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Have any of you forgotten to check your tickets in the past?

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Posted: February 6, 2014, 9:18 am - IP Logged

Hi everyone,

I started thinking this morning about the years that I would buy draw tickets and either forget to check them or just assumed I didn't win the jackpot (since my local news or newspaper would have announed a winner in my state for a jackpot win). In the past I would only buy a ticket for MM etc. if the jackpot was over 100 million and would only buy 1 ticket at a time. Since I wasn't really much of a lottery player for those years and the 2nd prize and other prizes were not that great I was really most concerned with the jackpot win.  I could kick myself for not at least checking those tickets years ago just in case I had won something. For the past 3 years I've always checked my numbers in case I win anything. I get happy even if I just get the powerball number, lol. Just wondering if anyone else was like this?

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    Posted: February 6, 2014, 10:39 am - IP Logged

    I can say today, that I do not rush to check my tickets anymore.  I just check to see if someone has won the jackpot, and than I would check my tickets a day or 2 later to see if I won anything.

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      Posted: February 6, 2014, 10:57 am - IP Logged

      I always check my tics right after the draw. I guarantee I will not be the one you read about missing out on a big win because of a lost tic or forgetting to check, etc.

      I work with a guy that will tell me he bought a tic last week and hasn't checked it. I ask him why bother buying it in the first place?

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        Posted: February 6, 2014, 12:40 pm - IP Logged

        I always check my tics right after the draw. I guarantee I will not be the one you read about missing out on a big win because of a lost tic or forgetting to check, etc.

        I work with a guy that will tell me he bought a tic last week and hasn't checked it. I ask him why bother buying it in the first place?

        RCB, have to agree with you there. I usually check them right after the drawing and, then in the trash they go if its a non winner.

        Course, if I did win ??? I probably would be up all freakin night doing the happy dance(like Wesley Snipes<Willie Mays Hayes> did outside the ballpark in the 1989 movie Major League)!!!...Banana

        Heck  might even wake the Mrs up just to wind her up too !! (HA, that will teach her to tell me to not check the tickets til morning)ROFL

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          Posted: February 6, 2014, 1:06 pm - IP Logged

          I always check my tics right after the draw. I guarantee I will not be the one you read about missing out on a big win because of a lost tic or forgetting to check, etc.

          I work with a guy that will tell me he bought a tic last week and hasn't checked it. I ask him why bother buying it in the first place?

          I think some people hold off checking their tickets so they can fantasize longer about winning. This is echoed in the scratch-off threads here on the board.

          Others either forget or are too busy to check. Unrelated to the lottery, but one time I was so busy I didn't check my emails for a week. When I finally checked, I had many emails from business associates who were worried I might have gone missing. LOL

          If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
          If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

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            Posted: February 6, 2014, 8:47 pm - IP Logged

            That's me. I don't check for a few days because I don't want to be depressed when I see that I didn't hit.

            You gotta be in it to win it.

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              Posted: February 6, 2014, 9:18 pm - IP Logged

              I can say today, that I do not rush to check my tickets anymore.  I just check to see if someone has won the jackpot, and than I would check my tickets a day or 2 later to see if I won anything.

              I do the same thing.

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                Posted: February 6, 2014, 9:23 pm - IP Logged

                Never. Always check my tickets since I started playing lottery. Why buy it an not check? I just don't get all those stories of people almost missing out on a Jackpot because they forgot the ticket in the glove compartment or something.

                Also, I keep track of every single lottery ticket I buy, so I know the exact amount spent for every type of game along with the amounts won, if any.

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                  Posted: February 7, 2014, 7:48 am - IP Logged

                  Right away, or if it's late the very next morning.

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                    Posted: February 7, 2014, 9:42 am - IP Logged

                    I generally stay up and check the numbers the night of the drawing

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                      Posted: February 7, 2014, 7:05 pm - IP Logged

                      I can say today, that I do not rush to check my tickets anymore.  I just check to see if someone has won the jackpot, and than I would check my tickets a day or 2 later to see if I won anything.

                      This. I buy multi-draw, which means I check one ticket once a month.

                      Whenever I bought for each draw I would check either that night or the day after.

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                        Posted: February 7, 2014, 8:06 pm - IP Logged

                        I always check my tics right after the draw. I guarantee I will not be the one you read about missing out on a big win because of a lost tic or forgetting to check, etc.

                        I work with a guy that will tell me he bought a tic last week and hasn't checked it. I ask him why bother buying it in the first place?

                        I Agree!Spoken like a true player!!!  You will not read about me forgetting!! 

                        You my see me cashing it, most definitely!! ha,ha,

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