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Posted: December 31, 2011, 2:24 pm - IP Logged

This year Illinois put in those monitors that show winners, not just jackpot winners.

I'm still not comfortable with the idea that if you win something everyone who passes by one of these terminals in the state is going to know who you are and how much you won (it's not just jackpots, I don't know the minimum win to get your mug on there but it's definitely not just jackpots, includes scrathers)

Missouri isn't too far away for us and Kentucky is just a little further. I don't know is those states have those monitors, but even if they did, so what? No one there would know you.

I'm thinking this might work for those close to Iowa, Wisconsin, and Indiana, too.

So do you think it would be a lame idea to play jackpot games in one of those states (Pick 6, not PB or MM) and stick to lower paying scratchers and Pick3 straight box ($290 in sequence, or $330 on a double) in Illinois?

Just a thought, let me know what you think.

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: December 31, 2011, 2:48 pm - IP Logged

    I've seen something similar in PA..they have winners holding checks but to tell you the truth...the locations

    are so varied that I can't remember one of them. Or any of the amounts won for that matter. BUT if I saw

    a location close to me, I'd surely take note of the name out of curiosity and wonder just who it was, so I can

    understand your concern. I sure would not want my mug plastered on every terminal monitor in PA...especially

    the ones close to me. Everyone and their brother would know who I am, what I won and then wonder what

    I'm going to do with it...some would wonder whether I deserve it....why I got it and they didn't..and then

    proceed in some cases, to get even more interested. Nah, I don't like that idea at all but don't like the idea

    of traveling to someplace where no one will know me either. Very inconvenient.

    With the odds of winning some of these bigger prizes, I'll just keep on playing and deal with the mug shot

    later on I guess. The way I look at it is this, there's a winner constantly topping or replacing the old winner.

    Soon, everyone will forget - if not, I can easily move.

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      Posted: December 31, 2011, 3:02 pm - IP Logged

      This year Illinois put in those monitors that show winners, not just jackpot winners.

      I'm still not comfortable with the idea that if you win something everyone who passes by one of these terminals in the state is going to know who you are and how much you won (it's not just jackpots, I don't know the minimum win to get your mug on there but it's definitely not just jackpots, includes scrathers)

      Missouri isn't too far away for us and Kentucky is just a little further. I don't know is those states have those monitors, but even if they did, so what? No one there would know you.

      I'm thinking this might work for those close to Iowa, Wisconsin, and Indiana, too.

      So do you think it would be a lame idea to play jackpot games in one of those states (Pick 6, not PB or MM) and stick to lower paying scratchers and Pick3 straight box ($290 in sequence, or $330 on a double) in Illinois?

      Just a thought, let me know what you think.

      Lep

      Send me your winning JP ticket, I'll take care of everything from there. No worries. Wink

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        Posted: December 31, 2011, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

        dr65,

        Oh I know what you mean. I'm in a rural area and everyone has to know everything about everybody.

        One of the best examples of this goes something like this:

        Listen, just thought I'd call and tell you Joes is in the hospital, that's all we know.

        (Person you called): Why, what happened?

        Bang Head

        So that being the case I'm not so sure everyoe would forget it. Someone in a neighboring town hit the Little Lotto (Pick 5) for $200,000 a while back, asked the store not to post the ticket, and people tried to track that person down for over a year.

        time*treat,

        Sounds like your offer would also include the selling of a bridge, no?

        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: January 1, 2012, 6:47 pm - IP Logged

          I really wouldn't be too concerned about it.  Why heck, everybody in the US knows Brad Duke of Idaho netted over 80 million dollars (annuity amount was about 220 million) and he even publically claimed his prize.  I just saw the "TLCML" episode covering him now years after that big jackpot win and he says he has more money than he started out with and it looks like he is living a good, peaceful life despite the fact that many people know he is a loaded man.  So I really wouldn't be too concerned about winning a few hundred or thousand dollars and having my pic posted on the website. 

          If anyone comes up to you and asks, "Hey, you are the lucky guy/gal who won X amount of dollars playing Y game, say can you spare me a few Z bucks so I can blah, blah, blah?, the automatic answer should be, "Sorry but no...have you pitched that proposal to the bank you do business with?"  If the answer is no, I would say, "you might want to start there then."  If the answer is yes, I would reply, "Well you do know who Abraham Lincoln is, don't you?  He didn't get elected to state gov or the presidency the first time around...he kept trying until he did.  You might want to do the same."

          But enough talk about the small dollar winnings...mark my word, I will be one of the jackpot winners in 2012.  And yes, I am going to let my beaming smile be seen on Illinois Mega Million / Powerball Jackpot Press Conference.

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            Posted: January 1, 2012, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

            I really wouldn't be too concerned about it.  Why heck, everybody in the US knows Brad Duke of Idaho netted over 80 million dollars (annuity amount was about 220 million) and he even publically claimed his prize.  I just saw the "TLCML" episode covering him now years after that big jackpot win and he says he has more money than he started out with and it looks like he is living a good, peaceful life despite the fact that many people know he is a loaded man.  So I really wouldn't be too concerned about winning a few hundred or thousand dollars and having my pic posted on the website. 

            If anyone comes up to you and asks, "Hey, you are the lucky guy/gal who won X amount of dollars playing Y game, say can you spare me a few Z bucks so I can blah, blah, blah?, the automatic answer should be, "Sorry but no...have you pitched that proposal to the bank you do business with?"  If the answer is no, I would say, "you might want to start there then."  If the answer is yes, I would reply, "Well you do know who Abraham Lincoln is, don't you?  He didn't get elected to state gov or the presidency the first time around...he kept trying until he did.  You might want to do the same."

            But enough talk about the small dollar winnings...mark my word, I will be one of the jackpot winners in 2012.  And yes, I am going to let my beaming smile be seen on Illinois Mega Million / Powerball Jackpot Press Conference.

            when you do the press conf. are you going to also say,

             "oh by the way on lotterypost .com my name is oldschoolpa"

             to help promote the site ?

            go dallas.

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