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justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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Posted: January 21, 2008, 10:28 pm - IP Logged

Do you spend the entire amount on more tickets, or do you stick to your budget for the night? 

 

I didn't make this a poll, since it's not just a yes or no question.  For example, tonight I saw someone buying scratchers, he won some money and came back for more.  I was only in the market for a short time, but he was still at the lottery counter buying tickets after I purchased my groceries.

This is my answer.  I cashed in a ticket for $11 tonight.  I then bought a dozen eggs, a loaf of bread, coffee & a pint of milk. Then I went back to customer service and got 2 Fantasy 5 tickets.

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    Posted: January 21, 2008, 10:56 pm - IP Logged

    I just stick to my budget.  A few weeks ago I won $15 in the state lotto.  But I only play the state lotto and MegaMillions when the jackpots are above a certain amount.  When I went to cash in my tickets last week, both Lotto and MM were below the amount at which I play, so I just applied the $15 toward my groceries. 

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      Posted: January 21, 2008, 11:07 pm - IP Logged

      Budget.

      love to nibble those micey feet.

       

                                   

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        Posted: January 21, 2008, 11:17 pm - IP Logged

        I tend to stick to a certain amount. I won something like $24 on Powerball once, but decided to spread that amount on more then one game instead of blowing it all at once.

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

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          Posted: January 21, 2008, 11:47 pm - IP Logged

          I use that money to purchase more tickets (PB or MM). If the amount is only 2 - 10 dollars. Any winnings over that 10 dollars I'll apply it towards the next drawing when the time comes.

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            Posted: January 22, 2008, 12:21 am - IP Logged

            Well, since my usual play is a Pick 5 and if there's a small prize it's usually $1 (2 of 5) that goes right back into the Pick 5.

            The occassional $10 for a 3 of 5 goes $1 or $2 for lotto.

            If i get $100 for a 4 of 5 a part of that will go right to Barnes & Noble.

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

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            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: January 22, 2008, 9:18 am - IP Logged

              I stick to the budget.

              when we win a small amount it goes in what we like to call "the kitty." basically, the next 4 or 5 draws are paid for, so we play the same amount of tickets for the next few weeks without having to annie back up..

              any large amounts would be split up and an agreed amount would be put into the kitty.

              "know your limitations, but excede your expectations"

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                Posted: January 22, 2008, 4:21 pm - IP Logged

                Do you spend the entire amount on more tickets, or do you stick to your budget for the night? 

                 

                I didn't make this a poll, since it's not just a yes or no question.  For example, tonight I saw someone buying scratchers, he won some money and came back for more.  I was only in the market for a short time, but he was still at the lottery counter buying tickets after I purchased my groceries.

                This is my answer.  I cashed in a ticket for $11 tonight.  I then bought a dozen eggs, a loaf of bread, coffee & a pint of milk. Then I went back to customer service and got 2 Fantasy 5 tickets.

                I stick to the same amount, no matter what.  I recently won $12 on the state lotto and put the winnings away for my next play in 2 days.  Im still $3 short of my budgeted amount but its something.

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                  Posted: January 22, 2008, 4:27 pm - IP Logged

                  We have customers who come to blow $100 each and every Sunday morning. They come in and buy $100 worth of scratch offs.. They scratch and trade winners for more tickets until they scratch out with the final losing ticket.  They come back again week after week.

                  That is how scratchers are suppose to work... You suck the suckers in.. and suck them dry.. They will be back when they are wet again....

                   

                  As for online games.. I spend my usual.. Sometimes adding more draws to keep me from having to get out again the next few nights. With Tn it is best to play advance since they keep up with what has been played the most before releasing the winning number of what has been bought the least of..

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                    Posted: January 22, 2008, 4:34 pm - IP Logged

                    One thing I didn't mention is sometimes I buy an extra can of people or pet food and drop it in the bin on the way out of the supermarket, but I rarely spend the whole thing on tickets.

                    Has a clerk ever told you that the store doesn't pay for tickets and you should buy more with your win?  I'm having trouble wording this so I'll just explain.

                    I only went to 7-11 the other night to cash the $5 and 2 Free Draws because it was an even exchange, but in the past a clerk told me they expect customers to use the money to buy more tickets.  The words were "most people spend it on tickets and don't ask for change."  I was going to complain to the lottery, but I didn't.  If I win anything more than $5, I go to Publix because they always have the money.  In fact, when I got the $72.50 I drove to one in Naples that is very busy and always has a line of people buying tickets. They are very efficent at that particular store, but it's 5 or 6 miles from me.  

                    tntea - sounds just like Deal or No Deal.  People are offered a lot of money, even $200,000 or more and walk away with a penny.  I hope I would never do that.  But I admit many years ago when I used to travel, I blew money at a casino when I won over $100.  The chips don't look like real money when they're piled up in front of you, so it's too easy to put them back on a number.

