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For those who complain about what states win

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Posted: January 29, 2015, 8:59 pm - IP Logged

I cant understand why people do not understand that it's simply a function of where the most people live.  California is the most populated state in the union, followed by Texas, New York and Florida.  Notice all of those states sell more tickets than most other states? 

It's a lot like the electoral college... The states with the most people have the most influence (votes) in Presidential elections.  And, the states with the most people have the most Representatives/Congressional districts in The U.S. House of Representatives. 

For instance Cali has 53 Congressional Districts, (the number 1 state ranked by population) while Alaska (the 47th state ranked by population) has ONE! 

In the states where they sell the most tickets, there is a greater opportunity (greater chance) that they will sell more winning tickets compared to states where few tickets are sold.

There was another stat in another thread somewhere in the discussion forum touting the same idea of facts about how much the states contribute to MUSL explaining why the states have the winners they have. DC only contirbuted 8 mil to MUSL last fiscal year  and they have not had a powerball or MM jp winner since 2009.Which is why i only buy tickets in MD or VA becuz they have fared better. They are bigger states and contribute more to MUSL. And oh, you left out PA as a populous state. It is strange that as big as texas is, it does not have as many jp winners as NJ which is smaller but they contibute a wallop of money to MUSL

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    There was another stat in another thread somewhere in the discussion forum touting the same idea of facts about how much the states contribute to MUSL explaining why the states have the winners they have. DC only contirbuted 8 mil to MUSL last fiscal year  and they have not had a powerball or MM jp winner since 2009.Which is why i only buy tickets in MD or VA becuz they have fared better. They are bigger states and contribute more to MUSL. And oh, you left out PA as a populous state. It is strange that as big as texas is, it does not have as many jp winners as NJ which is smaller but they contibute a wallop of money to MUSL

    Texas does not have that many winners despite the population. PB sales are dismal in Tx, but also in all other states.

    My theory, (and that's all it is) is that in Tx most play scratchoffs. They are insanely popular. I play one once in a while, but I always liked the idea that I could drop a buck on MM or PB ($2), or Lotto and win millions. I know the odds, but.....

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      Texas does not have that many winners despite the population. PB sales are dismal in Tx, but also in all other states.

      My theory, (and that's all it is) is that in Tx most play scratchoffs. They are insanely popular. I play one once in a while, but I always liked the idea that I could drop a buck on MM or PB ($2), or Lotto and win millions. I know the odds, but.....

      That explains why Texas pulled out of the MMC early and suprised everyone. If sales are dismal for the other draw games then mmc was gonna fail too. If they knew that the scratch offs are more Texas' kind of thing they shouldn't have added another draw game to their stable.

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        Posted: January 29, 2015, 10:11 pm - IP Logged

        Agreed,  I have tried saying that some states haven't had a jackpot winner in years, and the usual ones get into a ball.  Yet they try and convince others that everyone some how has an equal chance of winning...Of course some of us know that is BS,  some will attack and harass for pointing some thing that is right in front of their faces.

        The News of the Weird website has a category called Not Quite Clear on the Concept.

        You should send some of your theories to them.

        So according to you, someone who plays one line of numbers on a PB or MM ticket in CA has better chances than someone who plays one line of numbers in other states?

        By the way, what's the PB jackpot right now and what's the WI jackpot?

        Facie d'ozo

        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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          Agreed,  I have tried saying that some states haven't had a jackpot winner in years, and the usual ones get into a ball.  Yet they try and convince others that everyone some how has an equal chance of winning...Of course some of us know that is BS,  some will attack and harass for pointing some thing that is right in front of their faces.

          You're never quite clear on how everyone doesn't have the same chance of winning. How does some states you allege to win more, do so? What function do they execute to generate more winners in their state? There is really no logical explanation or sense to this. I frequently have access to internal documents related to these big jackpot games and never have I caught wind of a mass conspiracy of the proportions required for your claim. Could it really go all the way to the top? LOL

          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: January 29, 2015, 10:33 pm - IP Logged

            Wow CT and LM I watch you two wage a war of words with pickone4me. Y'all got a personal vendatta with him\her LOL LOL

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              Posted: January 29, 2015, 11:09 pm - IP Logged

              All l know is that NC/SC almost pulled it off last night. So much for only " big " State lottery players bringing home the jackpots.

