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driving out of state for lottery tickets

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do you ever drive out of your state for lottery tickets?

yes from time to time [ 20 ]  [54.05%]
no i never do [ 8 ]  [21.62%]
sometimes but not often [ 9 ]  [24.32%]
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Posted: March 25, 2007, 1:04 am - IP Logged

It depends on where I am.  I'm a college student so I spend a good deal of time in Mobile, AL.  (I'm sorry to say not old enough to run to Biloxi casinos)  I do drive to Florida and play once or twice a semester.  I hate staying in the dorm on a weekend so I try to get out as much as possible.  As for when I'm home over the summer I play TN and drive to GA and play some.  I want to make the 2 hr drive to NC and try their games but I've not had a chance.  Maybe this summer I can do that.  However, being a broke college student I don't have much money to spend so I usually don't play often. 

On a side note the only other state I've played was Oklahoma.  However, I found more luck at the casino there. (One that I could legally get into and play). 

How are you going to win if you don't play?

    MegaWinner's avatar - Lottery-029.jpg
    New Jersey
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    Posted: March 25, 2007, 1:05 am - IP Logged

    I drive 40 minutes to Philly from time to time for PB tickets.

    Sun Smiley I got my fingers crossed ready to win!!! Sun Smiley

      LOTTOMIKE's avatar - cash money.jpg
      Tennessee
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      Posted: March 25, 2007, 3:24 pm - IP Logged

      i wish arkansas or mississippi would get a lottery.i would drive to one of these places.

        Tnplayer805's avatar - G 14_v78828750_Small.JPG
        North Dakota
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        Posted: March 25, 2007, 6:03 pm - IP Logged

        Last night I decided to run to FL today and I'm so glad I did.  Picked up a $500 instant game win!  I credit you lottomike for starting this post or I wouldn't have drove over to play.  Thanks!

        How are you going to win if you don't play?

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          Tennessee
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          Posted: March 26, 2007, 6:56 am - IP Logged

          your welcome tnplayer,glad ya won!

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            Gurnee, Illinois
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            Posted: March 26, 2007, 11:15 am - IP Logged

            I am a justified big jackpot chaser.  I mean I always have a play in even if it's a $1 QP for every Mega Millions and Powerball drawing (helps that I live north of Chicago about 15 - 20 minutes away from Wisconsin)...I could use $7M just as much as I can whatever super jackpot amount most people say they only begin to play the mega jackpot games!  Yes, I do operate under the assumption that it only a matter of time and not if I will win no matter what the odds are!  So I regularly make a drive over into Wisconsin, but now that Indiana's lotto is up over $20M (about $9.5M cash value...yeah, that sux a bit but hey $9.5M is $9.5M) I make a weekly drive down there until it is hit and goes back down to $1M.  I also have driven 2 hours west into Iowa to play Hot Lotto when that jackpot got really big for Hot Lotto standards (yeah, I played the maximum multi-draw as that drive is totally out of the way for me whereas I see clients on the south side of Chicago, so going a bit further over into Indiana is not a big deal).  That reminds me that I did win some lower tier matches in that Hot Lotto game, but I am waiting until the jackpot rises again to justify another trip out west...heck I have another 8 months to do so...here's hoping the Hot Lotto keeps on a rolling!  And whenever a business function takes me to California or DC or family business takes me to TX, OK, MO, I definitely play while there.

            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!