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HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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Posted: July 17, 2015, 2:38 pm - IP Logged

Obviously what I've been doing has not worked for me as I'm still poor.  So today I decided to try something new.  Hoping another state might be more lucky for me, I called and got a subscription to Mass Megabucks Doubler.  Jackpot at 2.6 mil cash right now.  Happy Birthday to me!  (No it's not my birthday but decided to get myself a gift a few months early.)

I assumed I would not be able to choose my own numbers, so was unprepared when she asked me.  So I ended up with a quick pick.  If I renew, I'll know to have my numbers ready next time.

What new things are you willing to try to reach your goals?

    HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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    Posted: July 17, 2015, 2:54 pm - IP Logged

    Forgot to mention, the reason I thought of this is due to the plethora of Utahns and Nevadans winning top prizes from the Idaho lottery lately.  Maybe playing in foreign states increases luck.  Jester Laugh

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      Posted: July 17, 2015, 3:29 pm - IP Logged

      Obviously what I've been doing has not worked for me as I'm still poor.  So today I decided to try something new.  Hoping another state might be more lucky for me, I called and got a subscription to Mass Megabucks Doubler.  Jackpot at 2.6 mil cash right now.  Happy Birthday to me!  (No it's not my birthday but decided to get myself a gift a few months early.)

      I assumed I would not be able to choose my own numbers, so was unprepared when she asked me.  So I ended up with a quick pick.  If I renew, I'll know to have my numbers ready next time.

      What new things are you willing to try to reach your goals?

      I thought you had to have a resident in Massachusetts to buy a subscription to any of its games.  If this gets out, players may be buying subscriptions to some of its other games like PB and MM which could hurt the butler services which charge an extra dollar or two per line for the same service.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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        Posted: July 17, 2015, 3:55 pm - IP Logged

        I thought you had to have a resident in Massachusetts to buy a subscription to any of its games.  If this gets out, players may be buying subscriptions to some of its other games like PB and MM which could hurt the butler services which charge an extra dollar or two per line for the same service.

        I'm not familiar with the butler services, but Mass charges a little less for their subs.  The rub is, the minimum purchase is 3 months playing a set of numbers.  They charged me an extra $4, I assume to pay for UPS to deliver my slip, but it was still cheaper than buying those same numbers in person.  It also takes a while to become effective - she said my first draw would be Aug 4.

        I had to phone (toll free number) as I couldn't find a place on their website to sub online and the hold time was about 7 minutes with loud beeping in my ear.

        As far as I could see it doesn't say on their website that any of the games were limited to in-state addresses, but I suppose it's possible that only in-state games are sold to out-of-staters.

        Anybody know for sure?

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          I thought you had to have a resident in Massachusetts to buy a subscription to any of its games.  If this gets out, players may be buying subscriptions to some of its other games like PB and MM which could hurt the butler services which charge an extra dollar or two per line for the same service.

          The Mass. Mega bucks Doubler is the only game they do this for.

          myturn has mentioned it several times.

          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: July 17, 2015, 8:58 pm - IP Logged

            HoLeeKau  Good luck. It's a fun little game and must be intriguing to know you can smash the jackpot all the way from the other side of the country. That plane ride would be the longest ride everLOL

            That money's gone fo ever

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              Posted: July 17, 2015, 10:33 pm - IP Logged

              Maybe for something new, I will try to somehow get some tickets from out of state.  Thinking someplace in the mid-west.  That would definitely be a long ride from NYS.

              But for now just trying to decide which new scratchoffs to try.

              Take Risks: If you win, you'll be happy.  If you lose, you will be wiser...

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                Posted: July 17, 2015, 11:08 pm - IP Logged

                From the Massachusetts Lottery FAQ page:

                Can non-residents play the game? If so, how do they collect?

                Yes, anyone 18 and over can purchase any Lottery product at any agent location. All players can collect their prizes at the same locations referenced in the "How do customers collect their winnings" FAQ. Season Tickets can be purchased directly from any sales agent while in the state, or from out of state by calling l-800-222-TKTS. The ticket can be registered in the owner's name by completing and returning the registration form to the Lottery. Season Tickets are available for Lucky for Life, Mega Millions, Megabucks Doubler and Powerball.

