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where do you purchase lottery tickets

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where do you purchase your lottery tickets?

convenience store(gas station) [ 35 ]  [57.38%]
grocery store [ 4 ]  [6.56%]
liquor store [ 6 ]  [9.84%]
tobacco store [ 1 ]  [1.64%]
restaurant or food place [ 1 ]  [1.64%]
through the mail [ 1 ]  [1.64%]
online [ 9 ]  [14.75%]
other [ 4 ]  [6.56%]
Total Valid Votes [ 61 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 6 ]  
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where do you purchase your lottery tickets?

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    Posted: July 16, 2006, 9:39 am - IP Logged

    Always at the liquor store by my house because I like the people that own and run it and would like to see them get the bonus for selling it.

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      Posted: July 16, 2006, 12:33 pm - IP Logged

      I usually buy mine at the convenience store near my house or sometime at the grocery store.

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        Posted: July 16, 2006, 1:44 pm - IP Logged

        Always at the liquor store by my house because I like the people that own and run it and would like to see them get the bonus for selling it.

        I buy all of mine at a mom and pop convenience store for the same reasons.

        Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).


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          Posted: July 16, 2006, 1:58 pm - IP Logged

          I voted convenience store, but also buy them at grocery stores, too - and I should know better, but...

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          I get the emails of the winners for Little Lotto every night ( Illinois) and it's rare that the winning ticket is bought at a grocery store, happens, but usually it's a convenience store or a liquor store - and of the convenience store winners, it seems an awful lot of them are bought at a White Hen Pantry.

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            Posted: July 16, 2006, 1:59 pm - IP Logged

            Always at the liquor store by my house because I like the people that own and run it and would like to see them get the bonus for selling it.

            I buy all of mine at a mom and pop convenience store for the same reasons.

            same here - tiny  family owned store.

            love to nibble those micey feet.

             

                                         

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              Posted: July 16, 2006, 2:20 pm - IP Logged

              Always at the liquor store by my house because I like the people that own and run it and would like to see them get the bonus for selling it.

              I buy all of mine at a mom and pop convenience store for the same reasons.

              same here - tiny  family owned store.

              A friend of mine buys his tickets from a machine at a supermarket chain. Never could understand that.

              Another point to consider where to play your lottery...go with the guy who pays you. How many times have you gone back to the place that sold you the ticket, but they don't have the money to pay you for the win? My convenience store will go into the regular cash register and pay out in five dollar bills if they have to, but you get paid.

              The owner of a similar convenience store I used to go to would keep a stash of cash in the trunk of his car just for lottery payouts.

              Those are real lottery agents.

              Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).


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                Posted: July 16, 2006, 2:39 pm - IP Logged

                I play my lottery tickets at a grocery store 99% of the time because it is conveniently located near an ATM. UMMMMM!

                 

                 

                 

                Winning is Funtastic!

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                  Posted: July 16, 2006, 3:02 pm - IP Logged

                  QUIK-TRIP!!!  To be precise  the quik-trip @4705 s. elm in broken arrow , oklahoma .....the one that sold the last jackpot winner that is still unclaimed..I look for the winner TBA  this week by the way.Naughty

                   Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!

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                    Posted: July 16, 2006, 3:08 pm - IP Logged

                    just in case some would like to see how we faired on the last poll about this here is a link.

                     

                    Big John says. You don't hit the number. The number hits you!!!!

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                      Posted: July 16, 2006, 3:25 pm - IP Logged

                      I remember voting on this recently, but I guess it doesn't hurt to ask again since we change our habits from time to time.  I'm hoping that I win something so I can start another poll asking "how much have you won so far?" and this time answer "over a million!" instead of "under $100."

                      My answer to this poll is - I now try to buy my tickets at the supermarket.  I used to always go to 7-11 but I started to run into problems. I'll still go there if the weather is bad or I don't feel like driving to Publix. However, they seem to train their employees to use the machines a little better at the supermarket.  Anyway, even those of us who hate to cook still need to buy milk & bread or coffee once in a while. If I were a daily numbers player, my answer might be different.

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                        Posted: July 16, 2006, 4:02 pm - IP Logged

                        I usually buy mine at a family owned convenience store, which has a very friendly and accommodating atmosphere. This store is closed on Sundays. As I stated in a previous thread, there are atleast 2 places on every street in my area that sells lottery. Today I decided to go to the grocery store. I told the girl at the customer service boothe, " I'd like to buy some lottery tickets please."  If she turned her nose up any more than she did, she would have flipped over!!! Needless to say, I missed playing triple 1s which I have been playing all week because of her attitude. I won't play at "MARS" anymore.

                        litebets

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                          Posted: July 16, 2006, 4:41 pm - IP Logged

                          I buy mine with My Visa card online..its the only way I can play..maybe oneday sorry a$$ Mississippi will get a lottery but I am not holding my breath..lol..one of my Teachers in College use to tell us that as soon as they make Puerto Rico a state Mississippi will not be last in everything anymore..lol

                          "Attention all Mathematicians: Check your degree at the door because when it comes to whole numbers you are the Amateur"

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                            Posted: July 16, 2006, 5:05 pm - IP Logged

                            yeah lotterybraker plus the casinos in mississippi would fight a lottery because they would lose potential income because of it.same for arkansas because the horse and dog tracks would fight it there......

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                              Posted: July 16, 2006, 5:52 pm - IP Logged

                              I buy local lottery tickets all over town, that way I'm the only one who knows how much I spend, how often I play and how much I win or lose.  When I cash in my winning tickets, the clerks don't know me well enough to expect a tip.  Since I cash my tickets where I buy them, I will return to the same place several times during a winning streak.

                              In the past when I traveled to Indiana to buy PB tickets, I always bought them at the same grocery store because its terminal was always up and there were never more than two people waiting to buy tickets for the big jackpots.

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