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Lottery Games Are Nothing But A Big Pool Of Players.Play Less Often For Less Lines To Win Big.

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Posted: December 17, 2011, 9:39 am - IP Logged

NEW YORK LOTTERY's explanation to the lack of sweet million winners.

It is still true that for $1, the Lottery's new Sweet Million game offers the best odds of winning $1,000,000.  The odds of 1: 3,838,380 to win the jackpot of $1,000,000 cash is over 3 times better than the average $5 scratch off game, 6 times better than the odds to win the Lotto jackpot and over 45 times better than your odds to win the Mega Millions jackpot. However it's always about the sales.  Currently, we have sales of about $500,000 per draw for the Sweet Million game, which is only 1/8th of the odds to win the jackpot.  A large number of these plays are duplicative as many people play similar numbers such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, which mean we are only experiencing coverage of less than 8% of the total possible number combinations that can be drawn (3,838,380). Number coverage can have a direct impact on the frequency of winning the jackpot prize and this is why it has been a while since someone has won the game.  It is equally important to note that the money allocated to pay jackpots, as well as all prizes, is just waiting to be won.  The odds do not change, and if more than 1 person wins on a draw, they each get $1,000,000.  Playing Sweet Million always gives the player the best chance to win $1,000,000 as compared to any other game we have, regardless if 1 person plays or if 100,000,000 play.  Currently, low playership is resulting in a dearth of winners and we are experiencing a period of no jackpot winners but as odds and probability evens out over time, we will have periods of more winners than expected within a given level of sales.

it's like being in a lottery pool, except the amount of money contributed by each player isn't the same like in a regular pool, so the smart players can take advantage of the players betting big money to get into the same pool, but it will only cost them $1.

That is right jackpot games such as mega millions and powerball produce more winners than any other games because there is a larger pool of people playing these games.  For example, mega millions and powerball produce more winners than new york lotto and sweet million because the pool of players in ny lotto and sweet million is very small compare to mega million and powerball.  When the pool of players is large enough in any particular lottery game, a large numbers of the total combinations to win are in played. Therefore more people are going to win in that game regardless of the odds to win the jackpot.

So there is no need to buy multiple tickets in order to win big.  That is why you see people winning the mega millions and powerball with $1 QUICK PICK ALL THE TIME.  Smart players collect money from those players that push the jackpot to a higher amount by playing the least amount of money as possible.For example on 8/28/2009 two smart players won the $336 million mega millions jackpot by playing $1 QUICK PICK EACH.  The player from BRONX NY won half of it by playing $1 QUICK PICK WITH THE 26 ANNUAL PAYMENT OPTION.  The player from CALIFORNIA won half of it by playing $1 QUICK PICK WITH THE CASH VALUE OPTION.  These players realized that there was a big jackpot, therefore resulting in a large pool of people participating.  So they each played a small amount to win big.By the way, there were also players from NEW YORK that won the second prize of $250,000 buy playing $1 QUICK PICK ON 8/28/2009 TOO.

SO THERE IS NO NEED TO CREATE YOUR OWN LOTTERY POOL BECAUSE YOU CAN PARTICIPATE IN ANY LOTTERY GAME THAT HAS A LARGE POOL OF PEOPLE PLAYING AND WIN BIG WITH A SMALL AMOUNT OF MONEY. THE ODDS OF WINNING DON'T MATTER AS LONG AS THERE IS A LARGER NUMBER OF PEOPLE PLAYING MOST OF THE COMBINATIONS TO WIN.Less combinations in played the harder it is to win the jackpot or any prizes in any lottery game.THAT IS WHY YOU DON'T SEE TOO MANY JACKPOT WINNERS IN NY SWEET MILLION because the pool of players is too small to purchase most of the total combinations to win.

So play less often for less lines to win big at the expense of those that increase the jackpot amount.You can't win if you don't play, but the more money you spend the more you lose.

Lotteries can only be won in the short run, and one single quick pick ticket per drawing extend the short-term for as long as you want to in order to win.

You just just have to wait until any jackpot game rollover to a life changing amount and play.

PLAY LESS OFTEN FOR LESS LINES

HEY, YOU NEVER KNOW.

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    Posted: December 17, 2011, 9:44 am - IP Logged

    NEW YORK LOTTERY's explanation to the lack of sweet million winners.

