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how often do you play powerball/mega millions in your state?

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how often do you play powerball/mega millions in your state?

every draw [ 22 ]  [53.66%]
once a week [ 2 ]  [4.88%]
once every couple weeks [ 1 ]  [2.44%]
once a month [ 2 ]  [4.88%]
once every few months [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
twice a year [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
once a year [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
depends on the jackpot [ 8 ]  [19.51%]
never [ 5 ]  [12.20%]
other [ 1 ]  [2.44%]
Total Valid Votes [ 41 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 0 ]  
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Posted: May 28, 2007, 8:39 am - IP Logged

how often do you play powerball/mega millions in your state?

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    Posted: May 28, 2007, 8:42 am - IP Logged

    Never.  I have enough work everyday trying to nail down the P3.

    Good Luck!

    Stavros

     

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      Sunny California
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      Posted: May 28, 2007, 10:09 am - IP Logged

      Not anymore. Played MM a few times but gave up. Too difficult. Disapprove

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        Posted: May 28, 2007, 12:38 pm - IP Logged

        Never.  IMHO they are the worst lottery games offered by anyone.

        Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).


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          Posted: May 28, 2007, 12:43 pm - IP Logged

          Never... and will never.

          Keep it simple 

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            Posted: May 28, 2007, 1:06 pm - IP Logged

            Every draw Lottomike. I'm so addicted. But on some nights there's just not any spare money to play. Not so often, but it happens. And I hate to do this again, but the GAS prices are forcing me to budget everything I do these days. I hate the gas companies now. Plain and simple.

            voir-vous dans mes reves!Cool

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              Posted: May 28, 2007, 1:14 pm - IP Logged

              We don't have PB or MM in this state, but I'm answering as if we did. I agree with Rick.  If they ever added PB or MM, I doubt if I'd play it. If I haven't won the FL Lottery or the MegaMoney game with much better odds, why would I want to play a game in which I am less likely to hit?

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                Posted: May 28, 2007, 1:31 pm - IP Logged

                Never.  IMHO they are the worst lottery games offered by anyone.

                This doesn't have anything to do with the question but I'm always wondering what IMHO stands for. For the life of me I can't figure it out and when I hear the answer,  I won't be able to believe what a dunce I was. Can anyone translate? Crazy  Thanks!

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                  Posted: May 28, 2007, 1:39 pm - IP Logged

                  This doesn't have anything to do with the question but I'm always wondering what IMHO stands for. For the life of me I can't figure it out and when I hear the answer,  I won't be able to believe what a dunce I was. Can anyone translate? Crazy  Thanks!

                  In my humble opinion

                  love to nibble those micey feet.

                   

                                               

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                    Posted: May 28, 2007, 2:07 pm - IP Logged

                    We have a friend that just couldn't wait for California to become part of MM. If you remember there was a news headline:

                    Calif. to join MM - possible $500,000,000 jackpots

                    Well, we haven't seen$400,000,000 yet, and and now that same friend meows and moans every time a Californian hits the MM. Not to mention the exapnded matrix, top and bottom.

                    I play it but not all the time.

                    You must can't convince people that MM (and PB) are actually two lottos in one.

                    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                    Lep

                    There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                      Posted: May 28, 2007, 2:24 pm - IP Logged

                      We don't have PB or MM in this state, but I'm answering as if we did. I agree with Rick.  If they ever added PB or MM, I doubt if I'd play it. If I haven't won the FL Lottery or the MegaMoney game with much better odds, why would I want to play a game in which I am less likely to hit?

                      Actually your odds of a hit (but not winning the jackpot) would with be better with PB or MM

                      In Ohio we have MegaMillions with 175M possible combinations and Classic Lotto with 14M possible combinations so you would think Classic Lotto with better odds of winning the jackpot would be more popular but the overall odds of winning something ($2 or more) playing MM are 1:40 and 1:54 for Classic Lotto so MM attracts more players.

                      I suspect the same thing would happen in Florida if Florida Lotto with 23M possible combinations and overall odds of winning something of 1:67 had to complete with either PB or MM.  The odds of winning somethings usually attract more players than the odds of winning the jackpot because most players like to win something even if it's not the jackpot.

                       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         
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                        Posted: May 28, 2007, 2:35 pm - IP Logged

                        i voted every draw because i havent missed a tennessee powerball drawing since 2005...

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                          Posted: May 28, 2007, 2:45 pm - IP Logged

                          In my humble opinion

                                  Thanks,kitty! Appreciate it! I would have never guessed.

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                            Posted: May 28, 2007, 3:27 pm - IP Logged

                            <Moved to Jackpot Games forum>

                            Please post in the appropriate forum ... thank you.

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                              Posted: May 28, 2007, 3:30 pm - IP Logged

                              Actually your odds of a hit (but not winning the jackpot) would with be better with PB or MM

                              In Ohio we have MegaMillions with 175M possible combinations and Classic Lotto with 14M possible combinations so you would think Classic Lotto with better odds of winning the jackpot would be more popular but the overall odds of winning something ($2 or more) playing MM are 1:40 and 1:54 for Classic Lotto so MM attracts more players.

                              I suspect the same thing would happen in Florida if Florida Lotto with 23M possible combinations and overall odds of winning something of 1:67 had to complete with either PB or MM.  The odds of winning somethings usually attract more players than the odds of winning the jackpot because most players like to win something even if it's not the jackpot.

                              I agree...MegaMillions outsells IL 6/49 lotto by far.

                              Your response is exactly why I consider it a sucker game.  It's appealing to people who want to win their buck back at 30/1 odds.

                              The average player doesn't pay any attention to odds-to-payout ratios and gleefully buys scratch-off tickets that offer a grand prize of $10,000 with odds of 2 million/1 of hitting it just because they have a 4/1 chance of getting a free ticket.

                              Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).