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Who Here Buys Lottery Ticket and How Much Have You Won? if

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by cleanupguy, Feb 11, 2004.

  1. cleanupguy

    cleanupguy IncGamers Member

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    Who Here Buys Lottery Ticket and How Much Have You Won?

    I live in California, USA, so I play Super Lotto occasionally. I think the hightest amount it went up, as far as I remember, was like $130 million or so. But of course, as luck would have it, the highest amount I ever won through Super Lotto was $11.00. This lotto thing surely doesn't have a good return ratio. I play the lotto as soon as the amount goes beyond $15 Million.

    I think I read an article that you'd have a better chance to get hit by a lightning on a plane crashing down or something like that.

    How often do you guys play, and how much was the highest you've ever won?
     
  2. Lithium

    Lithium IncGamers Member

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    Never, I'm afraid.

    Also, I think the chance of being hit by lightning whilst on a plane crashing down is not very easy to determine :scratch:

    *glances at your name* I see you put those 11 bucks to good use :wink2:
     
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    AeroJonesy IncGamers Member

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    Never played, but the temptation is there. So cheap and such a small possibility to win so much money. I never even bought a lottery ticket on my 18th birthday :(
     
  4. cleanupguy

    cleanupguy IncGamers Member

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    Nah, 11 bucks I won was from a long time ago. But I would donate to D2.net whether I win or not. :howdy:

     
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    KillerQueen IncGamers Member

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    I get the scratch offs every little once in a while. I got $25 off of the first one I ever bought.

    I get the state lotto ones once in a while too... never won anything. I think I have only bought like 3.
     
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    I play powerball everynow and again down here. When it goes above 30 million or so, i usually take notice and buy 5 to 10 tickets. Better to have a minute chance rather than none at all.
     
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    Im too young to buy tickets.
     
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    Ash Housewares IncGamers Member

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    I never play the lotto, I just get lame-*** scratchers for gifts
     
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    cleanupguy IncGamers Member

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    I'm just so surprised that people don't buy lotto tickets. Wow.
     
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    I'm not surprised. The chances of winning are slim to none and while playing every once and again won't hurt for people like my grandma (who plays every game EVERY day) it will take a toll on your expenses. Sure people like my grandma end up winning, but they cant recoup their losses from the ticket purchases.

    Waste of time if you ask me. But in PA it benefits older PA'ers so...yeah. (in other words, from the cash we give a cut goes to help out with our senior programs)
     
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    Steve_Kow Banned

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    I've always considered the lottery to be a tax on the stupid, I play often.
     
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    I bought one scratchoff about a year ago. Won 5 dollars, figured I would quit while while I was ahead.
     
  13. Intolerance

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    I should start my own lottery: $1 for each shot at guessing a number between 1 and 22 million. Any takers?

    edit: IIRC 1:22 million is the odds of the FL lottery.
     
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    Is it 12457845?
     
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    No........
     
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    I plan to get $20 in scratch-offs (all $1) and have other people scratch them off for me on my 18th bday...im probably gonna lose at least $18 dollars of that money...but you can still dream right?

    And my aunt won a lottery, cept it was for a supermarket...1 millionth customer or something...gets a check in the mail for 5k a month i think...
     

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