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Do you participate in lotteries?

  • Yes

    Votes: 51 56.0%
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Yes, I buy a ticket at least once a year (whether a hospital lottery to support them or a school raffle to support a school activity fund).
 

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Do I ever, to a fault!
 

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Not really that often. My wife only slightly more so. Harmless fun.

I think lotteries and gambling are a problem for a lot of North Americans (Canada included) and the government is using that to their advantage.....
 

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some... mostly when the odds are fairly decent (like tickets limited to 8000 total or less) and the cause is one I'd like to support (like the arts)
 

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My gf and I take turns buying one of those new "Payday" Lottery tickets each week.
A few years back my dad and I bought a shit load of those home/car/vacation lotteries put on by Shell Busy. I think we bought 20 tickets EACH and we were gonna spilt whatever we won. Well....40 tickets bettween the two of us and we never won a god damm thing!:banghead :mad
 

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No !

No, I don't waste my money on lotteries.
I guess I'm a very dull person :laughing, I don't smoke, seldom drink and don't gamble :rockon. I do donate money now and then.
 

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Gov gets enough of my money every two weeks thanks!
No, I don't waste my money on lotteries.
I guess I'm a very dull person , I don't smoke, seldom drink and don't gamble . I do donate money now and then.
Some smart people here :)
 

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Some smart people here :)
It's entertainment for me. I don't drink, smoke or do drugs, it's my only vice really. :devillook
 

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Yes I'm in a pool with the guys I work with. I'm still working so obviously we haven't hit the jackpot yet.:laughing

I've been buying tickets for the home lottery for a couple of years but other than a bbq and watches and little stuff I have'nt won the big one. At least the money goes to a good cause tho. Besides that, the wife and I like to tour the prize home and then dream of winning it. Thats our entertainment.

I'm guessing you don't play DRKCBR?
 

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Lotteries are only successful because of the media. They feed on people's greed. People fall for it because they see the winners in the media.
If one lived for a hundred years and bought a lotto ticket everyday of their lives, they still would not win. How many people do you know who have experienced a shark attack? It's more likely that a person will die from a shark attack than win the "big one." Even a person who lives inland.
No I don't play. :coffee
 

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Ya your right about the odds thats for sure... I've even heard that winning the lottery has worse odds than getting struck by lightening and surviving it.:laughing

But you can't win if you don't play....There's the greed coming out:laughing :laughing
 
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my cousin and i go in on two lottery tickets whenever the lottery goes above 10 mill.
 

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Im in one with 9 others at work.
We are in for 2 lines each every draw all year.
I think we won $40 or something so far...hahaha
 

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I've bought five lotto tickets throughout my entire life. The fifth one yesterday! :D
 

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Lee RideFar
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years ago when I was with my ex-gf we picked out some numbers and played them every week for about a year. Then we broke up and I could not stop playing these damn numbers because if they came up and I did not have the ticket that would really suck. I am stuck playing these stupid numbers for the rest of my life.... It is a relatively cheap vice.

Don't be like me a choose numbers. It's a bad idea.

The hospital lottery are pretty good but I have yet to win anything so I will stick with the super 7.
 
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