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How far would you go to buy tickets?

Topic closed. 10 replies. Last post 12 years ago by camden2004.

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How far would you go to buy lotto tickets? or scratch offs?

No more than my local store [ 12 ]  [48.00%]
About 100 Miles [ 4 ]  [16.00%]
Just across the border to the next state [ 5 ]  [20.00%]
About 3 states (long trip) [ 1 ]  [4.00%]
Heck, I would fly somewhere [ 3 ]  [12.00%]
Total Valid Votes [ 25 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 1 ]  
camden2004's avatar - yocco
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Posted: March 15, 2005, 1:32 am - IP Logged

I took a family vacation trip and just picked up a few tickets up there and I notice that I win more out of state than at my home state.

So one day I decided to take a trip there again just to buy tickets.

Im from Minnesota and the trip I took was in South Carolina

I know thats WAY far out but I won $2,500 so I had to drive back there to claim my money.

If I would have won $100 and under I would have saved the ticket for the next trip.

One day it might come true.

    four4me's avatar - gate1
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    Posted: March 15, 2005, 9:34 am - IP Logged

    You didn't have to drive back there you could have done it through he mail.

      camden2004's avatar - yocco
      Minneapolis, Minnesota
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      Posted: March 15, 2005, 11:47 am - IP Logged
      Quote: Originally posted by four4me on March 15, 2005


      You didn't have to drive back there you could have done it through he mail.



      LOL, I was just told that a couple of days ago :)

      Thanks though

      One day it might come true.

        weshar75's avatar - Lottery-042.jpg
        Mcminnville, Oregon
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        Posted: March 15, 2005, 12:17 pm - IP Logged

        I would only travel to next state if the jackpot was a record for mega millions other wise I would continue to buy local.

          Litebets27's avatar - power
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          Posted: March 15, 2005, 12:32 pm - IP Logged

          I take a trip to Delaware when the Powerball jackpot is over 100,000,00. Therefore, I haven't been there lately

            Blackie's avatar - Norfolk 20Sunrise%20Nov%2016.jpg
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            Posted: March 15, 2005, 12:50 pm - IP Logged

             I would only go to the local lottery retailer. I know alot of people in different states so if it came down to it , I would ask them to purchace a ticket or two. Good to know people in other states.  

             

             Good Luck,

            Blackie.                           

              Litebets27's avatar - power
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              Posted: March 15, 2005, 1:29 pm - IP Logged
              Quote: Originally posted by Litebets27 on March 15, 2005


              I take a trip to Delaware when the Powerball jackpot is over 100,000,00. Therefore, I haven't been there lately



              I meant 100,000,000.00

              litebets

                ineed9million's avatar - scene sunovermountains.jpg
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                Posted: March 15, 2005, 2:24 pm - IP Logged

                I live in PA..sometimes its tempting to want to drive to new jersey to buy a megamillions ticket...but i haven't done so yet...

                  RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                  Posted: March 15, 2005, 3:02 pm - IP Logged

                  I have driven 110 miles to the Indiana boarder to pick up PowerBall tickets when the jackpot was $100M+.  I alway justified the trip by cashing in $10-$15 worth of tickets from the last time I played but the jackpot has not gotten that high for a while and when it does, the tickets I have now may be too old to cash in, so I may have made my last trip.  Beside MegaMillion, sold locally, is satisfying my need to play.  I concluded I won money when I played PB because I bought more tickets to make it worth the trip.

                  RJOh

                   * 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: March 15, 2005, 3:37 pm - IP Logged

                    Oregon is a 120 mile one way trip so it would have to be a large jackpot before I'd go. Or I would have to do some major shopping since there's no sales tax in Oregon.

                      camden2004's avatar - yocco
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                      Posted: March 15, 2005, 3:45 pm - IP Logged
                      Quote: Originally posted by dvdiva on March 15, 2005


                      Oregon is a 120 mile one way trip so it would have to be a large jackpot before I'd go. Or I would have to do some major shopping since there's no sales tax in Oregon.


                      I should go to Oregon

                      One day it might come true.