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Are the base jackpots really too low??

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Posted: December 20, 2012, 2:05 pm - IP Logged

Really.......why is anyone complaing that 12 million is not a big enough jackpot??? No one here has 12 million dollars...and I'll bet 12 million dollars that no one here would turn it down if they won, because it was to low a jackpot....40 and 50 million is nothing to sneeze at either...I personally hope it doesn't rise too fast and people keep winning...hopefully someone I know....personally....but I buy tickets no matter the amount cause like I said the jackpot WHATEVER the amount is certainly more than anyone here has won........yet.....

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    Posted: December 20, 2012, 2:16 pm - IP Logged

    Probably the only people complaining are the ones not buying a ticket when the jackpot is $12M.  If they aren't buying tickets, why should anyone care what they think?  They still have the option of waiting until the jackpot reaches the level at which they like to play.

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      Posted: December 20, 2012, 3:49 pm - IP Logged

      Yeah the only amount I think wouldn't be worth it is.........0

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        Posted: December 20, 2012, 4:26 pm - IP Logged

        Yeah the only amount I think wouldn't be worth it is.........0

        I prefer to compare what's available and right now Ohio has a 6/49 game Classic Lotto with a jackpot of $24.3M/$12.1 cash which is a better choice for me.

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          Posted: December 20, 2012, 5:35 pm - IP Logged

          Really.......why is anyone complaing that 12 million is not a big enough jackpot??? No one here has 12 million dollars...and I'll bet 12 million dollars that no one here would turn it down if they won, because it was to low a jackpot....40 and 50 million is nothing to sneeze at either...I personally hope it doesn't rise too fast and people keep winning...hopefully someone I know....personally....but I buy tickets no matter the amount cause like I said the jackpot WHATEVER the amount is certainly more than anyone here has won........yet.....

          I'd rather play Hoosier Lotto and have a 1 in 12 million chance of winning the jackpot than play Powerball or Mega Millions and have a 1 in 175 million chance of winning the jackpot. Sure, the jackpots for Powerball and Mega Millions get a lot higher than Hoosier Lotto, but my goal is to win something I can retire off of, not spend money like Jay Z. I personally would retire off a $3,000,000 Hoosier Lotto jackpot. I would take the annuity which would equate to $100,000 before taxes every year for 30 years. I realize that $100,000 per year isn't what it use to be, but it's still upper middle class and can buy a couple nice vacations per year.

          Gonna win.Big Smile

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            Posted: December 20, 2012, 10:06 pm - IP Logged

            I prefer to compare what's available and right now Ohio has a 6/49 game Classic Lotto with a jackpot of $24.3M/$12.1 cash which is a better choice for me.

            lol You still talking about the 6/49 Classic?

            No one hit that jackpot yetWhat?

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              Posted: December 21, 2012, 7:39 am - IP Logged

              I prefer to compare what's available and right now Ohio has a 6/49 game Classic Lotto with a jackpot of $24.3M/$12.1 cash which is a better choice for me.

              I see that.....but Im saying IF you did indeed bought a MM ticket and only WON  the 12 million dollars.........Would you be complaining that it was only 12 million and you coulda woulda shoulda won the 24 million???

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                Posted: December 21, 2012, 10:46 am - IP Logged

                I see that.....but Im saying IF you did indeed bought a MM ticket and only WON  the 12 million dollars.........Would you be complaining that it was only 12 million and you coulda woulda shoulda won the 24 million???

                I doubt anyone would complain about winning $12M, but if your goal is to simply retire and/or live an upper middle class to upper class lifestyle, an in-state Lotto game would probably be the better option considering the odds are way better, so much better that I see it as a no-brainer.

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                  Posted: December 21, 2012, 10:54 am - IP Logged

                  I see that.....but Im saying IF you did indeed bought a MM ticket and only WON  the 12 million dollars.........Would you be complaining that it was only 12 million and you coulda woulda shoulda won the 24 million???

                  Knowing what the prizes are when I buy a ticket, why would I complain if I won?  I assume only players who would be happy to win the jackpot would ever buy a ticket.

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                    Posted: December 21, 2012, 11:00 am - IP Logged

                    lol You still talking about the 6/49 Classic?

                    No one hit that jackpot yetWhat?

                    Keep playing (quick picks)

                    Even with odds of 1:14M, ticket sales still effect how often it's won. CL only sells a fraction as many tickets as MM.

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                      Posted: December 21, 2012, 11:03 am - IP Logged

                      Really.......why is anyone complaing that 12 million is not a big enough jackpot??? No one here has 12 million dollars...and I'll bet 12 million dollars that no one here would turn it down if they won, because it was to low a jackpot....40 and 50 million is nothing to sneeze at either...I personally hope it doesn't rise too fast and people keep winning...hopefully someone I know....personally....but I buy tickets no matter the amount cause like I said the jackpot WHATEVER the amount is certainly more than anyone here has won........yet.....

                      When is the last time you sneezed AT something??


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                        Posted: December 21, 2012, 11:04 am - IP Logged

                        Really.......why is anyone complaing that 12 million is not a big enough jackpot??? No one here has 12 million dollars...and I'll bet 12 million dollars that no one here would turn it down if they won, because it was to low a jackpot....40 and 50 million is nothing to sneeze at either...I personally hope it doesn't rise too fast and people keep winning...hopefully someone I know....personally....but I buy tickets no matter the amount cause like I said the jackpot WHATEVER the amount is certainly more than anyone here has won........yet.....

                        How do you know how much money people have , and how much anyone has won.......What?


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                          Posted: December 21, 2012, 11:06 am - IP Logged

                          Really.......why is anyone complaing that 12 million is not a big enough jackpot??? No one here has 12 million dollars...and I'll bet 12 million dollars that no one here would turn it down if they won, because it was to low a jackpot....40 and 50 million is nothing to sneeze at either...I personally hope it doesn't rise too fast and people keep winning...hopefully someone I know....personally....but I buy tickets no matter the amount cause like I said the jackpot WHATEVER the amount is certainly more than anyone here has won........yet.....

                          Your an expert on all things LP, after 5 months.......What?


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                            Posted: December 21, 2012, 11:08 am - IP Logged

                            Even with odds of 1:14M, ticket sales still effect how often it's won. CL only sells a fraction as many tickets as MM.

                            1 in 14 million seems like kinda long odds to me............

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                              Posted: December 21, 2012, 4:21 pm - IP Logged

                              Really.......why is anyone complaing that 12 million is not a big enough jackpot??? No one here has 12 million dollars...and I'll bet 12 million dollars that no one here would turn it down if they won, because it was to low a jackpot....40 and 50 million is nothing to sneeze at either...I personally hope it doesn't rise too fast and people keep winning...hopefully someone I know....personally....but I buy tickets no matter the amount cause like I said the jackpot WHATEVER the amount is certainly more than anyone here has won........yet.....

                              Why would you want to spend your money for a $12M mega millions starting jackpot after seeing so many first time players winning jackpots over $100M? F the mega millions lottery with their low stupid jackpots.LOL

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