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Powerball is taking a serious beating in December!

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Posted: December 27, 2012, 8:59 pm - IP Logged

Yeah, waaaaaaaay too easy.

I'm tired of winning all the time.

LMAOOOOO....

same here rdgnr....

I wish that clown would tell us just how many times he's won since it's so friggin easy.

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    Posted: December 27, 2012, 9:31 pm - IP Logged

    We are in this game together and Im playing both JP games just in case one of them hits......


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      Posted: December 27, 2012, 9:32 pm - IP Logged

      Yessir, they're long overdue. It would be wonderful if they came before the end of 2012. I would probably Pukelol

      We are in this game together and Im playing both JP games just in case one of them hits......


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        Posted: December 27, 2012, 9:40 pm - IP Logged

        Yessir, they're long overdue. It would be wonderful if they came before the end of 2012. I would probably Pukelol

        We need to get mcginnin56 back here to play these numbers and get us a three way split at LP........


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          Posted: December 27, 2012, 9:56 pm - IP Logged

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            Posted: December 27, 2012, 10:37 pm - IP Logged

            We need to get mcginnin56 back here to play these numbers and get us a three way split at LP........

            Yes. MUSL officials would certainly investigate if there were 3 self picks from 3 different states that hit at the same drawing lol I would love to have that press conference

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              Posted: December 27, 2012, 11:01 pm - IP Logged

              with last drawing of the month on 29th being 40m for pb

              it makes whole month never gone above 50M mark

               

              who here put a voodoo/whatever curse on powerball

               first we get  November being like best month for powerbal ending with the november 28th drawing at a record 587,500,000

              and now december gone to hell,

               

              its a curse, powerball spent all it last rolling luck in november,and now just giving jackpots out 

              once it hits 50m, it blows its brains out. 

               

              may  know on the January 2nd if it even get past 50m

              if it gets hit 1 more time, we should just call it the 50m curse, as 4 times in a roll is wow what bad luck

              , 5 its a curse.

               

              also MM not doing so well this month ether , they never been above 35 for MM

              http://www.usamega.com/mega-millions-history.asp

               

              its like this month everyone and there dog been winning,

               

              thro if your a everyday type of player,

              can't say we  don't win a lot , we get our share too, not only the people who only come out wood work for major ones.

              this month been a winner for people who play no matter the amount is rofl

               

              am hoping When CA joins PB much  later into 2013  we have some more luck going by then.

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                Posted: December 28, 2012, 3:03 am - IP Logged

                According to a rolling headline at LottoReport website, Since Dec5, the PB prizes have been under fund by $59M and the states are hurting.  If the states are responsible for all prizes other than the jackpot then it's the states with the million dollars winners that are hurting the worst.

                I'm surprised the PB payout structure hasn't changed to correct the situation, I suppose they will when California is added.

                Underfunded by $59 million? Oh, the horror ...  Over a 4 day period in late November they made a profit of about $280 million, so they're not hurting at all.

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                  Posted: December 28, 2012, 3:07 am - IP Logged

                  California will probably retain its pari-mutual status as they did with MagaMillions and only pay prizes out of actual sales rather than expected sales over the long term even if it's less than other states are paying out occasionally.

                  Who knows, maybe other states will adapt the same policy.

                  California's parimutuel payouts are based on the law, not a decision by the lottery. Unless the state legislators change that law there's no question that payouts for PB will also be parimutuel.

                  That won't make jackpot payouts in California any different than in other states. Those payouts have always been parimutuel everywhere and are based on the advertised jackpot. If they advertise a jackpot of $40 million and only sell one ticket they're SOL if that ticket happens to match 5+1.

                  As for other states adopting the same policy, there's no real reason for them to do it. The prizes are based on probability and how much money goes to that prize level. In the long run the payout is about the same either way.

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                    Posted: December 28, 2012, 8:28 am - IP Logged

                    People like Boney who come out for the huge JP, and the huge JP ONLY will ONLY play for a single draw.... 

                    Those people have even devised a system for avoiding a split JP called EV.............

                    LMAO

                     

                    I guess there's nothing innaccurate about that post, except that it's not a "system" called EV.

                     

                    EV stands for Expected Value, and is the same thing in any form of gambling.  In the Lottery, EV is almost always negative, so most gamblers who seek positive EV stay away from Lottery, and stick with games like Poker, Blackjack, Video Poker, etc.

                     

                    However, I still feel that (especially in parimutual games) it's best to maximize EV by self picking less played combos, so that when you win, like you said - you are less likely to split a jackpot and in parimutual games second tier prizes increase as well.


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                      Posted: December 28, 2012, 9:02 am - IP Logged

                      Underfunded by $59 million? Oh, the horror ...  Over a 4 day period in late November they made a profit of about $280 million, so they're not hurting at all.

                      Exactly..... They are flush with cash and people are talking about them hurting. lol. lol.


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                        Posted: December 28, 2012, 9:07 am - IP Logged

                        LMAO

                         

                        I guess there's nothing innaccurate about that post, except that it's not a "system" called EV.

                         

                        EV stands for Expected Value, and is the same thing in any form of gambling.  In the Lottery, EV is almost always negative, so most gamblers who seek positive EV stay away from Lottery, and stick with games like Poker, Blackjack, Video Poker, etc.

                         

                        However, I still feel that (especially in parimutual games) it's best to maximize EV by self picking less played combos, so that when you win, like you said - you are less likely to split a jackpot and in parimutual games second tier prizes increase as well.

                        Right, so applying EV to lotteries is a device of people who don't want to share......... 

                        Sounds kinda stingy to me........


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                          Posted: December 28, 2012, 9:09 am - IP Logged

                          with last drawing of the month on 29th being 40m for pb

                          it makes whole month never gone above 50M mark

                           

                          who here put a voodoo/whatever curse on powerball

                           first we get  November being like best month for powerbal ending with the november 28th drawing at a record 587,500,000

                          and now december gone to hell,

                           

                          its a curse, powerball spent all it last rolling luck in november,and now just giving jackpots out 

                          once it hits 50m, it blows its brains out. 

                           

                          may  know on the January 2nd if it even get past 50m

                          if it gets hit 1 more time, we should just call it the 50m curse, as 4 times in a roll is wow what bad luck

                          , 5 its a curse.

                           

                          also MM not doing so well this month ether , they never been above 35 for MM

                          http://www.usamega.com/mega-millions-history.asp

                           

                          its like this month everyone and there dog been winning,

                           

                          thro if your a everyday type of player,

                          can't say we  don't win a lot , we get our share too, not only the people who only come out wood work for major ones.

                          this month been a winner for people who play no matter the amount is rofl

                           

                          am hoping When CA joins PB much  later into 2013  we have some more luck going by then.

                          So players winning is a bad thing...... What?


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                            Posted: December 28, 2012, 9:15 am - IP Logged

                            Yes. MUSL officials would certainly investigate if there were 3 self picks from 3 different states that hit at the same drawing lol I would love to have that press conference

                            I Agree! I like the idea of SHARING the JP with other players, especially LP players if possible.


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                              Posted: December 28, 2012, 9:18 am - IP Logged

                              Yes. MUSL officials would certainly investigate if there were 3 self picks from 3 different states that hit at the same drawing lol I would love to have that press conference

                              If Gordo can share the same numbers among multiple players, so can we..... Yes Nod