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How Many Folks Gave Up On Mega Millions Now That The Odds Are In The Stratosphere?

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Posted: February 8, 2014, 5:57 pm - IP Logged

I just posted on the forum about PB but am curious how many people have dropped their play down from MM now that is in the strastophere odds wise?

I used to play $5 on it, no problem at a buck a ticket.. but now I feel you have to be struck by lightening like 10X over to get that jackpot.. so I only play $1 now or $2 if I want to play a set of my own numbers and an easy pic.. goodness 1-75.. whose gonna hit that..has anyone yet? 

I haven't been paying that much attention since it lost my attention?  Would be curious if you changed your method of play since this change?

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    Posted: February 8, 2014, 6:03 pm - IP Logged

    We play it when the jackpot is high.

    At $1.00 a pop, it's a game we can afford to lose.

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      Posted: February 8, 2014, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

      I just posted on the forum about PB but am curious how many people have dropped their play down from MM now that is in the strastophere odds wise?

      I used to play $5 on it, no problem at a buck a ticket.. but now I feel you have to be struck by lightening like 10X over to get that jackpot.. so I only play $1 now or $2 if I want to play a set of my own numbers and an easy pic.. goodness 1-75.. whose gonna hit that..has anyone yet? 

      I haven't been paying that much attention since it lost my attention?  Would be curious if you changed your method of play since this change?

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      I think alot of people reduced their wagers for the mega, as the odds soared. I also know alot who quit it all together, because of the odds and payout structure...

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        Posted: February 8, 2014, 7:42 pm - IP Logged

        We play it when the jackpot is high.

        At $1.00 a pop, it's a game we can afford to lose.

        I Agree!

        If it wasn't impossible I wouldn't even consider it!

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          Posted: February 8, 2014, 7:54 pm - IP Logged

          LOL it's real simple "You can't win if you don't play". The guy that purchases one ticket has the best odds to win than the guy who doesnt buy a ticket at all

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            Posted: February 8, 2014, 8:01 pm - IP Logged

            LOL it's real simple "You can't win if you don't play". The guy that purchases one ticket has the best odds to win than the guy who doesnt buy a ticket at all

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            $0.00 play jackpot odds 1 : ∞

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              Posted: February 8, 2014, 8:04 pm - IP Logged

              On an equal cost for cost basis, Mega Millions has the advantage.

              A $2.00 play on Powerball the jackpot odds are 1 : 175,223,509

              A $2.00 play on Mega Millions the jackpot odds are 1 : 129,445,424

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                Posted: February 8, 2014, 8:18 pm - IP Logged

                The way I look at it, I've never won a jackpot even when the odds were 10x better. 

                I play the local lottery with odds of 1:14M which is 18x better but the odds of winning a dollar back are 1:25 and MM are 1:15 so I look at playing any lottery as entertainment, you got to be lucky to win a jackpot no matter which game you're playing

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                  Posted: February 8, 2014, 8:22 pm - IP Logged

                  I just posted on the forum about PB but am curious how many people have dropped their play down from MM now that is in the strastophere odds wise?

                  I used to play $5 on it, no problem at a buck a ticket.. but now I feel you have to be struck by lightening like 10X over to get that jackpot.. so I only play $1 now or $2 if I want to play a set of my own numbers and an easy pic.. goodness 1-75.. whose gonna hit that..has anyone yet? 

                  I haven't been paying that much attention since it lost my attention?  Would be curious if you changed your method of play since this change?

                  LottoMomma

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                  the wife plays and dreams of that hit , myself i stick with 3 and 4 ...might not make millions but i do okay weekly

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                    Posted: February 8, 2014, 8:46 pm - IP Logged

                    I don't notice,  l just lay a few dollars on the counter, get my ticket  and walk away.

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                      Posted: February 8, 2014, 9:16 pm - IP Logged
                      I haven't given up but i don't spend as much as i used to. 
                       
                      Until i see a new method to select my numbers i'll keep it low seems they never let the game progress to allow a fair if not
                      decent number pool to draw from every tjme they change the matrix of the game not enough data is available to work with. 

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                        Posted: February 8, 2014, 10:21 pm - IP Logged

                        As the numbers increased, my contribution "below a $100 million" jackpot decreased. Patience  does have it's rewards.

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                          Posted: February 8, 2014, 10:42 pm - IP Logged

                          I stopped playing it.

                          The lotteries are always a step ahead of the players, in this case for 5 + 0 with MM you have the shot at $2M, $3M, $4M, or $5M with the Megaplier, with PB the Powerplay is $2M at best.

                          Any jackpot game is basically a sucker bet but MM made theirs a sucker bet on steroids when the matrix went from 56 to 75 numbers.

                          To those playing it best of luck, but enough people playing it will only lead to an even bigger matrix eventually.

                          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: February 9, 2014, 2:19 am - IP Logged
                            I haven't given up but i don't spend as much as i used to. 
                             
                            Until i see a new method to select my numbers i'll keep it low seems they never let the game progress to allow a fair if not
                            decent number pool to draw from every tjme they change the matrix of the game not enough data is available to work with. 

                            I have seven years of data (1103 drawings) on my state 6/49 game Classic Lotto which has had the same matrix all those years and the best I've ever done is a 5of6 one time. 

                            I've had plenty of time, I just haven't come up with a way to repeat the one time I matched 5of6 or better, I must have gotten lucky that time.

                             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                               
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                              I have seven years of data (1103 drawings) on my state 6/49 game Classic Lotto which has had the same matrix all those years and the best I've ever done is a 5of6 one time. 

                              I've had plenty of time, I just haven't come up with a way to repeat the one time I matched 5of6 or better, I must have gotten lucky that time.

                              I remember you posting that. any win is a good win but with the new mega having started there isn't enough data recorded yet to put a real system into play unless you take the hot numbers and use the new mega ball number stats and use some of the most frequent numbers that hit or scramble for the numbers that haven't hit yet
                              Either way it's still a barn shot.

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