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What is your routine for Powerball and Mega Millions drawing days?

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Posted: February 7, 2016, 3:18 pm - IP Logged

Since I am new to this whole lottery playing game, I feel a bit of anxiety on drawing days.  I need to learn to just buy tickets and go about my business and let the drawing be an afterthought.  It seems like I have read about many winners that looked at their tickets or had them scanned days later to then find out that they were a jackpot winner.  I guess it is the whole newness to the game that I haven't arrived at that point just yet.  I have been playing Mega Millions and Powerball.  Wish me luck and I do the same for the rest of you!  I look forward to posting with you guys for years to come.

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    Posted: February 7, 2016, 3:32 pm - IP Logged

    You have the basic idea.

    1. Buy a ticket
    2. check ticket
    3.  A) File ticket to use against taxes on future win or B) Sign ticket, tell no one, secure legal and financial counselors before going to lottery headquarters.
    4. Sending all of your friends on Lottery Post and nice $$$ gift!
    5. Tell boss to take this job and shove it
    6. Don't be like those that spent all of their money and die broke.

    The Meatman

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      Posted: February 7, 2016, 3:37 pm - IP Logged

      You have the basic idea.

      1. Buy a ticket
      2. check ticket
      3.  A) File ticket to use against taxes on future win or B) Sign ticket, tell no one, secure legal and financial counselors before going to lottery headquarters.
      4. Sending all of your friends on Lottery Post and nice $$$ gift!
      5. Tell boss to take this job and shove it
      6. Don't be like those that spent all of their money and die broke.

      Well said!!

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        Posted: February 7, 2016, 3:40 pm - IP Logged

        Well, that is the post winning routine.  Me, I have just been really anxious on the days that I have bought tickets for the drawings.  I guess that after some time playing the game that I will get used to just buying a couple of tickets and not think much about it until well after the numbers have been drawn.  As of right now, that is really hard for me to do.  However, I will say that my already positive outlook on things improves even more when I just think about what might be even if that might be is a sliver of a chance.

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          Posted: February 7, 2016, 3:58 pm - IP Logged

          Well, that is the post winning routine.  Me, I have just been really anxious on the days that I have bought tickets for the drawings.  I guess that after some time playing the game that I will get used to just buying a couple of tickets and not think much about it until well after the numbers have been drawn.  As of right now, that is really hard for me to do.  However, I will say that my already positive outlook on things improves even more when I just think about what might be even if that might be is a sliver of a chance.

          What you are feeling is the "DREAM" we all feel after buying tickets for the upcoming draws.

          That's what we buy into...the ability to dream about all the things we could do with all the money we will win. 

          The Meatman

          “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket.” Will Rogers

          Winning happens in a flash, Like A Bolt Of Lightning!  Patriot

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            Posted: February 7, 2016, 4:01 pm - IP Logged

            By The Way....welcome to Lottery Post. I see it's your first day

            The Meatman

            “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket.” Will Rogers

            Winning happens in a flash, Like A Bolt Of Lightning!  Patriot

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              Posted: February 7, 2016, 4:05 pm - IP Logged

              By The Way....welcome to Lottery Post. I see it's your first day

              Thank you very much!!!!!   I found this forum yesterday and perused many of the postings and decided to join today.  Thanks again!

               

              May the balls be with us!

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                Posted: February 7, 2016, 4:08 pm - IP Logged

                A couple of hours after the drawing, I go to my state lottery page to see if anybody won and who sold the winning tickets. If it does not show the place where I bought my tickets (and it never has) I check my tickets the next morning with the scanners to see if I at least won a couple of bucks (also getting increasingly rarer).

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                  Posted: February 7, 2016, 4:31 pm - IP Logged

                  step 1, check  results

                  step 2, hit the interwebs to complain

                  2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

                  keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

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                    Posted: February 8, 2016, 9:45 am - IP Logged

                    Since I pick my numbers I have to do more than wait for drawing day to buy my tickets.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: February 8, 2016, 10:47 am - IP Logged

                      Get a ticket - usually MM, since PB went to an inter-galactic matrix.

                      Check the numbers after the drawing.

                      Say, "When is my turn?"

                      Bang Head

                      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: February 8, 2016, 11:45 am - IP Logged

                        I Agree!

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                          Posted: February 8, 2016, 11:46 am - IP Logged

                          I tend to buy my tickets (4 different games) with my pre filled bet slip.  I play one line for each game and I check my numbers the same day or next morning.  Due to recent MM changes, I no longer play.  I play Classic Lotto, Lucky for Life, Powerball and Rolling Cash.

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                            Posted: February 8, 2016, 12:09 pm - IP Logged

                            A couple of hours after the drawing, I go to my state lottery page to see if anybody won and who sold the winning tickets. If it does not show the place where I bought my tickets (and it never has) I check my tickets the next morning with the scanners to see if I at least won a couple of bucks (also getting increasingly rarer).

                            My routine exactly. Also increasingly rare of winning a couple of bucks.

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                              Posted: February 8, 2016, 12:53 pm - IP Logged

                              I go to the grocery store in our town for lunch usually for a turkey sandwich from the deli ( on the best darn cheesy bread) and a cold bottle of sweet tea, a few times a week.

                              I usually have a few dollar bills crumpled up here and there, and I sort and separate them into dollar bills that are flat and smooth, and dollar bills that are old a crumpled.

                              Crumbled bills go to cashier for lunch,  and if I have a few flat bills, they go in my "Dream Vending Machine" on my way out and I get PB, MM and Oregons Megabucks game. and if there is any left, a scratch-it or two. 

                              I am absolutely a creature of habit!