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How many people play PB or MM regardless of the Jackpot size?

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Posted: July 31, 2012, 3:43 pm - IP Logged

Hi,

I'm just curious to know how many people play PB or MM regardless of the Jackpot size. There was a time when I would only play the PB and MM when it got to be over 100 million but the last year or so I realize since I would be thrilled to win the 2nd place prize the amount of the Jackpot doesn't determine my playing since that's it's so astronomically hard to win the jackpot. It seems that many people care more about the jackpot itself (even though it's so hard to win it).  I usuallly buy one ticket for both and spend the extra 1 dollar for the Powerplay and Multiplier on PB/MM because winning 1 million for MM and 2 million for PB with 5 numbers would be fantastic.

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    Posted: July 31, 2012, 4:17 pm - IP Logged

    The jackpot size doesn't matter to me, I play in every MM and PB drawing... Tues, Fri and Sat.

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      Posted: July 31, 2012, 4:21 pm - IP Logged

      The jackpot size doesn't matter to me, I play in every MM and PB drawing... Tues, Fri and Sat.

      What?

      Every? What about Wednesday PB?

      Thud

      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

      Lep

      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: July 31, 2012, 4:22 pm - IP Logged

        The jackpot size doesn't matter to me, I play in every MM and PB drawing... Tues, Fri and Sat.

        I Agree!  Any jackpot is a VERY GOOD JACKPOT!!! Lep

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          Posted: July 31, 2012, 4:29 pm - IP Logged

          What?

          Every? What about Wednesday PB?

          Thud

          good catch, typo=)

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            Posted: July 31, 2012, 4:30 pm - IP Logged

            I play the MM w/mp regardless of JP size every draw, as part of my budget

            the PB w/ PP only when I have tip $ thats outside of budget,

            which i will do tonight for next 2 draws.

             

            However, theres another reason to play only when the JP is oversized and that is because thats when it usaually hits,

            But you are correct as I also would be quite happy w/ the 2nd prize.

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              Posted: July 31, 2012, 4:31 pm - IP Logged

              No problem, just teasing....but for a second I did wonder if there was a state that skipped Wed. PB.

              Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

              Lep

              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: July 31, 2012, 4:32 pm - IP Logged

                What?

                Every? What about Wednesday PB?

                Thud

                I still like that Tuesday Powerball, just can't claim it until Wednesday.  Yes Nod

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                  Posted: August 2, 2012, 8:16 am - IP Logged

                  Hi,

                  I'm just curious to know how many people play PB or MM regardless of the Jackpot size. There was a time when I would only play the PB and MM when it got to be over 100 million but the last year or so I realize since I would be thrilled to win the 2nd place prize the amount of the Jackpot doesn't determine my playing since that's it's so astronomically hard to win the jackpot. It seems that many people care more about the jackpot itself (even though it's so hard to win it).  I usuallly buy one ticket for both and spend the extra 1 dollar for the Powerplay and Multiplier on PB/MM because winning 1 million for MM and 2 million for PB with 5 numbers would be fantastic.

                  I do not like to play the lottery like a lab rat. Therefore I play when the mega millions and powerball jackpots reach $100M annuity.

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                    Posted: August 2, 2012, 9:41 am - IP Logged

                    I do not like to play the lottery like a lab rat. Therefore I play when the mega millions and powerball jackpots reach $100M annuity.

                    Type I don't get interested till it breaks the $75 million mark my self

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                      Posted: August 2, 2012, 11:13 am - IP Logged

                      I have a couple of lines that I play on the MM & PB every draw.  I have played since the beginning and have never missed a drawing.  However, I do increase my tickets as the jackpot grows!!


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                        Posted: August 2, 2012, 12:08 pm - IP Logged

                        Very interesting Saylorgirl, I play the same way except I play my 2 MM lines with 2 different megaballs making it 4 lines MM and 2 lines PB. Total $80. per 10 draws.

                        Do you ever feel like $80. per month is too much to spend??

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                          Posted: August 2, 2012, 8:09 pm - IP Logged

                          I play every drawing.  A $12 million MM jackpot or a $20 million PB jackpot would be just fine by me.  I suppose it helps that I only play a couple lines per drawing.

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                            Posted: August 4, 2012, 12:34 am - IP Logged

                            I used to play every MM/PB drawing, but now I occasionally skip the first one or two MM draws. With PB I rarely play now, I got numbers for last draw and this draw as I'm back in Texas until Sunday, but usually I'm out most of the time. When I did play it was every draw.

                             

                            I think last year I calculated that I could retire on $3m, so the $6.75m amount on the rollover MM draw would be good for me just as a bigger one would be. I just like to occassionally take a break and figure the small amounts are the best times.