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Powerball and mega Millions

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Will either one reach $400 Million this year?

Yes [ 6 ]  [33.33%]
No [ 8 ]  [44.44%]
Yes with Multiple winners [ 2 ]  [11.11%]
Yes with One winner [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
No [ 1 ]  [5.56%]
Never [ 1 ]  [5.56%]
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Elkins,WV
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Posted: May 9, 2010, 9:36 pm - IP Logged

I think one will because of such a long dry spell with neither cracking 300 million, were due a dry spell.

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    Posted: May 10, 2010, 11:51 pm - IP Logged

    It's a paradox. Sice both games are now in many states there are a lot more people playing, which increases the jackpots. But with that more people playing, it's more likely the jackpots are more likely to get hit than with less people playing.

    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: May 11, 2010, 1:15 am - IP Logged

      It will happen this year...

      It's only a matter of time..........It will happen, this year.

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        Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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        Posted: May 12, 2010, 5:20 am - IP Logged

        I think one will because of such a long dry spell with neither cracking 300 million, were due a dry spell.

        It'd be nice but I kinda doubt it. When it gets up around 200 people start coming out of the woodwork to play. If it went to 300 or 400 even big cheapskates like tiggs would be doubling their ticket purchases (In tiggs' case that would bring it up to two dollars worth).


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

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          Posted: May 12, 2010, 6:05 am - IP Logged

          I think we're lucky to see it reach 300M again.  I'm not a mathematician but the odds are against it with so many states now featuring both jackpots.

          More states = more people = less chances to win & less chances to reach that amount.

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            Posted: May 12, 2010, 4:20 pm - IP Logged

            It's a paradox. Sice both games are now in many states there are a lot more people playing, which increases the jackpots. But with that more people playing, it's more likely the jackpots are more likely to get hit than with less people playing.

            Coin toss, i agree with you 100%.  When the news was first announced that they were joining forces, many players predicted that with more people playing the jackpot would be won sooner. Anyway a national lottery is in the works, and we are going to be the envy of many countries around the world when the usa have half billion jackpots.  I feel great about mega millions and powerball now, the jackpots go up sooner which makes it great for a cheap player like me to play for $1.  My only wish is that they create a national lottery and leave the odds bet. 175-195 millions for a $1 play.  If it goes to to $2 i would still play 1 line per drawing. But i will tell you one thing, more than 2 dollars per drawing is insane if they would not offer more lines.  I can't wait.