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$508 MILLION: Mega jackpot to spark ticket-buying frenzy

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Posted: July 6, 2016, 6:53 pm - IP Logged

the players who only jump in when it reaches astronomical levels do not deserve to win. most of the time though they do. fair is fair but these johnny come lately players think they are getting a bargain when the pot gets higher than the odds. lately, i've noticed more people would be content with the 2nd prize of 1m+ (w multipliers), yet they ignore their own state lottery whose feature game is usually more than that with better odds. i guess people want the moon but should check their license for their age. you only have so many years left (most players are over 50) to take down one of these so play every day if you can. and i mean "every day" you can find a juicy jackpot.

How do you enforce " You don't deserve to win if you only play when the jackpot is high?"

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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    Posted: July 6, 2016, 7:26 pm - IP Logged

    How do you enforce " You don't deserve to win if you only play when the jackpot is high?"

    .

    I'm just hoping the vast majority on here, realize it's WEDNESDAY, TODAY, and NOT Megamillions night.

    I don't know why, but I had gotten confused, because I went to my local store, this afternoon,
    and bought some extra tickets for tonight's, POWERBALL game.

    But, then, at the store I got confused again.

    I then came home and got confused as for which day I had purchased tickets.

    I just hope no one else here was confused, about tonight. Doesn't matter, MM is this coming FRIDAY.

    I state this obvious point, as I'd hate to hear about someone ripping up and throwing away the wrong tickets tonight.

     

    OK, I'm done, otherwise, never mind. 

    Good luck on TONIGHT'S POWERBALL!

    Thanks

    • Don't chase the numbers you play.
    • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
    • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
              (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
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      Posted: July 6, 2016, 7:33 pm - IP Logged

      .

      I'm just hoping the vast majority on here, realize it's WEDNESDAY, TODAY, and NOT Megamillions night.

      I don't know why, but I had gotten confused, because I went to my local store, this afternoon,
      and bought some extra tickets for tonight's, POWERBALL game.

      But, then, at the store I got confused again.

      I then came home and got confused as for which day I had purchased tickets.

      I just hope no one else here was confused, about tonight. Doesn't matter, MM is this coming FRIDAY.

      I state this obvious point, as I'd hate to hear about someone ripping up and throwing away the wrong tickets tonight.

       

      OK, I'm done, otherwise, never mind. 

      Good luck on TONIGHT'S POWERBALL!

      Thanks

      I live in the state of New York and you live in the state of confusion.

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        Posted: July 6, 2016, 7:43 pm - IP Logged

        How do you enforce " You don't deserve to win if you only play when the jackpot is high?"

        Easy ...ask those Johnny come lately players to feel out a slip lol...

        Their first response would be "What is a slip?"

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          Posted: July 6, 2016, 7:43 pm - IP Logged

          I'm setting this one out and just posting on the prediction board, bragging rights are enough for me. Wink

          Skeptical and thats not $20 worth of MM tickets your sitting on ?? Wink

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            Posted: July 6, 2016, 7:46 pm - IP Logged

            I live in the state of New York and you live in the state of confusion.

            What? ROFLHiding Behind ComputerCoffee Hit With StickThudThudThudThud

            .

            Often, yes, but not always.
            And I see you're in Brooklyn, NY.

            I once had an uncle who lives/lived in N.Y.
            We haven't heard from Uncle Otis in years.

            • Don't chase the numbers you play.
            • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
            • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                      (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
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              Posted: July 6, 2016, 7:47 pm - IP Logged

              Hoping to break the bank, no mega jackpot grand prize claims in July ... It's time to fix that!

              Gl players!

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                Posted: July 6, 2016, 7:53 pm - IP Logged

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                Mr./Ms. Diablo1714,

                You've made some very good points.
                I for one, would be very excited over 7 million dollars.

                And yes, the big corporations are very greedy, but the human species are greedy, as well.
                I've not lost sight of the smaller awards, in comparison to what I've been blowing, over the years.

                But, didn't science recently train monkeys to participate in lottery-type gambling?

                If not, then I"m wrong.
                OK, but didn't you see the 1955 movie:

                "Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy" ?

                Comedian/Actors Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, are in an Egyptian cabaret (like a restaurant with a show).
                Lou Costello (shorter/fatter guy) sees a plate of some flambe entre, and freaks out.   He picks up his glass of water and not only puts out the fire, but in the same motion manages to drench Bud Abbott. 

                Bud Abbott then turns to Lou and says  "How stupid can you be?"
                Lou's reply?    "How stupid do you want me to get?".

                So, please expect humans to do the most stupid things.

                Mr. Groppo

                Mega Millions starts @ $15 million NOT seven.  Powerball starts @ $40 million.

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                  Posted: July 6, 2016, 7:55 pm - IP Logged

                  I just got back from getting a couple of powerball tickets and while I was there a few lines of Mega for Friday!

                  Lot of people filling out play slips and buying qp's for both games, more than normal.

                  Anybody think the jackpot will be raised again before the draw Friday?  I am thinking yes.

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                    Posted: July 6, 2016, 8:19 pm - IP Logged

                    I just got back from getting a couple of powerball tickets and while I was there a few lines of Mega for Friday!

                    Lot of people filling out play slips and buying qp's for both games, more than normal.

                    Anybody think the jackpot will be raised again before the draw Friday?  I am thinking yes.

                    .

                    Gosh, I hope not. My patience is at an end.

                    Though winning the MM jp would be nice, I just want to win one million simoleons,
                    realizing my tax obligation will leave me with about 700K. 
                    But, then I'll be done. For good.

                    "There is no need for greed which makes others bleed." (source: ?)

                    (I couldn't fit these other words into that saying:  seed, feed, breed, weed, heed)

                    • Don't chase the numbers you play.
                    • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
                    • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                              (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
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                      Posted: July 6, 2016, 8:20 pm - IP Logged

                      I just got back from getting a couple of powerball tickets and while I was there a few lines of Mega for Friday!

                      Lot of people filling out play slips and buying qp's for both games, more than normal.

                      Anybody think the jackpot will be raised again before the draw Friday?  I am thinking yes.

                      Just got back huh? While you were purchasing your tickets lej, was there ever a moment when you felt confused ? For what it's worth,  l think that if confusion enters the picture when buying lottery tickets, it can be a recipe for disaster. Did l give the Clerk a Ten or a Twenty?....see.

                      People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.


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                        Posted: July 6, 2016, 8:32 pm - IP Logged

                        I predict no winners either game!

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                          Posted: July 6, 2016, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

                          I predict no winners either game!

                          Thinking of...

                          I hope to prove you wrong mr DOOM & GLOOM

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                            Posted: July 6, 2016, 8:39 pm - IP Logged

                            Just got back huh? While you were purchasing your tickets lej, was there ever a moment when you felt confused ? For what it's worth,  l think that if confusion enters the picture when buying lottery tickets, it can be a recipe for disaster. Did l give the Clerk a Ten or a Twenty?....see.

                            Uhhhhhhh not one second of confusion whatsoever!  I knew exactly what I went for.  And observing others, clearly they knew what they were after as well, hahahaha.

                            Suppose others live in a fog?

                            Good Luck to you and others playing PB tonite!

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                              Posted: July 6, 2016, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

                              I predict no winners either game!

                              Your predictions have been way off at times. Like when you said you were or going to be kissed on the cheek by Jennifer Lopez. 

                              People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.