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Is mega millions worth playing anymore?

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Posted: February 23, 2015, 10:07 am - IP Logged

A one dollar bet is worth playing whenever the jackpot hits your "it's time buy a Mega Millions ticket".

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    Posted: February 23, 2015, 11:06 am - IP Logged

    A one dollar bet is worth playing whenever the jackpot hits your "it's time buy a Mega Millions ticket".

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    indeed and I just put in my $1

    let see what happens

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      Posted: February 25, 2015, 5:04 pm - IP Logged

      its $127million for friday so at least its getting up there.....keep on rolling!

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        Posted: February 25, 2015, 5:15 pm - IP Logged

        its $127million for friday so at least its getting up there.....keep on rolling!

        I say let it grow for another month and two at least Cheers

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          Posted: February 25, 2015, 5:17 pm - IP Logged

          the odds of winning the Megamillions jackpot is in the range of 1 in 258 million while the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot is in the range of 1 in 175 million. the population of the US is around 320 million. and you think where you live impacts your odds of winning? silly.

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            Posted: February 25, 2015, 5:32 pm - IP Logged

            They once ran a million dollar raffle special drawing in NY State that was advertised as having the best odds of winning a million dollars of any game ever as they restricted sales to 1 million tickets at $10 each. I analogized the odds being similar to having 30 major league baseball ballparks each with 33,333 fans in attendance at the same time and one winner was picked in total from the 30 ballparks. Have you ever been in a HS gym, concert, or other venue with relatively limited attendance when they held a 50/50 raffle? maybe 100 participating players- 99 disappointed people and one winner. almost impossible to win. I don't play because I expect to win, I play because by not playing I know I have no chance of winning- maybe I will be the one to catch lightning in a bottle. I don't play heavy and I don't play for lower tier prizes as the payouts are horrendous.

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              Posted: February 25, 2015, 8:30 pm - IP Logged

              Long Odds,

              That's an excellent analogy with the ball parks and a raffle.

              I've always looked at raffles this way, in a lottery game $1 or $2 wins millions, tens of millions, or 100 or hundreds of millions depending on the game and jackpot.

              In a raffle, like your example of the NY one where a $10 ticket can win $1M, in essence every dollar wins $100,000. Not bad but as far a 'most bang for the buck' that's whoop tee do as compared to lotto jackpots.

              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.