Do you buy lotto tickets? Do you REALLY think you will ever win??

Do you buy lotto tickets? Do you REALLY think you will ever win??

Bignuf Bignuf
Deep in your heart and brain, do you really EVER think YOU will win with those tickets you buy??? I wonder how effective the ads are for LOTTO despite the odds. I keep buying them, with that LITTLE voice saying "if I don't play, I KNOW my chance is zero...but that ONE ticket...you never know".
11/17/2011
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Kkay Kkay
I don't. My partner views them as a tax on people who can't do math ;^^
11/17/2011
Girly Girl Girly Girl
no i don't spend my money on that i rather spend in bread but my respects for the ones who buy them ,,awesome
11/17/2011
Annemarie Annemarie
My significant other does low-return tickets, but doesn't do it based on luck. He wrote a program that could predict stuff like that. Does it for kicks.
11/17/2011
wrmbreze wrmbreze
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Deep in your heart and brain, do you really EVER think YOU will win with those tickets you buy??? I wonder how effective the ads are for LOTTO despite the odds. I keep buying them, with that LITTLE voice saying "if I don't play, I KNOW my ...
My mother won 20 grand
11/17/2011
Tuesday Tuesday
On rare occasions, when the jackpot is really high, I'll buy a single ticket. So far I've won only $5.

A psychic told me once that I would be extremely wealthy in this lifetime and I don't see how else it's going to happen without some lottery winnings.
11/17/2011
SMichelle SMichelle
I occasionally buy lottery tickets, but not often. I've won $10 a few times, which was nice. But, honestly, I never think I'm going to win.
11/17/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
i buy scratch offs and i win often.
11/17/2011
zwee75 zwee75
No way.
11/17/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
I recall a comment on the subject being: "There is more of a chance of being struck by lightning than winning the jackpot. Florida is the lightning capital of the world. I've never been struck by lightning. But I'm buying a ticket anyway in case I do get struck five minutes before the drawing."

Besides, I made a deal with myself - what I would spend on the weekly junkfood treat at the corner store will be spent on a ticket instead. At least the schools will see a little bit of my money instead of my waist seeing a lot of empty calories.
11/17/2011
Valentinka Valentinka
Back in the 80s my Mom bought a ticket from a friend who needed some money asap. Quite amazingly, she actually won a motorbike with that ticket! At that time she and Grandma used to have some financial difficulties as Grandpa died... so they sold that bike and finally were able to buy new clothes and stuff
11/17/2011
Valentinka Valentinka
Ah, and my Dad used to buy lotto tickets from time to time as I was a kid We never won more than like $10-15 though.
11/17/2011
T&A1987 T&A1987
i don't but lotto, but scratchers sometimes. I've won $100 before, so I know that people do win.
11/17/2011
bayosgirl bayosgirl
I buy scratchers once in awhile..most I "won" was $3. lol
11/18/2011
slynch slynch
maybe once a year
11/18/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
We buy one weekly, just in case, but I don't expect we'll win anything.
11/18/2011
mpfm mpfm
I've never bought any.
11/18/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I buy scratch offs every now and then, but nothing big and I don't win much.
11/18/2011
Beck Beck
We never buy any except maybe once in while get us each a $1 scratch off. Never won more than $50. My dad and my hubby bro go to casino and they end up walking out with a couple thousand, more than they put in. They have luck I do not.
11/18/2011
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
I buy like $20 in scratch offs every six or eight weeks just for the fun of it...I'm a gambler by nature. I buy the ones that take 10 or 15 minutes to complete so I look at it as paying for the entertainment value. But I do win quite often. The last two times I got them have been the ONLY times buying them since I was 18 that I didn't win more than I spent!
11/18/2011
Crystal1 Crystal1
My mom won a $40,000 car on a scratch-off ticket earlier this year (she took the cash instead.)
11/18/2011
12345678 12345678
Never have, but I consider myself to have pretty terrible luck.
11/19/2011
PassionQT PassionQT
No and I'm not interested in starting anytime soon.
11/19/2011
aimtoplease aimtoplease
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Deep in your heart and brain, do you really EVER think YOU will win with those tickets you buy??? I wonder how effective the ads are for LOTTO despite the odds. I keep buying them, with that LITTLE voice saying "if I don't play, I KNOW my ...
We buy one once in a blue moon and usually only when it is the third in the saying "good things come in threes." But it also goes the other way around, so I could be the first in "bad things happen in threes!"
11/19/2011
married with children married with children
I do not think I have ever purchased a lotto ticket. Seems like a waste of money.
11/19/2011
Sinfully Sinfully
I play occasionally, doubt I will ever win big but I could and you can't win if you don't play
11/19/2011
Love Perpetua Love Perpetua
I've never purchased a lotto ticket, I think the only point is if it's something that is exciting, and it's just not my thing. I know I'm highly unlikely to win, so I'd just feel like I was paying an extra tax or something. I don't gamble either.
11/19/2011
Willow Wand Willow Wand
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Deep in your heart and brain, do you really EVER think YOU will win with those tickets you buy??? I wonder how effective the ads are for LOTTO despite the odds. I keep buying them, with that LITTLE voice saying "if I don't play, I KNOW my ...
I only buy them when my psychic intuition tells me to. I am not kidding. Today I had 3 premonitions, 2 of which came true right away. The third, was to play the lottery, so I did. I'll let you know how that goes. Every time I have had these feelings, I have won. $200, $400...small amounts but still a help! I also got a # with my feeling tonight. I was told 800,000. Boy would that be nice!
11/19/2011
Mike Honcho Mike Honcho
You have to play to win. We usually pick up a $1 ticket every other week. I think we will win, one day.
11/24/2011
RonLee RonLee
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Originally posted by Mike Honcho
You have to play to win. We usually pick up a $1 ticket every other week. I think we will win, one day.
Pretty much the same here.
I understand that we'll never win big even though, through the group at work we buy about $280 in tickets each week. I remember a statistics instructor back in college who played and regularly visited Vegas. She also said "You have to play to win."
11/24/2011
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