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state lotto/powerball and mega millions

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if given the choice in your state do you play state lotto or mega millions/powerball

state lotto [ 2 ]  [18.18%]
mega millions [ 6 ]  [54.55%]
powerball [ 3 ]  [27.27%]
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Posted: April 7, 2006, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

if given only one choice would you play state lotto or powerball/mega millions in your state?

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    Posted: April 7, 2006, 7:09 pm - IP Logged

    tennessee doesn't have a state lotto we need one though....

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      Posted: April 7, 2006, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

      lottoMike

      We don't need a 6/49 game in Tennessee.  Such a game would take away from the 5/39 game and I love that game just where it is.  The roll-over is about $40,000 now.  What might it be if we have a 6/49 game?

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        Posted: April 7, 2006, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

        you have a good point gasmeterguy.i'm satisfied with lotto 5.....

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          Posted: April 7, 2006, 9:07 pm - IP Logged

          If the MM is $50 million or more, I play it if it is convenient.  If it is less than that, but state lotto is $7 million or more, I play state lotto.  If neither of those conditions exist, I save my money for weeks when the jackpot is higher. 

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            Posted: April 8, 2006, 2:08 am - IP Logged

            We don't have PB or MM in FL, so I just play the state games. However, I would buy a couple of MM tickets once in a while if we had it locally, but they would only be QPs so I wouldn't feel I had to play my number all the time.  I preferred Lotto when it was a 6/49 game. It's been 6/53 for several years now. That, along with 2 draws a week instead of 1, did increase the rollovers ($42M tomorrow) but how much money does someone really need? If I play a game, I buy tickets whether the jackpot is $3M or $50M. I'd be much happier with the $50M, but $3M would be just fine. I'd probably take the cash, but even an annuity would give me $100,000 a year which would make a great retirement package.

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              Posted: April 8, 2006, 2:24 am - IP Logged


              I know the odds between the Illinois Lotto and Mega Millions or Powerball ( we go to Missouri to play PB) are wide apart, 20,000,000 : 1 for Lotto and 140,000,000 : 1, worse for Mega, but, as silly as this sounds, once in a while I have had the Powerball number and collected a couple of dollars.

              Invariably when we play Illinois Lotto, two sqaures for a dollar, we get 1 or 2 numbers out of the 12 played, never enough for a payoff. And Illinois is real chintzy on anything under the jackpot. Five of six wins around $900.

              I can't believe what you guys are saying for Tennessee for a 5/39 game. $40,000 is an insult. The odds against 5/ 39 are 575,757 :1. This was for Illinois Little Lotto tonight:

              PLAYER(S) MATCHING 5 OF 5 NUMBERS
                   INCLUDING SUBSCRIPTION WINNERS:          1
              EACH PLAYER WILL RECEIVE:   $430,000.00

              It starts at $100,000 and rolls until hit. It used to be a $200,000 constant jackpot and the smaller prizes were aggregate, that all changed, but when it did we did have a $1,000,000 jackpot one time.

              Either everybody that is playing is chasing Powerball or the TN 5/39 just isn't getting that much play.

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                Posted: April 8, 2006, 6:36 pm - IP Logged

                We don't have PB or MM in FL, so I just play the state games. However, I would buy a couple of MM tickets once in a while if we had it locally, but they would only be QPs so I wouldn't feel I had to play my number all the time.  I preferred Lotto when it was a 6/49 game. It's been 6/53 for several years now. That, along with 2 draws a week instead of 1, did increase the rollovers ($42M tomorrow) but how much money does someone really need? If I play a game, I buy tickets whether the jackpot is $3M or $50M. I'd be much happier with the $50M, but $3M would be just fine. I'd probably take the cash, but even an annuity would give me $100,000 a year which would make a great retirement package.

                maybe when they change governors they'll get powerbal or mega millions.probably powerball since mega isn't allowing any more states at this juncture....

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                  Posted: April 8, 2006, 10:38 pm - IP Logged

                  We also have more politicians on the take than other states have.  We couldn't even vote for a lottory until which state senator got what was decided.  Read the news.  We have a couple of "elected" officials going to jail with more on the way.  We gots to pay them off which reduces the jackpot somehwhat.