    It is still true that for $1, the Lottery's new Sweet Million game offers the best odds of winning $1,000,000.  The odds of 1: 3,838,380 to win the jackpot of $1,000,000 cash is over 3 times better than the average $5 scratch off game, 6 times better than the odds to win the Lotto jackpot and over 45 times better than your odds to win the Mega Millions jackpot. However it's always about the sales.  Currently, we have sales of about $500,000 per draw for the Sweet Million game, which is only 1/8th of the odds to win the jackpot.  A large number of these plays are duplicative as many people play similar numbers such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, which mean we are only experiencing coverage of less than 8% of the total possible number combinations that can be drawn (3,838,380). Number coverage can have a direct impact on the frequency of winning the jackpot prize and this is why it has been a while since someone has won the game.  It is equally important to note that the money allocated to pay jackpots, as well as all prizes, is just waiting to be won.  The odds do not change, and if more than 1 person wins on a draw, they each get $1,000,000.  Playing Sweet Million always gives the player the best chance to win $1,000,000 as compared to any other game we have, regardless if 1 person plays or if 100,000,000 play.  Currently, low playership is resulting in a dearth of winners and we are experiencing a period of no jackpot winners but as odds and probability evens out over time, we will have periods of more winners than expected within a given level of sales.

    it's like being in a lottery pool, except the amount of money contributed by each player isn't the same like in a regular pool, so the smart players can take advantage of the players betting big money to get into the same pool, but it will only cost them $1.

    That is right jackpot games such as mega millions and powerball produce more winners than any other games because there is a larger pool of people playing these games.  For example, mega millions and powerball produce more winners than new york lotto and sweet million because the pool of players in ny lotto and sweet million is very small compare to mega million and powerball.  When the pool of players is large enough in any particular lottery game, a large numbers of the total combinations to win are in played. Therefore more people are going to win in that game regardless of the odds to win the jackpot.

    So there is no need to buy multiple tickets in order to win big.  That is why you see people winning the mega millions and powerball with $1 QUICK PICK ALL THE TIME.  Smart players collect money from those players that push the jackpot to a higher amount by playing the least amount of money as possible.For example on 8/28/2009 two smart players won the $336 million mega millions jackpot by playing $1 QUICK PICK EACH.  The player from BRONX NY won half of it by playing $1 QUICK PICK WITH THE 26 ANNUAL PAYMENT OPTION.  The player from CALIFORNIA won half of it by playing $1 QUICK PICK WITH THE CASH VALUE OPTION.  These players realized that there was a big jackpot, therefore resulting in a large pool of people participating.  So they each played a small amount to win big.By the way, there were also players from NEW YORK that won the second prize of $250,000 buy playing $1 QUICK PICK ON 8/28/2009 TOO.

    SO THERE IS NO NEED TO CREATE YOUR OWN LOTTERY POOL BECAUSE YOU CAN PARTICIPATE IN ANY LOTTERY GAME THAT HAS A LARGE POOL OF PEOPLE PLAYING AND WIN BIG WITH A SMALL AMOUNT OF MONEY. THE ODDS OF WINNING DON'T MATTER AS LONG AS THERE IS A LARGER NUMBER OF PEOPLE PLAYING MOST OF THE COMBINATIONS TO WIN.Less combinations in played the harder it is to win the jackpot or any prizes in any lottery game.THAT IS WHY YOU DON'T SEE TOO MANY JACKPOT WINNERS IN NY SWEET MILLION because the pool of players is too small to purchase most of the total combinations to win.

    So play less often for less lines to win big at the expense of those that increase the jackpot amount.You can't win if you don't play, but the more money you spend the more you lose.

    Lotteries can only be won in the short run, and one single quick pick ticket per drawing extend the short-term for as long as you want to in order to win.

    You just just have to wait until any jackpot game rollover to a life changing amount and play.

    PLAY LESS OFTEN FOR LESS LINES

    HEY, YOU NEVER KNOW.

    For some reason I feel I ve heard a smiliar story from you many times before

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      Posted: December 17, 2011, 9:57 am - IP Logged

      For some reason I feel I ve heard a smiliar story from you many times before

      I just want my fellow lottery post players to win big.That is why i repeat myself so many times.I just want to bring some integrity to lottery games by spreading the wisdom of

       

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        A blog is a better place to repeat yourself, rather than the forums.  Also, if you've posted something before, please simply post a link to your previous post, rather than duplicating the content multiple times.

