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$244 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery frenzy ramps up

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wizeguy's avatar - animaniacs04

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Posted: March 20, 2011, 5:17 pm - IP Logged

Hi Dick2,

Welcome to Lottery Post. Lots of new members in this thread. Good luck to you and enjoy your time here!

    wizeguy's avatar - animaniacs04

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    Posted: March 20, 2011, 5:19 pm - IP Logged

    Hello, fellow LPs, I am new here. I have been playing various lottery games for the past 3 years and I have successful won thousands of dollars. The funny thing is that ALMOST evey time when I play large jackpot games I OFTEN match 2 to 3 numbers. THIS HAPPENS VERY OFTEN when I play. It doesn't matter whether it is Mega or Powerball. I use a UNIQUE method when I play the lottery. I NEVER play arbitrary numbers, I don't play birthdays, I don't GUESS, I don't use lottery wheel software, I don't use random number generators and  I also don't play Quick Picks. My Method is quite CLEVER, and seems promising thus far. Let's just say I have a THING for numbers.

    SKEPTICISM is only natural. But as hard as it is to believe, I may have stumbled upon the most EFFECTIVE way of playing the lottery.

    3-4 number ball MATCH - My lottery predictions are accurate MOST OF THE TIME.

    I CAN'T WAIT TO LOCK ALL SIX NUMBERS!!!!!!!!

    Hiya aurico,

     

    Welcome to Lottery Post! Good luck with your clever method of picking winning numbers!

      rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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      Posted: March 20, 2011, 5:35 pm - IP Logged

      Hello, fellow LPs, I am new here. I have been playing various lottery games for the past 3 years and I have successful won thousands of dollars. The funny thing is that ALMOST evey time when I play large jackpot games I OFTEN match 2 to 3 numbers. THIS HAPPENS VERY OFTEN when I play. It doesn't matter whether it is Mega or Powerball. I use a UNIQUE method when I play the lottery. I NEVER play arbitrary numbers, I don't play birthdays, I don't GUESS, I don't use lottery wheel software, I don't use random number generators and  I also don't play Quick Picks. My Method is quite CLEVER, and seems promising thus far. Let's just say I have a THING for numbers.

      SKEPTICISM is only natural. But as hard as it is to believe, I may have stumbled upon the most EFFECTIVE way of playing the lottery.

      3-4 number ball MATCH - My lottery predictions are accurate MOST OF THE TIME.

      I CAN'T WAIT TO LOCK ALL SIX NUMBERS!!!!!!!!

      Welcome to Lottery Post aurico and best of luck to you!LepThumbs UpYes Nod

       

      Ok, we give up, what's your method?


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

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        Posted: March 20, 2011, 6:01 pm - IP Logged

        Todd,

        Large jackpots are a more commonplace occurence in any given state now that neither PowerBall nor MegaMillions is the only giant jackpot game in any given state. The larger jackpots may not occur more often in any one of the games, but with both games in states, it is rather commonplace. And a jackpot does not necessarily have to be over $200 million to be considered large; I think I covered what I meant by referring to large jackpots in my previous posts.

        Since January 2010 when cross-selling began, the MegaMillions jackpot has been hit fifteen times. To my surprise, it was also hit fifteen times in the same amount of time immediately prior to January 2010. So, you are right that the MegaMillions jackpots are not being hit more often. I suppose that my assessment was confused because of the illusion of having both MegaMillions and PowerBall in my state. Consequently, even though MegaMillions was not being hit more often, the alternating jackpot hits between MegaMillions and PowerBall gave me the mistaken impression that they were both being hit more often. I was wrong about that.

        I do believe that I'm right about the jackpots growing faster, though. Since cross-selling began, the mean average jackpot increase has been $14.48 million per drawing for MegaMillions. In the same amount of time immediately prior to cross-selling, the mean average jackpot increase per drawing was $14.08 million. That's an increase of $400,000 per drawing on average. That may not be a huge increase, but it's a significant increase nonetheless. So, the MegaMillions jackpots are growing faster since cross-selling began.

        I only researched this growth for the MegaMillions game since it is the subject of this news story, but I suspect that the same holds true for the growth rate of PowerBall jackpots. I used data from the USAMEGA site for my calculations, but you can check the accuracy of my figures since you probably have vastly greater resources at your disposal.

        You can't use average increase per draw to get an accurate comparison.  That would unfairly weight this year/end of last year, when there was the near-record jackpot.  If you eliminate that run-up (which is appropriate to achieve a good, valid comparison), then you will find the jackpots are growing roughly the same as before.

        I don't think anyone (including the state lotteries) knew exactly what would happen after the cross-selling agreement went into effect.  It is important when evaluating things after-the-fact that the analysis not be done with gut instincts and preconceptions, but rather with fair anaylsis using good data.

        The data I have seen is good for lotteries and players in general:  incrementally more revenue to the states with the addition of the another multi-state game, better availability and choice of games for players, and both games appear to offer similar-sized jackpots and run-ups as before (so the game is not less-fun to play).

        I believe the lotteries should focus on adding another multi-state game, but with a higher ticket price and a bit better odds of winning.  Something like Canada'a Lotto Max, but perhaps with a jackpot that can grow larger.

        Also, I really wish MUSL would take over operations of Mega Millions, as they are much better equiped to handle the centralized tasks necessary to run a multi-state game.

         

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          Posted: March 20, 2011, 6:32 pm - IP Logged

          Here we go again. I can start my dreaming on what to do with approx $160,000,000.00 dollars. It's flabbergasting to imagine the big pile of cash one could have. 

