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How many tickets do you normally buy for either JP?

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cbr$'s avatar - maren
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Posted: September 2, 2013, 11:15 pm - IP Logged

Do you stick to your guns on that number as well when it creeps closer to $250-$300 million or do you max yourself out?

 

 l buy three each, but will go to six for each JP when it reaches $300 mil. Its only money..right?

 

Have a Good Week People.!

I buy two for each jackpot. With mult- drawings. I hate long lines. I get [1] quick pic mult- draws and one ticket of numbers I've choice the numbers mult- draws. No matter how high the prize go to.

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    Posted: September 2, 2013, 11:34 pm - IP Logged

    I buy one at minimum $275 million cash. After that I buy one until it becomes (generally) mathematically favorable and I'll buy two, or until someone wins. Otherwise I don't play at all.

    If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
    If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

    2016: -48.28% (13 tickets) ||
    P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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      Posted: September 3, 2013, 1:07 pm - IP Logged

      Just something to think about with this ONLY one ticket talk.  What if someone were to buy 5 Powerball tickets and one hits the Jackpot, one hits 5 + 0, another hits 4 + 1 and the hits 4 + 0 and the last hits 3 + 1.  Those are all winning tickets right?

      Jackpot = 40 Mil
      5 + 0 = 1 Mil
      4 + 1 = $10,000
      4 + 0 = $100
      3 + 1 = $100

      "JACKPOT BABY!" ...those elusive words still elude me! LOL

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        Posted: September 3, 2013, 7:53 pm - IP Logged

        Just something to think about with this ONLY one ticket talk.  What if someone were to buy 5 Powerball tickets and one hits the Jackpot, one hits 5 + 0, another hits 4 + 1 and the hits 4 + 0 and the last hits 3 + 1.  Those are all winning tickets right?

        Jackpot = 40 Mil
        5 + 0 = 1 Mil
        4 + 1 = $10,000
        4 + 0 = $100
        3 + 1 = $100

        It's possible especially playing a wheel.

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          Posted: September 3, 2013, 8:15 pm - IP Logged

          Disapprove

          Oh boy, do we have to go through this for the 50th time? lol

          Where's Cointoss when you need him..lol

          Here we go again. This subject is like a pesky mosquito that seems to live forever and doesn't go away. Green laugh

          People have written about this in the past on LP and they don't get it and never will. I'm not going to argue with you, and i don't want this thread to get locked.

          I'm just going to say this once, and leave it alone.

          It's misleadiing to write It at 1 out of 87 million. But most people look at it and tell themselves what an improvement in the odds they made.

          It doesn't matter how you put it, the bottom line is that If you buy two tickets for PB, there are still 175,223,508 possible outcomes. That's the reality, not 2 tix=1 out of 87 million.

          There is no way in the world you cut the odds in half by buying two tickets. Crazy

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            Posted: September 3, 2013, 9:35 pm - IP Logged

            Did anyone catch Katie Couric this afternoon ( 9/3/13) interviewing some lottery winners and a lottery winner who lost it all?

            Some person was going to tell Katie the so called " winning formula for winning the Powerball".. and that's when l changed the channel.

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              Posted: September 3, 2013, 10:06 pm - IP Logged

              Did anyone catch Katie Couric this afternoon ( 9/3/13) interviewing some lottery winners and a lottery winner who lost it all?

              Some person was going to tell Katie the so called " winning formula for winning the Powerball".. and that's when l changed the channel.

              NG:

              may psyko SeaQuest from this post 4 NOW

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                Posted: September 4, 2013, 8:20 pm - IP Logged

                Bought my 5 PB tix for tonight.  3 personal picks and 2 QP's! Banana

                "JACKPOT BABY!" ...those elusive words still elude me! LOL

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                  Posted: September 4, 2013, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

                  None... I've boycotted both games:

                  MM- Since they announced the new structure
                  PB- Since they started charging $2 per line

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