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

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Jon D's avatar - calotterylogo
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Posted: April 19, 2014, 10:04 am - 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.

Happy B-Day RJ, and good luck tonite! Party

 

Side note: I noticed that The Lotter has some other state lottos available to play, but not Ohio. Maybe you can sign up to be a butler for OCL and make some extra cash! Banana Or Poo Nanny can take up a collection from other players for the next road trip and charge a courier fee. Thumbs Up

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    Posted: April 19, 2014, 10:03 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.

    I drove South, got on US 30 in Lisbon, and crossed into WVA at East Liverpool. Staying on 30, Pennsylvania was only 5 miles east so it was easy to get PB and BigGame tickets. Interesting that you can play two games where the payoffs are more than the odds against winning.

    Happy Birthday, RJ!!!!

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      Posted: April 20, 2014, 11:00 am - IP Logged

      I won exactly zero dollars on Saturday. I still have a couple draws left on the classic

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        Posted: April 21, 2014, 8:34 pm - IP Logged

        I won exactly zero dollars on Saturday. I still have a couple draws left on the classic

        Thumbs Up Good luck! When I buy tickets in a state that I'm just passing through I try to stretch the advanced play as far out as possible.

        That money's gone fo ever

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          Posted: April 21, 2014, 9:24 pm - IP Logged

          Since the closest point to the nearest lottery state for me is Arizona which is a 5-6 hour drive each way, I'm more than content with our own games plus Powerball and Mega Millions.  So, I guess the answer is 1 mile to my two favorite liqour stores in town...

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            Posted: April 22, 2014, 8:22 pm - IP Logged

            I've only ever driven out of state specificially to play a lotto game once.  It was before New York joined Powerball, and I drove out to Bennington, Vermont (about a 35-mile drive one way) to buy some tickets for what was then the highest Powerball jackpot ever.  I don't remember if the tickets I got were for the final drawing of that run, but it was the one that Jack Whittaker eventually won for $314.9 million.

            Since then, I've played games in Vermont or Massachusetts if I've happened to be driving through those states, but I've never made a trip specifically to play.

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              Posted: April 26, 2014, 8:28 am - IP Logged

              Texas a few years back when there state game was like $90 million we just stayed there for the weekend took the boys to great Wolfe.

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                Posted: April 26, 2014, 9:13 am - IP Logged

                Happy B-Day RJ, and good luck tonite! Party

                 

                Side note: I noticed that The Lotter has some other state lottos available to play, but not Ohio. Maybe you can sign up to be a butler for OCL and make some extra cash! Banana Or Poo Nanny can take up a collection from other players for the next road trip and charge a courier fee. Thumbs Up

                Happy Birthday RJ. Have a great one.  It's a five hour road trip for me to get lotto tickets in either way. That is way I purchase them for many drawings as I can at a time. LOL

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                  Posted: April 27, 2014, 1:03 am - IP Logged

                  90 miles round trip. Happy Birthday RJOh.

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                    Posted: April 28, 2014, 8:24 am - IP Logged

                    90 miles round trip. Happy Birthday RJOh.

                    Thank you.  My birthday came and went and Classic Lotto kept rolling so in spite of that I'll still be chasing that jackpot until someone wins it.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: April 28, 2014, 1:36 pm - IP Logged

                      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

                      Second...2nd D motion>>Happy Birthdy Rjoh!!!Party

                      maby RJOh....can remember D days when Psyko drove a corvette & ran around

                      from place 2 place....buy'n jackpot QP tickets @ all my favotite places programed

                      on D GPS>>>>>>> buy'n jackpot Quick-TRIX tickets and chasing RAINBOW'$$$$

                      But,

                      Psyko never told about the times I drove many miles outta town 2 buy a MM or

                      PB ticket N that dam "fast" Corvette>>>>>>>>>>>!!!

                      sorry but, it (they) R fast cars & U need 2B experenced^

                      2 drive A fast car RU will leave LOTTA critter's ND middle

                      of the ROAD>>>>like DEAD skunks>cats<dogs>frogs

                      >rabbits>and>raccoons>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>!!!

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