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Why Play Pwerball or Mega-Millions ?? Play you're States games !!

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Nikkicute's avatar - nnjx1k
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Posted: April 28, 2012, 5:04 am - IP Logged

The odds are just to high on you Winning the Jackpot . But , The odds are so much better on you're States games( Easy 5 . Take 5 , Fantasy 5 , Cash 5 . Little Lotto , Lotto  , Mega Money and Etc . ). . You could make more money in the Long Run !!!

You know I play my state games because you've been in the threads.

Wisconsin MegaBucks was won in Jan/2012 Jackpot $14,300,000. It got that high

because no one won the jackpot in all of 2011, only one person listed on the state

website for 2011 winning $622, that's itWhat? That seems worse than MegaMillions and Powerball. lol

But I'll keep playing!

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    Posted: May 4, 2012, 3:41 pm - IP Logged

    The only games I play are the 3-ball/4-ball numbers games because I feel strongly that lower tier prize winners get ripped off.

    For example, Mega Millions 4+0, odds 1 in 15,313, prize $150. The odds are greater than an exact match in the Pick-4, but the payout is less than that of a 3-way box match in the Pick-3. I feel that that is completely unacceptable. I feel that the payout for a Mega-Millions 4+0 match should be closer to $7500.

    I will not play Powerball or Mega Millions except under extreme circumstances (i.e. potentially record-setting jackpot coinciding with my birthday, a major holiday, or Feb. 29) until the prize-payout ratio for the lower tier prizes is at least 25% of the prize's odds.

    Today's winning 3-ball is going to be a number between 000 and 999.

    In a lot of states, lotteries benefit education. That makes the REAL winners the only people who can't play!

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      Posted: May 4, 2012, 7:10 pm - IP Logged

      The odds are just to high on you Winning the Jackpot . But , The odds are so much better on you're States games( Easy 5 . Take 5 , Fantasy 5 , Cash 5 . Little Lotto , Lotto  , Mega Money and Etc . ). . You could make more money in the Long Run !!!

      PartyDance

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      but,>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>PSYKO>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> "CRAZY"...........JACKPOT$$$$$$$$

      Jack-in-the-Box

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        Minnesnowta
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        Posted: May 4, 2012, 7:23 pm - IP Logged

        I play 2 games. MM and PB. Why? Because someday I'd like to wake up hundreds of millions of dollars richer. That's why.

        Making dreams on a 1-175 million chance...

        Fools we are.

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          Posted: May 5, 2012, 2:33 pm - IP Logged

          MM's 2nd prize - 1:3.9m = $250k whereas NY lotto 1:3.7m now payes $32k.  Lotto reached $200k

          only once in 1 year.  PB is $1m -  1:5.1m but now costs $2; $3 raises to $2m.

          NY sweetmillion is $1m - 1:3.8m, but low prizes are low.

          Best overall game is Take5.

           

          Scratch has limited winners per state.  Eventhough my uncle just won $5k week/life on a $10 card.

            RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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            Posted: May 5, 2012, 3:46 pm - IP Logged

            The odds are just to high on you Winning the Jackpot . But , The odds are so much better on you're States games( Easy 5 . Take 5 , Fantasy 5 , Cash 5 . Little Lotto , Lotto  , Mega Money and Etc . ). . You could make more money in the Long Run !!!

            My state biggest game is Classic Lotto and the overall odds of winning a prize are 1:54 and the odds of winning 3of6 for $2 are 1:57.

            MegaMillions overall odds of winning a prize are 1:39.8 and the odds of winning 0+1 for $2 are 1:75.

            You are more likely to win something playing MM than you are playing CL for the same price and if you do get lucky and win the jackpot, you are going to win a lot more.  Sure the odds of winning the state game jackpots are better but the number of people who have won aren't much more than the number of Ohioans that have won MM jackpots.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: May 5, 2012, 3:57 pm - IP Logged

              You know I play my state games because you've been in the threads.

              Wisconsin MegaBucks was won in Jan/2012 Jackpot $14,300,000. It got that high

              because no one won the jackpot in all of 2011, only one person listed on the state

              website for 2011 winning $622, that's itWhat? That seems worse than MegaMillions and Powerball. lol

              But I'll keep playing!

              wow...thats quite an amazing statistic!!  i hate being in that pool...Mad

                RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                Posted: May 5, 2012, 4:08 pm - IP Logged

                wow...thats quite an amazing statistic!!  i hate being in that pool...Mad

                Ohio's Classic Lotto(6/49) jackpot was over $50M when it was won last year after going almost two years with out a jackpot winner but it had another jackpot winner the next drawing after its jackpot reset to $1M.

                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
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                  Posted: May 5, 2012, 4:49 pm - IP Logged

                  The odds are just to high on you Winning the Jackpot . But , The odds are so much better on you're States games( Easy 5 . Take 5 , Fantasy 5 , Cash 5 . Little Lotto , Lotto  , Mega Money and Etc . ). . You could make more money in the Long Run !!!

                  MEGA MILLIONS and POWERBALL have a higher playership than states games. MM and PB generate more winners because of the higher playership even though the odds of winning are out of this world. 

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