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Posted: August 2, 2015, 8:53 pm - IP Logged

Well we don't know yet if it's a pool or an individual. But the rest of us lost money to that winner, bad news indeed. i am chucking the MM and PB for awhile and play state JP games. Wink

I gave your statement about us losing money to the winner a lot of thought, and while it's accurate, it really doesn't matter. It's how jackpots grow. I see some people claim they won't play until the jackpot gets to a certain level, but that how it gets to a certain level. Plus, it's not like we get to pick when we might win. If you're unhappy or worried about losing money to an eventual winner, lotteries are probably not the right games to play.

I keep playing MM and PB because even second prize is life changing. And the odds are better than my state lotto. It doesn't have to be the jackpot.

CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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    Posted: August 2, 2015, 9:27 pm - IP Logged

    California is probably glad both PB and MM have been won and reset 'cause now their Super Lotto jackpot is bigger than both of them with better odds which should attract more players.  Ohio Classic Lotto is only at $8M and with its odds of 1:14M I'm leaning toward playing it for a while until MM and PB jackpots build up again.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: August 2, 2015, 11:30 pm - IP Logged

      I gave your statement about us losing money to the winner a lot of thought, and while it's accurate, it really doesn't matter. It's how jackpots grow. I see some people claim they won't play until the jackpot gets to a certain level, but that how it gets to a certain level. Plus, it's not like we get to pick when we might win. If you're unhappy or worried about losing money to an eventual winner, lotteries are probably not the right games to play.

      I keep playing MM and PB because even second prize is life changing. And the odds are better than my state lotto. It doesn't have to be the jackpot.

      rc, i am not really worried about losing a few bucks to an eventual winner. I know we all are taking a risk, I have to live with the decision i make and what i decide i can risk to lose in order to try and win something big. I will never know when i and for that matter you will hit a big score. I just play when i can risk what i can afford to play with knowing i am going to either win or lose. Big Smile

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        Posted: August 3, 2015, 10:32 am - IP Logged

        It's funny, because MM and PB are screwing themselves.  Only the most naive posters here think these games are legit --- smart people know that PB and MM are rigged for CA and NY players.  The more people figure this out, the less people are going to play these waste-of-time jackpot games.  Eventually PB and MM will be obsolete, and they only have themselves to blame for rigging it for the two big states.

        Stopped playing PB and MM three years ago and haven't missed it.  I feel bad for you people who still waste your money on it.

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          It's funny, because MM and PB are screwing themselves.  Only the most naive posters here think these games are legit --- smart people know that PB and MM are rigged for CA and NY players.  The more people figure this out, the less people are going to play these waste-of-time jackpot games.  Eventually PB and MM will be obsolete, and they only have themselves to blame for rigging it for the two big states.

          Stopped playing PB and MM three years ago and haven't missed it.  I feel bad for you people who still waste your money on it.

          "Stopped playing PB and MM three years ago and haven't missed it.  I feel bad for you people who still waste your money on it."

          They obviously haven't missed you either because they are still going strong and while CA and NY with the largest groups of players have a fair share of the winners others states have winners too.  No need to feel bad for anyone who choose to risk a few bucks and play, these games aren't for everyone.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: August 3, 2015, 11:34 am - IP Logged

            It's funny, because MM and PB are screwing themselves.  Only the most naive posters here think these games are legit --- smart people know that PB and MM are rigged for CA and NY players.  The more people figure this out, the less people are going to play these waste-of-time jackpot games.  Eventually PB and MM will be obsolete, and they only have themselves to blame for rigging it for the two big states.

            Stopped playing PB and MM three years ago and haven't missed it.  I feel bad for you people who still waste your money on it.

            Here we go again.

            If that's the case, Puerto Rico, Missouri, North Dakota (remember the poor farmer that won up there?), and the other states that had winners never would have had any winners at all. If you quit because of the crazy odds, that's understandable. But because you think it's rigged?

