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do you play other state lotteries?

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Posted: April 3, 2008, 3:50 am - IP Logged

do you play other state lotteries besides your own state?

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    Posted: April 3, 2008, 7:25 am - IP Logged

    yes i drive to virginia to play megamillions. i buy advanced drawing ( 26 is the most ). if the jackpot gets over $200 million I go back and get quick picks for a couple of drawings. only about 40 minutes to state line in virginia from where I live in NC

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      Posted: April 3, 2008, 11:09 am - IP Logged

      I will go to OK occasionally to play PB. It's 70 minute drive each way and with gas over $3/gal, it might be a while before I run up there.

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        Posted: April 3, 2008, 12:41 pm - IP Logged

        If we go to Missouri, Indiana, or Kentucky we play Powerball, advanced play for 10 or 14 draws (max. in Missouri if I remember right, not sure what the IN and KY maxes are), but we don't go just to play their lottery.

        We'll play rhe PB advanced play and then maybe throw a couple of dollars at their Pick 6 and Show Me 5 Paydown.

        In the Missouri you win $50,000, tax paid - the actual winnings are somewhere around $71,000 but you get $50 K.

        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: April 3, 2008, 12:46 pm - IP Logged

          Once in a while I go to IL to play Mega Millions when the jackpot is high.

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            Posted: April 3, 2008, 1:15 pm - IP Logged

             I reside in Texas. I have a brother in Florida. I play FL Fan5 and C3 4 days per week.

            I like the +/-$250,000 Fan5 jackpot, compared to maybe $30,000 for the Cash 5 game in Texas.

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              Posted: April 3, 2008, 1:39 pm - IP Logged

              I reside in mid-Ohio.  I use to make the 115 mi. drive to an Indiana boarder town for PowerBall tickets when its jackpot was over $100M but with gas prices up I'm satisfied staying home and just playing the local games including MegaMillions.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: April 3, 2008, 2:03 pm - IP Logged

                I only play in other states if I happen to be traveling in that area. Otherwise, I don't. I can't afford to cross the states lines just to play different types of lottery games.

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                  Posted: April 3, 2008, 2:17 pm - IP Logged

                  I only play in other states if I happen to be traveling in that area. Otherwise, I don't. I can't afford to cross the states lines just to play different types of lottery games.

                  How much do you has to win to make it worth the effort to go back and collect? 

                  I know that some states do allow out of state players to download a form from their website and mail their tickets in for their winnings. 

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                    Posted: April 3, 2008, 2:21 pm - IP Logged

                    How much do you has to win to make it worth the effort to go back and collect? 

                    I know that some states do allow out of state players to download a form from their website and mail their tickets in for their winnings. 

                    I would travel to another state to pick up a prize that was big of course and I know some states allow you to get winnings for small prizes by mail, but I wouldn't spend a couple of hundred dollars to travel to a state to pick up a $10 prize. LOL

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                      Posted: April 3, 2008, 9:09 pm - IP Logged

                      Only when i am out of state-- i have bought tickets in every state that i have been too that has a lottery.

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                        Posted: April 3, 2008, 9:19 pm - IP Logged

                        I would travel to another state to pick up a prize that was big of course and I know some states allow you to get winnings for small prizes by mail, but I wouldn't spend a couple of hundred dollars to travel to a state to pick up a $10 prize. LOL

                        I know what you mean; last summer I bought Mega Millions tickets in Michigan and matched the mega ball on one of them. Do you think it's worth the 280 mile round trip drive to collect $2?

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                          Posted: April 4, 2008, 6:25 am - IP Logged

                          Yes, I play in two state lotteries on a regular basis as one state is a 45 mile drive and the other is PB about 89 miles.  DOn't go that often to the longest distance, I utilize the advance play option for that.

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                            Posted: April 4, 2008, 10:32 am - IP Logged

                            I go to the casinos in LA, when the jackpots are large I will play the Power ball.  My friends are from Scotland, and I will play the National and Euro Lotto's when they go home to visit.

                            A few years ago, billionaire Warren Buffett advised  "Investors should remember that excitement and expenses are their enemies. And if they insist on trying to time their participation in equities, they should try to be fearful when others are greedy and greedy only when others are fearful."

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                              Posted: April 4, 2008, 10:54 pm - IP Logged

                              I live just 15 minutes south of the Wisconsin border in Illinois, so I used to play both MM in IL and PB in WI.  Now I pass through IN quite a bit, so I buy my PB tickets there instead because you can pick the few numbers you feel strongly about and let the computer pick the remainder.  Since I drive OTR, I will buy a ticket for PB/MM in other states as long as the jackpot is above $50 million.  I will also always buy advanced plays when I pass through Virginia (for MM), North Carolina (for PB), Florida (lotto), Texas (lotto), and California (CASL).  And if the state lottos for IN and MI are more than 11 million, I will also buy some advanced plays for them too.  Way I figure it, I at least stand a very, very, very small chance of winning if I have at least one play in, but I am guaranteed a 100 percent chance of not winning if I don't.

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