|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.