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Posted: March 15, 2010, 9:34 pm - IP Logged

Il finally had a 20mil mega winner...it only took about 2 1/2 to three yrs.  I posted a topic about states and thier population and lookie lookie...CA and NY have been racking up along with a few other states. I would just like to see it spead around a bit more...I wonder if we the ppl of IL were to boycott the MM would we see a more equal jp spread...I know stay positive...but I'm done giving my MM money to CA and NY...powerball is the game for me until I see a pattern there...If you live in IL or any other state that has yet to see a jp in a year or more join me in a big SCREW U MM BOYCOTT...

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    Posted: March 15, 2010, 9:37 pm - IP Logged

    are you serious?No No

         $Group Hug$

         FOR THE WIN!

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      Posted: March 15, 2010, 9:47 pm - IP Logged

      I posted a topic about large states and their playing population and how that would affect the number of tickets sold and won and everyone said that would'nt be a factor, besides they would have more winners, but they would also have more losers...but losers dont count...and yes I was joking but hey No No u too...


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        Posted: March 15, 2010, 10:25 pm - IP Logged

        the lottery is the big winner,adding it up every drawing!just think how much our school taxes will go down!

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          Posted: March 16, 2010, 12:22 am - IP Logged

          pretend their no such thing as state lines, or nations

          its simple, the area's with the must people should win must of the time

          as people Love to live in the millions of each other , in only so many miles of each other "city's"
          i know their all crazy!,

          but what can you do, you cant fix stupid

          so they win must of the time as they make up must of the lotto tickets sells

           

          at lest your state sure getting their cut, and If you ever Won

          must of the other states players Are the ones who paid for your jackpot prize!

          get over it, its simple math and logic,  highest pop= highest numbers of sold  tickets=  highest number of winners

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            Posted: March 16, 2010, 1:12 pm - IP Logged

            I posted a topic about large states and their playing population and how that would affect the number of tickets sold and won and everyone said that would'nt be a factor, besides they would have more winners, but they would also have more losers...but losers dont count...and yes I was joking but hey No No u too...

            You obviously haven't read how these multi-states game work.  The participating states contribute 1/3 of the basic ticket sales to the jackpot and keep the rest along with any money paid to play the multipliers to run the game locally.  The only money the states share is the jackpot.  If states didn't make money locally, they wouldn't add these games to their offerings and local folks wouldn't play them if they didn't have a large jackpot.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: March 17, 2010, 2:50 am - IP Logged

              boycott megamillions?  i will not...

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                Posted: March 17, 2010, 4:35 am - IP Logged

                boycott megamillions?  i will not...

                Neither will I. I like to play and I don't think the game is rigged.

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

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                  Posted: March 17, 2010, 11:52 pm - IP Logged

                  Are both games computerized?

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                    Posted: March 19, 2010, 2:14 pm - IP Logged

                    Are both games computerized?

                    research it and get back to us.  Wink

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                      Posted: March 19, 2010, 10:22 pm - IP Logged

                      OH BOY! I'm not boycotting MM but I hardly ever play because I don't like the odds. 

                      How long before you decide to boycott PB too?

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                        Posted: March 24, 2010, 4:21 pm - IP Logged

                        The PB has its oddities too when it comes to counts on which states have won (since 1992). Indiana is the place to be (apparently). And you can't say they've won the most because they've been in it since the beginning as other states who have as well only have as little as a few wins compared to over 30. Indiana seems to fall close to the middle of the population across the U.S. (2006) as well, so I've been at a total loss... but I'd sure like to know why.

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                          Posted: March 24, 2010, 7:40 pm - IP Logged

                          The PB has its oddities too when it comes to counts on which states have won (since 1992). Indiana is the place to be (apparently). And you can't say they've won the most because they've been in it since the beginning as other states who have as well only have as little as a few wins compared to over 30. Indiana seems to fall close to the middle of the population across the U.S. (2006) as well, so I've been at a total loss... but I'd sure like to know why.

                          A lot of players from Ohio have won a PB jackpot in Indiana, in fact two of the largest PB jackpots ever won in Indiana were by a player from Dayton and a group of factory workers from Columbus.  When Ohio start selling PB tickets next month, that won't be happening again same as when Ohio joined MM in '02 cut down on Michigan BigGame winners.

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                            Posted: March 25, 2010, 1:02 pm - IP Logged

                            I don't think there's any state right now tat has MM or PB and no state Pick 6, but it would be interestign if there was one to see the difference in lottery revenue betwen it and a state with both.

                            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: March 25, 2010, 5:23 pm - IP Logged

                              I don't think there's any state right now tat has MM or PB and no state Pick 6, but it would be interestign if there was one to see the difference in lottery revenue betwen it and a state with both.

                              There definitely will be some difference in lottery revenue because before the cross selling started states with a multi-state game attracted players from neighboring states.  Now that most states will be selling both games, revenue from out of state players will cease.  Larger states will probably see an increase in sales while smaller states will see a decrease.

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