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How many tickets do you buy for each drawing?

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How many tickets do you buy for each drawing?

1 ticket for every drawing [ 9 ]  [19.57%]
2 tickets [ 6 ]  [13.04%]
3 - 5 tickets [ 12 ]  [26.09%]
6 - 10 tickets [ 4 ]  [8.70%]
10 or more [ 5 ]  [10.87%]
Usually 1, but more when jackpot is high [ 7 ]  [15.22%]
I don't buy any until jackpot is over $200 mil [ 3 ]  [6.52%]
Total Valid Votes [ 46 ]  
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Posted: August 9, 2016, 9:06 am - IP Logged

Some people buy one ticket for each drawing. Some people buy multiple tickets for each drawing. Some people wait until the jackpot is over a certain amount before buying tickets.

What games do you buy tickets for and how many do you buy?

It takes only ONE ticket to win. 

I buy 1 MM, 1 PB, 1 NY Lotto, and 1 C4L. Sometimes I will buy a Take5 (1/39) or Pick 10 (keno type game 6-10/80). I don't usually play pick 3 or pick 4.

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    Posted: August 9, 2016, 10:42 am - IP Logged

    For games like powerball and mega millions, when I play, I usually only buy one ticket.  For games with lower odds, like Wisconsin supercash, I usually run my numbers (which I change daily depending the the previous days draw) multiple times.  The jackpot is 350K and they allow up to 20 winners per day.

    Never give up.  Banana

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      Posted: August 9, 2016, 11:05 am - IP Logged

      Generally 2 each for both PB & MM. l only play our Superlotto Plus game when it gets over $15 mil . This may sound strange but even with better odds, SLP rarely gives me anything back, however PB does from time to time- small stuff, nothing to call grandma about. Perhaps this is fortuitous of me winning the PB jackpot. Big Smile

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        Posted: August 9, 2016, 12:33 pm - IP Logged

        Some people buy one ticket for each drawing. Some people buy multiple tickets for each drawing. Some people wait until the jackpot is over a certain amount before buying tickets.

        What games do you buy tickets for and how many do you buy?

        It takes only ONE ticket to win. 

        I buy 1 MM, 1 PB, 1 NY Lotto, and 1 C4L. Sometimes I will buy a Take5 (1/39) or Pick 10 (keno type game 6-10/80). I don't usually play pick 3 or pick 4.

        I buy MM and/or Powerball when they're high. If neither is high, i either save my money or i occasionally buy a Numbers (P3) ticket.

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          Posted: August 9, 2016, 1:42 pm - IP Logged

          I play with 2 friends and each of us usually buys one ticket apiece for each MM and PB draw.  Now, I oftentimes buy more than one but for us to split the money as we have previously agreed to, each person must buy one ticket.  I tell myself to just get one ticket per draw but it is tough.  :)

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            Posted: August 9, 2016, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

            Most of the time I buy 3 tickets per draw say on MM and PB.  I don't play every draw just a couple of times each month.  I haven't played too much megaplier/multiplier, I forget is it $1 extra dollar per ticket so if you have 3 tickets it's' a dollar extra more each?  So if you bought $3 in MM and wanted to add megaplier/multiplier for each ticket it would $6 total?

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              Posted: August 9, 2016, 5:30 pm - IP Logged

              I play with 2 friends and each of us usually buys one ticket apiece for each MM and PB draw.  Now, I oftentimes buy more than one but for us to split the money as we have previously agreed to, each person must buy one ticket.  I tell myself to just get one ticket per draw but it is tough.  :)

              A solution to that problem is for each of you to take turns buying a 3 game ticket. That way, the 3 game ticket is for the group and any other tickets purchased individually would not be considered group tickets.

              It may cause you to lose two friends if you win on your ticket(s) and don't share with them.

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                Posted: August 9, 2016, 5:38 pm - IP Logged

                A solution to that problem is for each of you to take turns buying a 3 game ticket. That way, the 3 game ticket is for the group and any other tickets purchased individually would not be considered group tickets.

                It may cause you to lose two friends if you win on your ticket(s) and don't share with them.

                I understand those concerns.  However, one of those two people I play with is like a brother to me.  I am actually the one that holds our lottery tickets 90% of the time as he gives me money to buy his part and I get them.  The other person is a friend of mine and he actually agreed to a lesser share if we win and portioning us out that same share if he is the winner.  I work with him and trust him.  Now, can anything happen when it comes to money?  Yes, it can!  You just have to play with the right people and hope that it all comes out as it is agreed upon.  We also have text messages between each other discussing our agreements.  I can only hope that one day I have to worry about splitting money or it will end up being much ado about nothing.

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                  Posted: August 9, 2016, 5:47 pm - IP Logged

                  I understand those concerns.  However, one of those two people I play with is like a brother to me.  I am actually the one that holds our lottery tickets 90% of the time as he gives me money to buy his part and I get them.  The other person is a friend of mine and he actually agreed to a lesser share if we win and portioning us out that same share if he is the winner.  I work with him and trust him.  Now, can anything happen when it comes to money?  Yes, it can!  You just have to play with the right people and hope that it all comes out as it is agreed upon.  We also have text messages between each other discussing our agreements.  I can only hope that one day I have to worry about splitting money or it will end up being much ado about nothing.

                  In that case, stick to the plan. Get group play tickets and save your money not buying any extra. You get three chances for your one dollar and get 1/3 of any winnings.

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                    Posted: August 9, 2016, 7:00 pm - IP Logged

                    In that case, stick to the plan. Get group play tickets and save your money not buying any extra. You get three chances for your one dollar and get 1/3 of any winnings.

                    I tell myself that I am going to do just that but still end up grabbing an extra ticket or two.

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                      Posted: August 9, 2016, 9:55 pm - IP Logged

                      Normally, I buy one ticket when I play. Some weeks, none.

                      MM more often than PB, rarely Lotto. It just depends on how I feel.

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                        Posted: August 10, 2016, 10:08 am - IP Logged

                        I'm trying to cut back to $1 a week.  I was thinking about putting a scratch off app on my phone to help crave my urges :).

                        Show me the money!

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                          Posted: August 10, 2016, 10:12 am - IP Logged

                          One ticker for the games I play when I do play them.

                          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: August 13, 2016, 6:09 pm - IP Logged

                            I had 2 mega millions for last night that I had bought a couple of days before.  Anyways, I went to the store last night to grab 2 powerballs for tonight and went ahead and purchased a 3rd mega millions ticket for Friday's draw. Needless to say, I had zero matches on the first two tickets and won my dollar back by matching the mega ball on the 3rd.   You just never know.  Good luck to everyone that is participating in tonight's draw!

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                              Posted: August 13, 2016, 6:20 pm - IP Logged

                              I am in NC and I buy 1 mm 1pb and 1 L4L allthe same numbers and for 4 draws so I can just replay them again when I get paid every 2 weeks