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THE LOTTERY BEST KEPT SECRET=Buying more than one ticket increases your chances of winning?

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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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Posted: April 3, 2011, 6:59 pm - IP Logged

Let me atem ridge, those canivers trying to take advantage of us and hiding this for so long.

 

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Yeah, I'm just glad THRIFTY was there to break up this insidious plot!


                                             
                     
                                         

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   

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    Posted: April 3, 2011, 7:03 pm - IP Logged

    Yes and they should have told us instead of keeping it a secret!

    Those b-----ds!

    When the lottery started out in Ohio it was two plays for a dollar, so they probably assume when they changed to one play for a dollar everyone would start buying two plays for two dollars if they wanted to have the same chance of winning but you know that old joke about ass-u-me.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: April 3, 2011, 7:40 pm - IP Logged

      Yes and they should have told us instead of keeping it a secret!

      Those b-----ds!

      THAT'S FUNNY DUDE LOL White Bounce i guess I wrote the wrong topic.BUT I AM STILL A LOYAL BUT THRIFTY LOTTERY PLAYER EVEN WHEN I PLAY TWO LINES TO DOUBLE MY CHANCES

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        Posted: April 3, 2011, 7:42 pm - IP Logged

        When the lottery started out in Ohio it was two plays for a dollar, so they probably assume when they changed to one play for a dollar everyone would start buying two plays for two dollars if they wanted to have the same chance of winning but you know that old joke about ass-u-me.

        Yes i get the point. You guys are really funny LOL even the maddog10 joined the gang. crazy White BounceLOL

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          Posted: April 3, 2011, 8:04 pm - IP Logged

          On a serious note, i understand why most people feel that buying more than a ticket is a bad bet.The odds of winning the jackpot do not change regardless of the number of people.Your odds remain the same for every ticket that you have.It is not a cumulative thing.For example, every ticket you possess for powerball has the same odds 1 in 195,249,054 no matter how many people play.  The mega millions odds are 1 in 175,711,536 for each ticket you hold regardless of how many people play.EACH OF YOUR TICKETS REPRESENT A PERSON PLAYING.

          The odds do not change.What changes with more players is the odds that if you win, you would have to share the jackpot with others(multiple winners).This mean that us the crazies White Bouncethat buy tickets when the jackpot is high expecting we have a chance of winning more money are foolish.

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            Posted: April 3, 2011, 10:11 pm - IP Logged

            On a serious note, i understand why most people feel that buying more than a ticket is a bad bet.The odds of winning the jackpot do not change regardless of the number of people.Your odds remain the same for every ticket that you have.It is not a cumulative thing.For example, every ticket you possess for powerball has the same odds 1 in 195,249,054 no matter how many people play.  The mega millions odds are 1 in 175,711,536 for each ticket you hold regardless of how many people play.EACH OF YOUR TICKETS REPRESENT A PERSON PLAYING.

            The odds do not change.What changes with more players is the odds that if you win, you would have to share the jackpot with others(multiple winners).This mean that us the crazies White Bouncethat buy tickets when the jackpot is high expecting we have a chance of winning more money are foolish.

            You're no more foolish than any of us, THRIFTY.

            I hope you hit the big one.    Thumbs Up


                                                         
                                 
                                                     

             

             

             

             

                                                                                                               

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

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              Posted: April 4, 2011, 3:25 am - IP Logged

              On a serious note, i understand why most people feel that buying more than a ticket is a bad bet.The odds of winning the jackpot do not change regardless of the number of people.Your odds remain the same for every ticket that you have.It is not a cumulative thing.For example, every ticket you possess for powerball has the same odds 1 in 195,249,054 no matter how many people play.  The mega millions odds are 1 in 175,711,536 for each ticket you hold regardless of how many people play.EACH OF YOUR TICKETS REPRESENT A PERSON PLAYING.

              The odds do not change.What changes with more players is the odds that if you win, you would have to share the jackpot with others(multiple winners).This mean that us the crazies White Bouncethat buy tickets when the jackpot is high expecting we have a chance of winning more money are foolish.

              "Your odds remain the same for every ticket that you have. It is not a cumulative thing."

