Do you play the lottery?

@estherlou (5017)
United States
February 20, 2007 12:45pm CST
My husband, as manager of a convenience store, sells a lot of lottery tickets and scratch off tickets. Some people are regular customers who come in just to buy tickets. One man came in a bought 5 $30 tickets, scratched them off to see if he won, cashed in some and bought more. Man oh man! A woman at my work buys them regularly also, but if she wins, she puts back the winnings to buy future tickets with. She's won $50 and one time $500. I've never bought many tickets, so I guess that is why I've never won anything. lOL! It sure would be fun to win a lottery though!
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@sandie61 (2359)
• United States
25 Feb 07
I never buy them either. I have in the past but I would only spend maybe 5 dollars at a time. I had no luck so I never buy them anymore. maybe I should. I can`t win if I don`t play.
@estherlou (5017)
• United States
26 Feb 07
My mother would always join the sweepstakes too, and would say, "Somebody has to win. Why can't it be me?" LOL! good point..of course, it hasn't happened yet.
• United States
20 Feb 07
I am too frugal with my money to gamble it away. We do occasionally by a powerball or state lottery ticket. There are a few times when I will buy a scratch off ticket, but it is only when I am with a friend. I buy one! I usually double my money and cash it in. The clerk is puzzled by the fact that I do not cash it in for more tickets. I figure, I am up a buck, all is good.
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@patootie (3593)
22 Feb 07
Heheh .. me too .. if I ever buy a scratchy it's to share with a friend .. any winnings are immediately 'divvied' up .. and if we lose .. well that's that .. we never buy another one in the hope of recouping monies already lost ..
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@horsesrule (1960)
• United States
25 Feb 07
I agree, it would be super cool to win the lottery! I just haven't played though, other than an occasional one here and there, so I guess no lottery for me. But it's a really wonderful thing to dream about, isn't it? What WOULD I do with lots of money?
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@rmuxagirl (7561)
• United States
23 Feb 07
The store I work at there is one guy who spends almost 80 dollars a week on lottery tickets. I never bought any tickets, but I'm kinda tempted to see if I could win something good.
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@frozen84 (86)
• Malaysia
23 Feb 07
is lotteey considered as a gamble? I do not gamble...I never even play lottery... But buying lotttery is easier to strike compare to others type of gambles...
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@patootie (3593)
22 Feb 07
I used to when it first started in the UK .. and oddly every other week I managed to win £10 (the smallest payout) .. then at just about the 4 months mark I stopped winning .. and gave up playing another few months later .. The odds are so high that you will win anything significant that I'd rather spend the money on horse race gambling .. at least I know I am sure to win something .. and generally make a small profit weekly ..
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@brimia (6584)
• United States
20 Feb 07
I've only played a handful of times, usually going in as a group with others. I always thought it was just a waste of money.
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@suscan (1955)
• United States
20 Feb 07
I buy a few here and there. I have won a few dollars once in a while. I have never won big.You are right it would definitely be fun to win big.But some people play hundreds and hundreds of dollars. I would have the money spent elsewhere.
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