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How/When Do You Check Your Tickets?

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ttech10's avatar - blobdude
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Posted: June 10, 2010, 3:02 am - IP Logged

As the title says, how/when do you check yournumbers/tickets? At the store, on the games website, watching the livedraw, the paper, etc. and also when do you check them (i.e.; later that night,a few days later, the next day, right when they're drawn, etc)?

 

Had this thought after reading through some lotto winner storiesand the people say they didn't realize until a few days later, sometimes up to weeks,that they had the winning numbers. I can't understand how many people,especially when they have the winning ticket sold in their town, can go so longwithout looking at their numbers to see if they won or not.

 

I usually check that night or the next morning. I go onthe Texas Lottery site and see if there were any high number winnings. I've never had any of the top prizes so after seeing I didn't win I just leave the tickets in my glovebox. I imagine whenever there is a winner in Texas from either the PB/MM I'll get pretty excited, then potentially let down if it isn't my numbers.

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    Posted: June 10, 2010, 11:13 am - IP Logged

    I check mine at the latest, the next morning. I don't buy some people finding that winning ticket in the nick of time. It may have something to do

    with publicity issues - being exposed and out in the open, rather than just getting lucky and finding it with, sometimes hours to go.

    Maybe those issues include something to hide (or hide from)...? An ex, a colorful past, a troubled past..a trouble financial past..?

    It's always amazing to me to read about someone waiting so long to claim their prize.

      rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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      Posted: June 10, 2010, 11:38 am - IP Logged

      I try to check them in the morning prior to getting bombed out of my skull for the day.

      It's an enjoyable daily ritual for me. I have the windows open, there's always a cool breeze coming up the holler and blowing through, squirrels and rabbits scampering about, songbirds singing and chirping... The only other sound is that of my shotgun blasting. Them dam birds never shut up.


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

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        Posted: June 10, 2010, 3:22 pm - IP Logged

        rdgrnr you are so funny.

         

        I check my ticket 3-4 days later

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          Posted: June 10, 2010, 3:35 pm - IP Logged

          I check my tickets with the live draw and state web site....Don't trust retailers .........................

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            Posted: June 10, 2010, 4:19 pm - IP Logged

            as soon as they hit the net with results, im typing the numbers into my spread sheet checker  and then cursing.

            2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

            keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

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              Posted: June 10, 2010, 5:08 pm - IP Logged

              I check mine on the state lottery site either right after the drawing or a few hours later.

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                Posted: June 10, 2010, 6:02 pm - IP Logged

                I usually check them within a few hours or the next day. once a week I have my husband clean out his glovebox and we check those.

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                  Posted: June 11, 2010, 12:27 am - IP Logged

                  I try to check them in the morning prior to getting bombed out of my skull for the day.

                  It's an enjoyable daily ritual for me. I have the windows open, there's always a cool breeze coming up the holler and blowing through, squirrels and rabbits scampering about, songbirds singing and chirping... The only other sound is that of my shotgun blasting. Them dam birds never shut up.

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                    Posted: June 11, 2010, 12:28 am - IP Logged

                    I check mine about 10 to 15 min after the drawing online.....

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                      Posted: June 11, 2010, 1:49 am - IP Logged

                      As the title says, how/when do you check yournumbers/tickets? At the store, on the games website, watching the livedraw, the paper, etc. and also when do you check them (i.e.; later that night,a few days later, the next day, right when they're drawn, etc)?

                       

                      Had this thought after reading through some lotto winner storiesand the people say they didn't realize until a few days later, sometimes up to weeks,that they had the winning numbers. I can't understand how many people,especially when they have the winning ticket sold in their town, can go so longwithout looking at their numbers to see if they won or not.

                       

                      I usually check that night or the next morning. I go onthe Texas Lottery site and see if there were any high number winnings. I've never had any of the top prizes so after seeing I didn't win I just leave the tickets in my glovebox. I imagine whenever there is a winner in Texas from either the PB/MM I'll get pretty excited, then potentially let down if it isn't my numbers.

                      To keep it exciting, I usually don't check the numbers until the next day, either on-line or in the newspaper. Some players, especially new players don't think to check numbers right away or visitors from out of town could buy tickets and take them across state lines and forget all about them.

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                        Posted: June 11, 2010, 2:03 am - IP Logged

                        As the title says, how/when do you check yournumbers/tickets? At the store, on the games website, watching the livedraw, the paper, etc. and also when do you check them (i.e.; later that night,a few days later, the next day, right when they're drawn, etc)?

                         

                        Had this thought after reading through some lotto winner storiesand the people say they didn't realize until a few days later, sometimes up to weeks,that they had the winning numbers. I can't understand how many people,especially when they have the winning ticket sold in their town, can go so longwithout looking at their numbers to see if they won or not.

                         

                        I usually check that night or the next morning. I go onthe Texas Lottery site and see if there were any high number winnings. I've never had any of the top prizes so after seeing I didn't win I just leave the tickets in my glovebox. I imagine whenever there is a winner in Texas from either the PB/MM I'll get pretty excited, then potentially let down if it isn't my numbers.

                        I like to drop them off at the corner store and let the clerk check them whenever he can get to it. He has my number. I'm sure he'll call if I win something.

                        "...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace 

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                          Posted: June 11, 2010, 1:24 pm - IP Logged

                          As the title says, how/when do you check yournumbers/tickets? At the store, on the games website, watching the livedraw, the paper, etc. and also when do you check them (i.e.; later that night,a few days later, the next day, right when they're drawn, etc)?

                           

                          Had this thought after reading through some lotto winner storiesand the people say they didn't realize until a few days later, sometimes up to weeks,that they had the winning numbers. I can't understand how many people,especially when they have the winning ticket sold in their town, can go so longwithout looking at their numbers to see if they won or not.

                           

                          I usually check that night or the next morning. I go onthe Texas Lottery site and see if there were any high number winnings. I've never had any of the top prizes so after seeing I didn't win I just leave the tickets in my glovebox. I imagine whenever there is a winner in Texas from either the PB/MM I'll get pretty excited, then potentially let down if it isn't my numbers.

                          i buy about $280.00 in p4 tickets over a week at .50 a pop,redeemed at 5 to 10 differnt stores.usually $400 to 500 a ticket...yes i put multiple wins on 1 ticket mindfull of the $600.00 prize limit.i usually redeem on sunday as i rarely play on monday.

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                            Posted: June 11, 2010, 3:58 pm - IP Logged

                            I pick combinations to play using my computer and copy them to play slips. I save the data to play files which I name to identify the game and date played.  The combinations I pick for tonight MM drawings will be saved to play file "MM061110.lot" so as soon as I update my draw files I can check the play files and highlite any winning numbers and calculate the amounts of any winnings. I will also highlite those winning numbers on my tickets before cashing them or recording and storing them for tax purposes.

                             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                               
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                              Posted: June 11, 2010, 9:03 pm - IP Logged

                              I like to drop them off at the corner store and let the clerk check them whenever he can get to it. He has my number. I'm sure he'll call if I win something.

                              LOL Yeah, I've been doing that for years.

                              I mean afterall, if you can't trust your lottery clerk, who can you trust?


                                                                           
                                                   
                                                                       

                               

                               

                               

                               

                                                                                                                                 

                              "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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