          Well i'm going to buy a few Ez Picks here in Michigan then make my own picks from the Ez Pick tickets and then i will use my dart board method, combined all three and come up with a few more selections.

          I would like to thank you all for giving me a method to my madness here on LP. I will throw a few parties located at different venues across the States for anyone who would like to attend. I will Throw Todd a cool million or so to keep things rolling and do whatever he wishes. 

          After that i will fall off the map but i will stay on LP, don't try to find me using my I.P. address because i will bounce it off many proxy servers across the globe and even a few satellites.

          Then i woke up.

          But hey, someone's gotta win, why not me, or you?

          Enjoy.

          Cutla$$Bob

           "You can't handle the truth!" Nicholson.

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            Posted: March 20, 2011, 6:41 pm - IP Logged

            i too perfer MUSL,hell i want their hot lotto to replaced my state pack 6 even

            but i rather they don't gain control of MM,

            it was the same overall leadership in MUSL that Thinked of  a Jackpot Cap, was  the best idea in whole world. 

            now to give everyone  a idea, mm record cash, 240m , powerball jackpot cash record is 177.3m , here the issue, its  Annuity cap only goes up 25m, or about  13m max cash per rollover, at cap,

            it has no chance in hell of ever Giving us large record jackpots of MM,  like if mm rolls, it once again Beat the biggest Powerball jackpot in cash Easy.......

            yet it has more Odds in its favor to roll. guest powerball just has no luck..

             

            thro to be fair to MUSL, if MM had 30 year payout annuity MUSL offers, , that 240m cash jackpot would of been marketed like 470m  plus LOL, sells would of been off the charts.

            am not a fan Fan of longer Annuity , but people buy based off that Higher number, so make my jackpots fly up faster,  sign, am a cash fan.

             

            as for higher ticket price and a bit better odds of winning, something like canada max, No, 

                pack 6 state games for lower prize amounts then mm,pb offer,     it needs to be something that offers  higher jackpots then pb/mm do,  players buy based on Insane high amounts

            hell i want new jackpot records, cease i love such insane amounts!

            so it ofc need higher odds,  or it be won more often, and it needs that time to rollover more  to beat insane records already set by pb/mm jackpots of our past ,

            thro i Would Love a National Raffle game, Now that a idea,  after x amount of tickets Sold, we have the draw, and we have a winner,    that is    with all 44 states that ether sell mm/pb jackpots . with such a national rafle, you can have Nice Amount Money in prize pools to give away. while letting states ofc keep their 40 to 50% share that they already do for jackpot games offered,


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              Posted: March 20, 2011, 9:28 pm - IP Logged

              I personally prefer Megamillions.

              Better odds, higher cash fraction.

              The number of tickets I play in either game is a function of the expectation value - the ratio of reward to the odds against.    Powerball has never, not once, matched Megamillions in this category.

              I am against a higher priced shorter odds game.

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                Posted: March 20, 2011, 9:42 pm - IP Logged

                Thanks crazyhazyyay, i see everybody is pretty nice , and i think Todd is doing a very good job with all the articles he post here, a lot of time i find lottery info here before the lottery websites post the same info

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                  Posted: March 20, 2011, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

                  Thank u wizeguy, i need all d luck i can get, i hope this luck puts me in right  place so i can buy that jackpot winning ticket. lol

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                    Posted: March 20, 2011, 10:12 pm - IP Logged

                    Just wondering.hoy much do u think a atty would charge to firm a trust and  cash a ticket

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                      Posted: March 20, 2011, 10:31 pm - IP Logged

                      It gotta be in Kansas THis time!!!!

                       I bet alot of people will play Lost Number this time!!!! good luck!

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                        Posted: March 20, 2011, 11:06 pm - IP Logged

                        Cool....are you going to buy a Nascar Team??  Now here comes rdgrnr down the backstretch in the number ( )  LP car!  LOL

                        I live near Charlotte I would drive to come see that!!    I have always wanted to drive one of those cars......  If I won $244 million I wonder if Jim Beam would sponser my car??  Sad Cheers        Good luck to the both of you guys...

                        Nascar Team, hmmm... not a bad idea pete. I wanna do things a little different though.

                        Cheerleaders!

                        Hmmm... maybe I should start auditions now...


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

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                          Posted: March 21, 2011, 12:27 am - IP Logged

                          Just wondering.hoy much do u think a atty would charge to firm a trust and  cash a ticket

                          As much as he/she can.

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                          singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

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                            Posted: March 21, 2011, 5:22 am - IP Logged

                            Oh yeah! Wink Now that Powerball has reached the $101 million mark, this coming Tuesday and Wednesday is gonna be an exciting week for us lotto aficionados! Cheers

                            If anyone wins MM, there's still PB to "worry" about! Hyper

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                              Posted: March 21, 2011, 7:39 am - IP Logged

                              "THE LOTTERY MACHINES ALREADY KNOW WHEN AND WHERE."

                               

                               

                              You so crazy! 

                                                     White Bounce

                              With no judgement on the originator of that thought, I used to think the same thing when I was in elementary school. Then I learned about how they go through so many lengths to make sure the numbers are drawn randomly, among other things, and realized how impossible it would be.

                               

                              On another note though, Houston needs to stop having all the Texas fun, I've noticed them or surrounding areas had quite a bit of 5+0 hits on either Powerball or Mega Millions. I wouldn't be surprised though if the other winner from Texas was from Louisiana. Our area has been pretty dry lately, hopefully this next drawing can change that (or that I can change it, of course).

                              I'm not a believer that if a place previously sold a big winner that it will sell again, but I may get two $1 tickets from two different places here that did good in Lotto Texas. It's worked for people other places so why not try it out. Can't hurt anything.