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I love big jack-pots

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BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI
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Posted: August 5, 2006, 4:27 pm - IP Logged

during big jack pot runs every one comes out of the wood work.

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    Posted: August 5, 2006, 6:02 pm - IP Logged

    Believe it or not, some LP members have posted they never play the jackpot games, they prefer playing to win $50 with odds of 1:220 in a pick3 game than playing to win $5M+ with odds of 1:15M  in a state game or $50M+ with odds of 1:135M in one of the multi-state games.

    I prefer the jackpot games because it's a lot easier to earn $50 by working than it is to win it in a pick3 game while it's a lot easier to win $50M+ in a jackpot game than it is to earn it by working.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: August 5, 2006, 6:10 pm - IP Logged

      Believe it or not, some LP members have posted they never play the jackpot games, they prefer playing to win $50 with odds of 1:220 in a pick3 game than playing to win $5M+ with odds of 1:15M  in a state game or $50M+ with odds of 1:135M in one of the multi-state games.

      I prefer the jackpot games because it's a lot easier to earn $50 by working than it is to win it in a pick3 game while it's a lot easier to win $50M+ in a jackpot game than it is to earn it by working.

      Hey RJOH,

      So are you saying the odds in winning 50 bucks in a jackpot game is less than 220 to 1, like the p-3?

      Thanx in advance.

      P.S. The reason I ask is, if it does indeed have less odds than 120, then I'm playing the wrong game.....LOL

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        Posted: August 5, 2006, 6:11 pm - IP Logged

        The jackpots that I will love are the ones that I am going to win in the future or tonight or next monday or next wednesday or saturday.  You get the picture.-weshar75

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          Posted: August 5, 2006, 6:53 pm - IP Logged

          pacattack05,

          Where did you read "the odds in winning 50 bucks in a jackpot game is less than 220 to 1" in my post?  The reason I ask, I want to know if I am writing what I am thinking.

          For me it's easier to earn $50 by working than it is buying pick3 lottery tickets.  I can earn $50 in two hours but to buy 220 pick3 lottery tickets at 50¢ a play, I would have to work four hours for $110 to win $50.  If I'm going to waste $110/four hours of work on lottery tickets I prefer playing for $5M+ rather than $50.  That doesn't have to make sense to everyone, just to me.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: August 5, 2006, 7:32 pm - IP Logged

            pacattack05,

            Where did you read "the odds in winning 50 bucks in a jackpot game is less than 220 to 1" in my post?  The reason I ask, I want to know if I am writing what I am thinking.

            For me it's easier to earn $50 by working than it is buying pick3 lottery tickets.  I can earn $50 in two hours but to buy 220 pick3 lottery tickets at 50¢ a play, I would have to work four hours for $110 to win $50.  If I'm going to waste $110/four hours of work on lottery tickets I prefer playing for $5M+ rather than $50.  That doesn't have to make sense to everyone, just to me.

            Believe it or not, some LP members have posted they never play the jackpot games, they prefer playing to win $50 with odds of 1:220 in a pick3 game

            Sorry RJOH, I kinda looked at the whole picture, instead of just your last pargraph. I assumed you were making a comparison with the jackpot games and the p-3, as I quoted above, as a primer to your overall belief, and wasn't paying attention to detail.

            I weaved the qoute above with the odds thingy, and was thinking too much. Yes, there is a thing as overload...LOL

            My bad....

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              Posted: August 5, 2006, 9:13 pm - IP Logged

              during big jack pot runs every one comes out of the wood work.

              If any of the P5 games can be considered a jack pot game, then let me weigh in here.

              The reason I play only the P5 games is not because of the odd.  I don't bet odds; I bet numbers.  Nor does the amount of the jack pot mean much until there is more than $100,000 at stake.

              But, IMHO, the amount of work and luck required to win a P5 game or a P3 games is the same. 

              With either game, I will lose more times than I win.  Therefore, when I win I would like to have in my possession enough money to make the win worthwhile.  With the P3 game, when I win I will have enough for dinner at a fine restaurant a few times a month and then the money will be gone.

              If I am going to win, I want the result to do more for me financially than a steak dinner a few times a month.  I WANT IT ALL!!!!!

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                Posted: August 5, 2006, 9:52 pm - IP Logged

                It's quite entertaining to watch people in neighboring PB and MM states scurrying back and forth to whichever state thejackpot is up in.

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                  Posted: August 5, 2006, 11:51 pm - IP Logged

                  Judging by the number of posts I'd say the majority of people at lottery post both play and prefer pick 3/4 games and would be more likely to get a scratch ticket than either a Powerball or Megamillions ticket.

                  That wouldn't describe me but everybody has their own preferences. 

                  For me it's a desire to have enough for a very comfortable retirement. Something pick 3 can't provide. Also I don't feel as bad loosing at a jackpot style game occationally rather than a long grinding loosing streak at pick 3.