            Simple math...the more tickets that are sold in any geographic area, the better chance of the winning ticket coming from that area.

            CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

            A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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              Posted: August 4, 2015, 11:18 am - IP Logged

              Here we go again.

              If that's the case, Puerto Rico, Missouri, North Dakota (remember the poor farmer that won up there?), and the other states that had winners never would have had any winners at all. If you quit because of the crazy odds, that's understandable. But because you think it's rigged?

              Simple math...the more tickets that are sold in any geographic area, the better chance of the winning ticket coming from that area.

              I see you were on the lottery FAQ page again.  Those are just a cover for these certain places that consistently get winners.

              Trump 2016!

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                Posted: August 4, 2015, 4:45 pm - IP Logged

                I am here in Fresno,CALIFORNIA. I am definitely playing SuperLottoPlus to win it. Wednesday night's pot is up to..

                 $62,000,000.00.   I play advance play and am good till September. One dollar per draw. 

                 I would not turn down PB's jackpot either. Party

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

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                  I'm even surprised that these states with very high population don't win more often. Remember, these states spend boatloads of cash on these games. You have to be in it to win it.

                  Seek and ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1

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                    Posted: August 4, 2015, 11:32 pm - IP Logged

                    I see you were on the lottery FAQ page again.  Those are just a cover for these certain places that consistently get winners.

                    Nope, I wasn't on the PB FAQ page again.

                    I just used good old common sense.

                    CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

                    A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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                      Posted: August 5, 2015, 1:31 am - IP Logged

                      Looks like Wisconsin has been a bridesmaid for the PB & MM games as of late.On Saturday 8/1/15 and this evening. l wonder what encouraging words our resident " Hater" would say to fellow Wisconsinites about that?

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

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                        Looks like Wisconsin has been a bridesmaid for the PB & MM games as of late.On Saturday 8/1/15 and this evening. l wonder what encouraging words our resident " Hater" would say to fellow Wisconsinites about that?

                        I noticed that too. Wisconsin is on a roll. I'm curious if this keeps up in the coming draws.

                        That money's gone fo ever

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                          2015 at a glance

                          Combined

                          Population

                          Game

                          5+1

                          5+0

                          Jackpot

                          5+0

                          powerplay

                          Total

                          aa   Name

                          Ranking

                          Jan-Aug

                          2015

                           

                          $$$

                          $$$

                          megaplier

                          $$$

                          Illinois

                          5

                          PB / MM

                          2

                          9

                          $530,000,000

                          $9,000,000

                          $3,000,000

                          $542,000,000

                          New York

                          3

                          PB / MM

                          3

                          32

                          $323,000,000

                          $32,000,000

                          $1,000,000

                          $356,000,000

                          Puerto Rico

                          n/a

                          PB / MM

                          1.34

                          2

                          $238,000,000

                          $2,000,000

                          $2,000,000

                          $242,000,000

                          Florida 

                          4

                          PB / MM

                          2

                          41

                          $160,000,000

                          $41,000,000

                          $5,000,000

                          $206,000,000

                          Texas 

                          2

                          PB / MM

                          0.33

                          17

                          $188,000,000

                          $17,000,000

                          $1,000,000

                          $206,000,000

                          N. Carolina

                          10

                          PB / MM

                          0.33

                          13

                          $188,000,000

                          $13,000,000

                          $1,000,000

                          $202,000,000

                          Arizona

                          15

                          PB / MM

                          1

                          5

                          $188,000,000

                          $5,000,000

                           

                          $193,000,000

                          Pennsylvania

                          6

                          PB / MM

                          1

                          14

                          $152,000,000

                          $14,000,000

                          $7,000,000

                          $173,000,000

                          California

                          1

                          PB / MM

                          1

                          36

                          $110,000,000

                          $32,961,056

                           

                          $142,961,056

                          Missouri

                          18

                          PB / MM

                          2

                          6

                          $95,000,000

                          $6,000,000

                           

