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$10 on each drawing or $100 on the next 10 drawings

Topic closed. 5 replies. Last post 9 years ago by Just6ntlc.

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November 30, 2006
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Posted: September 11, 2007, 1:24 am - IP Logged

I'd like to know what most LP players do. Do you either:


A) Buy your tickets only before each drawing?


B) Buy your tickets for the next however many consecutive drawings at once?


And not that I think it matters too much in the end, but I'd like to hear experiences, (especially Californians). Do you find that you win more often with the same numbers over and over? What if you win some amount, but you still have multiple drawings left for that ticket? Can you cash it in and have it still be redeemable for future dates? 

    justxploring's avatar - villiarna
    Wandering Aimlessly
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    November 5, 2005
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    Posted: September 11, 2007, 2:19 am - IP Logged

    Since I bet 4 of the same combinations twice a week on the FL Lotto, I suppose it would make sense to just buy some tickets in advance, but I don't.  It would probably save me money, since I have a habit of buying some quick picks too, sort of like impulse at the checkout line.  I only purchase advance play tickets if I know I am leaving the area or if we expect severe weather (like a hurricane) which doesn't happen very often, thank goodness.

    Yes, at least in FL if you win money on an advanced play you will get another ticket from the retailer (of course, since you paid for it) but I've never won anything significant, so I just wait if I get 3 numbers ($5 or $6) since I have 6 months to collect it anyway. 

    Regarding winning with the same numbers, I've won very little money in over 13 years and often I've played a quick pick 5 times in a row, so I don't think it matters much, if at all unless the lottery fairy sprinkles some magic dust on it.

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      LaFollette, TN
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      August 29, 2007
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      Posted: September 11, 2007, 5:35 am - IP Logged

      It just depends upon which "system" I'm using.

      If my system is hot, then I play daily.  If my back-up system is hot, I can play it in advance since the numbers don't change as often.

      Because of the current screwed up TN system, I'm playing my #2, or back-up system.  Hit Sat. for $50.

      If I'd have been playing MY system yesterday I'd have won BOTH the Mid-day and evening draws.  :(

      BTW:  More "Quick Pick" tickets are sold than the alternative.  More LOSERS are QP too!!


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        Zeta Reticuli Star System
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        January 17, 2006
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        Posted: September 11, 2007, 11:12 am - IP Logged


        Since you specified California I'm going to guess you're talking Mega Millions. If that's the case, I'd say before each drawing, otherwise with advance play you're stuck with the same Mega number for all the draws. They just don't hit 10 times in a row. Two maybe, even three, but I can't recall any more than that. 

        We live in a Mega Millions state surrounded by Powerball states. If we go to Missouri and play Powerball then it's advance play.  Granted, same scenario, stuck with a Powerball number, but it's better than making trips just to play Powerball. 

        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.


        There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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          Posted: September 11, 2007, 12:59 pm - IP Logged

          I have a set of "my" numbers that I've been playing every drawing for about 14 years.  For those numbers I get the maximum advance plays, which here is limited to 10.  I hardly ever win on these numbers.  It's been several months since I even got the powerball.

          Then before each drawing I'll often go get a quick pick, which I only get for one draw.  I hardly ever win on these numbers.  It's been several months since I even got the powerball.  Green laugh

          In Idaho you can cash the advance play ticket in, and the machine spits out another for the remaining draws.  Just remember you're owed a replacement ticket so you don't walk out of the store without it in case you get a green clerk who doesn't know what that alien thing is coming out of the computer.  I've run into some daft clerks lately.

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            June 2, 2005
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            Posted: September 11, 2007, 4:44 pm - IP Logged

            I usually buy once per drawing not consecutive if you did a poll jarrettac.