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Something seems fishy to me!

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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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Posted: December 19, 2013, 8:06 pm - IP Logged

I just copied and pasted from that place that shall remain nameless.

Data for CT and TN were not available, but they'd be down there in the bottom half with no 5+0 winners. Must be a conspiracy.

OK thanks, JD.

    rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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    Posted: December 19, 2013, 8:09 pm - IP Logged

    You are right ! already know it crooked and knew they would give it away on Tue they were not gonna let it go any higher bunch of BS guess luck won out

    Well it's a good thing you knew it was crooked and didn't waste any money buying a ticket.

    At least you saved your money.

    Right?

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      Posted: December 19, 2013, 8:16 pm - IP Logged

      Oh Lord, here we go again.

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      forget what "they" say about youWhat you say about you?...

      Now, does it count??

       

       

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        Posted: December 19, 2013, 8:22 pm - IP Logged

        Well it's a good thing you knew it was crooked and didn't waste any money buying a ticket.

        At least you saved your money.

        Right?

        This is rd perfect logic~~~Have I ever told you, you are my hero???Love! LOL!

        forget what "they" say about youWhat you say about you?...

        Now, does it count??

         

         

        *Jr$ina

          rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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          Posted: December 19, 2013, 8:34 pm - IP Logged

          This is rd perfect logic~~~Have I ever told you, you are my hero???Love! LOL!

          Well thank you, Rosie.

          I'm beholden to ya...  Big Grin

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            Posted: December 20, 2013, 4:53 am - IP Logged

            You are wrong!  The lottery officials would have loved for it to have rolled at least one more time if not twice.  They wanted the new record and a possibly of a billion dollar jackpot.  I am sure they were disappointed.

            I Agree! Yep, they definitely wanted that roll to a billion dollars real bad. But luck was not on their side.

            They had luck on their side on the record JP in 2012, when the 2nd to last draw with $191M in sales rolled. But this time, luck was not on their side, and the most probable thing occurred at the $337M sales mark: 2 winners.

            It'll most likely hit a billion JP in 2014. They just need to get lucky on 1 of the few big runs.

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              Posted: December 20, 2013, 6:42 am - IP Logged

              They should cap it at a billion and roll the ticket sales to the first drawing after the billion is won....Then they could start the next jackpot at about 100 million plus...

              "Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields                      

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                Posted: December 20, 2013, 10:26 am - IP Logged

                They should cap it at a billion and roll the ticket sales to the first drawing after the billion is won....Then they could start the next jackpot at about 100 million plus...

                I would add, increase the payout for the 4/5!
                The proportion of chance and payout is really science fiction compared to a fair game.
                They also might limit the payout for the jackpot to 400 000 000. The money reserve would be recycled for lower prices.
                We are not in a Roman theater or arena or amphitheatre, last survivor gets money, freedom and glory.
                Another point is to bring up the tax regulation. Make the winnings free of tax.

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                  Posted: December 20, 2013, 10:46 am - IP Logged

                  Roman fun

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                    Posted: December 20, 2013, 11:03 am - IP Logged

                    No wonder I can't win.

                    They must put the Tennessee sales in their pocket.

                    They must put the Tennessee sales in their pocket.

                    No. You just help all the winners pay their taxes. Thanks for your generous donations. 

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                      Posted: December 20, 2013, 11:18 am - IP Logged

                      If something is fishy, then it is the chicken!

                       

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                        Posted: December 20, 2013, 11:22 am - IP Logged

                        Thumbs Up Good point. Some people might mistakenly think, "Oh gee, CA and NY have more winners, I need to move there to have a better chance!" Uhhh...nope. No matter where you go, no matter what demographic you are, the odds are the same. Wherever you go, there you are.

                        This is not quite the same, but almost as bad as, "Oh gee, the Jackpot is really big and I have a better ROI if I play now!" Uhhh...nope. Your chances of winning are still slim to none regarless of the ginormous jackpot, and you can only expect a few cents on the dollar return.

                        How can I say this politely? Some people have ideas of what makes sense that aren't well supported by reality. There used to be a guy here who thought that if a winner was sold in his state he'd have a better chance for the next jackpot by buying his tickets in a different state, because he figured it was unlikely that the next winner would  be sold in the same state. Even when I  pointed out that  he would have to believe that somebody else could reduce his chances by playing the same numbers in his state he remained convinced that he should play elsewhere.

                        As for ROI, your chances remain the same, but the risk stays the same as the potential reward increases substantially as the jackpot climbs. I'll guess that even the people who play every single drawing wouldn't play them all if the jackpots started at  $1 million.

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                          Posted: December 21, 2013, 12:44 am - IP Logged

                          Didnt anybody notice that the numbers were "Old Matrix" and that the Mega Number was 7, which is a number that hits often?

                           

                          If you were to rig the New MM Lottery and wanted it to hit on a certain night, wouldnt you make sure the numbers were like this? Its almost gaurenteed that one person who never changed thier numbers after the change and continued using the same numbers would hit it!

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                            Posted: December 21, 2013, 4:53 am - IP Logged

                            Didnt anybody notice that the numbers were "Old Matrix" and that the Mega Number was 7, which is a number that hits often?

                             

                            If you were to rig the New MM Lottery and wanted it to hit on a certain night, wouldnt you make sure the numbers were like this? Its almost gaurenteed that one person who never changed thier numbers after the change and continued using the same numbers would hit it!

                            If they wanted to rig the lottery, they wouldn't need to rely on luck that someone would play the numbers they draw. That's exactly how the lottery is played anyways.

                            They would just go into their database and pick a random line of numbers that has been played and then have the machine (however they might end up pulling that one off) select those numbers.


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                              Posted: December 21, 2013, 4:59 am - IP Logged

                              After this latest megamillions drawing and seeing how a couple states had multiple second prize winners of $1,000,000 (Georgia being one of them on top of the jackpot ticket????) and my state Pennsylvania had zero 2nd place winners "again" I think something somewhere is rigged. I used to play a couple of my numbers and a couple qp's. Now I'm just going to play my numbers period.

                               

                              And how is it the 2nd prize winners (20 this latest drawing and 12 I believe in the last) none of them had a multiplier? Sorry, but it just seems a bit odd to me.

                               

                              I would love to know if the winner in California had a qp that matched the one in Georgia or did he/she too have his own numbers?

                              Very interesting PaScratchHead!!!!

                              Generally when something seems fishy to you, do you first do a "smell" test on your underpants?