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What airport terminals sell lottery tickets?

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I purchased online lottery tickets (Powerball, MegaMillions, and a state game) from a vending machine while in a Georgia airport terminal (SAV).  I was also in Ohio (DAY), and North Carolina (CLT) terminals but didn't notice anywhere tickets could be purchased.  I was just wondering how many states have lottery sales at airport terminals.  It seems like a win win for the lottery.  Since many purchasers might be out of state, it seems logical they would not claim the bulk of winning tickets, i.e. small prize amounts.  I personally have not claimed small out of state prizes because it does not seem worth the effort (though I know I should and could just mail them).  Certainly seems like a good avenue to pursue on the revenue end of lotteries, and provides a way for players who may be on a layover and cannot leave the terminal to play the local games.

  I'm feeling a jackpot win coming my way!

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    They All Do: Sold under the Name: Flight Travel Insurance!

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      I purchased online lottery tickets (Powerball, MegaMillions, and a state game) from a vending machine while in a Georgia airport terminal (SAV).  I was also in Ohio (DAY), and North Carolina (CLT) terminals but didn't notice anywhere tickets could be purchased.  I was just wondering how many states have lottery sales at airport terminals.  It seems like a win win for the lottery.  Since many purchasers might be out of state, it seems logical they would not claim the bulk of winning tickets, i.e. small prize amounts.  I personally have not claimed small out of state prizes because it does not seem worth the effort (though I know I should and could just mail them).  Certainly seems like a good avenue to pursue on the revenue end of lotteries, and provides a way for players who may be on a layover and cannot leave the terminal to play the local games.

      I've purchased tickets at these airports:

       

      Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP)

      Chicago-O'Hare (ORD)

      Miami (MIA)

      Toledo (TOL)

      Atlanta (ATL)

      Detroit (DTW)

      Denver (DEN)

      Baltimore (BWI)

       

      It was a mix of purchase options with some being vending machines and others being retail stores. I agree that it is smart for those states to have something at the airport.  I bet those places pick up a lot of impulse sales.

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        They All Do: Sold under the Name: Flight Travel Insurance!

        Oh thanks a lot Raven, make me think about that!  "Hey honey guess what, good news and bad news.  I bought last nights winning ticket at the airport.  The bad news is the pilot just told us we should pull the seat cushion from our seats and hold it close to the chest".  Scared

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          I've purchased tickets at these airports:

           

          Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP)

          Chicago-O'Hare (ORD)

          Miami (MIA)

          Toledo (TOL)

          Atlanta (ATL)

          Detroit (DTW)

          Denver (DEN)

          Baltimore (BWI)

           

          It was a mix of purchase options with some being vending machines and others being retail stores. I agree that it is smart for those states to have something at the airport.  I bet those places pick up a lot of impulse sales.

          Thanks Lucy.  I'll be in Atlanta and Chicago in a few weeks.  I'll pay attention.

            I'm feeling a jackpot win coming my way!

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             Lottery Places. Free Ap for iphone, android, windows. I see it below the USAMEGA icon.

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              Oh thanks a lot Raven, make me think about that!  "Hey honey guess what, good news and bad news.  I bought last nights winning ticket at the airport.  The bad news is the pilot just told us we should pull the seat cushion from our seats and hold it close to the chest".  Scared

              The Bad News: I bought Flight Travel Insurance!

              The Good News: The pilot just announced to pull the seat cushion from our seats and hold it close to our chests."

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                I purchased online lottery tickets (Powerball, MegaMillions, and a state game) from a vending machine while in a Georgia airport terminal (SAV).  I was also in Ohio (DAY), and North Carolina (CLT) terminals but didn't notice anywhere tickets could be purchased.  I was just wondering how many states have lottery sales at airport terminals.  It seems like a win win for the lottery.  Since many purchasers might be out of state, it seems logical they would not claim the bulk of winning tickets, i.e. small prize amounts.  I personally have not claimed small out of state prizes because it does not seem worth the effort (though I know I should and could just mail them).  Certainly seems like a good avenue to pursue on the revenue end of lotteries, and provides a way for players who may be on a layover and cannot leave the terminal to play the local games.

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                  Google comes thru again!

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                    Google comes thru again!

                    No, not Google....MEMORY!

                    I read the story at powerball.com a few years ago and remembered the part about the machine in the airport. I had to search for it, but it was with good ole BRAIN power. :-P

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                      Dave Honeywell bought his winning ticket in one in VA I think, can't remember how much he won but it was a very big jackpot 

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                        No, not Google....MEMORY!

                        I read the story at powerball.com a few years ago and remembered the part about the machine in the airport. I had to search for it, but it was with good ole BRAIN power. :-P

                        Too bad you didn't remember the Lottery Post story.

                         

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                          Posted: May 24, 2016, 8:48 pm - IP Logged

                          This is an excellent thread question!Sun Smiley

                          I don't travel much, but you can buy in Miami, FL airport (although you have to HUNT for it)

                          Tampa, FL has a small lotto terminal and Atlanta Georgia has 2 big lotto terminals which are very very busy.

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                            Too bad you didn't remember the Lottery Post story.

                            Ok, Todd I have to ask... Do you really remember these stories off the top of your head?  I clicked the link and AFTER reading the story did faintly recall it, but nothing was clicking in the noggin beforehand.  Is hyperthymestic syndrome at hand, or does your ability to recall come from beyond comprehension of modern man.  Alien theorists' say yes.

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                              This is an excellent thread question!Sun Smiley

                              I don't travel much, but you can buy in Miami, FL airport (although you have to HUNT for it)

                              Tampa, FL has a small lotto terminal and Atlanta Georgia has 2 big lotto terminals which are very very busy.

                              Considering a person has to arrive at major airports about 6 hours ahead of time now to make sure they get through the checkpoint before their flight leaves, I think I'll have time to search for them.  Thud

                                I'm feeling a jackpot win coming my way!