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Lets get a better understanding of what actually wins! Mega Millions

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Quick Pick with one line ONLY on ticket [ 3 ]  [15.79%]
Quick Pick Tickets with a two lines ONLY on ticket [ 1 ]  [5.26%]
Quick Pick with three lines ONLY on ticket [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Quick Pick with four lines ONLY on ticket [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Quick Pick with five lines ONLY on ticket [ 8 ]  [42.11%]
Own numbers played on one ticket without Q.Picks [ 7 ]  [36.84%]
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Posted: March 13, 2010, 1:08 am - IP Logged

First post is for Powerball - This one is for Mega Millions

 

Hello fellow Lottery Post members,

 

I posted the above poll to see if fellow posters can help shed some light on the poll.  This information has always bothered me - Is it better to buy single tickets with one line each - or is there any correlation between the timing mechanism in the lottery machine and the number it generates that makes the "randomness" and combination of the numbers any "more likely" if any correlation can be found.

 

Although we all know it has to do with the numbers picked - there may be a correlation here if enough people can comment on their past experiences.

Also, some state lotteries offer things such as buy 5 quick pick ON THE SAME TICKET and get one free or some sort of promotion.  I know that the only reason that is done is to get the person who is willing to purchase one or two quick picks to put in the extra money to get a few more - which will raise the lottery revenue.  However, it wouldnt surprise me if the lottery retailer does this becuase they know that 5 lines of Quick Pick on the same ticket RARELY generates winning combinations.  Or else why would they limit such and mandate that all be on 1 ticket.  If they really wanted to stick to revenue then they wouldnt need to mandate that it should all be on one ticket - but instead all ordered at the same time.  I hope everyone understands my point.

Please help out here.  Hopefully it will be a successful post that will lead in one direction which may be a correlation.

    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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    Posted: March 13, 2010, 11:41 am - IP Logged

    All my winnings have been with my own numbers because I only play numbers I pick.  I remember reading an article about commonality of MegaMillions winning numbers which might be of interest to you but I've forgotten where I saw it.

    Ohio has never had a promotion to give away free MM tickets, the jackpot has always been promotion enough but they do offer the option of playing the "kicker" game which can only be played if you buy a MM ticket with 1-5 lines.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: March 13, 2010, 11:44 am - IP Logged

      All my winnings have been computer picks with 5 lines (& a kicker) on each ticket.  Got a 3+mega ball a couple weeks ago...that was nice.  :)

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        Posted: March 13, 2010, 3:26 pm - IP Logged

        First post is for Powerball - This one is for Mega Millions

         

        Hello fellow Lottery Post members,

         

        I posted the above poll to see if fellow posters can help shed some light on the poll.  This information has always bothered me - Is it better to buy single tickets with one line each - or is there any correlation between the timing mechanism in the lottery machine and the number it generates that makes the "randomness" and combination of the numbers any "more likely" if any correlation can be found.

         

        Although we all know it has to do with the numbers picked - there may be a correlation here if enough people can comment on their past experiences.

        Also, some state lotteries offer things such as buy 5 quick pick ON THE SAME TICKET and get one free or some sort of promotion.  I know that the only reason that is done is to get the person who is willing to purchase one or two quick picks to put in the extra money to get a few more - which will raise the lottery revenue.  However, it wouldnt surprise me if the lottery retailer does this becuase they know that 5 lines of Quick Pick on the same ticket RARELY generates winning combinations.  Or else why would they limit such and mandate that all be on 1 ticket.  If they really wanted to stick to revenue then they wouldnt need to mandate that it should all be on one ticket - but instead all ordered at the same time.  I hope everyone understands my point.

        Please help out here.  Hopefully it will be a successful post that will lead in one direction which may be a correlation.

        I believe you are reading too much into it. 

         

        They don't believe there is a difference between buing 5 plays on one ticket, and 3 plays on one and 2 on another.   Why not just do it the easiest way?

          ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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          Posted: March 14, 2010, 12:23 am - IP Logged

          My answer can go for both of your threads this one and the powerball one, but I've won more when I've chosen my own numbers and they have had muiltiple lines. Usually, three or four lines. However, I don't think how many lines I play has any bearing on if I win or not.

          "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."