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How many people just buy one ticket for MM and PB?

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Posted: May 16, 2012, 11:02 am - IP Logged

Hi everyone,

I'm just wondering how many people when they buy their MM or PB tickets buy just one ticket as opposed to buying 3, 5 or any number of tickets per draw. I still buy one ticket for MM & PB (though I do get the multiplier on that one ticket).   It's just that often on this site I hear of people buying 5 tickets per draw or something like that and wondered if there are many people like myself who stick to buying the one ticket.  Even when I want to buy more than the one ticket per game I always stop myself and tell myself the word "budget", lol.  Okay I know that I would be saving money buy not even buying one ticket per game but still believe you can't win if you don't play (even though people think you can't win even if you do play).

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    Posted: May 16, 2012, 11:16 am - IP Logged

    It varies for me depending on where the JP is.  The MM was just won, so I'll buy 1 ticket for a few draws.   Like you, I also subscribe to the idea that you can't win if you don't play.  Then when the JP gets up again I'll buy a couple per draw. 

    A guy I used to work with told me that (at that time 15 years ago) the odds were not good for the JP to be won until it was at 50 million.  At that point, enough ticket combos were sold for each draw that the odds were in favor of the JP being won.  So that's kinda the rule I follow.

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      Posted: May 16, 2012, 11:30 am - IP Logged

      NY is having a PB promotion this month(10$ gets a free ticket) so i spent 1$ on MM and 10$ on pb. They probably do this hoping they get a winner so they can collect taxes. Sometimes spend more if its over 50 mill.

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        Posted: May 16, 2012, 1:48 pm - IP Logged

        Since Powerball raised their price to $2 I won't even buy those tickets, even if it's one. Let them rip off someone else. The only way I would buy a PB ticket now if the jackpot is over $300 million.

        As for Mega Milliions, if the jackpot is low it makes more sense to buy the multiplier with it. If the jackpot is over $100 million, I won't buy the multiplier. But to answer your question, I normally only buy 1 ticket...

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          Posted: May 16, 2012, 1:48 pm - IP Logged

          Hi everyone,

          I'm just wondering how many people when they buy their MM or PB tickets buy just one ticket as opposed to buying 3, 5 or any number of tickets per draw. I still buy one ticket for MM & PB (though I do get the multiplier on that one ticket).   It's just that often on this site I hear of people buying 5 tickets per draw or something like that and wondered if there are many people like myself who stick to buying the one ticket.  Even when I want to buy more than the one ticket per game I always stop myself and tell myself the word "budget", lol.  Okay I know that I would be saving money buy not even buying one ticket per game but still believe you can't win if you don't play (even though people think you can't win even if you do play).

          I routinely spend 2$ per game per draw.  that is 1 pb and 2 mm so... 8$ per week.  sometimes i do splurge on an extra ticket though...

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            Posted: May 16, 2012, 2:26 pm - IP Logged

            I buy just 1 MMw/ mp, my wife buys just 1 MMw/out MP for each draw.

            rarely buy PB but i do have 1 for tonight w/ PP.

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              Posted: May 16, 2012, 2:38 pm - IP Logged

              As for MM...It depends what my budget it is for the week. There's been times where i get one quick pick and play one line of my own numbers and some times i'll feel like splurging and I'll buy 5 or 6. I don't play PB all the time but occasionally i'll buy 2-3 QP's if i feel like playing.

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                Posted: May 16, 2012, 5:06 pm - IP Logged

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                  Posted: May 16, 2012, 5:10 pm - IP Logged

                  99% of the time, I buy just one PB and MM (with the multiplier).  I am always aiming for the 2nd level prize (but would not turn down the jackpot). I also pick my own numbers 99% of the time.  I have never won any $ with a quick pick.

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                    Posted: May 16, 2012, 6:07 pm - IP Logged

                    I all the time be buyin' 2 tickets.


                                                                 
                                         
                                                             

                     

                     

                     

                     

                                                                                                                       

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                      Posted: May 16, 2012, 6:48 pm - IP Logged

                      I all the time be buyin' 2 tickets.

                      I have been playing the same line for the past 10 years. I often get bored with one line and play extra lines knowing that the time horizon for winning the jp with one line is around 30,000 years.

                      The trouble with playing more lines is the fact that even if you played 100 lines per draw you could still be waiting up the 3000 years to hit a jp.

                      The good news is that if your holding a valid ticket lightning can strike and you can win on any drawing.

                      The phrase "you cant win if you dont play" is an advertising slogan that creates support for the state lotteries.

                      While it is true that you cant win (the lottery) if you dont play (the lottery) 

                      It is also true that "only the stupid pay stupid tax".

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                        Posted: May 16, 2012, 9:07 pm - IP Logged

                        i always liked to buy 5 lines/$5 dollars of tickets for MM or PB.  that was until they changed the price of powerball.  now i will buy 1 or 2 lines.  tonight i bought only 1 line.   i used to think you cant have a good chance of winning with one ticket, but it doesnt really matter how many powerball tickets ive bought since january, i think i won 3 dollars one time in that many months.  so yeah, im not wasting a bunch of money, ill just buy 1 line so i can be in the game.

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                          Posted: May 16, 2012, 9:37 pm - IP Logged

                          Me! I usually buy one quick pick ticket per drawing. I always get the MP, never get the PP.

                          There are some days like today though where I like to choose my own #s. See if that brings me any dough in :)

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                            Posted: May 16, 2012, 11:21 pm - IP Logged

                            I buy 5 lines QP, but not every drawing. I still buy 5 even after the price increase. I hit for $7 last week with 2+PB.

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                              Posted: May 18, 2012, 9:36 am - IP Logged

                              Hi everyone,

                              I'm just wondering how many people when they buy their MM or PB tickets buy just one ticket as opposed to buying 3, 5 or any number of tickets per draw. I still buy one ticket for MM & PB (though I do get the multiplier on that one ticket).   It's just that often on this site I hear of people buying 5 tickets per draw or something like that and wondered if there are many people like myself who stick to buying the one ticket.  Even when I want to buy more than the one ticket per game I always stop myself and tell myself the word "budget", lol.  Okay I know that I would be saving money buy not even buying one ticket per game but still believe you can't win if you don't play (even though people think you can't win even if you do play).

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