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Have you at times temporarily abandoned MM & PB for the lower hanging fruit

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Posted: February 20, 2013, 9:58 pm - IP Logged

Meaning you have tried to hit the Big Ones and have constantly come up empty handed and resorted to playing the " pick 3, pick 4 "or any of the lesser paying jackpots due to your frustration. I have tried playing for the lesser amounts with more success. How about you?
* California gets PB in April, but the pilot light has been lit.

Nah I couldnt....LOL Im of the mindset if you bet big you win big...heck I dont even play the $1 or $5 scratch-offs...I shoot for the stars and play the $10 and $20 scratch-offs when I have the money only cause when I buy those...I buy at least 3 at a time...so that's $30 or $60 a pop

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    Posted: February 20, 2013, 10:30 pm - IP Logged

    I don't mind the lower hanging fruit, but a million would be nice.

     HyperBe Happy.

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      Posted: February 20, 2013, 10:38 pm - IP Logged

      I'm always swingin' for the fences.

      I might strike out more often but you'll never hit a grand slam with a bunt.

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        Posted: February 21, 2013, 1:02 am - IP Logged

        I play with multi-draw picks. If MM happens to hit on my last paid for date then I'll play a draw or two for the state's game if it's higher than the rollover amount. If not I'll simply go out and get another 10 MM draws.

          rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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          Posted: February 21, 2013, 1:35 am - IP Logged

          Speaking of lower hanging fruit, I strained myself picking up a bag of cement the wrong way one time and...

          Nah, never mind.

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            Posted: February 21, 2013, 7:39 am - IP Logged

            Speaking of lower hanging fruit, I strained myself picking up a bag of cement the wrong way one time and...

            Nah, never mind.

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              Posted: February 21, 2013, 8:14 am - IP Logged

              I'm always swingin' for the fences.

              I might strike out more often but you'll never hit a grand slam with a bunt.

              Nice analogy rdgrnr. Like MLB swinging for the fences is a heck of a lot more exciting, but "small ball" tends to get the job done more often. Good luck to you trying to knock one out of the park.

              Cheers

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                Posted: February 21, 2013, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

                LMAO  LOL

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                  Posted: February 21, 2013, 1:14 pm - IP Logged

                  Meaning you have tried to hit the Big Ones and have constantly come up empty handed and resorted to playing the " pick 3, pick 4 "or any of the lesser paying jackpots due to your frustration. I have tried playing for the lesser amounts with more success. How about you?
                  * California gets PB in April, but the pilot light has been lit.

                  Scratch-off players out number all the other lottery game players and it's probably because they want to win something more often. Some of those games give players 25% chance of winning something compared to 2.5% playing MM. If winning something more often playing for a smaller jackpot is your goal, play scratch-offs. If want to "swing for the fence", play MM or PB.

                  There is no right or wrong way to spend a spare dollar on lottery games so it's nothing more than personal preference.

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                    Posted: February 21, 2013, 1:22 pm - IP Logged

                    Nice analogy rdgrnr. Like MLB swinging for the fences is a heck of a lot more exciting, but "small ball" tends to get the job done more often. Good luck to you trying to knock one out of the park.

                    Cheers

                    20 years from now, will the guy hitting the "walk off homer" in the seventh game of the World Series be remembered more than the perfectly executed "squeeze bunt" in the second inning of the same game?

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                      Posted: February 21, 2013, 1:26 pm - IP Logged

                      20 years from now, will the guy hitting the "walk off homer" in the seventh game of the World Series be remembered more than the perfectly executed "squeeze bunt" in the second inning of the same game?

                      20 years from now?

                      I can't remember what I had fer supper last night.

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                        Posted: February 21, 2013, 2:14 pm - IP Logged

                        20 years from now, will the guy hitting the "walk off homer" in the seventh game of the World Series be remembered more than the perfectly executed "squeeze bunt" in the second inning of the same game?

                        As a baseball purist I tend to remember the contributions of hard working blue collar guy more than those of the big home run hitting guys. Perfect example of that is Dave Roberts steal of second base in the ninth inning of game 4 in the 2004 ALCS vs the Yankees and ace closer Mariano Rivera with the Red Sox down a run in the game and 3-0 in the series. Had he got caught stealing the Sox likely would have been swept in that series and never went on to come back to beat NY 4 games to 3 and go on to beat St. Louis in the World Series. If you're a NYY fan I apologize for bringing back that painful memory.

                        Putting it in lottery terms however I see your point. One would tend to remember a $300 million Powerball jackpot winner much more than a $5 million state lottery winner but that would be just fine with me. With the smaller win I'd be quickly forgotten about and be able to go on enjoying the retired life in anonymity.

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                          Posted: February 21, 2013, 2:43 pm - IP Logged

                          Nice analogy rdgrnr. Like MLB swinging for the fences is a heck of a lot more exciting, but "small ball" tends to get the job done more often. Good luck to you trying to knock one out of the park.

                          Cheers

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                            Posted: February 22, 2013, 11:07 pm - IP Logged

                            I play MegaMillions, but only play Powerball when it gets above $100 million.

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                              Posted: February 23, 2013, 1:10 am - IP Logged

                              I don't mess with PB or MM.

                              My game is Hot Lotto ... a 5+1 game with way better odds.

                              I have been considering trying Kansas Super Cash for awhile ... another 5+1 game with even better odds ... but not typically retirement-level jackpots.