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Old 08-15-2009, 09:22 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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North Carolina Education Lottery: Homepage

I notice at a local store the store selling
tickets lotto is at
powerball is at 213million

Do you have any luck with cash 5
or pick 4 or pick 3 ?
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Old 08-15-2009, 02:23 PM
 
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Absolutely, but mostly the scratch-offs. I have had 2 students who didn't qualify for the Pell grant qualify for tuition assistance through the lottery proceeds. As long as that happens, I'll buy the scratch-offs. If I could figure out the Pick 3/5 , I'd play those as well
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Old 08-15-2009, 03:30 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Do you have any luck with the scratch off
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Old 08-15-2009, 06:51 PM
 
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The Lootery as I like to call it is simply a tax on those that are bad at math. The deck is stacked, and the ads are deceptive.

Seen an ad for any of the scratch off games that claims there will be "X" number of "$XXX.XXX.XX" winners. But they don't have to tell you that "X-1" of the big prizes have already been awarded. So the very remote chances of winning one of the "X" big prizes is now extremely remote.

So, no I do not pay the 'bad at math tax'
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Old 08-15-2009, 08:41 PM
 
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Do you have any luck with the scratch off
Mostly $1; once I got $5. Just enough to entice
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Old 08-15-2009, 08:44 PM
 
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The Lootery as I like to call it is simply a tax on those that are bad at math. The deck is stacked, and the ads are deceptive.

Seen an ad for any of the scratch off games that claims there will be "X" number of "$XXX.XXX.XX" winners. But they don't have to tell you that "X-1" of the big prizes have already been awarded. So the very remote chances of winning one of the "X" big prizes is now extremely remote.

So, no I do not pay the 'bad at math tax'
Now, now.... I think anyone who plays the Lottery with the idea of wealth is nuts, but once in a while won't break the bank and besides, I just might get a buck!
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Old 08-15-2009, 11:01 PM
 
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Now, now.... I think anyone who plays the Lottery with the idea of wealth is nuts, but once in a while won't break the bank and besides, I just might get a buck!
Right, probably 0.2% of the people actually come out ahead. Wow a buck, or even 2, but how many times do you come up in the hole? Like I said, a "bad at math tax".

It is just another revenue stream for the greedy in Raleigh. It does not increase spending on our schools, it is a substitute source of revenue for the schools, as what they gave with one hand from the lottery, they took away from the schools with the other hand.
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Old 08-16-2009, 10:09 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Have never bought one.
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Old 08-16-2009, 10:31 AM
 
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the net
prize is up 245million
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Old 08-16-2009, 01:07 PM
 
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No, I dont play. I dont like throwing money away mindlessly.
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