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Posted: September 20, 2007, 9:46 pm - IP Logged

So, the 7-11 about 2 miles from my house where I usually buy my tickets hit the big one. Not so big, but it was one of 2 jackpot winners for the $15M California SuperLotto PLUS last night. Has this happened to anyone else on LP? And what are your thoughts...should I keep playing there, stop playing there, or just not care since it doesn't matter where you buy tickets anyway.

 

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    Posted: September 20, 2007, 9:55 pm - IP Logged

    So, the 7-11 about 2 miles from my house where I usually buy my tickets hit the big one. Not so big, but it was one of 2 jackpot winners for the $15M California SuperLotto PLUS last night. Has this happened to anyone else on LP? And what are your thoughts...should I keep playing there, stop playing there, or just not care since it doesn't matter where you buy tickets anyway.

     

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    I don't think it matters where you buy your lottery tickets. Anybody anywhere can win as long as they have 1 ticket. Since it's your usual store then it would be ok to just keep going there.

    Gonna win.Big Smile

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      So, the 7-11 about 2 miles from my house where I usually buy my tickets hit the big one. Not so big, but it was one of 2 jackpot winners for the $15M California SuperLotto PLUS last night. Has this happened to anyone else on LP? And what are your thoughts...should I keep playing there, stop playing there, or just not care since it doesn't matter where you buy tickets anyway.

       

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      my senior year of high school a man won the powerball for $89.3 million and he bought the ticket at the same store in franklin kentucky where i was and he bought it about an hour after i was there. it is right over the border so whenever i go to kentucky it was the store i stopped at to buy powerball before tennessee started the powerball game. he also was from middle tennessee near where i live.

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        Posted: September 21, 2007, 12:10 am - IP Logged

        So, the 7-11 about 2 miles from my house where I usually buy my tickets hit the big one. Not so big, but it was one of 2 jackpot winners for the $15M California SuperLotto PLUS last night. Has this happened to anyone else on LP? And what are your thoughts...should I keep playing there, stop playing there, or just not care since it doesn't matter where you buy tickets anyway.

         

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        Yes, one of the stores I frequent was the site of a big Mega Millions jackpot win.  The NJ Lottery printed up a huge banner that is still hanging there.  The owner, who I have since become friends with, has told me that the store gets a tremendous amount of extra lottery purchases, just based on the fact the store is "lucky".

        I can't argue with it, especially since I also believe that people should go with what has worked in the past.  There are many stories I've personally posted in the news section about stores that sell multiple jackpot wins.

        Congratulations on your store achieving something that most will not!

         

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          The neighborhood liquor store I worked at actually had a jackpot winner about 2 months after I quit and it was only 5 blocks from my house. Another store, Lichine's Liquor, has had 3 jackpot winners here in Sacramento. I still don't believe it matters where you purchase your tickets though. If you're meant to win, you will win regardless of where you are.

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            Posted: September 21, 2007, 11:47 am - IP Logged

            So, the 7-11 about 2 miles from my house where I usually buy my tickets hit the big one. Not so big, but it was one of 2 jackpot winners for the $15M California SuperLotto PLUS last night. Has this happened to anyone else on LP? And what are your thoughts...should I keep playing there, stop playing there, or just not care since it doesn't matter where you buy tickets anyway.

             

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            It only matters if you have the Winning Ticket.

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              Posted: September 21, 2007, 6:15 pm - IP Logged

              Very smart post Raven62........

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                Posted: September 21, 2007, 6:40 pm - IP Logged

                 My typical store, where I've been a customer since it opened a very long time ago, has sold at least 3 PB JP winners and a couple DE lotto also.  I've known the clerks, managers, etc., etc.  I took a long break from it not too long ago but have gone back now. 

                            I don't think about it except in the free-for-all that occurs in the days surrounding a JP win, and then I usually shop somewhere else.  I don't like bright lights and crowds.  It does not affect how or where I buy my tickets otherwise.

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                  Funny - not only have I thought about this, but today I almost went to another retailer since there have been so many winners lately at Publix.  If you pick your own numbers, it should have absolutely no effect at all, since it only matters if they are drawn.  However, what about quick picks?  I've seen press releases announcing winners from the same store on different dates, but does this mean it's less likely someone will hit a big jackpot there the next week?  Maybe it doesn't make sense, but if Joe's Mini-Mart sells a $10 million Lotto winner and then sells a couple of winning Fantasy 5 tickets, were the players just there at the right time?  I'm asking these questions, because I've read that each terminal has its own algorithm and generates its own quick picks.  A recent newspaper article stated "Even states with the same GTECH terminals may run different or modified quick-pick software in their terminals."  I wish someone would explain this to me in simple English.  Is it random or isn't it?  Do I have the same shot at winning if I get a quick pick at any lottery retailer?

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                    "A recent newspaper article stated "Even states with the same GTECH terminals may run different or modified quick-pick software in their terminals."  I wish someone would explain this to me in simple English.  Is it random or isn't it?  Do I have the same shot at winning if I get a quick pick at any lottery retailer?"

