Do you play the lottery?

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How much money do you spend on the lottery?

  1. I don't play the lottery.

    33.3%
  2. If it get's way up there I'll usually buy a ticket.

    48.1%
  3. I spend $1 - $4 a week on the lottery.

    11.1%
  4. I spend $5 - $15 week on the lottery.

    7.4%
  5. I spend more than $16 or more a week on the lottery.

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    0.0%
  1. Zhukov
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    Most people call it the lottery, some call it the Stupid Tax, but whatever you call it, do you play it?

    And I mean, the pick 3, the pick 4, the mega ball, the pick eleventeen, the scratch-off tickets, all of it.
     
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    yup---a buck a week-------$2 ahead this year !!!!!!!
     
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    it shouldn't be called the 'stupid tax' because MOST people know what happens to your money if you don't win. 25+% of every lottery dollar spent here goes towards environemental stuff. the rest...who knows. i don't really care. but if i end up with the winning numbers, those who told me i was stupid (to play the lottery) before, don't get any.

    if i won the lottery (depending on how much), i would send all of you checks for a decent amount.
     
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    Sometimes. Use to more than I do now.
    Our lottery is suppose to help benefit our schools. Don't understand all the eliminating of programs; or if they keep them it costs the parents so much money to have their child participate. Hmmm, wonder where all that money goes?
     
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    If I even think about it in time.
    I seldom play.
     
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    No, I don't play it I think it's a waste of money.
     
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    show me the last white male citizen in california that won and then maybe i will play
     
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    If it gets over 100 million, I'll spend $5 on it.. Usually get a buck or two back.

    Scratch off tickets.. eh.. Maybe once every few months I'll blow $10..

    Bingo.. Bingo is profitable as all hell.. :D:D
     
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    I'm not opposed to gambling or anything. I enjoy penny-ante poker or a football card. But I am vehemently opposed to giving the state one more @#$%^%&* nickel than I have to!
     
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    It's not a tax on people who are bad at math. It's a tax on the oppressed working class with no hope of becoming wealthy aside from playing the lottery, but by the, way, also happen to be bad at math.


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