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helpmewin's avatar - dandy
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Posted: June 27, 2016, 5:40 pm - IP Logged

Save the headache, buy the tickets yourself.  Screw anonymity.  Worry about winning.

How would you react? I Don't think he's coming backGreen laugh

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    Posted: June 27, 2016, 7:12 pm - IP Logged

    So, I have been here before, and decided to come back.   I am in a bad position that makes me sick to my stomach.

    I have been playing the same six sets of numbers in powerball for the past 12 years.   And have been sending money to a friend out of state because he is in a state that you can claim anonymously.   (This is not illegal.  I have checked into it.  Besides you can claim through the mail, and get money in the mail from lotteries, even if you are out of state.)

    Anyway, this is the third time something has happened that I had to end up going out of state to get another set of tickets because he 1) first time, he lost the money; 2) another time screwed up on one of the lines; and 3) this last week, he has lost the tickets that he already bought.    I trust that he bought them.   I don't have any doubt, but what gives me the sick feeling is, what if this is the batch that wins, not only the money I have spent over the last 12 years would be lost, but the potential winning money would be lost.   I want to say "what the f---" but I am not a confrontational person.   If we win something maybe I might blow my top.   He is under the impression that the store will vouch for him.   (I know better).  It is so frustrating, because now, I will have to go to Wyoming on Saturday to get a new set of draws.   I pay him 20 dollars to buy the tickets as well as a promise that if we hit big, I will share it with him.   You'd think he would be careful.   I don't know.  I just know I am sick because every Wednesday and Saturday I hope that I wake up the next morning to a win.  When stuff like this happens, I hope I don't wake up to a win.   

    I really don't know what to do.   I am frustrated at this point, because I worry that they will hit the time they are lost.

    Uggh.

    I don't care who your friend is. If your numbers hit while their in his wallet at his house, chances are more often than not the world is going to know who you are because you will be looking at a court battle...Trust friends with your life, but not your money or your wife...Just buy your tickets in your State and not worry about staying anon if you ever hit.

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      Posted: June 27, 2016, 9:54 pm - IP Logged

      So, I have been here before, and decided to come back.   I am in a bad position that makes me sick to my stomach.

      I have been playing the same six sets of numbers in powerball for the past 12 years.   And have been sending money to a friend out of state because he is in a state that you can claim anonymously.   (This is not illegal.  I have checked into it.  Besides you can claim through the mail, and get money in the mail from lotteries, even if you are out of state.)

      Anyway, this is the third time something has happened that I had to end up going out of state to get another set of tickets because he 1) first time, he lost the money; 2) another time screwed up on one of the lines; and 3) this last week, he has lost the tickets that he already bought.    I trust that he bought them.   I don't have any doubt, but what gives me the sick feeling is, what if this is the batch that wins, not only the money I have spent over the last 12 years would be lost, but the potential winning money would be lost.   I want to say "what the f---" but I am not a confrontational person.   If we win something maybe I might blow my top.   He is under the impression that the store will vouch for him.   (I know better).  It is so frustrating, because now, I will have to go to Wyoming on Saturday to get a new set of draws.   I pay him 20 dollars to buy the tickets as well as a promise that if we hit big, I will share it with him.   You'd think he would be careful.   I don't know.  I just know I am sick because every Wednesday and Saturday I hope that I wake up the next morning to a win.  When stuff like this happens, I hope I don't wake up to a win.   

      I really don't know what to do.   I am frustrated at this point, because I worry that they will hit the time they are lost.

      Uggh.

      I would not trust that friend with your lottery ticket or your money.  Save yourself some big headache and buy it in your state. 

      Thank God or maybe not that I'm in Washington state, no state tax.  But I live 7 miles from the Oregon (tax hell)  border where my 8-year-old daughter lives and where I would love to buy a house to be close to her, if I won the lottery.  If I win and get the "annuity" (most likely as name change, updating records, getting a good money team will take more than 2 months -the time limit to choose the lump sum in most states), then I would have to buy a house on this side of the border I guess or pay state taxes every year in Oregon.  That's another disadvantage of the annuity, moving can be costly!  Ain't that break yar heart? LOL  I don't think there is a work around for that.  Don't know.  I think I'd better worry about winning the darn JP first.

      "Understand... people are more complicated than the masks they wear in society... everyone is playing to win, and some people will use moral justifications to advance their side"

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        Kingofearth's avatar - Kinnak
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        Posted: June 28, 2016, 1:02 am - IP Logged

        I don't care who your friend is. If your numbers hit while their in his wallet at his house, chances are more often than not the world is going to know who you are because you will be looking at a court battle...Trust friends with your life, but not your money or your wife...Just buy your tickets in your State and not worry about staying anon if you ever hit.

