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If both PB and MM jackpots were equal and you only had $2 for tickets. What would you do?

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If both PB and MM jackpots were equal and you only had $2 for tickets. What would you do?

I would buy 1 quick pick ticket for PB [ 4 ]  [14.29%]
I would buy 1 ticket for PB with my own numbers [ 4 ]  [14.29%]
I would buy 2 quick picks for MM [ 8 ]  [28.57%]
I would buy 2 tickets for MM with my own numbers [ 4 ]  [14.29%]
I'd buy 2 MM tickets one QP and my numbers [ 3 ]  [10.71%]
Other [ 5 ]  [17.86%]
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Posted: January 18, 2014, 8:18 am - IP Logged

Lets say Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots were the same amount and you only want to spend $2 on lottery tickets. What would you do?

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    Posted: January 18, 2014, 8:24 am - IP Logged

    I actually won back more money on PB last year, but in a case like this (which is unlikely), I would play MM.

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      Posted: January 18, 2014, 8:31 am - IP Logged

      Lets say Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots were the same amount and you only want to spend $2 on lottery tickets. What would you do?

      Are the cash values the same? If yes, then one PB ticket.

      I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

      The odds are about the same.

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        Posted: January 18, 2014, 8:34 am - IP Logged

        If both PB and MM jackpots were equal and you only had $2 for tickets. What would you do?

        I would buy 1 quick pick ticket for PB

        The odds of hitting the second prize influences my decision above.

        That money's gone fo ever

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          Posted: January 18, 2014, 8:35 am - IP Logged

          Mega Millions Thumbs Up

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            Posted: January 18, 2014, 9:13 am - IP Logged

            While I've boycotted both of these games, to answer the question, I'd buy one PB ticket with my own numbers.

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              Posted: January 18, 2014, 9:14 am - IP Logged

              Lets say Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots were the same amount and you only want to spend $2 on lottery tickets. What would you do?

              Which ever one that had their draw coming up next

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                Posted: January 18, 2014, 10:13 am - IP Logged

                Powerball

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                  Posted: January 18, 2014, 10:18 am - IP Logged

                  2 Mega Millions tickets.

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                    Posted: January 18, 2014, 11:22 am - IP Logged

                    I chose Other cuz I'd get one MM ticket with the Megaplier.

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                      Posted: January 19, 2014, 2:06 am - IP Logged

                      Mega with megaplier for sure.

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                        Posted: January 20, 2014, 2:01 am - IP Logged

                        Lets say Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots were the same amount and you only want to spend $2 on lottery tickets. What would you do?

                        Before or after the inevitable win?

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                          Posted: January 20, 2014, 8:11 am - IP Logged

                          Thanks to everyone who participated in the poll. The results of the poll surprises me because more people would buy 2 quick picks for MM then any of the other options. Me personally, I'd rather have one ticket for PB than two tickets for MM if the jackpots were equal.

                          I think one ticket for a lottery that has a 5/59 + 1/35 matrix would be better than 2 tickets for a lottery that has a 5/75 + 1/15 matrix. I’m wondering, does getting that second ticket increase a person's odds of winning a jackpot by much?

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                            Posted: January 20, 2014, 8:34 am - IP Logged

                            Megamillions for sure

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                            For a lead role in a cage?

                             

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                              Posted: January 20, 2014, 3:59 pm - IP Logged

                              Megamillions for sure

                              a dollar and a dream.

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