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Florida Lotto fever peaks with tonight's $64 million drawing

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justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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Posted: April 15, 2006, 11:56 pm - IP Logged

I was thinking of that once, RJOh, but Florida is a very long state and the GA border is approx 375 miles from my town according to mapquest (750 roundtrip) Today the gas station up the road had regular for $3.05. So unless you drive a hybrid that gets 50mpg, that's $80 or more just for gasoline. I can't see spending that to travel to buy tickets for a game with such high odds, but that's just my personal opinion. If I had that kind of money to blow, I'd get 80 more Florida lottery tickets.  Maybe there are some die-hard players who would spend the money and drive 12 hours to buy lottery tickets. As you said, people used to fly here to get them. 

    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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    Posted: April 16, 2006, 7:31 pm - IP Logged

    justxploring,

    You have a point, regular is $2.65 in my area and that was too much for me to make the 200 mi. trip to Indiana to cash my PB ticket from Feb 18 when the jackpot was $225M.  I might had made the trip if MM hadn't been so close.  I'm thinking I may never cash in that ticket now.

    Since Florida lottery rolled, it probably not even something to consider now.  Good luck to you.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      dvdiva's avatar - 8ball

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      Posted: April 17, 2006, 1:36 am - IP Logged

      The cost of airfare is also rising thanks to rising gas prices. At a certain point $2 a ticket from an online broker looks good if you don't live near the place.


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        Posted: April 17, 2006, 1:13 pm - IP Logged

        I wonder if the Florida Lotto payout is still 50% of sales. It will be 60% in the near future. Florida still needs to join Powerball after Jeb Bush leaves office.