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Top 10 "Reasons" why the Powerball Lottery is a scam...!

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Posted: June 5, 2010, 11:16 am - IP Logged

Don't you find it interesting that everytime MM & PB added a new State the Matrix was increased: but when they cross added States, their was No Matrix Increase...

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    Don't you find it interesting that everytime MM & PB added a new State the Matrix was increased: but when they cross added States, their was No Matrix Increase...

    Before cross selling each game avoided accepting states next to ones already selling their game so when a new state was added its players and those from its surrounding states were added too.

    In Ohio, many Ohioan won PB jackpots before PB was sold locally, they traveled to Indiana, Kentucky and Pennsylvania for tickets. Adding Ohio probably did add some players but Ohio was probably helped more by selling PB tickets than the PB game was and the surrounding states lost those out of state sales by Ohioans.

    I'm sure neither game wants to give the other an advantage by making its game harder to win so they are likely to think hard and long before simply changing the matrix again.  If they do change I look for the prize structure to change too.

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      Posted: June 5, 2010, 6:27 pm - IP Logged

      If you don't like it don't play, but for everyone who does all of that does'nt really matter!! Some of us just play for fun.


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        Posted: June 5, 2010, 7:05 pm - IP Logged

        they are very unfair games,pb,mm.states that are high in population win a lot,whereby lower population states never win.that says something for fairness.i like casinos a lot better,rng helps to win,but have to play pb,mm when can't get to a casino.

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          Posted: June 6, 2010, 12:42 am - IP Logged

          this is i think, a misdirected attack

           

          go atfer  lotto doing instant ticket miss prints, and going sorry, we know it says you won, but you didn't

          go atfer casino's  going oops the slot had a error, you didn't really win

           

          at lest with powerball and mega millions if your ticket matchs the numbers , all 6 of them spot on

          you know you freaking won,

          only thing you can hate about pb and mm is the odds, but we have to have insane odds to offer such a large jackpot

          i don't see why you think their a scam,  their designed this way and their not hiding it

           

          at the end of the day, their are winners, and form the public ones we know about, their all legit, ever day folks,  if a toothless rednack can win the lotto, you can to pal

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            Posted: June 6, 2010, 4:49 am - IP Logged

            this is i think, a misdirected attack

             

            go atfer  lotto doing instant ticket miss prints, and going sorry, we know it says you won, but you didn't

            go atfer casino's  going oops the slot had a error, you didn't really win

             

            at lest with powerball and mega millions if your ticket matchs the numbers , all 6 of them spot on

            you know you freaking won,

            only thing you can hate about pb and mm is the odds, but we have to have insane odds to offer such a large jackpot

            i don't see why you think their a scam,  their designed this way and their not hiding it

             

            at the end of the day, their are winners, and form the public ones we know about, their all legit, ever day folks,  if a toothless rednack can win the lotto, you can to pal

            I Agree!Wink

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              Posted: June 6, 2010, 1:30 pm - IP Logged

              this is i think, a misdirected attack

               

              go atfer  lotto doing instant ticket miss prints, and going sorry, we know it says you won, but you didn't

              go atfer casino's  going oops the slot had a error, you didn't really win

               

              at lest with powerball and mega millions if your ticket matchs the numbers , all 6 of them spot on

              you know you freaking won,

              only thing you can hate about pb and mm is the odds, but we have to have insane odds to offer such a large jackpot

              i don't see why you think their a scam,  their designed this way and their not hiding it

               

              at the end of the day, their are winners, and form the public ones we know about, their all legit, ever day folks,  if a toothless rednack can win the lotto, you can to pal

              Wow,giving your writing style I'm pretty sure you fit right in with the archetype you so adamantly propose.....

              Now, go back and try to fit round peg into square hole because youve been promoted to the head of the class....

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                Posted: June 6, 2010, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

                Very true,P4P...plus its just another tax on the populace.....most people fail to realize that if we had a strong jobs base whereby tax revenue could be collected the lottos wouldn't even exist today....the Govt. found out long ago just like with the cigarette industry that once you addict someone you have a constant stream of revenue...and Ive yet to hear an addict complain about thier addiction....

                Our government is extremely corrupt and the taxes on lottery winnings doesn't even scratch the surface.  

                I don't play pick 3, 4 or scratch offs because I have no interest in the small payouts and winning a few hundred, few thousand, or even a few hundred thousand dollars would not be a life changing event for me.  I invest/play the stock market because the odds of making money are so much better and Mr. Market has been really good to me.  Wink

                I spend $1-5 (depending on the jackpot amount) on each PB and MM drawing.  I know what the odds are and that I will probably never win.  But one could always dream, and thats essentially what I am doing, buying a dream.  Anyone who thinks of the lottery as their retirement plan is a fool.

