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if you could play any state lottery......

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Posted: December 1, 2004, 5:52 pm - IP Logged

if you could play any state lottery what would state would you play?

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    Posted: December 2, 2004, 4:40 am - IP Logged

    If you can play any state's lottery, why would you play only 1 of them?

    I would play several or even all of them, but not at the same time, that is some or a few at the same time sometimes, but not all of them at the same time.

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      Posted: December 2, 2004, 5:28 am - IP Logged

      LottoMike, I really like the way that Tn post the amounts that it pays out. I wish that Illinois would do the same thing. I look at "yesterdays winners" quite a bit...........I admit it, I am trying to see who is hot and sorta trail them (Lucky I have my eye on you). Anyways, Illinois seems to be lagging in the payoff department. I would love to know how much this state collects and then pays out. The machines are shut down about twenty minutes prior to the actual draw. That gives them enough time to decide which numbers will pay off the least amount. Maybe I am just paranoid but I really do think that the lottery up here is one of the most corrupt of the lotteries.

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        Posted: December 2, 2004, 10:01 am - IP Logged

          I would play California because of Super Lotto Plus.

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          Posted: December 2, 2004, 10:09 am - IP Logged

          I agree with Lantern - I would like to be able to play jackpot games from lots of states.  Currently I play Mega Millions, Powerball, Maryland Lotto (I live in Maryland), and sometimes Flordia (when I travel there I buy an advance draw ticket for the maximum amount of draws).

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            Posted: December 2, 2004, 10:20 am - IP Logged
            Quote: Originally posted by GoArmy on December 2, 2004


            LottoMike, I really like the way that Tn post the amounts that it pays out. I wish that Illinois would do the same thing. I look at "yesterdays winners" quite a bit...........I admit it, I am trying to see who is hot and sorta trail them (Lucky I have my eye on you). Anyways, Illinois seems to be lagging in the payoff department. I would love to know how much this state collects and then pays out. The machines are shut down about twenty minutes prior to the actual draw. That gives them enough time to decide which numbers will pay off the least amount. Maybe I am just paranoid but I really do think that the lottery up here is one of the most corrupt of the lotteries.



            GoArmy,

            If a state was going to "fix" a drawing, it wouldn't take 20 minutes.  Their computer could figure out that answer in a millisecond.

            The states build in a "buffer" between the time that ticket sales stop and when the drawing occurs, mostly because they are trying to avoid any problems that could occur just before the draw, and because they don't want any confusion about which draw you've bought tickets for.

            Every state has their own cutoff time, some more and some less.  In my home state of NJ, the cutoff time is about 3 minutes before the draw.  When the cutoff happens the lottery machine makes a beeping sound - I've heard it a few times.  Just this week I bought my tickets, and then one second later the machine beeped - I just made it.  Too bad my tickets lost, it would have made a good story.

             

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              Posted: December 2, 2004, 10:36 am - IP Logged

              the cut off time for cash 3 in tennessee is 10 minutes before the draw......

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                Posted: December 2, 2004, 11:42 am - IP Logged

                I also have to disagree with GoArmy.  My friend was a stagehand for WGN for years and worked the lottery drawings.  The machines are picked at random, the ball sets are picked at random, the balls are weighed, the machines are tested many times and all of this is done by an independent accounting firm.  The process starts a couple hours before the numbers are drawn.

                To say that the IL lottery drawings are corrupt is patently false.

                But if they go to computer generated numbers, I see lots of potential for "rigging".

                Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).



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                  Posted: December 2, 2004, 2:22 pm - IP Logged

                  mrmst:

                  If you hit Florida Lotto, you have 60 days from the DRAWING to collect in lump sum. A potential problem with the snowbirds, and those who vacation there.

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                    Posted: December 2, 2004, 3:25 pm - IP Logged

                    CASH Only - no problem at all - If I win a jackpot in Florida it won't take me too long to go collect - no blizzard lasts that long!!!!!

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                      Posted: December 2, 2004, 3:59 pm - IP Logged

                      i would probably play in either ohio or texas. both have potental for huge in-state jackpots, as well as mega millions, and thee aren't far from a powerball state either.

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                        Posted: December 3, 2004, 12:24 am - IP Logged
                        Quote: Originally posted by LOTTOMIKE on December 1, 2004


                        if you could play any state lottery what would state would you play?



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                          Posted: December 3, 2004, 1:01 am - IP Logged

                          I want to play in any state that uses the ball machines.........I already play in about 5 different states anyway. The only one that I don't play in that would probably be nice is Ohio.

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                            Posted: December 3, 2004, 1:04 am - IP Logged

                            thats pretty hilarious....bob who in the world lives in that autohouse??

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                              Posted: December 3, 2004, 3:23 am - IP Logged

                              i used to live in w.v. i liked their lotteries. i would play virginia's lottery. maybe california's. we need a big winner from w.v. ,who isn't like jack  whittaker. so  everyone doesn't think all west virginians are like that. tennessee needs to get a state lottery,other than lotto 5,which is okay. but something with larger jackpots.