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$340 MILLION: Biggest Mega Millions lottery jackpot ever

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Posted: March 5, 2007, 12:01 pm - IP Logged

Flew back from NY Sunday and couldn't find a place that sold lottery tickets that morning What? Hopefully it won't hit on Tuesday and roll over so that I can take a little drive to Georgia so that I too an participate with the rest of you Smiley

Idon't know where in NY you were, but even in suburban areas you usually only need to walk a short distance to the first deli or gas station that's also a convenience store, and they pretty much all have the official NY lottery sign in one of the windows. In West Virginia it seems like most lottery retailers have the offical WV powerball sign out front where it's very easy to see. When I'm in Kentucky it seems like the only way to find a retailer is to walk inside and ask or look for the machine. It's almost as if some places don't want you to know they sell lottery tickets.

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    Greenwich, CT
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    Posted: March 5, 2007, 12:04 pm - IP Logged

    Really? Where in NY did you stay? I always comment when I go to CT to play powerball that there are so many more places to play lotto in NY than in CT. I live 10 minutes outside NYC and there are lotto retailers every 10 feet. Would you consider playing online? I don't even know how I feel about that, but it's just a thought.

    I agree.  New Yorkers love their lottery.  There are also many retailers in CT, it just helps to be a local so you know where they're at.

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      Stone Mountain, GA
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      Posted: March 5, 2007, 1:23 pm - IP Logged

      "Mega Millions jackpot soars to $355 million for Tuesday's (3/6) drawing"

      From the GA website today.

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        Posted: March 5, 2007, 1:57 pm - IP Logged

        I snuck off to Georgia Saturday afternoon and bought a couple hundred tickets.  We put 100 in an 10 way group pick (evenly split, lawyer chosen) & I am selling some for a buck or 2 extra for gas. If no one hits, I will go Wed as the line should be shorter. GL all!!!!!

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          Windermere, FL/Franklin, TN
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          Posted: March 5, 2007, 3:07 pm - IP Logged

          I was in the financial district. I had to catch a shuttle at 9:00 AM Sunday morning and only had an opportunity to walk a short stretchSad Wavey Just hoping it rolls over so that I take a drive to Georgia for Friday's drawing.

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            Windermere, FL/Franklin, TN
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            Posted: March 5, 2007, 3:17 pm - IP Logged

            Really? Where in NY did you stay? I always comment when I go to CT to play powerball that there are so many more places to play lotto in NY than in CT. I live 10 minutes outside NYC and there are lotto retailers every 10 feet. Would you consider playing online? I don't even know how I feel about that, but it's just a thought.

            I am sure it's much easier/cheaper to play online but I am one of those that feels much better having the ticket in my possession, even a 400 mile round trip to Georgia (from Orlando area) won't seem that bad if the jackpot rolls over $400 million Smiley

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              Posted: March 5, 2007, 11:53 pm - IP Logged

               i have 2 numbers Brad: 

              i (800)-WHO-AREu? and

              1(800)-NO1-HOME.