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$403 MILLION: Powerball jackpot to guarantee a happy holidays for lucky winner

Topic closed. 61 replies. Last post 5 months ago by Redd55.

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Zeta Reticuli Star System
United States
Member #30470
January 17, 2006
10445 Posts
Posted: November 28, 2016, 1:01 am - IP Logged

Incredible that they decrease the odds of these games and the big jackpots become more rare.

How do you figure an expanded matrix decreases the odds?

Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.


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.


    United States
    Member #164725
    March 12, 2015
    601 Posts
    Posted: November 28, 2016, 10:40 am - IP Logged

    I Agree!


    There also is less attention on those that win "lower" amounts. Remember the guy from Illinois that won $50 mil PB JP a few years ago that bought a Dodge Charger as his first purchase? Ok, well, I do, but most don't, it wasn't a big news headline. Or the guy from Seattle that won ~$20 mil. MM JP earlier this year? Yeah, me either. Will you remember the person detailed in the story earlier on USA Mega that won ~$50 mil. MM JP? That single mom in Detroit that won ~45 Mil. MM JP and first bought a Ford Mustang and put family first? There are many others, and I barely remember any of those!


    How about Gloria? Or Marie Holmes? Or Marvin and Mae Acosta? Or The Robinsons? Or Maureen Smith?


    I am just as (maybe more) excited about the drawing on Wed. than that on this past Saturday!

    I agree in that I would hate the publicity and prefer to live under the wire.  But I always love the excitement of a large jackpot and the thought of all the good you could do with the money. I definitely dont plan on taking it with me and would give most of it away. Cheers