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Is mega millions worth playing anymore?

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Posted: January 17, 2015, 10:29 am - IP Logged

1 ticket won in Illinois and 2nd tier prize was not hard to guess, New York and Florida.

Is this even worth playing if you live in a non-winning state.

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    Posted: January 17, 2015, 11:14 am - IP Logged

    Did you know that Illinois was one of the original nine states to sell Mega Millions? Since 2002, Mega Millions has become a wildly popular game. With jackpots starting at $15,000,000 and prizes ranging from $1 to $1,000,000, it's no surprise that this game is an Illinoisan favorite. - See more at: http://www.illinoislottery.com/en-us/Mega_Millions.html?

    So what is it that you begrudge, other than you didn't win it?

    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: January 17, 2015, 11:32 am - IP Logged

      1 ticket won in Illinois and 2nd tier prize was not hard to guess, New York and Florida.

      Is this even worth playing if you live in a non-winning state.

      I'm in a lottery pool and we play a few tickets every drawing. This time, we only won $1.

      I only play MegaMillions myself when it reaches over $100 million.

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        Posted: January 17, 2015, 11:51 am - IP Logged

        It's not worth playing if you have a time machine and can see into the future to see that you don't win.

        But if you're a normal person and realize what the odds are and that you won't win even a dollar most times you play, but also realize that any draw, despite where you live or the amount played, that you could hit the jackpot... yes it's worth it.

        I really think these kinds of threads should result in the banning of the OP, or at least take away their thread creation privileges. They really don't add any thoughtful talking points to the forums as they're based on the idiotic belief that only certain states have access to selecting the winning numbers. That and the topics reek of jealousy towards those who won, also something I don't think this board should be about.

        Ugh. I think I need to go make some pancakes to forget about this thread.

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          Posted: January 17, 2015, 11:51 am - IP Logged

          frustration Is the word, when you have a feeling that the same locations will win or there is only one winning ticket.  There are a lot of people that feel they will be the winner of that one winning ticket.  I just believe if there were more winning tickets to spread the wealth would do more players good than just having one winning ticket.

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            Posted: January 17, 2015, 11:54 am - IP Logged

            you sound frustrated.

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              Posted: January 17, 2015, 1:35 pm - IP Logged

              1 ticket won in Illinois and 2nd tier prize was not hard to guess, New York and Florida.

              Is this even worth playing if you live in a non-winning state.

              loosely translated for the rest of us  :

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                Posted: January 17, 2015, 1:37 pm - IP Logged

                1 ticket won in Illinois and 2nd tier prize was not hard to guess, New York and Florida.

                Is this even worth playing if you live in a non-winning state.

                I thought some of you guys would be happy that a winner who didn't live in California, Florida or New York won the jackpot.

                "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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                  Posted: January 17, 2015, 1:41 pm - IP Logged

                  you sound frustrated.

                  Frustrated that people can be so daft, yes.

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                    Posted: January 17, 2015, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

                    It's not worth playing if you have a time machine and can see into the future to see that you don't win.

                    But if you're a normal person and realize what the odds are and that you won't win even a dollar most times you play, but also realize that any draw, despite where you live or the amount played, that you could hit the jackpot... yes it's worth it.

                    I really think these kinds of threads should result in the banning of the OP, or at least take away their thread creation privileges. They really don't add any thoughtful talking points to the forums as they're based on the idiotic belief that only certain states have access to selecting the winning numbers. That and the topics reek of jealousy towards those who won, also something I don't think this board should be about.

                    Ugh. I think I need to go make some pancakes to forget about this thread.

                    I get tired of the same type of whiny topics and I agree with you, ttech

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                      Posted: January 17, 2015, 1:46 pm - IP Logged

                      1 ticket won in Illinois and 2nd tier prize was not hard to guess, New York and Florida.

                      Is this even worth playing if you live in a non-winning state.

                      States Don't Win jackpots- people Do.

                      People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                        Posted: January 17, 2015, 1:49 pm - IP Logged

                        1 ticket won in Illinois and 2nd tier prize was not hard to guess, New York and Florida.

                        Is this even worth playing if you live in a non-winning state.

                        Thanks for that bit of info.  No it is not worth playing if you live in a non winning state. I haven't played so far this year,  and more then likely won't.

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                          Posted: January 17, 2015, 1:52 pm - IP Logged

                          States Don't Win jackpots- people Do.

                          People live in states. Deflect=FAIL One can't be stateless, unless someone from outside the country wins.

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                            Posted: January 17, 2015, 1:59 pm - IP Logged

                            People live in states. Deflect=FAIL One can't be stateless, unless someone from outside the country wins.

                            There is NO SUCH THING  as a " Non winning State" that was my whole point. Its not my fault if you fail to comprehend the gist of my meaning.

                            People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                              Posted: January 17, 2015, 2:07 pm - IP Logged

                              There is NO SUCH THING  as a " Non winning State" that was my whole point. Its not my fault if you fail to comprehend the gist of my meaning.

                              States that haven't won a jackpot pot for 3 years or more are Non winning States ( which means no one has won in those states )  It is not my fault if you can't and won't comprehend what I am saying.

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