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Why does New York always win MM & PB?

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jjtheprince's avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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Posted: April 16, 2011, 10:10 am - IP Logged

I don't think it's because they sell more tickets really.  Have you all noticed this state wins more than any of the others.

I think I'm going to have someone in NY buy tickets for me & mail them to me.  I'll almost be guarateed to win (at least something)!

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    Posted: April 16, 2011, 10:23 am - IP Logged

    New York not only sell more tickets than most states to have more winners than most states but they sell more losers too.  Having someone buy your tickets in New York will give you a chance to lose in NY too.

    * you don't need more tickets * 
    * just the right ticket * 
       Wink 

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      Posted: April 16, 2011, 10:28 am - IP Logged

      I don't think it's because they sell more tickets really.  Have you all noticed this state wins more than any of the others.

      I think I'm going to have someone in NY buy tickets for me & mail them to me.  I'll almost be guarateed to win (at least something)!

      Although Im confident the MM & PB games are run with integrity, it is still disheartening to wake up many mornings to see if Ive won, and see another New York winning.  It would be more digestible to see someone from another state has won.  Like Maryland. Florida. Virginia........etc.

       

      But, although disheaertened from time to time, Im not discouraged from my belief that my ship will come in, and Ill sail out into the sea of Jackpot Millions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        jjtheprince's avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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        Posted: April 16, 2011, 10:42 am - IP Logged

        Although Im confident the MM & PB games are run with integrity, it is still disheartening to wake up many mornings to see if Ive won, and see another New York winning.  It would be more digestible to see someone from another state has won.  Like Maryland. Florida. Virginia........etc.

         

        But, although disheaertened from time to time, Im not discouraged from my belief that my ship will come in, and Ill sail out into the sea of Jackpot Millions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        Yeah it's not like they're cheating or anything, but many, many more tickets are purchased in all the other states combined & New York seems to come out on top quite often.

        I have a relative in Jersey City, NJ who goes into NYC a lot.  I'll have her start buying tickets for me sometime in the near future, and I'll keep track of the results.  I have a feeling more of my tickets from there will win more often than the ones I buy here in Missouri.

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          Posted: April 16, 2011, 11:19 am - IP Logged

          According to a website that tracks PB and MM sales, $26 million MM tickets were sold in Calif. for the $312m jackpot.
          Nearly 21 million were sold in NY, where the jackpot was won. About 11.5m tickets sold in New Jersey. In Texas, 8.2 million were sold.

          Last night, 1,675,114 MegaMillions tickets were sold in Texas. Only 41,427 won a prize.

          It seems where you buy a ticket doesn't matter much.

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            Posted: April 16, 2011, 11:20 am - IP Logged

            I did a little looking and found on the PB web site that Flordia has the most winners(in the last drawing)... total of 74,192 this past draw for PB... NY was second with 38,623..  Now this is total winners not jackpot... I couldn't find stats on MB site... 

            This would say Flordia bought the most tickets by a lot NY 2nd ..    NY has won some good jackpots lately so these stats dont really speak to that... Just who or what state is buying most tickets I would guess.  Remember I couldnt find stats for MB would be interesting to see..

            Now as for NY winning jackpots... seems to me we would have to know about the winning tickets.. are they quick-picks or self picks?   That would make a big difference.. as if say all quick pick winners are in a state that would lead to believe most qp's generated(more tickets bought there) ... or better machines...Wink

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              Posted: April 16, 2011, 1:03 pm - IP Logged

              i dont know but im sick of them always winning

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                Posted: April 16, 2011, 1:25 pm - IP Logged

                I don't think it's because they sell more tickets really.  Have you all noticed this state wins more than any of the others.

                I think I'm going to have someone in NY buy tickets for me & mail them to me.  I'll almost be guarateed to win (at least something)!

                You can have someone in New York buy and mail you tickets, but I'd recommend they not tell the clerk at the Post Office there are lottery tickets in the envelope.

                It's illegal to put any type of lottery tickets in the U.S. Mail.   If the clerk knows there are lottery tickets in the envelope, they probably wont accept it.

                You could try FedEx or UPS instead, but it'll probably cost more money.  Or just have whomever keep their mouth shut when mailing you the tix!!

                Winning a Jackpot - unlikely but POSSIBLE!

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                  Posted: April 16, 2011, 3:26 pm - IP Logged

                  i dont know but im sick of them always winning

                       Everything in NY is as crooked as corkscrews!!  Just my 2cents.

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                    Posted: April 16, 2011, 3:49 pm - IP Logged

                    i dont know but im sick of them always winning

                    LOL......

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                      Posted: April 17, 2011, 2:51 am - IP Logged

                      because merryl lynch are the auditors, and most of their buddies live in NYC.

                      2014 winnings

                      JAN -$48.50;  FEB  -$77.5; MAR -$18.05;  APR -$96.05 MAY -$61.10; JUN $-85;

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                        Posted: April 17, 2011, 6:27 am - IP Logged

                        I don't think it's because they sell more tickets really.  Have you all noticed this state wins more than any of the others.

                        I think I'm going to have someone in NY buy tickets for me & mail them to me.  I'll almost be guarateed to win (at least something)!

                        Buying more Tickets won't make You Win: Playing the Numbers Drawn Will! LOL

                        Why weren't You the One in Missouri that Matched the First Five Numbers?

                        5 Players Matched 5+0:
                        - 1 from Colorado with Power Play
                        - 1 from Illinois
                        - 1 from Indiana with Power Play
                        - 1 from Michigan
                        - 1 from Missouri

                        A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                          Posted: April 17, 2011, 10:15 am - IP Logged

                          Buying more Tickets won't make You Win: Playing the Numbers Drawn Will! LOL

                          Why weren't You the One in Missouri that Matched the First Five Numbers?

                          5 Players Matched 5+0:
                          - 1 from Colorado with Power Play
                          - 1 from Illinois
                          - 1 from Indiana with Power Play
                          - 1 from Michigan
                          - 1 from Missouri

                          Because I just have awful luck, I bought my three tickets and not a single number matched on any (as usual).

                          How many tickets do you think people in New York buy on average per person?  I'd say most people in my state buy about $5.  Most I've ever seen was when I was going through Indiana one time when MM was around $270,000,000.  I bought my 3 tickets at a c-store, but a guy in line before me bought $400 worth in $20's.  He really held up the line there for sure!

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                            Posted: April 17, 2011, 7:24 pm - IP Logged

                            Because I just have awful luck, I bought my three tickets and not a single number matched on any (as usual).

                            How many tickets do you think people in New York buy on average per person?  I'd say most people in my state buy about $5.  Most I've ever seen was when I was going through Indiana one time when MM was around $270,000,000.  I bought my 3 tickets at a c-store, but a guy in line before me bought $400 worth in $20's.  He really held up the line there for sure!

                            If you have awful luck: How is having someone buy Tickets for You in New York going to Help?

                            A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                              Posted: April 18, 2011, 8:37 am - IP Logged

                              I don't think it's because they sell more tickets really.  Have you all noticed this state wins more than any of the others.

                              I think I'm going to have someone in NY buy tickets for me & mail them to me.  I'll almost be guarateed to win (at least something)!

                              don't get discouraged jjtheprince..... your time will come, maybe you should focus on your State lotto game I know if Oklahoma had a State lotto game I would not play the Mega or PB that's just me though.