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Powerball is on a winners streak again!

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Posted: June 30, 2005, 1:47 am - IP Logged

Someone from WV won $10 million tonight.  The jackpot for Saturday doesn't go very far...  $10 million again.

How are you going to win if you don't play?

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    Posted: June 30, 2005, 2:09 am - IP Logged

    Wow. Bet that will do a number on their sales again.

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      Posted: June 30, 2005, 2:20 am - IP Logged

      Yeah.  TN's PB sales will compete with lotto 5 sales.  (Current JP for L5 is $515,000 for a 5/39 game). 

      How are you going to win if you don't play?

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        Posted: June 30, 2005, 6:52 am - IP Logged

        when the matrix in powerball changes this won't happen as often

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          Posted: June 30, 2005, 7:13 am - IP Logged

          ok.  just because two jackpots were hit consecutively doesn't mean that powerball is on a winning streak again.

          I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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            Posted: June 30, 2005, 11:30 am - IP Logged

              Yeah, it's happened before in Mega Millions and they certainly aren't on a winning streak.

              How the hell do players keep getting so lucky with the Powerball!?  Why can't Mega Millions go on a winning streak as well!!?  Even with odds of 175 million to one it could happen.

              Watch, I'll bet players keep winning jackpots under $100 million even after they go to 5/55 + 1/42.  To think, Powerball once boasted that there was no lottery game more profitable for any state!  Look at it now!

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              Posted: June 30, 2005, 11:37 am - IP Logged

              Now that MegaMillions has reduced the number of mega balls to 46, I hope this will improve the chances of it having a winning streak too.  With Californians playing there are a lot more people try to make it happen. 

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: June 30, 2005, 12:40 pm - IP Logged

                Powerball is on a streak.  We've had one jackpot go over $100 million.  How many has MM had this year?  I've already lost count.  (I think they are about to add another to the list).  Anyway, as a powerball player I'm getting jealous of MM.  I know not every jackpot is going to get over $100 million but right now it seems like Powerball is in a slump.  One good thing that will come out of it...  When powerball bounces back to a $200 million PB players should respond well.

                How are you going to win if you don't play?

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                  Posted: June 30, 2005, 12:59 pm - IP Logged

                  Powerball is on a streak.  We've had one jackpot go over $100 million.  How many has MM had this year?  I've already lost count.  (I think they are about to add another to the list).  Anyway, as a powerball player I'm getting jealous of MM.  I know not every jackpot is going to get over $100 million but right now it seems like Powerball is in a slump.  One good thing that will come out of it...  When powerball bounces back to a $200 million PB players should respond well.

                  You should be happy that someone can win a pot under a 100 million. With mm you get the feeling it's rigged when noone gets lucky and wins a small pot.

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                    Posted: June 30, 2005, 2:50 pm - IP Logged

                      Mega Millions has had four pots go over $100 million this year and that was under the OLD matrix!

                      It's no wonder their sales are slipping (in relative terms) - players are beginning to think the game is rigged.

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                      Posted: June 30, 2005, 3:12 pm - IP Logged

                      I would much rather go for a higher jackpot than a lower one.

                      How are you going to win if you don't play?

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                        Posted: June 30, 2005, 4:17 pm - IP Logged

                          True. I only play the game which currently has the higher jackpot (although with MM recently changing its matrix, its annuity jackpot has to be at least 20% higher than Powerball's), but MM's pots have gone over $100 million so many times it's boring.  I wish their jackpots would get hit below $100 million as well. It doesn't seem quite right that it only happens to Powerball, especially since they have a lower player:odds ratio.

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                          Posted: June 30, 2005, 4:24 pm - IP Logged

                          I would much rather go for a higher jackpot than a lower one.

                          I Agree! 

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                            Posted: June 30, 2005, 4:27 pm - IP Logged

                              True. I only play the game which currently has the higher jackpot (although with MM recently changing its matrix, its annuity jackpot has to be at least 20% higher than Powerball's), but MM's pots have gone over $100 million so many times it's boring.  I wish their jackpots would get hit below $100 million as well. It doesn't seem quite right that it only happens to Powerball, especially since they have a lower player:odds ratio.

                            I find the thought of winning a jackpot in excess of $100,000,000 exciting and not boring. If I want a jackpot winner on average of every two weeks I look at my state lottery or occasionally powerball!Sulk Off
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                              Posted: June 30, 2005, 7:35 pm - IP Logged

                               Yeah, but do you play to win, or to raise the jackpot?  You seriously would not play Mega Millions at $63 million if you knew it was rigged so there wouldn't be a winner until it was over $100 million.