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Posted: February 23, 2014, 4:44 pm - IP Logged

Lottery players will look back and wish lotteries were played the same as they are today and wonder where the players heads were that they didn't win more often than we do. 

I look back now twenty years ago when Ohio's Super Lotto Plus(6/49+1) was a major lottery in this area and generated jackpots of $20M-$50M every other month and was won as often.  I don't know what happened but now its Classic Lotto(6/49) takes a year or two to generate such a jackpot and it's take even longer for someone to win it.

Are lottery jackpots getting harder to win or lottery players just getting dumber?

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
   
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    Posted: February 23, 2014, 5:48 pm - IP Logged

    I have seen 3 million euro jackpots being paid out in the local 6+R/42, 50 cents/combination.
    I have seen 700 000 euro jackpots being paid out in the new local 6+R/45, 1 euro/combination.

    Can you explain this?

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      Posted: February 23, 2014, 5:56 pm - IP Logged

      I hope I'm not dumb because I'm not the best at advance math. It seems the classic jackpot only rises by hudres of thousands lately. Was the classic jp always 13 million to one? I think those are pretty good odds, I had a ticket with almost five of the numbers not long ago. I wouldn't say people are dumb, I just think people aren't to good a predicting doubles and they happen fairy often in ever game I surmise, there was a triple just two days ago.

      I've been playing the classic for awhile now and doubles come out fairly often, if its one thing that stops me its that. What has changed in this game in the last twenty years? Is there some math formula that would be useful in picking numbers?

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        Posted: February 23, 2014, 6:08 pm - IP Logged

        Without looking at your Ohio sales figures, it's probably just a matter of increased choices that people have these days for their lottery dollar.  You have tons of scratchers from $1 to $30, and even $50 in Texas.  Then you have all the daily draw games and two major national lotteries, Powerball and Mega Millions. Too many games competing for your money. 

        In Ohio, you guys probably don't get the combination coverage you once did when choices where limited and more people in Ohio played their own Classic Lotto/SuperLotto.

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          Posted: February 23, 2014, 6:12 pm - IP Logged

          Lottery players will look back and wish lotteries were played the same as they are today and wonder where the players heads were that they didn't win more often than we do. 

          I look back now twenty years ago when Ohio's Super Lotto Plus(6/49+1) was a major lottery in this area and generated jackpots of $20M-$50M every other month and was won as often.  I don't know what happened but now its Classic Lotto(6/49) takes a year or two to generate such a jackpot and it's take even longer for someone to win it.

          Are lottery jackpots getting harder to win or lottery players just getting dumber?

          Lottery players will look back and wish lotteries were played the same as they are today and wonder where the players heads were that they didn't win more often than we do

          I suspect that most states will either tighten the Cash 5 games to reduce number of winners or get rid of them altogether. They are the only games that mint winners with substantial winnings every other day. This year I am playing Mass Cash daily but have not won anything so far. I hope I win before the "major changes"

          That money's gone fo ever

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            Posted: February 23, 2014, 6:12 pm - IP Logged

            Without looking at your Ohio sales figures, it's probably just a matter of increased choices that people have these days for their lottery dollar.  You have tons of scratchers from $1 to $30, and even $50 in Texas.  Then you have all the daily draw games and two major national lotteries, Powerball and Mega Millions. Too many games competing for your money. 

            In Ohio, you guys probably don't get the combination coverage you once did when choices where limited and more people in Ohio played their own Classic Lotto/SuperLotto.

            I think that's it in a nutshell. There are so many games to play these days. I mostly play all the jackpot games, and Daily 4. And I have to work at keeping my cost at $26 a week.

            Too many games competing for limited dollars in the budget.

            CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

            A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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              Posted: February 23, 2014, 6:24 pm - IP Logged

              I think that's it in a nutshell. There are so many games to play these days. I mostly play all the jackpot games, and Daily 4. And I have to work at keeping my cost at $26 a week.

              Too many games competing for limited dollars in the budget.

              I Agree! especially when you play in different states as i do Party

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                Posted: February 24, 2014, 2:24 pm - IP Logged

                Lottery players will look back and wish lotteries were played the same as they are today and wonder where the players heads were that they didn't win more often than we do. 

                I look back now twenty years ago when Ohio's Super Lotto Plus(6/49+1) was a major lottery in this area and generated jackpots of $20M-$50M every other month and was won as often.  I don't know what happened but now its Classic Lotto(6/49) takes a year or two to generate such a jackpot and it's take even longer for someone to win it.

                Are lottery jackpots getting harder to win or lottery players just getting dumber?

                "Are lottery jackpots getting harder to win or lottery players just getting dumber?"

                Maybe it's a combination of both or just preference. Players justify playing the higher odds games and/or ignore the odds because of the huge jackpots. Sometimes personal preference outweigh playing choices that seem much better to others. Compare betting $42 to win $200,000 at 10,000 to 1 odds to making 42 $1 bets to win $200K playing Cash Ball at 1,268,520 to 1 odds.