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What is the latest you can buy PB & MM tickets near you?

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What is the latest time you can buy lottery tickets near you?

All the way up til' 10:45 pm est [ 14 ]  [40.00%]
Up until 10 pm est [ 14 ]  [40.00%]
Up until 9 pm est [ 6 ]  [17.14%]
Up until 8 pm est [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Up until 7:30 pm est at the latest [ 1 ]  [2.86%]
Total Valid Votes [ 35 ]  
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spy153's avatar - maren

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Posted: April 16, 2007, 10:51 am - IP Logged

In tn for pb it is no later than 10 at my special little store. In Ky, up to 10:45. Now for MM, that is a horse of a different color. I have to drive to va and the nearest store selling the tickets closes at 8 pm. I would have to drive over an hour to play any later.

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    Posted: April 16, 2007, 11:02 am - IP Logged

    If you have to drive an hour to play then it's not a game you decide to play at the last minute, you plan ahead.

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      Posted: April 17, 2007, 12:05 pm - IP Logged

      it seems to me that the drawing for like powerball would have to be like 9 pm out west,or they would know the numbers to be drawn,if the draw was in the east before the draw in the west,at 11pm est.lotterys would not allow that as then the winner would always be out west in pacific time,right?

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        Posted: April 17, 2007, 12:33 pm - IP Logged

        If you have to drive an hour to play then it's not a game you decide to play at the last minute, you plan ahead.

        yes, I have to plan way ahead. I have to have my numbers ready to go by 4 to 6 pm or I don't play. I worded that wrong earlier in the post. I have to drive and hour from my house to play by 8pm. I have to drive over an hour from that store to play any later.

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          Posted: April 17, 2007, 1:13 pm - IP Logged

          yes, I have to plan way ahead. I have to have my numbers ready to go by 4 to 6 pm or I don't play. I worded that wrong earlier in the post. I have to drive and hour from my house to play by 8pm. I have to drive over an hour from that store to play any later.

          Just curious - do you drive to VA just to buy tickets or do you have other business there?  I find this very interesting. We've had polls asking how far someone will travel to play, and a number of people will travel out of state.  So one would need to include transportation costs into his/her budget.  Unless someone lives right by an interstate, an hour's drive is around 50-60 miles.  (or, depending on traffic, here in SW Fla it could be up the road to get milk. LOL)  So even with good gas mileage, that's about 120 miles roundtrip or 4-5 gallons plus tolls or $12-$15 in addition to the price of the lottery tickets.

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            Posted: April 17, 2007, 1:33 pm - IP Logged

            Pretty much all of the stores I have gone to in WI, IL, and IN keep their terminals up until 9:00 PM CST (10 pm EST); there are a few Speedway and Shell stations that keep their terminals up til 10:00 PM CST for people to buy MM tickets on non-draw days.  And the Stateline Citgo store in Pleasant Prarie (south of Kenosha) keep their terminals up on non-draw days past the 9 PM CST hour for people to buy Powerball tickets (though the shutdown time usually occurs within 45 minutes after that time).

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              Posted: April 17, 2007, 2:00 pm - IP Logged

              I voted 10 pm... but the terminals I play at in my small little city in NC actually shut down at ... 9:58 pm.

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                Posted: April 17, 2007, 8:18 pm - IP Logged

                I voted 10 pm... but the terminals I play at in my small little city in NC actually shut down at ... 9:58 pm.

                Most stations here allow the play up until 10:45 pm; however I've seen a few that stop around 10:30 (?).