         

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          A blog is a better place to repeat yourself, rather than the forums.  Also, if you've posted something before, please simply post a link to your previous post, rather than duplicating the content multiple times.

          You can't deny that my posts bring some excitement to the lottery post community.I KEEP THE DREAM ALIVE.People want to read posts that bring hope to their life, not the boring ones.I feel that most players here buy your premium products because they like you as an individual TODD.You have allow lottery players to have a voice and i thank you for that.But fact remains that the gambling industry is full of it.

          For all gamblers, even small-time bettors, gambling at the very least correlates with feelings such as irritation, frustration and aggravation then can worsen to agony, depression, violence and suicide. Gamblers may not always admit experiencing these feelings. However, gamblers definitely do experience these feelings. Even small-time $1 a week lottery players get irritated, frustrated and aggravated when always losing. Rarely though do gamblers only bet $1 a week even if saying that. When gamblers who say they only ever bet $1 a week, see a super jackpot getting big and bet $5, $10, $20 or more on it, then they are not $1 a week gamblers any longer. Gambling always means losing money. Usually losing more money than intended. The bottom line is that losing money and feeling all of these negative emotions is not fun, recreational or entertaining.
           
          Every so-called moderate gambler has a gambling problem. Suppose that you are considered to be a moderate gambler. A moderate gambler will occasionally lose for example $5 at a time. So the gambling industry basically "grabs" $5 at a time from you. You would remember this for a lifetime if a thief grabbed a $5 bill out of your hand and ran away with it. What about a gambling industry "thief" who grabs $5 each time from you for a super jackpot lottery drawing? The odds are that you will never hit a super jackpot even if living many thousands of lifetimes. How about grabbing $5 a race at the horse racetrack? How about grabbing $5 a hand at blackjack? How about grabbing $5 for a few slot machine pulls? How about grabbing $5 per stock trade? How about grabbing $5 from you at other gambling activities? That occasional $5 multiplied by countless occasional times, adds up to a lot of money over the months and years. Anyone who is grabbing your money like this is a problem that must be eliminated. But the gambling industry does not want you to think this way. The gambling industry wants you to think that each occasional $5 lost gambling is fun, recreational and entertaining. The gambling industry spends millions of dollars on advertising and public relations to keep their so-called moderate gambling customers foolish and ignorant about gambling.
           
          This is a fact TODD and you know it.But i still play even though it is wrong.
           
          ALL YOU NEED IS ONE LOTTERY TICKET AND A DREAM
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            You can't deny that my posts bring some excitement to the lottery post community.I KEEP THE DREAM ALIVE.People want to read posts that bring hope to their life, not the boring ones.I feel that most players here buy your premium products because they like you as an individual TODD.You have allow lottery players to have a voice and i thank you for that.But fact remains that the gambling industry is full of it.

            For all gamblers, even small-time bettors, gambling at the very least correlates with feelings such as irritation, frustration and aggravation then can worsen to agony, depression, violence and suicide. Gamblers may not always admit experiencing these feelings. However, gamblers definitely do experience these feelings. Even small-time $1 a week lottery players get irritated, frustrated and aggravated when always losing. Rarely though do gamblers only bet $1 a week even if saying that. When gamblers who say they only ever bet $1 a week, see a super jackpot getting big and bet $5, $10, $20 or more on it, then they are not $1 a week gamblers any longer. Gambling always means losing money. Usually losing more money than intended. The bottom line is that losing money and feeling all of these negative emotions is not fun, recreational or entertaining.
             
            Every so-called moderate gambler has a gambling problem. Suppose that you are considered to be a moderate gambler. A moderate gambler will occasionally lose for example $5 at a time. So the gambling industry basically "grabs" $5 at a time from you. You would remember this for a lifetime if a thief grabbed a $5 bill out of your hand and ran away with it. What about a gambling industry "thief" who grabs $5 each time from you for a super jackpot lottery drawing? The odds are that you will never hit a super jackpot even if living many thousands of lifetimes. How about grabbing $5 a race at the horse racetrack? How about grabbing $5 a hand at blackjack? How about grabbing $5 for a few slot machine pulls? How about grabbing $5 per stock trade? How about grabbing $5 from you at other gambling activities? That occasional $5 multiplied by countless occasional times, adds up to a lot of money over the months and years. Anyone who is grabbing your money like this is a problem that must be eliminated. But the gambling industry does not want you to think this way. The gambling industry wants you to think that each occasional $5 lost gambling is fun, recreational and entertaining. The gambling industry spends millions of dollars on advertising and public relations to keep their so-called moderate gambling customers foolish and ignorant about gambling.
             
