About 2 years ago I started playing the lotto - a ticket every month or every other month. I'd never done so before, but have always wanted to win the lottery and decided I'd never win if I didn't play.
I voted yes, more than once a week for my husband. He buys a powerball ticket twice a week. He says "you can't win it if you're not in it".
Me? I buy a $20 scratch off once a month. Actually, I just started doing that two months ago when the odds went up. Before that, I would buy an occasional scratch off. I have won about what I have spent. Better than my husband with his twice a week powerball ticket. But it's really his only "vice", so I can't complain.
I only buy them if I happen to notice the jackpot is especially high. Then usually I'll buy like $5 worth or something. I've probably only bought tickets maybe 10 times since I turned 18. It sure would be nice to win a big jackpot though
I got me one of those there scratch off today and won myself a whole dollar!!!: I buy one almost every week when I food shop...last week I spent my dollar and got my dollar back on my ticket. Wow today I am ahead one dollar. My son won $500.00 not that long ago with a dollar scratch off....But I am never that lucky.
I play with my coworkers at work, usually once a week or every 2 weeks. Sometimes I buy one for myself, too, when it's high.
Sometimes I"ll buy a scratch ticket if I need to kill time for something. Last Xmas eve, Jay and I got standed at a gas station at midnight on our way to visit his family... the highway all of a sudden got SO bad with black ice and blowing snow, so we pulled off an hour from our destination. We were starving and the only thing open was a gas station, so we bought a few bags of chips and scratch cards and we won $100! It was a nice start to Christmas morning!
I play a Pennsylvania game called Cash 5 that is played everyday. The grand prize starts at $125,000 and goes up each day until someone wins. This I dream as the one I could win to pay off my mortgage.
I also play the Powerball twice a week...... This I dream as the one that I could win to then retire from every working another day in my life.......
My dad is the luckiest person I know. He's won a LOT of money in lotto tickets and in the casinos. The day we were born (my twin and I) everyone told him he should buy a $2 scratch off. He won like $10,000 or something.
Yeah, I probably have the worst luck in the world. I've never won ANYTHING. I keep trying though, hoping he'll pass his luck onto me.