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Old 01-13-2021, 01:54 PM
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That said I feel sorry for folks who spend big money on all the various contests, "two of those, 4 of those, etc...", who don't appear to have any disposable money.
I see a nicely presented elderly lady at the Marathon station where I get my coffee. She says "It's the only thing I do. I buy a couple of one/two dollar scratch offs and have my fun. My husband has passed. This is my excitement for the day"

I also see the skanky looking mid-thirties guy dropping $50 on tickets and drives off in a rusted S10 with a broken leaf spring.

It is a tax for the truly challenged as mentioned.

I have bought one or two giganto prize tickets in my life, millions and millions to one chance, and still wondered if I would win.
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I only play a few times per year when the are mega jackpots, $100.00 or so for the year. It may be a fantasy but someone wins. It can just as easily be me.
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I only play a few times per year when the are mega jackpots, $100.00 or so for the year. It may be a fantasy but someone wins. It can just as easily be me.
While Governments gleefully take 40% of the money spent on buying tickets..
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15 Birth day
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12 length of my pecker
I am gona buy 5 tickets with those numbers so if ya win you will have to split it 6 ways..
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I am gona buy 5 tickets with those numbers so if ya win you will have to split it 6 ways..

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I only play a few times per year when the are mega jackpots, $100.00 or so for the year. It may be a fantasy but someone wins. It can just as easily be me.
I view it as entertainment, a fantasy escape, like going to a movie.
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Bingo! It really is a tax on the math challenged
A good friend of mine use to say he loved it when one of those welfare people won, so they would finally know how it feels to pay taxes..
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I am gona buy 5 tickets with those numbers so if ya win you will have to split it 6 ways..
Ha, fooled ya! You actually think I would give out the actual winning number?

I lied about my pecker size. It is actually 13".
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/9 But if you win, you can pay a doctor to fix that
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Spending on a huge lottery ticket is buying a fantasy...
Yep.

You only hear about the winners. If every loser got 30 seconds to tell their story on TV like the winners do, it’d take you something like 950 YEARS (no sleep, no bathroom breaks) to get through them all.

No thanks. I’m better off going to Vegas and throwing it all on red. Far better odds.

What’s that after taxes anyway? Like 18 bucks?
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I'm crushed.

I am still counting on the 750 million Megs Millions. I hope I can get by on that.
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I won $8 last night.
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I won $4 last night.
Are you one of those gamblers that don't count what they spent into their winnings?

My uncle would always talk about how much he won at a Casino. I asked him how much he had spent prior to "winning" in previous visits. He didn't want to talk about how much he won after I brought that up.
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While Governments gleefully take 40% of the money spent on buying tickets..
Yeah well that's the way it goes. Government gets their cut. If I stick with that logic I would say I don't want a raise or earn more money because I would pay more in taxes. And since I would take the payout not the annuity the Government will get more like 75%. I will still take it for my my investment.

When I win can I write off the cost of my tickets?
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I win about $500 a year with about $150 in.
Just checkin... ya never know.
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I win about $500 a year with about $150 in.
Yeah, and Vegas builds billion dollar properties because everyone comes back a winner.
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I'm crushed.

I am still counting on the 750 million Megs Millions. I hope I can get by on that.
Don't ya just hate it when well laid plans go awry?

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