        (S)He is in Utah, which doesn't have a lottery. 

          Kingofearth's avatar - Kinnak
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          Posted: June 28, 2016, 1:03 am - IP Logged

          I would not trust that friend with your lottery ticket or your money.  Save yourself some big headache and buy it in your state. 

          Thank God or maybe not that I'm in Washington state, no state tax.  But I live 7 miles from the Oregon (tax hell)  border where my 8-year-old daughter lives and where I would love to buy a house to be close to her, if I won the lottery.  If I win and get the "annuity" (most likely as name change, updating records, getting a good money team will take more than 2 months -the time limit to choose the lump sum in most states), then I would have to buy a house on this side of the border I guess or pay state taxes every year in Oregon.  That's another disadvantage of the annuity, moving can be costly!  Ain't that break yar heart? LOL  I don't think there is a work around for that.  Don't know.  I think I'd better worry about winning the darn JP first.

          (S)He is in Utah, which doesn't have a lottery. 

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            Posted: June 28, 2016, 10:38 am - IP Logged

            Not just an email, but do it in writing and date it and take a photo of it. Emails can be accidentally deleted.  Date it and photo

            Then again, emails never really go away, do they?  Just ask Ms. Clinton.  LOL

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              Posted: June 28, 2016, 7:32 pm - IP Logged

              Not just an email, but do it in writing and date it and take a photo of it. Emails can be accidentally deleted.  Date it and photo

              Then again, emails never really go away, do they?  Just ask Ms. Clinton.  LOL

              I Agree!

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                Posted: July 2, 2016, 11:40 am - IP Logged

                So, I have been here before, and decided to come back.   I am in a bad position that makes me sick to my stomach.

                I have been playing the same six sets of numbers in powerball for the past 12 years.   And have been sending money to a friend out of state because he is in a state that you can claim anonymously.   (This is not illegal.  I have checked into it.  Besides you can claim through the mail, and get money in the mail from lotteries, even if you are out of state.)

                Anyway, this is the third time something has happened that I had to end up going out of state to get another set of tickets because he 1) first time, he lost the money; 2) another time screwed up on one of the lines; and 3) this last week, he has lost the tickets that he already bought.    I trust that he bought them.   I don't have any doubt, but what gives me the sick feeling is, what if this is the batch that wins, not only the money I have spent over the last 12 years would be lost, but the potential winning money would be lost.   I want to say "what the f---" but I am not a confrontational person.   If we win something maybe I might blow my top.   He is under the impression that the store will vouch for him.   (I know better).  It is so frustrating, because now, I will have to go to Wyoming on Saturday to get a new set of draws.   I pay him 20 dollars to buy the tickets as well as a promise that if we hit big, I will share it with him.   You'd think he would be careful.   I don't know.  I just know I am sick because every Wednesday and Saturday I hope that I wake up the next morning to a win.  When stuff like this happens, I hope I don't wake up to a win.   

                I really don't know what to do.   I am frustrated at this point, because I worry that they will hit the time they are lost.

                Uggh.

                Purchase the tickets yourself, up to twenty pre-draws for most online games.
                In some states you can actually purchase in advance from the State Lottery Commission.
                In the digital age, nobody can remain anonymous. Consider the service a professional make-up
                artist for your jackpot interview.
                Good Luck.

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                  Posted: July 2, 2016, 4:13 pm - IP Logged

                  If you don't want to bother your friend or don't feel you can trust them to buy your tickets correctly, try the lotter.

                  They advertise on The Lottery Post. If Todd can trust them, so can you! Just click on the ad to the left that says PLAY ONLINE!

                  Cheers

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                    If you really live in Salt Lake City and have a car, why don't you drive the 1h15min to Evanston and buy multi-draw tickets?

                    Most people commute to work between 30-60min, so unless you can't afford the gas once a week, why would you put up with someone that unreliable?

                    this is the best advice i think, go for a drive, buy as many advanced tickets as you are comfortable with. and maker the trip a regular event, stop have a burger and coffee. come home.

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                      Posted: July 6, 2016, 9:58 am - IP Logged

                      So, I have been here before, and decided to come back.   I am in a bad position that makes me sick to my stomach.

                      I have been playing the same six sets of numbers in powerball for the past 12 years.   And have been sending money to a friend out of state because he is in a state that you can claim anonymously.   (This is not illegal.  I have checked into it.  Besides you can claim through the mail, and get money in the mail from lotteries, even if you are out of state.)

