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What does the odds of winning MM/PB mean to you?

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Posted: June 1, 2007, 1:50 pm - IP Logged

With odds of 1 in over 140,000,000 to win Megamillions or Powerball, what does those odds mean to you?

 For me, it means

- Whenever I pick numbers that are perfect, they will draw some ugly combinations that makes no sense.

- If I picked my own numbers, it takes weeks to win.

- Winning $100 once in 3 years.

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    Posted: June 1, 2007, 3:02 pm - IP Logged

    Winning the Jackpot is: All Luck!

    A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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      Posted: June 1, 2007, 5:46 pm - IP Logged

      I'm with Raven.

       

       

      Wanna win MegaMillions?.....Pick the number I'm thinking of between 1 and 176,000,000 Hyper

       

      Good Luck Everyone  Cheers

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        Posted: June 1, 2007, 5:51 pm - IP Logged

        I'm with Raven.

         

         

        Wanna win MegaMillions?.....Pick the number I'm thinking of between 1 and 176,000,000 Hyper

         

        Good Luck Everyone  Cheers

        Is the number you are thinking 999,999? Sulk Off

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          Posted: June 1, 2007, 6:10 pm - IP Logged

          I'm with Raven.

           

           

          Wanna win MegaMillions?.....Pick the number I'm thinking of between 1 and 176,000,000 Hyper

           

          Good Luck Everyone  Cheers

          If you have an index program for MegaMillions then you can turn that number between 1 and 175,711,536 into a MegaMillions combination.  If it doesn't have the right bonus number there still a 1:45 chance it could match 5+0 for $250K.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: June 1, 2007, 6:10 pm - IP Logged

            I agree with Raven.  Luck, luck, and more luck! Maybe there is a pattern to a pick-3 or pick-4 game, but when the odds are over 1 in 100 million, it has to be luck.  That being said, maybe just being in the right place at the right time is a better term since obviously Jack Whittaker and other winners haven't been very lucky.   

            I wrote on another thread today that the current USA population is estimated to be 301 million.  So when you think of that, imagine what the odds of a single person in the whole country picking a combination of numbers with odds of 1 in 146 million.

            Still, you've got to buy a ticket and play to win! 

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              I agree with Raven.  Luck, luck, and more luck! Maybe there is a pattern to a pick-3 or pick-4 game, but when the odds are over 1 in 100 million, it has to be luck.  That being said, maybe just being in the right place at the right time is a better term since obviously Jack Whittaker and other winners haven't been very lucky.   

              I wrote on another thread today that the current USA population is estimated to be 301 million.  So when you think of that, imagine what the odds of a single person in the whole country picking a combination of numbers with odds of 1 in 146 million.

              Still, you've got to buy a ticket and play to win! 

              I Agree!

              The odds mean nothing to me.

              I buy a couple quick picks and if it is my lucky day.

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                Posted: June 2, 2007, 7:55 am - IP Logged

                I do not concern myself with the odds of winning Powerball.  I want the money they have so I play my dollar and hopefully I win but more than likely I will lose.-weshar75

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                  Posted: June 2, 2007, 6:42 pm - IP Logged

                  The odds meant nothing to these folks! Looks like they threw them out the window!

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sysw8V7ZuDA

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                    Posted: June 2, 2007, 6:52 pm - IP Logged

                    With odds of 1 in over 140,000,000 to win Megamillions or Powerball, what does those odds mean to you?

                     For me, it means

                    - Whenever I pick numbers that are perfect, they will draw some ugly combinations that makes no sense.

                    - If I picked my own numbers, it takes weeks to win.

                    - Winning $100 once in 3 years.

                    When it comes to jp games, the odds mean nothing to me....because you know someone will beat those odds and win the jackpot.  That's guaranteed.  And each line that's picked has an equal chance of being the line drawn. The only thing you know is that you can't win it if you don't spend at least a buck on it.

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                      Posted: June 3, 2007, 10:30 am - IP Logged

                      12, 487,132  Sorry.Banana

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                        Posted: June 4, 2007, 1:18 pm - IP Logged

                        The odds meant nothing to these folks! Looks like they threw them out the window!

                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sysw8V7ZuDA

                        Did you watch the video "How to win the Lottery with 100 numbers"?

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                          Posted: June 5, 2007, 6:26 pm - IP Logged

                          In answer to the question, I keep matters simple. Odds are 50/50 chance that I'll win. What I win is a matter of the draw. If I dont win, at least there was an attempt taken.

                          To truly consider the odds I often picture one grain of taupe colored sand being mixed in with a beach off the florida shoreline. One cannot truly find that one grain and do so in the short time frame each week.

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                            Posted: June 6, 2007, 10:19 am - IP Logged

                            Did you watch the video "How to win the Lottery with 100 numbers"?

                            Yes,Stack I did,haha. I shouldn't have but I just kept cracking up at the way he said the number 13!  It's sort of an interesting method,as a matter of fact I am trying to figure out how to use it now for P3.

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                              Posted: June 7, 2007, 2:44 pm - IP Logged

                              Yes,Stack I did,haha. I shouldn't have but I just kept cracking up at the way he said the number 13!  It's sort of an interesting method,as a matter of fact I am trying to figure out how to use it now for P3.

                              I was cracking up when he said "multiply the 2 and the 12 and then said 2 + 12 is 14". The funniest was his second example after he realized his last number was too high and he drew a line through all the numbers. lol