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Where is your favorite spots for purchasing lottery tickets?

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Posted: August 30, 2014, 10:22 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."

Yea NY just updated its slips for one of its games (Lotto) and I was surprised how many clerks offered to manually enter my numbers - ALL were at M&P stores... 

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    Posted: August 30, 2014, 10:48 pm - 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

    I thought it was just me! The gas station clerks are watching the numbers I play & then have the nerve to ask me how often I hit?! So I mix it up... If I have errands to run I play at the grocery store & I try not to go to the same gas station twice in 1 day!! They are some Nosey people...

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      Posted: August 31, 2014, 12:11 pm - IP Logged

      There are several places I buy from, but I don't really have a favorite.

      I buy some of them at a locally owned convenience store that's just around the corner from my home, some from supermarkets, occasionally from a vending machine in a supermarket which is the only lottery vending machine in my city, and a couple of other convenience stores that are on my work commute.

      I don't really have a favorite place.

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        Posted: August 31, 2014, 12:58 pm - IP Logged

        my favorite spot is the spot that sells me the winning ticket.

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          Posted: August 31, 2014, 1:09 pm - IP Logged

          Supermarkets... I have my bet slips pre filled

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            Posted: August 31, 2014, 6:32 pm - IP Logged

            I used to always get my tics at the Tom Thumb grocery store. It is a little closer to home, but it got to be a hassle. The vending machine wouldn't work, or there is always just one person working at the service desk, and no one else in the whole store can go back there. I got fed up. So now I go to a little gas station/convenience store up the road. I used to get my tics there a few years ago, I just like it better there. The owners are the ones that are there, and they are always friendly. We'll talk about the lottery, and she likes to play scratchers. If I win a jackpot I would rather they get a cut.

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              Posted: August 31, 2014, 7:12 pm - IP Logged

              I used to always get my tics at the Tom Thumb grocery store. It is a little closer to home, but it got to be a hassle. The vending machine wouldn't work, or there is always just one person working at the service desk, and no one else in the whole store can go back there. I got fed up. So now I go to a little gas station/convenience store up the road. I used to get my tics there a few years ago, I just like it better there. The owners are the ones that are there, and they are always friendly. We'll talk about the lottery, and she likes to play scratchers. If I win a jackpot I would rather they get a cut.

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                Posted: August 31, 2014, 8:26 pm - IP Logged

                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.

                not necessarily. There are 5 chain gas stations within a mile of each other where I live and 3 are Kangaroos. The M&P's are a little more spread out around here.

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                  Posted: September 1, 2014, 8:08 am - IP Logged

                  I go where ever it is convenient. But I do go to a different store to cash in. There are some store clerks who talk about he/she wins and how much.

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                    Posted: September 1, 2014, 10:58 am - IP Logged

                    I don't think it really matters. I could be wrong, but aren't most convenience stores and gas stations owned by individual franchisees? So it's not like a corporation is going to get the commission's check for the franchises selling the ticket right? I mostly play my numbers at a mom and pop store basically, because it's the closet to my house.

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                      Posted: September 1, 2014, 11:26 am - IP Logged

                      I go to the conveience store's down the road from me, if I am out for a walk, and the clerk's at the gas station seem to be envious of me and my small win's, they are quite negative people; so I try to go to different stores away from those people when I can.. I want better luck too; other than a small win- I am trying for jackpot's!!

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                        Posted: September 1, 2014, 1:06 pm - IP Logged

                        No favorite spot for me as none of my tickets have ever paid out more than $7. I just pick up a ticket if the retailer even sells them and whether the lottery is even on my mind.

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                          Posted: September 10, 2014, 12:50 pm - IP Logged

                          Convenience stores or grocery stores.

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