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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 ]  
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Posted: July 16, 2006, 6:10 pm - IP Logged

RJOh,

Funny you mentioned a gratuity. A clerk at my joint asked me if I wanted a ticket for our Little Lotto this morning He knows I play it every day. Hadn't planned on buying it at the time but what the heck I got my quick pick. As I was leaving the store we were talking about a $5000 "tip" from the $150,000 jackpot. The serendipity of him asking me if I wanted the ticket out of the blue gave me good feelings about the purchase. But I don't think I'm going to give him $5000 of it. Maybe a C-note.

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    Posted: July 16, 2006, 6:38 pm - IP Logged

    "Wherever Tickets are Sold"

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      Posted: July 16, 2006, 6:49 pm - IP Logged

      I buy all my tickets online. Missouri isn't getting another lottery from me...unless Powerball counts, and I don't play that until it gets really big.

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        Posted: July 16, 2006, 10:59 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

        litebets I get this all the time. I refuse to buy tickets from snotty ass clerks.

        voir-vous dans mes reves!Cool

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          Posted: July 16, 2006, 11:29 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

          litebets I get this all the time. I refuse to buy tickets from snotty ass clerks.

          I wouldn't have, but it was getting too close to cut-off time. Your right, I should have just put my money away and walked away.

          litebets

          Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

          Come on Jackpot!!!

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            Posted: July 16, 2006, 11:32 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

            litebets I get this all the time. I refuse to buy tickets from snotty ass clerks.

            I wouldn't have, but it was getting too close to cut-off time. Your right, I should have just put my money away and walked away.

            litebets

            and asked for the manager's name and phone #

            love to nibble those micey feet.

             

                                         

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              Posted: July 16, 2006, 11:54 pm - IP Logged

              Emily, I was having such a good day that I didn't let her attitude bother me. I thought it was kind of funny for her to waste all of that bad reaction and stll had to get my tickets. It wasn't until I got home and saw the triple 1s had come out and realized I hadn't put them in as I had been doing all week,that I got boomed out about the situation.

              Oh well, spilled milk. Trying to hold on to that Inner Peace!

              litebets

              Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

              Come on Jackpot!!!

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                Posted: July 17, 2006, 12:06 am - IP Logged

                Until a couple of weeks ago I had to drive 7 miles down the mountain into Bernalillo to buy my tickets. Interestingly, I'd noticed one place down there where it was worth buying a QP when I got other tickets... pretty consistent at paying for itself, or even making up for some of my bad calls.

                But the gas station down in the village here just put out a sign a while back saying they're selling tickets now. I haven't bought lottery tickets in the couple of weeks since they started doing it, but from now on that's where I'll be doing it. I can walk a mile down hill once a week, get my mail, buy tickets, maybe never have to get further than home from that for the rest of my life.

                Depending.

                Sort of cool having lottery tickets available in the village when I get so's I want to buy some.

                J

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                  Posted: July 17, 2006, 2:12 am - IP Logged

                  I think it's really great when a small store near home sells tickets. It certainly is very convenient, especially with the skyrocketing price of a gallon of gas.  But something just occurred to me - this board is always discussing anonymity and how to protect ourselves from the crowds after we hit the big one. Does anyone here feel that buying a ticket at a small local store might put you more in the spotlight than if you bought your ticket in a large supermarket? I guess if I knew of a family convenient store around here (7-11 doesn't count!) I might buy my tickets there, but there also might be some advantages of keeping it all impersonal.

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                    Posted: July 17, 2006, 7:27 am - IP Logged

                    I think it's really great when a small store near home sells tickets. It certainly is very convenient, especially with the skyrocketing price of a gallon of gas.  But something just occurred to me - this board is always discussing anonymity and how to protect ourselves from the crowds after we hit the big one. Does anyone here feel that buying a ticket at a small local store might put you more in the spotlight than if you bought your ticket in a large supermarket? I guess if I knew of a family convenient store around here (7-11 doesn't count!) I might buy my tickets there, but there also might be some advantages of keeping it all impersonal.

                    Justx:

                    I think if a person's concerned about anonymity the place where tickets are bought would be a big deal.  A store where they can't run the security tapes backward for a look might be one aspect of it, but in a store where they might sell 500 tickets per draw it would definitely narrow things down, even without cameras.

                    It's my intention to never claim a winning jackpot prize, even if I buy the ticket.

                    Jack

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                    It's about number behavior.

                    Egos don't count.

                     

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                      Posted: July 17, 2006, 7:47 am - IP Logged

                      i went to a store friday to get lotto 5 tickets.the clerk saw me with tickets in hand the whole time in line.when i got to the front she said the machine had been down for a while.she could've told me beforehand instead of making me wait like that.......


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                        Posted: July 17, 2006, 9:53 am - IP Logged

                        LOTTOMIKE, I go to many different places to buy my MM and CA SLP. However, my vote is mainly at a convience store like gas stations, etc.

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                          Posted: July 17, 2006, 6:17 pm - IP Logged

                          Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

                          It's about number behavior.

                          Egos don't count.

                           

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                            Posted: July 17, 2006, 9:15 pm - IP Logged

                            Nice sign, Jack....

                            I saw this on the signpost at the Western Sizzlin steakhouse in Pooler, Ga TODAY :

                            Fried Shrimp Dinner- $7.99

                            Add shrimp - $2.99

                            ...DD

                             

                                                           

                                          

                             

                             

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                              Posted: July 17, 2006, 9:21 pm - IP Logged

                              Nice sign, Jack....

                              I saw this on the signpost at the Western Sizzlin steakhouse in Pooler, Ga TODAY :

                              Fried Shrimp Dinner- $7.99

                              Add shrimp - $2.99

                              ...DD

                              Got a laugh out of me on that, but I had to read it twice before it happened.

                              Good one.

                              Jack

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                              It's about number behavior.

                              Egos don't count.

                               

                              Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser