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How often do you play the Lottery?

Response Percent Votes
24% 176
Once a year
22% 162
21% 155
Less than once a month
19% 138
9% 66
2% 16
Total 713


pizzapete 5 years ago

I was looking for that button, too. That would be my response.

purplesage 5 years ago

I'm with BigDave on this one: NEVER. Why isn't that an option?

jonas_opines 5 years ago

What do they mean by lottery? Powerball, never. I'll buy a $1 scratcher every blue moon when I'm getting gas or something. Win something worthwhile every blue moon's worth of blue moon's.

When I worked in the gas station, I always felt sorry for the poor schmucks who bought $10 to $20 worth of lottery tickets a day. All of them always said that they came out ahead, too. I thought about asking how detailed of cost/benefit records they kept on the subject, and thought better of it.

inatux 5 years ago

Never should have been an option.

The lottery is a tax on those who can't do math.

WilburM 5 years ago

To those who play: Thanks you so much for taxing yourself voluntarily. Keep it up!!!

whatadrag 5 years ago

After taxes that's about $43.56

grammaddy 5 years ago

Only when the Powerball jackpot is over $100 million. Anything less is not worth my time. lol

gccs14r 5 years ago

If someone tells me it's over $200 million, I might buy one if I happen to be in a store with a machine, but otherwise no. I figure $1 or $2 per year isn't going to break the bank.

grammaddy 5 years ago

Only when the Powerball jackpot is over $100 million. Anything less is not worth my time. lol

Mel Briscoe 5 years ago

that's usually when i play it too. lol

CreatureComforts 5 years ago

Never! I work too hard for my money to give it away. I don't go to casino's either. Just not my thing...

My favorite is when you see people struggling to put food on the table go out and buy $20 worth of lotto tickets...smooth move with your odds there, Einstein.

gsxr600 5 years ago

Strong lack of knowledge in making polls.

riverdrifter 5 years ago

$2 per week usually, never any more than that. I hit the Hot lotto for $1500 in March, 2009 so still playing with house money.

whatadrag 5 years ago

"the lottery is a tax on stupid people" can't remember which comedian said that.

hannahss 5 years ago

Never. I'm like the Scotsman who prayed every night to win the lottery. Finally one night, God responded, "Angus, you could at least buy a ticket!"

Emily Hadley 5 years ago

I picked never. If it was added later, then the poll results are pretty useless as a sample.

pantheon 5 years ago

An LJWorld poll, useless?


emaw 5 years ago

I think a better question is what is the percentage of lottery players that are on some form of government assistance! That would be very interesting to know.

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