(Closed) SPINOFF: Have you ever won anything from the lottery?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Have you ever won the lottery? Do you know someone who has?
    I've won the lottery. : (7 votes)
    10 %
    I know someone who has. : (12 votes)
    17 %
    I regularly purchase lottery tickets. : (7 votes)
    10 %
    I only buy one when there's a big jackpot. : (22 votes)
    32 %
    I never buy lottery tickets. : (21 votes)
    30 %
  • Post # 3
    3765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I’ve gotten my money back a few times, but nothing more than a couple of bucks.

    Post # 5
    2831 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    My Grandma won around 30K years ago. This was after years and years and thousands of dollars spent on it.

    Post # 7
    1311 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
    2710 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2007

    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
    1092 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    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
    815 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I have purchased one lotto ticket in my life on my 18th birthday and I think I won a whole $5.00

    Post # 11
    563 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    The most I’ve ever won is $20, but I know a couple people who have won a million.

    Post # 12
    1003 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I won $500 in the lottery when I was in college.  To a college kid, that is like winning a million!

    Post # 13
    645 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    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. Darling Husband won $500 on a scratch off about 5 months ago, THAT was pretty exciting, lol.

    Post # 14
    6530 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @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
    10589 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    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
    2550 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @kitkat2014:  with the random scratch-off I’ve gotten a free ticket/money back, and I think one time I got like $15… 

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