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How long do you keep old (non winning), lottery tickets?

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Posted: March 2, 2010, 1:06 am - IP Logged

I usually hold my lottery tickets for 6 years (yes, I'm one of those people who write them off on my taxes.  I'm wondering how long the majority of LP people hold on to old tickets.  If they use those old tickets as a way to figure out what's coming next, etc.

I've also started some research on old FANTASY 5 QP's from 2007.  If you've got one form GA, please post it!

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    Posted: March 2, 2010, 4:20 am - IP Logged

    I throw them away as soon as I confirm that they're losers.

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      Posted: March 2, 2010, 12:18 pm - IP Logged

      I keep them  for 7 years with my taxes..after 7 years everything goes right in the firepit. if i can't claim them that year than i throw them in the firepit faster. maybe i should cut out the middle man and just throw my money in the firepit.  (just kidding).

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        I keep them  for 7 years with my taxes..after 7 years everything goes right in the firepit. if i can't claim them that year than i throw them in the firepit faster. maybe i should cut out the middle man and just throw my money in the firepit.  (just kidding).

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          Posted: March 2, 2010, 2:15 pm - IP Logged

          Either of you got a QP from the beginning of March 2007 or 2008?

          I've got one from March 3, 2007.  The numbers on the ticket are listed below: I'll pay these for the next 2 weeks to see which numbers fall.  I did this for February and just about got a free ticket or a couple of dollars every day. 

          7 10 27 32 39

          5 19 33 34 38

          14 26 33 35 57

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            Posted: March 2, 2010, 5:20 pm - IP Logged

            I usually don't keep them very long.....Of course I have be known to find old tickets I've used as bookmarks from many years ago!  I have a few old "The Big Game" tickets and Florida Lotto tickets from the Early 90's....

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              Posted: March 2, 2010, 9:58 pm - IP Logged

              I usually hold my lottery tickets for 6 years (yes, I'm one of those people who write them off on my taxes.  I'm wondering how long the majority of LP people hold on to old tickets.  If they use those old tickets as a way to figure out what's coming next, etc.

              I've also started some research on old FANTASY 5 QP's from 2007.  If you've got one form GA, please post it!

              losing tickets are kept for an exhaustive 3 seconds,  just long enough to see that 3 numbers didn't match.

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                Posted: March 2, 2010, 10:02 pm - IP Logged

                I throw them away as soon as I confirm that they're losers.

                I do the same thing however, I cannot speak for my Dad--I know he's kept his losing tickets for years!!Wink

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                  Posted: March 2, 2010, 10:05 pm - IP Logged

                  If they're not winners I toss them. I don't have anything to itemize on my taxes so no sense saving the tickets.

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                    Posted: March 4, 2010, 9:32 am - IP Logged

                    I usually hold my lottery tickets for 6 years (yes, I'm one of those people who write them off on my taxes.  I'm wondering how long the majority of LP people hold on to old tickets.  If they use those old tickets as a way to figure out what's coming next, etc.

                    I've also started some research on old FANTASY 5 QP's from 2007.  If you've got one form GA, please post it!

                    Well I have  a ticket I am going to hold on to that forever, because I am going  to keep replaying it. I bought this ticket in the florida powerball and all the digits came out in the florida lottery instead. WOW!

                    here were the numbers, 08, 23, 24, 32, 33 the pb 24 back in July 09


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                      Posted: March 4, 2010, 10:16 am - IP Logged

                      I used to rent a small wharehouse to keep all those tickets, but recently had to throw all of it out due to the high cost of renting that place. He raised the rent so I had give up keeping the bags of tickets. I had 538 industrial sized garbage bags.

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                        Posted: March 4, 2010, 9:19 pm - IP Logged

                        Til the cows come home.

                        And I don't have any cows so I think it's gonna be a while.


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

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