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$290 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery rocket-ride

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Posted: January 1, 2011, 4:57 pm - IP Logged

it feels GREAT to live in the land of zero desperation,  so the song remains the same despite the amount.

only 1QP

            "i am .........."meant to"       

P.S.,  that RJoH  is a stand up guy.  thanks,  vision

         until further notice,  it's  france everyday

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    Posted: January 1, 2011, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

    i spent $40 for the drawing last night and only got back $4.... Frown

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      Posted: January 1, 2011, 7:31 pm - IP Logged

      me and hubby had a chit chat and we are going to make sure we have one of each money ball this time around.Smiley

       HyperBe Happy.

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        Posted: January 1, 2011, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

        Thanks myturn08, I feel a bit better.  Still sucks that I didn't even win 2bucks back but at almost 300M,  I can't help but play again!!!!

        sorry that u didnt win more, i played around $25 worth and didnt win anything, i agree with you that u cant help but play again, i already got a few tickets for the next drawing, hopefully the early bird will get the worm ;-)

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          Posted: January 1, 2011, 8:22 pm - IP Logged

          CarHauler

          "I have absolutely no idea why I haven't won the jackpot yet...."

          Here's an idea, read the odds on the back of the playslip.

          That was supposed to be funny. I was just commenting on how little I had actually played.

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            Posted: January 1, 2011, 8:41 pm - IP Logged

            Yes, 6.5 years since a jackpot winner from MA. My goal for 2011 is to break that dry spell before July 2nd when year 7 starts.

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              Posted: January 1, 2011, 9:23 pm - IP Logged

              I am going to use 5 sets of numbers generated by random.org for tonight's Powerball. Now if I don't win, I will only be mad at myself for playing, not for picking the wrong numbers, because Random.org chose the numbers, not me. Too many times I pick my own numbers, and get mad when none of them are selected. The obvious patterns that I just knew were going to repeat rarely did, especially when I chose to play. I know this is most likely a losing proposition, so I may or may not buy those tickets.

              I had a gentleman at QT correct me when I was giving him my opinion of the fact that the lottery is not completely random. He summed it up best when he said that the lottery is always random, but may sometimes follow short term trends  (of recurring numbers). I have heard it over and over again: any 5 numbers have the same chance of being drawn as any other. I have  finally come to the realization that this is true. Now whether to select power play or not. Waste $5 or waste $10? Maybe I should not even play, or wait for Mega Millions on Tuesday. Does selecting Power Play make sense seeing as how I am using random numbers and not wheeling anything, and only buying 5 tickets?

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                Posted: January 2, 2011, 1:07 am - IP Logged

                Lottery Quick Pick

                Here are your 10 lottery tickets:

                • 2-6-11-30-55 / 40
                • 17-21-23-27-42 / 18
                • 22-32-41-48-50 / 46
                • 10-21-29-36-45 / 17
                • 5-12-45-47-50 / 35
                • 10-12-18-39-54 / 13
                • 1-2-25-31-45 / 4
                • 1-45-48-49-53 / 7
                • 8-24-26-38-39 / 33
                • 11-20-34-38-41 / 27

                Timestamp: 2011-01-02 06:01:09 UTC

                I generated these and got a strong feeling. I am not lucky, but someone SHOULD play these.

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                  Posted: January 2, 2011, 1:08 am - IP Logged

                  That was supposed to be funny. I was just commenting on how little I had actually played.

                  Yeah, I got it, CarHauler..the reply was meant to be funny, too.

                  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: January 2, 2011, 1:51 am - IP Logged

                    I am going to use 5 sets of numbers generated by random.org for tonight's Powerball. Now if I don't win, I will only be mad at myself for playing, not for picking the wrong numbers, because Random.org chose the numbers, not me. Too many times I pick my own numbers, and get mad when none of them are selected. The obvious patterns that I just knew were going to repeat rarely did, especially when I chose to play. I know this is most likely a losing proposition, so I may or may not buy those tickets.

                    I had a gentleman at QT correct me when I was giving him my opinion of the fact that the lottery is not completely random. He summed it up best when he said that the lottery is always random, but may sometimes follow short term trends  (of recurring numbers). I have heard it over and over again: any 5 numbers have the same chance of being drawn as any other. I have  finally come to the realization that this is true. Now whether to select power play or not. Waste $5 or waste $10? Maybe I should not even play, or wait for Mega Millions on Tuesday. Does selecting Power Play make sense seeing as how I am using random numbers and not wheeling anything, and only buying 5 tickets?

                    it depends if you want $6 for a megaball or $3.  or you want 5 more chances at the top prize.

                     

                    your  odds of winning is based on how many tickets you buy,  a megaplier,  halves the odds of you actually winning, by taking money that could have been spent on more lines, and spending it on betting that if those lines you do play  actually hit  it will double your prize.

                    look at ea megaplier $1 as a seperate bet on that line actually pulling a win,  if youy bet $5 on the 5 lines you are saying, i bet ea of these 5 lines will hit a prize this week.

                     

                    now the house is betting that none of the lines are hitting a prize this , and gett ing your $5 for their wager.

                     

                    i dont know of ever seeing 5 lines have more than 1 prize on them, and im pretty sure its almost mathimatically impossible to do so unless you also play the same power number. i mean 5 lines will have 25 numbers in their and the game only picks 5 numbers so thats 1 number per line, if you go 3 numbers on 1 line you are likely to have zero numbers on another 2 other lines.,

                    the more numbers you cover the less lilely megaplier is going to pay off.

                     

                    personally, i would go for the extra 5 lines. the main prize is the only prize for me,

                    2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016  = -1171; 2017 = ?  TOT =  -3596

                    keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= -424; 2017 = ? TOT = - 3318

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                      Posted: January 2, 2011, 2:22 am - IP Logged

                      it feels GREAT to live in the land of zero desperation,  so the song remains the same despite the amount.

                      only 1QP

                      Yes Nod   What a smart idea but its too late for me - I already spent more and all ticket sales are final. The irony is that a winner will be some grandpa with a 3-dollar quick pick.  Good luck everyone.

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                        Posted: January 2, 2011, 4:38 am - IP Logged

                        Yes Nod   What a smart idea but its too late for me - I already spent more and all ticket sales are final. The irony is that a winner will be some grandpa with a 3-dollar quick pick.  Good luck everyone.

                        Who has never played before this drawing... "I usually don't play since the odds are so high but saw the jackpot and figured I might as well throw in a few dollars"... I'm always thinking 'dang it!' when I read those stories, haha. It's nice since more people benefit from them helping out children/grandchildren but it gets frustrating.

                         

                        I haven't bought any tickets for the drawing yet, but plan on playing at least 5. I trust something inside me will tell me when I need to go buy the winning numbers.

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                          Posted: January 2, 2011, 7:16 am - IP Logged

                          well i bought 5 lines for the game, via betslips., sure hope if i do win i get my money.  but 1st ill have to win.

                          2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016  = -1171; 2017 = ?  TOT =  -3596

                          keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= -424; 2017 = ? TOT = - 3318


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                            Posted: January 2, 2011, 9:59 am - IP Logged

                            Yes, I hope its me because I've been losing to much money.


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                              Posted: January 2, 2011, 10:10 am - IP Logged

                              This time it will be a young like me or you.