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How quickly do you check your tickets?

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How much time elapses before you check your tickets against winning #'s?

I check my tickets the instant the #'s are drawn. [ 34 ]  [50.00%]
I check them the next morning. [ 17 ]  [25.00%]
I check them before the next drawing. [ 8 ]  [11.76%]
I check them after a week. [ 1 ]  [1.47%]
I check them within a month. [ 2 ]  [2.94%]
I check them before they expire. [ 1 ]  [1.47%]
I check them after they expire. [ 1 ]  [1.47%]
I have at least 50 winners of which I know nothing [ 1 ]  [1.47%]
I send all of my unchecked tickets to Prob988. [ 1 ]  [1.47%]
I burn my tickets without looking at them. [ 2 ]  [2.94%]
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Posted: January 20, 2006, 10:36 pm - IP Logged

Some time ago, there was a 200+M Powerball winner in the store where I buy my tickets.  As an often disappointed lottery player, I avoided checking my ticket immediately in the hope that I would be the winner in question.

 Actually, I know something about the numbers I regularly play, and would have been aware of winning if I saw the winning numbers.  However, in this case, I happened to have a few quick picks that I avoided checking for a little while, so as to stretch out the fantasy that I was the guy.  I checked my tickets after the actual winner came foreward.

What about you?  Do you like to stretch the fantasy out - and get a little extra bang for your buck (in terms of excitement) or do you want to know immediately? 

 

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    Coastal Georgia
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    Posted: January 20, 2006, 11:07 pm - IP Logged

    That might be part of my problem--I check the tix asap.....

     

    I gotta know b-4 I go nite nite..........................

     

                                   

                  

     

     

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      texas
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      Posted: January 20, 2006, 11:10 pm - IP Logged

      asap

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        Posted: January 20, 2006, 11:22 pm - IP Logged

        I check them right after the drawing is posted on the internet.

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          Posted: January 20, 2006, 11:34 pm - IP Logged

          I have a program that I use to update and store all my lottery data.  When I add the latest drawing data, it only take a second to check the updated drawing file with the file I played.  When I update my drawing file which is usually as soon as the the winning numbers are posted on a website,I check my playing file.  I recheck and highlite the numbers on my tickets to make sure I made them out correctly when I'm ready to cash them in for the next drawing.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
                       Evil Looking       

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            Posted: January 21, 2006, 12:32 am - IP Logged

            Well I use to check my tickets after the drawings but, it doesn't matter to me anymore...

            I know the #'s I played. I play mainly online only... unless I get a QP from the store for Pick 3 or 4...

            PB and other lotto games usuallly by the next day I have checked them...No need to rush..if you have the ticket and it's the winning #'s it not going to change over night or instantly after the drawing.

            I draw it out and feel better when I do. Last month I got a QP for pick 3 and 4 here in CT and hit my first box win on a pick 4.

            I didn't even know I had a winner till 2 days later...It felt great!! If I had known the day of the drawing the money would have been spent quicker...

            The only time I jump to check the winning #'s is usually when the PB is over 100 million..only because since it drawn on a Saturday and Wed...if I was to hit on a Saturday I want to know so I can prepare for Monday morning on collecting my winnings.

            Good luck to everyone!!!

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              Posted: January 21, 2006, 12:39 am - IP Logged

              I check PB the next day. after it was determined if a winning ticket was played or what amount it rolled to. After checking (and discarding ) the ticket, I update the excel sheet(s)

               

              Playing more than one ticket per game is betting against yourself.

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                Posted: January 21, 2006, 4:34 am - IP Logged

                i check mine a few minutes after the drawing.when i'm at work i call the lottery number in tennessee to get results.imagine my pleasure when i won the cash 4 twice in one week last may.nothing sweeter than hearing all your numbers being called out.5 grand won that week.i thought to myself gee this is so easy.....haven't won since.lol

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                  Posted: January 21, 2006, 9:50 am - IP Logged

                  Like Mike I check mine a few minutes after the drawing.  I go to the Powerball website and get the numbers.  Then the next day I get a print out from a lottery terminal.  Only after that do I have the clerk run my tickets through the machine.

                  Jim 


                  Money frees you from doing things you dislike.  Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.  - Groucho Marx


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                    Posted: January 21, 2006, 11:50 am - IP Logged

                    I usually check my tickets as soon as the winning numbers come out. That's why I vote right away in terms of my own picks. The next day, I'll check the lottery results.

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                      Posted: January 21, 2006, 6:41 pm - IP Logged

                      I  usually wait until the next day when I go to the local 7-11 and get a printout.  For some reason, I love to see those printed numbers in hand. 

                      Sometimes, I check my numbers on the INTERNET, if I don't leave the house on Sundays.  During the weekday, however, I wait until I get off work, stop by the local 7-11, and tremble in fear!

                      Finally, my daily mumblings when I hit the floor are: do I have to get up and go to that job I hate!

                      See Ya!-- Bye, bye!  When you win, may you glow as brightly as theSun Smiley

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                        Posted: January 22, 2006, 9:59 pm - IP Logged

                        If I'm up I check them win they draw-if not I check them the next morning

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                          Posted: January 23, 2006, 2:49 am - IP Logged

                          I just watched a Fantasy 5 ticket expire in Naples not far from me.  It was only $34,000 but that would have been nice "pocket change" What a waste. This is something I'll never get used to.  Why buy if you're not going to check?  So this never happens to me, I check whatever numbers I've played before I go to bed.  In case I'm sleepy and make a mistake, I check them again the next day. Sometimes I cast a spell on my laptop, light candles, chant and dance around it and then look the numbers up one more time!  Still doesn't change anything. 


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                            Posted: January 25, 2006, 5:37 pm - IP Logged

                            Sometimes, I don't buy CA SLP and MM tickets especially when their jackpots aren't in my range system. However, I do check the lottery results the next day and write down the winning numbers on the draw.

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                              Posted: January 30, 2006, 10:14 am - IP Logged

                              I just watched a Fantasy 5 ticket expire in Naples not far from me.  It was only $34,000 but that would have been nice "pocket change" What a waste. This is something I'll never get used to.  Why buy if you're not going to check?  So this never happens to me, I check whatever numbers I've played before I go to bed.  In case I'm sleepy and make a mistake, I check them again the next day. Sometimes I cast a spell on my laptop, light candles, chant and dance around it and then look the numbers up one more time!  Still doesn't change anything. 

                              Too funny. Keep the chants coming.