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Which lotto would you choose with $2.00? [POLL]

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Which lotto(s) would you choose if you were playing in Florida this week?

2 lines of Mega Millions [ 4 ]  [20.00%]
1 line of Powerball [ 4 ]  [20.00%]
2 lines of Mega Money [ 1 ]  [5.00%]
2 lines of Florida Lotto [ 5 ]  [25.00%]
1 line of Mega Millions & 1 line of Mega Money [ 2 ]  [10.00%]
1 line of Mega Millions & 1 line of Florida Lotto [ 3 ]  [15.00%]
1 line of Mega Money & 1 line of Florida Lotto [ 1 ]  [5.00%]
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Posted: May 29, 2013, 2:21 pm - IP Logged

Suppose you only have $2.00 to spare for this week's lotteries and you wanted to play a jackpot game but you could only pick 1 or 2 of them to play.  Also, in this example you live in Florida and only have these to choose from, so here are your choices:


1. Powerball (Nationwide)         $2.00 per line -- $40 million jackpot  (Odds: 1 in 175,223,510)

2. Mega Millions (Nationwide)   $1.00 per line -- $30 million jackpot  (Odds: 1 in 175,711,536)

3. Florida Lotto (Florida Only)   $1.00 per line -- $15 million jackpot  (Odds: 1 in 22,957,480)

4. Mega Money (Florida Only)   $1.00 per line -- $1.3 million jackpot  (Odds: 1 in 2,986,522)

 

 

*Worth noting: There is no state tax on lottery winnings in the State of Florida.

...Someone's going to win eventually...

...Never know, could be me...

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    Posted: May 29, 2013, 5:33 pm - IP Logged

    Save it for a week when Mega Millions > 450 million OR

    Powerball > 800 Million OR

    Florida lotto > 60 Million OR

    Mega Money > 20 Million (ya I don't care about secondary prizes)

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      Posted: May 29, 2013, 5:55 pm - IP Logged

      if I lived in Florida, I'd buy a Powerball ticket. Florida keeps winning PB again and again...

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        Posted: May 29, 2013, 7:15 pm - IP Logged

        Mega with the megaplier... Thumbs Up


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          Posted: May 29, 2013, 7:23 pm - IP Logged

          Suppose you only have $2.00 to spare for this week's lotteries and you wanted to play a jackpot game but you could only pick 1 or 2 of them to play.  Also, in this example you live in Florida and only have these to choose from, so here are your choices:


          1. Powerball (Nationwide)         $2.00 per line -- $40 million jackpot  (Odds: 1 in 175,223,510)

          2. Mega Millions (Nationwide)   $1.00 per line -- $30 million jackpot  (Odds: 1 in 175,711,536)

          3. Florida Lotto (Florida Only)   $1.00 per line -- $15 million jackpot  (Odds: 1 in 22,957,480)

          4. Mega Money (Florida Only)   $1.00 per line -- $1.3 million jackpot  (Odds: 1 in 2,986,522)

           

           

          *Worth noting: There is no state tax on lottery winnings in the State of Florida.

          Probaly go for the Megamillions and or the Mega money....I dont think anyone ever hits Powerball when it's at it's base jackpot...I can't recall any off the top of my head....not since the base went to 40 million anyways


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            Posted: May 29, 2013, 7:38 pm - IP Logged

            I would go for the "easier" games.  You have to crawl before you can walk.  If you do get lucky and win a million, you can then devote say 5% of your winnings to chasing the PB.  Unless you prefer 5/75 games of course.

            I also might run the same numbers in both games, however I dont know which game I would use to find patterns.  I might ask gail howard and see what she recommends.Wink

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              Posted: May 29, 2013, 7:43 pm - IP Logged

              I would go for the "easier" games.  You have to crawl before you can walk.  If you do get lucky and win a million, you can then devote say 5% of your winnings to chasing the PB.  Unless you prefer 5/75 games of course.

              I also might run the same numbers in both games, however I dont know which game I would use to find patterns.  I might ask gail howard and see what she recommends.Wink

              "crawl before you walk" - That's the second time I've seen that phrase on lotterypost recently. I think OnlyMoney was the other guy who used it.

               

              It's really not the same thing. It's much more like... russian roulette. Yout won't die twice. Better to hope for a big jackpot.

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                Posted: May 29, 2013, 7:43 pm - IP Logged

                One MegaMillions with the Megaplier.

                Then it's Katy bar the door, Damm the torpedoes, full speed ahead, Jump back Jack, Lawdy Lawdy Miss Clawdy, Big Daddy's on the road again!

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                  Posted: May 29, 2013, 7:43 pm - IP Logged

                  1 line of Florida Lotto with Extra.

                  You know where to find me.

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                    Posted: May 29, 2013, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

                    2 lines of Florida Lotto.

                    Gonna win.Big Smile

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                      Posted: May 29, 2013, 10:20 pm - IP Logged

                      1 mega with megaply

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                        Posted: May 30, 2013, 2:36 am - IP Logged

                        Mega  Smiley

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                          Posted: May 30, 2013, 6:57 am - IP Logged

                          Probaly go for the Megamillions and or the Mega money....I dont think anyone ever hits Powerball when it's at it's base jackpot...I can't recall any off the top of my head....not since the base went to 40 million anyways

                          Powerball has been hit several times at its base level.  In fact it was just hit last night!!

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                            Posted: May 30, 2013, 7:15 am - IP Logged

                            Powerball has been hit several times at its base level.  In fact it was just hit last night!!

                            Jackpot Winners: 1 from Texas

                            Second Prize Winners: 1 from Florida, 1 from Texas

                            Florida was a PB away from winning another jackpot.

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                              Posted: May 30, 2013, 7:38 am - IP Logged

                              Actually, this was the first time it was hit at $40 million.  It has been hit seven times at $50 million though.

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