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favorite retailer to play at?

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Posted: January 8, 2014, 7:27 am - IP Logged

I'm in Texas and I've bounced around from retailer to retailer and haven't found "the place" I like to play until a recent trip to dallas and one to Abilene (close to home).  The one in Dallas is awesome, they have EVERY type of scratch off and 2 self machines!  It's in farmer's branch and has places to sit down and scratch or get a drink too. The one in abilene is really cool, newly opened coffee shop with a self machine and clerks that don't seem to get annoyed at helping you with lottery.  I hate going to the gas stations anymore so I restrict myself to these two places and none of them smell like smoke either!    I pick my own numbers so I've never felt one place felt luckier.   Have any of you been to either the farmer's branch or Abilene one???

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    I'm in Texas and I've bounced around from retailer to retailer and haven't found "the place" I like to play until a recent trip to dallas and one to Abilene (close to home).  The one in Dallas is awesome, they have EVERY type of scratch off and 2 self machines!  It's in farmer's branch and has places to sit down and scratch or get a drink too. The one in abilene is really cool, newly opened coffee shop with a self machine and clerks that don't seem to get annoyed at helping you with lottery.  I hate going to the gas stations anymore so I restrict myself to these two places and none of them smell like smoke either!    I pick my own numbers so I've never felt one place felt luckier.   Have any of you been to either the farmer's branch or Abilene one???

    Not from Texas but all I can say on a fav retailer to play at is well, the one that sells me a winning ticket of course LOL 

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      Posted: January 8, 2014, 11:34 am - IP Logged

      txwinr,

      I'm not in Texas either, someone here at LP once posted about a lottery store in South Carolina. It sounded like the ultimate 'lotto lounge.'

      The town I'm in only has three places with lotto machines and only one of them takes playslips.....the other two are strictly scratchers and quick picks. One of them is set up so you can only get Mega Millions for $1, no megaplier. This happened after Illinois put in the "Hit or Miss" ripoff game.

      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: January 8, 2014, 3:52 pm - IP Logged

        My favorite retailer is one that has a machine that usually works.  That's usually Rite Aid or Albertson's.

         

        My least favorite retailer is one where the %&*# machine never works.  I just came from Fred Meyer at Franklin and Orchard where I tried to use a play slip for a $1 Hot Lotto and, as usual, it won't take the play slip.  I've complained and complained for a couple years but it never gets fixed.  I pretty much quit going to that Fred Meyer for anything, because I'd rather go somewhere I can get my lottery while I'm at it.

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          I'm in Texas and I've bounced around from retailer to retailer and haven't found "the place" I like to play until a recent trip to dallas and one to Abilene (close to home).  The one in Dallas is awesome, they have EVERY type of scratch off and 2 self machines!  It's in farmer's branch and has places to sit down and scratch or get a drink too. The one in abilene is really cool, newly opened coffee shop with a self machine and clerks that don't seem to get annoyed at helping you with lottery.  I hate going to the gas stations anymore so I restrict myself to these two places and none of them smell like smoke either!    I pick my own numbers so I've never felt one place felt luckier.   Have any of you been to either the farmer's branch or Abilene one???

          I tend to seek out places most people would probably consider "a real hole in the wall".

          Reason: Should I be fortunate enough to win big I don't mind helping in establishing a small mom & pop operation (usually struggling these days) as a "Lucky Place" to play.

          Sometimes it's extremely difficult if not practically impossible to get people to disregard the smoke and mirrors.  Instead, they seem to enjoy the ride down the proverbial Garden Path....... helpless to extricate themselves from being totally deceived by known forces in their midst who would argue that they have come here for the sole purpose of helping people.......str8ca$hhomie

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            Posted: January 8, 2014, 5:48 pm - IP Logged

            Publix Supermarkets.  They sell by far the most winning tickets because....surprise..... they sell more tickets overall than anyone....

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              Posted: January 8, 2014, 9:37 pm - IP Logged

              I'm still searching for "the place" to buy tickets, but fortunately everywhere I've bought tickets has had no problem taking playslips.  I would like to find a self service lotto machine.  Those don't seem to be a thing yet at the retailers I've found.


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                Posted: January 8, 2014, 10:36 pm - IP Logged

                The 7-11 close by the house. The owner's name is Patel.

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                He also has a restaurant a couple of blocks away called "Curry in a Hurry". Love the Samosas.

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                  Posted: January 8, 2014, 10:47 pm - IP Logged

                  The 7-11 close by the house. The owner's name is Patel.

                  Green laugh

                   

                  He also has a restaurant a couple of blocks away called "Curry in a Hurry". Love the Samosas.

                  I didn't know we were neighbors.... LOL

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                    Posted: January 8, 2014, 11:05 pm - IP Logged

                    I buy from different places although I tend to prefer convenience stores like 7 eleven, Mac's etc luckily I leave in an area where lottery locations are literally everywhere so plenty of options

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                      Posted: January 9, 2014, 12:08 am - IP Logged

                      I buy my lottery tickets at either one of two liquor stores here in town.  An Allsups convenience store is closer, but IF I did win w/ a ticket from there, the store bonus for selling a winning ticket would go to the New Mexico corporate office and I'd prefer it stay here in town.


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                        Posted: January 9, 2014, 12:21 am - IP Logged

                        I'm still searching for "the place" to buy tickets, but fortunately everywhere I've bought tickets has had no problem taking playslips.  I would like to find a self service lotto machine.  Those don't seem to be a thing yet at the retailers I've found.

                        I heard tell the flatlanders way out west around Nashville have lottery machines.

                        But the Dragon Lady said she don't like her no hillbillies, so East Tennessee ain't gettin' none.


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                          Posted: January 9, 2014, 12:30 am - IP Logged

                          I didn't know we were neighbors.... LOL

                          You know Patel too?

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                          Their Shwarma is the best in town.

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                            Posted: January 9, 2014, 7:58 am - IP Logged

                            When looked up on the websites you can see where most Winners come out of, here they are always up North but we do get a few slips here and there.

                            For me i say grocery stores  Smiley

                            I already checked Texas when i lived there and the panhandle wasn't one of them LOL

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                              Posted: January 9, 2014, 12:55 pm - IP Logged

                              When looked up on the websites you can see where most Winners come out of, here they are always up North but we do get a few slips here and there.

                              For me i say grocery stores  Smiley

                              I already checked Texas when i lived there and the panhandle wasn't one of them LOL

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