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California again? (Powerball)

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Posted: September 25, 2014, 7:18 pm - IP Logged

They have to do something to get some excitement into this thing.  I want to hear about 1/2 a billion jackpots both in MM and PW more often.

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    Posted: September 25, 2014, 7:25 pm - IP Logged

    jjtheprince:

    "Uhh seriously this is getting old, no one outside of California has a fair shot at winning any MUSL game!"

    Is this the same jjtheprince who has been saying these games are too easy to hit?

    <Insert Looney Tunes theme here>

    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: September 25, 2014, 7:30 pm - IP Logged

      jjtheprince:

      "Uhh seriously this is getting old, no one outside of California has a fair shot at winning any MUSL game!"

      Is this the same jjtheprince who has been saying these games are too easy to hit?

      <Insert Looney Tunes theme here>

      Only outside of California apparently ROFL

      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?

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        Posted: September 25, 2014, 7:37 pm - IP Logged

        I don't think that's going to happen.  I'm hearing more and more people are either pulling out or pulling back on their spending or waiting for the jackpot to get really high to put their money into powerball or mega millions.

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          Posted: September 25, 2014, 7:40 pm - IP Logged

          jjtgheprince, Sep 6, 2014,

          What is the best way to win the lottery?  thread in discussions:

          September 6, 2014, 4:59 pm -

          Buy your tickets in the right state.  If you buy them in California, New York, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, or Michigan it's almost impossible to lose!

          and today, 9-25-14

          "Uhh seriously this is getting old, no one outside of California has a fair shot at winning any MUSL game!"

          Which is it jj?

          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: September 25, 2014, 9:03 pm - IP Logged

            Well as we have seen, it's too easy to win if you play in California.  All you have to do is buy tickets in the Bay Area & BAM you're a winner.


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              Posted: September 25, 2014, 11:02 pm - IP Logged

              Well as we have seen, it's too easy to win if you play in California.  All you have to do is buy tickets in the Bay Area & BAM you're a winner.

              How easy was it for the other millions of Californian losers to win? Not too easy was it?

              People winning more often in Cali is an illusion. Why can't some of you people get this already, especially with related threads not too in the distant? Your chance is still the same if you bet on Earth or on Mars. Those numbers are just general stats, not a representation of an advantage living in Cali.

              Imposing caps on how many tickets an individual residing in Cali is not a solution, as some of you have suggested. I have a hard time believing that was even on the table.  lol

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                Posted: September 25, 2014, 11:06 pm - IP Logged

                Well as we have seen, it's too easy to win if you play in California.  All you have to do is buy tickets in the Bay Area & BAM you're a winner.

                I bet the millions of other California residents who bought tickets and didn't win don't feel that way.

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                  Posted: September 26, 2014, 6:39 am - IP Logged

                  Uhh seriously this is getting old, no one outside of California has a fair shot at winning any MUSL game!

                  The time has come to kick them out of all MUSL games.  They can have their own state lottery and all 38 million residents can win it & split the change.

                  Maybe the government should tax CA jackpots at a 99% rate hahaha. 

                  No congrats to whoever won, hopefully they end up worse than David Lee Edwards.

                  The time has come to kick them out of all MUSL games.

                  I think you should take that idea one step further and propose to kick out everyone who plays the lottery. Also...

                  no one outside of California has a fair shot at winning any MUSL game!

                  Maybe instead we make a petition that allows the rest of the states to select the full range of number combinations? It's no fair we can't select combinations that those in California can.

                   

                  Am I doing the I don't understand how the lottery works routine correct? Maybe if I bang my head on the wall a few times then spray paint something in a poorly ventilated room I might get a better comprehension of it.

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                    Posted: September 26, 2014, 7:21 am - IP Logged

                    I bet the millions of other California residents who bought tickets and didn't win don't feel that way.

                    I completely agree with this. There were millions of losing tickets in California.  Congratulations to the one lucky ticket holder! Now on to the next drawing.

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                      Posted: September 26, 2014, 9:18 am - IP Logged

                      I bet the millions of other California residents who bought tickets and didn't win don't feel that way.

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                        Posted: September 26, 2014, 9:46 am - IP Logged

                        How easy was it for the other millions of Californian losers to win? Not too easy was it?

                        People winning more often in Cali is an illusion. Why can't some of you people get this already, especially with related threads not too in the distant? Your chance is still the same if you bet on Earth or on Mars. Those numbers are just general stats, not a representation of an advantage living in Cali.

                        Imposing caps on how many tickets an individual residing in Cali is not a solution, as some of you have suggested. I have a hard time believing that was even on the table.  lol

                        Most of us don't care if millions of other californians lost.  Every single time california wins a jackpot right after a recent one PB or MM,  it solidifies my claims even more.

                        I say let california have MM and PB and let the other states that aren't california, new york, or florida, or any other that has more population then other states,  so the others can create a separate lottery without those states.

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                          Posted: September 26, 2014, 10:02 am - IP Logged

                          I bet the millions of other California residents who bought tickets and didn't win don't feel that way.

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                            Posted: September 26, 2014, 11:04 am - IP Logged

                            Most of us don't care if millions of other californians lost.  Every single time california wins a jackpot right after a recent one PB or MM,  it solidifies my claims even more.

                            I say let california have MM and PB and let the other states that aren't california, new york, or florida, or any other that has more population then other states,  so the others can create a separate lottery without those states.

                            And no one would play because the jackpots would grow too slowly!!  Then if a smaller state won more than one jackpot we would have to kick them out also.  Or maybe if you don't like the big games just play your own state lottery and just maybe someone visiting your state from California would win it!!

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                              Posted: September 26, 2014, 12:00 pm - IP Logged

                              Last year there was one winner from California on Oct 23, 2013. I should have worded it better. I should have said for the year of 2013 California had 1 winner.  The main story however is that 44% of the PB wins "this year" have come from California.

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