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

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Posted: March 31, 2012, 10:35 pm - IP Logged

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.

i felt the same way seeing all the publicity really put it into perspective for me, about how many people are playing this thing and how slim the chance is that im going to be 'that guy' to win.  i heard somebody won only buying 1 ticket.  so buying 10K tickets is a waste, you cant buy the jackpot that way.  look at all the tickets sold just in NY and nobody won there.  now imagine only one person was holding every ticket in NY, he would have lost some serious cash thinking he could buy the jackpot.

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    Posted: March 31, 2012, 10:40 pm - IP Logged

    I learned that I don't want to win a jackpot that is in the news or has the word "frenzy" associated with it.

    I may start sitting them out after they leave the $120M mark.

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      Posted: March 31, 2012, 10:52 pm - IP Logged

      i got a pal over there to buy me $5 QP, the MB numbers, had 2 repeats.  so i learned, to never rely on QP's again

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        Posted: March 31, 2012, 10:58 pm - IP Logged

        My chances are better with scratch offs.

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          Posted: March 31, 2012, 11:01 pm - IP Logged

          i got a pal over there to buy me $5 QP, the MB numbers, had 2 repeats.  so i learned, to never rely on QP's again

          I learned not to over spend.  I didn't go over the top like $100 plus but it was twice what I normally do. QP are random repeats will happen. I use them cause

          i'm worried that i will pick patterns.

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            Posted: March 31, 2012, 11:03 pm - IP Logged

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              Posted: March 31, 2012, 11:29 pm - IP Logged

              Yep...I think one of the winners from last night (maybe the Maryland winner?) only bought 1 ticket.

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                Posted: March 31, 2012, 11:36 pm - IP Logged

                My chances are better with scratch offs.

                i second that

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                  Posted: March 31, 2012, 11:40 pm - IP Logged

                  My chances are better with scratch offs.

                  i hate scratchoffs...they are so much work to stratch and figure out sometimes...especially the porker poker ones!  and the mess!Bang Head

                  soon there are going to be chess themed scratchoffs...it will take people like 30 minutes to figure out if they won or not...and sometimes the scanners dont work so well on scratchies...

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                    Posted: March 31, 2012, 11:44 pm - IP Logged

                    i know hoe the chess ones will work, i mark of 2 moves and im already check mated.

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                      Posted: April 1, 2012, 9:51 am - IP Logged

                      I learned that I was right not to overspend.

                      I learned that the country has more money in it than they claim... :-)

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                      I will be VERY happy with $8,6000,000 cash on Tuesday. :-)

                      Or $350,000 tonight

                      Or 1,300,000 next wednesday

                      Or 46,200,000 next Wednesday

                      or 40,000 tomorrow......

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                        Posted: April 1, 2012, 9:57 am - IP Logged

                        Here's another one- we got a phone call from a friend last night wanting to know how much 1 + 1 paid (no Megaplier). We told them to look on the back of a playslip.

                        Then they said they had already cashed the ticket and got paid $3 but thought 1 + 1 was suppossed to pay more because the jackpot was so high.

                        Bang Head

                        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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                          Posted: April 1, 2012, 10:21 am - IP Logged

                          I learned that I was right not to overspend.

                          I learned that the country has more money in it than they claim... :-)

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                          I will be VERY happy with $8,6000,000 cash on Tuesday. :-)

                          Or $350,000 tonight

                          Or 1,300,000 next wednesday

                          Or 46,200,000 next Wednesday

                          or 40,000 tomorrow......

                          I will be very excited to win $4!!!  Hyper  Hyper  Hyper

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                            Posted: April 1, 2012, 11:03 am - IP Logged

                            My chances are better with scratch offs.

                            I AGREE!

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                              Posted: April 1, 2012, 12:10 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?

                              We haven't heard from the jackpot winners so I'm wondering what the state lotteries will do with all the publicity those winners are sure to get. Kansas, Maryland, and Illinois are probably already getting ready for their big press conferences. Questions like how will you spend the winnings are silly IMO because the players never had "that much money" to spend in their lives or does it really matter how many tickets they bought when the only ticket that counts is the winning ticket.

                              While it's easy to understand why the lotteries want to show that anybody can win a huge jackpot and all the reporters want to write their stories, all the publicity will create huge problems for the winners.