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                  Posted: June 9, 2010, 2:24 am - IP Logged

                  Before cross selling each game avoided accepting states next to ones already selling their game so when a new state was added its players and those from its surrounding states were added too.

                  In Ohio, many Ohioan won PB jackpots before PB was sold locally, they traveled to Indiana, Kentucky and Pennsylvania for tickets. Adding Ohio probably did add some players but Ohio was probably helped more by selling PB tickets than the PB game was and the surrounding states lost those out of state sales by Ohioans.

                  I'm sure neither game wants to give the other an advantage by making its game harder to win so they are likely to think hard and long before simply changing the matrix again.  If they do change I look for the prize structure to change too.

                  "Before cross selling each game avoided accepting states next to ones already selling their game so when a new state was added its players and those from its surrounding states were added too".

                   

                  RJOH, (the above statement is very informative .......)

                  So this is why before the cross selling began , MM & PB would increased their starting jackpot and would change the matrix?

                  (I think this was mentioned somewhere before, but I can't find it....)

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                    Posted: June 9, 2010, 1:39 pm - IP Logged

                    "Before cross selling each game avoided accepting states next to ones already selling their game so when a new state was added its players and those from its surrounding states were added too".

                     

                    RJOH, (the above statement is very informative .......)

                    So this is why before the cross selling began , MM & PB would increased their starting jackpot and would change the matrix?

                    (I think this was mentioned somewhere before, but I can't find it....)

                    So this is why before the cross selling began , MM & PB would increased their starting jackpot and would change the matrix?

                    That's my opinion because Ohioans have been winning PB jackpots since it's been available in neighboring states.  Adding Ohio probably didn't add much more sales than neighboring PB states lost in sales from Ohioans.  If that proves not to be the case then PB may change their game in the future.

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                      Posted: June 9, 2010, 1:43 pm - IP Logged

                      Sour grapes; however I do believe that the lottery needs to be reformed to better the odds.  If you won the jackpot you would not have made this post.


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                        im sorry crow but like everyone else here im going to have to highly disagree with you.  seems like the only real argument u  have here is the odds.  and like someone else asked you, and you still havent anwsered the question,  what should the odds be when millions of dollars are at stake?  1 in 1000???  now here is my real question,  what inspired you to post this?  especially here on a lottery website?  how much money have you blown won this scam?


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                          im sorry crow but like everyone else here im going to have to highly disagree with you.  seems like the only real argument u  have here is the odds.  and like someone else asked you, and you still havent anwsered the question,  what should the odds be when millions of dollars are at stake?  1 in 1000???  now here is my real question,  what inspired you to post this?  especially here on a lottery website?  how much money have you blown won this scam?

                          Did you read ALL 10 of my reasons?

                          "SHOULD" the state Govt get to borrow out of the state PB fund? I mean this is unethical is it not? What if the state borrowed out of your state income taxes and decided to pay back in thier own due time?Where is the oversight committe that looks into this abuse?I mean is it ok just because the Govt. is the one doing it?Where is the accountability?

                          Are you REALLY REALLY REALLY sure you can projection model with a 1% value and be accurate like the lotto does?

                          Have you not noticed how the "ODDS" have "INCREASED" to 195 million +..?

                          Youve known from the thousands of my posts that my interests lie in pick 3 where I crunch all my data...Ive found it impossible to crunch data on 195+ million combinations..

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                            Youve known from the thousands of my posts that my interests lie in pick 3 where I crunch all my data...Ive found it impossible to crunch data on 195+ million combinations..

                            Pick3 only has a 1000 possible combinations and 220 possible box combinations and the most you're going to win with a dollar is $500.  You aren't thinking that winning $200M+ should have the same odds and take about the same amount of effort, are you?  If so, do you think you would be the only player buying all 1000 possible combinations?

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                              Did you read ALL 10 of my reasons?

                              "SHOULD" the state Govt get to borrow out of the state PB fund? I mean this is unethical is it not? What if the state borrowed out of your state income taxes and decided to pay back in thier own due time?Where is the oversight committe that looks into this abuse?I mean is it ok just because the Govt. is the one doing it?Where is the accountability?

                              Are you REALLY REALLY REALLY sure you can projection model with a 1% value and be accurate like the lotto does?

                              Have you not noticed how the "ODDS" have "INCREASED" to 195 million +..?

                              Youve known from the thousands of my posts that my interests lie in pick 3 where I crunch all my data...Ive found it impossible to crunch data on 195+ million combinations..

                              yea you are right, the government should not be able to just take money as they please. but hey its the government, there isnt anything we can do about that.  I understand everything you are saying I just dont think that pb or mm is a scam.  the reality of it is that u can make a $1 investment and become filthy freakin rich!!!  No scam there in my eyes.