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Whats the longest you've ever went without checking your tickets?

Topic closed. 8 replies. Last post 10 years ago by spy153.

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New Jersey
United States
Member #50273
March 3, 2007
348 Posts
Posted: April 9, 2007, 2:21 am - IP Logged

Me, about 1.5 months purposely.  Don't ask me why lol.  I guess I just wanted to believe I had the winning tickets in my wallet (in a fun, "what if" way)!

I know a guy that only checks his tickets twice a year!  We were on our way to work and he wanted to stop and get some MM tickets and he added them to this HUGE "knot "of lottery tickets.  When I saw them I couldn't help but say "Holy S**t!!!"  He laughed and said yeah, I only check them twice a year.  I know a clerk that will do it for me and I give him a tip for having to check so many tickets.  He said he is superstitious about that.

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

    United States
    Member #33372
    February 20, 2006
    1044 Posts
    Posted: April 9, 2007, 3:19 am - IP Logged

    I will usually wait for at least 15 seconds after the draw. 

     It takes me that long to reach for the tickets after I have written down the results.

      tnlotto1's avatar - logo
      United States
      Member #49896
      February 18, 2007
      1181 Posts
      Posted: April 9, 2007, 4:46 am - IP Logged

      I will usually wait for at least 15 seconds after the draw. 

       It takes me that long to reach for the tickets after I have written down the results.

      maybe 2 days is the longest by accident but normally i do what gasmeterguy does and write them down as i watch the balls fall down and then check them.

        luckypunk's avatar - Lottery-013.jpg
        hesperia ca
        United States
        Member #51533
        April 13, 2007
        44 Posts
        Posted: April 13, 2007, 7:37 pm - IP Logged

        takes me 20 minutes TOPS! usualy i am waiting 5 minutes after the draw with my ticket ready to see if i won.

          justxploring's avatar - villiarna
          Wandering Aimlessly
          United States
          Member #25360
          November 5, 2005
          4461 Posts
          Posted: April 13, 2007, 8:02 pm - IP Logged

          I check them as soon as the information is available.  If I need to go to bed earlier than the time when the results are displayed, I usually check them online in the morning, but always within a day or 2.

            Elizabeth03's avatar - cat anm.gif
            Nova Scotia
            Member #9934
            December 27, 2004
            884 Posts
            Posted: April 13, 2007, 8:20 pm - IP Logged

            I check my tickets late at night if I'm awake, or wait till the following morning. I want to know if I'm a winner or not.

              Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
              United States
              Member #48725
              January 7, 2007
              1953 Posts
              Posted: April 13, 2007, 8:24 pm - IP Logged

              Sometimes I watch it on it TV, but most of the time I check them online 20 minutes after the draw.

              Gonna win.Big Smile

                United States
                Member #51513
                April 12, 2007
                10 Posts
                Posted: April 13, 2007, 11:29 pm - IP Logged

                 I'm a Mega Mill player and I wait til the next day (no longer than two) because if I fould out right before I went to sleep that I had lost I would be a lil dissapointed lol.  So I rather wake up the next day and check out the local news because no matter if the jackpot is 15 or 150 million if someone takes the cake in your town it may not go nation wide but it would be all over your local news stations.  

                So if i'ts not all over the local news most likely no one in your area won. After that then I get online to see if I won a 2nd tier prize.

                  spy153's avatar - maren

                  United States
                  Member #28409
                  December 15, 2005
                  1198 Posts
                  Posted: April 14, 2007, 12:07 am - IP Logged

                  I went for a week one time without checking my powerball tickets. I had won $35. Pretty good considering I only played 5 dollars worth or something like that. Apparently, I can't remember squat after drinking a bottle of wine.

                  voir-vous dans mes reves!Cool