                          $101,000,000

                          Tennessee

                          17

                          PB / MM

                          1

                          10

                          $50,000,000

                          $10,000,000

                          $3,000,000

                          $63,000,000

                          New Jersey

                          11

                          PB / MM

                          1

                          8

                          $40,000,000

                          $8,000,000

                           

                          $48,000,000

                          Ohio

                          7

                          PB / MM

                          -

                          15

                          $0

                          $15,000,000

                          $1,000,000

                          $16,000,000

                          Georgia

                          8

                          PB / MM

                          -

                          12

                          $0

                          $12,000,000

                           

                          $12,000,000

                          Massachusetts

                          14

                          PB / MM

                          -

                          7

                          $0

                          $7,000,000

                          $3,000,000

                          $10,000,000

                          Virginia

                          12

                          PB / MM

                          -

                          9

                          $0

                          $9,000,000

                          $1,000,000

                          $10,000,000

                          Maryland

                          19

                          PB / MM

                          -

                          8

                          $0

                          $8,000,000

                           

                          $8,000,000

                          Michigan

                          9

                          PB / MM

                          -

                          8

                          $0

                          $8,000,000

                           

                          $8,000,000

                          Kentucky

                          26

                          PB / MM

                          -

                          7

                          $0

                          $7,000,000

                           

                          $7,000,000

                          Wisconsin

                          20

                          PB / MM

                          -

                          7

                          $0

                          $7,000,000

                           

                          $7,000,000

                          Colorado

                          22

                          PB / MM

                          -

                          3

                          $0

                          $3,000,000

                          $2,000,000

                          $5,000,000

                          Conneticut

                          29

                          PB / MM

                          -

                          5

                          $0

                          $5,000,000

                           

                          $5,000,000

                          Minnesota

                          21

                          PB / MM

                          -

                          5

                          $0

                          $5,000,000

                           

                          $5,000,000

                          S. Carolina

                          24

                          PB / MM

                          -

                          5

                          $0

                          $5,000,000

                           

                          $5,000,000

                          Louisiana

                          25

                          PB / MM

                          -

                          4

                          $0

                          $4,000,000

                           

                          $4,000,000

                          Washington

                          13

                          PB / MM

                          -

                          4

                          $0

                          $4,000,000

                           

                          $4,000,000

                          Maine

                          41

                          PB / MM

                          -

                          2

                          $0

                          $2,000,000

                          $1,000,000

                          $3,000,000

                          Oklahoma

                          28

                          PB / MM

                          -

                          2

                          $0

                          $2,000,000

                          $1,000,000

                          $3,000,000

                          Delaware

                          45

                          PB / MM

                          -

                          2

                          $0

                          $2,000,000

                           

                          $2,000,000

                          Idaho

                          39

                          PB / MM

                          -

                          2

                          $0

                          $2,000,000

                           

                          $2,000,000

                          Kansas 

                          33

                          PB / MM

                          -

                          2

                          $0

                          $2,000,000

                           

                          $2,000,000

                          New Hampshire

                          42

                          PB / MM

                          -

                          2

                          $0

                          $2,000,000

                           

                          $2,000,000

                          US Virgin Isl.

                          n/a

                          PB / MM

                          -

                          1

                          $0

                          $1,000,000

                          $1,000,000

                          $2,000,000

                          Arkansas

                          32

                          PB / MM

                          -

                          1

                          $0

                          $1,000,000

                           

                          $1,000,000

                          Iowa

                          30

                          PB / MM

                          -

                          1

                          $0

                          $1,000,000

                           

                          $1,000,000

                          Montana

                          44

                          PB / MM

                          -

                          1

                          $0

                          $1,000,000

                           

                          $1,000,000

                          N. Dakota

                          48

                          PB / MM

                          -

                          1

                          $0

                          $1,000,000

                           

                          $1,000,000

                          Nebraska

                          37

                          PB / MM

                          -

                          1

                          $0

                          $1,000,000

                           

