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Posted: February 14, 2012, 2:24 pm - IP Logged

i think people are focusing to much on which states won the jack pot and not enough on the second, third and fourth place prizes and where they were won.

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    I it would nice to see that happen. I guess the tickets start at $5 and the starting jackpot would be 80 to 100 million to start with. I would try it. But lets be honest here , just say if that ever does happen and somewhere from the north once again hits.  There would be chaos beyond compare. Sometimes i think there is paraody in this lotto fever. I am just speaking for me , it seems to be the lottery officals to me already know which state is goona hit. . I am not hating on the people from RI , i am not , i am truly happy for then.  Lets be real about the last 3 big jackpots have came from the north , i find that fishy to me. Conspiacy theories maybe maybe not.  But you have to wonder , is the current system fair? To me there is completive unbalance.  When you look at it from a far ,  their is paraody.  Ask yourself why does one region of the country gets the breaks and the other regions don't. To me the system needs to be changed if not the same area of the country wil keep hitting the big jackpots. If another northern regional state hit again , the lottery officals for the MM and PB should be fired! There is no equal playing for people who play. Tell me when was the last time recently NC , VA , for example has it a jackpot. And don't tell me 250,000 or 500,000 there doesn't count in my book. All i am saying the system need to be changed and changed quickly ,because if not we are going to have the same results everytime a big jackpot is won.  They come up with a system that all 50 states have the same chance to win. Bigger states will always have the advantage over the smaller states keep that mind

    Ummmmm, the present system does allow for every state to have the same chance to win.   LOL @ anybody even suggesting that the Powerball is somehow rigged.   It's just luck, nothing more, nothing less.


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      Posted: February 14, 2012, 2:29 pm - IP Logged

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      adj.

      1. Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective: random movements. See Synonyms at chance.

      2. Mathematics & Statistics Of or relating to a type of circumstance or event that is described by a probability distribution.

      3. Of or relating to an event in which all outcomes are equally likely, as in the testing of a blood sample for the presence of a substance.

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        Posted: February 14, 2012, 2:38 pm - IP Logged

        I it would nice to see that happen. I guess the tickets start at $5 and the starting jackpot would be 80 to 100 million to start with. I would try it. But lets be honest here , just say if that ever does happen and somewhere from the north once again hits.  There would be chaos beyond compare. Sometimes i think there is paraody in this lotto fever. I am just speaking for me , it seems to be the lottery officals to me already know which state is goona hit. . I am not hating on the people from RI , i am not , i am truly happy for then.  Lets be real about the last 3 big jackpots have came from the north , i find that fishy to me. Conspiacy theories maybe maybe not.  But you have to wonder , is the current system fair? To me there is completive unbalance.  When you look at it from a far ,  their is paraody.  Ask yourself why does one region of the country gets the breaks and the other regions don't. To me the system needs to be changed if not the same area of the country wil keep hitting the big jackpots. If another northern regional state hit again , the lottery officals for the MM and PB should be fired! There is no equal playing for people who play. Tell me when was the last time recently NC , VA , for example has it a jackpot. And don't tell me 250,000 or 500,000 there doesn't count in my book. All i am saying the system need to be changed and changed quickly ,because if not we are going to have the same results everytime a big jackpot is won.  They come up with a system that all 50 states have the same chance to win. Bigger states will always have the advantage over the smaller states keep that mind

        If your "TRULY HAPPY" that someone from RI won this lottery, leave it at that. The rest is all  BS

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          Posted: February 14, 2012, 2:43 pm - 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.

          With powerball raising ticket prices I believe its jackpot could easily beat mm to 500mil.. Jackpots start at 40 instead of 12 so its definately a better possibility


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            Posted: February 14, 2012, 2:46 pm - IP Logged

            With powerball raising ticket prices I believe its jackpot could easily beat mm to 500mil.. Jackpots start at 40 instead of 12 so its definately a better possibility

            I Agree!

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              Posted: February 14, 2012, 2:47 pm - IP Logged

              Those ding dong dandy statistical anomalies !!!!!!!!

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                Posted: February 14, 2012, 2:49 pm - IP Logged

                            ran·dom

                adj.

                1. Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective: random movements. See Synonyms at chance.

                2. Mathematics & Statistics Of or relating to a type of circumstance or event that is described by a probability distribution.

                3. Of or relating to an event in which all outcomes are equally likely, as in the testing of a blood sample for the presence of a substance.

