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Posted: March 27, 2012, 6:18 pm - IP Logged

This is getting insane...

I've been to the fuel stop twice today. The first time there the guy ahead of me bought $190 worth of tickets and the second time $250.00. Literally, tied up the machine. I didn't bother waiting the first time and was forced to the second trip through.

Jesus people!

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    Posted: March 27, 2012, 6:22 pm - IP Logged

    I hate that too.  Its usually some little old lady buying like $50 worth of tickets....and the jackpots don't even have to be high.

     

    I also HATE when people have like 30 numbers they want to play for Pick3/pick4.

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      Posted: March 27, 2012, 6:25 pm - IP Logged

      Don't hate me because I play ~too much~...Big Smile

      Just get there before me......Thumbs Up

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        Posted: March 27, 2012, 6:53 pm - IP Logged

        I hate that too.  Its usually some little old lady buying like $50 worth of tickets....and the jackpots don't even have to be high.

         

        I also HATE when people have like 30 numbers they want to play for Pick3/pick4.

          It doesn't take that long when they fill out the playslips like I do. Most people don't want to be bothered, but I figure that way there is no chance of a mistake on the clerks part which could cost me a win.

          Besides, I don't want to stand around checking my tickets. There's so many I can't remember everything I played. LOL

        "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

        The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

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          Posted: March 27, 2012, 7:02 pm - IP Logged

          Don't hate me because I play ~too much~...Big Smile

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          I Agree! Heeheehee ...Wink

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            Posted: March 27, 2012, 8:21 pm - IP Logged

              It doesn't take that long when they fill out the playslips like I do. Most people don't want to be bothered, but I figure that way there is no chance of a mistake on the clerks part which could cost me a win.

              Besides, I don't want to stand around checking my tickets. There's so many I can't remember everything I played. LOL

            Therein lies the problem.  The people I stand behind NEVER have playslips.  They take up extra time trying to remember all the numbers they want to play....and then sometimes tell the clerk to cancel certain numbers. And THEN they want to stand in my way while they check their tickets instead of stepping aside. 

             

            It pisses me off almost as much as somebody ahead of me in the drive-thru that order like $50 worth of food for the small army of kids they have in the car.

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              Posted: March 27, 2012, 8:29 pm - IP Logged

              I Agree! Heeheehee ...Wink

              Feisty1, was there a crowd at stateline,err....primm,(can't get used to calling it primm) today ?

              i used to like it better driving out to nipton station.

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                Posted: March 27, 2012, 8:32 pm - IP Logged

                Feisty1, was there a crowd at stateline,err....primm,(can't get used to calling it primm) today ?

                i used to like it better driving out to nipton station.

                That line was RIDICULOUS ... went out there yesterday and had to get back on the highway and go to Nipton.  When I got in that little bed & breakfast joint the line was wrapped around inside the store!  Had to laugh, cause it was still better than Primm, and that was Yesterday.  Had to be beyond ugly today.

                P.S. funny you went from West to East, I used to live in Old Bridge, NJ before coming out here ...

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                  Posted: March 27, 2012, 8:44 pm - IP Logged

                  I went to two stores around 5pm and both of them no lines.  Perhaps the lottery wasn't well advertised here or the fact that most people in this town are middle to upper-middle class that they don't care to play.  More for me I guess.   Big Grin

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                    Posted: March 27, 2012, 8:53 pm - IP Logged

                    That line was RIDICULOUS ... went out there yesterday and had to get back on the highway and go to Nipton.  When I got in that little bed & breakfast joint the line was wrapped around inside the store!  Had to laugh, cause it was still better than Primm, and that was Yesterday.  Had to be beyond ugly today.

                    P.S. funny you went from West to East, I used to live in Old Bridge, NJ before coming out here ...

                            OK, pleasantly suprised they are still there,thought the place at primm killed them off,

                    my first reaction when i saw the place at primm was, ohh no these greedy @#&&^ killed off the little biz that (town?) had,

                    good to know they are still there, but they prolly only get really busy w/ this kind of JP,

                    and the place gets a temp. population increase, ya know the other vegas ppl. standin there w/ you.

                     

                    p.s. yes it is funny,came here for a temp. job, (do a casino opening) 25 yrs. ago.

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                      Posted: March 27, 2012, 9:44 pm - IP Logged

                      This is getting insane...

                      I've been to the fuel stop twice today. The first time there the guy ahead of me bought $190 worth of tickets and the second time $250.00. Literally, tied up the machine. I didn't bother waiting the first time and was forced to the second trip through.

                      Jesus people!

                      they got "lotto fever"Wink

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                        Posted: March 28, 2012, 5:25 am - IP Logged

                        they got "lotto fever"Wink

                        I finally found 1 little out of the way place near me... its more of a hike but worth it to not have a line!  the gas stations had lines out of the door.  amazing - I can just imagine how its going to be now!


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                          Posted: March 28, 2012, 8:10 am - IP Logged

                          I finally found 1 little out of the way place near me... its more of a hike but worth it to not have a line!  the gas stations had lines out of the door.  amazing - I can just imagine how its going to be now!

                          I think best tine of day is mid morning to but your tic's. (To many early morning commuters crowding all the gas stations & convenience stores).

                          My tic's are always filled out days in advance as well. If I spot long lines before walking in store, I'm otta there lickity split!   Yes Nod

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                            Posted: March 28, 2012, 3:45 pm - IP Logged

                            The one's holding up the line calling out the numbers to play are stinky ol' libs.

                            You know it, I know it, everybody knows it.

                            They can't fill out playslips cuz most of 'em ain't got the sense God gave a lug wrench..


                                                                         
                                                 
                                                                     

                             

                             

                             

                             

                                                                                                                               

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                              Posted: March 28, 2012, 5:51 pm - IP Logged

                              I went to two stores around 5pm and both of them no lines.  Perhaps the lottery wasn't well advertised here or the fact that most people in this town are middle to upper-middle class that they don't care to play.  More for me I guess.   Big Grin

                              I'm actually waiting until closer to Friday night. It just seems to me that most winners are last minute buyers. However, I don't want to get caught with no tickets Friday night and long lines, so I'll get a couple just in case, then maybe $15 on Friday.

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