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What Happens to the Money you spend on the Lottery??

Topic closed. 30 replies. Last post 3 years ago by psykomo.

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Where Do You want the Money to GO??

Pre-K education programs [ 1 ]  [4.55%]
K-12 education programs [ 7 ]  [31.82%]
College Degree education programs [ 1 ]  [4.55%]
Enviromental protection programs [ 2 ]  [9.09%]
Senior citizen programs [ 1 ]  [4.55%]
Juvenile detenction facilities [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Repair roads & bridiges & public transit [ 5 ]  [22.73%]
Health Care & free medical care [ 1 ]  [4.55%]
Feed the Hungry & shelter the poor [ 3 ]  [13.64%]
Vocational Tech educational programs [ 1 ]  [4.55%]
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Discarded Votes [ 4 ]  
rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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Posted: March 21, 2014, 12:11 am - IP Logged

LOL  I was too tired to realize what you were really talking about. Colorado will need those first.

No, you had it right the first time, texting. 

I rarely see a kid anymore without his head bent down looking at the screen and his thumbs going a mile a minute.

There's gonna be a big market for stuff to repair the damage in a few years.

After all the lawsuits are filed.

I bet the lawyers are undulating already.

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    Posted: March 23, 2014, 3:46 pm - IP Logged

    i thought you would pick the Repair roads LOL

    HMW:

    Psyko hopes U picked 13-28-31-55-58 + 15 PowerBall numbers 4D spring JackPot$

    With a  BIG JackPot WON U will never worry about POTHOLES again an what they

    can do 2 the "clunker" we have 2 drive just 2 be able 2 afford a car. These electric

    cars we drive today R getting dare batteries "busted" from hitting all D "PotHoles"

                                                 Sun SmileyHurray!Sun Smiley

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      Posted: March 26, 2014, 10:04 pm - IP Logged

      HMW:

      Psyko hopes U picked 13-28-31-55-58 + 15 PowerBall numbers 4D spring JackPot$

      With a  BIG JackPot WON U will never worry about POTHOLES again an what they

      can do 2 the "clunker" we have 2 drive just 2 be able 2 afford a car. These electric

      cars we drive today R getting dare batteries "busted" from hitting all D "PotHoles"

                                                   Sun SmileyHurray!Sun Smiley

      Aint no postholes here sully16 has them the great state of michiganPatriot

      Let it Snow Snowman

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        Posted: March 26, 2014, 10:59 pm - IP Logged

        Aint no postholes here sully16 has them the great state of michiganPatriot

        LOL, Some are so big they swallow cars.

        Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

        For a lead role in a cage?

         

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          Posted: March 28, 2014, 9:41 am - IP Logged

          I wonder if it's more about feeling better about buying a ticket.

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            Posted: March 29, 2014, 12:31 pm - IP Logged

            TBH I'm not really concerned with what they do to the money I play and lose. My sole motive for playing the lottery is to win. I'd still play if the lottery was owned and run by an individual.

            That money's gone fo ever

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              Posted: March 29, 2014, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

              It goes to the Jackpot winners and they spend it on booze and hookers.

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                Posted: March 30, 2014, 10:06 am - IP Logged

                Money spent on the lottery is destroying the USA economy.

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                PLAY THE LOTTERY SOMEDAY-IT IS OKAY TO DREAM!

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                  Posted: April 24, 2014, 1:31 pm - IP Logged

                  I wonder if it's more about feeling better about buying a ticket.

                  AMBR:

                  I Agree! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>!!!!!!!

                  When spend over $20 it makes me feel better if think it's 2 help children and there

                  going 2 get a better education>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>!!!!!!!

                                                      Hurray! PartyHurray!


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                    Posted: April 24, 2014, 8:28 pm - IP Logged

                    I think it mostly goes in the toilet.

                    Everyday I put more in and actually hope that it overflows.

                    (How many times can you say that?)

                    "I cant wait until my toilet overflows!"


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                      Posted: April 24, 2014, 8:30 pm - IP Logged

                      Pretty much sums it up.

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                        Posted: April 26, 2014, 7:29 pm - IP Logged

                        No, you had it right the first time, texting. 

                        I rarely see a kid anymore without his head bent down looking at the screen and his thumbs going a mile a minute.

                        There's gonna be a big market for stuff to repair the damage in a few years.

                        After all the lawsuits are filed.

                        I bet the lawyers are undulating already.

                        Not only kids, but also adults bend down looking at that little screen. It is addictive to be unsocial.

                        When I was a kid, I had no such 150 to 500 dollar tool to pass the message "hello world". I didn't even have a decent walkman and not even thinking to an expensive leather jacket or a scooter.

                        Many years ago you could talk and listen to people. Today you have to read their messages, just like on a crappy school or university platform. When those mobiles came out, all those "rich" people had to brag with that little thing that they bought, making phone calls to say anything, or calling the waiter by phone instead of ordering their beers by talking. (...)

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                          Posted: April 26, 2014, 10:57 pm - IP Logged

                          Not only kids, but also adults bend down looking at that little screen. It is addictive to be unsocial.

                          When I was a kid, I had no such 150 to 500 dollar tool to pass the message "hello world". I didn't even have a decent walkman and not even thinking to an expensive leather jacket or a scooter.

                          Many years ago you could talk and listen to people. Today you have to read their messages, just like on a crappy school or university platform. When those mobiles came out, all those "rich" people had to brag with that little thing that they bought, making phone calls to say anything, or calling the waiter by phone instead of ordering their beers by talking. (...)

                          Cell phones don't work where I live.

                          Which works out perfectly for me.

                          Cuz I hate talking on the phone anyway.

                          And I especially hate listening to people.

                          Seems like such a waste of time.

                          I'd much rather they wrote me letters.

                          But they'd be the size of books.

                          And I only like to read books that I pick out.

                          Not books full of vain, inconsequential rambling.

                          Like a telephone call in print.

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                            Posted: April 27, 2014, 11:49 am - IP Logged

                            While I would like to believe that a significant portion of the money I spend on lottery each week does go to education, the sad truth is I am just not sure. My trust in our leadership today has diminished to an all time low. The integrity to do what is right is altered by doing what/how someone personally feels/interprets the subject. When I looked at the dollar this morning and observed,"This note is legal tender for all debts,public and private". I thought...boy, we sure aren't doing ourselves any favors with our national debt as a country. Then I looked on the back and observed "Novus Ordo Seclorum"..wasn't sure what that meant or how it came to fruition. Come to find out it was suggested aback in 1782 by Charles Thomson of the Continental Congress and adopted shortly thereafter.

                            Novus meaning new or young or renewed.
                            Ordo meaning order or series or order.
                            Seclorum meaning generations, ages or centuries.

                            Just after Thomson's NOC came the words "signify the beginning of a new American era'.

                            A wise choice in verbage ? Perhaps

                            While the intent is one of a positive change for a new emerging country. The direction was not set in stone.

                            Seems as though the same thing transpires today with monies spent on the lottery.....Only difference is...... There is a set direction with lottery money today and it's mismanagement doesn't reassure me of a positive change. If I could get a straight answer from the people that make the decisions then maybe It truly would "signify the beginning of a new American era".

                            Just my 2 cents on the topic..


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