                          $1,000,000

                          New Mexico

                          36

                          PB / MM

                          -

                          1

                          $0

                          $1,000,000

                           

                          $1,000,000

                          Oregon

                          27

                          PB / MM

                          -

                          1

                          $0

                          $1,000,000

                           

                          $1,000,000

                          West Virginia

                          38

                          PB / MM

                          -

                          1

                          $0

                          $1,000,000

                           

                          $1,000,000

                          Indiana

                          16

                          PB / MM

                          -

                          0

                          $0

                          $0

                           

                          $0

                          Rhode Island

                          43

                          PB / MM

                          -

                          0

                          $0

                          $0

                           

                          $0

                          S Dakota

                          46

                          PB / MM

                          -

                          0

                          $0

                          $0

                           

                          $0

                          Vermont

                          50

                          PB / MM

                          -

                          0

                          $0

                          $0

                           

                          $0

                          Washington DC

                          49

                          PB / MM

                          -

                          0

                          $0

                          $0

                           

                          $0

                          "Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields                      

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                            2015 at a glance

                            Combined

                            Population

                            Game

                            5+1

                            5+0

                            Jackpot

                            5+0

                            powerplay

                            Total

                            aa   Name

                            Ranking

                            Jan-Aug

                            2015

                             

                            $$$

                            $$$

                            megaplier

                            $$$

                            Illinois

                            5

                            PB / MM

                            2

                            9

                            $530,000,000

                            $9,000,000

                            $3,000,000

                            $542,000,000

                            New York

                            3

                            PB / MM

                            3

                            32

                            $323,000,000

                            $32,000,000

                            $1,000,000

                            $356,000,000

                            Puerto Rico

                            n/a

                            PB / MM

                            1.34

                            2

                            $238,000,000

                            $2,000,000

                            $2,000,000

                            $242,000,000

                            Florida 

                            4

                            PB / MM

                            2

                            41

                            $160,000,000

                            $41,000,000

                            $5,000,000

                            $206,000,000

                            Texas 

                            2

                            PB / MM

                            0.33

                            17

                            $188,000,000

                            $17,000,000

                            $1,000,000

                            $206,000,000

                            N. Carolina

                            10

                            PB / MM

                            0.33

                            13

                            $188,000,000

                            $13,000,000

                            $1,000,000

                            $202,000,000

                            Arizona

                            15

                            PB / MM

                            1

                            5

                            $188,000,000

                            $5,000,000

                             

                            $193,000,000

                            Pennsylvania

                            6

                            PB / MM

                            1

                            14

                            $152,000,000

                            $14,000,000

                            $7,000,000

                            $173,000,000

                            California

                            1

                            PB / MM

                            1

                            36

                            $110,000,000

                            $32,961,056

                             

                            $142,961,056

                            Missouri

                            18

                            PB / MM

                            2

                            6

                            $95,000,000

                            $6,000,000

                             

                            $101,000,000

                            Tennessee

                            17

                            PB / MM

                            1

                            10

                            $50,000,000

                            $10,000,000

                            $3,000,000

                            $63,000,000

                            New Jersey

                            11

                            PB / MM

                            1

                            8

                            $40,000,000

                            $8,000,000

                             

                            $48,000,000

                            Ohio

                            7

                            PB / MM

                            -

                            15

                            $0

                            $15,000,000

                            $1,000,000

                            $16,000,000

                            Georgia

                            8

                            PB / MM

                            -

                            12

                            $0

                            $12,000,000

                             

                            $12,000,000

                            Massachusetts

                            14

                            PB / MM

                            -

                            7

                            $0

                            $7,000,000

                            $3,000,000

                            $10,000,000

                            Virginia

                            12

                            PB / MM

                            -

                            9

                            $0

                            $9,000,000

                            $1,000,000

                            $10,000,000

                            Maryland

                            19

                            PB / MM

                            -

                            8

                            $0

                            $8,000,000

                             

                            $8,000,000

                            Michigan

                            9

                            PB / MM

                            -

                            8

                            $0

                            $8,000,000

                             

