplier for Mega Millions I was spending about $17 qa week, all games combines. That's went up $3 with the PB and Megaplier, but I don't have a budget for it.

                      I don't really play enough to have to worry about budgeting for it.

                      I'm of the school of thought that budgets, and diets, don't work.

                      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                      Lep

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                        Posted: September 22, 2010, 11:57 pm - IP Logged

                        we all have budgets ,and diets, its just most uf us dont take notes.

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                          Posted: September 23, 2010, 2:12 pm - IP Logged

                          I play on a whim so no budget here. Sometimes I'll play for 3 days in a row and then go 8 months without playing.

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                            Posted: September 23, 2010, 2:24 pm - IP Logged

                            I have had a budget- but I don't like sticking with it, if I want to win money enough then I spend a good amount till satisfied- sometimes I get a good return on the investment! Not like I want in $$$ but enough to get more tickets- maybe it will improve for me!

                             

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                              Posted: September 23, 2010, 3:44 pm - IP Logged

                              Sadly, I do... I don't buy beer, cig or gum anymore and I put all of those money on lotto now a day.