Do buy lottery tickets?

United States
July 19, 2007 10:10am CST
I often dream about what I would buy if I won the lottery, but I actually almost never but a lottery ticket. So how am I supposed to win? Do you guys ever buy one?
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@UDDERONES (888)
• United States
19 Jul 07
I do that all the time. I say if I ever win the lottery and I will say I would do this or that. But I hardly ever play the lottery. I just hate to throw away money I don't have. I normally only play it when it gets high.
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@34momma (13918)
• United States
20 Jul 07
girl you have to treat yourself. it is only a dollar. next time you are in the store treat yourself, you never know
@34momma (13918)
• United States
20 Jul 07
yes i sure do. at least twice a week i get mine. i have not won yet, but i still dream and hope. but like they say, you have to be in it to win it
• United States
20 Jul 07
Have you tried visualition? Visualize yourself winning:)
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@34momma (13918)
• United States
20 Jul 07
i sure do. i write it down and i even made up a song about it too
• United States
19 Jul 07
Yes. Not buying a lottery ticket often makes winning a lottery next to impossible, doesn't it? Still, you do say "almost never," which means you do buy occasionally, which still gives you a one-in-a-gazillion chance of winning. I'm like you; I hardly ever buy lottery tickets, partly because I earn so little that spending whatever is left over after bills and food are paid for on a lottery ticket seems rather foolish, but also my mom buys several Lotto tickets - even using "my" number - and she doubtlessly will share the winnings if she gets lucky.
• United States
19 Jul 07
I usually buy when it get to be the 2 Million dollar range, but I havent won those yet:)
@howard96h (11665)
• New York, New York
20 Jul 07
I do buy tickets but I never win. I just don't seem to have the luck, but I do keep trying. Buy yourself a ticket, you never know.
• United States
20 Jul 07
ok, I think I will :)
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
19 Jul 07
We frequently buy lottery tickets here. We have won about $200 in ten years. Can't retire on that. My husband's cousin won $12 million a long time ago. For them, they were able to build a nice house and buy some land in the country. At the time they won the lottery winnings were only dispersed by yearly payments. Now you can take a cash option all at once. I wish we could win, but I guess that is as close as we will ever get. But I keep hoping.
• Singapore
19 Jul 07
I am always dreaming of retiring by winning the lottery (it is called toto in my country).
@charms88 (7546)
• Philippines
19 Jul 07
Hello lovelylady. Buying lottery tickets here in my country is quite populare but still, I seldom buy one. I only buy if I feel there's a good number combination in my mind. It's a general feeling that we all like to win the lottery. I would love to be in the category of those who came out the grand prize winner too, LOL.
@charms88 (7546)
• Philippines
19 Jul 07
Thanks. But I'm not responding here just to ask for some referral link. I'm talking about real lottery and not online lottery. :(
@r9cyber (29)
• United States
18 Apr 09
Im 31 years old, and I've only bought one lottery ticket my whole life. I didn't expext to actually win, It was more of an experiment than anything else. I just wanted to see what people got out of waisting their money. I've always thought that buying lottery tickets just goes against simple logic. I can think of many things I would rather spend my money on. I use to smoke alot of pot, but now instead of buying a dime sack, I just go out and buy me a 2GB flash drive for my laptop. Now I have something to actually show for my $10.
• United States
22 Sep 07
I spend $10.00 a week on the lottery. It doesnt matter if the jackpot is small or large I still only play the ten dollars worth. And I will go in when my tickets have expired and buy 4 weeks worth of tickets at once (for the four weeks coming up. I do not play the scratch tickets but only the regular nightly games that the lottery has. I know that I am going to loose most of it but if and that is a big IF I were to hit big it would help out a lot. Even though I am a 60 year young man I can still dream of being able to do things that I am not able to do not because of lack of funds.
@Nahara (1677)
• Israel
19 Sep 07
Yes I buy but not as much as I used to :))
@tabyorky (281)
23 Jul 07
Yes we buy a lottery ticket every week but hardly ever win anything. Last month we won £10 but can't remember the time we won before that. There was a time where I stopped doing it as never winning, but then 4 of my numberes came in, so started doing it again after that.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
22 Jul 07
I haven't bought a lottery ticket in years, I go tired of giving my hard earned money to someone else - sure they enjoyed their winnings but I never won and stopped buying them.
@wooitsmolly (3613)
• United States
20 Jul 07
I very rarely buy lottery tickets. I mostly just get the scratch-off kind and that's only like once a year or something lol
@irishmist (3843)
• United States
20 Jul 07
I buy lottery tickets sometimes , but I never win. I do keep dreaming though of how I'd spend the money. Now if I could just win!!
• Philippines
20 Jul 07
sometimes I buy this ticket and wishing that I could win, but its hard their are so many numbers required to combine.
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
19 Jul 07
Well I don't but my hubby does. He has won a few dollars :) at least it's better than nothing.
@mummymo (23709)
19 Jul 07
I buy lottery tickets sporadically and I often think 'if only I could win' but I never go into great detail about what I would do if I did win - I just think if only! xxx
• United States
19 Jul 07
I've heard buying lottery tickets characterized as a tax on the mathematically challenged. I still buy them occasionally though. The occasional day-dream about winning is worth the price of the ticket.
@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
19 Jul 07
Match Six lottery - match six symbol
Yup, i buy lottery every now and then. Specially when they announced that the drawing prize getting huge..LOL. And then my mother in law on my birthday always slips couple of scratch lottery in my birthday cards. i won small amount several time. but that's it. But hey, yes you'll never know.
• United States
19 Jul 07
We do buy them but we joke that the only way we'll ever see any money is if he's parents win. Cause older people or rich people are the only ones who seem to win...and they're older. LOL
@wiccania (3362)
• United States
19 Jul 07
I buy powerball tickets every now and then. Maybe once a month if I have the extra cash. Other than that I don't really buy them.