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What did we all learn from the $640M MM jackpot frenzy?

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Posted: March 31, 2012, 7:23 pm - IP Logged

As one of the threads here stated some of the nonsense about waiting in line behind newby players when the jackpot is up like it was, what did we learn?

I think for one thing, when it gets pumped up and 'everybody' plays it really becomes apparent how clueless some people are about lotto.

"Which is the one that's got the big jackpot?"

"Why are you asking me $1 or $2", etc......

I think another thing was it really is a good idea to pay at least one ticket with one of the top matrix numbers repeated as the Megaball.

Other thoughts?

Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

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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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    The only thing I learned was not to feed into the hype. Seeing people drop 100-10,000 on tickets really kind of discouraged me I thought "No way I had a chance of winning with a 10$ ticket." The lotto hype really has a way of sucking you in but I stayed strong & didnt over spend. But seeing the reactions on Twitter of the people that spent their rent / gas money = Priceless.

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      Posted: March 31, 2012, 9:09 pm - IP Logged

      It only takes a dollar and a dream.

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        Posted: March 31, 2012, 9:10 pm - IP Logged

        I learned that I really needed to stay strong to keep to my budgeted lottery amounts.  It was surprising to find out just HOW tempted I was to spend more than for 2 tickets... and disappointing also.

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          Posted: March 31, 2012, 9:20 pm - IP Logged

          It only takes a dollar and a dream.

          I Agree!

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            Posted: March 31, 2012, 9:23 pm - IP Logged

            As one of the threads here stated some of the nonsense about waiting in line behind newby players when the jackpot is up like it was, what did we learn?

            I think for one thing, when it gets pumped up and 'everybody' plays it really becomes apparent how clueless some people are about lotto.

            "Which is the one that's got the big jackpot?"

            "Why are you asking me $1 or $2", etc......

            I think another thing was it really is a good idea to pay at least one ticket with one of the top matrix numbers repeated as the Megaball.

            Other thoughts?

            yea, like the superbowl for ppl. that could'nt care less about football.

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              Posted: March 31, 2012, 9:27 pm - IP Logged

              We learned not to get our hopes up. (Okay...too high,that is)


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                Posted: March 31, 2012, 9:29 pm - IP Logged

                I learned that I hated posting   Type      and reading threads at the pace of 200 per hour, because it wasn't fun anymore.    No Nod

                 

                Oh, and I know have carpal tunnel syndrome.   Crying

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                  Posted: March 31, 2012, 9:36 pm - IP Logged

                  Find more time to work on my self picks.  Not just use birthday numbers but rather get QPs and mix up those numbers a bit.


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                    Posted: March 31, 2012, 9:36 pm - IP Logged

                    i learned that i was not prepared to do a strong $25 wheel, without wheel controls...

                    i also learned that i should have paid more attention to laughs "positional" thread...

                    i also learned (for the millionth time) that if you play a power wheel with the #3...then you might want to play an insurance wheel with the straddle numbers!!Bang Head

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                      Posted: March 31, 2012, 9:47 pm - IP Logged

                      What did we all learn from the $640M MM jackpot frenzy?

                      Greed is Good

                      Don't buy Quick Picks

                      "You have to be in it to win it!"

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                        Posted: March 31, 2012, 10:06 pm - IP Logged

                        We learned not to get our hopes up. (Okay...too high,that is)

                        I think I kept myself grounded... most of the time I was only thinking about winning the PB or, just in general, a lower amount on MM.

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                          Posted: March 31, 2012, 10:07 pm - IP Logged

                          What did we all learn from the $640M MM jackpot frenzy?

                          Greed is Good

                          Don't buy Quick Picks

                          I Agree!  I think only 1 of the second tier winners in Illinois was an own pick...all the rest were QPs as was the winner from Illinois.  I think just keeping in mind that the joy in playing the lottery is oftentimes just the chance to dream, "What if..." and to not get too fixated on whatever the annuitized/cash value jackpot amount is, since it really doesn't matter UNTIL you have that ticket that matches all 6 drawn numbers.

                          I actually want to win tonight's Powerball drawing since all of the focus is on those Mega Millions winners.  As a consolation prize, I will settle for either Illinois Lottery or Little Lotto. Big Smile

                          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 31, 2012, 10:19 pm - IP Logged

                            It only takes a dollar and a dream.

                            This. 

                             

                             

                            And do not write off the convenience of 7-11 shops. Never will I underestimate those lucky numbers ever again.

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                              Posted: March 31, 2012, 10:29 pm - IP Logged

                              Don't wait till the last minute to buy your tickets.......

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