POPSUGAR Smart-living Poll Your Two Cents: Do You Play the Lottery? by Smart Living 1/13/08 0 Shares Like us on Facebook After a frustrating day at work, many of you have probably said something along the longing lines of, "If only I could win the lottery." But in reality, how many of you actually play the odds? Source Read More Your Two CentsSavvy PollLottery Get inspired with our daily newsletter Love and Sex DIY Vegetarian Tech Food Home Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. Green 7 years not me and my money! sassy-sugar 7 years rarely, if I happen to be at a gas station and get back ike $1 or two of change I will just grab a scratch off but otherwise I don't really play or spend much money on it. deb126 7 years Yes I play and Yes I win too, actually just won $5500.00 on friday the day before my birthday and then won again the day after my birthday $391.00 so yes I do play, you cant win if you dont play SmuttyPop 7 years When the Powerball is at least $200,000,000.00 I'll contribute to the office pool. I have know idea why I wait until $200,000,000 I guess so I don't play it all the time. It is rarely that high maybe 5 times a year at max. I received a scratch off this past Christmas as a gift and won $100, so somebody's winning these things. hoyagrrrl 7 years I've only once bought a lottery ticket, when the pot was record-breaking. clareberrys 7 years Every couple of weeks my bf and I will buy a lotter ticket. We know we aren't going to win, but it's just our thing. Until the numbers are picked we always like to talk about what we are planning to do with the money. It's nice to dream :-) artfashionmusic7 7 years i hate the lottery..i mean i just dont care 4 it. :P the lottery is like a big disappointment, u hope and wish it will b u, the big winner and u get ur hopes all up and high and yea u find out ur NOT THE WINNER and BOOOM! ur not the winner, ur DISAPPOINTED! well at least thats the story in my house...ahem..parents. :P they like make me get the lottery and buy it cuz they think i have some luck on my side, so like they want me to touch the money that i pay 4, 4 the dumb ticket and then yea touch the ticket...ITS RIDICULOUS!!! GET REAL PPPL!! i mean geeezz. piraterie 7 years Only if the jackpot is insanely high! So, I've got a ticket maybe 4 times ever. But you never know. I might win. My friend's neighbors won the lotto twice when we were in high school! And they weren't regular players. Megatron 7 years The only time I play anything related to the lottery is when our dad gives my bro and I scratchers for Christmas. The biggest prize I have ever won is $100 when I was 18. I have never played the "real" lottery. It's confusing to me. cassedy04 7 years if it's an unusually high value lottery, i'll admit i've bought a ticket or two. but i'm certainly no serial lotto player. baltimoregal 7 years My high school teacher won the lottery. I figure that, statistically, that makes the chances of me winning even less than before! magicpenniez 7 years ive always wanted to buy one or two and i haven't yet, but i plan on playing eventually JessNess 7 years Ive played once since I turned 18 and Im 20 now and the one time didnt even count....my mom called and asked if I was going to play (the jackpot was HUGE)and I had her buy the ticket for me :oy: Knight-Who-Says-Ni 7 years I bought one last year when the jackpot was enormous, just for the hell of it. grits 7 years we usually buy a ticket if the jackpot is over 100 million dollars :) generally, i think it's a waste of money, but it's fun to dream about what you would do with all that money! buffyanne 7 years I do not support the lottery. I feel it is a disproportionate "tax"--even though voluntary--on lower income individuals/households. pixelsugar 7 years For some reason I am only compelled to play when the jackpot is insanely high. Probably the same time EVERYBODY else decides to play as well. I was never really good with numbers... :) krazykarot 7 years I never buy lotto tickets. The only time I'll play is if I'm given scratch offs (a common stocking stuffer in our family). gigill 7 years I've bought a few tickets when the pot has been massive. I didn't even come close to winning. I'm a loser when it comes to gambling, so I'm not really a fan. If I were one of those types of people that actually won things once in awhile then I might play it more often. SkinnyMarie 7 years never have, don't think I ever will aimeeb 7 years Very rarely... shanimalcracker 7 years I played a scratcher once when I turned 18 just because I wanted to be carded. Other than that, I really have no desire to play my odds. I'd rather make my money by working for it. millarci 7 years Sometimes I'll buy the powerball tickets. But otherwise I don't. wackdoodle 7 years I do when I feel like it (but I always forget to look at the ticker afterward- I never check the numbers-goofy!). Also, I go to Las Vegas and gamble when I feel like it. It's my money. And since my dad did when on the CA Big Spin once $15k and I figure it is possible for a schlub to win. Heck, it's random as Marci (ha weird that's my name but with a y) said 'You gotta be in it to win it'. You can complain all you like that the wrong person won but if you didn't play you were in the pool of possible winners were you, so you really have no right to complain. Carri 7 years I'd rather buy some Starbucks!