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Sweet Millions buy 5 get 3 free for January!!

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Posted: February 24, 2012, 5:11 am - IP Logged

Watch for 20's to make a come back.  They have only been hitting with *1* digit at a time lately, last time 2 or more showed up was 10 plays ago.

Caught 3 of 6 last night going after the 2 - 20's theme, so won $3 and spent $5 ... lol!!!! 


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    Posted: February 25, 2012, 8:37 am - IP Logged

    actually i hate this promotion...because i see my budget going from $10 a draw to $80 a draw...best cold number is 19 so jada if you are gonna pull a big wheel then thats your number...and now is the time...hit it big while there is still a calm before the storm.

    based on stats it should hit within three drawings...

    you could insure a key power number wheel without the 19 with just all small skips...and maybe a ten skip....

     

    at a skip of 28 days it is a must play...

    so far the max skip in the game is 31 days i think

    sweet million is NOT a random generator...not to advertise but if you go to the offical ny state web address then you can actually see a recording of the drawing... (i dont know why they dont have it live like take five)

    you have to go to abc official site to see the live feed of take five.

    mega millions draws on channel 7 abc

    it would be interesting to see how much they are saving by taking the live drawings of broadcast tv for take five

    my last wheel i played 40 dollars and won 3...i probably lost the ticket also...i was not so thrilled about that result.

     

    anyway for me its all about wild 9's right now in sweet million...and that goes for mega and powerball too.


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      Posted: February 26, 2012, 9:34 am - IP Logged

      Yeah this game drives me nuts.  I cant believe its still considering it has produced so few winners and the second prize is horrible.

       

      I had 4 of 6 on the last drawing, of course it was the first four numbers which really teased me.   But anyways, I will probably play only $5 a draw through february just to get the bonus tickets and then be done with this game.


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        Posted: February 27, 2012, 10:14 am - IP Logged

        Well, I guess I am a sucker. 

        With the game at its 13th draw with no jackpot I am thinking of wheeling about 18-20 numbers and playing 10 cards (100 lines) to see how I do.

         

          I know I will most likely kick myself for it tomorrow, but I will be even more mad if these numbers come and I dont play.

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          Posted: February 27, 2012, 12:10 pm - IP Logged

          Well, I guess I am a sucker. 

          With the game at its 13th draw with no jackpot I am thinking of wheeling about 18-20 numbers and playing 10 cards (100 lines) to see how I do.

           

            I know I will most likely kick myself for it tomorrow, but I will be even more mad if these numbers come and I dont play.

          ill buy 100 bucks myself just quickpicks im tired of beign wrong i been waiting for this set to come out and it never does  2,10 15  23  27  35


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            Posted: February 27, 2012, 12:31 pm - IP Logged

            ill buy 100 bucks myself just quickpicks im tired of beign wrong i been waiting for this set to come out and it never does  2,10 15  23  27  35

            Yeah I have those numbers in my rotation also.

             

            I had been buying just quick picks and have only got 4 of 6 once this year.  I usually average around $50 spent each draw and havent gotten nearly as much back.

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              Posted: February 27, 2012, 3:06 pm - IP Logged

              Yeah this game drives me nuts.  I cant believe its still considering it has produced so few winners and the second prize is horrible.

               

              I had 4 of 6 on the last drawing, of course it was the first four numbers which really teased me.   But anyways, I will probably play only $5 a draw through february just to get the bonus tickets and then be done with this game.

              Yea that is my budget also -$5 a play.  Keep getting 3 of 6 and ALMOST getting my money back. 


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                Posted: February 27, 2012, 3:41 pm - IP Logged

                I figured I would try my wheel one time. 

                 

                I picked 40 lines, and got 24 free lines.

                 

                Yesterday when I wen tot get a $2 Take 5 i accidentally hit sweet millions, watch, that will be my best ticket.  :)

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                  Posted: February 28, 2012, 12:21 pm - IP Logged

                  This game needs to go, no one wins the jackpot. Its a complete failure and no fun to play. They need to come up with something else.

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                    Posted: February 28, 2012, 9:14 pm - IP Logged

                    i bought 70 worth of tickets yesterday and made back 55 so im shrinking my budget from 100 to 50.I went from 2000 a draw to 50 how pathetic is this game


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                      Posted: March 1, 2012, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

                      I made nothing on the last draw.

                       

                      SO I am going to play $10 a draw during hte bonus and thats it.

