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Posted: September 28, 2006, 1:34 am - IP Logged

I hope this isn't the start of a trend. Somebody in Kansas won the $15mil Powerball jackpot, the second in a row. And we know Mega Millions just had it's 3rd winner in 4 draws. I sure hope this isn't the beginning of another winning streak.

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    Posted: September 28, 2006, 1:36 am - IP Logged

    JimmySand9, I will be shocked if PB wins the jackpot for a third straight time. I will also be shocked if both MM and PB win jackpots back to back times in consecutive draws.

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      I would rather back to back wins than them raising the matrix again. I can see it now. Just match 5 of 58 and 1 of 45. I also would not mind winning the $15 million after a record jackpot win by someone else, as that would be about as anonymous as you could get. Personally I could care less how often it is won, or how big it gets. As long as I am the winner of at least one jackpot.

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        I would rather back to back wins than them raising the matrix again. I can see it now. Just match 5 of 58 and 1 of 45. I also would not mind winning the $15 million after a record jackpot win by someone else, as that would be about as anonymous as you could get. Personally I could care less how often it is won, or how big it gets. As long as I am the winner of at least one jackpot.

        I have nothing wrong with smaller jackpots. Heck, I play Cash 5 all the time. But when the prize is so much smaller than the odds to win it, then it's a problem. If Pick-6 Lotto over in Jersey got up to $15mil, woo-hoo, I'm going over the river and getting $10 worth. But if Powerball is $15mil, then it's not nearly as appealing. The shorter the odds, the less I expect the jackpots to be. And if a long odds game like Powerball, or more specifically, Mega Millions, can't deliver as $100mil+ jackpot at least once every 10 draws, then these long odds games aren't getting the job done. I'll just stick with Cash 5 and Match 6, thank you very much.

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          Posted: September 28, 2006, 5:03 am - IP Logged

          It is kind of odd that such games with such high odds have frequent winning streaks, and back to back winners. Most say it is because of increased ticket sales because the jackpot was so high, but how to do explain the $15 million then? Kind of throws the whole odds thing out of the window, in which I am not a firm believer in odds anyway.

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            Posted: September 28, 2006, 7:56 am - IP Logged

            All right, it's about time a PB jackpot under $100 million was won! I was beginning to get the idea it was rigged lol!!

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              Posted: September 28, 2006, 8:12 am - IP Logged

              All right, it's about time a PB jackpot under $100 million was won! I was beginning to get the idea it was rigged lol!!

              I Totally Agree.

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                Posted: September 28, 2006, 9:28 am - IP Logged

                There is just no way the big games can avoid the conspiracy theorist like myself......because now we will just say....."these quick wins are just to throw us off their scent."

                So you see...they just can't win with us.....LOL

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                  Posted: September 28, 2006, 9:36 am - IP Logged

                  I think MM is set for another long streak of low jackpots. It might get interupted by a pot just under 200 million but I doubt it. The MM group however will continue to do nothing about this failure of a game.

                  Powerball might have another good roll towards the end of the year.

                  It's also funny that the 2nd biggest jackpot is a 6/49 game with 24 million in tax-free cash. I remember when Canadians were complaining about the price moving to $2 but given the great prizes for a 6/49 game it would be hard to complain now. 

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                    Posted: September 28, 2006, 9:49 am - IP Logged

                    Every streak must come to an end, and the MMs low jackpot run is no exception.  Mega Millions is ready for an extended jackpot run. 

                    I'm predicting that this new cycle will top $200m.


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                      Posted: September 28, 2006, 9:55 am - IP Logged

                      Every streak must come to an end, and the MMs low jackpot run is no exception.  Mega Millions is ready for an extended jackpot run. 

                      I'm predicting that this new cycle will top $200m.

                      If there is a silver lining to BOTH games having "winning streaks" right now, it's that NY Lotto is low, and growing by only $1 million per rollover. It stinks when NY Lotto is higher than both MM and PB.

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                        Posted: September 28, 2006, 10:30 am - IP Logged

                        Every streak must come to an end, and the MMs low jackpot run is no exception.  Mega Millions is ready for an extended jackpot run. 

                        I'm predicting that this new cycle will top $200m.

                        Here is how MM can get back to it's winning ways.....just go ahead and let Chaos55 through...after that the world is yours for the salivating once again. Doesn't matter to me....$12mil, $20mil or $50mil...that is enough for me....I am not greedy.....just let Chaos55 through and you will be 'right as rain' once again....the hands will be removed from around your throat.....lol

                         

                        Now don't turn up the level of difficulty on me now just because I am calling you out.....be nice to me......if you turn up the level of difficulty on your filters then I am going to be forced to stay beyond the end of October........just let me through and I will call a truce and go away quietly into the night.Cheers

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                          Posted: September 28, 2006, 10:45 am - IP Logged

                          Shane3,

                          Why would either MM or PB let Chaos55 though?  If Chaos55 isn't winning then every time you play Chaos55 you're adding to the jackpot.  They probably would be happier if more people were using a similar system trying to beat the odds.  I know I've added to the jackpot many times using my system.

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                            Posted: September 28, 2006, 11:19 am - IP Logged

                            I think MM and PB continue to win jackpots at big odds is pure luck.

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                              Posted: September 28, 2006, 11:51 am - IP Logged

                              Shane3,

                              Why would either MM or PB let Chaos55 though?  If Chaos55 isn't winning then every time you play Chaos55 you're adding to the jackpot.  They probably would be happier if more people were using a similar system trying to beat the odds.  I know I've added to the jackpot many times using my system.

                              I can tell you with 99.9% certainty that there is only one way for MM or even PB to beat "Chaos55" for the $250,000 prize over a series of 8 to 12 draws......."The X-factor"

                               

                              To illustrate: imagine a set of numbers from 1 to 10. Next on five separate occasion....select 8 or 9 of those numbers each time.  What are the odds of another person who is asked to select one number between 1 to 10....What if they select for five times in a row the only number that you did not draw on each of those five times.........the ONLY way that can be done is with "The X-Factor"....and I'll leave it at that.

                               

                              Your statement does make sense except for the fact that consistent early jackpot giveaways affect the actual amout waged by the public......it affects the psyche.....thus the profiit margin is lower. They absolutely still make money...but not like the frenzy over a $150mill plus jackpot.  No, they would not be happy if more people were betting like me, because Chaos55 is a winning breakeven program.....plus if the jackpot keeps geting hit whenever it is used.....then that is not good for them when it comes to maximizing the profits. Anyway I am sure they were enjoying collecting my dough prior to Chaos55. Chaos55 actually now has a winning margin over total expenditures. However I am still playing catch up to all those early wages I made without a system that were just dumb. I am now about $700 away from breaking even since I started in April/May....If I count just from when I started using Chaos55 then I am a couple thousand ahead of what I have spent with Chaos55. So while not bringing the main prize home to me...I'd still call her successful....so if everyone were breaking even or ahead on their wagers, I seriously doubt they would be happy......so in general you are correct, but it does not apply to Chaos55 since it is now a winning program......it just has not yet made that evolutionary leap to the 2nd prize or an accidental bumping into the Jackpot.