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                There was another stat in another thread somewhere in the discussion forum touting the same idea of facts about how much the states contribute to MUSL explaining why the states have the winners they have. DC only contirbuted 8 mil to MUSL last fiscal year  and they have not had a powerball or MM jp winner since 2009.Which is why i only buy tickets in MD or VA becuz they have fared better. They are bigger states and contribute more to MUSL. And oh, you left out PA as a populous state. It is strange that as big as texas is, it does not have as many jp winners as NJ which is smaller but they contibute a wallop of money to MUSL

                Very Interesting. A great lead too.

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                  You're never quite clear on how everyone doesn't have the same chance of winning. How does some states you allege to win more, do so? What function do they execute to generate more winners in their state? There is really no logical explanation or sense to this. I frequently have access to internal documents related to these big jackpot games and never have I caught wind of a mass conspiracy of the proportions required for your claim. Could it really go all the way to the top? LOL

                  When that kind of money is involved, I trust no one.  Where/who does the money go to for all those losing PB and MM tickets?

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                    Wow CT and LM I watch you two wage a war of words with pickone4me. Y'all got a personal vendatta with him\her LOL LOL

                    Nope.

                    It just gets old when someone is constantly saying, "Someone won the PB / MM jackpot and it wasn't me, boo hoo boo hoo" and tries to camouflage it by blaming other states.

                    As has been said here, people win jackpots, states don't. 

                    As an interesting and ironic side note, pickone4me has complained about places winning too often and in his state, Wisconsin, there's a town called Fond du Lac which sold so many winners that the stores selling them were called the "Miracle Mile." You can look that up right here on LP.

                    pickone4 me will now post and claim not to play MM or PB but methinks he doest protest too much.

                    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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                      Nope.

                      It just gets old when someone is constantly saying, "Someone won the PB / MM jackpot and it wasn't me, boo hoo boo hoo" and tries to camouflage it by blaming other states.

                      As has been said here, people win jackpots, states don't. 

                      As an interesting and ironic side note, pickone4me has complained about places winning too often and in his state, Wisconsin, there's a town called Fond du Lac which sold so many winners that the stores selling them were called the "Miracle Mile." You can look that up right here on LP.

                      pickone4 me will now post and claim not to play MM or PB but methinks he doest protest too much.

                      Yeah wow!! i remember the miracle mile from some years they were the winningest block in lottery history. Then they stopped and all of a sudden cali became the champ. LOL The players there bought a whopping 289 mil in tik sales last year no wonder they have more chances to win.

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                        There was another stat in another thread somewhere in the discussion forum touting the same idea of facts about how much the states contribute to MUSL explaining why the states have the winners they have. DC only contirbuted 8 mil to MUSL last fiscal year  and they have not had a powerball or MM jp winner since 2009.Which is why i only buy tickets in MD or VA becuz they have fared better. They are bigger states and contribute more to MUSL. And oh, you left out PA as a populous state. It is strange that as big as texas is, it does not have as many jp winners as NJ which is smaller but they contibute a wallop of money to MUSL

                        "i only buy tickets in MD or VA becuz they have fared better."

                        Does buying in MD or VA give you a better chance than buying a ticket with the same combination in DC? If you buy your ticket in MD or VA do your chances of winning go down if somebody else plays the same combination in DC?

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                          Seems to me like people believe the terminals that choose their quick picks are like Zoltar from the movie Big.

                          Green laugh

                          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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                          P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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                            There was another stat in another thread somewhere in the discussion forum touting the same idea of facts about how much the states contribute to MUSL explaining why the states have the winners they have. DC only contirbuted 8 mil to MUSL last fiscal year  and they have not had a powerball or MM jp winner since 2009.Which is why i only buy tickets in MD or VA becuz they have fared better. They are bigger states and contribute more to MUSL. And oh, you left out PA as a populous state. It is strange that as big as texas is, it does not have as many jp winners as NJ which is smaller but they contibute a wallop of money to MUSL

                            I deliberately left out PA.  I could have added even more states besides PA. 

                            I simply figured by listing the top four states I'd get my point across.

                            About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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                              When that kind of money is involved, I trust no one.  Where/who does the money go to for all those losing PB and MM tickets?

                              Here in Texas the money goes toward education, which is by law. Every state has a designated fund for the lottery money.

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