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Would you consider moving to a State that produces multiple MM/ PB winners if yours is a dry well?

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Posted: April 8, 2013, 8:46 pm - IP Logged

For Instance: if Kansas or Texas or any other state but yours-suddenly had an avalanche of wnners month in month out on a consistent basis, would you load up the truck, bid farewell to the neighborhood and head on over to that Yellow brick State looking for your own Pot of Gold?

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    Posted: April 8, 2013, 9:39 pm - IP Logged

    No, you dont need to be in the right place in order to win the powerball you just need the right numbers. Now with scratch offs placement is key for the grand prizes but with the draw games you have the same odds as any other state

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      Posted: April 8, 2013, 10:30 pm - IP Logged

      For Instance: if Kansas or Texas or any other state but yours-suddenly had an avalanche of wnners month in month out on a consistent basis, would you load up the truck, bid farewell to the neighborhood and head on over to that Yellow brick State looking for your own Pot of Gold?

      No, that's a trigger for Murphy's Law.

      The same as being in a long slow moving line at a store or the DMV or anywhere else, as soon as you move over to the fast moving line, it will become the slowest, and the line you just left will become the fastest.

      Never tempt Murphy's Law.


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

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        No, that's a trigger for Murphy's Law.

        The same as being in a long slow moving line at a store or the DMV or anywhere else, as soon as you move over to the fast moving line, it will become the slowest, and the line you just left will become the fastest.

        Never tempt Murphy's Law.

        You make a good point Ridge but l asked this based on a fact that many people have moved to other parts of the country to find employment, on the otherhand there are those folk who are truly passionate about playing the lottery that it would not be a stretch of the imagination to think that if one saw and read of a certain State having a slew of winners that they might, l say might- decide to try their luck.

        Consider this: if people are willing to put down some serious money in an effort to win the big one, why is it  a stretch to think some might consider moving to another State?

        Think the Gold Rush....

        The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began on January 24, 1848, when gold was found by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California.[1] The first to hear confirmed information of the Gold Rush were the people in Oregon, the Sandwich Islands(Hawaii), and Latin America, who were the first to start flocking to the state in late 1848. All told, the news of gold brought some 300,000 people to California from the rest of the United States and abroad.[2] Of the 300,000, approximately half arrived by sea and half came from the east overland on the California Trail and the Gila Rivertrail.

        The gold-seekers, called "forty-niners" (as a reference to 1849), often faced substantial hardships on the trip. While most of the newly arrived were Americans, the Gold Rush attracted tens of thousands from Latin AmericaEuropeAustralia, and China.

         

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          Posted: April 9, 2013, 12:32 am - IP Logged

          rdgrnr,

          Good point on triggering Murhpy's Law and the lines......Mad Magazine once did a page on wrong waiting line insurance.

          noise-gate,

          Both the PB and MM websites say that there are approximately 12 to 15 jackpots paid out a year. With an average of 104 drawings a year to make a move expecting it to result in winning a jackpot is and extreme example of presuming something.

          Re: the California Gold Rush, of all the people prospecting for gold, very few got rich, but those who owned the hardware stores that supplied all the prospecters with what they needed made fortunes.

          Doing an update on that and going by your scenario let's call the lotteey players moving to another state the prospectors and those seeling them the lottery tickets the hardware stores.

          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: April 9, 2013, 5:45 am - IP Logged

            No. Especially since I pick my own numbers.


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              Posted: April 9, 2013, 7:09 am - IP Logged

              For Instance: if Kansas or Texas or any other state but yours-suddenly had an avalanche of wnners month in month out on a consistent basis, would you load up the truck, bid farewell to the neighborhood and head on over to that Yellow brick State looking for your own Pot of Gold?

              No no I wouldnt pick up and move....but if I was driving thru....of course Id buy some then

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                Posted: April 9, 2013, 7:50 am - IP Logged

                For Instance: if Kansas or Texas or any other state but yours-suddenly had an avalanche of wnners month in month out on a consistent basis, would you load up the truck, bid farewell to the neighborhood and head on over to that Yellow brick State looking for your own Pot of Gold?

