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Do you feel like you even have a chance anymore?

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Posted: December 3, 2013, 3:41 pm - IP Logged

This question is specifically for those who always "work the numbers" to help increase their chance of picking what they believe to be the most probable numbers. If you feel it is not impossible to increase your chances of winning the jackpot, please disregard.

 

Mega Millions' new matrix of 1-75 is so large it has resulted in me feeling like its practically impossible and overwhelming to try to eliminate numbers I do not think will be drawn next. Since the change has been made, there's been a drawing that included the first ball being 2 as well as another being 41. There has been a drawing where the fifth ball is a 44, as well as another being 75. With this, it makes it so much harder to play patterns and oddities.  The only numbers I feel like I can eliminate to help me a little bit are the numbers from the past drawing as repeat numbers have only occured twice since the change of matrix. I will not choose 9, 41, 43, 47, or 57 in tonight's drawing so that I can bring the total numbers down to 70. I will also ignore the 70s as they only make up 8% of all the numbers in the field, leaving me with 64 numbers to choose from...jeeze, these odds are ridiculous. 

Note: I am aware that every number has the same chance of coming up (1 in 75) as every other number (as long as it's part of the selection numbers [1-75]) but this is what I believe in, so leave me alone! Bash

Anyone else feel overwhelmed in trying to increase their chances in the new Mega Millions?

...Someone's going to win eventually...

...Never know, could be me...

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    Posted: December 3, 2013, 3:55 pm - IP Logged

    Yes, I feel like I have a chance.  It may be 1 in hundreds of millions, but you can't win if you don't play.  I'm in it EVERY drawing to win it!

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      Posted: December 3, 2013, 3:59 pm - IP Logged

      Yes, I feel like I have a chance.  It may be 1 in hundreds of millions, but you can't win if you don't play.  I'm in it EVERY drawing to win it!

      I hear ya on that one. That old saying, "You've got to be in it to win it." But I am just looking at it from a standpoint of trying to pick your own numbers and eliminate as many as possible to increase your chances. Theres always the jackpot odds of 1 in 258,890,850. Good luck tonight!

      ...Someone's going to win eventually...

      ...Never know, could be me...

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        Posted: December 3, 2013, 4:37 pm - IP Logged

        Do you feel like you even have a chance anymore?

        No. From playing for 10 years, all I ever won was $150 for matching 4 of 5 and a bunch of $1 for matching the Mega ball number.  And that was when the odds were sensible. Now, IMHO, MM is a bad joke. But I get why people will still play. The idea of walking away with over $50M from spending $1 is too tantalizing to be ignored. Goodluck if you are playing tonite.

        That money's gone fo ever

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          Posted: December 3, 2013, 4:43 pm - IP Logged

          The gambling business Nick is a tough business. But ya gotta be in it to win it. The only half decent thing about the Mega now is the mega ball is easier to get. Smash

          Money is a terrible master, but a great servant...Smile


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            Posted: December 3, 2013, 5:00 pm - IP Logged

            Yup especially since they up'ed the megaplier prize and that guy in my state won 3 million last week...

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              Posted: December 3, 2013, 10:01 pm - IP Logged

              The longer I play the less I feel like I can win. I'm still playing though.

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                Posted: December 4, 2013, 8:25 pm - IP Logged

                There's always a chance as long as you have a ticket.

                Not a good chance.

                But as good as anybody else's.

                I'm in with a QP with the Megaplier every dadgum draw.

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                  Posted: December 4, 2013, 8:33 pm - IP Logged

                  This question is specifically for those who always "work the numbers" to help increase their chance of picking what they believe to be the most probable numbers. If you feel it is not impossible to increase your chances of winning the jackpot, please disregard.

                   

                  Mega Millions' new matrix of 1-75 is so large it has resulted in me feeling like its practically impossible and overwhelming to try to eliminate numbers I do not think will be drawn next. Since the change has been made, there's been a drawing that included the first ball being 2 as well as another being 41. There has been a drawing where the fifth ball is a 44, as well as another being 75. With this, it makes it so much harder to play patterns and oddities.  The only numbers I feel like I can eliminate to help me a little bit are the numbers from the past drawing as repeat numbers have only occured twice since the change of matrix. I will not choose 9, 41, 43, 47, or 57 in tonight's drawing so that I can bring the total numbers down to 70. I will also ignore the 70s as they only make up 8% of all the numbers in the field, leaving me with 64 numbers to choose from...jeeze, these odds are ridiculous. 

                  Note: I am aware that every number has the same chance of coming up (1 in 75) as every other number (as long as it's part of the selection numbers [1-75]) but this is what I believe in, so leave me alone! Bash

                  Anyone else feel overwhelmed in trying to increase their chances in the new Mega Millions?

                  Fri, Nov 29, 2013Multi-StateMega Millions09-41-43-47-57, Mega Ball: 05, Megaplier: 4
                  Fri, Nov 8, 2013Multi-StateMega Millions41-42-51-57-65, Mega Ball: 07, Megaplier: 2
                  Fri, Jul 5, 2013Multi-StateMega Millions02-23-41-47-54, Mega Ball: 42, Megaplier: 4
                  Fri, Dec 14, 2012Multi-StateMega Millions11-28-33-41-43, Mega Ball: 41, Megaplier: 4

                    41 Looks like a Good number

                  Let it Snow Snowman

                    helpmewin's avatar - dandy
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                    Posted: December 4, 2013, 8:35 pm - IP Logged

                    There's always a chance as long as you have a ticket.

                    Not a good chance.

                    But as good as anybody else's.

                    I'm in with a QP with the Megaplier every dadgum draw.

                    I Agree!  Good Luck to you Lep

                    Let it Snow Snowman

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                      Posted: December 4, 2013, 11:13 pm - IP Logged

                      Always feel good about my tickets, until they P*** me off and I throw them in the fireplace.

                      Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                      For a lead role in a cage?

                       

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                        Posted: December 4, 2013, 11:25 pm - IP Logged

                        Yes, especially, after reading the story today about the Canadian woman who purchased a lottery ticket lost it and forgot about it until lottery officials tracked her down and showed up at her door making her $50 million dollars richer. We should all believe we have a chance. May all of us on LP be blessed like the Canadian woman and have the lottery officials track us down to bring us our $50 million dollars.

                        Party

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                          Posted: December 4, 2013, 11:47 pm - IP Logged

                          There's always a chance as long as you have a ticket.

                          Not a good chance.

                          But as good as anybody else's.

                          I'm in with a QP with the Megaplier every dadgum draw.

                          Yup, one for each draw, still buying the MM w/ MP outta habit or maybe addiction ?

                          Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                            Posted: December 4, 2013, 11:49 pm - IP Logged

                            Always feel good about my tickets, until they P*** me off and I throw them in the fireplace.

                            Please don't do that til they're no longer good for deductions on winners.

                            Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                              Posted: December 5, 2013, 5:12 am - IP Logged

                              RDGRNR, long live the "quick picks".... Read my latest posting. Have a great day sir!Hurray!

                              Money is a terrible master, but a great servant...Smile