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What Are You Doing Different For The Big Mega-Millions Jackpot?

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Have you adjusted your routine because of the huge Jackpot?

I'm buying an extra ticket [ 3 ]  [5.00%]
I'm buying a few more tickets [ 20 ]  [33.33%]
I'm buying a lot more tickets [ 5 ]  [8.33%]
I'm adding Megaplier [ 6 ]  [10.00%]
I'm skipping Megaplier to buy more tickets [ 1 ]  [1.67%]
I'm joining a pool in addition to my routine [ 2 ]  [3.33%]
I'm maintaining my same strategy - no changes [ 23 ]  [38.33%]
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Posted: March 20, 2011, 11:27 am - IP Logged

How is the big MM Jackpot affecting your play?

Are you adding Self-Picks, Quick-Picks, conducting mysterious rituals?

Please explain.


                                             
                     
                                         

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   

"The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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    Posted: March 20, 2011, 11:40 am - IP Logged

    How is the big MM Jackpot affecting your play?

    Are you adding Self-Picks, Quick-Picks, conducting mysterious rituals?

    Please explain.

    That dollar and a dream thing just took a hike. LOL.

    I usually buy 1 line with the megaplier. This time 5 lines with the megaplier.

    At work I buy tics for a pool of 10 people for either PB or MM, whichever is highest. 10 lines each drawing. We're lucky to win a couple bucks here and there though we did win $100 on PB in January.

    Ridge, what exactly is a Booga-Booga dance? Is it like clog dancing? And by the way, what exactly is clog dancing? Is it dancing to clear a clog in a drain?

    CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

    A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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      Posted: March 20, 2011, 11:47 am - IP Logged

      Keeping the same strateegery!  I'm sticking with the same Megaball on all the tix, and it is always less than $5 I spend on the long shot that it is.

      We've had many discussions on the odds,  but long story short....................ya gotta be in it to win it.

      I also start chanting "winner winner chiken dinner, winner winner chiken dinner, winner winner chiken dinner"...repeat...repeat during the draw.

      Me like yard bird long time!

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        Posted: March 20, 2011, 12:30 pm - IP Logged

        I fired the housekeeper , chef and gardener, will be buying extra tickets with the money saved, and when I become a millionaire I'll hire them back,

        just kidding , my same old routine will be applied.

        am going to copy off Ridge this week.Blue Angel

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          Posted: March 20, 2011, 1:38 pm - IP Logged

          pretty much the same as always lol

          did win a whopping $7 off the MM drawing friday night - and all the other numbers were just one off (isnt that always the case LMAO)

          hoping that one off is getting me one closer to the big win hehehehe

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            Posted: March 20, 2011, 2:35 pm - IP Logged

            Mega Millions is my game.  It's the only one I play every draw.  I play my numbers regardless of the jackpot amount.  If the jackpot becomes obese (near or over 300) I play my regular numbers, and add another set of my numbers and a quick pick.

            I use the same three-ticket play at that level with Powerball and when Lotto Texas goes high (30 million).

            This isn't quite at the level at which I get extra tickets, but if it rolls I'll definitely have three for Friday.  If someone (other than me) wins, I'll still have my regular numbers Friday.

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              Posted: March 20, 2011, 4:43 pm - IP Logged

              Not changing anything really.  My original plan was to buy a QP at one gas station and a 2nd QP at a different one then buy two more tickets altering/mix the numbers from the first two tickets a bit.  Depends if I have time.

              That ticket I redeemed and thought I won $3 turned out to be a $12 winner because of the MegaPlier.  Neat but I still only bought one ticket in exchange today.  We'll see how I feel about buying more tickets in the next two days.  Dont wanna go nuts here.

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                Posted: March 20, 2011, 5:00 pm - IP Logged

                That dollar and a dream thing just took a hike. LOL.

                I usually buy 1 line with the megaplier. This time 5 lines with the megaplier.

