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Looks like that lottery win will never happen

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Posted: June 25, 2015, 6:48 am - IP Logged

I just did my monthly checking of my lottery tickets and this was my breakdown for spending. Bought 4 Powerball tickets with Powerplay, 4 Lucky for Life tickets and 1 Mass Cash. Total spent was 21 dollars and only 1 Lucky for Life ticket was a winner of 4 dollars for getting the 1 lucky ball. When I checked my mass cash ticket it said someone from my town won it on the day I played, unfortunately it wasn't me. I feel great about keeping my spending in check for the lottery but get pretty sad when I check my tickets once a month and never see a good prize. I never expected to win a jackpot but would like a decent win and even that seems insurmountable. I am not giving up but don't see how most of us can ever get that good win. I've been on lottery post for awhile now and realize that even here you don't hear players winning a life changing amount. Even if I spent more money playing the lottery I don't think It would make a difference (when I was spending more money in the past it only hurt my bank account). Have to admit losing 17 dollars out of 21 dollars is something I can live with. When I use to play scratchers I could go thru 21 dollars in one store.

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    Posted: June 25, 2015, 7:14 am - IP Logged

    Never say never...I think about a lot of stories where you hear people have been playing for YEARS and then it seems they win. Which maybe explains why it also seems a lot of older people win too. But good for staying on a budget, as this is what I do as well.

    Take Risks: If you win, you'll be happy.  If you lose, you will be wiser...

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      Posted: June 25, 2015, 8:59 am - IP Logged

      Since only half of sales go to prizes, every time you hear of a player winning $25M that means some other players spent over $50M and won nothing.  That prize money has to come from somewhere.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: June 25, 2015, 10:10 am - IP Logged

        First of all you have to look at the games you're playing. The "highest odds" games. Yes, everyone wants a "life changing" win. But we know it's not going to happen to 98% of us.

        So why don't you try playing smaller games? One month just try playing Pick 3 or 4 instead. Even if you have a box win it would be more than what you're winning now. And if might pick your spirits up :)

        Do You Want To Win Today?  http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/286011

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          Posted: June 25, 2015, 10:54 am - IP Logged

          I just did my monthly checking of my lottery tickets and this was my breakdown for spending. Bought 4 Powerball tickets with Powerplay, 4 Lucky for Life tickets and 1 Mass Cash. Total spent was 21 dollars and only 1 Lucky for Life ticket was a winner of 4 dollars for getting the 1 lucky ball. When I checked my mass cash ticket it said someone from my town won it on the day I played, unfortunately it wasn't me. I feel great about keeping my spending in check for the lottery but get pretty sad when I check my tickets once a month and never see a good prize. I never expected to win a jackpot but would like a decent win and even that seems insurmountable. I am not giving up but don't see how most of us can ever get that good win. I've been on lottery post for awhile now and realize that even here you don't hear players winning a life changing amount. Even if I spent more money playing the lottery I don't think It would make a difference (when I was spending more money in the past it only hurt my bank account). Have to admit losing 17 dollars out of 21 dollars is something I can live with. When I use to play scratchers I could go thru 21 dollars in one store.

            SG........................Psyko can only say Guitar    " I feel UR pain  " Lurking Argue Chair!!!!

              For the past six months have played Mega Million and PowerBall>>>>>>>>>>>with LOSS not GAIN and surly not a big jackpot WON.........yet. My big complaint may be with me

              because, I picked such "lousley" numbers or my "luck" must have changed for the worst during this period of time Crying    MY  previous six months LOSSES were a lot less but,

              still a LOSS<<<<<just the same. Psyko has darn well tried to win and spent  lotto money >>>>>HOPEFULLY education has "improved" over the past fifteen years I've made so

              many contributions to the SCHOLARSHIP funds of several states. HOWEVER, if I ever win a BIG JACKPOT......Psyko will establish a $1,000,000 scholarship for math students!

              Thank ALL Lottery Post members who gave me great IDEAS  and the courage to HANG in there for D long run $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

                                                                                                                        Party Dance  Party      

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            Posted: June 25, 2015, 11:01 am - IP Logged

            If your lottery budget is fixed at $21 a month then you are at a good place. That's about $5 a week.

            That money's gone fo ever

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              Posted: June 25, 2015, 11:41 am - IP Logged

              I feel your pain:

               

              winning powerball numbers for 6/24 was 3, 5 10 22 32 - 7

              my numbers:                                          4  6 11 19 29 - 30  very close for the $1,000,000

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                Posted: June 25, 2015, 12:06 pm - IP Logged

                I feel your pain:

                 

                winning powerball numbers for 6/24 was 3, 5 10 22 32 - 7

                my numbers:                                          4  6 11 19 29 - 30  very close for the $1,000,000

                You just miss winning something by all six numbers, hopefully you'll miss by less next time.

                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
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                  Posted: June 25, 2015, 12:13 pm - IP Logged

                  I missed by digits:  1 1 1 3 3 - n/a

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                    Posted: June 25, 2015, 12:18 pm - IP Logged

                    I'm pulling for ALL of you to win -- win big and win small. Banana

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                      Posted: June 25, 2015, 2:42 pm - IP Logged

                      I'm pulling for ALL of you to win -- win big and win small. Banana

                      I hope your efforts aren't in vein, I'm doing my part by playing when ever I can. BananaParty

                       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         
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                        Posted: June 25, 2015, 3:18 pm - IP Logged

                        I hope your efforts aren't in vein, I'm doing my part by playing when ever I can. BananaParty

                        Sending out good and positive thoughts are never in vain.  Group Hug

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                          Posted: June 25, 2015, 8:07 pm - IP Logged

                          You just miss winning something by all six numbers, hopefully you'll miss by less next time.

                          Bought five KY Cash Ball QPs on Monday and the first line was 20-21-22-23 + 24. Didn't match any of those numbers so I guess I missed by all five numbers. But to me missing by one number means I matched all the other numbers.

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                            Posted: June 25, 2015, 8:41 pm - IP Logged

                            Bought five KY Cash Ball QPs on Monday and the first line was 20-21-22-23 + 24. Didn't match any of those numbers so I guess I missed by all five numbers. But to me missing by one number means I matched all the other numbers.

                            I played the 10 lines I posted on the prediction board for Tuesday's MM drawing and one line missed winning the jackpot by 3 numbers but I matched 3 for $5.

                             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                               
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                              Posted: June 26, 2015, 1:46 am - IP Logged

                              "don't see how most of us can ever get that good win."

                              I really get the feeling that you don't understand just how bad the odds are. For a lottery to pay out a $5 million prize they need to sell about $15 million worth of tickets. That means that even if you spend $1000 a year you can only expect to win that $1 million prize once every 15,000 years. Most of us will never get that good win.

                              "I missed by digits:  1 1 1 3 3 - n/a"

                              They draw balls (or in some cases, electrons), not numbers. You missed, period. The idea that you were close is just an illusion.