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Why Mega Millions And Powerball Have More Winners Regardless Of The Odds To Win

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Posted: July 7, 2010, 5:05 am - IP Logged

That is right jackpot games such as mega millions and powerball produce more winners than any other games because there is a larger pool of people playing these games.  For example, mega millions and powerball produce more winners than new york lotto and sweet million because the pool of players in ny lotto and sweet million is very small compare to mega million and powerball.  When the pool of players is large enough in any particular lottery game, a large numbers of the total combinations to win are in played.  Therefore more people are going to win in that game. 

So there is no need to buy multiple tickets in order to win big.  That is why you see people winning the mega millions and powerball with $1 QUICK PICK ALL THE TIME.  Smart players collect money from those players that push the jackpot to a higher amount by playing the least amount of money as possible.For example on 8/28/2009 two smart players won the $336 million mega millions jackpot by playing $1 QUICK PICK EACH.  The player from BRONX NY won half of it by playing $1 QUICK PICK WITH THE 26 ANNUAL PAYMENT OPTION.  The player from CALIFORNIA won half of it by playing $1 QUICK PICK WITH THE CASH VALUE OPTION.  These players realized that there was a big jackpot, therefore resulting in a large pool of people participating.  So they each played a small amount to win big.By the way, there were also players from NEW YORK that won the second prize of $250,000 buy playing $1 QUICK PICK ON 8/28/2009 TOO.

SO THERE IS NO NEED TO CREATE YOUR OWN LOTTERY POOL BECAUSE YOU CAN PARTICIPATE IN ANY LOTTERY GAME THAT HAS A LARGE POOL OF PEOPLE PLAYING AND WIN BIG WITH A SMALL AMOUNT OF MONEY. THE ODDS OF WINNING DON'T MATTER AS LONG AS THERE IS A LARGER NUMBER OF PEOPLE PLAYING MOST OF THE COMBINATIONS TO WIN.Less combinations in played the harder it is to win the jackpot or any prizes in any lottery game.THAT IS WHY YOU DON'T SEE TOO MANY JACKPOT WINNERS IN NY SWEET MILLION because the pool of players is too small to purchase most of the total combinations to win.

I wrote this article at the following link, and i felt that it would be great to share it with LOTTERY POST MEMBERS.http://powermillions.blogspot.com/2010/07/why-lottery-games-with-large-pool.html

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    Posted: July 7, 2010, 1:48 pm - IP Logged

    I didn't know about these MM and PB jackpot odds.

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      Posted: July 9, 2010, 12:43 pm - IP Logged

      On July 7, 2010, 17,017,085 MM tickets were sold and 404,052 of them were winners. That's only 2.37% of all tickets sold so while MM and PB have more winners than other games, they have many more losers; 16,613,013 losing tickets just on Tuesday's drawing.


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        Posted: July 9, 2010, 5:15 pm - IP Logged

        in tri states,they changed the bet slips for pb,mm.now you cannot play your pb,mm numbers,and get the whiteballs quickpicked.you have to play all your numbers.don't know why they changed it,in vermont,don't know about other states.

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          Posted: July 9, 2010, 5:37 pm - IP Logged

          On July 7, 2010, 17,017,085 MM tickets were sold and 404,052 of them were winners. That's only 2.37% of all tickets sold so while MM and PB have more winners than other games, they have many more losers; 16,613,013 losing tickets just on Tuesday's drawing.

          Where do you find out how many tickets were purchased?

          It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why MM and PB have more winners than state lottos. State lottos only have people in that state play where as MM and PB are played nation wide.


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            Posted: July 9, 2010, 8:13 pm - IP Logged

            yes,but are you pro rating it.

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              Posted: July 10, 2010, 7:03 am - IP Logged

              Where do you find out how many tickets were purchased?

              It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why MM and PB have more winners than state lottos. State lottos only have people in that state play where as MM and PB are played nation wide.

              In new york, it is easier to win big with 1 TAKE FIVE QUICK PICK because the pool of people playing take five is larger than new york lotto and sweet million.  The odds of winning don't count if you don't have enough people playing a particular lottery game.  Sweet million  or lotto would produce as much winners as ny take 5 if more of the total combinations to win the jackpot are played.

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                Posted: July 10, 2010, 1:12 pm - IP Logged

                If I played 1 line per draw twice a week, with my luck I will hit the 6/49 jackpot in about 130,000 years time.  Sun Smiley