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Stunned & in disbelief over last night's Powerball drawing

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Posted: January 4, 2013, 7:02 pm - IP Logged

"I believe since I bought tickets in RI that I can't lose"

That's what Custer said at the Little Big Horn.

The other night yahoo news had an article about lotteries and different states. People in North Dakota played the least, people in Massachusetts played the most. Mass. also paid out the most.

(I think they were talking state games, not PB and MM).

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: January 4, 2013, 7:22 pm - IP Logged

    Machines don't have intelligence. They just got lucky.

    Some lotto machine is crying somewhere....

    Hiding Behind Computer

    oh come round

    to the effigy we had'n

    soup in the basin

    sticks of fish nest run a ground

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      Posted: January 5, 2013, 10:42 am - IP Logged

      Looks like Mega Millions is "stunning" now too.  Its jackpot actually got over $40 million for the first time in six weeks!  One more roll, and it will be at an almost-three-month high!  I think Mega Millions is trying to set a record for how long its jackpot can stay under $100 million though - it hasn't been over $100 million since last 9/11.  At least, good for the MUSL, Mega Millions' jackpots aren't underfunded after one or two rollovers like Powerball's are.

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        Posted: January 5, 2013, 10:47 am - IP Logged

        Some lotto machine is crying somewhere....

        Hiding Behind Computer

        oh come round

        to the effigy we had'n

        soup in the basin

        sticks of fish nest run a ground

        I enjoyed fish sticks when I was a lad.


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          Posted: January 5, 2013, 10:48 am - IP Logged

          Looks like Mega Millions is "stunning" now too.  Its jackpot actually got over $40 million for the first time in six weeks!  One more roll, and it will be at an almost-three-month high!  I think Mega Millions is trying to set a record for how long its jackpot can stay under $100 million though - it hasn't been over $100 million since last 9/11.  At least, good for the MUSL, Mega Millions' jackpots aren't underfunded after one or two rollovers like Powerball's are.

          Its cool when MM gets above PB and stays there for a while.


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            Posted: January 5, 2013, 10:50 am - IP Logged

            "I believe since I bought tickets in RI that I can't lose"

            That's what Custer said at the Little Big Horn.

            The other night yahoo news had an article about lotteries and different states. People in North Dakota played the least, people in Massachusetts played the most. Mass. also paid out the most.

            (I think they were talking state games, not PB and MM).

            It must be a cultural thing where in some areas people all just play a lot of lottery games. Or are the Massachusetts game more attractive??

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              Posted: January 5, 2013, 11:18 am - IP Logged

              The article said the Mass. lottery pays out the most.

              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: January 5, 2013, 11:22 am - IP Logged

                The article said the Mass. lottery pays out the most.

                Yes, but pays out the most based on sales or based on a persentage return?

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                  Posted: January 5, 2013, 11:35 am - IP Logged

                  Percentage, I think it was around 71%.

                  Excluding PB and MM, it might have been amount of money, too.

                  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: January 5, 2013, 11:41 am - IP Logged

                    Percentage, I think it was around 71%.

                    Excluding PB and MM, it might have been amount of money, too.

                    Cool, that means higher returns attract more players. That would explain why AZ needs to spend millions in advertising to convince people that a $52k prize will give them the life of their dreams......


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                      Posted: January 8, 2013, 10:27 pm - IP Logged

                      Well, my RI tickets DID win.  Three white balls on one of them for $7!

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                        Posted: January 8, 2013, 10:36 pm - IP Logged

                        Well, my RI tickets DID win.  Three white balls on one of them for $7!

                        Congrats on your win Dance

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