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Again...I dont know why I bother with PB

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Posted: February 19, 2006, 10:40 pm - IP Logged

50 tickets.  Two numbers max!  Good for what?  That same $50 couldve been spent playing every state on pick 3.  At 5'9, 39 years of age and no jumping abilities I think have a better chance of making the NBA than hitting the powerball but you dont see me asking Phil Jackson for a try out for the Lakers but every time PB hits over $150 my $50 goes to that DREAM.  I took another $50 and played 8 hours of poker and won $674 online.  Im just venting.  Like I said unless Im part of a work company pool no more Powerball for me.

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    Posted: February 19, 2006, 10:50 pm - IP Logged

    Unseen ... Now tell us how you really feel?Roll Eyes

     Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!

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      Posted: February 19, 2006, 10:55 pm - IP Logged

      Oh Im not venting Im just saying instead of chasing nearly impossible dreams I can make more money chasing realistic dreams like winning an extra $1000 - $2000 for the month which can go to something useful.  Hahaha

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        Posted: February 19, 2006, 10:58 pm - IP Logged

        50 tickets.  Two numbers max!  Good for what?  That same $50 couldve been spent playing every state on pick 3.  At 5'9, 39 years of age and no jumping abilities I think have a better chance of making the NBA than hitting the powerball but you dont see me asking Phil Jackson for a try out for the Lakers but every time PB hits over $150 my $50 goes to that DREAM.  I took another $50 and played 8 hours of poker and won $674 online.  Im just venting.  Like I said unless Im part of a work company pool no more Powerball for me.

        I know, Disapprove.  The day is coming and it will be YOUR dayDance.  But it is upsetting when you play a lotta money and no return. 


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          Posted: February 19, 2006, 11:03 pm - IP Logged

          People at my Dad's job bought $200(Alot of people pooled in ) worth of Mega Millions for the previous draw... only matched 2 numbers.. no prize

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            Morrison, IL
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            Posted: February 19, 2006, 11:07 pm - IP Logged

            If the pool was careful enough at picking at least the mega balls, they should have gotten back at least $8 (each mega ball would have been covered at least four times).

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              Posted: February 19, 2006, 11:32 pm - IP Logged

              I had rather win on the pick 4 daily than to chase the pb myself.. I played  10 numbers this weekend.. Usually only one or two per draw.. one my number.. one my grand babies numbers.. Just for fun.. Didnt bother me to see NOTHING this morning when I scanned the  10 tickets.. Use to it I guess..

              There were lots of sore people who came in and found out someone won..  They were so disappointed..

              Not everyone can win.. Instead of being happy someone in NB woke up a winner.. they were upset because it wasn't them or someone in Ardmore.. or TN...

              I am very happy it was hit.. Very happy that someone was able to win and experience what I consider a dream..

              I will continue playing my pick 4's and having a ball with it..  I love the pocket change... and the thrill behind it all..

                   OLD/Vtrac   Lottery Bible         Double Warnings      Thumbs Up TN F34/F44

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                Posted: February 20, 2006, 12:01 am - IP Logged

                unseen, do you pick your own numbers or do you get QP's? if you pick your own numbers and only got two numbers max then you should do what i said, and that is pick your numbers like you normally would then when you pick your numbers, don't choose any of the numbers you picked, just eliminate the number field. it works for me. oh and by the way poker is gay.

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                  Posted: February 20, 2006, 12:36 am - IP Logged

                  50 tickets.  Two numbers max!  Good for what?  That same $50 couldve been spent playing every state on pick 3.  At 5'9, 39 years of age and no jumping abilities I think have a better chance of making the NBA than hitting the powerball but you dont see me asking Phil Jackson for a try out for the Lakers but every time PB hits over $150 my $50 goes to that DREAM.  I took another $50 and played 8 hours of poker and won $674 online.  Im just venting.  Like I said unless Im part of a work company pool no more Powerball for me.

                  I have been playing lottery for 20 years and the most I won was $150 once and $100 twice playing Powerball and The Big game. The Big game since the first draw of 1996. Spent ~$20,000 in the states for the past 16 years all without luck. I play from the initial jackpot up to as high as it gets. I also been playing same sets of numbers constantly for the past 12 years. Play QP also. All without  luck. Unfortunately thats the down side to it. THE ODDS ARE AGAINST YOU. Its upsetting but its part of a game. I feel you, we all do. We are here for the same thing. But u should not loose any hope. Believe in it, be patient (mine is running out) and persistent.

                  So many combinations and so little time.

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                    Posted: February 20, 2006, 12:49 am - IP Logged

                    Dream your correct not to give up. I've been pouring over about 3500 match 5 numbers that hit and been looking for any common occurence that might be worth playing and i found that while there are several groups of numbers that seemed to hit more than others. the fact is those numbers hit few times anf far in between. i did notice and have been noticing that playing numbers that hit from the last 5 - 10 draws seem to be one of the better ideas. however what usually happens is three numbers will come in and two cold or lukewarm numbers will hit with them. It's more about luck at that point.... like did i chose the right numbers . yea three of them.


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                      Posted: February 20, 2006, 2:19 am - IP Logged

                      If the pool was careful enough at picking at least the mega balls, they should have gotten back at least $8 (each mega ball would have been covered at least four times).

                      You know. I never thought of that. They must of gotten bad luck

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                        Posted: February 20, 2006, 6:19 am - IP Logged

                        if people would try the pick 5 games like they do powerball they would find them just as enjoyable and would win money more often too.....
                        i'm like tntea i like the pick 4.i won 5 grand on it last year.i play it because i know i'm getting something back out of it.powerball got my last dollar saturday night......

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                          Morrison, IL
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                          Posted: February 20, 2006, 12:44 pm - IP Logged

                          I think if Mega Millions gets hit again before reaching $250 million, I might play that game on Tuesdays when its jackpot is at least $100 million and Powerball's jackpot is less than $100 million (which I now play only on Saturdays in those cases). For now though, I'm waiting for it to hit $250 million before playing.

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                            Posted: February 20, 2006, 12:58 pm - IP Logged

                            I decided to play powerball when the dollars of the annuity are equal or higher than the odds of the jackpot.  So I have my printed computer paper that say do not play powerball until the jackpot is $147 million in annuity up on my bedroom wall.  I would rather play $20 on higher jackpots than $10 on every jackpot.-weshar75

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                              Posted: February 20, 2006, 2:50 pm - IP Logged

                              50 tickets.  Two numbers max!  Good for what?  That same $50 couldve been spent playing every state on pick 3.  At 5'9, 39 years of age and no jumping abilities I think have a better chance of making the NBA than hitting the powerball but you dont see me asking Phil Jackson for a try out for the Lakers but every time PB hits over $150 my $50 goes to that DREAM.  I took another $50 and played 8 hours of poker and won $674 online.  Im just venting.  Like I said unless Im part of a work company pool no more Powerball for me.

                              thats why it's called Gambling