Post # 1
With many people I know (including myself and FI) buying tickets for this huge mega millions jackpot, I’m wondering how many bees have ever actually won anything from the lottery (no matter the amount). Or do you know someone who has? Please comment if you have won…I’d love to hear about it!
Post # 3
I’ve gotten my money back a few times, but nothing more than a couple of bucks.
Post # 4
@littlemisst08: Oh yeah, I forgot about that…I think the most I’ve won is about $11.
Post # 5
My Grandma won around 30K years ago. This was after years and years and thousands of dollars spent on it.
Post # 6
@Artificial-Sweetener: Oh yeah, I can’t imagine spending thousands of dollars on the lotto. My FI and I only buy when there’s a really big jackpot (like $300M+), and we only ever buy 1 or 2 tickets.
Post # 7
I know 2 people who each won between $2000-3000. I’ve won maybe a free ticket playing individually. I play with the rest of my office every week though – there are 50 of us and usually we win a couple free tickets and $20.
Post # 8
I don’t buy tickets, I get them as gifts sometimes but my biggest “win” has been $10. My Aunt won $1000 on a cup of coffee last year, does that count? lol.
I was at the Bay on Friday for scratch and save, and scratched a 25% discount, I was so excited, I can only imgagine how crazy my reaction would be if I won on a lotto ticket!
Post # 9
At my former law firm, we had clients that won a jackpot. I think it was like 20 something million but they took the lump sum and received 14 million. Well, we did their taxes the following year and it turns out they had spent like $40,000 on lotto tickets the prior year. They were new clients to us so we didn’t know if this was an every year thing or a recent development. Crazy!
Post # 10
I have purchased one lotto ticket in my life on my 18th birthday and I think I won a whole $5.00
Post # 11
The most I’ve ever won is $20, but I know a couple people who have won a million.
Post # 12
I won $500 in the lottery when I was in college. To a college kid, that is like winning a million!
Post # 13
My old neighbors won $1000.00 a week for life, most I’ve ever won is $75 from a scratch off that I got as a gift since I pretty much never play. DH won $500 on a scratch off about 5 months ago, THAT was pretty exciting, lol.
Post # 14
@kitkat2014: ive never won anything from the lotto of a significant amount.
funny you posted this because my whole office just put in for the megamillions.
of course we won’t win though. lol thats just our luck!
Post # 15
There are scratch tickets that have a guarantee to win. They cost about $20 and the promised win is only $1 or $2.
Post # 16
@kitkat2014: with the random scratch-off I’ve gotten a free ticket/money back, and I think one time I got like $15…