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April 29, 2010
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Posted: April 7, 2012, 10:55 am - IP Logged

Sorry, probably a dumb question but I want to be 100% sure instead of 99%.

If I play the same 5 white ball numbers multiple times on Mega Millions and hit all five but miss the megaball, do I win $250,00.00 or $250,000.00 times the number of times I played the same white balls on a ticket?

And is the same true for Power Ball, except it would be 1 mil per play, of course.

I know you win multiple times on the smaller winnings, but again, just checking before I win...lol

You can play a self pick line multiple times in Mega millions or Powerball. I usually play quick picks because I do not want to share the jackpot if I hit it. When you play quick picks you match less players with the same numbers, unless you are using an online random numbers generator like the one in lottery post. By the way has anyone won with the lottery post quick pick generator?

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    October 12, 2007
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    Posted: April 7, 2012, 11:17 am - IP Logged

    My high school geometry teacher once told me "There are no dumb questions, only dumb students."

    Then he raised one eyebrow and stared at me for about a minute without saying a word.

    Disapprove  would have asked plenty questions that day!


      HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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      Posted: April 7, 2012, 11:25 am - IP Logged

      You get $250K for each line that matches 5 white balls.  Five lines on one ticket?  You get 1.25 mil.  Exactly the same as if you had bought your lines on 5 separate tickets.

      However, California is always parimutuel, so you could win more per line, or less, depending on how many winners are sold at that prize level statewide.

      Most other states also have a limit on how much they can pay out for each prize level.  If it so happens that there are a bunch of 5+0 winners in the state, they make the prize pool parimutuel and you could possibly get less.

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        Member #126292
        April 6, 2012
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        Posted: April 7, 2012, 6:27 pm - IP Logged

        Wow, thanks for all the responses!  All I have to do now is pick the right numbers LOL

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          adelaide sa
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          April 11, 2006
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          Posted: April 7, 2012, 7:59 pm - IP Logged

          there was a story a couple of weeks agout, about a group of vets, they it seemed they played as a syndicate, but also played the same set of numbers anuhouw they won  prize two  7 times

          " Still swinging, still missing "
          2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016  = -1171; 2017 = ?  TOT =  -3596: JAN= -

          keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= -424; 2017 = ? TOT = - 3318: JAN= -39

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            April 1, 2012
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            Posted: April 8, 2012, 10:33 am - IP Logged

            Wow, thanks for all the responses!  All I have to do now is pick the right numbers LOL

            "Pick the right numbers " is the hardest part  indeed LOL

            ...so I find my lottery earnings much useful......because spendable !!ROFL