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To play Mega Millions or Powerball that your state does not offer?

Yes, I have the urge to play Mega Million [ 12 ]  [24.00%]
I have the urge to play Powerball [ 14 ]  [28.00%]
My state have one (MM/PB) so no urge [ 15 ]  [30.00%]
Not my kind of games [ 3 ]  [6.00%]
other... [ 6 ]  [12.00%]
Total Valid Votes [ 50 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 2 ]  
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Posted: April 13, 2009, 1:38 pm - IP Logged

Do you have the urge to play Mega Millions/Powerball if your state don't offer it?

I have the urge to play Powerball, since TX only offer one multi-state jackpot game, Mega Millions right now.

Was curious to see if you have the urge to play other multi-state jackpot games that your state does not offer, at the moment.


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    Posted: April 13, 2009, 1:58 pm - IP Logged

    Do you have the urge to play Mega Millions/Powerball if your state don't offer it?

    I have the urge to play Powerball, since TX only offer one multi-state jackpot game, Mega Millions right now.

    Was curious to see if you have the urge to play other multi-state jackpot games that your state does not offer, at the moment.

    My state,Iowa, has Powerball & I only live a couple of miles from a MegaMillions state,Illinois,so I can already play both games so I checked "other".

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      Posted: April 13, 2009, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

      Ohio has MegaMillions but sometimes I wish I lived close enough to play Powerball my sons g/f live cross the river but I don't trust her with my money plus my wifes brothers live in Kentucky but don't trust them as well.I be afred they would just go to the bar with the money i gave them to play and it would be like a 60 mile round trip there so I don't play it.

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        Posted: April 13, 2009, 3:01 pm - IP Logged

        Ohio has MegaMillions but sometimes I wish I lived close enough to play Powerball my sons g/f live cross the river but I don't trust her with my money plus my wifes brothers live in Kentucky but don't trust them as well.I be afred they would just go to the bar with the money i gave them to play and it would be like a 60 mile round trip there so I don't play it.

        Trusting is the key. Perhaps you can hold their first born as ransom if they don't comply...

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          Posted: April 13, 2009, 3:24 pm - IP Logged

          I already got that.My granddaughter stays with me on the weekends and lot though the week LOL Thing is if I did win it I wouldn't want her to know till I told her because she is the type that if she knew I won on the tix she played for me my son and her would be first in line to see what dad would give them.

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            Posted: April 13, 2009, 3:29 pm - IP Logged

            I live in Ohio which has MegaMillions but I can drive 2 hrs to Indiana to get PowerBall if I get the urge real bad to play.  I use to do that but after gas prices went up I got real and realize that my chances of hitting the PB jackpots were no better than my chances of hitting the MM jackpots and chances of hitting either were better if I just put all my resources in one. Besides the money I save on gas can be used to buy more tickets.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: April 13, 2009, 3:36 pm - IP Logged

              I already got that.My granddaughter stays with me on the weekends and lot though the week LOL Thing is if I did win it I wouldn't want her to know till I told her because she is the type that if she knew I won on the tix she played for me my son and her would be first in line to see what dad would give them.

              Ah, you got it covered. So the concern is really the delayed in good news. I am sure more people in your lineage will be lining up :)

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                Posted: April 13, 2009, 3:44 pm - IP Logged

                I live in Ohio which has MegaMillions but I can drive 2 hrs to Indiana to get PowerBall if I get the urge real bad to play.  I use to do that but after gas prices went up I got real and realize that my chances of hitting the PB jackpots were no better than my chances of hitting the MM jackpots and chances of hitting either were better if I just put all my resources in one. Besides the money I save on gas can be used to buy more tickets.

                2hrs is not bad if its both to and from. Good thinking on putting in more tickets for MM from gas money.

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                  Posted: April 13, 2009, 4:32 pm - IP Logged

                  I don't so much get the urge to play, but every now and then, I wish I could get a couple of Mega Millions tickets. I have Powerball in my state, but I am no where near close enough to the Washington border to justify the gas money to get MM tickets. So no MM tickets for me.

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                    Posted: April 13, 2009, 6:14 pm - IP Logged

                    I'm in a MM state, and the part of the state I'm in is bordered by two PB states so voted no urge.

                    When I saw the title of this thread, Do you have the urge, I thought it was going to follow with to throw something at the TV when the results of the drawing are in.

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                      Posted: April 13, 2009, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

                      My state,Iowa, has Powerball & I only live a couple of miles from a MegaMillions state,Illinois,so I can already play both games so I checked "other".

                      Same Here - NC & VA though, Pogo

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                        Posted: April 13, 2009, 10:27 pm - IP Logged

                        i live in australia, and i get the urge to buy online when the pot is over $200 mill, well the advertised pot. Just too much money to not have a chance at.

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                          Posted: April 13, 2009, 10:31 pm - IP Logged

                          <Moved to Jackpot Games forum>

                          Please post in the appropriate forum ... thank you.

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                            Posted: April 14, 2009, 12:03 am - IP Logged

                            Hi Diamond!

                            I voted "other" because I live in a MM state and b/c my husband is a truck driver, he is able to pick up PB tickets when I get the urge.  So we kinda get the best of both worlds.  I guess it would be better if we could HIT one of them.  Lol...

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                              Posted: April 14, 2009, 8:35 am - IP Logged

                              Do you have the urge to play Mega Millions/Powerball if your state don't offer it?

                              I have the urge to play Powerball, since TX only offer one multi-state jackpot game, Mega Millions right now.

                              Was curious to see if you have the urge to play other multi-state jackpot games that your state does not offer, at the moment.

                              I voted PB. I drive right up I-35 to Thackerville, OK and buy 10 draws at a time. Diamondpalace, it's only about an hour each way for me, and it would be about the same for you if you live around Dallas.