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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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Posted: March 12, 2009, 6:23 pm - IP Logged

I play to win the jackpot too, but every time I've matched 4 for $70 I've felt good.  After the last drawing I checked the combinations I rejected and saw I missed a chance to match 4 a couple of times.  I rejected some combinations that were within the parameters I set for my program to pick, but I had a hunch they wouldn't win the jackpot so I rejected them.  I was right but winning $70 would have been nicer than the nothing I won with 22 lines.

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    Posted: March 13, 2009, 1:51 am - IP Logged

    I play to win the jackpot too, but every time I've matched 4 for $70 I've felt good.  After the last drawing I checked the combinations I rejected and saw I missed a chance to match 4 a couple of times.  I rejected some combinations that were within the parameters I set for my program to pick, but I had a hunch they wouldn't win the jackpot so I rejected them.  I was right but winning $70 would have been nicer than the nothing I won with 22 lines.

    I guess you're right.

     

    I spent $53 dollars and only matched 3 numbers ($2).  Maybe my luck will be better next time.

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      Posted: March 14, 2009, 6:08 am - IP Logged

      I've been playing MegaMillions but after it was hit Tuesday night, Classic Lotto at $15M with better odds seem like a better deal so I played 20 lines and matched 3 and 4 for $72.  I'll be skipping MegaMillions this Friday and putting my money on CL again Saturday.

      If the same deal existed in Michigan, I wouldn't drive up there to get tickets but then I live in mid Ohio about 70 miles south of Toledo.   I use to drive up to play BigGame before MegaMillions came to Ohio.

      Looks like Classic Lotto at $16.2M will continue to have a bigger jackpot with better odds than MegaMillions for a couple of more drawings.

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        Posted: March 14, 2009, 2:13 pm - IP Logged

        Rjoh-

         

        Do u play $20 worth of lines for every jackpot gm? I would fill out betslips if i were u!

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          Posted: March 14, 2009, 2:58 pm - IP Logged

          Rjoh-

           

          Do u play $20 worth of lines for every jackpot gm? I would fill out betslips if i were u!

          It depends on how I feel, the number of lines my program can create within the parameters I set and etc.  Since I pick my own combinations, I always make out play slips.

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            Posted: March 19, 2009, 1:40 am - IP Logged

            RJOh, Jackpot is now $17 million.  I'm prepared to head to Ohio this Friday.  Good luck to you and me.

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              Posted: March 19, 2009, 3:23 am - IP Logged

              With those two match 4 hits a week or two ago, I thought I was on track to do better than I did 10 years ago when I matched 5 for $1500 in the Super Lotto but I've been lucky to match 3 since then.  I plan to continue playing until it's won.  Good luck if you play.

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                Posted: March 19, 2009, 3:48 am - IP Logged

                With those two match 4 hits a week or two ago, I thought I was on track to do better than I did 10 years ago when I matched 5 for $1500 in the Super Lotto but I've been lucky to match 3 since then.  I plan to continue playing until it's won.  Good luck if you play.

                I think you shouldn't be pessimistic.  MATCH 6 YO!!!  That's $404,000 for 30 years after taxes!!!!!!!  Oh the dreams!!!

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                  Posted: March 20, 2009, 5:16 am - IP Logged

                  I think you shouldn't be pessimistic.  MATCH 6 YO!!!  That's $404,000 for 30 years after taxes!!!!!!!  Oh the dreams!!!

                  Yes, the way Ohio figures the cash value of its Classic Lotto jackpot compared to how it's figured for the MegaMillion games does make its annuity payouts look more attractive than it would otherwise.

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                    Posted: March 22, 2009, 4:18 pm - IP Logged

                    The jackpots continue to grow so I'm playing Classic Lotto one more time before switching back to MegaMillions.  Now that MegaMillions has gone a couple of drawings without a win, it's looking better.

                    Besides, the best I've done lately with CL is a match 3 in 20 lines for $2.  The odds of a $2 win with MM are better.

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                      Posted: April 13, 2009, 1:14 pm - IP Logged

                      The jackpot is still climbing, are you still making the road trips?

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                        Posted: April 13, 2009, 10:11 pm - IP Logged

                        Yeah, I'm planning another road trip soon.  Probably next week. The jackpot is ridiculous!

                         

                        I have a feeling that I'm going to win and the road trip is going to be worth it.


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                          Posted: April 14, 2009, 11:26 pm - IP Logged

                          Yeah, I'm planning another road trip soon.  Probably next week. The jackpot is ridiculous!

                           

                          I have a feeling that I'm going to win and the road trip is going to be worth it.

                          I had a similar feeling about Texas a month or so ago when two of their state games had unusually high jackpots, and made two drives to Texas (one specifically to buy tickets, which I knew was insane when I did it, the other in conjunction with a trip to a town close to the Texas border) and won zilch, alas.  I did have "that feeling" and would have regretted it and felt bad if I hadn't given it a good shot.  So I don't blame you for giving a good try.

                          In about a month, work will take me to Ohio for a few days, and I'm hoping that the streak of non-winning continues till then so I can buy some Ohio classic lotto tickets and win!  (no bad wishes for you specifically, you understand! Big Smile  )


                          Till then, I'll keep checking the Ohio Lottery webpage periodically and hoping!

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                            Posted: April 15, 2009, 2:10 am - IP Logged

                            I'm always playing Ohio and Indiana Lottery. I always ignore the Illinois lotto. 

                             

                            When I visited Texas, I bought 2 mega millions and one of their other games ( you had to pick 3 numbers and a mega ball).  My suitcase got stolen and I never know if I won anything :(

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                              Posted: April 29, 2009, 7:53 pm - IP Logged

                              Just bought some more. Good luck to both of us.