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Do you buy tickets from stores that you think are "lucky"?

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Do you buy tickets from stores that have sold winning tickets because you think they are "lucky"?

Yes, I shop at stores that have had winners. [ 13 ]  [32.50%]
No, It doesn't matter where you buy your tickets. [ 27 ]  [67.50%]
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ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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Posted: December 13, 2007, 12:37 pm - IP Logged

I buy my tickets at 4 or 5 different stores and two of them have had winners. Although, the amount was small, $5,000 and $25,000, I really don't see those places being luckier then the any others. So, it doesn't stop me from shopping at non-winning stores. What do you think?

"No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

    angelm's avatar - anne
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    Posted: December 13, 2007, 12:38 pm - IP Logged

    I just buy my tickets at the nearest store that sells lottery

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      Posted: December 13, 2007, 12:50 pm - IP Logged

      I buy my tickets anywhere, but if I know a store has had a big winner, my first choice would be there. Smile

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        Posted: December 13, 2007, 12:59 pm - IP Logged

        I have one store I like getting easy picks at for 3-digit...they are right on or one digit off......

        Mad ALL IN!Mad

          RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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          Posted: December 13, 2007, 1:01 pm - IP Logged

          No, since I pick my own numbers I would have the same bad luck no matter where I bought them.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: December 13, 2007, 1:49 pm - IP Logged

            Everyone probably has places they feel are lucky or unlucky.

            I really suggest subscribing to your state lottery's e-mail list of winners and seeing where they are bought.

            I'll say this, in Illinois at least it's not grocery stores.  

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

            Lep

            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.

              justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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              Posted: December 13, 2007, 2:30 pm - IP Logged

              Everyone probably has places they feel are lucky or unlucky.

              I really suggest subscribing to your state lottery's e-mail list of winners and seeing where they are bought.

              I'll say this, in Illinois at least it's not grocery stores.  

              Most of the time I pick my own numbers, so my answer is no.  For a while I stopped going to the Publix up the street because there were too many mistakes. What I mean is that the terminal would print an extra set of numbers on my ticket or my numbers would be wrong and once I asked for 2 quick picks and got 3.  I'm a little superstitious & have a habit of always paying for the mistakes, so I try to stay away from stores where this happens. They told me they had the terminal serviced and it's been resolved. We'll see.

              Coin Toss, here most of the jackpot winners are in supermarkets.  I can't say for pick-3 or pick-4 because those aren't announced.

                Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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                Posted: December 13, 2007, 2:35 pm - IP Logged

                Nope. I pick my own numbers.

                Gonna win.Big Smile

                  derek7's avatar - speedykat
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                  Posted: December 13, 2007, 2:40 pm - IP Logged

                  I buy in my favorite store. Though it doesn't seem to be lucky... And it is actually 2 stores. 

                  I just go there because they "know" how to use the machine and sale is just few seconds.

                  ... own numbers. 

                    bashley572's avatar - starwars14
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                    Posted: December 13, 2007, 2:53 pm - IP Logged

                    I just buy my tickets at the nearest store that sells lottery

                    I Agree!

                    Money won is twice as good as money earned!

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                      Posted: December 13, 2007, 3:28 pm - IP Logged

                      When the Powerball jackpot was high last summer, I made a special trip to the Jackson's on Orchard (near the freeway) where 2 or 3 winning tickets have been sold.  But then I didn't win Unhappy and decided it wasn't worth it so I buy 99% of my tickets at places I pass while out walking.

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                        Posted: December 13, 2007, 3:36 pm - IP Logged

                        I like to buy at the same store, not so much for supersticious reasons, but I figure if I win, I want those retailers to benefit from my win.

                        EXMECHANIC

                        "My dollar buys hope, what does yours do?" 

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                          Posted: December 13, 2007, 4:45 pm - IP Logged

                          Yes, I have in the past walked into a gas station and dropped $150.00 like I'm lookin at ya and get 13 replays, What am I sposed to do with that? Or maybe a Von's supermarket with a similar amount and not even get a bonus number, and I didnt think that were possible, or finally walk into a store with $5.00 and get 4 out of six, so it's their that I now play consistently. I've hit 4 out of six their 3 times so far in about four months, but 4 out of six doesn't count. So the answer is yes, I just keep mixin it up with my strabagies til I get the big 5.

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                            Posted: December 13, 2007, 7:38 pm - IP Logged

                            In the past I had a couple of favorite places but never won anything substantial, so now I just get my tickets where the voices tell me to.

                            Wink

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

                            Lep

                            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: December 13, 2007, 8:12 pm - IP Logged

                              I buy my tickets at 4 or 5 different stores and two of them have had winners. Although, the amount was small, $5,000 and $25,000, I really don't see those places being luckier then the any others. So, it doesn't stop me from shopping at non-winning stores. What do you think?

                              Our lottery is having a holiday raffle and last week I asked the clerk if she was feeling lucky. She said sure so I asked for a raffle ticket and she asked me when to hit the send button. Every 100 tickets is an instant $100 winner and the machine plays "You're in the money" if you win. I didn't have an instant winner but the clerk told me that's because I probably will win $1 million.

                              I don't know if I'll be lucky or not, but I had fun buying the ticket.