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Stores on Georgia State line crowded. Brought 300 tickets for Tuesdays drawing.

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HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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Posted: March 25, 2012, 11:24 am - IP Logged

The last time I remember lines here in Idaho was at least a decade ago, and it seems like the jackpot was around 250 - 300 million.  We kinda got used to the huge jackpots.  I'm betting it'll take close to a billion dollar jackpot to excite people like that again.

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    Posted: March 25, 2012, 11:55 am - IP Logged

    We use to have lines but now theres a lotto machine every quarter mile.

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      Posted: March 25, 2012, 12:06 pm - IP Logged

      We use to have lines but now theres a lotto machine every quarter mile.

      Exactly, that's why you don't see lines anymore.


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

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        Posted: March 25, 2012, 12:09 pm - IP Logged

        Boy today was a good day. I send $500.00 dollars to my kids mom, so she can purchase my Mega-Millions tickets. All Quick pick baby. Lets see what happens. Sometimes you
        just have to go all in.

        Just curious. What are you gonna do if it rolls over. Maybe $1000 next time.

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          Posted: March 25, 2012, 2:53 pm - IP Logged

          Reminds me of the old days before MegaMillions and PowerBall came to Ohio. When ever their jackpots were $100M or more, I would drive to  Michigan for BigGame or to Indiana for PowerBall tickets and would have to stand a line for twenty minutes or more.

          Today I bought a paper where I usually buy tickets and no lines or customers, probably won't be any lines when I pick up my tickets on Tuesday night either.

          I remember those days.  But even today, there was a 'small-ish' line at my local dealer (gas station down the road a piece).  speaking with the manager (everyone knows everyone by face if not by name), the store has actually put an extra 'ee on the schedule for the next 3 days solely to handle MM/PB/other lottery sales.  Smart. 

          The laughing conversation made mention that this was the 'trickle down economics' at its best.

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            Posted: March 25, 2012, 3:48 pm - IP Logged

            I got mine yesterday.  No big line.  I figure it would be on a Saturday at a stateline store.

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              Posted: March 25, 2012, 6:11 pm - IP Logged

              We use to have lines but now theres a lotto machine every quarter mile.

              I can honestly say I've never been in a jackpot-driven long line for lotto tickets.  Every time the jackpot gets big like this the local news likes to show some store with a line going out the door, but I've never actually experienced it myself.  I've been stuck behind people playing a lot of Pick 3/Pick 4 lines or buying a ton of scratchers, but hasn't everyone?

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                Posted: March 25, 2012, 6:37 pm - IP Logged

                If it rolls on Tuesday, I could see myself buying $100 worth.  The most I ever spent on one game would have to be somewhere between $20-30.

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                  Posted: March 26, 2012, 6:34 pm - IP Logged

                  no matter how large a jp is I believe buying more than 5 tickets is a waist.people buying hundreds of dollars on tickets for one draw are just crazy. if its a pool then I understand but one person spending that much is stupid.

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                    Posted: March 26, 2012, 7:18 pm - IP Logged

                    no matter how large a jp is I believe buying more than 5 tickets is a waist.people buying hundreds of dollars on tickets for one draw are just crazy. if its a pool then I understand but one person spending that much is stupid.

                    You won't think it's stupid if he wins! lol

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                      Posted: March 26, 2012, 7:21 pm - IP Logged

                      Whew...I was thinking of actually spending $20 this time, instead of my normal $2...thinking I was a big spender! LOL

                      I wish I lived closer to the Miracle Mile.  I don't feel like driving 2 hours to get a lottery ticket.  I'm sure the lines there will be huge. 

                       

                      Good luck to everyone!!!  :)

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                        Posted: March 26, 2012, 7:30 pm - IP Logged

                        Whew...I was thinking of actually spending $20 this time, instead of my normal $2...thinking I was a big spender! LOL

                        I wish I lived closer to the Miracle Mile.  I don't feel like driving 2 hours to get a lottery ticket.  I'm sure the lines there will be huge. 

                         

                        Good luck to everyone!!!  :)

                        I'm playing the whole playslip $5 whoohoo!! That's big spending for me and $4 for my two

                        MegaBucks w/ EZ match tickets, so a whole $7 for this week, $2 bucks over my limit, 

                        it's enough for a win!! lol

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                          Posted: March 26, 2012, 7:55 pm - IP Logged

                          Its not a waste.Especially when I dont play until it realches 100 Million so the cash I put towards lotto tickets build.I would be more angry if I didnt buy any tickets and someone walked right into that same pilot where someone won $77 million and won 363 million.I would be saying what if for a long time.

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                            Posted: March 26, 2012, 9:09 pm - IP Logged

                            no lines in Oklahoma... I do remember before Oklahoma got the lottery people from here would go to the state line stores to buy tickets they would go to Kansas, Texas & MO....

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                              Posted: March 26, 2012, 9:15 pm - IP Logged

                              Its not a waste.Especially when I dont play until it realches 100 Million so the cash I put towards lotto tickets build.I would be more angry if I didnt buy any tickets and someone walked right into that same pilot where someone won $77 million and won 363 million.I would be saying what if for a long time.

                              I agree big boy. I wish you the best of luck.

                              What you do with your money is your business

                              and I wish everyone at LP all the best on Tuesday.

                              If I get a 500 tomorrow I might buy me a few extra.

                              I will probably get about 20-30 bucks worth though.

                              Let's get that cash.

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