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Do you buy tickets even when the jackpot isn't high?

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The jackpot isn't too high, do you still buy tickets?

Yes, I buy a ticket for each draw. [ 49 ]  [57.65%]
Usually, but depends on the jackpot amount. [ 8 ]  [9.41%]
Sometimes, but not always [ 17 ]  [20.00%]
Only when the jackpot is over $100 mil [ 11 ]  [12.94%]
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Posted: February 3, 2016, 12:14 pm - IP Logged

Are you a regular player? You don't care if the jackpot is $40 mil or $400 mil., but feel you have to be in it to win it. Or, do you just buy tickets when you remember to stop for them when the jackpot starts climbing? Cheers

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    Posted: February 3, 2016, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

    Buying every draw means that I have to go to the store ever week and have enough cash. Only when it gets over a $100 + then  I buy.

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      Posted: February 3, 2016, 1:16 pm - IP Logged

       Here in California, I play advance play mode. $20.00 worth of plays for each game. Power Ball and Mega Million. I do not have to visit the store again and again.

       Even winning $1 million would change my life. 

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        Posted: February 3, 2016, 2:29 pm - IP Logged

        I start playing PB when its $60M or higher, and MM when its higher than or near to the PB jackpot (Played MM last night... Won $1! WOO haha) . I am usually only getting one or two tickets a week when jackpots are lower.

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          Posted: February 3, 2016, 10:47 pm - IP Logged

          Definitely not into spending gas money on 1:300 mil odds every week. This time however since there was such a media frenzy over the billion jackpot win, I figured hell even if I took a cash value of 40 million that's more than enough to change my life and I figured if I won I'd fly under the radar. I normally don't play until 300 million. ...maybe tonight is my night!

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            Posted: February 3, 2016, 11:02 pm - IP Logged

            Definitely not into spending gas money on 1:300 mil odds every week. This time however since there was such a media frenzy over the billion jackpot win, I figured hell even if I took a cash value of 40 million that's more than enough to change my life and I figured if I won I'd fly under the radar. I normally don't play until 300 million. ...maybe tonight is my night!

            Gas money? At $1.49 a gallon? Dang. The grocery store is less than a mile from my house and I actually drive by it going to work. The c-store where I usually buy my tix is a mile down the road out of the way, but I like buying my tix there.

            I'm in every draw simply because even 2nd prize is life changing. Plus I play my state's lottery games too.

            CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

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              Posted: February 3, 2016, 11:07 pm - IP Logged

              Size of jackpot holds no significance to me.  If it's a game I study, I have to keep up on it, and that means writing out the lines.  You know what they say about practice....

              La Maga Della Spaziometria

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                Posted: February 3, 2016, 11:22 pm - IP Logged

                I play every drawing thanks to online subscription in Illinois. I do make sure that I invest far more in my IRA and 401k since I believe winning the lottery is a pipe dream.

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                  Posted: February 4, 2016, 4:19 am - IP Logged

                  all on Autopilot...8 times a Month

                   

                  (HIT THE BIG ONE, OR BUY A SKI MASK)

                   

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                    Posted: February 4, 2016, 8:12 am - IP Logged

                    I'm hoping for a million dollar win from MM or PB--try to have a ticket in every draw.

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                      Posted: February 4, 2016, 9:02 am - IP Logged

                      It hardly matters seeing as how the bigger the jackpot the more likely it will be shared.  I don't even look at the jackpot, if I cared I wouldn't also play the Fantasy 5.

                      BobP

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                        Posted: February 4, 2016, 9:57 am - IP Logged

                        Heck yeah I would take $15 million or $40 million  Wink

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                          Posted: February 4, 2016, 10:34 am - IP Logged

                          Are you a regular player? You don't care if the jackpot is $40 mil or $400 mil., but feel you have to be in it to win it. Or, do you just buy tickets when you remember to stop for them when the jackpot starts climbing? Cheers

                          If I'm traveling to a state that has a lottery, I'm going buy Jackpot tickets. No, matter what the size of the jackpot is.

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                            Posted: February 4, 2016, 12:38 pm - IP Logged

                            Nope, not really. I usually start playing when the EuroMillions is at around £40m.... it starts at like £12m, it would get too expensive to play every draw plus I lose my 'lottery fever' after a big JP has been one so I pretty much have zero interest for a while until it gets back up there.

                            Plus I never win anything, not even the minimum prize so I never get to reinvest my 'winnings' haha.

                            2016 Won/Lost

                            EuroMillions / Spent: £22 / Won £0 / Total -£22

                            UK Lotto / Spent: £4 / Won: £0 / Total: -£4

                            2016 Total: -£24

                            Jan: -£22 Feb: £0 ~ Mar: £0 ~ April: £0 ~ May: £0 ~ June: £0 ~ July: £2

                             

                            EuroMillions = £2 Line / Played: x11 [old price] 

                            EuroMillions = £2.50 Line / Played: x0

                            UK Lotto = £2 Line / Played x2

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                              Posted: February 4, 2016, 1:05 pm - IP Logged

                              Nope, not really. I usually start playing when the EuroMillions is at around £40m.... it starts at like £12m, it would get too expensive to play every draw plus I lose my 'lottery fever' after a big JP has been one so I pretty much have zero interest for a while until it gets back up there.

                              Plus I never win anything, not even the minimum prize so I never get to reinvest my 'winnings' haha.

                              I have a friend in the UK who plays EuroMillions, and I have helped him with picking numbers.  If I lived over there I would definitely be playing EuroM regularly.  I like those "pairs"/ "stars".  Kinda fun. Smile

                              La Maga Della Spaziometria