                I Agree!... the PB and MB system is made to produce random numbers.. it is in every definition a game of chance to win. 

                 

                True, there is what many called "a Formula"  being use in these lottery systems, however it isn't a visible one and it is mainly to ensure that it'll continue to produce 'NEW' random numbers and not drawings already drawn before. In addition, technically, if the machines breaks that is what is basically use as a foundation to fix it.

                So, yeah, the lottery is not rigged; it is basically a game of chance.

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                  Posted: February 14, 2012, 2:51 pm - IP Logged

                  Not if you have the same region winning constanly , then it must be paraody

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                    Posted: February 14, 2012, 2:53 pm - IP Logged

                    I it would nice to see that happen. I guess the tickets start at $5 and the starting jackpot would be 80 to 100 million to start with. I would try it. But lets be honest here , just say if that ever does happen and somewhere from the north once again hits.  There would be chaos beyond compare. Sometimes i think there is paraody in this lotto fever. I am just speaking for me , it seems to be the lottery officals to me already know which state is goona hit. . I am not hating on the people from RI , i am not , i am truly happy for then.  Lets be real about the last 3 big jackpots have came from the north , i find that fishy to me. Conspiacy theories maybe maybe not.  But you have to wonder , is the current system fair? To me there is completive unbalance.  When you look at it from a far ,  their is paraody.  Ask yourself why does one region of the country gets the breaks and the other regions don't. To me the system needs to be changed if not the same area of the country wil keep hitting the big jackpots. If another northern regional state hit again , the lottery officals for the MM and PB should be fired! There is no equal playing for people who play. Tell me when was the last time recently NC , VA , for example has it a jackpot. And don't tell me 250,000 or 500,000 there doesn't count in my book. All i am saying the system need to be changed and changed quickly ,because if not we are going to have the same results everytime a big jackpot is won.  They come up with a system that all 50 states have the same chance to win. Bigger states will always have the advantage over the smaller states keep that mind

                    I disagree.. I live,in indiana and its rare for jackpots here.. But I pick my own numbers.. And I could b wrong but,dont only 42 states sell lotto tix?


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                      Not if you have the same region winning constanly , then it must be paraody

                      The only parody, is the conclusion you just made.  LOL

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                        Posted: February 14, 2012, 2:56 pm - IP Logged

                        i beleive in luck , let just say the next 5 jackpots MM and PB and if NY and NJ hit then back to back to back to back.  Then would call that a luck or something else , even if that did happen?


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                          i beleive in luck , let just say the next 5 jackpots MM and PB and if NY and NJ hit then back to back to back to back.  Then would call that a luck or something else , even if that did happen?

                          The "Luck of the Draw", it's all random, despite all the "Conspiracy Theories". No need to over analyze , it's that simple!

                           

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                            Posted: February 14, 2012, 3:51 pm - IP Logged

                            Not if you have the same region winning constanly , then it must be paraody

                            you really have no clue. you have no idea how a nationwide lottery is run. it absolutely makes no difference where you live. if you pick your own numbers you could be in bangladesh and win if they had a powerball machine there. which they don't of course. if you take the quick pic route all that matters is that you have decided to put your faith in a store clerk timing his punch to give you the winning combination. more tickets are sold in heavily populated areas than yours probably thus the preponderence of more frequent winners is bound to happen. you obviously are a quick pic player and you have to be in the right store at the right time when your clerk (probably a patel) selects it for you since you are too lazy to fill out a card. quick pics win and the clerk should receive all the credit for it if it does. if you fill out a card like you should the clerk has no bearing on the outcome nor does the state or store or time you play it.

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                              Posted: February 14, 2012, 4:19 pm - IP Logged

                              With powerball raising ticket prices I believe its jackpot could easily beat mm to 500mil.. Jackpots start at 40 instead of 12 so its definately a better possibility

                              ashabug725,

                              Oh I agree that PB is more likely to get there first, if either one does, but, the increase in tickets prices has decreased the number of players, thus with less people playing even though they've doubled (or tripled, with Powerplay) the amount individualy played, that leaves for a lot less of the 175 M + combinations being covered.

                              Those who run the lotteries are always a few steps, no make that miles) ahead of the players.

                              In a world of hoping for a jackpot of 1/2 of a billion dollars, I don't think a variance of $28M in a start point is exactly earth shattering.

                              Just my $.02

                              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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