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                        Posted: March 1, 2012, 5:40 pm - IP Logged

                        I made nothing on the last draw.

                         

                        SO I am going to play $10 a draw during hte bonus and thats it.

                        GOD REPRESENTS THE NUMBER 1. I usually buy A SINGLE LINE QUICK PICK  on SWEET MIILION. I will win with a single ticket if GOD wants me too.

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                          Posted: March 1, 2012, 5:51 pm - IP Logged

                          This game needs to go, no one wins the jackpot. Its a complete failure and no fun to play. They need to come up with something else.

                          You're right, the game does need to go, or they need to change it to attract more players.

                          The reason there few jackpot winners is beacuse people just dont like and play the game.  Approximately 10% of the possible 3,838,383 six number combinations get sold for each drawing.  That means 90% of the possible number of combo's goes unsold.  (3,838 combos get sold versus 3,834,545 NOT being sold)

                          So what is it about Sweet Million that people dont like, and therefore not play the game?

                          I'm very surprised that The NYS Lottery does not know that the lottery playing public isnt stupid.  Sure, 3,838,383 to 1 odds is the lowest/best odds of winning 1 million dollars anywhere.  But people like to see jackpots grow when they arent won, which doesnt happen with Sweet Million.  So there's no opportunity for "lotto fever" to get going with Sweet Million.

                          The prize for second place is $500. (Having 5 of the 6 numbers which is 18,815 to 1 odds)  $500.  ARE YOU KIDDING ME????  I can win $5,000 by having all 4 numbers in Win4.  And the odds there are 10,000 to 1.  Win4 has lower odds (so it's easier to win), and the prize payout is 10 times larger than Sweet Million

                          Why the game has lasted as long as it has is a mystery to me.

                          PS Good to see somebody else from Dutchess County here at LP.

                          About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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                            Posted: March 2, 2012, 6:09 pm - IP Logged

                            Looks like they're NOT doing the "buy $5, get $3 free" promotion in March.  Instead, they're running a Take 5 "buy $10, get $3 free" promotion.

                            I wonder if the lottery is keeping this game running to prove that a $1 million jackpot game doesn't work despite players' insistence that such a game would be popular.

                            However, I agree with those of you who are saying the lower tier prizes aren't enough.  If I could reorganize Sweet Million, I'd multiply all of the lower tier prizes by 10 and add a prize for matching 2 balls.  In other words:

                            MatchCurrent PrizeNew Prize
                            6 of 6$1 million jackpot$1 million jackpot
                            5 of 6$500$5,000
                            4 of 6$40$400
                            3 of 6$3$30
                            2 of 6N/A$2 OR Free Play

                             

                            However, if NYL does decide to get rid of this game, I'd like to see them replace it with a Win For Life game based on the scratchers.  They could either create their own game or join Virginia's.

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                              Posted: March 8, 2012, 11:18 am - IP Logged

                              You're right, the game does need to go, or they need to change it to attract more players.

                              The reason there few jackpot winners is beacuse people just dont like and play the game.  Approximately 10% of the possible 3,838,383 six number combinations get sold for each drawing.  That means 90% of the possible number of combo's goes unsold.  (3,838 combos get sold versus 3,834,545 NOT being sold)

                              So what is it about Sweet Million that people dont like, and therefore not play the game?

                              I'm very surprised that The NYS Lottery does not know that the lottery playing public isnt stupid.  Sure, 3,838,383 to 1 odds is the lowest/best odds of winning 1 million dollars anywhere.  But people like to see jackpots grow when they arent won, which doesnt happen with Sweet Million.  So there's no opportunity for "lotto fever" to get going with Sweet Million.

                              The prize for second place is $500. (Having 5 of the 6 numbers which is 18,815 to 1 odds)  $500.  ARE YOU KIDDING ME????  I can win $5,000 by having all 4 numbers in Win4.  And the odds there are 10,000 to 1.  Win4 has lower odds (so it's easier to win), and the prize payout is 10 times larger than Sweet Million

                              Why the game has lasted as long as it has is a mystery to me.

                              PS Good to see somebody else from Dutchess County here at LP.

                              I was exchanging emails with a NY lottery employee and asked her about how many sweet millions tickets are actually sold.  This is some of the info she gave me.

                              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). 

                              And of course:

                              We have no plans at this time to change or discontinue our Sweet Million game


                              Thanks, good luck everyone.  I am done with this game for the most part, maybe one quick pick each draw, but that will be it.