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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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Posted: December 15, 2007, 3:28 am - IP Logged

I usually play at stores where the employees are nice, lottery-friendly people.

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    Posted: December 17, 2007, 2:25 pm - IP Logged

    I have done some research on this one.  As it turns out for Mega Millions in the state of Virginia, the winners come from the following places:

     

    1) Any 7-11 down Jeff Davis Highway.  Most popular.

    2) Falls Church

    3) Richmond

    4) Alexandria

    5) Arlington

    Now, all these places are too far for me to drive everytime I want a ticket for Mega Millions.  And even with proof in my hand, I can't convince my husband to take the drive.  Even when won in other places, they were purchased at a 7-11, with the minor exception of a handful of winners being purchased otherwise.  And there are no 7-11's within driving distance for me. 

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      Posted: December 18, 2007, 4:18 pm - IP Logged

      I vote No, It doesn't matter where I buy my tickets, I still lose. lol

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        Posted: December 18, 2007, 4:44 pm - IP Logged

        I voted no, but I buy my tics at the same c-store because I like the people that own it. They know how to run the machine, and if I ever hit big I would like them to benefit. 

        She actually had a run of good luck recently with pick 3 and scratch offs.  

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          Posted: December 18, 2007, 8:40 pm - IP Logged

          Since I usually play my own selection of numbers, playing at a store that was "lucky" would have no impact on my luck.  I most frequently play at small mom and pop stores usually in my own small town, so that should I win big, the owners would also benefit.

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            Posted: December 18, 2007, 10:09 pm - IP Logged

            If I play anything QP I go to Stores whose RNGs have produced winners.. often after a store has a big win if it's not too far away I give them a visit. The farthest I have ever visited a store was the C&L Super Serve in Hurricane, WV. I won a Pick 4 BOX that day but NOT from there, it was in RG's in Keyser who maybe never had a big winner. The reason I visit lucky locations is because it's fun and an excuse to visit new places! I'm always curious to know what it feels like to be there and to get souvenirs.

            When I visited the SuperServe the only way you knew its significance was the giant banner across the front of the roof. Otherwise it was very quiet there and the one person there was not really impressed that people visited all the way from nj. I got some souvenirs, a CLSS lighter that someone "borrowed" and never gave back, a pack of Juicy Fruit, some Charleston Chews, a newspaper, and Powerball tickets. I couldn't find where the Pink Pony was but the sandwich I had at the Charleston Multifest and the mall in Huntington was worth the long trip.

            The Leprechaun News in Rutherford, nj is a lot closer so I visit there often and have won from there several times but not on QP. I like how it smells there and they're more lively and proud of selling the winning ticket. When it was first sold there I visited even before the actual winner turned up but nobody asked me about it and the lone news reporter kept staring toward the train station.

            Otherwise, most places I play have sold at least a few hundred thousand winners at some point anyway, and one time I created a "lucky location" with a low-paying 5 of 5 but that was also not QP.

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              Posted: December 27, 2007, 7:08 am - IP Logged

              For some people I guess it's a "Feng Shui" thing.