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Poll: Does it make sense to play

Topic closed. 35 replies. Last post 3 years ago by gnozahs.

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Does it makes sense to play a game that likely will only get hit when all combos are played?

Makes sense to me [ 16 ]  [50.00%]
No, not to me [ 5 ]  [15.62%]
They're going after uninformed players [ 3 ]  [9.38%]
Sell the sizzle, not the steak MUSL [ 1 ]  [3.12%]
What Neal Armstrong's neighbor's wife said [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Well, there is the $1 prize for the Mega Ball [ 2 ]  [6.25%]
An LP'er said they will play all combos [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Waiting for the right fortune cookie [ 2 ]  [6.25%]
I can't wait for the 99 number grid [ 1 ]  [3.12%]
Other [ 2 ]  [6.25%]
Total Valid Votes [ 32 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 3 ]  
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Zeta Reticuli Star System
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Posted: December 14, 2013, 7:38 pm - IP Logged

Does it really make sense to play a game that probably won't get hit until there's a drawing where all combinations have been played, or only if a terminal somewhere short circuits?

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: December 14, 2013, 7:49 pm - IP Logged

    Does it make sense to play the new Mega Millions? Yes and no. It makes sense to spend $1 per draw for a chance at millions, but with the new matrix it doesn't make sense, at least to me, to spend more than $1 per draw.

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      Posted: December 14, 2013, 7:55 pm - IP Logged

      Does it make sense to play the new Mega Millions? Yes and no. It makes sense to spend $1 per draw for a chance at millions, but with the new matrix it doesn't make sense, at least to me, to spend more than $1 per draw.

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      Are you saying the old matrix made enough sense to play?


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        Posted: December 14, 2013, 7:56 pm - IP Logged

        Does it really make sense to play a game that probably won't get hit until there's a drawing where all combinations have been played, or only if a terminal somewhere short circuits?

        You're axing two questions.

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          Posted: December 14, 2013, 8:01 pm - IP Logged

          You're axing two questions.

          The terminal short circuiting is a joke.

          Like the terminal short circuits and 150 people get the wining QP.

          Or it just wasn't in the plans for anyone to get the winning set of numbers but a terminal short circuits and gives them out.

          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: December 14, 2013, 8:03 pm - IP Logged

            Are you saying the old matrix made enough sense to play?

            It made enough sense to play at least $2 worth. Maybe I'd change my mind about the new matrix once more draws happen and more research can be found, but at this time I don't see much point in researching it now as the odds of winning the jackpot are much worse. At least before I knew to very rarely have my highest number be lower than 40, unlike now where I have no clue because there's so many numbers to choose from.

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              Posted: December 14, 2013, 8:27 pm - IP Logged

              For a couple bucks you can ride the crazy train .

              Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

              For a lead role in a cage?

               

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                Posted: December 14, 2013, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

                You know how you get mad at yourself if you forget to stop and get a ticket at the store for that night's drawing of your favorite game?

                Well I think Mega Millions could change that.

                The odds are so astronomically ridiculous that you don't really regret missing a game that much cuz you feel like nobody's ever gonna win anyway, so you probably just saved yourself a few bucks.

                I only play two lines but I've always made sure I'm in for every draw.

                But now with these crazy odds? If it's cold out I might just skip it.

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                  Posted: December 14, 2013, 9:00 pm - IP Logged

                  You know how you get mad at yourself if you forget to stop and get a ticket at the store for that night's drawing of your favorite game?

                  Well I think Mega Millions could change that.

                  The odds are so astronomically ridiculous that you don't really regret missing a game that much cuz you feel like nobody's ever gonna win anyway, so you probably just saved yourself a few bucks.

                  I only play two lines but I've always made sure I'm in for every draw.

                  But now with these crazy odds? If it's cold out I might just skip it.

                  Friday when we were getting out of work a couple of the guys said they were going to stop, I said you got 10 minutes till the cut off time, 2 of them laughed and said getting pizza and a beer seemed more important, so it's not the big deal it was just months ago.

                  Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                  For a lead role in a cage?

                   

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                    Posted: December 14, 2013, 9:40 pm - IP Logged

                    Does it really make sense to play a game that probably won't get hit until there's a drawing where all combinations have been played, or only if a terminal somewhere short circuits?

                    If what you suggest was true maybe it wouldn't make sense.  Has any jackpot style game ever sold enough tickets to cover ever possible combination before it was won?  Even when the Austrialian group tried to cover every possible combination in the Virginia lottery a few years ago and won, they covered less than 90% of the possible combinations.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: December 14, 2013, 10:24 pm - IP Logged

                      Does it really make sense to play a game that probably won't get hit until there's a drawing where all combinations have been played, or only if a terminal somewhere short circuits?

                      Not really. I don't play (local games included) until the probability of a winner is relatively high. This comes as a bonus of higher jackpot games. It doesn't have to be all combinations sold....there are other factors of course. But I look at it like if the chance of a rollover is large then I should save my money for the bigger jackpot. On the other hand, I have seen drawings where someone wins on the first reset rollover, but in the end I suppose it would "pay" to be patient. And playing more in fewer drawings beats playing fewer in more 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?

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                        Posted: December 14, 2013, 10:58 pm - IP Logged

                        my lucku numbers for tonight sat Florida Fantasy 5 ;)

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                          Posted: December 15, 2013, 12:27 am - IP Logged

                          RJOH,

                          Someone posted in another thread that it probalby won't get hit until all combinations are played, so I was playing off of that.

                          I'm pretty sure there's never been a US lottery with a 75 number grid and Mega Ball grid or anything similar so we shall see.

                          And just maybe one of the MUSL reps that monitor this board will see that not everyone is the type of player they're going after - known as the perfect player for the house.

                          Sidenote,

                          Some native American tribes have a belief that the first thing a person says after they die is, "Why was I so serious."

                          Lep

                          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: December 15, 2013, 12:49 am - IP Logged

                            For a couple bucks you can ride the crazy train .

                            LOL

                             

                             

                            Been  doing  it  for  years

                             

                            No  wonder  I   am   crazy   Crazy       

                             

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                              Posted: December 15, 2013, 12:51 am - IP Logged

                              You know how you get mad at yourself if you forget to stop and get a ticket at the store for that night's drawing of your favorite game?

                              Well I think Mega Millions could change that.

                              The odds are so astronomically ridiculous that you don't really regret missing a game that much cuz you feel like nobody's ever gonna win anyway, so you probably just saved yourself a few bucks.

                              I only play two lines but I've always made sure I'm in for every draw.

                              But now with these crazy odds? If it's cold out I might just skip it.

                              Well   Said    Ridge