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Since the odds don't change- is it wise to buy more than One ticket for either jackpot?

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Posted: November 7, 2013, 4:47 pm - IP Logged

If for instance you jumped off the $5.00-$10.00 a pop betting per game wagon,  would it be safe to say " lm gonna be a $1.00/$2.00 " player going forward?
Playing it safe or being shortsighted?


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    Posted: November 7, 2013, 4:56 pm - IP Logged

    If for instance you jumped off the $5.00-$10.00 a pop betting per game wagon,  would it be safe to say " lm gonna be a $1.00/$2.00 " player going forward?
    Playing it safe or being shortsighted?

     The odds of winning do change with buying more tickets. It's only wise when you have a certain method and stick to that method. This applies to any lottery game.

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      Posted: November 7, 2013, 4:58 pm - IP Logged

      Can pick 3 and pick 4 wins be called jackpots? if they can then those are the only jackpots that you seriously improve your odds on by buying multiple tickets, I think. On the thread "Post your winning tickets here" majority of the tickets are pick 3 and occasionally pick 4. 

      Personally I've shifted focus to local draw games and I am going in 1 line at a time.

      That money's gone fo ever

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        Posted: November 7, 2013, 4:59 pm - IP Logged

        If for instance you jumped off the $5.00-$10.00 a pop betting per game wagon,  would it be safe to say " lm gonna be a $1.00/$2.00 " player going forward?
        Playing it safe or being shortsighted?

        All 5 of 5 and MEGA BALL®1 : 258,890,850Jackpot*

         

        5 of 5 plus POWERBALL1 in 175,223,510Jackpot**
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        With those odds, I don't think it matters if someone bought one ticket or 100 tickets (especially with Mega Millions).

        My motto is: "buy a line and hope it's my time".

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          Posted: November 7, 2013, 5:13 pm - IP Logged

           The odds of winning do change with buying more tickets. It's only wise when you have a certain method and stick to that method. This applies to any lottery game.

          The odds don't change Pick3- one increases their chances but the odds remain constant to the best of my knowledge..
          I stand to be corrected if l am in the wrong here, but the odds are etched in stone on the back of the ticket so it goes without sayin,.however if l am in error- please correct me.

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            Posted: November 8, 2013, 3:44 pm - IP Logged

            I think your playing it safe in a wise way. Only 1 ticket wins the game. A couple of tikets, who cares, that's just 2 bucks. Your saving money. And if it's to be it will be. Hyper

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              Posted: November 9, 2013, 2:19 am - IP Logged

              The odds don't change Pick3- one increases their chances but the odds remain constant to the best of my knowledge..
              I stand to be corrected if l am in the wrong here, but the odds are etched in stone on the back of the ticket so it goes without sayin,.however if l am in error- please correct me.

              Odds and chances describe the same thing. The game has odds and the players have odds. The game odds (for most games) are based on 1 winning combination out of all the possible outcomes. A player's odds are based on how many chances they have out of all of the possible outcomes.

              Since only a single winning combination is chosen for pick 3 then the game odds are that 1 winning combination in the 1000 possible combinations. A player with one ticket has odds of 1 in 1000, and player with 2 tickets has odds of 1 in 500. It's 3rd grade fractions, not rocket science.