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How much do you spend on lottery tickets?

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fast eddie's avatar - lasvegas2
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Posted: December 4, 2003, 7:16 pm - IP Logged

I hope this subject is not taboo? I'll answer first since I'm the one wondering. I spend about ten or twenty dollars a day. I dont know if this a lot or a little. I guess it depends on what people can afford to spend? If I've offended anyone, I'm sorry. I'm just trying to gain a little perspective because in my everyday life I'm surrouded by non-lottery players. Thanks for your insight.

 

                                                  fast eddie

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    Posted: December 4, 2003, 7:18 pm - IP Logged

    Not taboo at all.  In fact, if you do a search (click Search in the Blue Bar above and type spend), you'll see there's been some discussion about this before!

     

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      Posted: December 4, 2003, 7:29 pm - IP Logged

      Well, I spend aprox. 36 dollars a week in my 6/42 lotto

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        Posted: December 4, 2003, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

        I spend $15 to $20 a week. This equates to 30 to 40 lines.



        Equivalent of $US8 to $US10.



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          Posted: December 4, 2003, 9:43 pm - IP Logged

          I spend $35 a week on a 6/36 game and another $5 per draw on a 5/31 game when the jackpot gets larger. I also spend $5 per draw on a 6/49 and Powerball when the jackpots are larger. I would say I spend $50-$75 a week total.

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            Posted: December 4, 2003, 11:33 pm - IP Logged

             i am the proud owner

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              Posted: December 5, 2003, 1:41 am - IP Logged

              i usually spend nothing a week. i wait for big jackpots then spend 100-350 depending on how likely i think it will be hit or continue to roll. for that dec 25 drawing for ~ 300 mil i spend around 350 and if the pots around 200 then i spend around 100-150.

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                Posted: December 5, 2003, 3:55 am - IP Logged

                Fast eddie.  The amount I spend usually depends on whether or not I have a hunch or not.  Sometimes the hunches pay.  Sometimes not!  Normally the latter of the two.  I never play heavy on a number.  Like you see people playing $3 or more on a certain number.  Me.  I'm just happy to get something from the lottery.  Sometimes I play every day, sometimes when the money is spreading thin, I may not even play a number.  But, I do play the lottery 4-5 times a week.  Both midday and evening numbers.   Take it light!!!!


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                  Posted: December 27, 2003, 8:10 am - IP Logged

                  I recently cut back to about $5 per week, except that now MM and PB are _both_ big.

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                    Posted: January 4, 2004, 11:03 am - IP Logged

                    I'm part of a syndicate of 20. I spend £2 per week in the syndicate. I also spend another £6 per week doing my own numbers. Win regular minimum payouts in the syndicate - not much from my own numbers