I was at a NY lottery headquarters buying tickets for the New Years Eve drawing, and I asked for a QP with 26 payments, so the clerk says to me, "Why do you want to wait for your money?" I told him that I might have a better chance to win with a 26 annual payment ticket because they might not want to pay out a big lump sum, and the computer might be set to pick a winner from the 26 annual payment pool of tickets. At that point, the clerk started to say "That money comes from....." but then he stopped talking, as if to say my logic wasn't plausible and gave me the ticket.
Can anybody explain to me what the lottery clerk was going to say if he finished the sentence ? Does anyone agree with my logic of purchasing some tickets with 26 payments for the reason I stated?
Today I'm going to Conn. to get a few tickets with the Mega multiplier. The multiplier was supposed to be in effect in NY starting in Jan 2011, but yesterday a lottery retailer told me that they haven't had any word yet from the NY lottery regarding the Mega multiplier. I don't think Conn. has the MM promo ($10.00 and 2 free), so when I come back to NY, I'm going to pick 6 numbers and get 6 QP (2 will be from the promo). Since I normally purchase all my tickets separately and at different places (less repeated numbers that way), but I can't do it with the promo, I don't want to take the chance that I'll have repeated numbers on one ticket in all the lines, so that's why I am picking half of them myself.
I was reading the strategies here with great interest, because I had a little luck during the middle of 2010 with Sweet Million, and continued to purchase at the stores where I would get 3 or 4 numbers, but after September, I never won anything at those same stores. Now I am trying to decide where to get my Mega Million QP's today, so I think I will try the Bronx again after reading these posts, even though I haven't won anything so far in the Bronx when I buy tickets there.
Hi and Happy New Year to GiveFive, and to everyone, and GLTA on tonight's MM drawing!