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The regret of not buying the megaplier..

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Posted: August 24, 2012, 3:19 pm - IP Logged

Anyone here experienced it? For instance 250k vs 1 million?
Z I can't imagine the feeling. Yeah you still won a little over a 100k after taxes but it certainly isn't 600k. I guess the old powerball applys too.

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    Posted: August 24, 2012, 3:36 pm - IP Logged

    I always get the MM w/ the MP,

    my wife buys it w/out, I tell her you're going to be sorry cause you'll ony clear enough to kill the mortgage and have chump change leftover.

    I don't play the PB often, but when i do i do i get the PP.

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      Posted: August 24, 2012, 3:45 pm - IP Logged

      I always get the MM w/ the MP,

      my wife buys it w/out, I tell her you're going to be sorry cause you'll ony clear enough to kill the mortgage and have chump change leftover.

      I don't play the PB often, but when i do i do i get the PP.

      to each his/her own ......

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        Posted: August 24, 2012, 5:16 pm - IP Logged

        Anyone here experienced it? For instance 250k vs 1 million?
        Z I can't imagine the feeling. Yeah you still won a little over a 100k after taxes but it certainly isn't 600k. I guess the old powerball applys too.

        I'm still waiting to experience the disappointment of winning $250K.  I can't imagine that feeling after years of never winning over $250. 

        Back in 2002 I matched 5of6 in the Ohio Super Lotto for $1500 and missed winning the jackpot by one number but the only sad part was it increased my taxes about $350.

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          Posted: August 24, 2012, 5:51 pm - IP Logged

          I play the megaplier when I don't forget=)

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            Posted: August 24, 2012, 9:10 pm - IP Logged

            its unavailable here. and i doubt i would play it if it was an option. more tickets for me, means more chances.  doulbe the cost for ea chance to doulbe its money? doesnt really compute. you can have 12 numbers in the games for $2, or 6 and a multiplyier of it wins.?

             

            i seriously doubt i would take it.

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              Posted: August 24, 2012, 9:48 pm - IP Logged

              I'm still waiting to experience the disappointment of winning $250K.  I can't imagine that feeling after years of never winning over $250. 

              Back in 2002 I matched 5of6 in the Ohio Super Lotto for $1500 and missed winning the jackpot by one number but the only sad part was it increased my taxes about $350.

              Excellent post RJOh, LMAO. I will take that "disappointment" any day of the week......

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                Posted: August 24, 2012, 10:21 pm - IP Logged

                Excellent post RJOh, LMAO. I will take that "disappointment" any day of the week......

                I would think it would be even more disappointing to have 20 lines and decide to play only the first 10 with the multiplier for $20 and learn after the drawing that you had the winning combination in the other 10 and win nothing.

                If spending an extra dollar to win a million was such a good option, why did PB make it standard?

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                  Posted: August 24, 2012, 10:31 pm - IP Logged

                  Anyone here experienced it? For instance 250k vs 1 million?
                  Z I can't imagine the feeling. Yeah you still won a little over a 100k after taxes but it certainly isn't 600k. I guess the old powerball applys too.

                  I can be pretty indecisive myself.

                  I always wanted to be a parsley farmer but I was afraid they'd garnish my wages.

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                    Posted: August 24, 2012, 10:50 pm - IP Logged

                    I would think it would be even more disappointing to have 20 lines and decide to play only the first 10 with the multiplier for $20 and learn after the drawing that you had the winning combination in the other 10 and win nothing.

                    If spending an extra dollar to win a million was such a good option, why did PB make it standard?

                    Lol you actually think you're going to win the jackpot? And it would be disappointing winning 250k when for a dollar more you could of had a million. Just look at the results after drawings of all the fools who didn't play the megaplier. Bet they are wishing they did.

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                      Posted: August 24, 2012, 10:58 pm - IP Logged

                      Lol you actually think you're going to win the jackpot? And it would be disappointing winning 250k when for a dollar more you could of had a million. Just look at the results after drawings of all the fools who didn't play the megaplier. Bet they are wishing they did.

                      I prefer to look at the fools who played the multiplier thinking they were going to win something and won nothing.  Only 2.5% of the possible combinations ever win anything so 97.5% of the combinations sold win nothing.

                      I've never been sorry that I didn't spend an extra dollar on the tickets I've brought.

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                        Posted: August 25, 2012, 8:36 am - IP Logged

                        Have never intentionally bought the megaplier as a part of my weekly lotto purchases. Did have one given to me by mistake once. no winner though..oh well....onward and upwardPatriot

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                          Posted: August 25, 2012, 9:55 pm - IP Logged

                          Somehow, I think the preveiling thought when you hit the second prize would to be to get upset that you didn't hit the jackpot, there was just one more number, rather then being upset that you didn't get multiplier.

                           

                          Also, if you are getting QP, the machine might be producing different numbers for those with multiplier and not, since you don't know the algorithm of its randomness.

                          When I get multiplier and don't win (and I never won anything with multiplier) I get upset that I dind't buy extra ticket.

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                            Posted: August 26, 2012, 12:26 am - IP Logged

                            I think i'd go broke if I played megaplier long before i hit the 5/5...

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                              Posted: August 26, 2012, 4:48 pm - IP Logged

                              I think i'd go broke if I played megaplier long before i hit the 5/5...

                              Even though it's still a longshot, you are much more likely to win 2nd or 3rd prize than the Jackpot; it seems silly not to spend an extry buck to make it a good one.

                              A million instead of a $250,000 and $40,000 instead of $10,000.

                              It's worth it to me cuz I only play 2 lines anyway.