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Posted: January 29, 2007, 3:29 pm - IP Logged

I caught a glimpse on CNN Pipeline.  Appears to be the Wilsons.  Anyone know them? Smile 

Cute elderly couple and family.

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    I just read on the Missouri lottery websit that he stopped in the store asked for $5 worth of quick pics and the store clerk talked him into one of the mistakes he had printed out earlier......if thats true there are probably a few people kicking themselves.....

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      Posted: January 29, 2007, 4:24 pm - IP Logged

      I just read on the Missouri lottery websit that he stopped in the store asked for $5 worth of quick pics and the store clerk talked him into one of the mistakes he had printed out earlier......if thats true there are probably a few people kicking themselves.....

      Yes, I read the story on the Missouri Lottery website.
      Actually, the store had printed out some quickpicks in advance for the rush...Mr. Wilson took one of them and won with it.

      Seems like a good family... They did get legal / financial advice first, which was very prudent.

      Way to go Wilsons !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

       

                                     

                    

       

       

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        Posted: January 29, 2007, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

        I just read on the Missouri lottery websit that he stopped in the store asked for $5 worth of quick pics and the store clerk talked him into one of the mistakes he had printed out earlier......if thats true there are probably a few people kicking themselves.....

        I buy mistake tickets; sometimes I'll even ask if there are any. Usually you can see them just laying near the play slip machine. I've had a few wins, nothing too big, but you never know. Wink

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          Posted: January 29, 2007, 5:40 pm - IP Logged

          Use to be Indiana stores along the Ohio boarders did that too anticipating a rush when PB jackpot was $120M+ but lately when I've bought PB tickets in Indiana there aren't any lines.  Either Ohioans stopped buying PB tickets in favor of the local MM game or started traveling farther inland to buy their tickets.

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            Posted: January 29, 2007, 10:52 pm - IP Logged

            One reason for shorter lines is more states participating and less hype. Used to be a 150M jackpot would be cross-country headlines, now you might not know about it until you hear someone won. One reason for some long lines is convenience store owners in non-PB states would buy loads of them to sell at double price back home. Imagine if they had not bought that pre-generated ticket, then who gets it, the store owner or the clerk? PB tkts can't be cancelled, so if they fail to sell them, and if it wins, but they didn't actually pay for it, then what happens? The most I ever won on a "mistake" ticket was a scratch-off that someone didn't want it paid 5 dollars. I find more than that on discards.

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              Posted: January 30, 2007, 12:30 am - IP Logged

              No short lines here - in fact, quite the opposite, folks here have told me they have never seen so many buyers as last week - 'upscale' people that NEVER waste money on tickets were buying them.


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                Posted: January 30, 2007, 12:39 pm - IP Logged

                yeah,think they were in their 80's,happened here in a million dollar mega bucks,elderly woman in 80's bought a mistake.i think the elderly have done that for many years.

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                  One reason for shorter lines is more states participating and less hype. Used to be a 150M jackpot would be cross-country headlines, now you might not know about it until you hear someone won. One reason for some long lines is convenience store owners in non-PB states would buy loads of them to sell at double price back home. Imagine if they had not bought that pre-generated ticket, then who gets it, the store owner or the clerk? PB tkts can't be cancelled, so if they fail to sell them, and if it wins, but they didn't actually pay for it, then what happens? The most I ever won on a "mistake" ticket was a scratch-off that someone didn't want it paid 5 dollars. I find more than that on discards.

                  That's probably true, I remembered years ago when the PowerBall and BigGame jackpots were $150M+ TV stations in Columbus would send news teams to Indiana and Michigan to do stories about the buying frenzies and now they don't even do a story when the local MM jackpot is $200M.  Maybe these lotteries should start making their own news stories and giving them to the the TV stations to run.  I hear other group that want their stories in the news are doing that.

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                    Posted: January 30, 2007, 11:03 pm - IP Logged

                    Use to be Indiana stores along the Ohio boarders did that too anticipating a rush when PB jackpot was $120M+ but lately when I've bought PB tickets in Indiana there aren't any lines.  Either Ohioans stopped buying PB tickets in favor of the local MM game or started traveling farther inland to buy their tickets.

                    I've heard of stores printing extra tickets and selling them to people still on line after sales stopped. If th ejackpot is big plenty of people who didn't buy earlier will be happy to take pot luck from a bag full of tickets. As long as the winning numbers still haven't been drawn those tickets have just as much chance as a QP that's printed right in front of you.

                    If you want to stand on a long line when the jackpot is really big all you have to do is drive across the state line and stop at the first store that sells tickets. If you want to avoid the lines all you need to do is drive another mile or two to a store a little further away. It's amazing how many people will drive 50 miles to another state but then stand on line instead of driving another couple of miles.

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                      Posted: January 31, 2007, 12:19 am - IP Logged

                      Precisely.

                      Before they had PB here, there was a place right across the river in Iowa that was jammed all the time - you usually could not get near it, and the line went out the door, but a kwikie-mart precisely TWO BLOCKS NORTH of it had almost NO business - because it wasn't on the main drag.

                      And as soon as we got PB, that one place everyone went to in Iowa closed down within a month. 

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                        Posted: January 31, 2007, 9:22 am - IP Logged

                        I completely agree.  The first store on US Route 1 in CT, just over the border from NY, has lines stretching out to the road, 40-50 people, when other stores down side streets have no business.

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                          Posted: January 31, 2007, 7:17 pm - IP Logged
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                            Posted: January 31, 2007, 7:22 pm - IP Logged

                            When I lived in MA, the same thing happened in RI....always huge lines.  People used to come to MA from RI on Saturdays and sell the $1.00 tickets for $5.00.  Yes, I bought them!

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                              Posted: January 31, 2007, 7:49 pm - IP Logged

                              i guess that's why we never win here in tri states,lines are always short,poor people,seems unfair.