            This is a fact TODD and you know it.But i still play even though it is wrong.
             
            ALL YOU NEED IS ONE LOTTERY TICKET AND A DREAM

            Makes me feel better about only playing a dollar when the Jackpot reaches 200 mill,cash value!!!:)  But that dont happen much as Id like.

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              Makes me feel better about only playing a dollar when the Jackpot reaches 200 mill,cash value!!!:)  But that dont happen much as Id like.

              Powerball will be the perfect game to play starting next year. It will be great to win a jackpot after it had been pushed to a crazy amount.I will not be surprised to see a $500 millions powerball jackpot next year, with jackpots starting at $40 millions; it will be jackpot fever of $100 millions cash value in a very short time.

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                Makes me feel better about only playing a dollar when the Jackpot reaches 200 mill,cash value!!!:)  But that dont happen much as Id like.

                You can actually participate with 1 quick pick ticket in any lottery game pool. Remember every lottery game is just a big pool of players in itself.

                Powerball is increasing to $2 per ticket next year, so it will be smart to buy 1 quick pick ticket whenever you decide to play.The lottery is not going to become rich with me.

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                  NEW YORK LOTTERY's explanation to the lack of sweet million winners.

                  It is still true that for $1, the Lottery's new Sweet Million game offers the best odds of winning $1,000,000.  The odds of 1: 3,838,380 to win the jackpot of $1,000,000 cash is over 3 times better than the average $5 scratch off game, 6 times better than the odds to win the Lotto jackpot and over 45 times better than your odds to win the Mega Millions jackpot. However it's always about the sales.  Currently, we have sales of about $500,000 per draw for the Sweet Million game, which is only 1/8th of the odds to win the jackpot.  A large number of these plays are duplicative as many people play similar numbers such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, which mean we are only experiencing coverage of less than 8% of the total possible number combinations that can be drawn (3,838,380). Number coverage can have a direct impact on the frequency of winning the jackpot prize and this is why it has been a while since someone has won the game.  It is equally important to note that the money allocated to pay jackpots, as well as all prizes, is just waiting to be won.  The odds do not change, and if more than 1 person wins on a draw, they each get $1,000,000.  Playing Sweet Million always gives the player the best chance to win $1,000,000 as compared to any other game we have, regardless if 1 person plays or if 100,000,000 play.  Currently, low playership is resulting in a dearth of winners and we are experiencing a period of no jackpot winners but as odds and probability evens out over time, we will have periods of more winners than expected within a given level of sales.

                  it's like being in a lottery pool, except the amount of money contributed by each player isn't the same like in a regular pool, so the smart players can take advantage of the players betting big money to get into the same pool, but it will only cost them $1.

                  That is right jackpot games such as mega millions and powerball produce more winners than any other games because there is a larger pool of people playing these games.  For example, mega millions and powerball produce more winners than new york lotto and sweet million because the pool of players in ny lotto and sweet million is very small compare to mega million and powerball.  When the pool of players is large enough in any particular lottery game, a large numbers of the total combinations to win are in played. Therefore more people are going to win in that game regardless of the odds to win the jackpot.

                  So there is no need to buy multiple tickets in order to win big.  That is why you see people winning the mega millions and powerball with $1 QUICK PICK ALL THE TIME.  Smart players collect money from those players that push the jackpot to a higher amount by playing the least amount of money as possible.For example on 8/28/2009 two smart players won the $336 million mega millions jackpot by playing $1 QUICK PICK EACH.  The player from BRONX NY won half of it by playing $1 QUICK PICK WITH THE 26 ANNUAL PAYMENT OPTION.  The player from CALIFORNIA won half of it by playing $1 QUICK PICK WITH THE CASH VALUE OPTION.  These players realized that there was a big jackpot, therefore resulting in a large pool of people participating.  So they each played a small amount to win big.By the way, there were also players from NEW YORK that won the second prize of $250,000 buy playing $1 QUICK PICK ON 8/28/2009 TOO.

