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NightTrain1234's avatar - 8ball
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Posted: May 8, 2010, 12:45 am - IP Logged

Since I am having no luck in SC on any of the drawings....I was thinking over driving 2 hours to the Georgia border to put in numbers for the next couple of weeks.  You know for Cash 5, Pick 3&4, MegaMillions & Powerball.

Has anyone here ever done that?  Is that just being too deep into winning the lottery? 

What would you do?

I change the stores in my area that I buy lottery tickets but never travelled out of state just to bet.   Of course when I go on vacation, I do bet the lottery there, even if they are the same games as in my state.

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    Some people are like sticks in the mud. Hell, I'd drive to the other end of the country for a ticket if I felt like it. What's the big dadgum deal? I like to travel. I like to have fun. Do I need a better excuse to do those things?

    I was sittin in a bar after work in Chicago one time with a guy I worked with and he said he had a taste for Prime Rib.  I said come on and we got in my truck and went to O'Hare Airport and got on a flight to Vegas and had some Prime Rib and gambled and drank some whiskey and flew back. We were still in our dirty work clothes the whole time. That's the most fun way to do stuff - spur of the moment - don't worry about nothin'.

    Everybody worries about being proper all the time. That's one thing I ain't never worried about and never will.

    When the end comes you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the things you did.


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

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      Posted: May 8, 2010, 1:47 am - IP Logged

      Before MegaMillions came to Ohio I would travel to Michigan for BigGame tickets and to Indiana for PowerBall tickets when their jackpots were $100M+.  Ohio now has MM and PB so I no longer travel out of state for lottery tickets, now it's only for the joy of traveling.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: May 8, 2010, 8:21 am - IP Logged

        How do you work on winning the lottery?  I do quick picks and play birthdays....I don't know of any other way.

        Are Quick Picks & Birthdays the only way to Play the Lottery?

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

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          Posted: May 8, 2010, 11:05 am - IP Logged

          Some people are like sticks in the mud. Hell, I'd drive to the other end of the country for a ticket if I felt like it. What's the big dadgum deal? I like to travel. I like to have fun. Do I need a better excuse to do those things?

          I was sittin in a bar after work in Chicago one time with a guy I worked with and he said he had a taste for Prime Rib.  I said come on and we got in my truck and went to O'Hare Airport and got on a flight to Vegas and had some Prime Rib and gambled and drank some whiskey and flew back. We were still in our dirty work clothes the whole time. That's the most fun way to do stuff - spur of the moment - don't worry about nothin'.

          Everybody worries about being proper all the time. That's one thing I ain't never worried about and never will.

          When the end comes you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the things you did.

          ridge you and tiggs would have been hell on wheels back in the 60's..Let's go back in time cause tiggs is a bit to old..Maybe if he took a swallow or two it might perk him up...Whay say??...

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            Posted: May 8, 2010, 11:34 am - IP Logged

            >I was just thinking of driving across the bridge to play Illinois lottery for tonight.

            >But, I changed my mind, it's too late.

            Ok, Illinois deals for tonight.....

            Illinois Lotto $6,500,000  1:10 mil odds,  Approx 4,550,000 cash, About 2,800,000 after max tax.

            Illinois Little Lotto $250,000 1:575,757 odds 

            You can play 15 draws....

            My benefit to playing in Illinois is that Illinois Taxes are much lower...

            I wouldn't travel unless they have something different...

            MarkP

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              Posted: May 8, 2010, 11:39 am - IP Logged

              I have heard of people going from  FL to Georiga ...But I wouldnot do it .If it is for you ----YOU will get  IT no matter where you play...Just my thoughts

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                Posted: May 8, 2010, 6:45 pm - IP Logged

                >I was just thinking of driving across the bridge to play Illinois lottery for tonight.

                >But, I changed my mind, it's too late.

                Ok, Illinois deals for tonight.....

                Illinois Lotto $6,500,000  1:10 mil odds,  Approx 4,550,000 cash, About 2,800,000 after max tax.

                Illinois Little Lotto $250,000 1:575,757 odds 

                You can play 15 draws....

                My benefit to playing in Illinois is that Illinois Taxes are much lower...

                I wouldn't travel unless they have something different...

                MarkP

                MarkP

                The Illinois lottery is pulling the cut the odds in half baloney with the posted odds for the Lotto.

                Do a search for a 6/52 game and see what the odds are.

                Right now the Loto is $6.5 million as you posted, but it starts at @ million and the progression is a real grind.

                I think it's far better to play Powerball and the Powerplay hoping for 5 + 0.

                Lotto, posted odds: 1:10,179,260

                Odds as stated on back of playslip: 1:20,358,520

                Powerball, odds against 5 + 0: Second Prize
                Match 5 white balls only 1:5,138,133

                Even though tonight's jackpot is $6.5 million don't forget that's for a 26 year annuity.

                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 8, 2010, 7:09 pm - IP Logged

                  MarkP

                  The Illinois lottery is pulling the cut the odds in half baloney with the posted odds for the Lotto.

                  Do a search for a 6/52 game and see what the odds are.

                  Right now the Loto is $6.5 million as you posted, but it starts at @ million and the progression is a real grind.

