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Being Prepared

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How far in advance to you purchase jackpot tickets?

After the last drawing (next day) [ 3 ]  [6.25%]
The day before the drawing [ 5 ]  [10.42%]
I buy advance play tickets for multiple drawings [ 9 ]  [18.75%]
I usually buy them the same day [ 13 ]  [27.08%]
I wait until the very last minute [ 6 ]  [12.50%]
I don't care. I just buy them when the mood hits [ 12 ]  [25.00%]
Total Valid Votes [ 48 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 3 ]  
justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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Posted: October 29, 2006, 1:22 am - IP Logged

Today my car broke down (again) and I was stuck for hours waiting for AAA to tow me to the dealership.  I honestly thought nothing more could go wrong with this car. 

Besides thinking "OMG, I'm going to lose my new job" and wondering when someone was going to crash into me as my car sat in the middle of the road, I also watched the time on my cell phone remembering that I hadn't yet purchased my Saturday Lotto tickets.  I was already in a state of panic, but I knew that I had to get to the ATM and then the store before 10.  I decided to buy groceries and just use my debit card for some cashback to save time. Got to Publix by 8:00, so I made it in plenty of time.

So, do you plan for these emergencies or just buy your tickets at the last minute?

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    Posted: October 29, 2006, 1:23 am - IP Logged

    day of drawing - if i don't get them it's ok, too.  cash 3 i must have.  jackpot games so-so.

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      Posted: October 29, 2006, 1:24 am - IP Logged

      I buy my tickets the day before on my way to work.

        justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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        Posted: October 29, 2006, 1:27 am - IP Logged

        That was fast.  Didn't think anyone was going to read this at 1:30 in the morning.  Thanks, Kidzmom.  Good idea to buy them a day early!

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          Posted: October 29, 2006, 1:34 am - IP Logged

          you're welcome, lol .. I work the nightshift.

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            Posted: October 29, 2006, 1:40 am - IP Logged

            Depends how easy it is getting the tickets. For Powerball maybe 2 drawings purchased 48 hours in advance. If Mega got big I might buy the same day as the drawing but I really haven't had to worry about that.

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              Posted: October 29, 2006, 5:19 am - IP Logged

              strictly addicted to multiple drawing tickets. i don't like standing in line when the jackpot gets large. now the large jackpots are so common no one stands in line until 250 million or more.

              MULTIPLE DRAWINGS ARE THE WAY TO GO.

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                Posted: October 29, 2006, 12:22 pm - IP Logged

                I hope your AAA tow truck driver wasn't like mine. I think mine was imported straight from hell (also known as the back streets of the Italion side of New York City).

                I will have to say that it was the fastest my little truck ever went (his odemeter registered 95 on the expressway and when we jumped the rail road track, I don't know how fast he was going, I was actually praying by then).

                In regards to your question, I generally wait to the very last second to buy any of my tickets. This helps to discourage me from spending the money.

                Sir Metro

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                  Posted: October 29, 2006, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

                  Usually after 6 pm the night of the drawing.

                   

                  This presented a problem this summer when a lightning hit knocked out the power at my local Kum&Go, but they

                  got the power back on in time.   It didn't make any difference, if memory serves, I shoulda saved my $10.   

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                    Posted: October 29, 2006, 2:21 pm - IP Logged

                    I usually play within a hour of the drawing unless I plan to be busy at that time to avoid having second thoughts about the combinations I've picked to play.  Some times problems have prevented me from playing at the last minute but I'm not one of those players who can claim my numbers came in the night I couldn't play.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: October 29, 2006, 5:32 pm - IP Logged

                      I hope your AAA tow truck driver wasn't like mine. I think mine was imported straight from hell (also known as the back streets of the Italion side of New York City).

                      I will have to say that it was the fastest my little truck ever went (his odemeter registered 95 on the expressway and when we jumped the rail road track, I don't know how fast he was going, I was actually praying by then).

                      In regards to your question, I generally wait to the very last second to buy any of my tickets. This helps to discourage me from spending the money.

                      Sir Metro

                      The tow last month was like that, but this driver was great. He was very careful with my car and I was amazed how he backed up right into the service area. I'm happy it was a flatbed. I never got a chance to say good-bye and thanks. Unfortunately, around this area it takes AAA hours to get to an emergency. This time was around 2, but last month I was stuck for about 5 hours.  It was very different when I lived in MA & NH. I think Florida is just way too crowded.

                      Regarding the tickets, I can understand waiting until the last minute.  If I buy tickets early, I have a habit of picking up 2 or 3 more (quick picks) the evening of the drawing if I have a few bucks in my poclet.

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                        Posted: October 29, 2006, 8:23 pm - IP Logged

                        I always get my tickets the day of the draw- but if I need to go across the line for Powerball, sometimes I will get them earlier in the week depending on my schedule.

                        For my GA games, I always get them same day. I'm pretty much resigned to quick picks now, since they are normally the ones that hit the larger JP games . 

                        DD

                         

                                                       

                                      

                         

                         

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                          Posted: October 29, 2006, 8:42 pm - IP Logged

                          Today my car broke down (again) and I was stuck for hours waiting for AAA to tow me to the dealership.  I honestly thought nothing more could go wrong with this car. 

                          Besides thinking "OMG, I'm going to lose my new job" and wondering when someone was going to crash into me as my car sat in the middle of the road, I also watched the time on my cell phone remembering that I hadn't yet purchased my Saturday Lotto tickets.  I was already in a state of panic, but I knew that I had to get to the ATM and then the store before 10.  I decided to buy groceries and just use my debit card for some cashback to save time. Got to Publix by 8:00, so I made it in plenty of time.

                          So, do you plan for these emergencies or just buy your tickets at the last minute?

                          I always buy same day, and when I travel I usually go to states that have jackpot games.

                          I am sorry you're having car troubles.  I hope they get it right this time, and give you back a car that is reliable.

                          LOL jarasan

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                            Posted: November 25, 2006, 9:39 pm - IP Logged


                            I buy them a day before the drawing,

                             

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                              Posted: November 25, 2006, 9:56 pm - IP Logged

                              I am buying my Lotto 5's for 4 draws at a time. I have noticed with my system, usually 2 or 3 of my numbers fall within of week of predicting them.. So I am going to be prepared and run them for four draws instead of one..

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