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Where is your favorite spots for purchasing lottery tickets?

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Posted: August 29, 2014, 7:21 pm - IP Logged

Personally I will go out of my way " to avoid"  gas stations and Supermarkets. I would like to see the Mom & Pops stores cash in on the windfall should my numbers come through. The M&P stores are a dying breed, they are been put out of business by the ginormous stores , so here's one for the little guys out there.

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    Posted: August 29, 2014, 8:07 pm - IP Logged

    Mom and Pops are great until you go to one and the person in front of you want to talk to Mom or Pop like no one else is in the store buying anything. I like it when I pull up anywhere to buy lotto tickets and there is no one else in the store.

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      Posted: August 29, 2014, 8:53 pm - IP Logged

      I try to hit up the Mom and Pops too for that reason... much rather seem them get the prize cut.

      Hard to find em these days though... mega businesses have gobbled them up.

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        Posted: August 29, 2014, 10:06 pm - IP Logged

        Mom and Pops are great until you go to one and the person in front of you want to talk to Mom or Pop like no one else is in the store buying anything. I like it when I pull up anywhere to buy lotto tickets and there is no one else in the store.

        If no one else is in the store on every occasion you want to visit a M&P's  to buy lottery tickets, I seriously  doubt they will stay in business- you making my point Shelby.

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          Posted: August 29, 2014, 10:15 pm - IP Logged

          I try to hit up the Mom and Pops too for that reason... much rather seem them get the prize cut.

          Hard to find em these days though... mega businesses have gobbled them up.

          Exactly Romancandle- we had a $400 mil lottery winner purchase the sole ticket at a subway that sits opposite a gas station. Come to find out that the owner of the subway also owns the gas station, he got a cool million for selling the ticket and the owner's response to the press asking what he planned to do with the million was " open another gas station" which would be his "5th".


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            Posted: August 29, 2014, 11:41 pm - IP Logged

            Personally I will go out of my way " to avoid"  gas stations and Supermarkets. I would like to see the Mom & Pops stores cash in on the windfall should my numbers come through. The M&P stores are a dying breed, they are been put out of business by the ginormous stores , so here's one for the little guys out there.

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            • Those people who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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              Posted: August 29, 2014, 11:47 pm - IP Logged

              Good to try and patronize the ten or twelve Mom 7 Pop's left in the country, but I try to go anywhere I know the clerks play lotto, too, it eliminates some hassles.

              One example, the Illinois Lucky Day Lotto playslips now have an option, Midday, Evening, or Both.......but the machines just do not take Both. It's a lot easier when you get a clerk that says they'll run two slips or punch the numbers in than one that says, "It just won' take the slip."

              Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

              Lep

              There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                Posted: August 30, 2014, 12:00 am - IP Logged

                99% of the time I get mine from the grocery store. It has a nice quiet corner with machines where I can stand and scratch or pick numbers. The clerk at the gas station I visit is always nosy about my lotto purchases 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?

                2017: 0% (0 tickets)
                P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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                  Posted: August 30, 2014, 12:47 am - IP Logged

                  At places that have welcoming clerks. I've been to some that just stare daggers at you and look like they couldn't care less about being there or doing their job. I'd rather go somewhere, be it mom and pop or a part of some mega-corporation, where the clerk is friendly and happy and doesn't look like they hate you.

                  Typically it's the most convenient place near the house, but I also do like the occasional stop at a new store just to switch things up.

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                    Posted: August 30, 2014, 10:07 am - IP Logged

                    I play all over but I always make sure to buy a ticket if I happen to be in a  location I've never been to before, either by chance or plan.  For instance I was at a wedding last week in an area new to me and before we got on the highway to go back home, I stopped and bought some tickets.

                    Also, how many people always buy your tickets from the same store.  I often do but just out of convenience. I don't have to get my tickets at one particular place.  I do know a lot of player, though, who insist on buying their tickets at the same store they been patronizing for years.

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                      Posted: August 30, 2014, 10:28 am - IP Logged

                      My favorite place is D****N's. The clerks help out if I have made a mistake on the playslip. If they see it they will fix it

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                        Posted: August 30, 2014, 10:43 am - IP Logged

                        I am voting for the smaller stores as well......once in awhile if I am at a supermarket I buy one on a whim....I always try to recall the clerks name, so when the big day happens, I will be able go back and give them a large envelope stuffed full  of 20s,50s & 100s.

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                          Posted: August 30, 2014, 2:24 pm - IP Logged

                          This is very common for Illinois:

                          Lucky Day Lotto Midday Prize Payouts LUCKY DAY LOTTO PRIZE PAYOUTS FOR MIDDAY SATURDAY AUGUST 30, 2014

                          WINNING NUMBERS: 06 - 22 - 28 - 34 - 39

                          PLAYERS MATCHING 5 OF 5 NUMBERS INCLUDING SUBSCRIPTION WINNERS 1 EACH PLAYER WILL RECEIVE $900,000.00

                          WINNING TICKETS WERE SOLD AT 100476 METROMART NEWSSTAND (QP)
                          900 N MICHIGAN CHICAGO/60611 -

                          See more at: http://www.illinoislottery.com/en-us/Lucky_Day_Lotto.html#tabs-numbers

                          You don't see grocery stores too often but you do see liquor stores, convenience stores, etc...

                          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                          Lep

                          There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                            Posted: August 30, 2014, 4:12 pm - IP Logged

                            I don't really have a favorite place. I just buy tickets at wherever is convenient. I tend to buy them when I am doing grocery shopping so I tend to buy them at grocery stores.

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                              Posted: August 30, 2014, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

                              Mostly the corner store, or Gas station

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