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Would you visit your local "L Mart" if there was such a thing?

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There is this cute little building that looks like a house a few miles from me and it was for rent recently. I think it used to be some kind of realtor's office or something but for some reason "Lottery Mart" came into my head.

A store all about lottery.

You could, of course, puchase tickets and scratchoffs in the store,along with lottery books,pamplets, etc.

And if your state had the keno lottery that plays every 5 minutes, perhaps there could be a few tables and chairs placed around a tv,making it welcoming for people to sit and play for awhile. A good way to make a little extra money by selling some snacks or beverages. 

Maybe in the evening's there could be a class or two held on "How To Better Your Odds" and such. People working together like we do here to "beat the system". And throw in a couple of computers available for after class to visit the "Lottery Post"!

Just a thought,kids. But if a place existed, would you frequent it if you saw it off the road?

Or would ya just keep flyin' by?

 

Thanks to all!

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    There is this cute little building that looks like a house a few miles from me and it was for rent recently. I think it used to be some kind of realtor's office or something but for some reason "Lottery Mart" came into my head.

    A store all about lottery.

    You could, of course, puchase tickets and scratchoffs in the store,along with lottery books,pamplets, etc.

    And if your state had the keno lottery that plays every 5 minutes, perhaps there could be a few tables and chairs placed around a tv,making it welcoming for people to sit and play for awhile. A good way to make a little extra money by selling some snacks or beverages. 

    Maybe in the evening's there could be a class or two held on "How To Better Your Odds" and such. People working together like we do here to "beat the system". And throw in a couple of computers available for after class to visit the "Lottery Post"!

    Just a thought,kids. But if a place existed, would you frequent it if you saw it off the road?

    Or would ya just keep flyin' by?

     

    Thanks to all!

    Brenda, we have one here in Orlando owned by a oriental family, Lotto Food Store. They don't have classes, LOL, but its one of the highest selling lottery retailers, in Central Fla.

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      I like the idea of magazines, books and pamphlets since they are so hard to get here unless I make a 45 minute trek and time it for the monthly delivery since they sell out very quickly.  But, I wouldn't be hanging out at the store!

      Good Luck!

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        Brenda, we have one here in Orlando owned by a oriental family, Lotto Food Store. They don't have classes, LOL, but its one of the highest selling lottery retailers, in Central Fla.

        That's interesting you mention that,Bob,thanks. Our highest selling store here is a liquor/food store with tables and chairs set up for keno playing. When stores make a comfortable "lotto friendly" envinronment I know it must help sales tremendously. 

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          Posted: July 20, 2007, 12:23 pm - IP Logged

          I like the idea of magazines, books and pamphlets since they are so hard to get here unless I make a 45 minute trek and time it for the monthly delivery since they sell out very quickly.  But, I wouldn't be hanging out at the store!

          Yes, wouldn't that great? All the books ever published on lottery in one store! If I worked there,stavros, I'd bet you'd stay awhile...LOL!

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            Sounds like a great idea, but would it be legal?  My state doesn't have Keno, so I don't know, would they allow you to have live feed of the drawings right where the tickets are sold?  That sounds alot like a casino, and could be seen as gambling and encouraging players to bet more than they otherwise would.

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              Posted: July 20, 2007, 12:34 pm - IP Logged

              Just saw your post that a retailer already has tables set up for Keno viewing.  I'm really surprised that's allowed.

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                Sounds like a great idea, but would it be legal?  My state doesn't have Keno, so I don't know, would they allow you to have live feed of the drawings right where the tickets are sold?  That sounds alot like a casino, and could be seen as gambling and encouraging players to bet more than they otherwise would.

                I guess it must be legal here in CA Lilly since they do have it at that one store. You're right, it does sound like a casino but it doesn't feel like one when you go in there really. Any place that sells keno here has a small tv showing the live drawings every 5 minutes. They just went one step further and made it more comfortable for the people.

                We must have been posting at the same time. Yes, strange but true.

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                  I guess it must be legal here in CA Lilly since they do have it at that one store. You're right, it does sound like a casino but it doesn't feel like one when you go in there really. Any place that sells keno here has a small tv showing the live drawings every 5 minutes. They just went one step further and made it more comfortable for the people.

                  We must have been posting at the same time. Yes, strange but true.

                  Well then, I'd think it would be a hit as long as the coffee/espresso/baked goods were tasty.  It would be really nice to get together with a few friends and sit and have coffee and a snack while playing Keno for an hour or so.  Better than bingo cuz with bingo you have to buy a full set of tickets for the entire night (at least here) so you feel like you have to spend the full 3 or 4 hours there or else you'd be wasting some tickets.

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                    Sounds like a great idea, but would it be legal?  My state doesn't have Keno, so I don't know, would they allow you to have live feed of the drawings right where the tickets are sold?  That sounds alot like a casino, and could be seen as gambling and encouraging players to bet more than they otherwise would.

                    Michigan and WVA have online Keno games that are run by the lotteries that are played about every 5 minutes. I noticed that several of the sports bars in Michigan have the Keno games and apparently they get lots of action because the place was full, people were waiting to be seated, and they had two terminals.

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                      Michigan and WVA have online Keno games that are run by the lotteries that are played about every 5 minutes. I noticed that several of the sports bars in Michigan have the Keno games and apparently they get lots of action because the place was full, people were waiting to be seated, and they had two terminals.

                      Liquor AND gambling?  Bet they make a killing!

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                        That's interesting you mention that,Bob,thanks. Our highest selling store here is a liquor/food store with tables and chairs set up for keno playing. When stores make a comfortable "lotto friendly" envinronment I know it must help sales tremendously. 

                        There was a Mom and Pops near me that was very similar to what you suggested and they did a great business. They had an old style lunch counter, had a cage next to it with a lottery terminal, and sold all the lottery tip sheets, magazines, and dream books. I still have some of the Lotto World magazines and Z-ways tip sheets I bought there.

                        I had six $1 straight winners on the Pick-3 and asked the clerk how many he could cash and he asked how many. He went next door to the bank and handed me $3000 two minutes later. I almost cried when I heard he sold the business and was retiring.

                        Ohio doesn't have a Keno game so I can only imagine how much more business they could have done. You have a good idea and ought to look into it!

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                          Posted: July 20, 2007, 2:31 pm - IP Logged

                          Liquor AND gambling?  Bet they make a killing!

                          I don't know if people go there to eat, drink, gamble, or watch the ball game, but there sure were lots of people doing something.

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                            Liquor AND gambling?  Bet they make a killing!

                            They've got Hot Trax here in TN in the bars which has a new game every 5 minutes. It's a great way to give the lottery money quickly. I don't like it becaue I don't like RNG games.

                            I love doubles and remember, it's just a game!!!!!!

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                              Posted: July 20, 2007, 3:10 pm - IP Logged

                              Sooooooo....Lottolaffs.....when are you going to open the store?