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I bought my Powerball tickets in Iowa, why didn't I win?

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Posted: September 30, 2012, 5:20 pm - IP Logged

You didn't win the jackpot cuz there was no jackpot winner.

You would have won the second prize though if you had driven to  Connecticut, Florida,
Louisiana, Michigan, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas or Virginia.

So do that next time.

lol, lol, lol. You are a funny man ridge road runner AkA Rick Rubin.

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    Posted: September 30, 2012, 5:28 pm - IP Logged

    I drove up to Iowa to buy Powerball tickets for last nights drawing.  I only matched 4 white balls.  Why didn't I win the jackpot?  I thought for sure I'd win if I bought in Iowa.

    Buying more lottery tickets in the lottery retailers closer to your house will increase your chances of winning the MM and PB. It is like having a time travel machine. Did I say time travel?

    I am more serious than Jerry Seinfeld when I say this.

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      Posted: October 2, 2012, 11:03 am - IP Logged

      I drove up to Iowa to buy Powerball tickets for last nights drawing.  I only matched 4 white balls.  Why didn't I win the jackpot?  I thought for sure I'd win if I bought in Iowa.

      When you cross the state line and see the sign that says Welcome to Iowa you are suppossed to pull over, get out of your car, cup your hands over your mouth, and shout,

      SOOOOEEEEEE       HERE PIG         PIG PIG PIG

      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: October 2, 2012, 11:12 am - IP Logged

        Buying more lottery tickets in the lottery retailers closer to your house will increase your chances of winning the MM and PB. It is like having a time travel machine. Did I say time travel?

        I am more serious than Jerry Seinfeld when I say this.

        I Agree!Traveling farther away to buy tickets just waste money for fuel that could be used to buy more tickets.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: October 2, 2012, 11:21 am - IP Logged

          You did'nt win because the white balls were on different lines. Only Mirlande can win like that. You also need to be a farmer so plant some corn to increase your chances.

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            Posted: October 2, 2012, 11:28 am - IP Logged

            I drove up to Iowa to buy Powerball tickets for last nights drawing.  I only matched 4 white balls.  Why didn't I win the jackpot?  I thought for sure I'd win if I bought in Iowa.

            I'm seeing a lot of sarcasm in the responses contained in this thread and no one is really addressing the complaint posed by the OP. 

             

            jj, it appears to me that the Iowa Lottery has made a grievous error.  I believe that you were supposed to win and they failed to draw the numbers that matched the ones on your ticket.  I suggest that you go to their HQ and file a complaint.  If that does not work, the Powerball HQ is also in Iowa.

            Powerball contact info: http://www.powerball.com/pb_contact.asp

            Iowa Lottery contact info: http://www.ialottery.com/ContactUs/LotteryOfficeLocations.asp

             

            I support your efforts to right this wrong.  Good Luck!!

             

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              Posted: October 2, 2012, 11:48 am - IP Logged

              I'm seeing a lot of sarcasm in the responses contained in this thread and no one is really addressing the complaint posed by the OP. 

               

              jj, it appears to me that the Iowa Lottery has made a grievous error.  I believe that you were supposed to win and they failed to draw the numbers that matched the ones on your ticket.  I suggest that you go to their HQ and file a complaint.  If that does not work, the Powerball HQ is also in Iowa.

              Powerball contact info: http://www.powerball.com/pb_contact.asp

              Iowa Lottery contact info: http://www.ialottery.com/ContactUs/LotteryOfficeLocations.asp

               

              I support your efforts to right this wrong.  Good Luck!!

               

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              That has been tried and failed before.  The numbers posted as winners are the only official winning numbers.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: October 2, 2012, 11:49 am - IP Logged

                You were supposed to tip the clerk an ear of corn. EVERYONE KNOWS THAT. He knew you were from out of state and didn't qualify for the secret program.

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                  Posted: October 2, 2012, 12:50 pm - IP Logged

                  I Agree!Traveling farther away to buy tickets just waste money for fuel that could be used to buy more tickets.

                  Winning the lottery is a numbers game, although I have tried to minimize my spending by using mind over matter techniques.

                  Buying more tickets increases your chances of winning.You can also spend a life time buying tickets and never win.

                  I wonder how much time have we, lottery players wasted playing the lottery?

                  Time is Money.

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                    Posted: October 2, 2012, 12:55 pm - IP Logged

                    Winning the lottery is a numbers game, although I have tried to minimize my spending by using mind over matter techniques.

                    Buying more tickets increases your chances of winning.You can also spend a life time buying tickets and never win.

                    I wonder how much time have we, lottery players wasted playing the lottery?

                    Time is Money.

                    I am on to you Thrifty!

                     

                    Trying to talk us goons into building this jackpot to your magic number so you can SWOOP in and badda bing badda boom win and take all.

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                      Posted: October 2, 2012, 1:01 pm - IP Logged

                      That has been tried and failed before.  The numbers posted as winners are the only official winning numbers.

                      I feel that it is insane going to another state to play MM and PB when you can play these games in your state.I understand that it is frustrating playing the lottery in a state where a lottery jackpot is rarely won.

                      You have the choice of playing for a second prize or quit playing all together. You can also play a single line per drawing.

                      Play less often for less lines= buy a single line monthly. It is okay to dream.

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                        Posted: October 2, 2012, 1:07 pm - IP Logged

                        I am on to you Thrifty!

                         

                        Trying to talk us goons into building this jackpot to your magic number so you can SWOOP in and badda bing badda boom win and take all.

                        Which powerball jackpot is enough for thrifty to retire $40M, $50M, $60M, $70M, $80M, $90M, $100M etc.?

                        These powerball jackpots build up so fast by increasing $10M per drawing that I am running out of money to play. It isn't bad to dream about winning $40M on powerball for $2.

                        Are you playing powerball? I might win any jackpot amount over $40M someday. lol, lol, lol

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                          Which powerball jackpot is enough for thrifty to retire $40M, $50M, $60M, $70M, $80M, $90M, $100M etc.?

                          These powerball jackpots build up so fast by increasing $10M per drawing that I am running out of money to play. It isn't bad to dream about winning $40M on powerball for $2.

                          Are you playing powerball? I might win any jackpot amount over $40M someday. lol, lol, lol

                          SOMEDAY...Good cover! lol

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                            Posted: October 2, 2012, 1:26 pm - IP Logged

                            SOMEDAY...Good cover! lol

                            I do not play powerball on every drawing, but any powerball jackpot amount will do it for me. I start playing mega millions when it goes over $40M. lol, lol

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                              Posted: October 2, 2012, 2:53 pm - IP Logged

                              I feel that it is insane going to another state to play MM and PB when you can play these games in your state.I understand that it is frustrating playing the lottery in a state where a lottery jackpot is rarely won.

                              You have the choice of playing for a second prize or quit playing all together. You can also play a single line per drawing.

                              Play less often for less lines= buy a single line monthly. It is okay to dream.

                              Those folk feel that where you play counts more than what you play.

                               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                                 
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