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I was just wondering when is the best day to buy tickets for jackpot games, day before, the day of?  is it better to get the sonner or later?

Dead_Aim's avatar - canstock2002989
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As far as statistics, I wouldn't think or haven't heard of it making any kind of difference at all to buy one way or the other. But I buy early simply because there have been times when I went to go get tickets the night of, the terminals would be down for this, that, or the other. And a ticket the day before sure beats a no-ticket the night of. Yes Nod

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I agree with D_A - early is our way cuz of terminal cut-off issues.

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I always try to get my tickets the day before the drawing that way their is no trouble getting a ticket before the drawing happens.  Since you live in Cali you have a better chance of winning something big since Cali sells alot of mega millions winners.  So good luck to you Down!-weshar75

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HoLeeKau's avatar - 40827 jpg?1576607320

I almost never get a ticket at the last minute, and my biggest win since 1993 is $100.  Twice.

 

Take from that what you will.

RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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If you have the winning numbers then it makes no difference when you buy.  If you're depending on buying a lucky QP, time probably makes no difference either.  If you have a routine or workup you do to pick your numbers by all means start early enough to be done before the terminals close or switch over for the next drawing.

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If over time 70% to 80% of ticket purchases are QPs than 70% to 80% of the winning tickets will be QPs. If 70% of MM players buy their tickets between 3 PM and 7 PM on the day of the drawing than over time, 70% of the winning tickets will be bought at that time. 

Since there are no statistics showing the time of day or on which day when most jackpot winning tickets bought, there is no "best time" or best day" to buy tickets.

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i always try to buy at the last minute. That way, since the computers already numbers that have been picked, it will give them less time to find out the numbers that not have not been picked. I won $500 powerball and $300 mega million. But...what do i know???

Artist77's avatar - batman14
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You should buy all your tickets at 7:07 AM and do the chicken dance as you hand over your money.

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I personally buy mine as soon as the store opens in the morning, with a paper bag over my head, while singing the National Anthem backwards.  Patriot

Artist77's avatar - batman14
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Only the Taliban sings the National Anthem backwards Wink  Or the unknown comic.

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Sorry Artist, guess I beat to the sound of a different drummer.   Drum    Don't really know the unknown comic, although it should come in handy for

(him/her), for avoiding identity when claiming a jackpot.   Cool

Artist77's avatar - batman14

The unknown comic was on the Gong show...a long time ago.  He wore a paper bag over his head and told bad jokes.

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Idea  Now I remember! That guy was hilariously bad.  Green laugh  Your dating yourself now Artist, that was a seventies show.   Eek

Artist77's avatar - batman14
In response to mcginnin56

lol  I think it was on after school along with match game.

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