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What was the first lottery you ever played?

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Posted: November 14, 2011, 2:11 am - IP Logged

1991 in Riverside California. I got 4 out of six in the California Super lotto first time out. I have not gotten any closer since. I won 86 dollars that day. Not bad for a young A1C in the Air Force.

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    Posted: November 14, 2011, 2:21 am - IP Logged

    with the local bookmaker played pick 3 in the early 70's

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      with the local bookmaker played pick 3 in the early 70's

      The stock market pick-3 was the first lottery I saw played using the last digits of the number of stocks going up, unchanged, and down. Some bookies used other digit sources and people used "123 workouts" to pick their numbers. Though I didn't play, I heard the stories about people catching the number twenty times.

      The first state lottery ticket I played was from a co-worker who bought the tickets in Pennsylvania; the game was similar to "Kicker" that some states still have. The jackpot was about $10,000, but my play was limited to when he drove to PA to buy some tickets.

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        columbus,oh main st.maybe 1991 or92 i had 2 main # 's back then 521 -000

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          Calif 6/49 Lotto in 1989 at a mom and pop liquor store.

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            The first time I played a lottery in the U.S. was in Nipton, California.

            From Wikipedia:

            For many years, Nipton had the most lottery ticket sales in the state for the California State Lottery. When a new office opened nearby, immediately outside Primm, Nevada, Nipton lost its number one ranking, as Primm was easier and faster for Las Vegas residents and others to get to.

            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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              The stock market pick-3 was the first lottery I saw played using the last digits of the number of stocks going up, unchanged, and down. Some bookies used other digit sources and people used "123 workouts" to pick their numbers. Though I didn't play, I heard the stories about people catching the number twenty times.

              The first state lottery ticket I played was from a co-worker who bought the tickets in Pennsylvania; the game was similar to "Kicker" that some states still have. The jackpot was about $10,000, but my play was limited to when he drove to PA to buy some tickets.

              in the 70's the bookmakers used the first 3 horses across the finish line at hialeah park--- today they use the night numbers that comes out here in MD

              Big John says. You don't hit the number. The number hits you!!!!

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                In Jersey they used the last three dollar digits of the total handle at rotationg horse race tracks - so as not to allow any collusion.  Maybe they still do, not sure.

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

                  Baseball scratcher, circa 1994-95, Big Stone Gap VA....cost $1.00.   Didn't win anything.

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                    Posted: November 15, 2011, 4:23 pm - IP Logged

                    The first time I played a lottery in the U.S. was in Nipton, California.

                    From Wikipedia:

                    For many years, Nipton had the most lottery ticket sales in the state for the California State Lottery. When a new office opened nearby, immediately outside Primm, Nevada, Nipton lost its number one ranking, as Primm was easier and faster for Las Vegas residents and others to get to.

                    i know that little place out in nipton,used to go there for tix whenever i was in vegas.

                    amazing they sold so many compared to places in the big cities.

                    had to be mostly people from nevada.

                    when i saw the place on the border next to primm,

                    i thought they prolly put that guy nearly out of biz.

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                      Mine was at a 7-11 in the San Diego suburb of Escondido and it was the day they started the CA Super Lotto.

                       

                      I think it was 1985 - I remember seeing a lot of girls with big hair and leggings and others dressed like Madonna. 

                      Yup, 1985.

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                        Baseball scratcher, circa 1994-95, Big Stone Gap VA....cost $1.00.   Didn't win anything.

                        I bet you went to the "Gatherin' in The Gap" in Big Stone Gap.


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

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                          haymaker,

                          Indeed Nipton was attracting people from Nevada.

                          Before Primm went up a lot of people, from Vegas were going to Nipton to play the Cal. lottery.
                           
                          Real small town, real small.
                           
                          One time the jackpot was way, way up and a freight train stopped, jamming traffic.
                           
                          The engineer came out of the lotto place waving a ticket and everybody cheered!
                           
                          When hte built Primm they put the casino and hotel on the Nev. saide and a gas station on the Cal. side, so they could sell lotto. Interesting, because prior to Primm, a business in California had to have been open, in location, for five years before they could sell lottery tickets.
                           
                          Primm was selling tickets the day they opened. I'm sure Nipton probably almost died off after that.
                           
                          Go figure!
                           
                          There was a dealer from one of the casinos that was the runner for a very large lottery pool. He'd go into the lotto place in nipton with a steno pad and play an awful lot of tickets. He actually got busted by the Nevada Gaming Commission for running lottery tickets across state lines. They told him he could play for himself but couldn't be an "agent" for a group that large.

                          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: November 16, 2011, 12:08 am - IP Logged

                            2 years ago bought a Mega Millions ticket at the same store I buy most of my tickets from now. I didn't win anything.. oh well.

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                              Michigan Classic lotto47- Kinross , Michigan 1982, didn't win.

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