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Jon D's avatar - calotterylogo
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Posted: August 11, 2013, 7:31 am - IP Logged

So you still believe everyone will win cause it's easy? If that's not crazy, then I don't know what is?

You don't have to be ashamed that you were too enthusiastic and made an error. I make mistakes too, but I man up to them. You can always add more salt to food, but you can never take it out. So just admit you effed up. I'll understand, cause I ain't perfect either.

So onlymoney, is this little humorous exchange what's got you all hot and bothered:

Ronnie316: Someone said its like measuring in inches from NY to CA and trying to pick the correct single inch.

Jon D: Naw...winning ain't that hard. Just keep playing and eventually you'll win! The trick is to win before you croak. Gloria barely made it...

Ronnie316: Good point, Im hoping my numbers can be played for generations to come. I don't give up easy.

I won't try and explain the humor because explanation is not what you want. You goal is to argue, pick fights, and try to get under people's skin. And what you're really mad at is that I was having a friendly exchange with the guy you were fighting with. That's really childish and pathetic.

Heck, you even lashed out at another innocent bystander in that exchange. You're like a bull in a china shop. A one man wrecking crew. That alcohol, nicotine, THC mix has really messed up your head, but you can't see that. Get some professional help little man.

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    Posted: August 11, 2013, 11:00 am - IP Logged

    Maybe he already has all he needs with the wealth of information expressed in this thread.

    Maybe he's wishing he was doing a story about heroin and meth instead of the lottery.

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      Posted: August 11, 2013, 11:06 am - IP Logged

      Yep, too much risk, not enough reward.

      The JP would have to be 4 times the odds before a high roller would even think make a brute force attack. And 6 times for annuitized JP.

      The risk of someone else coming in and splitting the pot, plus the taxes you have to pay afterwards, that can be a serious downer.

      Assuming the payout is 50%, buying every combination would add $287k to the total payout, so the potential pre-tax profit would be on the order of $320k.

      Of course there's still the chance of sharing the jackpot, and the implausibility of actually playing all of the combinations.


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        Posted: August 11, 2013, 11:06 am - IP Logged

        Maybe he's wishing he was doing a story about heroin and meth instead of the lottery.

        Maybe he IS doing his own personal doper story this week end?

          Missy CA's avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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          Posted: August 11, 2013, 11:07 am - IP Logged

          Well here a question that no one in the lottery offices can really answer. Except the usual answer of because of the amount of tickets they sell to the area which really is bolony. Why is it with certain lottery high percentage of winning happen only to certain a areas? Example is California Super Lottery almost always goes to San Diego. And even if you took into the pop number and ticket purchase it still mathematically almost impossible for the e winning to have such a high percentage in the area. Example also is NJ and the PB. Especially if they win off of a quick pick draw. How is the numbers generated? Can anyone here answer this please.

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            Posted: August 11, 2013, 11:08 am - IP Logged

            Assuming the payout is 50%, buying every combination would add $287k to the total payout, so the potential pre-tax profit would be on the order of $320k.

            Of course there's still the chance of sharing the jackpot, and the implausibility of actually playing all of the combinations.

            There is also the possibility of getting caught breaking the rules and being denied a pay out.


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              Posted: August 11, 2013, 11:11 am - IP Logged

              Well here a question that no one in the lottery offices can really answer. Except the usual answer of because of the amount of tickets they sell to the area which really is bolony. Why is it with certain lottery high percentage of winning happen only to certain a areas? Example is California Super Lottery almost always goes to San Diego. And even if you took into the pop number and ticket purchase it still mathematically almost impossible for the e winning to have such a high percentage in the area. Example also is NJ and the PB. Especially if they win off of a quick pick draw. How is the numbers generated? Can anyone here answer this please.

              The same reason a slot machine can pay off 2-3 times in a row. No apparent explanation.

                Missy CA's avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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                Posted: August 11, 2013, 11:26 am - IP Logged

                With California lottery chief official stepping down. Hopefully there will be some revamps. There has been some questions about it for sometime now.

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                  Posted: August 11, 2013, 11:35 am - IP Logged

                  With California lottery chief official stepping down. Hopefully there will be some revamps. There has been some questions about it for sometime now.

                  How can there be questions about where the winning ticket comes from? I predicted that CA would NOT win the PB jackpot for a very long time and so far no one there has won. Is that a good thing?

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                    Posted: August 11, 2013, 11:44 am - IP Logged

                    I am the lottery pool manager at my place of employment. The lottery is entertainment. For many of us it is just like going to the movies, playing a game of hearts, or a board game.  For us, we spend $10 to $20 per person a week. We can have as little as 14 players to 41 players with the bigger jackpots. It's really a small amount considering some can spend more than that on fast food, cigarettes, beer, or soda out of the vending machines. For me it's a hobby. I create charts and scour over them for the best numbers to pick. We haven't hit the BIG ONE yet, but like every other lottery player we know it will just be a matter of time. Yes the odds of winning are astronomical and factor in both Mega Millions and Powerball are both drawn 104 times a year each, and both only have about 14 to 18 winners a year each, it's fun to think about all that money you could win. 

                    Good luck,


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                      Posted: August 11, 2013, 11:53 am - IP Logged

                      I am the lottery pool manager at my place of employment. The lottery is entertainment. For many of us it is just like going to the movies, playing a game of hearts, or a board game.  For us, we spend $10 to $20 per person a week. We can have as little as 14 players to 41 players with the bigger jackpots. It's really a small amount considering some can spend more than that on fast food, cigarettes, beer, or soda out of the vending machines. For me it's a hobby. I create charts and scour over them for the best numbers to pick. We haven't hit the BIG ONE yet, but like every other lottery player we know it will just be a matter of time. Yes the odds of winning are astronomical and factor in both Mega Millions and Powerball are both drawn 104 times a year each, and both only have about 14 to 18 winners a year each, it's fun to think about all that money you could win. 

                      Good luck,

                      Welcome to LP Punkin473, sounds like a winning combination to me.

                        Missy CA's avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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                        Posted: August 11, 2013, 12:10 pm - IP Logged

                        Actually I was shocked the PB winner was not Cali. And think it will happen. Some states have had questionable security measures in their lottery system, while others have resolved it. California is a large state and people were waiting in line for this last PB so the winner on the million dollar is about right.

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                          Posted: August 11, 2013, 12:14 pm - IP Logged

                          Actually I was shocked the PB winner was not Cali. And think it will happen. Some states have had questionable security measures in their lottery system, while others have resolved it. California is a large state and people were waiting in line for this last PB so the winner on the million dollar is about right.

                          9 winners in CA got $200k+ each, instead of $1 million. http://www.lotterypost.com/news/264614 

                           

                          The 9 California second-prize winners will each be awarded $289,341, because California does not award fixed prizes. By law, California awards all prizes on a pari-mutuel basis, meaning the prizes will change each drawing based on the number of tickets sold and the number of tickets that won at each prize level.

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                            Posted: August 11, 2013, 12:17 pm - IP Logged

                            Yes I stand corrected.

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                              Posted: August 11, 2013, 12:19 pm - IP Logged

                              Yes I stand corrected.

                              OK, its great though that 9 players had BIG winning tickets. Share the wealth, you know?

                                 
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