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How far will you drive to get PB and MM tickets?

50 miles? [ 10 ]  [33.33%]
100 miles? [ 4 ]  [13.33%]
1 state away? [ 13 ]  [43.33%]
2 states away? [ 1 ]  [3.33%]
farther? [ 2 ]  [6.67%]
Total Valid Votes [ 30 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 11 ]  
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Posted: May 23, 2008, 6:34 pm - IP Logged

Ok.... this is a confession and a poll.  About a month ago when the PB and MM were well over 100 million, I got up one morning and drove from Central Florida to Hardeville, SC via I-95 to buy PB tickets (plus 10 advance draws).  At this point I grabbed something to eat, gased up and hit the mens room.  I then turned around and headed home stopping at the first exit in Georgia to pick up some MM picks (and 10 advance draws), and then headed home.  575 miles/8.5 hours...........priceless, maybe a little manic............LOL!!!  Share your fun!!

 

P.S. my draws are up on the 30th of May so I'm day tripping it again soon.  Agree with stupid

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    Posted: May 23, 2008, 6:39 pm - IP Logged

    Well, if I want Powerball tickets there a few stores within walking distance from me. If I wanted Mega Millions tickets, I would have to drive to another state and that's not going to happen unless I end up traveling or something. So basically, I wouldn't go out of my way to buy tickets.

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

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      Posted: May 23, 2008, 6:48 pm - IP Logged

      1 state a way for me, because that's exactly what we do, but we live not all that far from the state border.

      Usually when we go though it's not just to play PB (We're in a MM state).

      When I lived in Nevada a lot of us would drive from Vegas to a small town in California called Nipton, that had lotto ), but its lotto action has probably all dried up since Primm opened and put a gas station about 3 inches from the "Welcome to California" sign so they could sell lottery tickets.

      Before Primm opened, we were in Nipton one day and a train stopped and had everything blocked. The Californai lotto was pumped up at that time, about $43,000,000 and people were honking and yellig at the train.

      Well, it turned out the enginner himself had went into the lottery place and when he came out waving lottery tickets everyone cheered!

      That itself had to have a "behind the scenes" story about Primm though, AHEM because at that time the Californai law stated AHEm that to sell lottery tickets a California business had to have been in the present location for five years AHEM and the place was selling tickets the day it opened, AHEM.

      Also, this shows you the Nevada mentality towards lotto, people were acting as runners and showing up with steno pads full of pages of numbers to be played, and some poor slob who worked in one of the casinos actually got busyted by the Nevada Gaming Commission for buying lottery tickets for people other than himself and coming back across the Nevada state line with them.

      They actually had agenst at the lotto place watching for Nevada plates on vehicles and how many ticekts people played - then had Nevada Highway Patrol pull them over as soon as they were back in Nevada.

      Have A Lucky Day!

      PS

      We do know a couple of people who are "jackpot chasers" and bounce from our MM state to a PB state whenever a jackpot is up. It's almost entertaining listening to them, as if the odds wherever the JP is pumped are so much better than the other game.

      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: May 23, 2008, 9:21 pm - IP Logged

        I drive a truck and play a system for mm and pb every week, $13.00 per draw X 2 draws for each game.  $52.00 total, quit smoking 13 years ago so that is where the money comes from.  Live longer and maybe a millionaire someday.  God bless and good luck.

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          Posted: May 23, 2008, 9:22 pm - IP Logged

          Is this before these gas prices or now.

          Now I'd go 1 mile , before I may have went 10 miles.

           

           Good Luck,

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            Posted: May 23, 2008, 9:26 pm - IP Logged

            Before S.C. got a lottery I use to drive down I-95 to the line just for advance plays in pick 3 and 4.

            About a 4 1/2 hour drive.

            MAGA

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              Posted: May 23, 2008, 10:02 pm - IP Logged

              I drive a truck and play a system for mm and pb every week, $13.00 per draw X 2 draws for each game.  $52.00 total, quit smoking 13 years ago so that is where the money comes from.  Live longer and maybe a millionaire someday.  God bless and good luck.

              I too drive a truck (temporarily) so I buy play advance play draws in IL for MM and NC for PB (can go up to 26 advance plays there).  I will also buy advance plays for MM in VA as they also offer 26 advance plays.  Then I just buy anywhere from a buck to $20 bucks extra wherever I happen to be when that PB or MM draw is really high.  I also will buy advance plays for Florida Lotto, Texas Lotto, and California SuperLotto whenever either I or my brother visits those states on our delivery runs.

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                Posted: May 23, 2008, 10:07 pm - IP Logged

                Well I'm about 75 miles in any direction from a MM state, so I just take my chances on PB where I can get tickets at a gas station 500 yds down the road.  I tend to like the lower yielding Play 3 and Play 4 lottos though.  Millions would be nice though... mmmm..

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                  Posted: May 23, 2008, 10:14 pm - IP Logged

                  Usually I combine a trip for MM tickets with a needed trip to the gas station or grocery store, but if the jackpot is high enough I might make a special trip to the store - all of three miles.

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                    Posted: May 23, 2008, 11:08 pm - IP Logged

                    I live in north Tx, about 70 miles right up I-35 to the first town in OK. I used to drive up there to buy PB tics for 10 draws. But with gas the way it is, I can't see spending the money on gas for odds of 146 mil to 1. So it's MM and the TX lotteries for me right now.

                    Now that I think about it, I have a PB tic that's worth 3 whole dollars from the last time I played PB. LOL.

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                      Posted: May 24, 2008, 12:06 pm - IP Logged

                      I put 1 state but that is 78 miles one way so it is 6 gallons round trip or

                      currently 6 * 4.25 or  about a $26 trip so it will have to get way up there for me to go get them again.

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                        Posted: May 24, 2008, 1:24 pm - IP Logged

                        Is this before these gas prices or now.

                        Now I'd go 1 mile , before I may have went 10 miles.

                        I Agree!

                        The other night I went back to the store to buy a couple of Lotto tickets only because it's walking distance (although I drove because it was dark and we don't have sidewalks) 

                        Rather than spend the money on gas, it makes more sense to just buy more Lotto tickets to increase my chances.


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                          Posted: May 25, 2008, 12:57 am - IP Logged

                          I live in a Powerball state and a Mega Millions state is about a mile away across the Mississippi river.I have the best of both worlds.It doesn't seem to make me any luckier,though.

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                            Posted: May 25, 2008, 10:45 am - IP Logged

                            I live in a Powerball state and a Mega Millions state is about a mile away across the Mississippi river.I have the best of both worlds.It doesn't seem to make me any luckier,though.

                            Hang in there.  Your time is coming..

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                              Posted: May 25, 2008, 10:46 am - IP Logged

                              I put 1 state but that is 78 miles one way so it is 6 gallons round trip or

                              currently 6 * 4.25 or  about a $26 trip so it will have to get way up there for me to go get them again.

                              How many advance plays can you get?

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