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POLL: Jackpot amounts

Topic closed. 35 replies. Last post 7 years ago by Dollar419.

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What amount, if any, would you consider "obscene", for one winner?

No such animal. I want it all. Mine! [ 20 ]  [46.51%]
I'll be the first $500 million winner. [ 4 ]  [9.30%]
I'll the first $1 billion winner [ 3 ]  [6.98%]
Over $100 million [ 4 ]  [9.30%]
Over $50 million [ 1 ]  [2.33%]
Over $25 million [ 1 ]  [2.33%]
Anything over $24, 982, 301.76! [ 2 ]  [4.65%]
Give me a nice quiet $5-10 Million in a Pick 6 [ 6 ]  [13.95%]
Other [ 2 ]  [4.65%]
Total Valid Votes [ 43 ]  
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Posted: April 18, 2010, 10:18 pm - IP Logged

I was talking about this to a coworker that's in our pool and we both agreed that winning hundreds of millions would probably bring a lot of hassle to our lives, and a few million would be fine at our age.

I voted 5-10 mil. That would be enough for me to retire and enjoy the rest of my life without worrying about money.

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    Posted: April 18, 2010, 11:14 pm - IP Logged

    I was talking about this to a coworker that's in our pool and we both agreed that winning hundreds of millions would probably bring a lot of hassle to our lives, and a few million would be fine at our age.

    I voted 5-10 mil. That would be enough for me to retire and enjoy the rest of my life without worrying about money.

    Anytime yer a ready to get rid of the excess give me a call, rcb.

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      Posted: April 18, 2010, 11:21 pm - IP Logged

      Anytime yer a ready to get rid of the excess give me a call, rcb.

      I love helpin' people.

      I gotta win it first ridge. I'm having a little trouble with that part right now. LOL.

      I've been working on different "systems" for the last few years, but I'm starting to think your buddy tiggs is right, it's ALL luck, except maybe the Pick 3 games.

      CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

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        Posted: April 19, 2010, 11:13 am - IP Logged

        I'm obviously gonna play both PB and MM (no fun not playing with those jackpots), but the Ohio Lotto's at 8.1 mil, clear 2.79 mil  after taxes, and that's just super fine with me. Approve 

         

        Plus the odds gotta be somewhat better to win.


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          Posted: April 19, 2010, 11:25 am - IP Logged

          Maybe there's a thread devoted to this elsewhere on here, but curious how many players/LP members would take the annuity payouts with the MM and PB with jackpots being so high?

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            Posted: April 19, 2010, 1:06 pm - IP Logged

            Let me rephrase the question. How much money do you need to earn before you feel that you'll need help from random strangers to spend the money wisely?

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              Posted: April 19, 2010, 1:55 pm - IP Logged

              I gotta win it first ridge. I'm having a little trouble with that part right now. LOL.

              I've been working on different "systems" for the last few years, but I'm starting to think your buddy tiggs is right, it's ALL luck, except maybe the Pick 3 games.

              Even with a system you need a lot of luck to win big.   For the last PowerBall drawing, using my system I reduced my WB pool to 43 numbers and my PB pool to 15 numbers and had all the winning numbers and the best I did with 15 lines was a 0+1 for $3.  I had two 2+0 and with a little luck one or them could have been a 2+1 for $7.  Although I reduced my odds of winning the jackpot from 1:176M to 1:14M, I would have needed a lot of luck to get a 5+1 but I liked those improved odds of doing it using my system.

              My system so far has had all 6 winning numbers only 65% of the time so 35% of the I have no chance of having a 5+1 of even a 5+0, but overall I think my system helps me.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: April 19, 2010, 5:34 pm - IP Logged

                Not knocking anyone who has a 'system', more power to you, but it seems to me the vast majority of all publicized (here and elsewhere) big winners historically simply do 'quick picks.'

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                  Posted: April 19, 2010, 5:44 pm - IP Logged

                  Not knocking anyone who has a 'system', more power to you, but it seems to me the vast majority of all publicized (here and elsewhere) big winners historically simply do 'quick picks.'

                  One with a system should also do QP...just to be on the safe side...I came up with something today for PB and I am sure it will work...it is pretty good based on past results...but unless I can do a full wheel of 24 WB numbers plus the 8 PB numbers...it won't be 100%...nothing is 100%.

                  $1,000,000

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                    Posted: April 19, 2010, 9:34 pm - IP Logged

                    Not knocking anyone who has a 'system', more power to you, but it seems to me the vast majority of all publicized (here and elsewhere) big winners historically simply do 'quick picks.'

                    Not  knocking anyone who play 'quick picks' or 'computer picks', more power to them, but according to PowerBall website :

                    About 70% to 80% of purchases are computer picks. 
                    About 70% to 80% of winners are computer picks.
                    Which means about 70% to 80% of losers are computer picks too.


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                      Posted: April 19, 2010, 9:48 pm - IP Logged

                      Not  knocking anyone who play 'quick picks' or 'computer picks', more power to them, but according to PowerBall website :

                      About 70% to 80% of purchases are computer picks. 
                      About 70% to 80% of winners are computer picks.
                      Which means about 70% to 80% of losers are computer picks too.

                      RJOh, lol, good luck on your system. If you get a big win with it, bully for you. Knock yourself out.

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                        Posted: April 19, 2010, 10:47 pm - IP Logged

                        RJOh, lol, good luck on your system. If you get a big win with it, bully for you. Knock yourself out.

                        I'm not convinced systems are any better than QPs at winning jackpots, it just a matter of preference.  They might be effective when trying to cover a group of numbers and could be the difference between winning a small 0+1 to 2+1 type prizes of $1-$3 and nothing.

                         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                           
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                          Posted: April 19, 2010, 10:57 pm - IP Logged

                          I was talking about this to a coworker that's in our pool and we both agreed that winning hundreds of millions would probably bring a lot of hassle to our lives, and a few million would be fine at our age.

                          I voted 5-10 mil. That would be enough for me to retire and enjoy the rest of my life without worrying about money.

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                            Posted: April 20, 2010, 9:27 am - IP Logged

                            At this point 10 grand would make me happy.

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                              Posted: April 20, 2010, 10:31 am - IP Logged

                              I'd gladly accept the $5-10 MIL on a "regular" six number jackpot. It's actually easier to win, in terms of odds, than the PB or MM game and I play this one as opposed to the multi-state lotteries. Five million should take very good care of anyone with reasonable financial skills. Just my .02

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