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What's the farthest you have drove to play a lotto game?

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Poo Nanny's avatar - 2649029

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Posted: April 18, 2014, 7:50 pm - IP Logged

I hate to admit this, but I drove to Ohio today to get some tickets for their classic lotto game. Round trip was about 200 hundred miles. I had a half day today and as a michigan fan, I would love to steal thIs games money out of the state of ohio. I also bought some rolling five tickets because that game also had a good jackpot.

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    Posted: April 18, 2014, 7:56 pm - IP Logged

    Decades ago when NM didn't have a lottery, I drove about 30 miles to Colorado to play the Powerball.  Just once tho.

     

    Just out of curiosity, how much did you play to make it worth the trip?  I'm assuming more than $10 or $20.  Jester

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      Posted: April 18, 2014, 8:01 pm - IP Logged

      I bought 20 tickets for Saturday and I bought one ticket with two sets of numbers for five draws. I also bought five tooling five, one mega and one powerball. I wasn't planing on buying the mega and powerball, but when I got gas I bought them. I got the other tickets at a party store.

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        Posted: April 18, 2014, 8:21 pm - IP Logged

        10 minutes...lol. I have stopped at this one neighborhood convenience market a few times...but had no luck so stopped going there. Now I drive 3 minutes to a 7-11 or to a closer neighborhood convenience store.

        J'aime La France.

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          Posted: April 18, 2014, 8:35 pm - IP Logged

          I hate to admit this, but I drove to Ohio today to get some tickets for their classic lotto game. Round trip was about 200 hundred miles. I had a half day today and as a michigan fan, I would love to steal thIs games money out of the state of ohio. I also bought some rolling five tickets because that game also had a good jackpot.

          About 250 miles round trip. GPS went rogue so didn't play as long/much as planned

          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?

          2016: -48.28% (13 tickets) ||
          P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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            Posted: April 18, 2014, 8:56 pm - IP Logged

            Technically, zero.

            I have never or would never drive somewhere specifically to play a lottery game.

            I have occasionally bought lottery tickets at a gas stations or grocery store, but I was there anyway for gas or groceries, so lottery was a secondary purchase. I choose gas stations by convenience or by best price with an app, not for lottery. Grocery store also, convenience or sales/specials.

            And mostly I purchase lottery on foot. Have a few within a minute or two from my home, and also can pick from several within a few minutes during a lunch break downtown. It's everywhere.

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              Posted: April 18, 2014, 9:02 pm - IP Logged

              I hate to admit this, but I drove to Ohio today to get some tickets for their classic lotto game. Round trip was about 200 hundred miles. I had a half day today and as a michigan fan, I would love to steal thIs games money out of the state of ohio. I also bought some rolling five tickets because that game also had a good jackpot.

              I live in mid Ohio not too far from the intersection of US 30 and US 23.  Before PB and MM came to Ohio I would drive west on US 30 100 mi. to Indiana for PowerBall tickets and north 100 mi. on US 23 to Michigan for BigGame tickets.  That was 10 years ago when I was a young and foolish 62 years old.

              Tomorrow is my birthday and happy to say I only have to drive .5 mi. to town to get some tickets for Classic Lotto($66M) and Rolling Cash5($745K) which have better odds than either PB or MM.  Those tickets are going to be my birthday gift to myself.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
                           Evil Looking       

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                Posted: April 18, 2014, 9:10 pm - IP Logged

                First of all what a handle ahahaha Thumbs Up
                NH is about 35 miles from me and I remember driving there to buy some PB tickets back when we didn't have it. Their advanced play is 20 draws deep and I went in all the way. Sadly the trip was a waste

                That money's gone fo ever

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                  Posted: April 18, 2014, 9:33 pm - IP Logged

                  Driving specifically to purchase lottery tickets?- have not, will not.
                  I recall a neighbour of mine driving from the Bay Area up to the Oregon border a few times to buy PB tickets , this was before 2013,  l thought it dumb then and still do. My commute allows me to sample a few convenient stores along the way-but l do not make any special trips.
                  Driving 200 miles for a lottery ticket is... what's the word?- yeah that one!

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                    Posted: April 18, 2014, 9:33 pm - IP Logged

                    I live in Missouri. But I by my tickets in Kansas about 5 miles away. Kansas you can remain anonymous.

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                      Posted: April 18, 2014, 9:38 pm - IP Logged

                      I live in Missouri. But I by my tickets in Kansas about 5 miles away. Kansas you can remain anonymous.

                      Great- l would drive 5 miles for anonymity, make it 20 , well maybe further.

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                        Posted: April 18, 2014, 9:39 pm - IP Logged

                        LOL When I used to drive a company vehicle, I bought them wherever I traveled, but now with gas I saw today at one staion was $3.69....Heck No!!!

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                          Posted: April 18, 2014, 9:41 pm - IP Logged

                          I wish I could get some of those Ohio Classic tickets. Ohio too far, I live in CA.

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                            Posted: April 18, 2014, 9:46 pm - IP Logged

                            I live in mid Ohio not too far from the intersection of US 30 and US 23.  Before PB and MM came to Ohio I would drive west on US 30 100 mi. to Indiana for PowerBall tickets and north 100 mi. on US 23 to Michigan for BigGame tickets.  That was 10 years ago when I was a young and foolish 62 years old.

                            Tomorrow is my birthday and happy to say I only have to drive .5 mi. to town to get some tickets for Classic Lotto($66M) and Rolling Cash5($745K) which have better odds than either PB or MM.  Those tickets are going to be my birthday gift to myself.

                            First...Happy Birthday Rjoh!!!   Party

                             

                            My husband and I drive to Delaware, Pennsylvania and DC to play from time to time.

                            That would be in round trip miles, 115 miles, 76 mile and 103 miles respectively. (man, something is wrong with us.)

                            Good question Poo Nanny, and what an eye opener....Thud

                            Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

                            Come on Jackpot!!!

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                              Posted: April 18, 2014, 9:49 pm - IP Logged

                              And what a waste of GAS!

                              Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

                              Come on Jackpot!!!