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Trying to play Powerball as a Californian

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Posted: November 16, 2012, 4:42 am - IP Logged

I found out the only two online places where you can play powerball is Illinois lotto and Minnesota Lotto,  Illinois Lotto requires you to be a citizen and within the border when playing lotto but Minnesota Lotto only requires you to have a Minnesota address. So I was wondering if any Minnesotans would kindly enough to share their address with me(don't worry im not going to stalk you)?

 

PS: will a Minnesota PO Box works as well?

Dammn it, Minnesota has the same rule as Illinois, but it is not stated in TOS.


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    Posted: November 16, 2012, 7:18 am - IP Logged

    I found out the only two online places where you can play powerball is Illinois lotto and Minnesota Lotto,  Illinois Lotto requires you to be a citizen and within the border when playing lotto but Minnesota Lotto only requires you to have a Minnesota address. So I was wondering if any Minnesotans would kindly enough to share their address with me(don't worry im not going to stalk you)?

     

    PS: will a Minnesota PO Box works as well?

    Dammn it, Minnesota has the same rule as Illinois, but it is not stated in TOS.

    How far is the AZ border from San diego??? Cause you could just atake a little roadtrip....I would only go when the jackpot was over 110 million though...that's a long trip to make twice a week I'm assuming

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      Posted: November 16, 2012, 10:57 am - IP Logged

      I found out the only two online places where you can play powerball is Illinois lotto and Minnesota Lotto,  Illinois Lotto requires you to be a citizen and within the border when playing lotto but Minnesota Lotto only requires you to have a Minnesota address. So I was wondering if any Minnesotans would kindly enough to share their address with me(don't worry im not going to stalk you)?

       

      PS: will a Minnesota PO Box works as well?

      Dammn it, Minnesota has the same rule as Illinois, but it is not stated in TOS.

      California have a bunch MegaMillions losers too, are you one of those Californian winners?  If not, you playing in Minnesota will just add to their loser list.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: November 16, 2012, 11:03 am - IP Logged

        I found out the only two online places where you can play powerball is Illinois lotto and Minnesota Lotto,  Illinois Lotto requires you to be a citizen and within the border when playing lotto but Minnesota Lotto only requires you to have a Minnesota address. So I was wondering if any Minnesotans would kindly enough to share their address with me(don't worry im not going to stalk you)?

         

        PS: will a Minnesota PO Box works as well?

        Dammn it, Minnesota has the same rule as Illinois, but it is not stated in TOS.

        check with ronnie he has all that information for you.

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          Posted: November 16, 2012, 1:18 pm - IP Logged

          I found out the only two online places where you can play powerball is Illinois lotto and Minnesota Lotto,  Illinois Lotto requires you to be a citizen and within the border when playing lotto but Minnesota Lotto only requires you to have a Minnesota address. So I was wondering if any Minnesotans would kindly enough to share their address with me(don't worry im not going to stalk you)?

           

          PS: will a Minnesota PO Box works as well?

          Dammn it, Minnesota has the same rule as Illinois, but it is not stated in TOS.

          California will start Powerball in January 2013 - provided anything is left after Dec. 21, 2012!

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            California will start Powerball in January 2013 - provided anything is left after Dec. 21, 2012!

            LMAO,  on my calender 12/22/12 I have noted "um.....still here....party or what ?

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              Posted: November 17, 2012, 5:11 am - IP Logged

              After getting pass by Illinois and Minnesota registrations with a fake address, I got stuck at "unable to verify if im in the state of...." I guess I'll have to wait till April something next year. Mad

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                Posted: November 17, 2012, 5:14 am - IP Logged

                How far is the AZ border from San diego??? Cause you could just atake a little roadtrip....I would only go when the jackpot was over 110 million though...that's a long trip to make twice a week I'm assuming

                I wanna play powerball every week, thats not going to work if I have to drive 6 hour+ everytime just to get a powerball ticket.

