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Do you ever feel like the places you buy your tickets at are not places that would be likely to win?

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Where do you buy your tickets?

Liquor store [ 5 ]  [10.00%]
Gas station [ 17 ]  [34.00%]
Supermarket [ 7 ]  [14.00%]
Donut shop [ 1 ]  [2.00%]
Other [ 8 ]  [16.00%]
All of the above [ 12 ]  [24.00%]
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Posted: September 16, 2010, 3:25 pm - IP Logged

So I've just been thinking about the places that I usually buy my tickets at and they all seem like places that are not likely to sell a winner. I don't know why but it's how I feel. I've bought tickets at all the places listed above and the liquor stores seems to be the best bet when it comes to having a winner. Whenever I see a CA winner it seems like they are always bought at a liquor store.

Lately I've been buying at a liquor store on my way to work in Hollywood but so far I haven't hit more than 1 or 2 numbers. Lol

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    I don't think Idaho liquor stores sell lottery.  Here the big winners are usually sold at a convenience store IIRC.

    I buy mine mostly at c-stores, and buy a few at a tobacco shop just because it's conveniently located.

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      a good strategy for people who like quick picks is to: find the areas that have a lot of winners and pool for quick picks in those areas...

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        Posted: September 16, 2010, 6:24 pm - IP Logged

        Most of our tickets are purchased in a supermarket but I've always got a hunch about a real huge jackpot coming from a real small liquor stor in a seedy neighborhood.

        We have a convenience mart in the area on a busy highway and that store probably does more lotto business than anyone else around, but thus far no big winner.

        Contrary to the OP, I don't feel anyplace is particularly unlucky, but some places indeed luckier than others.

        If I was further north, nearer Chicago, I would only buy tickets in places with Pantry in their name.

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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: September 16, 2010, 7:42 pm - IP Logged

          It's the numbers that win, not the location they were sold.

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            Posted: September 16, 2010, 9:50 pm - IP Logged

            Part of me always feels like I need to go out of my way to find some obscure store to buy numbers from but then I start thinking about how it doesn't really matter. People are buying and losing at those stores the same way people are buying and losing at other stores. It's all random.

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              I never buy tickets from Marie Laveau's Botanica and House of Discount Voodoo.

              I get bad vibes in that place.

              I don't like the way she looks at me either, undressing me with her eyes and smiling and all like that.

              Now that ain't right.


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

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

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                I never buy tickets from Marie Laveau's Botanica and House of Discount Voodoo.

                I get bad vibes in that place.

                I don't like the way she looks at me either, undressing me with her eyes and smiling and all like that.

                Now that ain't right.

                Did you say her name was marie? Was her last name Wanna? Was it a botanical grow house?.....lol

                 

                baby

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                  I generally favor establishments in areas where no one knows me, and  that I can walk to after I park several blocks away.  And yea, I do like liquor stores too, but I've found very few that meet my other criteria.

                  Be sassy and be happy.

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                    I generally favor establishments in areas where no one knows me, and  that I can walk to after I park several blocks away.  And yea, I do like liquor stores too, but I've found very few that meet my other criteria.

                    I think you'd make a good secret agent. I think there's people following me too. They're professionals though. Everytime I spin around at the most unexpected moment, they're not there. Yeah, like that, these guys are good.


                                                                 
                                         
                                                             

                     

                     

                     

                     

                                                                                                                       

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

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                      Posted: September 17, 2010, 12:01 am - IP Logged

                      Did you say her name was marie? Was her last name Wanna? Was it a botanical grow house?.....lol

                       

                      baby

                      Nah, never touch the stuff. I have touched corn squeezins on occasion though. Ain't none made in these here mountains no more though, no how, no way. And if there is I don't know nothin about it and I ain't got nothin to do with it neither. No how, no way.


                                                                   
                                           
                                                               

                       

                       

                       

                       

                                                                                                                         

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

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                        I think you'd make a good secret agent. I think there's people following me too. They're professionals though. Everytime I spin around at the most unexpected moment, they're not there. Yeah, like that, these guys are good.

                        Well, I did do some PI spy work for an old girlfriend who was a divorce lawyer.  She defended a few drug dealers every now and then too.  But I wasn't too good at it.Surrender.  I digress.  Actually, in case I win the jackpot or any substantial prize,  I don't want my licnese plate to be on the store's camera.  Just another way for someone up to mischief to identify me.  And besides, I need the exercise.

                        Be sassy and be happy.

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                          Posted: September 17, 2010, 12:37 am - IP Logged

                          I never got a winner to get happy about at the grocery store. I always had luck at the Indian smoke shop. They always sell the good ones.

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                            I've been going to the same convenience store for the last few years. The owners are an elderly Indian couple, and I prefer getting my tickets from her because she's the friendly one of the two. I have it stuck in my head that only a happy clerk can sell a winning ticket.

                            Then again, the angry middle-easterners across the street sold a $15,000,000 winner in '97, so there goes that theory, lol!!

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                              Most of our tickets are purchased in a supermarket but I've always got a hunch about a real huge jackpot coming from a real small liquor stor in a seedy neighborhood.

                              We have a convenience mart in the area on a busy highway and that store probably does more lotto business than anyone else around, but thus far no big winner.

                              Contrary to the OP, I don't feel anyplace is particularly unlucky, but some places indeed luckier than others.

                              If I was further north, nearer Chicago, I would only buy tickets in places with Pantry in their name.

                              Wink

                              I really don't consider any place unlucky but rather not likely to produce a winner.