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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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  • Pearlie Momi♥Patriot Warrior♥ 2008/04/15 23:46:21
    I think it's only luck, being rich or poor.
    Pearlie Momi♥Patriot Warrior♥
    I have no idea, but no play- no win! Good luck! Luck and timing! A man in WA State played the same number for 7 years..then finally won!!! WOW!
  • Carole 2008/04/15 23:31:50
  • nightm4825 In god we trust 2008/04/15 23:25:54
    I think it's only luck, being rich or poor.
    nightm4825 In god we trust
    its all about luck nothing else
  • Artillery12 2008/04/15 23:15:55
    No, but they really need to.
    Artillery12
    i would like to win some day though
  • ChickenNoodleSoup 2008/04/15 23:00:22
    I think it's only luck, being rich or poor.
    ChickenNoodleSoup
    And then after that...........they f**cked up.
    Sometimes lottery money do bring 'bad luck'......
  • babydoll06 2008/04/15 22:05:39
    Yes....they always tend to hit those jackpots!
    babydoll06
    Why would a rich person need to play the lottery?
  • 168290 2008/04/15 21:46:22
  • jacobtree 2008/04/15 21:46:00 (edited)
    I think it's only luck, being rich or poor.
    jacobtree
    Its all luck. How would we know the answer on who wins the lottery more? Only people who see the departs on who wins will know that answer.
  • Magzilla 2008/04/15 20:27:39
    No, but they really need to.
    Magzilla
    I really don't know. Most people I hear about have money already.
  • Carol Nobama 2008/04/15 20:27:10
    I think it's only luck, being rich or poor.
    Carol Nobama
    I think we just happen to hear about the less fortunate winning more because its a feel good story.
  • Stephen 2008/04/15 20:25:20
    Yes....they always tend to hit those jackpots!
    Stephen
    +1
    It's because they are consistant. They play all the time. Have specific numbers they play. Get a feel for what numbers are most likely to come up. Like 1-2-3-4-5 You will never win. (4-12-26-41-50--14) could win you millions of dollars. The numbers that win the most are often right in the middle. And thats because there are more of them then at either side of the extreme.
  • Chr*stopher 2008/04/15 20:09:48
    Yes....they always tend to hit those jackpots!
    Chr*stopher
    +1
    I guess if you're rich, you aren't playing the lottery as often! I just hate getting stuck in line behind that guy who can't decide which scratch offs to buy. "I'll take uhhh, 7 of the Dancing Penguins... Uhhh, 5 of the Lucky Leprechauns... Ummmmm......"
  • mentonemommyisgoingtofacebook 2008/04/15 19:58:00
    I think it's only luck, being rich or poor.
    mentonemommyisgoingtofacebook
    +1
    The people I always notice winning the lottery are aged 80 and above. I bet their families are pushing them to take the lump sum deal instead of the 20 year payment plan. =D
  • Kiki 2008/04/15 18:58:27
    Yes....they always tend to hit those jackpots!
    Kiki
    +1
    There're more "poor" people than wealthy people and typically "poor" people more frequently play the lotto.
  • Emily MCRmy [FTDM!!!!] 2008/04/15 18:53:19
    Yes....they always tend to hit those jackpots!
    Emily MCRmy [FTDM!!!!]
    +1
    I hope so! they're the ones that need it! Damn rich people getting richer.
  • HeR MaJ... Emily M... 2008/04/15 19:06:36
    HeR MaJestY... RoSe
    tell me about it! jeeez...........
  • Emily M... HeR MaJ... 2008/04/15 19:07:34
    Emily MCRmy [FTDM!!!!]
    =D I know right!?
  • Lykos 2008/04/15 18:47:17 (edited)
  • fll 2008/04/15 18:31:11
    I think it's only luck, being rich or poor.
    fll
    I don't really know the answer to your question, but do hope the people who really need the money win it!
  • concerned 2008/04/15 18:26:06
    I think it's only luck, being rich or poor.
    concerned
    so just go have fun with it
  • Eyebrowz² 2008/04/15 18:09:50
    I think it's only luck, being rich or poor.
    Eyebrowz²
    +4
    If being poor is what wins the lottery, I should have hit the jackpot by now.
  • Cacheman 2008/04/15 18:01:53
    Yes....they always tend to hit those jackpots!
    Cacheman
    +3
    MORE POOR PEOPLE PLAY THAN RICH PEOPLE I THINK
  • Bobbi F... Cacheman 2008/04/15 18:06:37
  • Cacheman Bobbi F... 2008/04/15 18:13:21
    Cacheman
    +1
    WE HAVE A DEPARTMENT LOTTO POLL GOING. SO IT WOULD BE SPLIT LIKE 15 WAYS
  • Bobbi F... Cacheman 2008/04/15 18:14:06
  • Cacheman Bobbi F... 2008/04/15 18:15:07 (edited)
    Cacheman
    +1
    TWICE WEEKLY
    2 BUCKS

    WE WON 500 ONCE
  • HeR MaJ... Cacheman 2008/04/15 18:21:47
    HeR MaJestY... RoSe
    +1
    o wow I wish we did that in the workplace !! haha sounds so fun!
  • Cacheman HeR MaJ... 2008/04/15 18:22:26
    Cacheman
    MORE DISAPPOINTING THAN FUN ...........SO FAR
  • Bobbi F... Cacheman 2008/04/15 18:23:26
  • Cacheman Bobbi F... 2008/04/15 18:24:00
    Cacheman
    +1
    500 SPLIT 15 WAYS
    BOO HOO
  • Bobbi F... Cacheman 2008/04/15 18:24:42
  • Cacheman Bobbi F... 2008/04/15 18:26:15
    Cacheman
    +1
    WE JUST KEPT IT GOING SO I HAD LIKE A FREE MONTH AND A HALF
  • ..... 2008/04/15 17:59:58
    I think it's only luck, being rich or poor.
    .....
    +3
    The poor are the ones who statistically play the lottery more. So it stands to reason that they would appear to win more. I never hear of millionaires who play the lottery.
  • HeR MaJ... ..... 2008/04/15 18:20:55
    HeR MaJestY... RoSe
    +1
    true true......I mean they really don't need the money I guess! They are already rich dammit!
  • ..... HeR MaJ... 2008/04/15 18:43:04
    .....
    That, and statistically, they're not going to throw money at something that has virtually no chance of success.

    Most wealthy people got wealthy by making good decisions. For every one lottery winner, there are hundreds of millions of lottery losers.
  • 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.
  • HeR MaJ... Foo Mas... 2008/04/15 18:19:18
    HeR MaJestY... RoSe
    +1
    HAHA i so agree though!!!
  • henry c... Foo Mas... 2008/05/30 22:18:16
    henry charles
    +1
    hi there young man im henry im 87years old iv just recently won the lotto 11.3 million! i think ill just put it in the bank for a year or 2 so i can live off the interest! i dont think ill ever stop playing the lottery its good fun! as i have gone off the bingo! i never seem to win anymore i never thought it would be so hard to know what to spend money on but thinking about it theres nothink that i really need. its been all good anyway! all my look to you oldens out there lol
    thanks henry
  • Foo Mas... henry c... 2008/05/31 01:59:04
    Foo Master Angie
    +1
    First of all congratulations. Secondly, I'm a chick. Third - are you looking to adopt any grandkids? LOL
  • Bobbi Fleckman 2008/04/15 17:56:57

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