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Winning a jackpot on just five lines or less

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Posted: July 25, 2015, 1:49 pm - IP Logged

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    Posted: July 26, 2015, 11:40 am - IP Logged

    up up down down left right left right?

    I'm not sure, I don't have them but I'm pretty sure there's a secret port underneath a lottery terminal that you can plug a device into, input something & then it generates a code that gives winning numbers.

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      Posted: July 26, 2015, 1:15 pm - IP Logged

      It really doesn't matter if it was 5 tickets or 500 hundred, the odds are still bad.

      1 ticket for PB = 1 in 175,223,510

      5 tickets for PB 1 in 35,044,702

      500 tickets for PB 1 in 350,447

      Which one of those odds is even mildly 'good'? Please don't say the last one. 1 in 350447 means you have ~0.00029% chance of winning. Awful.

      I used to wheel tickets etc. but now I buy 1 and done, and even then I only play the rarest (biggest) draws. If I am going to win, I will win. Most likely I will not, but at least I have a chance. Anything other than that is just a waste of time and $$$.

      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?

      2016: -48.28% (13 tickets) ||
      P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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        Posted: July 26, 2015, 4:00 pm - IP Logged

        I'm not sure, I don't have them but I'm pretty sure there's a secret port underneath a lottery terminal that you can plug a device into, input something & then it generates a code that gives winning numbers.

        Here is this for thought,  what if they set a certain set of numbers for a certain area, and it keeps rolling until the set of numbers drawn for that area matches. 

        I also believe they could do draws before hand to get their desired result to the above.  It is definitely plausible.

        Trump 2016!

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          Posted: July 26, 2015, 4:12 pm - IP Logged

          I'm not sure, I don't have them but I'm pretty sure there's a secret port underneath a lottery terminal that you can plug a device into, input something & then it generates a code that gives winning numbers.

          Actually that's so the clerk can load his favorite songs into the terminal so they play every time he scans a winning ticket. The "winning number generator" is on the inside of the terminal; you have to take it apart and only the lottery technician has the special wrench that unlocks the machine to reach this magical port.

          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?

          2016: -48.28% (13 tickets) ||
          P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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            Posted: July 26, 2015, 4:16 pm - IP Logged

            Why the discussion here?  The winners ALWAYS only have just 1 line.  And first time player, or 187 years old, or placed their lucky penny on it, or put it in the bible, or forgot to check it for 3 months.  It's always the same story.

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              Posted: July 26, 2015, 7:54 pm - IP Logged

              It really doesn't matter if it was 5 tickets or 500 hundred, the odds are still bad.

              1 ticket for PB = 1 in 175,223,510

              5 tickets for PB 1 in 35,044,702

              500 tickets for PB 1 in 350,447

              Which one of those odds is even mildly 'good'? Please don't say the last one. 1 in 350447 means you have ~0.00029% chance of winning. Awful.

              I used to wheel tickets etc. but now I buy 1 and done, and even then I only play the rarest (biggest) draws. If I am going to win, I will win. Most likely I will not, but at least I have a chance. Anything other than that is just a waste of time and $$$.

              LM, hey there.  I can see your point. And as for the recent powerball draw, i see i could have nearly had a bit hit. i bought a four line ticket and one of my lines had this sequence of nbrs: 23 24 31 46 48. The winning nbrs were 27 29 34 41 42 pb 2. My pb was 12. i said oh my gosh what if they had come out just like i had them.