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For those going for 5 + 0 in PB and MM

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Posted: November 14, 2013, 7:54 pm - IP Logged

What about this idea?

Put an option on the playslip where you can state you're going for 5 + 0, you don't even play a PB nunmber or Mega number, and the prize is a fixed $5M.

The house is still making a killing with the spread between the $5M payout and the true odds, so why not.

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: November 14, 2013, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

    I'd give it a shot.

    I'd be sure to fill out a playslip though cuz it would be waaaaaaay too difficult for the clerks to contend with.

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      Posted: November 14, 2013, 8:37 pm - IP Logged

      What about this idea?

      Put an option on the playslip where you can state you're going for 5 + 0, you don't even play a PB nunmber or Mega number, and the prize is a fixed $5M.

      The house is still making a killing with the spread between the $5M payout and the true odds, so why not.

      Doing that for MM would make it a game with a $1M jackpot with odds of 1:17M of winning it.  Why would anyone want to play it when there are 6/49 games with jackpots of $50M+ with odds of 1:14M of winning?

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: November 14, 2013, 9:03 pm - IP Logged

        Doing that for MM would make it a game with a $1M jackpot with odds of 1:17M of winning it.  Why would anyone want to play it when there are 6/49 games with jackpots of $50M+ with odds of 1:14M of winning?

        Depends on which state you live in.

        I have to drive a long ways to play those games (and I do).

        All the games in my state (TN) are fake computer drawings except for PB and MM.


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          Posted: November 14, 2013, 11:18 pm - IP Logged

          Depends on which state you live in.

          I have to drive a long ways to play those games (and I do).

          All the games in my state (TN) are fake computer drawings except for PB and MM.

          That mule must get real tired from being driven state to state. 

          Maybe your sister sarah will lend you one of her mules so you have two?

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            Posted: November 15, 2013, 1:39 am - IP Logged

            Depends on which state you live in.

            I have to drive a long ways to play those games (and I do).

            All the games in my state (TN) are fake computer drawings except for PB and MM.

            Even if the drawings are fake the winners aren't or else no body would ever play them.  The grass always look greener in another state even to some players in the states with real drawings.

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              Posted: November 15, 2013, 6:20 am - IP Logged

              That mule must get real tired from being driven state to state. 

              Maybe your sister sarah will lend you one of her mules so you have two?

              That would be so nice...

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                Posted: November 15, 2013, 6:37 am - IP Logged

                Sounds good especially since Oklahoma doesn't have a state lotto game.

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                  Posted: November 15, 2013, 9:40 am - IP Logged

                  What about this idea?

                  Put an option on the playslip where you can state you're going for 5 + 0, you don't even play a PB nunmber or Mega number, and the prize is a fixed $5M.

                  The house is still making a killing with the spread between the $5M payout and the true odds, so why not.

                  MM and PB offer two different games already. Matching the mega ball and powerball is a lottery game on its own.

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                    Posted: November 15, 2013, 10:43 am - IP Logged

                    Doing that for MM would make it a game with a $1M jackpot with odds of 1:17M of winning it.  Why would anyone want to play it when there are 6/49 games with jackpots of $50M+ with odds of 1:14M of winning?

                    RJOH,

                    Not everyone lives in a state where the state's jackpot game has that kind of payoff.

                    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: November 15, 2013, 11:05 pm - IP Logged

                      Even if the drawings are fake the winners aren't or else no body would ever play them.  The grass always look greener in another state even to some players in the states with real drawings.

                      If the drawings are fake there's no telling if the winners are legit or not.

                      And TN's computers have already been caught ruling out certain number combinations.

                      And they were caught by the players, not the muckety mucks in Nashville.

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                        Posted: November 16, 2013, 7:19 pm - IP Logged

                        If the drawings are fake there's no telling if the winners are legit or not.

                        And TN's computers have already been caught ruling out certain number combinations.

                        And they were caught by the players, not the muckety mucks in Nashville.

                        True but over the years there would have had to be a lot of different winners and even fake winners and drawings have their limits before they self expose themselves like when no doubles or triples in the number drawing results  was obvious to players after only a coupel of weeks a few years ago.

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                          Posted: November 16, 2013, 8:23 pm - IP Logged

                          I'd give it a shot.

                          I'd be sure to fill out a playslip though cuz it would be waaaaaaay too difficult for the clerks to contend with.

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                            Posted: November 17, 2013, 12:54 am - IP Logged

                            True but over the years there would have had to be a lot of different winners and even fake winners and drawings have their limits before they self expose themselves like when no doubles or triples in the number drawing results  was obvious to players after only a coupel of weeks a few years ago.

                            We can only hope that it would expose itself if it exists but it would never be as simple as missing combinations in a daily game again.

                            It would be a "drawing" of prescribed jackpot numbers for a prescribed date, with no tracks to follow if allegations of impropriety were ever to be made.

                            I'm not suggesting that it has been done or that it is being done, just that it can be done and that I think it's incumbent upon the Lottery to not only avoid the appearance of impropriety but also the easier avenues to it's provision.

                            As it is now, we're simply putting our faith in the assurances of political appointees that everything is on the up and up.

                            So for now I'll just keep taking my monthly drive to Virginia.

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                              Posted: November 17, 2013, 1:02 am - IP Logged

                              What about this idea?

                              Put an option on the playslip where you can state you're going for 5 + 0, you don't even play a PB nunmber or Mega number, and the prize is a fixed $5M.

                              The house is still making a killing with the spread between the $5M payout and the true odds, so why not.

                              And the lottery would give you 5 times the normal payout ... why?