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ashabug725's avatar - Yavill
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Posted: February 14, 2012, 2:35 am - IP Logged

seems like lately only people on the coasts win. sucks to be in the middle.

Completely agree.. but that's y I'm gonna win.. lol.. time for somebody from the Midwest to win!!!!

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    Posted: February 14, 2012, 6:38 am - IP Logged

    seems like lately only people on the coasts win. sucks to be in the middle.

    Um, no.  Your home state of Ohio has a disproportionate number of Mega Millions and Powerball winners.  For a while there, people were making accusations about the lottery being fixed because so many winners came from Ohio.

    Look here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here — just to name a few.

    People have been complaining about "other people" winning the lottery since the lottery began.  I think no amount of brilliant logic and reasoning will ever see the end of it.

     

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      Posted: February 14, 2012, 7:04 am - IP Logged

      I agree. Also take into account the population of each state. If there are more people in a particular state there might be more winners in that state because more people play.

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        Posted: February 14, 2012, 7:07 am - IP Logged

        Um, no.  Your home state of Ohio has a disproportionate number of Mega Millions and Powerball winners.  For a while there, people were making accusations about the lottery being fixed because so many winners came from Ohio.

        Look here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here — just to name a few.

        People have been complaining about "other people" winning the lottery since the lottery began.  I think no amount of brilliant logic and reasoning will ever see the end of it.

        There will always be a sector of the lotto playing public that cannot grasp fundamental "reasoning", or "logic".

         

        Sadly for these disgruntled players, common sense and intelligence will always elude them.

         

        Better to just pity them........... maybe say a prayer or two............. in hopes that one day they will awaken from their skewed delusions.

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          Posted: February 14, 2012, 9:15 am - IP Logged

          i wish they made a lottery game with the same odds as a casino game... i dont know why the lottery has to have such garbage odds when casinos make tons of money an have drastically better odds

          Most, if not all, casino games have less than 50% payout.  Most online lottery games pay out in the same range, while scratchers pay out between approximately 60-75%.

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            Posted: February 14, 2012, 9:30 am - IP Logged

            seems like lately only people on the coasts win. sucks to be in the middle.

            Less people in the middle.

            The following is just "coastal counties" and does not include counties that are close to, but not bordering, the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans:

            "In the United States, coastal counties constitute only 17 percent of the total land area (not including Alaska), but account for 53 percent of the total population."

            Source: NOAA National Ocean Service

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              Posted: February 14, 2012, 9:39 am - IP Logged

              Um, no.  Your home state of Ohio has a disproportionate number of Mega Millions and Powerball winners.  For a while there, people were making accusations about the lottery being fixed because so many winners came from Ohio.

              Look here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here — just to name a few.

              People have been complaining about "other people" winning the lottery since the lottery began.  I think no amount of brilliant logic and reasoning will ever see the end of it.

              Hang in there Todd Vader .......... I waited patiently for the Pennsylvania "jackpot drought" to end ........... there are other adults on Lottery Post that do the same!

              Keep up the great work Fearless Lottery Leader! Thumbs Up

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                Posted: February 14, 2012, 10:20 am - IP Logged

                I agree. Also take into account the population of each state. If there are more people in a particular state there might be more winners in that state because more people play.

                That's what makes it so imporbable that the big jackpot winner for Powerball was from Rhode Island considering Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York and Florida make up about 50% of the Powerball sales in a given week.

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                  Posted: February 14, 2012, 10:38 am - IP Logged

                  That's what makes it so imporbable that the big jackpot winner for Powerball was from Rhode Island considering Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York and Florida make up about 50% of the Powerball sales in a given week.

                  This just proves the randomness of these drawings.

                  Pennsylvania had a very long "jackpot drought" until recently.

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                    Posted: February 14, 2012, 10:40 am - IP Logged

                    That's what makes it so imporbable that the big jackpot winner for Powerball was from Rhode Island considering Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York and Florida make up about 50% of the Powerball sales in a given week.

                    The LOTTERY BALLS could really care less what you or I think or speculate, about a states population density, coastal areas, volume of sales........ blah, blah, blah, blah.    Puke

                     

                    If your not happy with the results, simply vote your opinion by not playing in the first place. End of story.  Bed

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                      Posted: February 14, 2012, 10:48 am - IP Logged

                      The LOTTERY BALLS could really care less what you or I think or speculate, about a states population density, coastal areas, volume of sales........ blah, blah, blah, blah.    Puke

                       

                      If your not happy with the results, simply vote your opinion by not playing in the first place. End of story.  Bed

                      WWWBUKTN was only refering to the laws of probability! Winners from "small" States simply beat the odds. That is all 3W's was telling us ...............

                      Not sure why this is a problem .................. Dead

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                        Posted: February 14, 2012, 10:48 am - IP Logged

                        I wonder how many 2 million pb winners we will see tomorrow? I doubt if we will see a jp winner for pb tomorrow.

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                          Posted: February 14, 2012, 10:52 am - IP Logged

                          That's what makes it so imporbable that the big jackpot winner for Powerball was from Rhode Island considering Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York and Florida make up about 50% of the Powerball sales in a given week.

                          IL, PA, NY and FL made up 35% of the last draw's sales, while RI accounted for only 0.7%.

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                            Posted: February 14, 2012, 10:53 am - IP Logged

                            When California joined Mega Millions the MUSL fed the same "Potential $500,000,000 Jackpots" hype to the media.

                            Hasn't even come close.

                            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: February 14, 2012, 11:02 am - IP Logged

                              IL, PA, NY and FL made up 35% of the last draw's sales, while RI accounted for only 0.7%.

                              I think I understand where your going with this. Because of a higher volume of sales in these states, the leaping lotto balls were supposed to do an abrupt turnaround to produce a win in one of these states.

                               

                              Apparently we need to do a better job at TRAINING THESE BALLS, to go where their supposed to, based upon the demographics and sales volume.

                               

                              Shame on these disobedient lotto balls....what nerve they have!!!    Coffee

                               

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