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Have you ever changed buying tickets strategy?

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Posted: January 31, 2014, 4:41 pm - IP Logged

Today I drove around to different Jackpot selling stores here in WA state and bought 2 $1 QP tickets for the Lotto and 2 $1 tickets for the Mega Millions. So we will see what happens tonight and tomorrow drawings.. So i am doing what the last Mega Million winner did in California and drove to different city's and buy $1 tickets.. What i did to my tickets is write down the store location in case it turns out to be a winner..  So what is your strategy when it comes to tickets?

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    Posted: January 31, 2014, 5:29 pm - IP Logged

    Usually stay with my 2-3 favorite spots.....when on vacation n another area/state I will spend a few,,,,what ta heck.

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      Posted: January 31, 2014, 5:33 pm - IP Logged

      LOL Ive done it all driving around town to buy tickets, buying certain tickets at certain places, buy one at a time to ten at a time, etc. etc. still havent won anything substantial

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        Posted: January 31, 2014, 5:33 pm - IP Logged

        I don't have a favorite store to buy lottery tickets. I don't have a set time to buy them either. I pick some every time I happen to be at a store that sells some. I do try to get multidraws as often as possible to save me the hustle. I skip games all the times.
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          Posted: January 31, 2014, 7:42 pm - IP Logged

          Today I drove around to different Jackpot selling stores here in WA state and bought 2 $1 QP tickets for the Lotto and 2 $1 tickets for the Mega Millions. So we will see what happens tonight and tomorrow drawings.. So i am doing what the last Mega Million winner did in California and drove to different city's and buy $1 tickets.. What i did to my tickets is write down the store location in case it turns out to be a winner..  So what is your strategy when it comes to tickets?

          Stay the course.

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          Don't rock the boat.

          Wouldn't be prudent.

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            Posted: February 1, 2014, 1:14 am - IP Logged

            Ive never gone anywhere because it was a " lucky store " i just look for a sign saying they sell tickets, and  make sure to get a ticket in on every draw.  usually one of the many local stores and  competency in operating the machine ranks pretty highly, so there are favored stores and not so favored.

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              Posted: February 1, 2014, 10:24 am - IP Logged

              I have driven out to the suburbs, far out into the suburbs to buy tickets. I have bought 5 tickets at a time and 10 tickets at a time. I have driven to at least 20 different stores buying lottery tickets. and nothing seems to work so, I just stick to my plan as far as playing my own numbers and by quick pics.

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                Posted: February 1, 2014, 5:21 pm - IP Logged

                Sure, I've changed.  I wil only buy my qp's at either this one gas station or a large supermarket chain.  For my own set numbers  I buy anywhere.


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                  Posted: February 1, 2014, 11:30 pm - IP Logged

                  Today I drove around to different Jackpot selling stores here in WA state and bought 2 $1 QP tickets for the Lotto and 2 $1 tickets for the Mega Millions. So we will see what happens tonight and tomorrow drawings.. So i am doing what the last Mega Million winner did in California and drove to different city's and buy $1 tickets.. What i did to my tickets is write down the store location in case it turns out to be a winner..  So what is your strategy when it comes to tickets?

                  To win a JP, you need to claim ALL the correct numbers from the drawing. The clumping of winners from one store to another is only a natural random distribution, clumps and all.

                  The required amount of winners is not present in any clump to get my interest. Buying tickets in those stores won't increase my chance of hitting the JP because I still have to overcome unbelievable odds.

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                    Posted: February 4, 2014, 7:25 am - IP Logged

                    I have driven out to the suburbs, far out into the suburbs to buy tickets. I have bought 5 tickets at a time and 10 tickets at a time. I have driven to at least 20 different stores buying lottery tickets. and nothing seems to work so, I just stick to my plan as far as playing my own numbers and by quick pics.

                    Suburbs of what?

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                      Posted: February 4, 2014, 7:46 am - IP Logged

                      I go to the same store about a mile down the road. I figure if it's my night it's my night no matter where I go. I hardly ever buy QPs so luck is within me not the cashier (-:

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                        Posted: February 4, 2014, 7:47 am - IP Logged

                        Sure, I've changed.  I wil only buy my qp's at either this one gas station or a large supermarket chain.  For my own set numbers  I buy anywhere.

                        "For my own set numbers  I buy anywhere."

                        I don't like to buy tickets where the clerks always have an attitude or are always preoccupied in conversation with someone or are always multi-tasking with something else while running my playslips even with my own self-picked numbers.

                        They cast a pall over the whole experience as far as I'm concerned so I avoid them with all my ticket purchases.

                        Just one of many reasons all lottery transactions should be done by machine or online in my opinion.

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                          Posted: February 4, 2014, 8:43 am - IP Logged

                          BananaI buy mine at the same 7-11 by my house. The ladies that work there are all very nice and wish me luck most of the time.

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                            Posted: February 4, 2014, 10:00 am - IP Logged

                            "Have you ever changed buying tickets strategy?"

                            Yes once I bought 5 lines on separate tickets I always get them on the same ticket but I thought I would try something newBang Head

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                              Posted: February 4, 2014, 10:03 am - IP Logged

                              Stay the course.

                              Steady as she goes.

                              Don't rock the boat.

                              Wouldn't be prudent.

                              I read that in G.H.W. Bush's voice.