                  SO THERE IS NO NEED TO CREATE YOUR OWN LOTTERY POOL BECAUSE YOU CAN PARTICIPATE IN ANY LOTTERY GAME THAT HAS A LARGE POOL OF PEOPLE PLAYING AND WIN BIG WITH A SMALL AMOUNT OF MONEY. THE ODDS OF WINNING DON'T MATTER AS LONG AS THERE IS A LARGER NUMBER OF PEOPLE PLAYING MOST OF THE COMBINATIONS TO WIN.Less combinations in played the harder it is to win the jackpot or any prizes in any lottery game.THAT IS WHY YOU DON'T SEE TOO MANY JACKPOT WINNERS IN NY SWEET MILLION because the pool of players is too small to purchase most of the total combinations to win.

                  So play less often for less lines to win big at the expense of those that increase the jackpot amount.You can't win if you don't play, but the more money you spend the more you lose.

                  Lotteries can only be won in the short run, and one single quick pick ticket per drawing extend the short-term for as long as you want to in order to win.

                  You just just have to wait until any jackpot game rollover to a life changing amount and play.

                  PLAY LESS OFTEN FOR LESS LINES

                  HEY, YOU NEVER KNOW.

                  "That is why you see people winning the mega millions and powerball with $1 QUICK PICK ALL THE TIME."

                  If the price of one ticket is $1 and there is only one winning ticket sold, it's a fact that "a $1 ticket won the jackpot" regardless if the player bought 100 tickets or 1. Just because it said "there was one winning QP"', it doesn't mean the winning player only bought one ticket. You're making it sound like a player buying one ticket has a better chance of winning the jackpot than a player buying a thousand tickets.

                  "So there is no need to buy multiple tickets in order to win big." and "two smart players won the $336 million mega millions jackpot by playing $1 QUICK PICK EACH."

                  It looks like you're saying it's smarter for two players to spend $1 each so they can each win half the jackpot than it is for one player to spend the same amount ($2) and win the whole jackpot. If the two knew which one of them was going to buy the winning ticket, they should have won the jackpot for 50 cents each. But they didn't and maybe that's the reason "dumb players" buy multiple tickets. To get $50 cash payoff, about 99,999,999 other "smart players" all spent $1.

                  Do the really really smart players pool their $1 ticket with another 99 really really smart players so they can collect 1% of the jackpot winnings?

                  I just can't imagine what the feeling would be like having the next advertised $104 million MM jackpot winning ticket so I could collect about $401,000 after taxes because I pooled with 99 other "smart players". Every state that sells MM or PB tickets advertises on TV, radio, billboards, and in stores "it only takes one ticket to win" and we get the picture. Why do you feel it's necessary to repeat the same information on LP about every two weeks or so?

                  *(1% of the current $66.8 million cash value is $668,000 minus about 40% in taxes)

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                    "That is why you see people winning the mega millions and powerball with $1 QUICK PICK ALL THE TIME."

                    If the price of one ticket is $1 and there is only one winning ticket sold, it's a fact that "a $1 ticket won the jackpot" regardless if the player bought 100 tickets or 1. Just because it said "there was one winning QP"', it doesn't mean the winning player only bought one ticket. You're making it sound like a player buying one ticket has a better chance of winning the jackpot than a player buying a thousand tickets.

                    "So there is no need to buy multiple tickets in order to win big." and "two smart players won the $336 million mega millions jackpot by playing $1 QUICK PICK EACH."

                    It looks like you're saying it's smarter for two players to spend $1 each so they can each win half the jackpot than it is for one player to spend the same amount ($2) and win the whole jackpot. If the two knew which one of them was going to buy the winning ticket, they should have won the jackpot for 50 cents each. But they didn't and maybe that's the reason "dumb players" buy multiple tickets. To get $50 cash payoff, about 99,999,999 other "smart players" all spent $1.

                    Do the really really smart players pool their $1 ticket with another 99 really really smart players so they can collect 1% of the jackpot winnings?

                    I just can't imagine what the feeling would be like having the next advertised $104 million MM jackpot winning ticket so I could collect about $401,000 after taxes because I pooled with 99 other "smart players". Every state that sells MM or PB tickets advertises on TV, radio, billboards, and in stores "it only takes one ticket to win" and we get the picture. Why do you feel it's necessary to repeat the same information on LP about every two weeks or so?

                    *(1% of the current $66.8 million cash value is $668,000 minus about 40% in taxes)

                    I spent $50 for that drawing on 8/28/2009, and i did not win anything. Meanwhile two players that did not know each other form new York and California won the whole thing by playing 1 single line quick pick each.So yes 1 quick pick and 100 quick tickets have the same chance of winning  because we do not know the winning numbers until they are drawn.

