Do you play to the Lottery?

Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
October 8, 2007 9:59am CST
I know some people who really spend big amounts of money in the lottery. Some gamble on sports bets, others on the regular lottery, etc. I have never spent much on the lottery really, even though i get a ticket now and then, specially when there's a huge bonus involved...you know, just in case lol. Do you play to the lottery? do you spend lots of money on it?
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• United States
8 Oct 07
hi LightninStrike, Of course, if there is a large jackpot!! Otherwise, I seldom remember to play the lottery. I don't buy many tickets, because it only takes one to win. You just need the right one!!! Happy posting..
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
8 Oct 07
happens the same to me. I often forget to buy the ticket, so i end up not playing most of the time lol. I think it's a good thing though, otherwise i would be spending more money than i spend now, and that's not good. I don't play much anyway..just 3 or 4 dollars now and then.
@rosie_123 (6118)
8 Oct 07
Well I don't play regularly every week myself, but we do have a "syndicate" in our office, where everyone puts in £1.00 a week and we buy lines for the whole office, so I do take part. I don't think we have much chance - especially when you have so many people involved such as in the EuroMillions Lottery, but I guess if you don't try, then you don't get!! If there is a "rollover" with double or treble the amount of winnings in either the English or the EuroMillions, I will usually buy a ticket - but sadly I have never won more thsn £10.00 yet:-((
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
9 Oct 07
awww. Well my highest price i think it's been 90 euros, which is about...60 pounds. maybe some day i'll become a millionaire and i will go visit you rosie! :)
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@rosie_123 (6118)
9 Oct 07
You know you would always be welcome:-)) Actually I will be in madrid on Thursday morning, so I guess that means I'll be closer to you!!
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
8 Oct 07
My father sometimes gamble, but not that very often. He works abroad and he treats betting on horse racings as a past time, he also don't bet that much on races. I also used to gamble, but the specific sport I love betting was closed by authorities, eventhough they are legal and is helping our government. I forgot what it was called in english, but I love to watch and bet on this particular past time. It was dubbed as the, "fastest game here on earth" which is popularly known here as JAI-ALAI. I believe it originated in Spain and was introduced by Spaniards, during the time we were colonized by them.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
9 Oct 07
Yep, jai alai, also known as the basque ball, is a sport originated in the basque country, which is a region of spain. I know there are bets there around this sport, so are here, even though this sport is not well known nationwide, it's more specifical of that certain region.
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@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
9 Oct 07
Yes, I remember now. Thank you for providing good information and refreshing my memories about it, I really love watching Jai-Alai back then. We also used to have Spanish pelotaris here, but after the Fronton (cancha) was closed, they all went back to Spain. But we also have good filipino pelotaris here, who have been playing the sport almost half of their lives!;)
@mummymo (23709)
15 Oct 07
I don't really get involved in betting in general but I do like to play the lottery - and to dream of all the things I could do for my friends and family if I won the jackpot! Having said that I don't spend huge amounts of money on it - you are just as likely to win with one ticket as you are with lots - or so I believe honey! xxx
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
17 Oct 07
It seems that you and i are pretty much the same in gambling and betting matters mummy hehe. thanks a lot for responding.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
10 Oct 07
Hi LightninStrike! Oh yes I do buy lottery tickets every once in awhile especially when the prized money is huge. You will never know I might just get lucky indeed. haha.. However I really don't spend so much on it because i know the chances of winning is not that big. Take care and have a nice day.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
10 Oct 07
You have a nice day as well! thanks for replying as always faith.
@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
9 Oct 07
I don't spend a huge amount on the lottery, but I do play once in a while. Usually if I'm somewhere they sell them, and I have some cash I'll get a couple tickets.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
9 Oct 07
thanks for replying reiny.
@Ajicha (7)
• Philippines
9 Oct 07
Well, i often play lottery and i didn't spend lot of money to bet. Sometimes, if there a big jackpot price i buy 3 or 2 tickets hoping that i will be a instant millionaire..
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
9 Oct 07
thanks for your reply, ajicha.
@TEKOIS (926)
9 Oct 07
yes i play the euromillions in a syndicate it's the only way to go.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
9 Oct 07
Yeah, euromillions rocks because of the huge jackpots it accumulates sometimes. I've played at it sometimes.
@wisedragon (2331)
• Philippines
9 Oct 07
lottery - i play the lottery every now and then
I do play lotto every now and then, but only one number at a time. I don't spend a significant amount of money on it because I know the chances of winning are almost negligible. I also don't look at the jackpot. A bigger jackpot doesn't increase your chance of winning. And hey, 3 million pesos is a lot of money and can be multiplied if invested wisely.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
9 Oct 07
well when there are huge jackpots i mainly play for the sort of excitement that the idea of having all that money produces, not because i actually think i will get it, otherwise it'd be depressing cause almost no one ever wins. But now and then i find it fun to play.
@us2owls (1681)
• United States
9 Oct 07
When we are in England we play it on Wednesday amd Saturdays and play the same numbers. When we are in the USA we play it when we remember to buy a ticket and usually we get quick picks that way if we forget there is no risk of our regular numbers coming out when we don't have a ticket. Not had a big win though. Keep praying for that.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
9 Oct 07
thanks for replying, us2owls.
@Lifeless (2638)
• India
9 Oct 07
No, I don't play the lottery.. I don't believe in finding instant luck and fame, that kinda life is very short lived.. I prefr working hard to earn money and then enjoy it in the any way I like to.. That's much more rewarding... I believe in the saying, "Work hard, party harder"...
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
9 Oct 07
I'm glad that motto works for you, lifeless, thanks for replying.
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@Calais (10905)
• Australia
8 Oct 07
I used to play it all the time, each week I would buy a certain amount..I dont do that now, just if there is a big jackpot I will buy tickets..
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
9 Oct 07
i think you've done a wise thing reducing your playing amount....playing when there are big jackpots is a good thrill, and way cheaper than playing all the time.
8 Oct 07
I used to regularly play the lottery, only a couple of pounds a week but nonetheless I was happy to win a couple of times. However, as time has gone on I felt more and more that it was little more than a mugs game and gave it up.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
8 Oct 07
I guess everything in life goes in highs and lows, and everything changes, so wh knows, you might go back to playing again. Anyway, if you're fine with no playing at all by now it's very cool.