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Multi-state lottery jackpots offer multiple $100M+ chances

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THRUST's avatar - f35l

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Posted: April 13, 2010, 4:33 am - IP Logged

I get mine from places of convenience...I have no feelings one way or another toward the businesses. Plus it seems most jackpot winners get a ticket on a whim and not even think about winning...which is good.

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    Posted: April 13, 2010, 12:53 pm - IP Logged

    I get mine from places of convenience...I have no feelings one way or another toward the businesses. Plus it seems most jackpot winners get a ticket on a whim and not even think about winning...which is good.

    I'm with you...I don't buy from one place all the time.  I will however go out of my way NOT to buy tickets at some places...for instance a certain store in my town that the cashier has a bad habit of asking you to split the jackpot with him if you win.   Then won't hand over ticket unless you promise.....I grabbed my tickets of the counter the ONE time I bought from the place then said I will never come back.    I tend to buy my tickets on a whim though where ever I am......Liquor store, Gas Station, I have even bought tickets at the claims office once....That was cool as I saw someone come in to claim a Large Winning Scratcher ticket........Just depends on when the mood hits me and the opportunity arises....

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      Posted: April 13, 2010, 2:43 pm - IP Logged

      Is there any lottery retailer that doesn't also sell alcohol or tobacco type of products?  I can't think of one.

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        Posted: April 13, 2010, 4:04 pm - IP Logged

        It would be nice to win; I'd buy me an iPad with Wi-Fi +3G and a Rolex and a

        Nikon D70s Digital SLR whatever and shoot a home video of 'will it blend' Big Smile

        That money's gone fo ever

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          Posted: April 13, 2010, 4:47 pm - IP Logged

          I used to like to buy my tickets from women who had that insatiable look about them. Occasionally, I'd marry that type too (not a real good idea).

          Now I just like to buy from happy, friendly women who wink at me and smile and stuff.

          And maybe an insatiable looking one just once in a while.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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            Posted: April 13, 2010, 4:50 pm - IP Logged

            Cool  I already have a financial strategy.

            I know of some tangible assests that I would purchase.

            e.g. The local Rolls Royce dealer has 2 Drophead Coupes for about 84% of MSRP. Enjoyable and a tangible asset.

            I know of some short sale properties .... and some other relatively safe real estate investments .... and some other ideas that I have researched.

            Before you say that I will be broke because I like expensive cars .... remember the economy of scale .... and that I wouldn't have too many ..... I am 56 and know how to budget.

            I would purchase a nice home and a winter home .... nothing to extravagant .... a lot to pick from these days and many ways to research the cost of owning a home in various locatioins.

            .... and .... Tommy Bahama is very comfortable ! Cool

            Just waiting for the right 6 numbers ..............................

            Big Grin  Remember .... that a consumer already spreads the wealth !!!!! US Flag

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              Posted: April 13, 2010, 6:45 pm - IP Logged

              Is there any lottery retailer that doesn't also sell alcohol or tobacco type of products?  I can't think of one.

              There are some in my city: laundromats, fresh-water businesses, giftshops, and fast food shops.

               

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                Posted: April 13, 2010, 7:02 pm - IP Logged

                Is there any lottery retailer that doesn't also sell alcohol or tobacco type of products?  I can't think of one.

                You're better off at the retailers that sell liquor and cigarettes.

                The ladies working there are more likely to be insatiable.

                Not that it makes any difference to me.


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

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                  Posted: April 13, 2010, 9:00 pm - IP Logged

                  I get mine from places of convenience...I have no feelings one way or another toward the businesses. Plus it seems most jackpot winners get a ticket on a whim and not even think about winning...which is good.

                  I live in a non lottery state.  Therefore I have to drive about 20 minutes for my tickets.  I do not choose the closest store, I choose the independent one that deserves the "bonus" from the sale of the winning powerball ticket.  They are the nicest employees too, dirt poor and they could really use the cash.  It would bother me to no end to know some chain store manager profited from my win and lined his pockets with it

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                    Posted: April 14, 2010, 2:59 am - IP Logged

                    Since Mega Millions rollovered, I will go back to Extra Mile to purchase ticket again. At least, I won $2 - the mega number, 32. This time, I aim at the jackpot this time. Here I come MM jackpot, surrend to me or receive No Mercy!

                     

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                      Posted: April 14, 2010, 7:02 am - IP Logged

                      What is interesting is that in the last two drawings, MM sales have actually been below their average before cross-selling.

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                        Posted: April 14, 2010, 10:11 am - IP Logged

                        I noticed that too.  If you look at what Mega Million gives in cash in relation to the size of the pot posted  it's larger than PowerBall.  Example the previous drawing was 105 million was est. pot  and the cash value was 64 million so that is roughly 60 % of the purse. Now look at PowerBall they had 175 million and they were giving you 84 million that is roughly 48% of the purse.   So I don't understand why MegaMillions wasn't growing faster than PowerBall when the Odds are much better.

                        I do play PowerBall when the Pot gets high but before they started selling cross state, I would drive to Illinois to get a Mega Million ticket because of the Odds being better. That and it's not a computerized pick. I think personally they can make the winning PowerBall ticket come up where ever they want, and when they want with a comperterized system. Just my opinion, so don't go jumping down my throat. I' m entitled to my opnion.

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                          Posted: April 14, 2010, 11:48 am - IP Logged

                          Most lottery players only look at the advertised jackpot. The bigger jackpot will have their money. The same thing is happening to Supper Lotto in California. Its sale has been decreased dramatically after Mega Millions was added.

                           

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                            Posted: April 14, 2010, 12:23 pm - IP Logged

                            This Friday I'll have a chance to played PowerBall for the first time since its last matrix change.  When gas was cheaper I would drive to Indiana to get PB tickets when ever its jackpot got near $200M.  Now that Ohio will be cross selling PB also, I can buy PB and MM tickets at the same places locally.  I may even combine my MM and PB data files as I've noticed many times the games seem to share similar patterns of numbers selections.

                             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                               
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                              Posted: April 14, 2010, 12:43 pm - IP Logged

                              I live in a non lottery state.  Therefore I have to drive about 20 minutes for my tickets.  I do not choose the closest store, I choose the independent one that deserves the "bonus" from the sale of the winning powerball ticket.  They are the nicest employees too, dirt poor and they could really use the cash.  It would bother me to no end to know some chain store manager profited from my win and lined his pockets with it

                              Why? If you really cared about the people at the "poor" store...just give them some money after you win the jackpot. I'd don't have the time or money to find a "poor" store...but if I knew of someone who needed it in my daily life and I won...I would help them out then. 

                              Last night I got 1+1 with my quick pick...bought at a chain grocery store...I feel pretty good about that. Big Smile

                              Now it is time to win the PB Jackpot baby!

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