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Bondi Junction
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Posted: April 15, 2015, 9:05 pm - IP Logged

All lotteries should offer subscription services, many people would find it very convenient and it is good for business.

I am surprised that some lotteries don't offer subscription services, they are losing out on revenue.

We all get a lot out of lotteries!

    Bondi Junction
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    Posted: April 15, 2015, 10:10 pm - IP Logged

    The New York Lottery offers a subscription service for Lotto and Mega Millions, but you must have an New York State address to subscribe.

    We all get a lot out of lotteries!

      Bondi Junction
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      Posted: April 15, 2015, 10:11 pm - IP Logged

      What is the policy of your state lottery?

      We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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        Posted: April 16, 2015, 9:55 am - IP Logged

        my state subscription service is so long  that i never read it, im sure it has the usual " in case of errors we are not at fault and you agree not to sue us. "

        as long as i keep the money flowing the tickets keep coming, sometimes even prize money! once i did check my offline  number checking and saw a win and not on the subscription,  under further investigation I saw I had copied 1 number incorrectly to the subscription ticket, and there didnt win, i had to delete the 4 tickets anr replay them, with correct numbers. So i missed out ona $20 win for one of the pools

        I dont like that they use check boxes to mark my numbers, and not a  copy and paste window.

        all in all a really convenient service.

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          Posted: April 16, 2015, 4:16 pm - IP Logged

          Yeah, I have a subscription in The State of New York.  I play six games of Lotto twice per week without ever buying a ticket.

          About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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            Posted: April 16, 2015, 10:54 pm - IP Logged

            The only U.S. state that I know of that offers subscriptions for out of state people is Massachusetts.

            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: April 16, 2015, 11:38 pm - IP Logged

              All lotteries should offer subscription services, many people would find it very convenient and it is good for business.

              I am surprised that some lotteries don't offer subscription services, they are losing out on revenue.

              The negative allure of subscriptions is that you cant fix your numbers.  If you buy a one year subscription and realize you have some major sucky duds, you cant do anything about it.  But I agree with you.  I am surprised some lotteries don't offer what the customers want.  They are losing out.

                Bondi Junction
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                Posted: April 18, 2015, 2:00 am - IP Logged

                The only U.S. state that I know of that offers subscriptions for out of state people is Massachusetts.

                Yes, Massachusetts is the only state, that I know of that offers a subscription service nationwide.if your state offers a subscription service nationwide, let me know.  Thanks

                 

                Megabuck Doubler is a $1 wager and is drawn two times a week. Tickets can be purchased by phone:

                     1-800-222-8587 (TKTS)


                1 Year Season Ticket = $100 
                (104 drawings)

                 

                You can pay by credit cards,  but it is better to use debt cards, credit card issuers may charge fees and interest. 

                 

                They only offer the service for Megabucks Doubler, hopefully they will extend it to other games.

                We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                  Posted: April 18, 2015, 8:29 am - IP Logged

                  I was contemplating a script for PB and MM w/ Maryland B/C they offer anonymity,

                  but then LottoLucy advised me that youn need an address in that state

                   

                  Until that changes... if ever,  I'll  just take an occasional trip to Delaware.

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                    Posted: April 18, 2015, 10:08 am - IP Logged

                    Yes, Massachusetts is the only state, that I know of that offers a subscription service nationwide.if your state offers a subscription service nationwide, let me know.  Thanks

                     

                    Megabuck Doubler is a $1 wager and is drawn two times a week. Tickets can be purchased by phone:

                         1-800-222-8587 (TKTS)


                    1 Year Season Ticket = $100 
                    (104 drawings)

                     

                    You can pay by credit cards,  but it is better to use debt cards, credit card issuers may charge fees and interest. 

                     

                    They only offer the service for Megabucks Doubler, hopefully they will extend it to other games.

                    They used to offer a subscription to Mass Cash, but they removed it for some reason. I found an old Mass Cash slip that I bought in 2009.

                    mass cash

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                      Posted: April 18, 2015, 7:31 pm - IP Logged

                      All lotteries should offer subscription services, many people would find it very convenient and it is good for business.

                      I am surprised that some lotteries don't offer subscription services, they are losing out on revenue.

                      I have a megamillions subscription.  I like it because it helps eliminate "errors" like the gas station I used to frequent where the clerk disabled the ticket reader and told my husband a $30 winner didn't win and tried to throw it away (probably to be fished out later and cashed in).  Luckily I knew it was a winner and had told my husband earlier how much it was worth so he brought it back to me. 

                      I also like it because it helps reduce impulse buying.  I am basically lazy and if I already have tickets I am less likely to stop and buy extra tickets.  It doesn't always work but it does a lot of the time.

                      For a long time I wished they had a Powerball subscription in my state but that doesn't matter anymore since I am planning on breaking up with powerball once the matrix changes.

                      Lotto Lucy

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                        Posted: April 19, 2015, 7:48 am - IP Logged

                        I like subscriptions as they raise additional revenue, as commissions on ticket sales don't have to be paid to lottery agents. Also, if jackpots or large prizes are won, lottery agents don't get windfalls.

                        We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                          Posted: April 27, 2015, 12:27 am - IP Logged

                          Mass Cash went from 2 days a week to 7 days a week, so now is too expensive for season ticket.

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                            Posted: April 27, 2015, 6:55 pm - IP Logged

                            The Maine Lottery's subscription service policy.

                             

                            You have to have a state of maine mailing address to be able to continue with the Maine State Lottery, sorry!

                             

                             

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                            We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                              Posted: May 12, 2015, 9:25 am - IP Logged

                              New Hampshire offers subscriptions to out of state residents for Hot Lotto, Tri State Megabucks, PB and MM.  You would need to go to any retailer in the state and buy the subscription.  The retailer prints out a ticket and a form to mail in.  The state will mail you your check after you accumulate $10 in winnings.  Massachusetts also sells the subscription at the retailer and prints out the form for their Megabucks doubler game, PB, MM and Lucky for Life. 

                              I believe Megabucks is the only game they offer through UPS service and a credit card over the phone. 

                              NC and MN offer internet based subscriptions as long as the subscriptions and wallet is funded from wit in the state.  If you read the fine print, MN welcomes out of state residents.