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Posted: June 1, 2005, 2:39 pm - IP Logged

This is just for fun. Imagine that you were going to move to another state and the only consideration would be that state's lottery? What state would you move to or would you stay where you are? Me personally, I would stay right here in GA. Reasons: 2 Cash 3 drawings, 2 Cash 4 drawings, pick 5/39 game with rolling jackpot, regular no frills pick 6/49 game. And all the games are drawn with balls, not a computer. The only thing I don't like about GA's lottery is Mega Millions. I like Powerball better. My next pick would probably be New Jersey but they have basically the same games as GA. Or maybe I could move somewhere around the GA/SC or GA/TN border since those bordering states have powerball. -Bonnie

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    Compare the 4 out of 5 payouts of GA's Fantasy 5 and NJ's Jersey Cash 5. It isn't as similar as you might think.

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      That is the one thing that has always irritated me about GA's Fantasy 5. I have gotten 4/5 a few times and the most I have gotten for it is $112. That is kind of icky to me. NJ also has those wheel bets for cash 3 which I think might be interesting to try. However the prize payouts are not as good as GA for straits.  If I were going to move to another state just for the lottery, it would probably be NJ. But NJ is also a Mega Millions state. I think I'll stick with GA. -Bonnie

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        Bonnie,

         

        I would pick any State that was totally TAX-FREE ..... regardless of what games they offered.  By the way, does Bermuda or the Bahamas have lottery?  HEHEHE!!

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          Bonnie,

           

          I would pick any State that was totally TAX-FREE ..... regardless of what games they offered.  By the way, does Bermuda or the Bahamas have lottery?  HEHEHE!!

          Good Luck,

          Atomic Dog



          Too bad Alaska doesn't have a lottery. Not only do they not have state tax, but once you have lived there for a certain amount of time you actually get paid from their pipeline dividends. -Bonnie

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            Posted: June 1, 2005, 3:11 pm - IP Logged

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              I'd stay here in Texas, since their's no state lottery tax.

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                Assuming that you win or just to play the games? If it's to win then I'd stay put being a Megamillions tax free state then after winning I'd have to think about it. Otherwise I'd move for a much better job not the lottery.

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                  Hmmm....I hadn't though about winning vs playing. I guess I am talking about playing. I like the playing the GA games. It may be that the GA games are what I am used to and if I moved somewhere else I might like their games just as well once I got used to them. -Bonnie

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                    I don't mind the taxes.......a win is a win and more than what I started with.....

                    I would move anywhere that is warm year round........like real warm.....I think the Bahamas would be nice except for the hurricanes so that leaves that out......maybe Southern California or Phoenix (where my mom lives) or Santa Fe, New Mexico (because of the artist environment)............

                    Now you said.....priority of the state lottery....that would have to be Arizona or New Mexico.................

                    I just got back from New York City................and never, ever would I live there.....they are rude people......I picture myself trying to buy a lottery ticket and being shoved around in a line of people waiting.  I know not all people are rude there but it sure seemed like it to me.  Hurry, hurry, hurry or get stomped on or run over by a car....

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                      That is the one thing that has always irritated me about GA's Fantasy 5. I have gotten 4/5 a few times and the most I have gotten for it is $112. That is kind of icky to me. NJ also has those wheel bets for cash 3 which I think might be interesting to try. However the prize payouts are not as good as GA for straits.  If I were going to move to another state just for the lottery, it would probably be NJ. But NJ is also a Mega Millions state. I think I'll stick with GA. -Bonnie



                      The wheel bet is just like a combo, which is available in GA as well.

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                        I wouldn't make a life time move based upon what kind of lotto games that a state had.  Chances are you would never hit any of them anyway.

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

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                          anywhere where it's cold.  and has cash 3

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                            I wouldn't make a life time move based upon what kind of lotto games that a state had.  Chances are you would never hit any of them anyway.



                            Oh don't worry, neither would I. But like I said this is just for fun. Actually my hubby and I hope to move to Alaska eventually and they don't have a lottery at all. I suppose I could hop the ferry every once in a while and play in Washington state. But I'm sure that it would be rare. Also, I picked NJ as my second pick to GA but quite honestly I don't think I could see myself living there. It is way too crowded and too fast paced. -Bonnie

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                              Posted: June 1, 2005, 11:44 pm - IP Logged

                              I'd live in a van down by the river...

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