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Is 50 Million Dollars Not Enough??

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Posted: February 19, 2012, 4:42 pm - IP Logged

IMO, there weren't that many people playing PB for last night's PB drawing.

I'd be happy to get my bills paid at any  Jackpot.

I bought 1 QP and lost.

So, is 50 million Dollars not enough? Thud

My state has MM and PB, so $2 for 1 ticket vs $2 for 2 tickets when the odds are about the same and the JPs are not so far apart. Wink

I'll stick with MM, until PB gets way more "interesting".

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    My state has MM and PB, so $2 for 1 ticket vs $2 for 2 tickets when the odds are about the same and the JPs are not so far apart. Wink

    I'll stick with MM, until PB gets way more "interesting".

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      Posted: February 19, 2012, 6:05 pm - IP Logged

      OH no its plenty. I could make that work wonders. def turn that into couple hun million. I would take a pick 3 hit straight at this point...

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        Posted: February 19, 2012, 6:28 pm - IP Logged

        One of the smartest posts I've seen on this board was when someone said the ideal time to hit a jackpot is right after someone has won a huge one, let them be the focus.

        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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          I play all the jackpot games in my state because any one of them would greatly improve my financial situaltion. Even the Texas 2 Step at 200K would get me out of debt. That's worth a buck. As far as PB and MM, I don't care what the jackpot is. It's enough. Okay, PB is $2. There are people ( not  me) that spend $4 on Starbucks coffee EVERYDAY! To each his own. I never understood the philosophy of waiting for the jackpot to reach a certain point. You don't get to win when you want to win. Does that mean if you MIGHT win when the jackpot was only at the starting level you can't be bothered with it? Would anybody turn down that kind of money? Well, the Texas Lotto is at $3,700,000 cash value. That's worth a buck not because the odds are much lower than MM and PB. It's because if I am lucky enough to win that it's goodbye furniture biz, hello retirement.

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            Posted: February 19, 2012, 8:56 pm - IP Logged

            I Agree!

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              I play all the jackpot games in my state because any one of them would greatly improve my financial situaltion. Even the Texas 2 Step at 200K would get me out of debt. That's worth a buck. As far as PB and MM, I don't care what the jackpot is. It's enough. Okay, PB is $2. There are people ( not  me) that spend $4 on Starbucks coffee EVERYDAY! To each his own. I never understood the philosophy of waiting for the jackpot to reach a certain point. You don't get to win when you want to win. Does that mean if you MIGHT win when the jackpot was only at the starting level you can't be bothered with it? Would anybody turn down that kind of money? Well, the Texas Lotto is at $3,700,000 cash value. That's worth a buck not because the odds are much lower than MM and PB. It's because if I am lucky enough to win that it's goodbye furniture biz, hello retirement.

              Roger that.

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                Posted: February 19, 2012, 11:24 pm - IP Logged

                I play all the jackpot games in my state because any one of them would greatly improve my financial situaltion. Even the Texas 2 Step at 200K would get me out of debt. That's worth a buck. As far as PB and MM, I don't care what the jackpot is. It's enough. Okay, PB is $2. There are people ( not  me) that spend $4 on Starbucks coffee EVERYDAY! To each his own. I never understood the philosophy of waiting for the jackpot to reach a certain point. You don't get to win when you want to win. Does that mean if you MIGHT win when the jackpot was only at the starting level you can't be bothered with it? Would anybody turn down that kind of money? Well, the Texas Lotto is at $3,700,000 cash value. That's worth a buck not because the odds are much lower than MM and PB. It's because if I am lucky enough to win that it's goodbye furniture biz, hello retirement.

                A very wise playing strategy. I do the same, every game my state has to offer, I'm in!!! As you stated any one of those games could be your ticket to

                financial freedom, doesn't have to be the PB OR MM.

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                  Posted: February 20, 2012, 12:03 am - IP Logged

                  that has been my strategy for years, buy everything and let the gods decide what i win.

                  recently ive had the humps at my lotto agency, upping odds, changing payout  percents.

                  and basically ruining some cool  games.

                  here is an example

                  http://www.salotteries.com.au/Content.aspx?p=396

                  adding a prize level where the payout will average $10! i  thought we played <snip> millions?

                  apparently not, anyhow there was a jackpoting 1st div prize, that regularly went up 1 mill a draw. but its now gone, for a  guaranteed $1M for the 1st 2 winners ea week. no more jackpots!

                  i complain as i still do the buy every ticket  thing ; but i really want to protest the change. and i figure thats the only way they will notice,  is a drop in sales. not my drop but everyones.

                  so although i agreee in the buy every draw strategy and usually do, i have to protest soon.

                  :(AND WHAT CAN I SAY IF THEY FORCE ME to   stop buying tickets,. im a little upset.

                  D-day for me is the 27th lol, its gonna be hard.

                   

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                    Posted: February 20, 2012, 3:53 am - IP Logged

                    Why would I play for 50 million in Powerball when I can play for 60 million in MegaMillions, for half the price.  (Not that I did, b/c I only play for really big JPs... Playing every draw would put me over my budget.)

                    Exactly why I can't understand why so many people ar ebuying PB tickets right now. You can have the same chance of winning more money for only $1, or ocan have twice as much chance of winning more money for the same $2.

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                      Posted: February 20, 2012, 8:07 am - IP Logged

                      Is $50 million enough?  Hells yes it is!  I play both the MM and the PB as well as the Classic Lottery.  Any win improves my financial situation.

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                        Posted: February 20, 2012, 10:59 am - IP Logged

                        Is $50 Million Dollars Not Enough?...........

                        Yes it is!!!!!!!

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                          Posted: February 20, 2012, 11:22 am - IP Logged

                          50 would have been "just ducky",  however, now that its up to 60 million ???......... that just means more sharing Thumbs Up and some more taxes Thumbs Down....I think I can handle it        Hyper

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                            Posted: February 20, 2012, 12:59 pm - IP Logged

                            I didn't play because they doubled the price of a ticket, but the odds only went from 1 in 195 million to 1 in 175 million. Better odds my ass.

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                            What's even worse is that the odds for the white ball prizes never changed at

                            all.  A 5of5 paid a million if you purchased the $2.00 option.  What they did is

                            force us to pay the extra dollar thinking it would make them even more money.

                            What they should have done is offer a 2 plays for a buck for half the JP option. 

                            If more that 1 person hit the 1/2 price JP then they would split the half, if someone

                            hit the full price JP then that person would get 100% of the JP and the half price

                            winners would roll down to 1 million.  Maybe someone from mega millions will see

                            this and suggest the change.

                            PS. A million taxes paid.

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                              Posted: February 20, 2012, 1:05 pm - IP Logged

                              Exactly why I can't understand why so many people ar ebuying PB tickets right now. You can have the same chance of winning more money for only $1, or ocan have twice as much chance of winning more money for the same $2.

                              Because they want a chance at winning PB too.

                              If you won't part with an extra $2 for a shot at $40 Million, well, I don't know what to tell ya.

                              All odds aside though, one thing's for sure, if you can't bring yourself to part with that two bucks, you'll have zero chance of winning that $40 Million.

                              Them's the cold, hard facts.


                                                                           
                                                   
                                                                       

                               

                               

                               

                               

                                                                                                                                 

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