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What was the first lottery you ever played?

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Posted: November 12, 2011, 10:53 am - IP Logged

What was the first lottery you ever played and exactly where were you?

Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

Lep

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    Posted: November 12, 2011, 4:26 pm - IP Logged

    What was the first lottery you ever played and exactly where were you?

    PA. only had scratchers when they started back in 72.

    bought it at a beer dist. owned by a freind of my dad.

    i was in the olney section of philly.

    other than i lost, thats all i can remember.

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      Holy Smokes - I tried, but I just can't remember ....

      Think I'm getting old ...Thud

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        Bradenton Fla at some 7-11 there when it started maybe 1986??..Not sure the date day or year for sure but now it's Ky...

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          For me it was Germany, the Hessen Lotto, in the early 1970s.

          The drawings were on Saturday nights. I kind of learned German numbers from this.

          For example, in English we say twenty-one, but in German it's ein und zwanzig (one and twenty).

          It was a 6/49 Pick 6 game, but had a zu zat spielen, an extra play. Six for six took the jackpot but five + the zu zat spielen paid more than five of six

          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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            It was oregon megabucks at TJ's superette in sheridan oregon in the year 1996.  I play a dollar on the jackpot but lost.  Now I don't even play megabucks anymore.  Just powerball since then and now mega millions.-weshar75

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              Posted: November 12, 2011, 7:21 pm - IP Logged

              What was the first lottery you ever played and exactly where were you?

              My first lottery play was with sratchers in Missouri coz Kansas didn't have a lottery at the time. My friends and I were at the Missouri State Line convient store. I think the scratcher was a baseball theme.  We went back home which I think we were 5 miles from the State Line. Sctatched the Ticket and won $72. I think when Kansas put in their lottery a lot of people at work were playing. I overheard somesay they had won $1,000. Wasn't me

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                Posted: November 12, 2011, 7:44 pm - IP Logged

                1968 hawaii, won 5 dollars on the Mega Pineapple lotto.

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                  it was prolly Lotto 649 and I did not win the Jackpot & that's all I can recall Thud

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                    I believe it was the New York lottery, back in th 80's..Patriot

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                      Posted: November 13, 2011, 6:49 am - IP Logged

                      After WW-2 in Mannheim, Germany, 1948 after they changed from Reichs Marks to Deutsch Marks. There were no age restrictions to play the lottery or drink alcohol.  I was 14 at the time.

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                        1968 hawaii, won 5 dollars on the Mega Pineapple lotto.

                        Thats different.

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                          Posted: November 13, 2011, 7:17 am - IP Logged

                          For me it was Germany, the Hessen Lotto, in the early 1970s.

                          The drawings were on Saturday nights. I kind of learned German numbers from this.

                          For example, in English we say twenty-one, but in German it's ein und zwanzig (one and twenty).

                          It was a 6/49 Pick 6 game, but had a zu zat spielen, an extra play. Six for six took the jackpot but five + the zu zat spielen paid more than five of six

                          Ditto, CT!!

                          Ramstein, 1972, the first time I played, hit 3, most ever hit in 4 years, some 4's. Had another guy in my squadron hit a 5.

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                              Posted: November 13, 2011, 10:52 pm - IP Logged

                              Ohio Lottery, but so long ago I can't remember the game. I think the jackpot was $250000 back in the mid 1980's.

                              Maybe RJOh can remember the game back then.

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