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    Quote Originally Posted by MentschTrachtGottLacht View Post
    In my unscientific survey, approximately 85.9% of those buying lottery tickets / scratch-offs at my local Speedway also bought cigarettes. Of those, 87.3% also bought some sort of Monster / Red Bull type product.

    *Your results may vary*
    Little Debbie's and a lottery ticket please. That's why I never go in.
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    I am in a group with 5 other people.

    We put in $5 a week. We have been playing the same numbers since 1998.

    We toss in a couple of extra bucks a drawing when it gets high like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldweatherfan View Post
    I am in a group with 5 other people.

    We put in $5 a week. We have been playing the same numbers since 1998.

    We toss in a couple of extra bucks a drawing when it gets high like this.
    Have you ever hit anything decent? Love to know what you have spent versus the return over that time span.

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    We got 4 and the mega ball one time. That's $5k. So we played for free for about 2 years.

    Outside of that we have had several $50 or less winners. We save all of those winnings for when it gets big and add extra.

    I figure I'm out $3500-$4000 or so over 19 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by MentschTrachtGottLacht View Post
    In my unscientific survey, approximately 85.9% of those buying lottery tickets / scratch-offs at my local Speedway also bought cigarettes. Of those, 87.3% also bought some sort of Monster / Red Bull type product.

    *Your results may vary*
    Nope, I got the same numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAC View Post
    Have you ever hit anything decent? Love to know what you have spent versus the return over that time span.
    I know I've posted this before, we have a group at FedEx that have been putting $2 a week for about the last 15 years. About 5 plus years ago we hit 4 of the 5 numbers and the Powerball, we got $10,000 which amounted to $355 each after taxes. Had we hit the 5th number we would have each received $7.4 million each.

    Every X-Mas the person who takes care of collecting and cashing in the tickets gives us our winnings.....sort of like a X-mas bonus, we usually get about $50 a year.

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    I'll play about once a month whenever the urge hits, I don't really pay attention to the current ammount.

    If I hear it's huge, I'll throw a couple of bucks that way...but my play is pretty sporatic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawnboy13 View Post
    Every X-Mas the person who takes care of collecting and cashing in the tickets gives us our winnings.....sort of like a X-mas bonus, we usually get about $50 a year.
    At $2.00 per week wouldn't that be net loss of about $50 per year?

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    Was really hoping this morning when I checked the numbers I was going to be able to roll over and say goodbye to work.

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    One ticket. No numbers.

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    2 Tickets. No Numbers

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    Did someone win the Powerball last night? When is the Mega Millions drawing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack of all Trades View Post
    Did someone win the Powerball last night? When is the Mega Millions drawing?
    Mega Millions is Tuesdays and Fridays. Powerball is Wednesdays and Saturdays.

    Nobody won last night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAC View Post
    At $2.00 per week wouldn't that be net loss of about $50 per year?
    I've spent that much, and more, on stupider stuff.

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    I gladly donate to the state education fund.

    Mrs. C1 enjoys the "scratchies" especially the crossword ones. I worked with a welder on a job who according to him is up about $4000 after 5 months this year. He just plays $20 scratch offs. After taxes he made $11000 playing them last year. So according to him the $20 scratchies are the way to go!

    I'm just too frugal to be dropping $20 a scratch off...

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