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    Who bought lottery tickets?

    I seldom ever play the lottery, but after hearing some folks at the clerks office today, I swung buy a store and picked up some. I think I'm on a heater ever since I got my .22 cents back from AT&T.
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    I'll grab some every now and then when the jackpot is way up. What's it at now?

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    Taxation of the poor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    I'll grab some every now and then when the jackpot is way up. What's it at now?
    Think it's over $300M

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    Both Powerball and Mega are over $300 Million.

    Can't win if you don't play!

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    I don't get the "Taxation of the poor". I'm not poor and I play every once and a while. I don't play b/c it gets over a certain amount, I play when I have cash on me, I happen to stop at a place that sells powerball and I think about it. Heck winning 10 million is just as good as 300 million to me.

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    I'll probably play this afternoon.

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    I think I'll chip in $2 with co-workers. We usually do that when it's high.

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    I usually play at work, but the guy we had do this isn't around anymore so the wife or I usually pickup a couple tickets.

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    I throw $2 at the PB every Wed & Sat. Figure I'll hit it when I'm in my 80's and can't enjoy it like I would if I hit it now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackie Ed View Post
    I don't get the "Taxation of the poor". I'm not poor and I play every once and a while. I don't play b/c it gets over a certain amount, I play when I have cash on me, I happen to stop at a place that sells powerball and I think about it. Heck winning 10 million is just as good as 300 million to me.
    You can afford to gamble a few bucks every once in a while, the poor can't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackie Ed View Post
    I don't get the "Taxation of the poor". I'm not poor and I play every once and a while. I don't play b/c it gets over a certain amount, I play when I have cash on me, I happen to stop at a place that sells powerball and I think about it. Heck winning 10 million is just as good as 300 million to me.
    It is often referred to as a regressive tax in that the people who can least afford it spend the most on the lottery. And the money they are spending is grocery, rent and utilities money. (They aren't using their cigarette and beer money. Some things are sacred )

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    I did, and will again tonight. I turned my $15/wk tobacco habit into a $6/wk lottery habit, and hopefully will turn that into a $193.2M/tomorrow habit.

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    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*

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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*
    Most common purchase at a Family Dollar is a smoke and a coke. (Actually Mountain Dew). But that didn't sound as good.

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