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Posted: July 7, 2005, 2:02 pm - IP Logged

I renewed my Massachusetts Season Tickets today for another year. I don't live in the state, it costs a few dollars extra, as they send them by UPS; they can't send them by US Mail. I wasn't sure if I should bother for another year, I haven't won anything over the last year, but you never know, if you are not in you can't win.

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    Posted: July 7, 2005, 3:26 pm - IP Logged
    Did you originally fill out the play slip in state or did someone do it for you?
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      Posted: July 7, 2005, 4:37 pm - IP Logged

      You can call the lottery and buy them from anywhere. You can play Megabucks, Cash Winfall, and Mass Cash. What game did you play?

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        Posted: July 8, 2005, 1:28 pm - IP Logged

        I play on of each. I called the lottery and and just asked to renew my numbers for another year. You can change your numbers, choose them yourself or do a quic-pic and the computer pick them for you. It's a toll free number, but they do charge to ship the tickets. For out of state tickets they can't use the post office.

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          Posted: July 8, 2005, 3:55 pm - IP Logged

          I play on of each. I called the lottery and and just asked to renew my numbers for another year. You can change your numbers, choose them yourself or do a quic-pic and the computer pick them for you. It's a toll free number, but they do charge to ship the tickets. For out of state tickets they can't use the post office.

          I called today and  asked about Mega-millions and was informed by a woman that she "Could not deal with out of state people"Mad 

          Anyone have any idea why? She didn't say anything after that just introduced me to the click of the telephone line.

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            Posted: July 8, 2005, 4:10 pm - IP Logged

            you might have to call back and give it another shot.or maybe it might be best to leave it alone.....

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              Posted: July 8, 2005, 4:17 pm - IP Logged

              Mega Millions tickets cannot be mailed across state line, which is why she can't deal with you.  Frankly, I'm surprised they can get away with selling regular Mass lottery tickets across state lines.  I don't think it's legal.

               

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                Posted: July 8, 2005, 4:21 pm - IP Logged

                Mega Millions tickets cannot be mailed across state line, which is why she can't deal with you.  Frankly, I'm surprised they can get away with selling regular Mass lottery tickets across state lines.  I don't think it's legal.

                Thanks for the heads up Todd! I appreciate that bit of information.

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                  Posted: July 8, 2005, 4:22 pm - IP Logged

                  the last thing they would need would be something similar to texas where the state lottery commission starts getting a bunch of charges and accusations.....


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                    Posted: July 8, 2005, 4:32 pm - IP Logged

                    I don't recommend Mega$uck$ because the jackpot is still annuity-only.


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                      Posted: July 9, 2005, 9:20 am - IP Logged

                      Are you sure you called the right state lottery? It's the Massachusetts lottery.

                      Check the information on the website  http://www.masslottery.com/SeasonTickets.htm

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                        Posted: July 9, 2005, 3:34 pm - IP Logged

                        Are you sure you called the right state lottery? It's the Massachusetts lottery.

                        Check the information on the website  http://www.masslottery.com/SeasonTickets.htm

                        Yes, I sure did, Todd in a previous message answered why they wouldn't for Mega Millions in my case.


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                          Posted: July 11, 2005, 11:30 am - IP Logged

                          One of the good things about the lottery in SC is that the money is earmarked for education, some say it is just another tax. But at the same time SC residents were playing accross the border in Georgia. So now the money is staying in the state. NC followed suit as its residents were crossing the border to SC to play. Georgia has done well with their lottery. If you are a B student in high school in Georgia. Your garanteed four years of college through lottery money.

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                            Posted: July 11, 2005, 4:27 pm - IP Logged

                            I spoke to some at Mass Lotto about this. They can sell their own tickets to anyone, anywhere, they cannot mail them because it's illegal so they UPS or Airborne etc..  them. LOL. Talk about following the letter of the law. I live in CT and I was a subscriber to the Mass Lotto for 2 years. Never won anything but the cool part is that said they will contact you if you win so in my opinion this one the better deals around. I like the fact that they will notify me. Cool. They cannot send Mega Millions anywhere nor can they sell to residents of other states because they do not own that lottery, they are only a participating state they have to follow the rules. The key to that is that if Mass starting selling to CT, CT would have reason to join Mega Millions. Powerball and MegaMillions are always trying to entice other states to join so they have to keep the lottery in the borders of the states that have joined. Any state lottery could technically sell their tickets to residents in any other states, the trick is how they deliver them the physical tickets. Mass has been doing this for years for no legal challenges that I am aware of? My guess is that most state lotteries will one day follow suit and do something similiar.

                             

                            Goldrush - I think that is awesome, four years college for Georgia students becuase of lotto, very nice.


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                              Posted: July 17, 2005, 2:05 pm - IP Logged

                              State lotteries are just like raffles that many charities hold. The only difference is that many more people play and the prizes are bigger. Yes, people can abuse lotteries and spend too much money on them, but that applies to everything else on the planet. It is better that people spend too much on lotteries, rather than cigarettes or alcohol. Lotteries will not give you lung cancer or liver disease. With lotteries, the local community benefits, not faceless corporations.