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How Many State Lotteries Have You Played?

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Posted: June 29, 2009, 12:45 am - IP Logged

How Many State Lotteries Have You Played?     tell about your experiences and how things turned out....


P.S.....this is not online but physically buying the lottery tickets.


well so far i've only played one and thats here in tennessee.

    four4me's avatar - gate1
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    Posted: June 29, 2009, 12:58 am - IP Logged

    Good to see you back online Mike.

    When i have traveled i have played in whichever state i was in one time last year i traveled to Delaware, New Jersey and Pa. all in the same day. I missed the pick 4 in Pa by one digit in exact order I played the address of the place i was visiting.

    I've also played in Virginia, and DC.

    Big John says. You don't hit the number. The number hits you!!!!

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      RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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      Posted: June 29, 2009, 1:00 am - IP Logged

      I've only played the local state lottery although I played the multi-state lotteries in both Indiana and Michigan before MegaMillions came to Ohio.  Since most state lotteries have similar matrices, jackpots and odds of winning, there is no advantage to playing one out of state unless I happen to be visiting there and feel lucky.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   Evil Looking       

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        Posted: June 29, 2009, 1:33 am - IP Logged

        The first lottery I played was the Hessen Lotto in Germany.

        I played the California lotto when I lived in Vegas (had 5 of 6 one time, that paid $2002).

        I've lived and worked in Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri and Illinois and play those.

        Had 4 + 0 in Indiana PB one time, paid $110.

        Played Ohio, Pennsylvania, NY and NJ lottos on a trip passing through.

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


        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.

          Talking Rock, GA
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          Posted: June 29, 2009, 1:55 am - IP Logged

          Being that I live in GA, I've played the GA Lottery many times since July 2004.  I've also played the lottery in South Carolina whenever I'd travel there for some stuff (either to a giant flea market in Anderson or somewhere in that area...it's called the "Jockey Lot") or on vacation in Myrtle Beach (like I did in 2006 and will again in August).  Before I went to Myrtle Beach, I went to my aunt and uncle's house in North Carolina...and played the NC scratchers a couple of times there (without much luck...but this was when they first started).  When I went out to see The Price Is Right before Bob Barker retired in March 2007, I played some CA Lottery scratchers (and only won a couple of free tickets).

          A Gold account on Lottery Post:  $4.95

          A Millionaire Jumbo Bucks scratcher:  $20

          Airfare and hotel in March 2007 to see The Price Is Right before Bob Barker retired:  $600-something

          Winning something to get a trip to a district office:  Priceless Big Grin

            Astekblue's avatar - Tarlor
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            Posted: June 29, 2009, 2:34 am - IP Logged

            Have  played   Kentucky.......


            Ohio ( I live just 4 miles from State of Ohio  ) ....


            and Indiana ( I am one hour and  15 minutes from State of Indiana )


            I have played at the Circle  K  (  Shell ) in   Indiana.......they have had  some  big winners there........but it wasn't me......they had a 850,000.00 winner there few years ago (  Powerball )...it was the bonus pool at the time I think (  not sure....but I dont think he had the power play )

            Same place  had a recent  161  million Powerball winner at the Circle  K there also few months ago........I think I am correct on the jackpot........it was a Large jackpot


            Back up the road a few miles....in Kentucky....at the Hebron exit..........there was a 850,000.00  PB winner few years ago  ( that never was claimed )...........then one mile from that spot.......there was a Kentucky  " Win For Life "  TOP winner at a Shell gas station there  ( I have played both those locations....hoping lightening would strike twice ) I was by there the weekend the win for life was  hit....but did not stop to buy a ticket ( doesnt  mean I would have won even if I had )

            Metcalf won the Millions  around Florence , Ky. ( or  around that  area somewhere ) years ago......I am sure many are familiar with his story...........and over in Cincinnati across the river in that area...there was a Big Mega Millions winner few years ago   ( 5.00 QP at a Kroger Store if I remember  correct ) I had 20.00 on the draw that night...and never hit nothing

