Do you play the lottery? Scratch offs?

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Do you play the lottery? Scratch offs?

remember.me remember.me
I don't often play, I never win anything! Plus I am usually frugal but I was feeling lucky...

I played a scratch off earlier that cost me $3 and won $6. I am, of course, thrilled that I won anything! Woohoo!

How about you? Do you play?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Yes
9  (21%)
No
22  (52%)
Other
2  (5%)
Lottery but not scratch offs
3  (7%)
Scratch offs but not the Lottery
6  (14%)
Total votes: 42
Poll is closed
06/20/2012
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- Kira - - Kira -
No. The odds of winning anything decent are too low. So the return on investment is bad even if you happen to win a few small prizes.
06/20/2012
remember.me remember.me
Quote:
Originally posted by - Kira -
No. The odds of winning anything decent are too low. So the return on investment is bad even if you happen to win a few small prizes.
See, I agree with you. Sometimes I just want to take a chance! However, my mom used to (and still does) buy them all the time and I swear she has the best luck I've ever seen with scratch offs. She is constantly winning $50 or $100 here or there and the most I've ever won is $6, haha!
06/20/2012
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
I don't buy either of them.
06/20/2012
hillys hillys
I still haven't tried it. Though I did have to take old type of scantron that worked like a lottery ticket. It was horrible
06/20/2012
LoveYouLikeThat LoveYouLikeThat
I do scratch offs. and even then it's if I have an extra $1 or 2 in my purse to grab one.

Best one I had was when I won $80 on a $1 ticket . I was shocked!

If the jackpot gets big for the megamillions I may get 4 tickets ($1 each) but thats it. I dont have a system I use (altho I will never buy the same game scratch offs in the same transaction)
06/20/2012
Badass Badass
Occasionally I will pick up one while I'm already in a store and sometimes my boyfriend does that.. he will randomly bring me home a scratch off..
06/20/2012
Michele Michele
Love scratchers. In Cali, I played all the time. Won $100 quite a few times and $500 once. They don't have lottery here in this state so I only get to play when I cross state lines.
06/20/2012
Hallmar82 Hallmar82
I usually only play on my birthday or when the jackpot is really big (>$200 million).
06/20/2012
Miss Nessa Miss Nessa
No, I feel like it's a waste of money. I've played a couple of dollar ones, and lost. I felt very upset lol I don't play.
06/20/2012
indiglo indiglo
I don't do the lottery at all, nor do I gamble. If you know you'd win, I'd be all for it - but when I have to spend money I'd rather have something to show for it after. LOL I guess I'm a cheapskate or something!
06/20/2012
Deeder Deeder
If I'm given a scratch-off or two as part of a birthday/Christmas gift, then sure, I'll do it. If I win anything I'll cash out and call it quits.

Will I spend any of my own money on lotto tickets? Aww, HELL naw! Working customer service in a grocery company for over eight years has given me more than enough evidence for me to say that it's just not worth it.
06/20/2012
Master DarkWolf Master DarkWolf
Nah, never, no way!
06/20/2012
FHeemz FHeemz
Dont like to waste my money...
06/20/2012
LadyDarknezz LadyDarknezz
I play them every now and then. I won $50 on one recently! It was awesome!
06/21/2012
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
I'll buy a lottery ticket occasionally, maybe 3 or 4 times a year.
06/21/2012
Falsepast Falsepast
Sometimes. I won $50 on one a while back and some free tickets and a couple of more bucks on others. But mainly i lose
06/21/2012
little miss kinky little miss kinky
I haven't played yet but maybe when I have more money.
06/21/2012
AshMegYo AshMegYo
I've done a few scratch offs but nothing major.
06/21/2012
Sundae Sparkles Sundae Sparkles
I do a few scratch offs here and there prob less then 10 a year
06/21/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
I buy a scratch ticket or two almost every time I'm at the grocery store. I seem to get my "investment" back about 50% of the time, and once I got $10 on a $1 ticket.
06/21/2012
Pink Jewel Pink Jewel
Play lottery
06/21/2012
Beck Beck
I buy them occasionally. I never spend more then $5 on tickets. Usually we get 5 $1 scratch off's. I've won $50 on a dollar ticket before. And usually I at least make our money back.

Hubby throws in every week at work for the lottery. If they win something that isn't enough to split with the 40 of them, they throw in back into buying tickets. He came home with an extra 100 one time.
06/21/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
If the lottery gets up to something like 50 million then I play.

The odds of winning may be slim, but somebody has to take the prize, and if you don't have a ticket then it definitely won't be you.
06/21/2012
MissCandyland MissCandyland
I've never bought any kind of lottery ticket.
06/21/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
No not at all. I think I would get them all the time. Cause I would want to win/
06/22/2012
married with children married with children
I have never played the lotto, in any form.
06/23/2012
remember.me remember.me
Quote:
Originally posted by Miss Nessa
No, I feel like it's a waste of money. I've played a couple of dollar ones, and lost. I felt very upset lol I don't play.
Lol I know the feeling. I think this is first time I've ever won anything. Yesterday one was given to me and I won $10, I was excited. Haha.
06/24/2012
remember.me remember.me
Quote:
Originally posted by Beck
I buy them occasionally. I never spend more then $5 on tickets. Usually we get 5 $1 scratch off's. I've won $50 on a dollar ticket before. And usually I at least make our money back.

Hubby throws in every week at work for the lottery. ...
Nice! Heard of several work pools winning the lottery in recent years!
06/24/2012
remember.me remember.me
Quote:
Originally posted by Incendiaire
If the lottery gets up to something like 50 million then I play.

The odds of winning may be slim, but somebody has to take the prize, and if you don't have a ticket then it definitely won't be you.
Very true! The key is to play the same #'s every draw, changing #'s constantly will just work against you (most of the time).

My mother's bf says his parents played same #'s for years. One week his father forgot to get tickets...and his #'s hit. Lol. Oops!
06/24/2012
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