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                  Posted: November 17, 2012, 5:16 am - IP Logged

                  California have a bunch MegaMillions losers too, are you one of those Californian winners?  If not, you playing in Minnesota will just add to their loser list.

                  Haha playing lottery is all about luck, there's always surprises. We all are losers on the tickets and scratchers that we never won.

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                    Posted: November 17, 2012, 9:52 am - IP Logged

                    ^ YEAHHH!   

                    When I loose it's a surprise.

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                      Posted: November 18, 2012, 6:02 pm - IP Logged

                      I wanna play powerball every week, thats not going to work if I have to drive 6 hour+ everytime just to get a powerball ticket.

                      You could multidraw your tickets...What?

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                        Posted: November 20, 2012, 6:41 pm - IP Logged

                        I wanna play powerball every week, thats not going to work if I have to drive 6 hour+ everytime just to get a powerball ticket.

                        Advance play.

                        It's different for each state but you can play so many draws in advance instead of driving every week.

                        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: November 22, 2012, 12:37 am - IP Logged

                          I wanna play powerball every week, thats not going to work if I have to drive 6 hour+ everytime just to get a powerball ticket.

                          Before I decided to just play MM I would get relatives in Texas to send me tickets. Perhaps maybe you have someone that can do the same for you?

                           

                          If not you can just drive there and get a multi-draw until January (or whenever CA gets it).

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                            Posted: November 22, 2012, 3:53 pm - IP Logged

                            I found out the only two online places where you can play powerball is Illinois lotto and Minnesota Lotto,  Illinois Lotto requires you to be a citizen and within the border when playing lotto but Minnesota Lotto only requires you to have a Minnesota address. So I was wondering if any Minnesotans would kindly enough to share their address with me(don't worry im not going to stalk you)?

                             

                            PS: will a Minnesota PO Box works as well?

                            Dammn it, Minnesota has the same rule as Illinois, but it is not stated in TOS.

                            One option already suggested is to play multidraw tickets in AZ. I just checked their web site and it indicates you can play up to 10 consecutive draws on a single ticket. If you take that route, you would have to go to AZ every 5 weeks if you wanted to play.

                            As for playing online in another state, if you can get away with that depends on how far that state will go to verify you really live there. One possibility is a P.O. Box or use a private mail facility, like a UPS Store or the like. There are many of them advertising online and you can probably set one up without physically going there, and they will forward your mail to whatever address you choose. Some of those places will even forward mail for you, so it will have a postmark in the city you want to appear you are in.  Whether or not you use their forwarding services, you have to provide them with a true address and copies of two official forms of ID. 

                            If they want a phone number, just find the area code for whatever town your address is in and set up a Skype or prepaid cell phone number in that city.

                            Also, don't use a credit card to buy tickets because that can also be traced. Instead, use prepaid reloadable debit cards, as those don't require an address.

                            If after doing all this an you actually get to claim a prize, if they want ID, use a U.S. Passport, since those don't have an address on them. You may also want to set up a bank account with your fake address, so again, they don't have a way to trace you.

                            Again, it all depends on how far they will go to verify you are are a resident.

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                              Posted: November 25, 2012, 10:39 am - IP Logged

                              Before I decided to just play MM I would get relatives in Texas to send me tickets. Perhaps maybe you have someone that can do the same for you?

                               

                              If not you can just drive there and get a multi-draw until January (or whenever CA gets it).

                              I think getting a friend or relative to buy would be the best route, if you couldn't drive to a state and buy the tickets for yourself.

                              Before Ohio became part of the Mega Millions, I used to buy tickets for my co-workers all the time.  At the time, I lived in Michigan and worked in Ohio.  Before Ohio and Michigan joined Powerball, I'd have my brother-in-law in Kentucky pick up a few tickets for me when the jackpots were big.

                              Of course, that would be dependent on you having a friend or family member you could trust in a state that sells Powerball tickets.

                              (When I bought the MM tickets for my co-workers, I'd get the money at work, buy the tickets at night, and give them to the co-worker the next day.  So, the co-worker physically had the tickets in hand before the drawing even occurred.)