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Small sales lottery states, give up or keep playing?

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Posted: February 20, 2014, 6:53 am - IP Logged

If you live in a small sales lottery state, should you give up on playing powerball and mega millions?

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    Posted: February 20, 2014, 7:16 am - IP Logged

    If you live in a small sales lottery state, should you give up on playing powerball and mega millions?

    It really is not the "state" that wins it is the ticketholder.  When the numbers come up they don't care which state a person purchased the ticket from.  It can be the smallest state or the largest.  There were 17 or 18 runner ups in this draw it could have been anyone of them.  All you have to do is be lucky enough to pick the right numbers.  And my answer to your question living in a small lottery state is, no.

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      Posted: February 20, 2014, 7:42 am - IP Logged

      What's a person to do when the next person refuses to see logic?

      That money's gone fo ever

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        Posted: February 20, 2014, 11:26 am - IP Logged

        If you live in a small sales lottery state, should you give up on playing powerball and mega millions?

        why?

        Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

        For a lead role in a cage?

         

                                                    From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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          Posted: February 20, 2014, 11:39 am - IP Logged

          If you live in a small sales lottery state, should you give up on playing powerball and mega millions?

          I have always been told it's not the size !!!.... but that you get in and play....Approve

          Stay Positive, Believe and good things will come your way

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            Posted: February 20, 2014, 11:44 am - IP Logged

            Have you seen comments on sales amounts in Ca. or NY. ?  That's why there are more winners.  Either it's sales amounts, odds, just luck or logic?

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              Posted: February 20, 2014, 2:42 pm - IP Logged

              Small states have won big before like Rhode Island and West Virginia.  I believe both were single Powerball jackpot winners over $300 million.

              Didn't West Virginia also have a slew of nice 7 figure winners recently?

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                Posted: February 20, 2014, 2:50 pm - IP Logged

                If you live in a small sales lottery state, should you give up on playing powerball and mega millions?

                No, the odds of winning are the same for every player regardless of their state.

                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
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                  Posted: February 20, 2014, 3:43 pm - IP Logged

                  If you live in a small sales lottery state, should you give up on playing powerball and mega millions?

                  How do you think someone who lives in the U.S. Virgin Islands and plays PB/MM feels? Green laugh

                  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?

                  2016: -48.28% (13 tickets) ||
                  P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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                    Posted: February 20, 2014, 3:47 pm - IP Logged

                    Bad, really really bad. Have they ever won?

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                      Posted: February 20, 2014, 6:09 pm - IP Logged

                      I've never felt bad about any one except me not winning in my state.  If anyone except me wins in my state, it's not going to change my life.

                       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         
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                        Posted: February 20, 2014, 6:11 pm - IP Logged

                        No, the odds of winning are the same for every player regardless of their state.

                        Common sense prevails.

                        Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                        For a lead role in a cage?

                         

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                          Posted: February 20, 2014, 6:28 pm - IP Logged

                          a  ticket  is    a  ticket   no  matter    what   the  state  has  nothing  to do  with  it,,,, the   reason  there  are  more   winners  in  other   populated  states  is  because  more  peop l buy  tickets   common   sense

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                            Posted: February 20, 2014, 6:33 pm - IP Logged

                            If you live in a small sales lottery state, should you give up on playing powerball and mega millions?

                            You should buy a house in South Florida right next door to a Publix Store and start hanging out around the service desk and try to hear what they're saying.

                            Listen for the code words.

                            When you hear the manager tell the clerk that "we're going to have a jackpot winner here tonight", start buying tickets like a wild man gone insane.

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                              Posted: February 20, 2014, 6:34 pm - IP Logged

                              Oh Zanbab1, that's what the topic is about.