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Do most people buy MM &PB tickets the day of a draw or in advance?

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Posted: June 19, 2014, 7:15 am - IP Logged

Hi everyone,

Just curious if people by MM and PB tickes or even your state draw games in advance or the day of the draw? The majority of the time I buy them after work the day of the draw or on a Saturday for PB (now I might go weeks before playing).  I'm just thinking that it might be easier to start buying my tickets in advance and make less stops to the gas station where I play. In my mind I use to think maybe a person had a better shot of winning if they played on the same day of the draw but know I think it's illogical to think that way since drawings are random and the lottery balls don't know when someone is playing, lol.

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    I always wondered if it matters when to buy?What?Cheers

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      Posted: June 19, 2014, 9:24 am - IP Logged

      Hi everyone,

      Just curious if people by MM and PB tickes or even your state draw games in advance or the day of the draw? The majority of the time I buy them after work the day of the draw or on a Saturday for PB (now I might go weeks before playing).  I'm just thinking that it might be easier to start buying my tickets in advance and make less stops to the gas station where I play. In my mind I use to think maybe a person had a better shot of winning if they played on the same day of the draw but know I think it's illogical to think that way since drawings are random and the lottery balls don't know when someone is playing, lol.

      Playing is the most important thing.

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        Posted: June 19, 2014, 9:26 am - IP Logged

        I always wondered if it matters when to buy?What?Cheers

        It does not matter. You can wait to buy 1 lottery ticket next year, if you want to.

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          Posted: June 19, 2014, 10:38 am - IP Logged

          Hi everyone,

          Just curious if people by MM and PB tickes or even your state draw games in advance or the day of the draw? The majority of the time I buy them after work the day of the draw or on a Saturday for PB (now I might go weeks before playing).  I'm just thinking that it might be easier to start buying my tickets in advance and make less stops to the gas station where I play. In my mind I use to think maybe a person had a better shot of winning if they played on the same day of the draw but know I think it's illogical to think that way since drawings are random and the lottery balls don't know when someone is playing, lol.

          I have no idea, but ever so often we get a  winner who is purchasing gas, looks up and sees the jackpot amount and buys a single ticket,  next thing you know- they set for life.

          As someone always says" All it takes is one ticket with all the right numbers"

          Big Smile

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            I have no idea, but ever so often we get a  winner who is purchasing gas, looks up and sees the jackpot amount and buys a single ticket,  next thing you know- they set for life.

            As someone always says" All it takes is one ticket with all the right numbers"

            Big Smile

            Playing the lottery to win? LOL

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              Posted: June 19, 2014, 12:54 pm - IP Logged

              Hi everyone,

              Just curious if people by MM and PB tickes or even your state draw games in advance or the day of the draw? The majority of the time I buy them after work the day of the draw or on a Saturday for PB (now I might go weeks before playing).  I'm just thinking that it might be easier to start buying my tickets in advance and make less stops to the gas station where I play. In my mind I use to think maybe a person had a better shot of winning if they played on the same day of the draw but know I think it's illogical to think that way since drawings are random and the lottery balls don't know when someone is playing, lol.

              Ohio has a MM promotion of buy 2 get 1 free when the jackpot is less than $100M if tickets are brought on the day of the drawing after 7:30PM so the average price of a ticket is reduced to 67¢ during that period.  Players who want the cheaper tickets has to buy them then or pay the regular price.  If other states have similar promotions on some of their games I'm sure it effects when their players buy tickets too.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: June 19, 2014, 2:39 pm - IP Logged

                Ohio has a MM promotion of buy 2 get 1 free when the jackpot is less than $100M if tickets are brought on the day of the drawing after 7:30PM so the average price of a ticket is reduced to 67¢ during that period.  Players who want the cheaper tickets has to buy them then or pay the regular price.  If other states have similar promotions on some of their games I'm sure it effects when their players buy tickets too.

                The free tickets are probably QPs and not the same as getting 30 self picks for $20. Do the megaplier players get a free ticket with megaplier?

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                  Posted: June 19, 2014, 2:41 pm - IP Logged

                  I usually buy day of the draw but for no particular reason.

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                    Posted: June 19, 2014, 3:00 pm - IP Logged

                    Hi everyone,

                    Just curious if people by MM and PB tickes or even your state draw games in advance or the day of the draw? The majority of the time I buy them after work the day of the draw or on a Saturday for PB (now I might go weeks before playing).  I'm just thinking that it might be easier to start buying my tickets in advance and make less stops to the gas station where I play. In my mind I use to think maybe a person had a better shot of winning if they played on the same day of the draw but know I think it's illogical to think that way since drawings are random and the lottery balls don't know when someone is playing, lol.

                    I buy the tickets way in advance. All I really care about is just have a ticket & a chance to win the Jackpot, no matter what size it is.

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                      Posted: June 19, 2014, 3:04 pm - IP Logged

                      The free tickets are probably QPs and not the same as getting 30 self picks for $20. Do the megaplier players get a free ticket with megaplier?

                      All the rules are explained on Ohio's lottery website but as far as I know all free tickets are $1 QPs regardless of what is brought for $2.

                       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         
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                        Posted: June 19, 2014, 4:23 pm - IP Logged

                        All the rules are explained on Ohio's lottery website but as far as I know all free tickets are $1 QPs regardless of what is brought for $2.

                        The free tickets the 5/39 games give for matching two numbers are QPs and the Ohio terminals are probably programmed to print one QP for every two MM tickets. I wonder how many clerks keep the free tickets.

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                          Posted: June 19, 2014, 4:42 pm - IP Logged

                          I always wondered if it matters when to buy?What?Cheers

                          The drawing numbers are 5 of 59 and 1 of 35 for PB and 5 of 75 and 1 of 15 for MM. Because the numbers are drawn from the total matrix, in most drawings there is no jackpot winner making when tickets were purchased irrelevant.

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                            Posted: June 19, 2014, 6:28 pm - IP Logged

                            The free tickets the 5/39 games give for matching two numbers are QPs and the Ohio terminals are probably programmed to print one QP for every two MM tickets. I wonder how many clerks keep the free tickets.

                            Actually the terminals are programmed to print a free QP for every $2 spent.  I fill out 4 lines on my MM play slips and the terminal prints out 2 free QPs too and does the same if I fill out all five lines unless they have Megaplier and then it would probably print out 5 QPs.

                            Also our Rolling Cash5 (5/39) game actually pays $1 for a match 2 not a free QP.

                            I probably wouldn't play at all until the jackpot was higher if it wasn't for the free QPs and I can only get them the night of the drawing.

                             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                               
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                              Posted: June 19, 2014, 7:32 pm - IP Logged

                              I buy all my tickets on CATURDAY!!!!!

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