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Where do you buy your tickets?

I stay loyal to one store. [ 7 ]  [28.00%]
I buy from whichever store I'm close to. [ 14 ]  [56.00%]
The same store is the one that's close to me. [ 4 ]  [16.00%]
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Posted: February 7, 2005, 12:10 am - IP Logged

Do you buy your tickets from the same store, or do you buy your tickets from whichever store you are close to at the moment?

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    Posted: February 7, 2005, 12:18 am - IP Logged

    I always go to the same place unless I'm too far away to get my tickets in time. The guys at the store even let me print my own tickets when I dont want to fill out play slips. Their machine went down a month ago and I felt like I couldn't trust the new place.

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      Posted: February 7, 2005, 12:49 am - IP Logged

      not always the same place.  i mix it up only because i might be in a different location when i am ready.

      two things i do though  everytime;

      (1)  i always play as far away from my home as possible for obvious reasons.

      (2)  i always target stores that could use the notoriety/money.  not big name retailers who stiff the employee's when they win.

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        Posted: February 7, 2005, 10:23 am - IP Logged

        There are several stores that I buy my tickets from. I may even cash my winnings at a different store than where I brought it from. I was told by one store owner that she doesn't get her cut from my winning ticket when I do that, but I also don't get her telling everyone that walks into her store that I won and how much I won either.  LOL

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          Litebets27:

          I thought regardless of where you cash a "winning" ticket at, the number on that particular ticket, shows where that ticket was bought. Therefore, the State Lottery would send that store the money once the store submitted the ticket to them for payment. At least thats what we were told when we were talking to Va. State Lottery in regards to installing VA. State Lottery in our store.

          If you have ever noticed when you cash in a winning ticket, the store prints out a receipt and staples it to the winning ticket. That goes to the State Lottery.

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            Posted: February 7, 2005, 11:16 am - IP Logged

            Hi Chief,

            You are right. Those numbers do indicate where the ticket was purchased from and the store gets it's 1% cut or so. But I think this owner just likes to let everyone know when someone wins and how much they've won. I have won several times in her store but I'll cash it somewhere else. One day she was telling me about one of her customers who had just won 100,000.00 on some hit she had. She was even telling me where she lived. I don't really think all of that was any of my business. I mean, think of the safety factur there.

            litebets27

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              Posted: February 7, 2005, 11:32 am - IP Logged
              Quote: Originally posted by Litebets27 on February 7, 2005



              Hi Chief,

              You are right. Those numbers do indicate where the ticket was purchased from and the store gets it's 1% cut or so. But I think this owner just likes to let everyone know when someone wins and how much they've won. I have won several times in her store but I'll cash it somewhere else. One day she was telling me about one of her customers who had just won 100,000.00 on some hit she had. She was even telling me where she lived. I don't really think all of that was any of my business. I mean, think of the safety factur there.

              litebets27





              Litebets:

              You are absolutely right. she should keep her mouth shut... If the truth is known, she could get in serious trouble if something bad were to happen regarding her "loose" mouth. There's ways of putting out the word, but being descreet about it.

              I'm sure she is telling everyone that to get more people to "buy" tickets. Therefore, increasing her chances of selling more winning tickets and win more $.

              I'm trying my best to determine which numbers are going to "hit" for Tuesday's MM Drawing now. Right now I'm down to 15-possible regular numbers, with 8-probable MB Numbers.

              Chief

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                Posted: February 7, 2005, 11:44 am - IP Logged

                Good luck Chief, I'm about to work on that now. I usually buy my MM tickets at her store because I usually get a winning ticket from  random picks there, usually small wins, but wins nevertheless.

                lol to all.

                litebets27

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                  Posted: February 7, 2005, 5:19 pm - IP Logged

                  I usually play my own numbers so I buy them at the same store.....

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                    Posted: February 7, 2005, 5:27 pm - IP Logged

                    I like to buy my tickets out of town if I can.  I will even play my favorite numbers for up to 15 draws. That way, if I should be lucky enough to hit 1st or 2nd place, I have some breathing room before I claim the prize.  However, I have 3 lotto stations within 3 blocks of where I live that I visit to shore up my favorite numbers with quick picks.

                    I play to dream and dream of winning a major jackpot!

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                      Posted: February 7, 2005, 6:56 pm - IP Logged

                      I buy my tickets at several stores.

                      I got four stores which sells lottery tickets in the close vicinity.

                      One of the reasons is the same as Litebets27. If I win I want to stay as anonymous as possible.

                      In Norway winners has the option of being anonymous, but it would be possible for my nearest lotto station to identify me if I won a larger prize.

                      So I prefer to buy the tickets in a nation wide newsagent chain which got two stores in my town.

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                        Posted: February 8, 2005, 8:01 am - IP Logged

                         I buy at a couple of different places all of the time but when I win a sizable amount...I go to the jewel/dominicks (grocerie chain) customer service desk because they always have enough money on hand to pay me in full....and "they" keep their mouths shut.

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                          Posted: February 9, 2005, 7:36 pm - IP Logged

                          I try not to buy tickets from major stores...like major grocery stores.  I try to buy them from local places.  There's this one convenient store owned by the father of a girl I graduated with.  I'd like to win from buying a ticket there because that means we both won :-)

                          Plus it's across town from me.  But I also try to buy in other cities if I'm out. 

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                            Posted: February 10, 2005, 2:56 am - IP Logged

                            I like to vary where I get my tickets whenever possible.

                            It's somewhat disturbing to me that where I live many of the new lottery terminals only sell quick-picks ...for that reason I try and keep track of those retailers that still have card reading machines for playing my own number selections.

                            Card reading lottery terminals seem to be getting more difficult to find.  No more than half of the places I get tickets still allow me to choose my-pick number sets. The rest have become quick-pick only sellers.

                            ... the lottery never fails to surprise!
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                              Posted: February 10, 2005, 6:55 am - IP Logged

                              With few exceptions, I buy my tickets at the same liquor store all the time.  They know me there and are well versed in how to run the machine.  Sometimes when you go into grocery stores or other places that don't sell a lot of tickets the clerk is not very experienced.  I buy large quantities of tickets for work pools and it is important to have someone who knows what they are doing.  For instance, if I ask for 100 Mega Millions quick picks, I want 20 quantity $5 tickets, not 100 separate tickets since I have to scan them in and distribute to members of the pool.

                              I also like the idea that if we should win big, that a small local business benefits from the win also.

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