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Can Someone Mail Me A Powerball Ticket?

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Posted: June 5, 2006, 1:16 am - IP Logged

Dear sir or madam: 

 

  Hi, I live in Illinois and since the Powerball jackpot is much larger, I prefer to buy the Powerball ticket. Thus, is it possible for someone to purchase and then mail out a Powerball ticket to me please? Here is how I would employ this strategy: I would send out three dollars in cash to you and you purchase and mail out one Powerball ticket to my address. The other two dollars you keep for the work you did. Is anyone interested? If yes, email me at my lottery post inbox.  

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    Posted: June 5, 2006, 1:18 am - IP Logged

    No, it is illegal.

     

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      Posted: June 5, 2006, 1:26 am - IP Logged

       Illinois' neighbors, Indiana, Missouri, and Kentucky are Powerball states.

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        Posted: June 6, 2006, 5:02 am - IP Logged

        Just use Prime Ticket Service instead.  You can buy Powerball, MegaMillions, NY Lotto, UK Lotto and EuroMillions at their site for a very reasonable price.

         http://www.betslips.com

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          Posted: June 8, 2006, 1:15 am - IP Logged

          Is it really illegal? I don't understand how it could be illegal?

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            Posted: June 8, 2006, 1:37 am - IP Logged

            I could send loosing tickets assuming it gets near the cap. Since the tickets have already lost it wouldn't be gambling anymore and thus legal to send.

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              Posted: June 8, 2006, 1:48 am - IP Logged

              Is it really illegal? I don't understand how it could be illegal?

              This has been discussed many times on Lottery Post.  Do a search and you will find more info than you ever wanted to know.  Federal law prohits the mailing of ANYTHING having to do with a lottery through the U.S. Mail.  UPS and FedEx also abide by this law. 

               

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                Posted: June 8, 2006, 2:15 am - IP Logged

                Dear sir or madam: 

                 

                  Hi, I live in Illinois and since the Powerball jackpot is much larger, I prefer to buy the Powerball ticket. Thus, is it possible for someone to purchase and then mail out a Powerball ticket to me please? Here is how I would employ this strategy: I would send out three dollars in cash to you and you purchase and mail out one Powerball ticket to my address. The other two dollars you keep for the work you did. Is anyone interested? If yes, email me at my lottery post inbox.  

                People in Illinois travel to adjacent states all the time to buy PowerBall tickets.  Chances are if you have any friends one of them is doing it and you could ask she/him do it for the extra $2 toward their gas.  I live in Ohio and when I travel to Indiana to pickup PB tickets for myself, I pickup a few extra ones for friends and neighbors at cost. 

                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
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                  Posted: June 8, 2006, 12:36 pm - IP Logged

                   Illinois' neighbors, Indiana, Missouri, and Kentucky are Powerball states.

                  You forgot Iowa and Wisconsin. Every state that borders Illinois is a Powerball state.

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                    Posted: June 9, 2006, 7:30 pm - IP Logged

                    Isn't it only illegal if the Authorities know about it ????

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                      Posted: June 9, 2006, 8:57 pm - IP Logged

                      Can someone mail me a WINNING powerball ticket  Banana

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                        Posted: June 9, 2006, 9:28 pm - IP Logged

                        Dear sir or madam: 

                         

                          Hi, I live in Illinois and since the Powerball jackpot is much larger, I prefer to buy the Powerball ticket. Thus, is it possible for someone to purchase and then mail out a Powerball ticket to me please? Here is how I would employ this strategy: I would send out three dollars in cash to you and you purchase and mail out one Powerball ticket to my address. The other two dollars you keep for the work you did. Is anyone interested? If yes, email me at my lottery post inbox.  

                        This is illegal. You cannot mail an unplayed ticket across state lines. It is a federal offense and you will go to jail if caught (don't ask how you get caught). The law does not prevent you from mailing a winning / already scratched ticket across state lines to the lottery payment center, however.

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                          Posted: June 9, 2006, 10:52 pm - IP Logged

                          Isn't it only illegal if the Authorities know about it ????

                          Same with murder.

                           

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                            Posted: June 9, 2006, 11:43 pm - IP Logged

                            I hand carry my father his tickets each week.  I buy them for two draws so that he is covered until I return.

                             

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                              Posted: June 10, 2006, 12:18 am - IP Logged

                              I am just asking if its illegal to mail tickets ,then why does ga sometimes have you mail you non-winning tickets for a second chance drawing ?

                              I do not intend to mail tickets anyway ,but just curious .