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Posted: August 13, 2012, 7:27 pm - IP Logged

How big would the Powerball jackpot have to be for you to consider making a trip to Oregon or Arizona to buy tickets?

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    Posted: August 13, 2012, 7:55 pm - IP Logged

    I'm sure it's different for everybody and if this PowerBall JackPot gets as big

    as the MegaMillions jackpot was in March/April oh!!! They will coming be the thousands!

     

    Has to be worth it for some to spend all that gas money for a trip to another state for lotto.


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      Posted: August 13, 2012, 7:57 pm - IP Logged

      I'm sure it's different for everybody and if this PowerBall JackPot gets as big

      as the MegaMillions jackpot was in March/April oh!!! They will coming be the thousands!

       

      Has to be worth it for some to spend all that gas money for a trip to another state for lotto.

      No can play online??

      http://www.usamega.com/powerball-wheretoplay.asp

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        Posted: August 13, 2012, 7:59 pm - IP Logged

        to each his own. Personally, I'd rather have the potental jackpot winning ticket in my hot little hands.

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          Posted: August 13, 2012, 8:02 pm - IP Logged

          How big would the Powerball jackpot have to be for you to consider making a trip to Oregon or Arizona to buy tickets?

          I thought everybody in California already moved to Arizona.


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            Posted: August 13, 2012, 8:03 pm - IP Logged

            to each his own. Personally, I'd rather have the potental jackpot winning ticket in my hot little hands.

            Is that a........ YES THEY CAN PLAY ON LINE??

            http://www.usamega.com/powerball-wheretoplay.asp

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              Posted: August 13, 2012, 8:06 pm - IP Logged

              I thought you had to live in that state in order to play onlineWhat?

              Or is that only for state games?

               

              MultiState games like PowerBall you should be

              able to let others who don't live in that state be able to play it online.


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                Posted: August 13, 2012, 8:11 pm - IP Logged

                I thought you had to live in that state in order to play onlineWhat?

                Or is that only for state games?

                 

                MultiState games like PowerBall you should be

                able to let others who don't live in that state be able to play it online.

                Im sure someone will tell us definitively, but if they can play online I'm not sure why they would drive anywhere??

                http://www.usamega.com/powerball-wheretoplay.asp

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                  Posted: August 13, 2012, 8:17 pm - IP Logged

                  How big would the Powerball jackpot have to be for you to consider making a trip to Oregon or Arizona to buy tickets?

                  I left many years ago, there was no PB.

                   And i'm not a reg. PB player, but if I was and,

                   If I was still there and still got sent to vegas on a reg. basis,

                  I would just side trip to arizona and get as many advance draws as they allow regardless of JP size.

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                    Posted: August 13, 2012, 8:18 pm - IP Logged

                    I wouldn't travel to either state for any amount. The Mega Millions and Super Lotto Plus get big enough for me.

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                      Posted: August 13, 2012, 8:20 pm - IP Logged

                      I thought everybody in California already moved to Arizona.

                      I wish there was an exodus to Arizona....it would make driving to work easier! Judging by the traffic though, there are still plenty of us living in sunny California.

                      As for the OP's question. California SuperLoto and MM is enough for me. I don't need to drive to another state to buy PB, regardless of how high it goes. OTOH my niece is going to New York in a few days and if it keeps going up then I might ask her if she wants to buy some tickets together.

                      It was always in the stars for me to be a lottery winner.

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                        Posted: August 13, 2012, 8:34 pm - IP Logged

                        Im sure someone will tell us definitively, but if they can play online I'm not sure why they would drive anywhere??

                        http://www.usamega.com/powerball-wheretoplay.asp

                        the link you've provided sends people to thelotter, an online ticket service. Someone from a third party, who's not associated with the state lottery will buy the Powerball tickets for you. I've used thelotter in the past, they will even send you an e-mail with a picture of the ticket they purchased for you. I have no complaints about thelotter, I played the Florida lottery through them and I even won a few dollars but personally I'd rather have the ticket in my possession at the night of the drawing.


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                          Posted: August 13, 2012, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

                          the link you've provided sends people to thelotter, an online ticket service. Someone from a third party, who's not associated with the state lottery will buy the Powerball tickets for you. I've used thelotter in the past, they will even send you an e-mail with a picture of the ticket they purchased for you. I have no complaints about thelotter, I played the Florida lottery through them and I even won a few dollars but personally I'd rather have the ticket in my possession at the night of the drawing.

                          Ok, as long as there is a paper trail to show who bought the ticket I don't see a problem with that. I can understand wanting to have a ticket in your hand but I cant see anyone driving 300 miles to avoid online convenience.


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                            Posted: August 13, 2012, 9:22 pm - IP Logged

                            It lists 10 games in North America.

                            You link to ouside sites at your own risk. lol. (was there ever any question)

                            see number 8 in the "terms of use" at the bottom of the page

                            Perhap read all the "terms of use" ??

                            http://www.usamega.com/powerball-wheretoplay.asp

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                              Posted: August 13, 2012, 9:22 pm - IP Logged

                              Ok, as long as there is a paper trail to show who bought the ticket I don't see a problem with that. I can understand wanting to have a ticket in your hand but I cant see anyone driving 300 miles to avoid online convenience.

                              The last time I did business with them was about a year ago, so things may or may not have changed. From my experience, yes, there is a paper trail that shows you paid for the ticket, also there is a paper trail that shows which sets of numbers will be played for you. You can play numbers you picked for yourself or if you don't want to take the time to pick your own numbers, there is a button you can press and numbers will be picked randomly for you. You'll see all the numbers that will be bought for you by the ticket agent before you click the "confirm" button to finalize the purchase.

                              When you try to set up an account with them and you learn how you must fund your account, you might not think that 300 mile drive is so bad after all.