            And recently I heard there was a 1 million  dollar  winner on PB  around Florence , Ky. or somewhere in that area there

            So....needless to say........it has been  a VERY Lucky area there  over the years........all within a 20 minute  drive or so around that area

            I pass through there a lot.......and I most always buy a few tickets....at the Circle  K mentioned above......and at  both the places at the Hebron KY. exit also sometimes.........but never have won much......but....maybe my day will come one day

            But it truely is amazing to me...how certain spots over the years....seem to be lucky like that....and have more than one winner at the same location....or have lots of winners in the area surrounding

            So ..... if your ever through that area....stop at the  Circle  K....or at the Hebron exit in Ky. and buy a few tickets........and cross your fingers......... maybe some of the " Lucky  Dust " in  that area will sprinkle down on you.............you  never  know .






              Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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              Posted: June 29, 2009, 3:24 am - IP Logged

              Three. Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.

              Gonna win.Big Smile

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                Posted: June 29, 2009, 6:15 am - IP Logged

                Let's see, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, New York

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                  Posted: June 29, 2009, 7:17 am - IP Logged

                  I've won more and played more in Idaho where I live now, but I also played a bit in Washington when I lived there (didn't win much). I've only bought a couple of tickets here and there when I traveled to these other states Oregon, Montana, Arizona, California and Texas but I didn't win anything on those tickets.

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

                    Kennesaw, GA
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                    Posted: June 29, 2009, 7:49 am - IP Logged

                    well I live in Ga and i have played here since 2003.. this year i have played in TN and matched 4 of the 5 in the pick 5, with my own set of numbers, that was a close but sad day...i also match 4 out of 5 in the fantasy 5 that same month...another sad day...so my time will come!!!!!

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                      Posted: June 29, 2009, 11:53 am - IP Logged

                      Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ontario, New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Missouri, and Kentucky.

                      The only significant wins I had in states other than the two I've lived in (Ohio and Kentucky) was a Pick-3 straight and box win in New Jersey, a Pick-4 box in Michigan, and a Quinto box win PA.

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                        Posted: June 29, 2009, 12:50 pm - IP Logged

                        States played (physical tickets): New Jersey, New York, Michigan, California, Florida, Georiga, Maryland, Virginia and Wash. DC.

                        I had most of my success in New York where I hit NY Take Five 4 of 5 multiple times for varying amounts over $600. Many hits in NJ, VA and MD pick 3 and pick 4.

                        I even played in the following foreign countries: Canada, Jamaica and Spain... I try to find the local lottery outlet in any place I trave as soon as I get oFf the plane.


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                          Posted: June 29, 2009, 12:53 pm - IP Logged

                          I have played...

                          TN...  The most I've won is $200 on an Instant...  Won $100 on PB once and 4/5 (Then Lotto 5) also.

                          GA... Not had the best luck in the peach state. 

                          FL... Won $500 once and that was it.

                          OKLA...  Similar to GA.  NOTHING

                          TX...  I only bought two tickets.

                          LA...  I only bought one ticket.

                          How are you going to win if you don't play?

                            MmeFlorida's avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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                            Posted: June 29, 2009, 12:55 pm - IP Logged




                            New York


                            North Carolina

                            New Jersey




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                              Posted: June 29, 2009, 1:35 pm - IP Logged

                              Iowa,Missouri,Illinois,Indiana,Kansas,Colorado,Nebraska,Oklahoma,Tennesee,Kentucky,Virginia,Wisconsin & Minnesota.I won $500 in Illinois,$100 twice in Missouri.The most I've won in Iowa is $21,000 but I've also won $3000,$1000,$500 several times and numerous smaller amounts.I've also lost more times than I care to think about.I live in Iowa,on the borders of Illinois & Missouri,so I play lotterys in these states on a regular basis.I've played in the other states while on vacation and have never won much money in any of those states.