                No, moving would have to be for a bigger reason than lotto.

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                For a lead role in a cage?

                 

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                  rdgrnr,

                  Good point on triggering Murhpy's Law and the lines......Mad Magazine once did a page on wrong waiting line insurance.

                  noise-gate,

                  Both the PB and MM websites say that there are approximately 12 to 15 jackpots paid out a year. With an average of 104 drawings a year to make a move expecting it to result in winning a jackpot is and extreme example of presuming something.

                  Re: the California Gold Rush, of all the people prospecting for gold, very few got rich, but those who owned the hardware stores that supplied all the prospecters with what they needed made fortunes.

                  Doing an update on that and going by your scenario let's call the lotteey players moving to another state the prospectors and those seeling them the lottery tickets the hardware stores.

                  Another consideration is the number of players in that state that win life changing jackpots. If 5 million play and on average 5 win a jackpot each year, you're not exactly increasing your odds by moving there. I bought MM tickets in another state at a store across the street from the store that sold a $200 million plus jackpot winner for that drawing. Just being in the right state, in the right city, and buying tickets at a store on the right street doesn't help much.

                  I know you're not a fan of raffle drawings, but some have four $1 million winners and for those who want to play, they don't have to pack up and move to that state just to buy a raffle ticket.

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                    Posted: April 9, 2013, 11:44 am - IP Logged

                    No, that's a trigger for Murphy's Law.

                    The same as being in a long slow moving line at a store or the DMV or anywhere else, as soon as you move over to the fast moving line, it will become the slowest, and the line you just left will become the fastest.

                    Never tempt Murphy's Law.

                    I Agree!

                    And that's why McDonalds added a second drive-thru line.

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                      Posted: April 9, 2013, 11:53 am - IP Logged

                      "many people have moved to other parts of the country to find employment"

                      You know that finding a job isn't a function of random probability, right?

                      "why is it  a stretch to think some might consider moving to another State?

                      Because moving is expensive. Because moving is disruptive. Because moving usually requires quitting one job and finding another.

                      And because picking the right numbers has nothing to do with where you are when you pick your numbers.

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                        Posted: April 9, 2013, 12:03 pm - IP Logged

                        For Instance: if Kansas or Texas or any other state but yours-suddenly had an avalanche of wnners month in month out on a consistent basis, would you load up the truck, bid farewell to the neighborhood and head on over to that Yellow brick State looking for your own Pot of Gold?

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                          "many people have moved to other parts of the country to find employment"

                          You know that finding a job isn't a function of random probability, right?

                          "why is it  a stretch to think some might consider moving to another State?

                          Because moving is expensive. Because moving is disruptive. Because moving usually requires quitting one job and finding another.

                          And because picking the right numbers has nothing to do with where you are when you pick your numbers.

                          That may well be Floyd, but people move for lots of reasons. l have a friend who works in the Hotel Industry and he was telling me that their Chef quit his job and flew to the Philippines to be with a woman he met 2 weeks ago over the Internet. If " Love" can make people do that- what about Money? You make rational points but the possibility is out there for some people to make all kinds of  decisions that you would define as goofy, but they do it nonetheless- even you must admit that

                          Consider a person playing the " One armed Bandit" in a Casino, and if that person hits it Big, next thing you know people are taking over that exact same  seat as though another winner is in the works. Same philosophy.

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                            For Instance: if Kansas or Texas or any other state but yours-suddenly had an avalanche of wnners month in month out on a consistent basis, would you load up the truck, bid farewell to the neighborhood and head on over to that Yellow brick State looking for your own Pot of Gold?

                            No I wouldnt.....I like Kansas & Texas seeing that Oklahoma is between the twoWink

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                              No I wouldnt.....I like Kansas & Texas seeing that Oklahoma is between the twoWink

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