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Posted: October 19, 2009, 6:22 am - IP Logged

If you knew without a doubt that a jackpot ticket was going to be sold in a certain city would you travel to that city and purchase tickets and how far will you be willing to travel for that chance?

If you think you can or if you think you can't you are right!

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    Posted: October 19, 2009, 6:55 am - IP Logged

    I travel a few miles now to Virginny to get tickets without a guarantee so I guess I'd do the same with a guarantee the winner is there.

    Might even spend a little more.


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

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      Posted: October 19, 2009, 8:30 am - IP Logged

      I believe if it's "your turn" to win, it will happen no matter what city you live in or where the jackpot ticket is.  Would never go further than down the street to buy a lottery ticket myself.

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        Posted: October 19, 2009, 10:19 am - IP Logged

        If you knew without a doubt that a jackpot ticket was going to be sold in a certain city would you travel to that city and purchase tickets and how far will you be willing to travel for that chance?

        The fatherest I would go would be W.V. or Pa. because it is very close to me more like 1.5 hour drive.

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          Posted: October 19, 2009, 12:08 pm - IP Logged

          If you knew without a doubt that a jackpot ticket was going to be sold in a certain city would you travel to that city and purchase tickets and how far will you be willing to travel for that chance?

          This fantastic phantom phantasmagoria is worth considering:

          After regaining conscienceness the fantasy will fade away only to be replaced by the reality that it was only a dream. By then one may have traveled one hundred miles to buy those PowerBall Tickets in PA (Hi Scorpio).

          A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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            Posted: October 19, 2009, 12:34 pm - IP Logged

            If you knew without a doubt that a jackpot ticket was going to be sold in a certain city would you travel to that city and purchase tickets and how far will you be willing to travel for that chance?

            How in the world would someone know the city a jackpot would be sold?  (Unless, of course, you are playing a lottery in which all the tickets are sold within one city.)

             

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              Posted: October 19, 2009, 2:01 pm - IP Logged

              Its one of those "what if" questions: 

               

              However if you live in the state of New York, their average lottery sales are about 5.75 million per draw.  They average 1.4 -5+0 winners every draw and 1 jackpot win every 18.4 draws in 2009,  so if one of those 5.75 million dollars is yours, this is what might happen. 

              If you live in california your average sales there is 4.25 million per draw.  They average 1.1-5+0 winners every draw and 1 jackpot every 35.5 draws.....

               

              So the question should be, if you could, what state would you pool your money with

              Not that anything will change.....

               

               

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                Posted: October 19, 2009, 2:09 pm - IP Logged

                id wait till i knew my home town was going to win, and buy up then :D

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                  Posted: October 19, 2009, 2:16 pm - IP Logged

                  I don't see how anyone can know the exact city and state that a ticket is going to be won. But realistically, I wouldn't leave my state for tickets, unless I am traveling for some other reason.

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                    Posted: October 19, 2009, 2:33 pm - IP Logged

                    Its one of those "what if" questions: 

                     

                    However if you live in the state of New York, their average lottery sales are about 5.75 million per draw.  They average 1.4 -5+0 winners every draw and 1 jackpot win every 18.4 draws in 2009,  so if one of those 5.75 million dollars is yours, this is what might happen. 

                    If you live in california your average sales there is 4.25 million per draw.  They average 1.1-5+0 winners every draw and 1 jackpot every 35.5 draws.....

                     

                    So the question should be, if you could, what state would you pool your money with

                    Not that anything will change.....

                     

                     

                    Since I live in New York I thought I would post a reply to this message.  I live in the western end of the state and the 1 jackpot prize in 18.4 draws in New York sure isn't in the western end of this state.  They are usually in the eastern end of the state.  So would I travel to buy a winning ticket?  I don't think so.  Because I feel if I am suppose to win the jackpot in one of the lottery games that I play, then it will happen sooner or later.  I just hope it is sooner.  VERY SOON.

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                      Posted: October 19, 2009, 2:42 pm - IP Logged

                      I don't see how anyone can know the exact city and state that a ticket is going to be won. But realistically, I wouldn't leave my state for tickets, unless I am traveling for some other reason.

                      Maybe they dreamed it? Hopefully they would also dream the numbers to play! LOL!

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                        Posted: October 19, 2009, 6:35 pm - IP Logged

                        I once considered going to Fon DuLac Wisconsin to buy tickets.  Or at least have one of my long-haul-truck-driving relatives roll through there for me.  Then realized buying a ticket there hadn't paid off for most of the people there so why bother.

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                          Posted: October 19, 2009, 6:58 pm - IP Logged

                          I'm with ThatScaryChick on not traveling to another state just for playing lotto.

                          I realize the scenario in the OP is an "if, then..." situation, as has been said, and let's say someone had a dream the the winninng ticket would be bought in a specific city.

                          I think we'd have to factor in the infamous Lottery Fairy, and I could just see something like this happening:

                          ...So Lucky Larry had a dream that the winning ticket would be bought in Salem. Living in California, not near the border,  he knew that was a prety good drive to Oregon, but he decided to go because he just knew that winner would come from there.

                          So he made the trip and bought his tickets. He watched the drawing and a day later when the results were posted he saw that the winning ticket had been bought in Salem, Mass.

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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: October 19, 2009, 8:24 pm - IP Logged

                            Since I live in New York I thought I would post a reply to this message.  I live in the western end of the state and the 1 jackpot prize in 18.4 draws in New York sure isn't in the western end of this state.  They are usually in the eastern end of the state.  So would I travel to buy a winning ticket?  I don't think so.  Because I feel if I am suppose to win the jackpot in one of the lottery games that I play, then it will happen sooner or later.  I just hope it is sooner.  VERY SOON.

                            Maybe you can help it happen, depending on actions you take. Just thiniking.

                            If you think you can or if you think you can't you are right!

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                              Posted: October 19, 2009, 10:02 pm - IP Logged

                              If you knew without a doubt that a jackpot ticket was going to be sold in a certain city would you travel to that city and purchase tickets and how far will you be willing to travel for that chance?

                              "If" is a big word.

                              If a grasshopper had a machine gun,the birds wouldn't bother it. "IF"......

                              If I was going to wish, I'd make it a big one. I'd wish to know the winning numbers and what state, and I wouldn't care what state. I'd fly there first class.

                              Nevertheless, even If I did it your way, the odds of winning, even in a small city, would still be high. Too many contenders.

                              It's nice to dream though.