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Do you play the lottery?

Or do you think its a waste of money?

I play every week and the most i have won is £10

Lalou
3 weeks ago
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JLouM

I used to for a while, then stopped when so many games came out. Hardly ever won anything and at most £10. I do, however, play scratch cards if I have the money. Only ever £1 ones though. Get £2 back fairly often. Occasionally I have been lucky and won as much as £15. Only very occasionally though. Lose often too though but that’s the gamble.

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jam45

JLouM I agree with you. I brought the Team GB £1 scratchcard last week and today I scratched it off and won £2 on the bonus game!

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Pjran

I can count on one hand the number of times I have done the lottery. My friend does her lucky numbers twice a week. Obviously they’re not lucky numbers 😂

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Pinkspirit

I use to do it every Saturday and mostly when it was a roll down (had to be won), l never had any set numbers and would choose a lucky dip, l stopped doing it 3years ago as l decided that I'm not a lucky person, l won't be doing it ever again.

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jms19

I personally don’t play regularly but have always intended to as it would be less than a fiver to play Wednesday and Saturday, which i wouldn’t miss, but if i won it would be life changing

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LL81

I used to do it, but years ago when is was £1 . I never won anything. My dad does it regularly occasionally wins max £30.

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KAW18

I don't I buy scratch cards instead. The most I've won is £20. I find certain shops I buy from I don't often win but others I win often.

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chantelle1992t

I used too. Now i do postcode lottery instead and also itv win

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jam45

chantelle1992t POSTCODE LOTTERY????????? £12 per month direct debit!!!! put your money into a savings account instead and earn interests on it.

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chantelle1992t

jam45 i have an ISA too 🙂

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jam45

chantelle1992t Thank goodness!

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stevea808

I did the lottery for 29 years, gave up last year. £32 per month was too much.

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HEDGEHOGS

I used to be in a syndicate many years ago but we pulled the plug as never won a sausage.

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jdible

Played years ago but gave up as never won and the cost

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EmmaWright762

If the average amount I hyperthetically spent on the lottery each week were £10, I would be £23,920 in profit because I have never done it! That's a whopping £23,920 I have saved. I know when it started it was usually £1 people spent but look at how it has grown with extra lotteries each week and scratch cards. If I had played the lottery I most likely would have spent even more than this.

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martinlufc5637

I did it for a while and never won anything so I gave it up as a bad job

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stuartsmith544

I play both national lottery and euro millions, 4 lines each and costs me not 1 penny.

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Lalou

stuartsmith544 please share how 😊

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stuartsmith544

jam45 it's called search lotto . Basically you use a search engine and every 25 searches earns you 1 entry in either national lottery or euro millions entry.

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stuartsmith544

Lalou I use a website called searchlotto.co.uk/. Every 25 searches earns you a entry.

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jam45

stuartsmith544 Thanks for replying. I won't bother.

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Lalou

stuartsmith544 thank you 😊

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TracyStorrie

I used to play it when it first started up. £5 a week and in a year I won £10 so I stopped and put the money in a post office savings account which I used as an emergency fund

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jam45

TracyStorrie Very wise.

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hspexy

Waste of money, mainly as I don’t believe I’d ever win the jackpot. Money is earned

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Imnotcheap

There are far too many games now.

I was put off when I got asked my age when buying one when they first came out very embarrassed

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suevernon1968

Every now and then I will do a lucky dip. I tend to win more often on thunderball.

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StephMasters

Waste of money

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janphoenix51

Haven't done the National Lottery for years, our next door neighbour's daughter went out with Sheffield Lottery winners Ray & Barbara Wragg's son as did someone I grew up with..

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janphoenix51

Not long after The National Lottery started there was a freak incident where there was a lot of winners, my sister & brother in law were among them..

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Lalou

janphoenix51 wow i didnt know that there was a freak incident

I bet your sister and brother in law are super happy

Well done them 😊👏

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janphoenix51

Lalou ....They didn't win much , only a few hundred as there was something like 200 winners, like I said it was a freak incident, it wasn't long after the National Lottery started..

We also grew up with Barnsley winner Lesley Lerard who lived over our back garden in Sheffield when she was a teenager.

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sallylester1

I play it each week as they say you got to be in it to.win it 🤞

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jam45

sallylester1 Oh No. That money could be earning you interest instead.

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tumblespots

I don't play it any more after reading this article about how long it takes to claim since the lottery was taken over. They seem to be in a shambles! www.mirror.co.uk/money/lottery-scratchcard-winners-face-huge-32283220

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SueWard

It used to be good when it first started up and we viewed it as a Saturday night treat to see if we were the winners.I feel it all became too much with lots of different games and scratch cards so I don't take part anymore.

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