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Do poor people win the lottery more often than anyone else?

HeR MaJestY... RoSe 2008/04/15 17:48:19
Yes....they always tend to hit those jackpots!
No, but they really need to.
I think it's only luck, being rich or poor.
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After much studying of lottery players, there are usually two golden rules: "Play only if you can afford it", and "play only for fun." If you're playing because you think you're gonna get rich, then don't play." These are the phrases of a research director for the Minnesota State Lottery. This is true, but what are the odds that poor people usually get to win the big money?

Does anyone ever wonder why it's usually the non-wealthy people who tend to win the lottery? It just can't be a coincidence that all the "ditch-diggers" and "hotel maids" win all the huge jackpots.
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  • Foo Master Angie 2008/04/15 17:57:21
    I think it's only luck, being rich or poor.
    Foo Master Angie
    +24
    I've found that it's always old people who are about to croak, and couldn't possibly spend 180million before they die that win.

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  • 1206720 2009/08/24 18:52:55
  • triggerman_1 2009/08/22 19:41:55
    I think it's only luck, being rich or poor.
    triggerman_1
    I don't really know who wins the lottery. I have never met anyone who has even come close to winning the lottery and I have been playing 21 years. I even have studied the odds of random drawings.
    I've read about people winning, I have read of people winning twice, I have read of one man who won the powerball and his State lottery in the same week.
    As far as scratch offs it is simply who gets to the winning card first.
    As far as the Lotto, Who ever wins seems to always be way off from you.
    I know there are professionals who put a lot of
    time and money into the lottery business and win quite a bit.
    It is always nice to win but always remember the odds are against you strongly and I would also suggest if your money is tight and you need money for food and rent don't buy a lottery ticket in hopes to win, because when you don't win the money is gone and you are strapped.
  • the kid 2008/06/26 08:43:54
    Yes....they always tend to hit those jackpots!
    the kid
    they play it more
  • Anouser 2008/06/15 06:23:52
    Yes....they always tend to hit those jackpots!
    Anouser
    It's a plot by the government to turn the middle against the poor, so that the rich can get richer.

    yesthey hit jackpots plot government turn middle poor rich richer
  • michael 2008/06/01 02:28:46
    I think it's only luck, being rich or poor.
    michael
    wish I had some luck
  • Deleted 2008/06/01 02:25:51
  • ElectricLadybug*SH07* 2008/05/31 16:18:16
    I think it's only luck, being rich or poor.
    ElectricLadybug*SH07*
    i think lucky people win the lottery!! lol
  • E.G. 2008/05/31 02:22:13
    I think it's only luck, being rich or poor.
    E.G.
    But rich people don't play because they don't need "luck."
    Poor people play out of desperation. I should know! *grin*