                    Now the question is, would you buy 1 single line quick pick or self pick knowing that you have as much chance of winning as anybody else that play more than 1 single ticket?

                    The key to winning a major lottery is to always be a participant and prospective candidate to win by simply playing. There is no sense in ever buying multiple tickets to any one lottery drawing to increase one's odds. With Powerball odds of 1:195 million and Mega Millions odds of 1:175 million, changing that 1 into a 2 or 3 isn't going to make a noticeable dent in your long shot odds. There is no appreciable statistical difference between odds of 1 in 195 million chances and 5 in 195 million chances - your odds are still incredibly slim. However, there is a huge difference between odds of zero in 195 million and 1 in 195 million. The key to winning the lottery is to just be a player, not try to increase your odds of striking the jackpot. Think of it this way - with a single ticket, your odds of losing are likely 99.99999%. Even with hundreds of ticket entries, your odds of losing likely only improve marginally to 99.99998% - still pretty unfavorable. But with that one lone ticket, at least you have a chance.

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                      I spent $50 for that drawing on 8/28/2009, and i did not win anything. Meanwhile two players that did not know each other form new York and California won the whole thing by playing 1 single line quick pick each.So yes 1 quick pick and 100 quick tickets have the same chance of winning  because we do not know the winning numbers until they are drawn.

                      Now the question is, would you buy 1 single line quick pick or self pick knowing that you have as much chance of winning as anybody else that play more than 1 single ticket?

                      The key to winning a major lottery is to always be a participant and prospective candidate to win by simply playing. There is no sense in ever buying multiple tickets to any one lottery drawing to increase one's odds. With Powerball odds of 1:195 million and Mega Millions odds of 1:175 million, changing that 1 into a 2 or 3 isn't going to make a noticeable dent in your long shot odds. There is no appreciable statistical difference between odds of 1 in 195 million chances and 5 in 195 million chances - your odds are still incredibly slim. However, there is a huge difference between odds of zero in 195 million and 1 in 195 million. The key to winning the lottery is to just be a player, not try to increase your odds of striking the jackpot. Think of it this way - with a single ticket, your odds of losing are likely 99.99999%. Even with hundreds of ticket entries, your odds of losing likely only improve marginally to 99.99998% - still pretty unfavorable. But with that one lone ticket, at least you have a chance.

                      "Meanwhile two players that did not know each other form new York and California won the whole thing by playing 1 single line quick pick each."

                      It looks like you're again misunderstanding that all jackpot winners are 1 single line whether you spend $1 or $10,000. You can buy $10 worth of QPs and get 10 single line tickets or you can get one ticket with 10 single lines. If the jackpot winning numbers are on the $10 ticket, it's obvious the player spent at least $10, but when winning numbers are on one ticket, nobody but the winner knows how much they spent.

                      You're wrongly assuming all jackpot winners only spent $1.

                      "The key to winning a major lottery is to always be a participant and prospective candidate to win by simply playing."

                      How can you "always be a participant" when you said you were limiting your 2012 budget to $60 when both jackpot games will have 104 drawings?

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                        "Meanwhile two players that did not know each other form new York and California won the whole thing by playing 1 single line quick pick each."

                        It looks like you're again misunderstanding that all jackpot winners are 1 single line whether you spend $1 or $10,000. You can buy $10 worth of QPs and get 10 single line tickets or you can get one ticket with 10 single lines. If the jackpot winning numbers are on the $10 ticket, it's obvious the player spent at least $10, but when winning numbers are on one ticket, nobody but the winner knows how much they spent.

                        You're wrongly assuming all jackpot winners only spent $1.

                        "The key to winning a major lottery is to always be a participant and prospective candidate to win by simply playing."

                        How can you "always be a participant" when you said you were limiting your 2012 budget to $60 when both jackpot games will have 104 drawings?

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                        I know that most players win by playing more than 1 single line.But i guess i have to take their words for it.The guy from new york was on the brink of filing for bankruptcy , and he decided to play $1 dollar with the 26 annual payments option and he won half of the jackpot on 8/28/2009.The guy from california was eating noddles in a chinese restaurant when he decided to play $1 quick pick on a whim according to the lottery.

                        So i guess that you do not believe that many individuals have one the lottery by playing a single line quick pick of self pick.

                        Lets put it this way  THE KEY TO WINNING IS PLAYING WHENEVER YOU CAN.