                Lucky for Life, Mega Millions and Powerball season tickets cannot be purchased via phone or by mail from out of state.
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                HoLeeKau

                The best I ever did, 5 of 6 in a pick 6, was when I lived in Vegas and played in California. (Actually California, not Primm).

                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.

                  HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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                  Posted: July 18, 2015, 9:28 am - IP Logged

                  HoLeeKau  Good luck. It's a fun little game and must be intriguing to know you can smash the jackpot all the way from the other side of the country. That plane ride would be the longest ride everLOL

                  If you see someone from Idaho won, you'll know it's that Ho.  LOL

                    HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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                    Posted: July 18, 2015, 9:31 am - IP Logged

                    Maybe for something new, I will try to somehow get some tickets from out of state.  Thinking someplace in the mid-west.  That would definitely be a long ride from NYS.

                    But for now just trying to decide which new scratchoffs to try.

                    I haven't heard of any other states that sell long distance.  Hope you can take a road trip or something to do it.  It's kind of exciting to mix things up.  Hyper

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                      Posted: July 18, 2015, 9:39 am - IP Logged

                      From the Massachusetts Lottery FAQ page:

                      Can non-residents play the game? If so, how do they collect?

                      Yes, anyone 18 and over can purchase any Lottery product at any agent location. All players can collect their prizes at the same locations referenced in the "How do customers collect their winnings" FAQ. Season Tickets can be purchased directly from any sales agent while in the state, or from out of state by calling l-800-222-TKTS. The ticket can be registered in the owner's name by completing and returning the registration form to the Lottery. Season Tickets are available for Lucky for Life, Mega Millions, Megabucks Doubler and Powerball.

                      Lucky for Life, Mega Millions and Powerball season tickets cannot be purchased via phone or by mail from out of state.
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                      The best I ever did, 5 of 6 in a pick 6, was when I lived in Vegas and played in California. (Actually California, not Primm).

                       

                      The best I ever did, 5 of 6 in a pick 6, was when I lived in Vegas and played in California. (Actually California, not Primm).

                       

                      Odds on this one for top prize are about 1:14 mil which isn't bad compared to the big multi-state games. 

                      Also I just figured out the Doubler for season tickets.  You pay just the $1 and each draw they choose a number 0 - 9.  If you have a winner and the last number of your ST control number (the number stays the same for the duration of your ticket which is your choice of 3 to 12 months) matches the number they drew, all prizes except the JP are doubled.  At no extra cost!  Who does that?  Certainly not my state's lousy lottery.  LOL

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                        Posted: July 18, 2015, 9:51 am - IP Logged

                        Magic words; "road trip", love doing these...and coupled with picking up some tix...hey why not...

                        Take Risks: If you win, you'll be happy.  If you lose, you will be wiser...

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                          Posted: July 19, 2015, 4:56 pm - IP Logged

                          It is good to travel and buy your ticket's in another part of the city, or a different city or town, altogether.

                           

                          Maybe, you'll win the prize that you want!

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                            Posted: July 25, 2015, 1:30 pm - IP Logged

                            Haven't gotten my ticket yet.  Gettin' antsy to see what my numbers for the next year are. 

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                              Posted: July 30, 2015, 7:15 pm - IP Logged

                              Got it today!

                              I got a quick pick of spread out numbers.  An aught, a teen, two 30's and two 40's.

                              They automatically send me a check if I win between $100 and $200.  Second place prizes of $2500 and $5000 require a claim form with social security number.  The $2 and $4 prizes accumulate and they send a check when the balance is $10 or higher.  If less than $10 they send a check when the season ticket expires.  Happy to know the smaller prizes won't go unclaimed just because it's not worth travelling to Mass to get them.

                              So far, I'm really happy with the way Mass Lottery handles these subscriptions.

                              I'll be extremely happy with them if I win.  First eligible draw is next Wednesday.  Hyper