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IPlayWeekly's avatar - avatarmoney
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Posted: September 29, 2013, 11:38 am - IP Logged

After playing MM/PB for almost 2yrs, I'm going to spend a month buying my local state game (classic lotto) and not buying any MM/PB tickets.  The odds seem better for classic lotto even tho the prize levels for matching 5/6 is less.  It will be interesting to see the results at the end of the month.

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    Posted: September 29, 2013, 12:32 pm - IP Logged

    After playing MM/PB for almost 2yrs, I'm going to spend a month buying my local state game (classic lotto) and not buying any MM/PB tickets.  The odds seem better for classic lotto even tho the prize levels for matching 5/6 is less.  It will be interesting to see the results at the end of the month.

    I back you 100%. Gotta try new things and see how they pan out. Look forward to seeing your results in 30.

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      Posted: September 29, 2013, 2:00 pm - IP Logged

      I back you 100%. Gotta try new things and see how they pan out. Look forward to seeing your results in 30.

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        IPlayWeekly's avatar - avatarmoney
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        Posted: September 29, 2013, 5:11 pm - IP Logged

        I just bought my lines for classic lotto... I did 1 line with my own numbers and 4 qps.  That's my strategy in every drawing (Mon, Wed, Sat) and the budget is $15 wk.  I will keep you guys posted with any results=)

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          Posted: September 29, 2013, 5:20 pm - IP Logged

          lol if I was in Ohio right now I would be playing Classic Lotto too.....our pick 6 odds are nearly twice as bad but our jackpots have only been 1/3rd yours.

          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?

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            Posted: September 29, 2013, 6:11 pm - IP Logged

            After playing MM/PB for almost 2yrs, I'm going to spend a month buying my local state game (classic lotto) and not buying any MM/PB tickets.  The odds seem better for classic lotto even tho the prize levels for matching 5/6 is less.  It will be interesting to see the results at the end of the month.

            I've been doing both for the whole year.  Back in February I matched 5of6 for $1500 in OCL which I predicted on the prediction board and just Saturday I matched 4of6 for $70 which I didn't get a chance to post on the prediction board.

            I usually buy 10 tickets for all the games when I play.  I've played OCL most of the times since its jackpot was $16M+ and play MM any time its jackpot is $100M+ and PB when ever its jackpot is $250+ since its price went up.

            My conclusions are all three games will nickle and dime you and for the most part you will win back over time 2-5% of your cost and as their overall odds of winning suggest MM and PB will be more steady with $3-5 wins while OCL will be slower with a few and far between 3of6 $2 wins with an occasional 4of6 $70 win.  Fact is I've come as close to winning a jackpot with my win in February of OCL as I ever had in any game and truth is I would be as happy winning a $20-50M annuity/$10-25M cash as winning a MM or PB jackpot.

            So far I'm in the hole about $600 for the year plus I'll have a tax bill of ~$300 when I get my W-G for my OCL win.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: September 29, 2013, 6:17 pm - IP Logged

              I.P.W.- I do the same thing, mixing up the play keeps the games fun and interesting.  I hope this works for you.  I bounce around games so much I wouldn't be surprised if the clerks think I have ADD or something!

              Enjoy the games!

              I remain, patiently optimistic

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                Posted: September 29, 2013, 6:20 pm - IP Logged

                I've been doing both for the whole year.  Back in February I matched 5of6 for $1500 in OCL which I predicted on the prediction board and just Saturday I matched 4of6 for $70 which I didn't get a chance to post on the prediction board.

                I usually buy 10 tickets for all the games when I play.  I've played OCL most of the times since its jackpot was $16M+ and play MM any time its jackpot is $100M+ and PB when ever its jackpot is $250+ since its price went up.

                My conclusions are all three games will nickle and dime you and for the most part you will win back over time 2-5% of your cost and as their overall odds of winning suggest MM and PB will be more steady with $3-5 wins while OCL will be slower with a few and far between 3of6 $2 wins with an occasional 4of6 $70 win.  Fact is I've come as close to winning a jackpot with my win in February of OCL as I ever had in any game and truth is I would be as happy winning a $20-50M annuity/$10-25M cash as winning a MM or PB jackpot.

                So far I'm in the hole about $600 for the year plus I'll have a tax bill of ~$300 when I get my W-G for my OCL win.

                Thanks for the detailed info... I'm also trying to play smartly and trying to justify the money spent.  Your 5/6 hit was very close, I would have been screaming all over the place, lol.  My brother in law also hit 5/6 but he had to split it among his co workers.  All it takes is one good win, at least thats what I keep telling myself=)

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                  Posted: September 29, 2013, 6:35 pm - IP Logged

                  Thanks for the detailed info... I'm also trying to play smartly and trying to justify the money spent.  Your 5/6 hit was very close, I would have been screaming all over the place, lol.  My brother in law also hit 5/6 but he had to split it among his co workers.  All it takes is one good win, at least thats what I keep telling myself=)

                  Before I retired I played in a pool that matched 5of6 three times playing Super Lotto(6/49+1) which also paid $1500.  Splitting the prize wasn't so bad but then only a single person could claim the prize and they got the W-G and didn't know how much extra taxes they had to paid until they got their W-2 for the year.

                   * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                     
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                    Posted: September 29, 2013, 8:57 pm - IP Logged

                    Before I retired I played in a pool that matched 5of6 three times playing Super Lotto(6/49+1) which also paid $1500.  Splitting the prize wasn't so bad but then only a single person could claim the prize and they got the W-G and didn't know how much extra taxes they had to paid until they got their W-2 for the year.

                    I was in a 30 player pool where almost the same thing happened. Decided not to ask about the taxes when I was handed $50 which convinced me playing in that large of a pool was dumb idea.

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                      Posted: September 30, 2013, 12:14 am - IP Logged

                      I was in a 30 player pool where almost the same thing happened. Decided not to ask about the taxes when I was handed $50 which convinced me playing in that large of a pool was dumb idea.

                      I didn't mind being in a pool with co-workers but I always brought a ticket or two on my own.  Now that I'm not working, I enjoy playing on my own when ever I feel like it even more.

                       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         
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                        Posted: September 30, 2013, 5:08 am - IP Logged

                        After playing MM/PB for almost 2yrs, I'm going to spend a month buying my local state game (classic lotto) and not buying any MM/PB tickets.  The odds seem better for classic lotto even tho the prize levels for matching 5/6 is less.  It will be interesting to see the results at the end of the month.

                        I don't blame IPW if Oklahoma had a state lotto game I would be all over it Thumbs Up

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                          Posted: September 30, 2013, 5:09 am - IP Logged

                          I.P.W.- I do the same thing, mixing up the play keeps the games fun and interesting.  I hope this works for you.  I bounce around games so much I wouldn't be surprised if the clerks think I have ADD or something!

                          Enjoy the games!

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                            Posted: September 30, 2013, 11:04 am - IP Logged

                            Brand new month around the corner...time to change it up again Cheers

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                              Posted: September 30, 2013, 11:04 am - IP Logged

                              I don't blame IPW if Oklahoma had a state lotto game I would be all over it Thumbs Up

                              Right now Ohio's Classic Lotto at $47M+ is attractive to more players than it was at $1M/$500K cash over a year ago.

                               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                                 
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