    The odds are the same every week for every player. They will not go up if you play the same numbers every time, or rub a lucky rabbits foot, or anything else.
  • Pendy 2008/05/07 20:44:00 (edited)
    Yes....they always tend to hit those jackpots!
    Pendy
    +1
    Yes technicly mostly poor people do win the lottery more often the might not have started off poor but after buying alot of tickets they generally win after they make themselves poor LOL
  • HeR MaJ... Pendy 2008/05/30 23:38:31
    HeR MaJestY... RoSe
    good one!
  • Pendy HeR MaJ... 2008/06/03 17:11:38
    Pendy
    well its true alot of the time lol
  • vgoshert HeR MaJ... 2012/10/20 01:46:43
    vgoshert
    +3
    I think only lucky people win the lottery. I have been entering pch contest for years so Im not that lucky one I wish I had someone watching over me that might bring me some luck.
  • Robertswifey 2008/04/23 20:55:06
    I think it's only luck, being rich or poor.
    Robertswifey
    I think alot of poor people who really need the money, can't always afford to play it.
  • 666 n my heart® 2008/04/22 17:50:18
    No, but they really need to.
    666 n my heart®
    it seems that the rich always win it
  • Lyssa 2008/04/22 17:47:13 (edited)
    Yes....they always tend to hit those jackpots!
    Lyssa
    Of course they do. There are more poor people than rich and rich people have no reason to play the lottery because they already have money.
  • vgplayer36 2008/04/22 17:42:57
    Yes....they always tend to hit those jackpots!
    vgplayer36
    rich people don't play the lottery much.
  • thir1t3en..Sie hassen mich ... 2008/04/22 01:36:57
    No, but they really need to.
    thir1t3en..Sie hassen mich und ich liebe es
    +1
    Its all the old retired people who win the crap.
  • sojo 2008/04/20 23:46:27
    No, but they really need to.
    sojo
    Can't prove it by this poor person!!!
  • ☮Dena♥NickJ.☮ 2008/04/20 23:44:41
    I think it's only luck, being rich or poor.
    ☮Dena♥NickJ.☮
    it can go rick people or poor...they can do a study about that
  • fangsup44 2008/04/20 23:24:24
    I think it's only luck, being rich or poor.
    fangsup44
    rich people dont need to buy a lotto ticket because they are all ready rich and you only hear about poor people winning because its a feel good story
  • SilentK_MCR 2008/04/20 16:40:14
    Yes....they always tend to hit those jackpots!
    SilentK_MCR
    Well, in theory, they probably buy more lottery tickets than the average american, in hopes of winning the big one.
    Why would rich people buy lottery tickets??
  • cccoke 2008/04/20 14:08:31
    I think it's only luck, being rich or poor.
    cccoke
    Need undecided here.
    I have not won YET and I need the money. :)
  • Maria 2008/04/18 11:28:08
    I think it's only luck, being rich or poor.
    Maria
    yes sure do notice old folks win. but co-workers usually win too.
  • pixieGAL 2008/04/17 23:57:18
    I think it's only luck, being rich or poor.
    pixieGAL
    yupp its only luck SO people please don't play becuase your going to be a millionaire in a heartbeat because they deduct tax off those lotteries and jackpots anyway. I play when I'm drunk cuz its fun ! =)
  • g@BrI3L m@tTh3w 2008/04/17 20:07:16
    I think it's only luck, being rich or poor.
    g@BrI3L m@tTh3w
    yeah its true even rich people get the jackpot
  • fishlip 2008/04/17 19:37:12
    No, but they really need to.
    fishlip
    there should have been an undecided choice.. the really old or the really stupid are the people that usually win.
  • HeR MaJ... fishlip 2008/04/17 22:25:28
    HeR MaJestY... RoSe
    haha thats funny......BUt then again U nevverr know. Its just luck!
  • gothgirliegirl 2008/04/17 15:04:12
    I think it's only luck, being rich or poor.
    gothgirliegirl
    Totally.
  • HighTech ~ We have elected ... 2008/04/17 03:16:41
    Yes....they always tend to hit those jackpots!
    HighTech ~ We have elected the Enemy
    Probably because it is mostly poor people that play the lottery, thinking it is their one and only shot out of their current situation. That is why they call it a tax on the poor.
  • John 2008/04/17 02:01:28
    Yes....they always tend to hit those jackpots!
    John
    I sure hope so, I could use the money. Besides rich people aren't the ones buying lottery tickets, so it only makes sense.
  • LionsPaw 2008/04/17 01:27:05
    No, but they really need to.
    LionsPaw
    Poor people are immediately returned to poor when winning the lottery in most cases because the person if they were receiving any governement assistance up until the moment they receive that winnings will owe the federal and/or state governement for supporting them...so when the person wins the money is given to the state or the feds thus leaving a net sum of "poor" for the person to enjoy!
  • SAM 2008/04/17 00:23:20
    I think it's only luck, being rich or poor.
    SAM
    65% of lottery tickets buyer make less than 35K
  • bkert 2008/04/17 00:10:26
    I think it's only luck, being rich or poor.
    bkert
    Does it just seem that less wealthy people win the lottery or has it proven that that's the case?
  • American Nate 2008/04/16 18:41:54
    Yes....they always tend to hit those jackpots!
    American Nate
    yes because why would rich ppl want to be rich when thy r already rich
  • Faith _N_Jesus carries me 2008/04/16 17:28:56
  • Debby 2008/04/16 15:21:46
    I think it's only luck, being rich or poor.
    Debby
    Im poor and I haven't won the lottery!
  • scrshaw 2008/04/16 12:20:59
    Yes....they always tend to hit those jackpots!
    scrshaw
    +1
    I think it's because it's mostly poor people who play. I heard some one say once that "the lottery just is a hidden tax on the poor"
  • ordinary average guy 2008/04/16 03:08:43
    I think it's only luck, being rich or poor.
    ordinary average guy
    Ever go to a casino? Look who's sitting at the machines. Poor people fill the place up especially around the first of the month. Next come the middle class people and finally a few rich folks. Most rich people don't play the lottery the gamble on the market or in the fancier casinos. Maybe make book on sports.
  • Smokey 2008/04/16 01:21:06
    I think it's only luck, being rich or poor.
    Smokey
    NO, only Mexicans (illegal ones, and Old People) win the lottery. :)
  • Angel 2008/04/16 01:08:42
    Yes....they always tend to hit those jackpots!
    Angel
    +1
    maybe the rich don't play any where near as much as the poor, cause they think they already have it all........so the poor to middle class wins more

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