                    Yes it's random. Different seeds, diferent software or a different location is no different than any other method you could use to choose your numbers randomly. Until you figure out how to play your numbers after the drawing where you play and the numbers you get  have no more affect on the outcome than what you have for breakfast.You get your numbers first. You win if those numbers happen to be drawn later. It's the drawing that determines the outcome, not how, where or why you play the numbers you play.

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                      Posted: September 22, 2007, 8:46 am - IP Logged

                      So, the 7-11 about 2 miles from my house where I usually buy my tickets hit the big one. Not so big, but it was one of 2 jackpot winners for the $15M California SuperLotto PLUS last night. Has this happened to anyone else on LP? And what are your thoughts...should I keep playing there, stop playing there, or just not care since it doesn't matter where you buy tickets anyway.

                       

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                      Mega Millions Jackpot ticket(s) were sold at:

                      7-ELEVEN 2136-13846C
                      11007 VENTURA BL
                      STUDIO CITY, 91604

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                        Posted: September 22, 2007, 1:49 pm - IP Logged

                        So, the 7-11 about 2 miles from my house where I usually buy my tickets hit the big one. Not so big, but it was one of 2 jackpot winners for the $15M California SuperLotto PLUS last night. Has this happened to anyone else on LP? And what are your thoughts...should I keep playing there, stop playing there, or just not care since it doesn't matter where you buy tickets anyway.

                         

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                        A store I buy my tickets at has sold a couple of big winning scratch off tickets. It's a Texaco gas station convenience store run by some Middle Eastern people who are always very polite to their customers. One of their employees told me he fished some losing scratch off tickets out of the trash and sent them in for a second chance drawing and won one of the prizes, a package of World Series of Poker Merchandise. I buy from this store on Sundays for the Wednesday drawing because it is only a couple of miles from my home and I buy a newspaper there as well. In other words, it's convenient.

                        When I buy tickets for the Saturday drawings, I stop at a store on the way home from work because it's convenient. For the lottery club I'm running at my work, I buy the tickets either from a store on the way to work, or one of two around the corner from work for the same reason, convenience.

                        For the most part, I don't think it necessarily matters where you buy your tickets, but there are some caveats to that. In the past, in some stores I've gone to, I would get alot of duplication of numbers when buying multiple quick picks while other stores would give a better mix of numbers. If buying scratchers, different stores may have different tickets with different odds of winning and a different number of winners left out there. When trying to even the odds on scratchers, buying games with better odds that have more winners left might help a player's chances but other than that, it probably doesn't matter where you buy your tickets. Some stores may produce more winners simply because they sell more tickets.

                        Just my opinion.

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                          Posted: September 22, 2007, 6:08 pm - IP Logged

                          "A recent newspaper article stated "Even states with the same GTECH terminals may run different or modified quick-pick software in their terminals."  I wish someone would explain this to me in simple English.  Is it random or isn't it?  Do I have the same shot at winning if I get a quick pick at any lottery retailer?"

                          Yes it's random. Different seeds, diferent software or a different location is no different than any other method you could use to choose your numbers randomly. Until you figure out how to play your numbers after the drawing where you play and the numbers you get  have no more affect on the outcome than what you have for breakfast.You get your numbers first. You win if those numbers happen to be drawn later. It's the drawing that determines the outcome, not how, where or why you play the numbers you play.

                          The first time I read your post it looked like you were saying that within one state, different machines use different Quick Pick software.  When I re-read a few times I drew the correct conclusion that the software varies among states, but not WITHIN a state.

                          I am posting this comment in case anyone else drew that same conclusion.

                          It's worth stating again:  within a single state, every terminal uses the same algorithm for choosing random numbers.

                          I'm sure some people may be surprised that different states use different Quick Pick algorithms, but I am not.  That would be my assumption, even if I had never seen one.

                          The lottery terminals are specialized computers which are programmed to download software updates from a central computer via dial-up modem line.  They are "specialized", but they are still just computers that are programmed like any other computer.

                          Certainly GTECH (and the other vendors) has software packages that get installed, and they have gone through many versions, just like any other software.  And, the software can most certainly be customized to the lottery's needs

                          Thus, it is a forgone conclusion that different states would choose to program their lottery machines differently.

                          I guess someone who does not work with computers may not have known that, or may still not understand, but coming from someone who does work with computers it is not Earth-shattering.

                           

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                            Posted: September 22, 2007, 7:10 pm - IP Logged

                            A win can happen anywhere with tickets bought in any store, but how big are the chances of the same store having several jackpot winners?

                            So perhaps you should go somewhere else?

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                              Posted: September 23, 2007, 12:52 am - IP Logged

                              A win can happen anywhere with tickets bought in any store, but how big are the chances of the same store having several jackpot winners?

                              So perhaps you should go somewhere else?

                              Why would you go anywhere else?

                              Pick a store. Any store. How big are the chances that a jackpot winner will be sold there?