                      Anyway, this is the third time something has happened that I had to end up going out of state to get another set of tickets because he 1) first time, he lost the money; 2) another time screwed up on one of the lines; and 3) this last week, he has lost the tickets that he already bought.    I trust that he bought them.   I don't have any doubt, but what gives me the sick feeling is, what if this is the batch that wins, not only the money I have spent over the last 12 years would be lost, but the potential winning money would be lost.   I want to say "what the f---" but I am not a confrontational person.   If we win something maybe I might blow my top.   He is under the impression that the store will vouch for him.   (I know better).  It is so frustrating, because now, I will have to go to Wyoming on Saturday to get a new set of draws.   I pay him 20 dollars to buy the tickets as well as a promise that if we hit big, I will share it with him.   You'd think he would be careful.   I don't know.  I just know I am sick because every Wednesday and Saturday I hope that I wake up the next morning to a win.  When stuff like this happens, I hope I don't wake up to a win.   

                      I really don't know what to do.   I am frustrated at this point, because I worry that they will hit the time they are lost.

                      Uggh.

                      I would never ever do that!

                      Something sounds really fishy about your friend...sometimes you think you can trust someone but you really can't...believe me I know for sure!

                      As a matter of fact a clerk said she wished she could buy a mega ball ticket yesterday to me but couldn't on the clock and when she gets off work it will be too late.

                      I offered to buy one and give it to her but she wouldn't let me...now that I've had time to think about it...IF I had bought one for her and it had won big I really don't think she would share it with me....I am only human so I would have felt bad knowing I bought it for her & it could have been me that won.

                      Does that sound selfish?

                      I don't know why I even offered to buy her one because I always have thought everyone should buy their own unless it's a group who have gone in together & maybe signed a paper to share in the winnings if they should win.

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                        Posted: July 8, 2016, 5:19 pm - IP Logged

                        Update on this.  I took people's advise and drove to Wyoming and got my own tickets.   So, if in the next 4 draws someone in Wyoming hits powerball and someone in Ohio wins powerball and the Ohio ticket is never claimed, you'll know who it is.  LOL.

                         

                        I also might add, in order to answer the question of who cares if it is a anonymous state, you just want to win..  A little history, I first used a friend in Idaho, but she moved, then I used a friend in Arkansas, but she quit her job, which brought me to the guy in Ohio.   I send him the lottery money and the 20 bucks because he not only saves me time and gas, probably about 20.00 in gas to go out of state, but since he was in Ohio, that is why I chose him (the anonymous portion).   I would have gone to idaho or wyoming on my own, but I work two jobs and it is hard to get up there; on top of that traveling that distance in the snow during the winter is cruel on my nerves.    But, that is why I picked Ohio.  At this point though, I do just want to win, so the advise was well taken.   

                         

                        Thanks all for the good advice.

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                          Posted: July 12, 2016, 10:53 am - IP Logged

                          Update on this.  I took people's advise and drove to Wyoming and got my own tickets.   So, if in the next 4 draws someone in Wyoming hits powerball and someone in Ohio wins powerball and the Ohio ticket is never claimed, you'll know who it is.  LOL.

                           

                          I also might add, in order to answer the question of who cares if it is a anonymous state, you just want to win..  A little history, I first used a friend in Idaho, but she moved, then I used a friend in Arkansas, but she quit her job, which brought me to the guy in Ohio.   I send him the lottery money and the 20 bucks because he not only saves me time and gas, probably about 20.00 in gas to go out of state, but since he was in Ohio, that is why I chose him (the anonymous portion).   I would have gone to idaho or wyoming on my own, but I work two jobs and it is hard to get up there; on top of that traveling that distance in the snow during the winter is cruel on my nerves.    But, that is why I picked Ohio.  At this point though, I do just want to win, so the advise was well taken.   

                           

                          Thanks all for the good advice.

                          You drove approximately 90 miles (each way) and bought only 2 weeks worth of tickets?

                          Checking the Wyoming lottery for the closest lottery dealer to Salt Lake City, UT, I found one in Evanston, WY. That's about 90 miles each way from SLC

                          Most states sell advanced play for up to 26 draws. I can't imagine driving all that distance and buying tickets for only 4 draws.

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                            Posted: July 12, 2016, 11:26 am - IP Logged

                            I don't care who your friend is. If your numbers hit while their in his wallet at his house, chances are more often than not the world is going to know who you are because you will be looking at a court battle...Trust friends with your life, but not your money or your wife...Just buy your tickets in your State and not worry about staying anon if you ever hit.

                            Good point, if this situation would ever come to fruition it would likely end up in court due to various possible reasons thus the anonymity issue is useless. This is why I have endeavored to reduce the sharing option not due to greed but the hassles. On the up side there has been much sound advice on this topic.

                             See Ya!