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The Lottery Was Not Created For Poor People To Play

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Why would the lottery promote products to people that can't afford to play? The middle class and the rich play the most, because they can afford it.

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Dance THRIFTY , I like  your avatar. Darth Vader , very impressive . "Luke I am your Father".

   I agree that the poor spend less on the lottery then the higher wage earners. Thanks for setting us straight.

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There was this young newly married couple from England at the casino in Monte Carlo ... wanted so bad to win some money, they met this kindly older gentleman who would ... for $100 in francs at that time would give them the secret to winning big at the casino. They looked at one another and being young, they jumped at the chance of a lifetime.

They paid him the francs and he proceeded to tell them the "secret" ... you must have a bankroll ! They looked at each other as he scurried away with their francs but he was so kindly looking ... they started laughing after having been swindled by this nice older gentleman.

There are many ways to lose one's money ... even from a kindly older gentleman.

 

Now I have a foolproof way to win the lottery ... I ask for no money ... everyone can do it ...

just live long enough !!!

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In response to music*

Todd does not agree with me, but poor people cannot support the $79 Billion per year USA lottery industry all by themselves.

 

I am glad that you like my avatar.LOL

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If you think about it, it's really the only way the poor can potentially get ahead.

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In response to THRIFTY

Please don't speak for me.  I said no such thing.

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I think the lottery is for everybody who wish to play, regardless and at the right age of course.

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The rich can spend 1% of their income on lottery and not feel it.  With that said, there was a study in the Boston Globe that showed Chelsea MA which is one of the poorest cities in the commonwealth leads in per capita spending on lottery.  The people who really shouldn't be playing are the ones who are playing hard. Poor neighborhoods have convenience stores every 5 blocks.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/06/04/massachusetts-lottery-often-provides-aid-affluent-and-takes-from-poor/lkFzu37BSvxlDcmCITwmKI/story.html

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I won 300 dollars last month Banana that money saved my butt. Im poor and the lottery is a good option because if I win it could pull me up.

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In response to Todd

"By your logic, only "middle class and rich people" play $5 scratch games. We all know that's not true." By Todd, Northrop.https://www.lotterypost.com/thread/283142

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In response to THRIFTY

Thank you so much for quoting me.  Now I'll quote you:

Todd does not agree with me, but poor people cannot support the $79 Billion per year USA lottery industry all by themselves.?
By THRIFY 

Clearly, you are making the statement that I think poor people should "support the $79 Billion per year USA lottery industry all by themselves".  That is a lie, and you have been called out on it.

Do not speak for me.  Speak only for yourself.

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In response to maringoman

DO NOT PLAY THE LOTTERY, IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO PLAY? 

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Thrifty I play the lotto and I use to go to the casino and I am poor.  But what I do with my money is none of your business and you know that you are a very negative person on lottery post.  Not to mention you play the lotto too so stop being so negative.  Cheer up thrifty try being positive for once.-weshar75

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Somebody really wants to start a fight with Todd here.

I see a lot of poor looking elderly people play in DC all the time and they look like they really cannot afford it. $40-$60 is too much for me even. And as others have said and studies have shown over and over, the poor spend a higher percentage of their income on the lottery.

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In response to Todd

I assumed that you meant to say that. I should have quoted you instead of assuming. My apologies to you Todd. It is the reason that I quoted your statement and posted it on this thread.

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