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Do you believe in Lucky Stores?

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Jon D's avatar - calotterylogo
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Posted: March 25, 2011, 12:08 pm - IP Logged

OK, so I'm watching the morning news, and like they do everytime the Mega Millions jackpot gets huge (>$300,000,000) they send a TV crew down to some Lucky Store to do stories of how people come from miles around to stand in line and buy a ticket there.

Some self-claimed Lucky Stores like to post their multitudes of winning tickets and jackpots to feed the frenzy. I say they have more wins because they have more sales! In fact, I might avoid that store, if not only because of the long lines. That would be especially so for Scratch tickets, which have a fair distribution of top prize winners aspect to them. But for regular draw/jackpot games, the store really shouldn't matter.

I personally don't believe in Lucky Stores, nor would I drive halfway across town just to buy a ticket at one of them. There are plenty of other ways to glean luck or insight in choosing numbers and purchasing tickets. I mainly just buy at my local stores, but apparently some people do believe in them, so I'm curious to know how much.

Do you believe in Lucky Stores?

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    Posted: March 25, 2011, 12:40 pm - IP Logged

    No! The newsy "Lucky Store" as you noted are usually the most popular and well-located places that sell more tix, thus getting more winners. That being said, I do have prefered stores that I have won more in than others- but is that simply because I frequent them? I prefer, especially when traveling, small Mom & Pop stores and out-of-the-way stores. Was there not a significant JP won recently that came out of an Asian Food Mart or a smoke shop or something like that?

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      Posted: March 25, 2011, 12:50 pm - IP Logged

      I don't believe in 'lucky stores'. Like Spincognito, I do believe in high volume stores that may have more ticket sales and therefore perhaps more winners, but I don't think there is one place that is any luckier than another.

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        Posted: March 25, 2011, 3:50 pm - IP Logged

        More Tickets Sold = More Winners,period. The only "lucky" thing is a busy store owner who can reap the commision on winning tickets.

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          Posted: March 25, 2011, 4:03 pm - IP Logged

          Any store in Tennesse is lucky..Just to scared to go in Tennesse..Lot's of bad people there who will rob you...

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            rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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            Posted: March 25, 2011, 5:59 pm - IP Logged

            Any store in Tennesse is lucky..Just to scared to go in Tennesse..Lot's of bad people there who will rob you...

            If you'd cut off yer mullet and back off the hair jelly a little bit, lose the plaid bellbottom pants and take a bath nobody would even know yer from Kentucky.


                                                         
                                 
                                                     

             

             

             

             

                                                                                                               

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              Posted: March 25, 2011, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

              And then there's the "Miracle Mile" in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

              Have you heard about the "Miracle Mile"? The Miracle Mile is a small stretch on Main Street in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA that sells a disproportionate amount of winning lotto tickets. The luckiest store on Main Street in Fond du Lac is Ma & Pa's Convenience store. That store is the luckiest store in the country; it has sold more winning tickets than any other store, with the biggest being a $208.6 million Powerball win that was won by a group of employees at Sargento cheese plant in August of 2006.

              http://lotterywinnerbios.blogspot.com/2010/03/latest-miracle-mile-lottery-winner-ma.html

              Just do a search for Fond du Lac and lottery and see what you find.

              Lep

              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: March 26, 2011, 11:19 am - IP Logged

                If you'd cut off yer mullet and back off the hair jelly a little bit, lose the plaid bellbottom pants and take a bath nobody would even know yer from Kentucky.

                What's a bath?..

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                  Posted: March 26, 2011, 4:05 pm - IP Logged

                  There are "lucky stores" in the sense that some stores sell winning tickets.  Usually there's bonus money for selling a big winner, in addition to the attention.

                  But I don't think that's any different than saying there are "lucky people," who would be the people who buy the winning tickets and win.

                  There are fewer stores than people, and some stores sell a lot of tickets, so there may be a tendency for luck to accumulate in some stores.  This is the same as saying luck accumulates in New York.  A lot of New Yorkers win because a lot of New Yorkers play.

                  I could say I believe in lucky stores, because some stores are more likely to sell a lot of big winners.  But your odds of winning do not change based on where you buy tickets.  I like to buy tickets at a particular store, not because I think it makes it more likely that I'll win, but because if I win I want that store to get the attention and bonus money.

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                    Posted: March 26, 2011, 4:09 pm - IP Logged

                    With the price of gasoline, the closest is going to have to be the luckiest.

                     HyperBe Happy.

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                      Posted: March 26, 2011, 8:37 pm - IP Logged

                      Location, location, location!!!!  That's what I say.  You have to be in the right place at the right time around the right people.  You also have to be in a lucky state of mind.  You have to do some 'believin' too ta win. 

                      Almost everytime I've ever one something I knew Bananait would happen.  Like take tonight for example.  I'm on my way to play the lottery and I KNOW I'm going to win tonight.  I'll proove it by showing you the ticket tomorrow.  Watch!  and I'm going to the luckiest store in town to play!  A winning combination.

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                        Posted: March 26, 2011, 11:46 pm - IP Logged

                        You know, I DO believe in lucky stores. Why? 1. the Miracle Mile - the odds are totally against it!  2. My own experiences (and watching others too).... I buy scratch-offs occasionally. I have repeatedly only won from one store. One store. Ever. And no, it's not a big "seller" - it's a freakin' Kroger grocery store!

                        Unfortunately, I haven't won more than $14 in lottery tickets, so I can't go into that...except that I heard someone won $200,000 from that Kroger. But that's just a rumor.

                        "Don't be a schmuck, always take the cash." -Coin Toss

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                          Posted: March 27, 2011, 12:15 am - IP Logged

                          You know, I DO believe in lucky stores. Why? 1. the Miracle Mile - the odds are totally against it!  2. My own experiences (and watching others too).... I buy scratch-offs occasionally. I have repeatedly only won from one store. One store. Ever. And no, it's not a big "seller" - it's a freakin' Kroger grocery store!

                          Unfortunately, I haven't won more than $14 in lottery tickets, so I can't go into that...except that I heard someone won $200,000 from that Kroger. But that's just a rumor.

                          I have heard that in Florida, Publix Stores sell a lot of big winners and I have to admit I always go there for some when I'm down there.

                          I haven't gotten a big winner there yet but I did get a really good pie there a couple of times.

                          So that was nice.

                          You can't get a decent pie around me.

                          They give hillbillies all the crap.


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

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

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                            Posted: March 27, 2011, 5:13 am - IP Logged

                            I've mentioned that high volume stores produce alot of wins.  It's true in my area.

                            But I see winners also come from the dingiest, crappiest little run down liquor, conveinence, gas stations, shacks as well.

                            I buy quick picks in both type of places.


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                              Posted: March 28, 2011, 1:23 am - IP Logged

                              I believe all the stores I walk into are lucky.....

                              I walk into a store. They take my money and give me a bunch of square pieces of paper with some scribblings on them which become worthless at the end of the night.

                              They should at least give me a cut for bringing them business.....