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Your Two Cents: Do You Play the Lottery?

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?

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Green Green 8 years
not me and my money!
sassy-sugar sassy-sugar 8 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 deb126 8 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 SmuttyPop 8 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 hoyagrrrl 8 years
I've only once bought a lottery ticket, when the pot was record-breaking.
clareberrys clareberrys 8 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 artfashionmusic7 8 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 piraterie 8 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 Megatron 8 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 cassedy04 8 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 baltimoregal 8 years
My high school teacher won the lottery. I figure that, statistically, that makes the chances of me winning even less than before!
magicpenniez magicpenniez 8 years
ive always wanted to buy one or two and i haven't yet, but i plan on playing eventually
JessNess JessNess 8 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 Knight-Who-Says-Ni 8 years
I bought one last year when the jackpot was enormous, just for the hell of it.
grits grits 8 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 buffyanne 8 years
I do not support the lottery. I feel it is a disproportionate "tax"--even though voluntary--on lower income individuals/households.
pixelsugar pixelsugar 8 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 krazykarot 8 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 gigill 8 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 SkinnyMarie 8 years
never have, don't think I ever will
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Very rarely...
shanimalcracker shanimalcracker 8 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 millarci 8 years
Sometimes I'll buy the powerball tickets. But otherwise I don't.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 8 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 Carri 8 years
I'd rather buy some Starbucks!
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