                At work I buy tics for a pool of 10 people for either PB or MM, whichever is highest. 10 lines each drawing. We're lucky to win a couple bucks here and there though we did win $100 on PB in January.

                Ridge, what exactly is a Booga-Booga dance? Is it like clog dancing? And by the way, what exactly is clog dancing? Is it dancing to clear a clog in a drain?

                The Booga-Booga is a dance I invented many years ago while in the magical and mystical trance of an alcohol induced stupor.

                It never quite caught on.

                 

                You know what blood clots are?

                Well down here we call them blood clogs. Clog dancin busts up the blood clogs in your legs.

                Least ways that's what I think.


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

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                  Posted: March 20, 2011, 6:00 pm - IP Logged

                  Aside from washing my lucky drawers and watching a marathon showing of "How The Lottery Changed My Life" on TLC, I am doing my usual purchase of a few extra QPs.  I already have "my numbers" played through a subscription so I will just let lady luck shine on me with the random QPs...and if I feel a particular hunch about a certain string of 6 numbers I might play those as well. 

                  Oh and the cool thing about the marathon showing of HTLCML on TLC is that I was watching with my wife laying on the bed we have downstairs....I know she could hear the program, so I just want to soften her up so that when I win, it won't be a huge surprise to her that I actually play the lottery even though she is dead set against playing of the lottery.  I bet she won't be dead set against us using any of the lottery winnings to purchase her a new car, a new house and anything else she would have toiled at some minimum wage job to obtain....eventually!!!  Christians.....uggghhhhhhhh!  And before you fundamentalist Christians try to stick me with the sword of the Bible, I too consider myself a Christian....who just happens to like to religiously play the lottery.  I still save hundreds of dollars every month into my retirement accounts and have a nice emergency fund, so I am not looking to win the lottery to finance my retirement.  But if and when I do win, oh how much earlier and sweeter that retirement will be!  Praise the Lord!!!!HyperLep  Oh and a little luck of the Irish won't hurt!!!Party  BTW did anyone see that UFC 128 fight last night?  Awesome...when I win, I will be cage side for those fights!!!  Oh and walking along watching Tiger make his comeback (yeah I know that is golf).

                  Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

                  The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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                    Posted: March 20, 2011, 6:16 pm - IP Logged

                    Its not going to affect my play.....However I hope the difference this time is that I WILL WIN THE JACKPOT!!  LOLHurray!

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                      Posted: March 20, 2011, 6:48 pm - IP Logged

                      Keeping the ticket under a bowl of sea salt, for starters!

                      Scared

                      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 20, 2011, 6:51 pm - IP Logged

                        Well i'm going to buy a few more Ez Picks here in Michigan then make my own picks from the Ez Pick tickets and then i will use my dart board method, combined all three and come up with a few more selections.

                         "You can't handle the truth!" Nicholson.

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                          Posted: March 20, 2011, 8:09 pm - IP Logged

                          Just call me Mega Man...brilliant am I, I tell you (yeah I just watched Megamind).  Anyway, after passively watching "The Lottery Changed My Life" with my wife in the same room, she now is somewhat okay with me playing (and hopefully winning) the lottery.

                          Come on Mega Millions....roll numbers, ROLL!

                          Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

                          The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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                            Posted: March 21, 2011, 8:12 am - IP Logged

                            Keeping the ticket under a bowl of sea salt, for starters!

                            Scared

                            Sea Salt ? Guess I'll have to dip my Magglio Bobblehead in sea salt, walk aroung a chair 3 times, say my prayers and paint a green 8 on my forehead.

                             HyperBe Happy.

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                              Posted: March 21, 2011, 10:46 am - IP Logged

                              Sea Salt ? Guess I'll have to dip my Magglio Bobblehead in sea salt, walk aroung a chair 3 times, say my prayers and paint a green 8 on my forehead.

                              You've got it, suilly!

                              You just convinced me to play another ticket with 8 as the Mega number!

                              Think I'll go through the MM threads and play the number of replies as the top numbers and 8 as the Mega!

                              Lep

                              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.