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Winning a jackpot on just five lines or less

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Posted: July 24, 2015, 9:02 am - IP Logged

Recently, about a couple months ago, i was talking to a co-worker about the 565mil powerball jackpot and if he was going to play and he said yeah but only going spend for just one line. I thought he was crazy. I told him that it is pretty rare for someone to win a jackpot on just one line. Most people with that size of a jackpot would get five or more lines. Has it ever happened where someone won on just a one line ticket? A huge jackpot?

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    Posted: July 24, 2015, 9:43 am - IP Logged

    I think it would be hard to tell if past jackpot winners have won because they played more than one line.  I don't think it really matters as long as you have the winning numbers.

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      Posted: July 24, 2015, 9:47 am - IP Logged

      Recently, about a couple months ago, i was talking to a co-worker about the 565mil powerball jackpot and if he was going to play and he said yeah but only going spend for just one line. I thought he was crazy. I told him that it is pretty rare for someone to win a jackpot on just one line. Most people with that size of a jackpot would get five or more lines. Has it ever happened where someone won on just a one line ticket? A huge jackpot?

      Your friend is not crazy. All it takes is one line of the correct numbers to win either jackpot. If someone played 5 lines and won, it's as good as saying" l didn't need these other four lines after all, but it is what it is".

      ***One line of the correct numbers. ..that's the secret! 

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

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        Posted: July 24, 2015, 11:08 am - IP Logged

        You have to be in it to Win It! (It only takes one ticket/line!)

        A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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          Posted: July 24, 2015, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

          I thank those of you who replied with their opinions of the subject. As it happened the next day i saw my co-worker he said he lost and i said well i saw it coming but you only lost two dollars so you lessened the hit to your pocket LOL. He didn't risk a lot. I guess he is too sqeamish to risk more than 2. But to each his own.

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            Posted: July 24, 2015, 1:30 pm - IP Logged

            I've read about winners who played one of two lines of family birth days for years before winning so it does happens.  Even winners who brought lots of tickets usually won with the one winning line unless they were wheeling numbers and many of the winning numbers were in other lines.  More tickets get you more chances but unless you place the winning combination twice only the one winning line counts.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: July 24, 2015, 1:33 pm - IP Logged

              I thank those of you who replied with their opinions of the subject. As it happened the next day i saw my co-worker he said he lost and i said well i saw it coming but you only lost two dollars so you lessened the hit to your pocket LOL. He didn't risk a lot. I guess he is too sqeamish to risk more than 2. But to each his own.

              How do you feel? You Bet $2,000.00 and Won Nothing! ($2.00 vs $2,000.00)

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                Posted: July 24, 2015, 1:49 pm - IP Logged

                How do you feel? You Bet $2,000.00 and Won Nothing! ($2.00 vs $2,000.00)

                With most major jackpot games having over all odds of 1:50 or better or winning at least their smallest prize how can one bet $2,000.00 and win nothing?  That is a myth created by players who spend only a dollar or two to feel good about winning nothing, they can tell themselves it would have been worst if I had spent $2,000.00 and won nothing.  Even they'll win something if they play often enough.

                That's as bad as people claiming the odds of winning a PB or MM jackpot are one in a Trillion, the odds of winning are what they are, no better or worst regardless of how one feels when they lose.

                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
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                  Posted: July 24, 2015, 2:40 pm - IP Logged

                  We have played over 70,000 lines and still haven't won yet...

                   

                  (HIT THE BIG ONE, OR BUY A SKI MASK)

                   

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                    Posted: July 24, 2015, 3:17 pm - IP Logged

                    We have played over 70,000 lines and still haven't won yet...

                    And others have played a few dozen and won the jackpot. Just goes to show that you don't always get out what you put into the game.

                    Been a one line per draw player for a couple of years now and don't feel any worse off than when I was playing five.

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                      Posted: July 24, 2015, 3:29 pm - IP Logged

                      Life just is not fair !  Good Luck with your one line.  That is how I play to.No Pity!

                       I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, rich is better. 

                       Attributed to Joe E. Lewis and others

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                        Posted: July 24, 2015, 4:23 pm - IP Logged

                        I am quite sure some lucky players have won it all on a single line.  There is a pic on the link below of a powerball ticket that matched 5+0. The pic is too large and i don't know how to shrink it

                        http://fox5sandiego.com/2014/04/29/oceanside-woman-claims-1m-lottery-ticket/

                        That money's gone fo ever

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                          Posted: July 24, 2015, 5:30 pm - IP Logged

                          I am quite sure some lucky players have won it all on a single line.  There is a pic on the link below of a powerball ticket that matched 5+0. The pic is too large and i don't know how to shrink it

                          http://fox5sandiego.com/2014/04/29/oceanside-woman-claims-1m-lottery-ticket/

                          Wow! so it does happen. Good for the lucky lady who pulled it off on one line, one ticket. The lottery gods must have been looking down on her and gave her a shot. But i am sure those kinds of wins don't happen often. But boy california sure do have a lot of fortunate winners


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

                            Two words: cheat codes

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                              Posted: July 25, 2015, 1:43 pm - IP Logged

                              And others have played a few dozen and won the jackpot. Just goes to show that you don't always get out what you put into the game.

                              Been a one line per draw player for a couple of years now and don't feel any worse off than when I was playing five.

                              Same here.   I remembered another post from a few yrs. back about this very thing: Buying More Tickets Does Not Increase Your Odds

                              If it's a huge JP, I will sometimes buy another line, but I am under no illusion that it significantly raises my odds of winning.