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Does anyone miss Jackpot fever?

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Posted: July 27, 2014, 5:29 pm - IP Logged

I remember the days when the Mega Million and Powerball jackpots were over $400 million, and everybody and their grandma were buying tickets. The media was interviewing the hopefuls in line buying tickets. We all know hitting is a long shot, but it was the exciting around the whole thing that made it fun, Discussing what you would do if it was you who hit. Is it me or is it that the lottery has become kind of blah with the absence of the huge MM and Powerball jackpots? Do you miss jackpot fever?

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    Posted: July 27, 2014, 5:39 pm - IP Logged

    People get numb to it until a much higher jackpot comes up.

    Here on LP a lot of the 'jackpot fever threads' could be put on a rolodex, nothing really changes other than the amount and the date, but I'm sure a lot of people think it's a little dull without them.

    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: July 27, 2014, 5:49 pm - IP Logged

      The larger the numbers, the bigger the thrill and excitement. I guess maybe in a way it's kind of good that huge jackpots aren't so frequent. If they were, then people would get use to them  and the excitement still wouldn't be there.

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        Posted: July 27, 2014, 6:08 pm - IP Logged

        I get Jackpot Fever over ANY jackpot Embarassed   The really massive ones actually make me nervous ... more like Jackpot Phobia, in that case.  But not a phobia I mind having once in a while.  Unlike my phobia of spiders Eek  I hate spiders.

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          Posted: July 27, 2014, 6:13 pm - IP Logged

          I get Jackpot Fever over ANY jackpot Embarassed   The really massive ones actually make me nervous ... more like Jackpot Phobia, in that case.  But not a phobia I mind having once in a while.  Unlike my phobia of spiders Eek  I hate spiders.

          Yeah, I'm in every draw I can play. Any jackpot would get me out of debt and except for the 2 Step game, let me retire.

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            Posted: July 27, 2014, 7:09 pm - IP Logged

            Absolutely not. I wish the jackpots were split up more...like 400 people winning a mil each opposed to one person winning the whole enchilada. What one person needs 400 million dollars?

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              Posted: July 27, 2014, 7:14 pm - IP Logged

              I like to play when the jackpot hits at least 100 million but now it seems it is won before it can even get that high.I don't remember there being so many winners. It does take the fun out but it also gives me more hope that it can be won!

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                Posted: July 27, 2014, 7:38 pm - IP Logged

                400 people?!!!No No I don't mind spliting 400 million with two, three or even four people but no way 400 people on a 400 million jackpot. Remember if you take the cash option and pay all the taxes, you'll be lucky to bring home under $500,000. I do like it better when two hit the mega jackpots rather then one. Of course if I was the only winner, I wouldn't lose much sleep over it.Green laugh

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                  Posted: July 27, 2014, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

                  Yes.

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                    Posted: July 27, 2014, 7:56 pm - IP Logged

                    I like both big and small jackpots because you need a little one before they reach out this world levels.  Plus with my lotto budget being around $100 for each month I like to play a couple a dollars on every jackpot not a lot on a big jackpot.  Some players like to wait for the big ones and then spend big on them but I like the spend a little on each one and see if I can get a decent prize level that way.  You never know when lady luck is going to give your ticket the winning numbers.-weshar75

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                      Posted: July 28, 2014, 12:26 am - IP Logged

                      It's probably a lot better to hit a jackpot that isn't getting national attention than one that is.

                      You'd still get hounded anyway but hopefully wouldn't get 'relatives' you never knew you had from faraway states putting the bite on you.

                      Of course if you live in one of the few states that allows you to remain anonymous it wouldn't matter.

                      As much.

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                      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: July 28, 2014, 6:20 am - IP Logged

                        It's probably a lot better to hit a jackpot that isn't getting national attention than one that is.

                        You'd still get hounded anyway but hopefully wouldn't get 'relatives' you never knew you had from faraway states putting the bite on you.

                        Of course if you live in one of the few states that allows you to remain anonymous it wouldn't matter.

                        As much.

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                          Posted: July 28, 2014, 8:09 am - IP Logged

                          I get Jackpot Fever over ANY jackpot Embarassed   The really massive ones actually make me nervous ... more like Jackpot Phobia, in that case.  But not a phobia I mind having once in a while.  Unlike my phobia of spiders Eek  I hate spiders.

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                            Posted: July 28, 2014, 8:10 am - IP Logged

                            I like both big and small jackpots because you need a little one before they reach out this world levels.  Plus with my lotto budget being around $100 for each month I like to play a couple a dollars on every jackpot not a lot on a big jackpot.  Some players like to wait for the big ones and then spend big on them but I like the spend a little on each one and see if I can get a decent prize level that way.  You never know when lady luck is going to give your ticket the winning numbers.-weshar75

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                              Posted: July 28, 2014, 8:12 am - IP Logged

                              I remember the days when the Mega Million and Powerball jackpots were over $400 million, and everybody and their grandma were buying tickets. The media was interviewing the hopefuls in line buying tickets. We all know hitting is a long shot, but it was the exciting around the whole thing that made it fun, Discussing what you would do if it was you who hit. Is it me or is it that the lottery has become kind of blah with the absence of the huge MM and Powerball jackpots? Do you miss jackpot fever?

                              Good post Smiley

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