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What is your ticket checking ritual?

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Posted: March 10, 2007, 5:52 pm - IP Logged

Me personally, I absolutley DO NOT check my tickets the night of the drawing.  The reason for this is I do not want to lose any sleep if/when I win Wink.  (I actually broke my tradition for that $390 because they took so long to update the page.)  I usually check them as soon as I get up in the morning.  That way I am refreshed and ready for the day and won't do anything irrational like grabbing the family at 11pm friday night and driving to Lottery Headquarters in Lawrenceville, NJ KNOWING that they will be closed the whole weekend lol!

And when the jackpot is low (compared to high jackpots) like it is now,  I often wait several days and purposely avoid results pages to see if I won. 

First thing I look for is the mega ball.  Then I look for the first 3 numbers.  Then I either put it back in my wallet if I won a few bucks, or ball it up and toss it not even bothered that I didn't win yet. 

What about you guys? 

    justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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    Posted: March 10, 2007, 5:58 pm - IP Logged

    Just the opposite of you.  I always check my tickets online at approximately 11:30 to midnight after the drawing.

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      Posted: March 10, 2007, 6:00 pm - IP Logged

      I check all my tickets on once a week on Monday. Monday is also the day I make my plays for the week. It leaves plenty of time to stratagize and not worry about getting my plays in.

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        Posted: March 10, 2007, 6:07 pm - IP Logged

        I check all my tickets on once a week on Monday. Monday is also the day I make my plays for the week. It leaves plenty of time to stratagize and not worry about getting my plays in.

        Have you ever won a jackpot or 2nd/3rd tier prize?  Strategizing is fun and you can have more to talk about at a press conference than a winner who just bought $10 worth of QPs...hmmm, that just happened, didn't it?!!!!!Mad  But as I believe...just as he found out...

        Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

        The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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          Posted: March 10, 2007, 6:16 pm - IP Logged

          I create the combinations I play using my computer and I date and save them to a play file. After the drawing I check with the play file with the winning numbers file and my winning numbers are highlighted and the winnings matches are added up with what they will pay.

          Oops!, something I forget to update the winning numbers file before checking my play file and gets the wrong results if I don't notice the different dates, so I had just added a feature that checks the date in my play file with date of the winning numbers being compared and highlights the date if they both are the same so I shouldn't make that mistake again.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: March 10, 2007, 6:29 pm - IP Logged

            At about 8:20 pm, I call the Florida lottery and find out what the cash 3 winning numbers were.

            Would you like to know what my "cashing in the ticket" ritual is?

            I walk up to the counter and present my winning ticket to the cashier. She in turn hands me the cash value.

            Approve

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              Posted: March 10, 2007, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

              Cool..Someone with a sense of humor.......Good luck

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                Posted: March 10, 2007, 7:50 pm - IP Logged

                I check mine on powerball.com about 5 minutes after the drawing, sometimes.

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                  Posted: March 10, 2007, 8:06 pm - IP Logged

                  I always watch the drawings so I know right then and there.


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                    Posted: March 10, 2007, 8:23 pm - IP Logged

                    I always watch the drawings so I know right then and there.

                    Unfortunately here in Florida, there are no live drawings televised.....There used to be, but someone decided it wouldn't be fair to show everyone how the game is played.

                    I know...It sounds stupid, but Florida has a reputation....LOL

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                      Posted: March 10, 2007, 8:30 pm - IP Logged

                      The time I won anything significant (a jackpot) I didn't come across it until 2 WEEKS later. I had jury duty the day after the drawing so I was preoccupied. Usually on big drawings like PB or MM I may play 5 QP's and not look at them until next morning and hear where the winner was sold. If I win on System numbers I usually can feel it right at the drawing.

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                        Posted: March 10, 2007, 8:33 pm - IP Logged

                        I think that if I can scream my numbers out loud enough they will fall needless to say I get louder and louder, now the nieghbors know it's to late for the Titans to be playing football, so I'm sure they think I am some kind of nutcase, during the season I scream curse words at the refs and Jeff Fischer, who has chosen to not follow my coaching advise, had he done so we would have won the superbowl, I think they have a pool going to see why I yell out numbers, sometimes it works.Smile.

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                          Posted: March 10, 2007, 8:44 pm - IP Logged

                          I think that if I can scream my numbers out loud enough they will fall needless to say I get louder and louder, now the nieghbors know it's to late for the Titans to be playing football, so I'm sure they think I am some kind of nutcase, during the season I scream curse words at the refs and Jeff Fischer, who has chosen to not follow my coaching advise, had he done so we would have won the superbowl, I think they have a pool going to see why I yell out numbers, sometimes it works.Smile.

                          Please elaborate on your coaching advice to Fischer..

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                            Posted: March 10, 2007, 8:52 pm - IP Logged

                            Number one rule, if the guys make stupid play,that cost points or good field position they are fined 1000.00 and no gatorade until they do better.

                            there are times when it is ok to go for it on fourth and one.

                            Draft good recievers.

                            It is ok to hit the ref on a really bad call.

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                              Posted: March 10, 2007, 8:57 pm - IP Logged

                              I'm with you MegaWinner.... I wait until the next day because, I don't want to ruin my evening or, on the winning side I don't want to lose any sleep from the excitement of a win which is rare. I have so many ways of checking numbers I have several phone numbers and dozens of websites so, I can easily find out what the numbers are for PB,MM,3 digits, 4 digits and 4 or 5 lottos. Tonight I'm looking for 999 and 1995 in DE.

                                                                                                          GOOD LUCK

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