                            $8,000,000

                            Kentucky

                            26

                            PB / MM

                            -

                            7

                            $0

                            $7,000,000

                             

                            $7,000,000

                            Wisconsin

                            20

                            PB / MM

                            -

                            7

                            $0

                            $7,000,000

                             

                            $7,000,000

                            Colorado

                            22

                            PB / MM

                            -

                            3

                            $0

                            $3,000,000

                            $2,000,000

                            $5,000,000

                            Conneticut

                            29

                            PB / MM

                            -

                            5

                            $0

                            $5,000,000

                             

                            $5,000,000

                            Minnesota

                            21

                            PB / MM

                            -

                            5

                            $0

                            $5,000,000

                             

                            $5,000,000

                            S. Carolina

                            24

                            PB / MM

                            -

                            5

                            $0

                            $5,000,000

                             

                            $5,000,000

                            Louisiana

                            25

                            PB / MM

                            -

                            4

                            $0

                            $4,000,000

                             

                            $4,000,000

                            Washington

                            13

                            PB / MM

                            -

                            4

                            $0

                            $4,000,000

                             

                            $4,000,000

                            Maine

                            41

                            PB / MM

                            -

                            2

                            $0

                            $2,000,000

                            $1,000,000

                            $3,000,000

                            Oklahoma

                            28

                            PB / MM

                            -

                            2

                            $0

                            $2,000,000

                            $1,000,000

                            $3,000,000

                            Delaware

                            45

                            PB / MM

                            -

                            2

                            $0

                            $2,000,000

                             

                            $2,000,000

                            Idaho

                            39

                            PB / MM

                            -

                            2

                            $0

                            $2,000,000

                             

                            $2,000,000

                            Kansas 

                            33

                            PB / MM

                            -

                            2

                            $0

                            $2,000,000

                             

                            $2,000,000

                            New Hampshire

                            42

                            PB / MM

                            -

                            2

                            $0

                            $2,000,000

                             

                            $2,000,000

                            US Virgin Isl.

                            n/a

                            PB / MM

                            -

                            1

                            $0

                            $1,000,000

                            $1,000,000

                            $2,000,000

                            Arkansas

                            32

                            PB / MM

                            -

                            1

                            $0

                            $1,000,000

                             

                            $1,000,000

                            Iowa

                            30

                            PB / MM

                            -

                            1

                            $0

                            $1,000,000

                             

                            $1,000,000

                            Montana

                            44

                            PB / MM

                            -

                            1

                            $0

                            $1,000,000

                             

                            $1,000,000

                            N. Dakota

                            48

                            PB / MM

                            -

                            1

                            $0

                            $1,000,000

                             

                            $1,000,000

                            Nebraska

                            37

                            PB / MM

                            -

                            1

                            $0

                            $1,000,000

                             

                            $1,000,000

                            New Mexico

                            36

                            PB / MM

                            -

                            1

                            $0

                            $1,000,000

                             

                            $1,000,000

                            Oregon

                            27

                            PB / MM

                            -

                            1

                            $0

                            $1,000,000

                             

                            $1,000,000

                            West Virginia

                            38

                            PB / MM

                            -

                            1

                            $0

                            $1,000,000

                             

                            $1,000,000

                            Indiana

                            16

                            PB / MM

                            -

                            0

                            $0

                            $0

                             

                            $0

                            Rhode Island

                            43

                            PB / MM

                            -

                            0

                            $0

                            $0

                             

                            $0

                            S Dakota

                            46

                            PB / MM

                            -

                            0

                            $0

                            $0

                             

                            $0

                            Vermont

                            50

                            PB / MM

                            -

                            0

                            $0

                            $0

                             

                            $0

                            Washington DC

                            49

                            PB / MM

                            -

                            0

                            $0

                            $0

                             

                            $0

                            Wow fja, i see you are trying to settle all disagreements here with this interesting stat sheet. It also opens up more discussions points.