               

              But since you hold more than one ticket, your odds of winning have increased. 

               

              Right?

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                Posted: April 4, 2011, 4:08 pm - IP Logged

                You are confusing odds with chances.When you hold more than one ticket you increase your chances of winning.ONLY THE LOTTERY CAN INCREASE OR DECREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING BY CHANGING THE MATRIX OF THE GAME YOU PLAY.Mega millions odds 1 in 175 millions and POWERBALL odds 1 in 195 millions are always fixed against every combination purchased.But you can increase your chances by buying more tickets.That's my understanding.Some players try to change the matrix of the games on their own by wheeling all the numbers of a game except for the winning numbers from the previous drawing.That is the only way that you can increase your odds of winning.If one of the previous drawing numbers come out you did not increase your odds.I let the lottery deal with the odds (matrix) of the game.I focus on increasing my chances of winning by buying more tickets or playing with 1 line per drawing.Again this is just how i see things, i am not an expert otherwise i would have won the jackpot by now.


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                  Posted: April 4, 2011, 7:59 pm - IP Logged

                  the hardest job for the lottery people is to make sure all the millions of ticket buyers don't win 3 dollars each,sometimes having a late drawing to make sure.

                  i have bought all 46 megaballs with the whitey balls quickpicks and won 3 dollars times multiplier many times.

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                    Posted: April 5, 2011, 11:24 am - IP Logged

                    You are confusing odds with chances.When you hold more than one ticket you increase your chances of winning.ONLY THE LOTTERY CAN INCREASE OR DECREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING BY CHANGING THE MATRIX OF THE GAME YOU PLAY.Mega millions odds 1 in 175 millions and POWERBALL odds 1 in 195 millions are always fixed against every combination purchased.But you can increase your chances by buying more tickets.That's my understanding.Some players try to change the matrix of the games on their own by wheeling all the numbers of a game except for the winning numbers from the previous drawing.That is the only way that you can increase your odds of winning.If one of the previous drawing numbers come out you did not increase your odds.I let the lottery deal with the odds (matrix) of the game.I focus on increasing my chances of winning by buying more tickets or playing with 1 line per drawing.Again this is just how i see things, i am not an expert otherwise i would have won the jackpot by now.

                    i am not an expert otherwise i would have won the jackpot by now.

                    It the experts that tell us that there's more of a chance of getting hit by lighting than winning a lottery jackpot so I doubt if they ever win any jackpots either.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: April 5, 2011, 8:13 pm - IP Logged

                      The odds are so high, I don't get my hopes up, it's not the end of the world each week, but I do stay optimistic. Good Luck Thrifty.

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                      For a lead role in a cage?

                       

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                        Posted: April 6, 2011, 8:20 am - IP Logged

                        THAT'S FUNNY DUDE LOL White Bounce i guess I wrote the wrong topic.BUT I AM STILL A LOYAL BUT THRIFTY LOTTERY PLAYER EVEN WHEN I PLAY TWO LINES TO DOUBLE MY CHANCES

                        Read Bob P's "How to win your Pick 6 Lottery" on Lotto Logix.

                        Same principles apply to pick 5. Interesting stuff.

                        CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

                        A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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                          Posted: April 6, 2011, 10:24 am - IP Logged

                          We will have to agree to disagree then.

                          How you do anything is how you do everything.

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                            Posted: April 9, 2011, 8:57 am - IP Logged

                            Thanks for the info Thrifty.........

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                              Posted: April 10, 2011, 4:33 pm - IP Logged

                              Thanks for the info Thrifty.........

                              2 LINES QUICK PICK

                               

                              MEGA MILLIONS $58 MILLIONS ANNUITY bought 2 LINES QUICK PICK.GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY.Buying more tickets increase your chances of winning, but you should play whatever you can afford to lose.DO NOT OVER DO IT.IT ONLY TAKES ONE LUCKY COMBINATION TO WIN IT ALL.JUST BE A PLAYER WHENEVER YOU FEEL LIKE PLAYING. BE THRIFTY LIKE ME.AS YOU CAN SEE MY POST HAS A QUESTION MARK AT THE END?

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