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Guarding Your Tickets

Topic closed. 16 replies. Last post 11 years ago by justxploring.

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Where do you keep your tickets after purchasing them?

In my pocket (jacket/pants) [ 3 ]  [8.11%]
In my wallet/purse [ 12 ]  [32.43%]
In my car (glove box) [ 1 ]  [2.70%]
In my desk at work [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
In my desk at home [ 12 ]  [32.43%]
I put them under my pillow/mattress [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
I pin my ticket to my underwear [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
I have a secret room behind a bookcase [ 3 ]  [8.11%]
Other, explain [ 6 ]  [16.22%]
Total Valid Votes [ 37 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 0 ]  
justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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Wandering Aimlessly
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Posted: January 17, 2007, 7:59 pm - IP Logged

So many times we read about unclaimed tickets.  I assume that many people throw them away in error or perhaps they lose a ticket after purchasing it.

Do you have a special place where you always keep your lottery ticket or do you simply stick it in the pocket of your jeans after the clerk hands it to you?

I have a plastic lottery sleeve in which I place my tickets, but then I put that on my desk next to my computer.  99% of the time I check the numbers that evening anyway.

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    Mcminnville, Oregon
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    Posted: January 17, 2007, 8:24 pm - IP Logged

    I also have the plastic sleeve the lottery provides that my tickets and play slips that I re-use go into and sometimes I also put my lottery money in it.  Hoping the money will make the tickets big winners.  The tickets usually go on my dresser top, under my socks in my dresser or by my computer.-weshar75

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      Posted: January 17, 2007, 8:24 pm - IP Logged

      I put mine in a drawer in my computer desk

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        Zeta Reticuli Star System
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        Posted: January 17, 2007, 8:31 pm - IP Logged


        A little knickknack spot, under a light up pig key chain that oinks, a leprechuan, an Irish key chain, and a green candle.


        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.


        There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

          Coastal Georgia
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          Posted: January 17, 2007, 8:40 pm - IP Logged

          I also have a plastic sleeve that I got from the lottery HQ.
          It contains the playslips and the purchased tickets.
          I keep it next to the computer on my desk.
          Always check the tickets first thing in the morning....







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            Belle Fourche , South Dakota
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            Posted: January 17, 2007, 8:55 pm - IP Logged

            The real question should be what and where do you keep it after you relize that you just hit the big one ---post that !  My answer SSShhh  nobody knows but me and my wife ---  hard platic sleeve like the one you  put football and baseball collecter cards in put in a protective binder or MMM or taped  it to my chest ( close to my heart ), because by god I will protect it like it was the "wholly Grail" Big Grin Angel it self , for it will be my future and my kid's and their  kid's future for years to come.US Flag

              Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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              Posted: January 18, 2007, 12:08 am - IP Logged

              Wallet. I wouldn't feel comfortable with it anywhere else.

                four4me's avatar - gate1
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                Posted: January 18, 2007, 1:00 am - IP Logged

                in my shirt pocket next to my heart.

                should i win and have a heart attack the misses will find them and be thrilled that i have announced in the past. Quote: (it'll be my luck i'll hit the jackpot and have a heart attack.) and(please take the money and lottery tickets out of my pockets before they cart me off.)

                Of course i hope not to have a heart attack but one never knows the possibility is real as the excitement might cause a severe adrelin rush.

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                  Posted: January 18, 2007, 9:11 am - IP Logged

                  I put my ticket's in an envelope and then put them in the refrigerator..

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                    Posted: January 18, 2007, 9:59 am - IP Logged

                    I also use the plastic sleeve and keep it on my computer desk.  I used to put them under this little green haired troll doll ( Troll ) but he got away somewhere.

                    I tried to pin it to my LP thong but the only place to pin it was the front and it just didn't look right. 

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

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                      Posted: January 18, 2007, 10:20 am - IP Logged

                      In my desk at home.

                      Good Luck!



                        dumars798's avatar - batman17
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                        Posted: January 18, 2007, 9:14 pm - IP Logged

                        My wallet or coat pocket!

                                Smart bets...... Equal Phat Pocket$!



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                          Magnolia, Delaware
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                          Posted: January 18, 2007, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

                          In my desk drawer or file cabinet at home.

                          Keep dreaming the impossible dream, it just may come true! Thumbs Up

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                            Posted: January 18, 2007, 10:08 pm - IP Logged

                            In my desk drawer or file cabinet at home.

                            same here - after one of my cats ate a winning ticket.

                            love to nibble those micey feet.



                              justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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                              Wandering Aimlessly
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                              Posted: January 19, 2007, 2:15 am - IP Logged

                              same here - after one of my cats ate a winning ticket.

                              What a catastrophe!  Did she get convicted of a feliny? 

                              I like four4me's answer, except make sure you remove your ticket before you toss your shirt in the laundry!  Seriously, I wonder how many of lose unclaimed tickets were read about get washed?  (No wise cracks about money laundering please!)

                              Rick, be careful using sharp objects in the thong area. I'm so excited tonight. I actually found my underwear in my size on eBay and I won a 3-pack for 99 cents ($18 at the store) For the first time in years I can afford new underwear.  Wow.  Things are looking up for me.