                  I think it's far better to play Powerball and the Powerplay hoping for 5 + 0.

                  Lotto, posted odds: 1:10,179,260

                  Odds as stated on back of playslip: 1:20,358,520

                  Powerball, odds against 5 + 0: Second Prize
                  Match 5 white balls only 1:5,138,133

                  Even though tonight's jackpot is $6.5 million don't forget that's for a 26 year annuity.

                  The Illinois lottery is pulling the cut the odds in half baloney with the posted odds for the Lotto.

                  The odds per line of winning a 6/52 jackpot are 1:20,358,520 but if you get two lines for a dollar then the odds per dollar spent are 1:10,179,260.  Lotteries usually advertise their odds of winning per dollar spent if a dollar buys more than one line.

                   * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                     
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                    Posted: May 8, 2010, 7:15 pm - IP Logged

                    RJOh,

                    Taking a closer look at the play slip, both sets of odds are on their. So the playslips are full of balonet, too.

                    MarkP,

                    Illinois Lotto 2010:

                    To date:

                    3 Jackpots

                    2 QP

                    1 PP

                    Highest jackpot $9,000,000.00  Mar 24 2010

                    Average jackpot: $5,833,333

                    Total jackpot money paid out to date: $17,500,000

                    Three drawings a week, we're into the fifth month of the year, and three jackpots thus far. Whooopee.

                    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 9, 2010, 11:48 pm - IP Logged

                      Some people are like sticks in the mud. Hell, I'd drive to the other end of the country for a ticket if I felt like it. What's the big dadgum deal? I like to travel. I like to have fun. Do I need a better excuse to do those things?

                      I was sittin in a bar after work in Chicago one time with a guy I worked with and he said he had a taste for Prime Rib.  I said come on and we got in my truck and went to O'Hare Airport and got on a flight to Vegas and had some Prime Rib and gambled and drank some whiskey and flew back. We were still in our dirty work clothes the whole time. That's the most fun way to do stuff - spur of the moment - don't worry about nothin'.

                      Everybody worries about being proper all the time. That's one thing I ain't never worried about and never will.

                      When the end comes you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the things you did.

                      This makes sense to me.  For a while I was driving to Oklahoma every five weeks for 10 Powerball draws.  I'd go to a few different places near the state line and see some pretty country along the way.  I'd go about 100 to 150 miles each way.  I stopped at a casino the first time I went to Thackerville and found out I didn't want to go back, didn't like all the noise and lights.  I played exactly one dollar on a penny slot and was up 450% at one point.

                      If you enjoy it, and can afford it, do it.  If you don't want to, then don't.  Don't worry about what others think of it.

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                        Posted: May 10, 2010, 12:28 am - IP Logged

                        ridge you and tiggs would have been hell on wheels back in the 60's..Let's go back in time cause tiggs is a bit to old..Maybe if he took a swallow or two it might perk him up...Whay say??...

                        As long as it's a swaller of sassperiller, tiggs. I never wanna be part of knockin' you or anybody else off the wagon.

                        Be nice to have a Time Machine though, wouldn't it?


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

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                          Posted: May 11, 2010, 9:34 am - IP Logged

                          I change the stores in my area that I buy lottery tickets but never travelled out of state just to bet.   Of course when I go on vacation, I do bet the lottery there, even if they are the same games as in my state.

                          On weekends I travel all the time to SanJose ( Victor you live in  lucky  Santa Clara county  and Sanjose is a lucky city)  because alot of the winners come from there.  But in my defense, so is the San Jose flea Market and my favorite Frys Electronics.

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                            Posted: May 11, 2010, 11:09 am - IP Logged

                            Since I am having no luck in SC on any of the drawings....I was thinking over driving 2 hours to the Georgia border to put in numbers for the next couple of weeks.  You know for Cash 5, Pick 3&4, MegaMillions & Powerball.

                            Has anyone here ever done that?  Is that just being too deep into winning the lottery? 

                            What would you do?

                            When I lived in Ohio I was only 25 miles from PA, 40 miles from WVA, and many times I drove there and bought tickets for games not available in Ohio; The Big Game, Powerball, Quinto, Raffle games, etc. But to answer your question, I never drove to other states for the purpose of playing the same games I could play in Ohio.

                            Now I live in Central Kentucky and though I miss playing Rolling Cash 5 and Ten Oh, I'm not driving for two or three hours just to play those games.

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                              Posted: May 11, 2010, 1:17 pm - IP Logged

                              When I lived in Ohio I was only 25 miles from PA, 40 miles from WVA, and many times I drove there and bought tickets for games not available in Ohio; The Big Game, Powerball, Quinto, Raffle games, etc. But to answer your question, I never drove to other states for the purpose of playing the same games I could play in Ohio.

                              Now I live in Central Kentucky and though I miss playing Rolling Cash 5 and Ten Oh, I'm not driving for two or three hours just to play those games.

                              Since California is being the single  Powerball holdout,  I would love to travel to play,  but of course the closest state that has powerball is Arizona,  and aside for it being silly to travel THAT far for a 1 in 175 million chance,  I cant remember the last time I saw or heard of a powerball winner in AZ.