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Going after 100m Powerball Jackpot?

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Posted: May 18, 2012, 9:16 pm - IP Logged

I play megamillions every draw.  I dreamt of some numbers specifically for mega so I play those and I'm terrified that the one day I don't play, that's the day my dream numbers come out.  Even before I dreamed of the numbers I played pretty regularly.  Same for Powerball until they raised the price to $2.  I only play powerball when I have the extra cash...doesn't really matter the JP size.

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    Posted: May 19, 2012, 12:11 am - IP Logged

    I usually jump in at 100m or close to it cause smaller wins will get me broke again after a few weeks of my wife spending spree.

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      Posted: May 19, 2012, 12:14 am - IP Logged

      I usually jump in at 100m or close to it cause smaller wins will get me broke again after a few weeks of my wife spending spree.

      You gotta lay down the law with the wifey, xaab.   LOL


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

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        Posted: May 19, 2012, 12:26 am - IP Logged

        I always play:) To be honest, I don't mind the lower jackpots because if I were to win something insane like 200 million my head would probably explode :P My overall goal is to win $1 million- I'd be happy with that! Which reminds me.. I have to run out sometime tomorrow and get my ticket!

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          Posted: May 19, 2012, 2:41 am - IP Logged

          I agree. When players think its going to rollover ONE MORE TIME someone hits it and we're all back to square ONE! I play my regular numbers consistently.

          You know what the MM jackpot was when the roll that took it to $656 million started? If the $100 million PB gets hit tomorrow there will still be a chance before long at $150 or $200 million. The real decision is what average jackpot you want all of your chances to be for. By playing every drawing you lower the average amount you're trying to win.

          With odds of $175 million to 1 it takes an average of 175 million tickets for each jackpot win. That means sales of $350 million, which (coincidentally) works out to an advertised jackpot of $175 million. In the long run we can expect that half of the money won from jackpots will be from jackpots of $175 milion or less, and half from those that are over $175 million. For the same amount of money you can have 10 chances at jackpots of less than $150 million or jackpots of more than $150 million.

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            Posted: May 19, 2012, 10:20 am - IP Logged

            The jackpot games always look good to me no matter whether they're the state lotto at $1M or PB at $40M+. I'd be elated with any big win so I buy tickets whenever the urge strikes without regard to odds vs. jackpot size.


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              Posted: May 19, 2012, 5:05 pm - IP Logged

              Wow! I am celebrating my 15th year as a lottery player myself. Don't ask me what I have to show for it!

              Where did all that time go? Yes, I will ask you: What do you have to show for it?  ROFL


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                Posted: May 19, 2012, 5:08 pm - IP Logged

                Where did all that time go? Yes, I will ask you: What do you have to show for it?  ROFL

                Only because it's YOU! lol

                 

                On a 3ball - I was able to purchase 5 new tires for my SUV.

                 

                On a couple 4 of 6s I got a few hotel nights on the beach.

                 

                Ummm....beyond that the smaller wins in the Powerball merely defrayed a small part of the expenses to stay in the game.

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                  Posted: May 19, 2012, 5:15 pm - IP Logged

                  Only because it's YOU! lol

                   

                  On a 3ball - I was able to purchase 5 new tires for my SUV.

                   

                  On a couple 4 of 6s I got a few hotel nights on the beach.

                   

                  Ummm....beyond that the smaller wins in the Powerball merely defrayed a small part of the expenses to stay in the game.

                  Thanks for volunteering that! Compared to most, I'd say you did pretty well for yourself. Congrat's.  Party


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                    Posted: May 19, 2012, 5:25 pm - IP Logged

                    Thanks for volunteering that! Compared to most, I'd say you did pretty well for yourself. Congrat's.  Party

                    The best strategy is SHAMELESS PERSISTENCE!

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                      Posted: May 19, 2012, 5:30 pm - IP Logged

                      The best strategy is SHAMELESS PERSISTENCE!

                      AMEN!  Blue Angel

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                        Posted: May 20, 2012, 12:31 am - IP Logged

                        I hit 3 of 5 tonight for a $7 win. I got the same prize last week with 2+PB.

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                          Posted: May 20, 2012, 10:43 am - IP Logged

                          The jackpot games always look good to me no matter whether they're the state lotto at $1M or PB at $40M+. I'd be elated with any big win so I buy tickets whenever the urge strikes without regard to odds vs. jackpot size.

                          I agree, KPaul, I don't turn my nose up at a million either.

                          Doesn't make sense to me to wait til the pot hits a certain level because your odds ain't gonna change no matter what the jackpot is.

                          A million or a hundred million don't make me no nevermind nohow.


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

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                            Posted: May 20, 2012, 10:49 am - IP Logged

                            I hit 3 of 5 tonight for a $7 win. I got the same prize last week with 2+PB.

                            Who knows what the 23rd will bring! I know I didn't win OBVIOUSLY but haven't checked my numbers as yet for low tier prizes. I'm logging into USA Mega now

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                              Posted: May 20, 2012, 10:53 am - IP Logged

                              I hit 3 of 5 tonight for a $7 win. I got the same prize last week with 2+PB.

                              I hit the Paarball on a QP fer 12 bucks.

                              Gonna let it ride.


                                                                           
                                                   
                                                                       

                               

                               

                               

                               

                                                                                                                                 

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