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Respected Contributor
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Registered: ‎05-11-2013

Do You Ever Buy A Lottery Ticket?

About 3 times a year I spring for the $2 to buy a Mega Millions or Powerball ticket. Both games are over 400 million bucks.

 

I have never been in a casino and have no desire to go, I don't bet on horses or play cards for money. $6 a year is my limit, as the phrase a snow ball's chance in he88 runs through my head.

 

We missed $750,000 by 1 number a few years ago. Had 4 numbers and the 5th number was 9, we had an 8.

 

BTW, I'd give 90% of it away and love every minute of doing it.

 

 

Honored Contributor
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Re: Do You Ever Buy A Lottery Ticket?

No.

Esteemed Contributor
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Registered: ‎10-01-2013

Re: Do You Ever Buy A Lottery Ticket?

I have never bought a lottery ticket. I realize that millions of people do, personal choice.

Honored Contributor
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Re: Do You Ever Buy A Lottery Ticket?

yes, when the amount is high i usually get a few.

 

i also purchase scratchers for christmas and birthdays for my kids.

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Re: Do You Ever Buy A Lottery Ticket?

Yes, when it gets to $500 million.  One ticket only.  When I go to a casino and play video poker, it's my goal to make $10 last as long as possible.  I'm not a gambler!!!

 

 

Honored Contributor
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Registered: ‎03-15-2014

Re: Do You Ever Buy A Lottery Ticket?

No, I don't.  But I'm thankful for people that do; the profits go to worthy causes.

Respected Contributor
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Registered: ‎10-11-2017

Re: Do You Ever Buy A Lottery Ticket?

I do on a very rare occassion. Only went to a casino once probably over 30 years ago. Had a budget and came out $6.00 ahead.

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Registered: ‎03-19-2010

Re: Do You Ever Buy A Lottery Ticket?

Sure occasionally, if the jackpot is super high.  Sometimes do scratch offs.  Have been to casinos a few times with husband's family.  However I value money too much to be a serious gambler.

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Re: Do You Ever Buy A Lottery Ticket?

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Yes.  I play Mega Millions, Powerball and here in Georgia, Fantasy Five.

 

And I love playing the slot machines at the casinos. 


Why is it, when I have a 50/50 guess at something, I'm always 100% wrong?
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Re: Do You Ever Buy A Lottery Ticket?

I will buy a $1.00 scratcher ticket here and there, and buy a ticket for the Mega Millions every once in a while.

 

I know that I have a snowball's chance in hell of actually winning, but it's fun to play, and hey, somebody has to win, right?

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