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Posted: May 19, 2006, 12:39 pm - IP Logged
Is it me or does anyone else find it rather strange that the Power Ball and Mega Millions always grow together and once someone wins either one - the following drawing someone else wins the other...
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    Posted: May 19, 2006, 1:07 pm - IP Logged

    Since both games have similar formats and odds, it not surprising that when their cash values are similar and the number of tickets sold are similar at the same time, they both have a winner about the same time.  The games will probably stay in sync until one has a surprisingly short or long run before having a winner, but they both will continue to have winners mostly when their cash values are $50M-$60M.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: May 19, 2006, 1:30 pm - IP Logged
      Is it me or does anyone else find it rather strange that the Power Ball and Mega Millions always grow together and once someone wins either one - the following drawing someone else wins the other...

      Being the professional conspiracy theorist that I amBig Grin that was the first thought that crossed my mind. This happens too often to be a coincidence. I tell you...they can select a winner whenever they feel like it. When both PB and MM run together, it creates a competitive hysteria among the public....whaooo MM $220Mil PB $240Mil......whoaaaa....who is gonna hit it? This creates more betting frenzy! More money into the pot, and thus more commissions for the lotto personnel for meeting or exceeding their quota. It is all marketing and they have gotten very good at it.

      Every now and then they throw in a carrot to us by allowing someone to win $12, $15, $25 or $50 mil.....this throws us off the scent of the scamAgree with stupid. But NOT me...I am a bulldogBoxing. So as of this drawing I am just gonna follow the numbers with a few bets here and there and you never know....I may catch a carrotBig Smile.

      It is hard to imagine that with so many people betting that the machines seem to consistently be able to outdraw the public....so many times in a row....really what are the odds on that.

      Anyway that is my take....the truth according to Shane....doesn't mean much or make it right. Let's see if a winning ticket can come out of Montgomery County MD.Drum

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        Posted: May 19, 2006, 1:59 pm - IP Logged

        What is a professional conspiracy theorist?  If you really believe the PB and MM games are a scam, why buy any tickets at all?  Do you really believe that any state would participate in a scam where they had to contribute 32% of their lottery tickets sales to a winner in another state?   

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          Posted: May 19, 2006, 3:16 pm - IP Logged

          What is a professional conspiracy theorist?  If you really believe the PB and MM games are a scam, why buy any tickets at all?  Do you really believe that any state would participate in a scam where they had to contribute 32% of their lottery tickets sales to a winner in another state?   

          Do you really believe that any state would participate in a scam where they had to contribute 32% of their lottery tickets sales to a winner in another state?   

           

          -Anything is possible w/ the government

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            Posted: May 19, 2006, 3:25 pm - IP Logged

            There is no conspiracy. The balls that are drawn are just balls and they don't look at the size of the jackpot or who buys the tickets. If someone picks the right numbers they win. If no one picks the right numbers the jackpot goes up.

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              Posted: May 19, 2006, 4:23 pm - IP Logged

              There is no conspiracy. The balls that are drawn are just balls and they don't look at the size of the jackpot or who buys the tickets. If someone picks the right numbers they win. If no one picks the right numbers the jackpot goes up.

              Ahem...ahem...yep...just that simple.Guitar

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                Posted: May 19, 2006, 4:35 pm - IP Logged

                What is a professional conspiracy theorist?  If you really believe the PB and MM games are a scam, why buy any tickets at all?  Do you really believe that any state would participate in a scam where they had to contribute 32% of their lottery tickets sales to a winner in another state?   

                Here are the answers to your porfound questions....

                What is a professional conspiracy theorist?.......it is a figment of my wild imagination.Bed

                Why by tickets if I believe it is a scam?..........Carrots are healthy for you. i like carrots and I am hoping I may cath one.Mail For You

                Why would states participate ina scam that gives money to winners in another state?....ahem, what goes around comes around. You wash my back, I wash yours.Cheers

                 

                As you can tell I don't take things seriously.

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                  Posted: May 19, 2006, 5:19 pm - IP Logged

                  There is no conspiracy. The balls that are drawn are just balls and they don't look at the size of the jackpot or who buys the tickets. If someone picks the right numbers they win. If no one picks the right numbers the jackpot goes up.

                  Ahem...ahem...yep...just that simple.Guitar

                  Well some of us don't believe there is a conspiracy going on behind every closed door. So yes, it can be that simple.

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                    Posted: May 19, 2006, 6:14 pm - IP Logged

                    if it was computer drawn then i would say the conspiracy theory is very valid.however it is ball drawn and that is pretty much tamper proof compared to computer draws.i'm not saying itsn't possible with balls but its a long shot.....

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                      Posted: May 19, 2006, 6:15 pm - IP Logged

                      hot lotto is now computerized and its a mini powerball run by MUSL.so if your talking about hot lotto i would say there is a chance.....