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$257 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot expands

Topic closed. 164 replies. Last post 3 years ago by LottoMetro.

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Posted: December 2, 2013, 9:37 am - IP Logged

I just laugh at the people who take part in these threads and say they haven't bought a ticket.   Who are you kidding.

Do you have to play the lottery everyday in order to dream of winning a significant prize someday? No, I do not have money to burn everyday. Good Luck.

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PLAY THE LOTTERY SOMEDAY-IT IS OKAY TO DREAM!

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    Posted: December 2, 2013, 9:46 am - IP Logged

     you're dead on. there are only going to be 104 drawings a year for each of these unhittable jackpots. one would think if you play them you should cover "every" one with at least 1 ticket no matter what's in there. if it increases to level you want buy more. i believe some of these participants actually don't buy unless it's at an astronominal amount. if any of them actually won only 1 million they would be ecstatic beyond belief and would avoid the harrassment that goes with a big win. but they don't and they won't unless it's 200 million or more and don't realize they only have so many chances left before the grim reaper comes.

    The odds of you winning a second prize by buying a single ticket on every drawing are very low. The lottery has more single ticket players losers than multiple tickets players.

    You can't increase your chances of winning some money in the lottery by buying a $1 Mega Millions ticket  and a $2 Powerball ticket for every drawing.

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      Posted: December 2, 2013, 9:46 am - IP Logged

      At the current roll over rate more like one every two months.

      On a unrelated note, these boards are in dire need of an upgrade to at least allow multi-quoting so you don't have to make multiple posts to respond to whatever you want to respond.

      It's hard to judge by just this one inaugural run of new matrix MM. Who knows, the next run after this could be won on the 1st or 2nd draw.

      But you can calculate based on the numbers what the expected rate of jackpot winners will be with the new MM. If you go by the measurement method, it will take a long time for it to average out. Right now, the sample size is too small. You'd have to wait at least a year, maybe two, to get accurate assessment.

      OK, so see you back here in 1 year, to see if it's 1.5 months or 2.0 months average interval between JP wins on new MM.

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        Posted: December 2, 2013, 11:26 am - IP Logged

        The odds of you winning a second prize by buying a single ticket on every drawing are very low. The lottery has more single ticket players losers than multiple tickets players.

        You can't increase your chances of winning some money in the lottery by buying a $1 Mega Millions ticket  and a $2 Powerball ticket for every drawing.

        "The odds of you winning a second prize by buying a single ticket on every drawing are very low."

        True.

        "You can't increase your chances of winning some money in the lottery by buying a $1 Mega Millions ticket  and a $2 Powerball ticket for every drawing."

        False.

        White Bounce

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          Posted: December 2, 2013, 11:45 am - IP Logged

          You have to admit Thrifty, it's a much better return on investment turning a dollar into five hundred million then turning a dollar into one hundred million/ lol I might be a little bumed out if I had to just take the one hundred million, but I would get over it in about a nanosecond. lol

          Following the trends and patterns means following the money!Banana

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            Posted: December 2, 2013, 12:52 pm - IP Logged

            You made a very troubling admission in your last sentence. You said, "I've won more on scratchers discarded in the trash than anything I've  bought".

            We on LP, always denegrade clerks that try to rip off customers. We sincerely hope that you don't participate in such shenanigans, just saying. It is a crime. No No

            Patels call their back pocket "Trash". Run away if you see one wearing Pocket Pants.

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              Posted: December 2, 2013, 1:02 pm - IP Logged

              "The odds of you winning a second prize by buying a single ticket on every drawing are very low."

              True.

              "You can't increase your chances of winning some money in the lottery by buying a $1 Mega Millions ticket  and a $2 Powerball ticket for every drawing."

              False.

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              I Agree!

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                Posted: December 2, 2013, 2:14 pm - IP Logged

                Many a jackpot has been won on a single ticket. That is incentive enough to buy one or more if one can afford it.

                * Not stepping up and claiming a winning lottery ticket  is foolishness of the highest order- General Cyrus M Talbot. ( Ret)

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                  Posted: December 2, 2013, 3:36 pm - IP Logged

                  How many rolls to Christmas?Cheers

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                    Posted: December 2, 2013, 4:56 pm - IP Logged

                    I hope the Mega Millions jackpot continues to roll and set a new jackpot record.

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                      Posted: December 2, 2013, 5:01 pm - IP Logged

                      I hope the Mega Millions jackpot continues to roll and set a new jackpot record.

                      Right- until it's won by me.

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                        Posted: December 2, 2013, 5:51 pm - IP Logged

                        I hope the Mega Millions jackpot continues to roll and set a new jackpot record.

                        I think this is a very good comment.

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                          Posted: December 2, 2013, 6:42 pm - IP Logged

                          I think this is a very good comment.

                          I Agree!    Thumbs Up

                          Let it Snow Snowman

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                            Posted: December 2, 2013, 6:45 pm - IP Logged

                            How many rolls to Christmas?Cheers

                            7 unless it is won Hat

                            Let it Snow Snowman

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                              Posted: December 2, 2013, 6:55 pm - IP Logged

                              If it hits a new record jackpot,  I sure wouldn't want to be the person that wins that one.  That would be too much media attention,  since wisconsin isn't one of those states that protects your privacy.

                                 
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