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Standing behind people buying MM tickets..

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Posted: March 28, 2012, 6:06 pm - IP Logged

Ahhh...this reminds me of the old days. Lines to buy lottery tickets! LOL Almost unhead of nowadays since you can buy them practically anywhere. I remember when the local news station used to send out a reporter to the liquor store I worked in and filming everytime a jackpot got big. Had my 15 seconds of fame as they filmed me in the lotto booth cranking them out,lol. One time I had a guy come in and want $1000 worth. It was the last 10 minutes before the time ran out. I felt really bad because there were people waiting behind him I couldn't get to because he kept telling me...."just keep giving me quick picks!" And before I knew it the beeper beeped and it was all over. I'll never forget his rudeness to this day! 

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    Posted: March 28, 2012, 6:39 pm - IP Logged

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    Well said dr65 well said.

    The store i go to there is

    two people who play like that.

    Me and another guy. LOL.

    In some cases we get there at the same time

    and people actually leave when they

    see us there together. ROFL

    Rehab is for quitters.

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      Posted: March 29, 2012, 2:00 am - IP Logged

      as the great Gordon Gekko said,   "greed is good"

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        Posted: March 29, 2012, 2:09 am - IP Logged

        All of the MM slips were gone at my local gas station and people were asking the clerks for them. There were no LONG lines but plenty of people asking at the counter for QP's and peeps at the machine every few minutes. Lotto fever, baby.

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          Posted: March 29, 2012, 10:31 am - IP Logged

          I played some of my tickets for double draws so I could be free to skip lottery lines if the big one didn't hit on Tuesday.

          I went in yesterday to get PB and had one person in front of me. So I bought more MM..  Early mornings here in Ardmore have shorter lines..

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            Posted: March 29, 2012, 11:24 am - IP Logged

            While waiting i saw this guy come in and use the scanner. He pulled 10 crumpled tickets out of his pocket and used his beer belly to flatten them back out. It was so funny to watch. Now i see how tickets go unclaimed.

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              Posted: March 29, 2012, 1:41 pm - IP Logged

              I went to lotto store around noon today to play 1950 ...Well the lines were terrible.

              I told the lady that owned the store if she needed extra help tomorrow evening to give me a buzz.

              It has been a while since I worked there.

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                Posted: March 29, 2012, 5:29 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 ...

                that line at primm and nipton are prolly worse today after the roll and the bump,

                friday should get really crazy as that is when the so.cali ppl. head for vegas,

                on I 15 (the highway to hell) even if they got tickets before they left home,

                they might say, "lets stop at nipton and get more tix.before we cross the state line"

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                  Posted: March 29, 2012, 5:49 pm - IP Logged

                  Come on out to California....no wait here at all,lol. Even at the self serve machines. I've been to several stores this week and everything is wide open. In a city of a million that's hard to believe. Does anyone play here anymore? LOL.

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                    Posted: March 29, 2012, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

                    Come on out to California....no wait here at all,lol. Even at the self serve machines. I've been to several stores this week and everything is wide open. In a city of a million that's hard to believe. Does anyone play here anymore? LOL.

                    ohh... OK you live in one of the smaller towns. LOL

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                      Posted: March 29, 2012, 5:57 pm - IP Logged

                      that line at primm and nipton are prolly worse today after the roll and the bump,

                      friday should get really crazy as that is when the so.cali ppl. head for vegas,

                      on I 15 (the highway to hell) even if they got tickets before they left home,

                      they might say, "lets stop at nipton and get more tix.before we cross the state line"

                      OMG, all I can say is thank God I played for both draws (Tue & Fri) last Monday!!!  Now if there's no winner on Friday I might have a problem.  The news last night showed the people waiting in line for 3 hrs!!! 

                      Good Luck Everyone!

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                        Come on out to California....no wait here at all,lol. Even at the self serve machines. I've been to several stores this week and everything is wide open. In a city of a million that's hard to believe. Does anyone play here anymore? LOL.

                        Heeheehee ... very funny.  I tried that already.  I will have to go further in if no winner on Friday!!!  That border playing is past ugly now ... or I guess I could call in some favors with the fam back in NY ... but then we know what that means when I win ...

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                          Posted: March 29, 2012, 6:02 pm - IP Logged

                          ohh... OK you live in one of the smaller towns. LOL

                          LOL  It always amazes me when I ask people here if they play lottery. 9 out of 10 times I hear a no. With per capita sales of about $93.00 a year per person (last I read) I guess it shouldn't surprise me.

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                            OMG, all I can say is thank God I played for both draws (Tue & Fri) last Monday!!!  Now if there's no winner on Friday I might have a problem.  The news last night showed the people waiting in line for 3 hrs!!! 

                            Good Luck Everyone!

                            If it rolls on fri. i would wait  til. mon. to go to nipton,

                            you don't want to be on I 15 south on sun. night.

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                              Posted: March 29, 2012, 6:05 pm - IP Logged

                              Heeheehee ... very funny.  I tried that already.  I will have to go further in if no winner on Friday!!!  That border playing is past ugly now ... or I guess I could call in some favors with the fam back in NY ... but then we know what that means when I win ...

                              Bash

                              Really? You must be more down south somewhere? Feisty,what is the name of that little town that is just over the line that is supposed to be one of the hottest places to buy tickets? Have you been there? It starts with a P, I think? I read they sell more tickets in CA then any other place. Just curious. Thanks if you know!

                               

                              Edit: I'm reading more posts and I think that's what you were talking about. Primm? Is that what you said haymaker? Is that the HOT spot?