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                      Posted: January 22, 2008, 6:41 pm - IP Logged

                      One thing I didn't mention is sometimes I buy an extra can of people or pet food and drop it in the bin on the way out of the supermarket, but I rarely spend the whole thing on tickets.

                      Has a clerk ever told you that the store doesn't pay for tickets and you should buy more with your win?  I'm having trouble wording this so I'll just explain.

                      I only went to 7-11 the other night to cash the $5 and 2 Free Draws because it was an even exchange, but in the past a clerk told me they expect customers to use the money to buy more tickets.  The words were "most people spend it on tickets and don't ask for change."  I was going to complain to the lottery, but I didn't.  If I win anything more than $5, I go to Publix because they always have the money.  In fact, when I got the $72.50 I drove to one in Naples that is very busy and always has a line of people buying tickets. They are very efficent at that particular store, but it's 5 or 6 miles from me.  

                      tntea - sounds just like Deal or No Deal.  People are offered a lot of money, even $200,000 or more and walk away with a penny.  I hope I would never do that.  But I admit many years ago when I used to travel, I blew money at a casino when I won over $100.  The chips don't look like real money when they're piled up in front of you, so it's too easy to put them back on a number.

                      "Has a clerk ever told you that the store doesn't pay for tickets and you should buy more with your win?"

                      And many other comments I've ignored. 

                      That's probably because they have regular scratch-off players that never cash in and it's unthinkable that someone playing online games knows when to quit no matter how small the amount is. Or maybe it's the clerk giving their unsolicited opinion on what they would do with their winnings. Either way, the best thing to do is put your hand out so they know you're expecting change and hopefully no more editorial comments. 

                      I've tried to cash $80 winners and the clerk had the deer caught in the headlights look. Most of these stores just sell tickets and if we try to cash a $500 winning ticket we bought there, the clerk will looked shocked and mumble something about waiting until the manager is in.

                      We don't have Publix but plenty of other groceries stores that will cash $500 winners and like you, I'm willing do drive a few miles to avoid the hassle.

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                        justxploring wrote: 

                        I only went to 7-11 the other night to cash the $5 and 2 Free Draws because it was an even exchange, but in the past a clerk told me they expect customers to use the money to buy more tickets.  The words were "most people spend it on tickets and don't ask for change."  I was going to complain to the lottery, but I didn't. 

                        Wow, no that's never happened to me.  When I win I almost always get some change.  Even if it's just a $3 win on the PowerBall, I usually just buy one more Powerball and get change.   No one has ever even looked at me funny for doing that.

                        I probably wouldn't call the lottery to complain about that.  But it would annoy me.  I might call the store manager and tell them what their clerk is doing and that I'm uncomfortable shopping there.

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                          One thing I didn't mention is sometimes I buy an extra can of people or pet food and drop it in the bin on the way out of the supermarket, but I rarely spend the whole thing on tickets.

                          Has a clerk ever told you that the store doesn't pay for tickets and you should buy more with your win?  I'm having trouble wording this so I'll just explain.

                          I only went to 7-11 the other night to cash the $5 and 2 Free Draws because it was an even exchange, but in the past a clerk told me they expect customers to use the money to buy more tickets.  The words were "most people spend it on tickets and don't ask for change."  I was going to complain to the lottery, but I didn't.  If I win anything more than $5, I go to Publix because they always have the money.  In fact, when I got the $72.50 I drove to one in Naples that is very busy and always has a line of people buying tickets. They are very efficent at that particular store, but it's 5 or 6 miles from me.  

                          tntea - sounds just like Deal or No Deal.  People are offered a lot of money, even $200,000 or more and walk away with a penny.  I hope I would never do that.  But I admit many years ago when I used to travel, I blew money at a casino when I won over $100.  The chips don't look like real money when they're piled up in front of you, so it's too easy to put them back on a number.

                          when I scan a winner,  I lay the money out on the counter.  Most customers will say,  "I dont want the money I want more tickets."  I just tell them I always pay up first and they it is up to them to do whatever they want to do with the money.

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                            Posted: February 9, 2008, 9:33 pm - IP Logged

                            when I scan a winner,  I lay the money out on the counter.  Most customers will say,  "I dont want the money I want more tickets."  I just tell them I always pay up first and they it is up to them to do whatever they want to do with the money.

                            Yes I do the same, first pay them out in cash, than they can buy whatever else. 

                            It  saves me from the confusion and cuts down on mistakes. 

                             

                            For the people cashing big winners, $200, $300, $500, I dont hesitate to pay it out so long as I have the cash. 

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                              Posted: February 10, 2008, 12:16 am - IP Logged

                              only time we refuse cashout on those are when we've just changed shifts and up to two hours after the shift change. We just dont have enough cash during those times.