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With new MM will some people buy 15 tickets hoping to get Powerball number?

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Posted: October 21, 2013, 8:00 am - IP Logged

Hi everyone,

I'm wondering with the new MM matrix will some people buy 15 tickets (picking their own numbers) and make sure to play all 15 powerball numbers in the hope that at least they will win the 2 dollars and maybe think they have a better chance of winning something?

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    Posted: October 21, 2013, 8:04 am - IP Logged

    Hi everyone,

    I'm wondering with the new MM matrix will some people buy 15 tickets (picking their own numbers) and make sure to play all 15 powerball numbers in the hope that at least they will win the 2 dollars and maybe think they have a better chance of winning something?

    Hi again,

    I should have said in my initial post not hoping to get the powerball number because if someone bought all 15 tickets they surely would at least get the powerball number.

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      Posted: October 21, 2013, 9:03 am - IP Logged

      Hi again,

      I should have said in my initial post not hoping to get the powerball number because if someone bought all 15 tickets they surely would at least get the powerball number.

      If you buy all 15 MM bonus numbers, you'll win at least a buck. There is a 43% chance one of your MM bonus numbers will match the PB bonus number too. Why are some MM players hoping to match a PB number?

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        Posted: October 21, 2013, 9:37 am - IP Logged

        Is this what it has come too?  Play the lottery to win the smallest prizes,  mmmmmmm!  For Mega Millions do a quick pick and hope to win.

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          Posted: October 21, 2013, 10:21 am - IP Logged

          Hi everyone,

          I'm wondering with the new MM matrix will some people buy 15 tickets (picking their own numbers) and make sure to play all 15 powerball numbers in the hope that at least they will win the 2 dollars and maybe think they have a better chance of winning something?

          Lets see I can spend $15 to be guaranteed a $1 return.  I am not desperate enough for a win to pay out $15 for $1.  I don't play for small jackpots anyway if I win something great but I am only in for the jackpot.

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            Posted: October 21, 2013, 11:01 am - IP Logged

            Lets see I can spend $15 to be guaranteed a $1 return.  I am not desperate enough for a win to pay out $15 for $1.  I don't play for small jackpots anyway if I win something great but I am only in for the jackpot.

            There should be a billboard sign erected in every State that allows the Mega Millions Drawing. The billboard sign should be in the form of a "Wanted" Poster  that reads something like this:

             

             

                                                                  "WANTED"

                                                   

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                                 Gary Grief

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                                For Trying To Fool The Public!

            Sometimes it's extremely difficult if not practically impossible to get people to disregard the smoke and mirrors.  Instead, they seem to enjoy the ride down the proverbial Garden Path....... helpless to extricate themselves from being totally deceived by known forces in their midst who would argue that they have come here for the sole purpose of helping people.......str8ca$hhomie


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              Posted: October 21, 2013, 12:17 pm - IP Logged

              I was thinking the same thing too, just as a lark, cause Ive dropped $20 on tickets before and not won a thing LOL At least with this you know you're guaranteed a $1 return...Also I think its cool that we can now play our entire birthdates (for the ones who have double digit birth months) and also our friends and families birth years...Im going to try some of those combos

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                Posted: October 21, 2013, 2:15 pm - IP Logged

                Hi everyone,

                I'm wondering with the new MM matrix will some people buy 15 tickets (picking their own numbers) and make sure to play all 15 powerball numbers in the hope that at least they will win the 2 dollars and maybe think they have a better chance of winning something?

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                  Posted: October 21, 2013, 4:05 pm - IP Logged

                  Hi everyone,

                  I'm wondering with the new MM matrix will some people buy 15 tickets (picking their own numbers) and make sure to play all 15 powerball numbers in the hope that at least they will win the 2 dollars and maybe think they have a better chance of winning something?

                  You do realize that if you match one of the 15 mega balls it only pays 1 dollar.  If you want a 2 dollar win you have to purchase the multiplier for an additional 1 dollar.  So you would be paying out 30 dollars for the chance to win 2 dollars.

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                    Posted: October 21, 2013, 4:14 pm - IP Logged

                     I think that you are a fool if you buy 15 tickets , and you really need to call the 1-800 mega fool number.  I going just get a quick pick for two dollars . Four dollars a week now no more eight for myself.

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                      Posted: October 21, 2013, 4:17 pm - IP Logged

                       I think that you are a fool if you buy 15 tickets , and you really need to call the 1-800 mega fool number.  I going just get a quick pick for two dollars . Four dollars a week now no more eight for myself.

                      No more a fool than those who buy one ticket for 15 draws. You don't have to play every drawing. In fact, your chances of winning with Megaball are 100% if you buy 15 in 1 drawing, and only 64% if you buy 1 for 15 drawings.

                      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: October 21, 2013, 4:30 pm - IP Logged

                        Hi everyone,

                        I'm wondering with the new MM matrix will some people buy 15 tickets (picking their own numbers) and make sure to play all 15 powerball numbers in the hope that at least they will win the 2 dollars and maybe think they have a better chance of winning something?

                        The problem with that strategy is that you spend $15 and most likely only get $2 back. $13 loss in one drawing. If you are unlucky and can't catch any of the white balls in the next 9 draws (month) then you are down $117. Are you willing to spend $117 in a month, playing just MM? Not worth it IMO.

                        That money's gone fo ever

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                          Posted: October 21, 2013, 4:58 pm - IP Logged

                          We'll probably see a system for playing all the Mega numbers in Systems before the first drawing with 15 numbers in the bottom matrix.

                          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: October 21, 2013, 5:34 pm - IP Logged

                            There should be a billboard sign erected in every State that allows the Mega Millions Drawing. The billboard sign should be in the form of a "Wanted" Poster  that reads something like this:

                             

                             

                                                                                  "WANTED"

                                                                   

                                                                                        (Insert Picture Here)

                             

                                                 Gary Grief

                                                Executive Director Mega Millions Lottery

                             

                                                For Trying To Fool The Public!

                            Do you know who Gary Grief married?  Melancholy Grief.  Their son is named "Grim Reaper Grief." The cat is named Woeful.

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                              Posted: October 21, 2013, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

                              You do realize that if you match one of the 15 mega balls it only pays 1 dollar.  If you want a 2 dollar win you have to purchase the multiplier for an additional 1 dollar.  So you would be paying out 30 dollars for the chance to win 2 dollars.

                              That's still better than before when you had to buy 46 tickets to guarantee yourself at least a $2 win.

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