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Has anyone bought 15 mega millions tickets to capture every mega ball number?

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Posted: August 24, 2015, 8:28 am - IP Logged

Have wondered if anyone has bought 15 mega millions tickets for one draw in order to capture every mega ball number? I always buy one ticket with the extra dollar to play with the megaplier so it would cost me 30 dollars if I ever did that. If people have done this do you use all the 75 numbers or would you repeat some and leave some off? The same goes for the draw game Lucky for Life but that is a 2 dollar game to play and you would need to buy 18 tickets to capture every lucky ball. You could do the same for Powerball but since there are 35 separate Powerplay numbers you would have to spend either 70 dollars or 105 wihen you buy the Powerplay option. There are times I think about this as a one time thing but fear of spending that amount of money at one time (when I still try to stay on budget) keeps me from doing it so far.

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    Posted: August 24, 2015, 10:05 am - IP Logged

    Have wondered if anyone has bought 15 mega millions tickets for one draw in order to capture every mega ball number? I always buy one ticket with the extra dollar to play with the megaplier so it would cost me 30 dollars if I ever did that. If people have done this do you use all the 75 numbers or would you repeat some and leave some off? The same goes for the draw game Lucky for Life but that is a 2 dollar game to play and you would need to buy 18 tickets to capture every lucky ball. You could do the same for Powerball but since there are 35 separate Powerplay numbers you would have to spend either 70 dollars or 105 wihen you buy the Powerplay option. There are times I think about this as a one time thing but fear of spending that amount of money at one time (when I still try to stay on budget) keeps me from doing it so far.

    I had been playing just one line with the megaplier, but the last draw and for tomorrow night I played 15 lines and all the mega balls. I don't play the megaplier when I buy that many tics. I got 1+1 Friday so my cost was $13. I just pick numbers from LP's RNG, but I also have two sets of numbers that have all 75 numbers in play that I don't buy tics for but I check them to see how close they come each draw. Also, when I picked my numbers from the RNG, I purposely left out any number in the 70's. So I play with a reduced field, and if the drawing cooperates (which it didn't Friday) then the odds are a "little" better.

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      Posted: August 24, 2015, 11:13 am - IP Logged

      I had been playing just one line with the megaplier, but the last draw and for tomorrow night I played 15 lines and all the mega balls. I don't play the megaplier when I buy that many tics. I got 1+1 Friday so my cost was $13. I just pick numbers from LP's RNG, but I also have two sets of numbers that have all 75 numbers in play that I don't buy tics for but I check them to see how close they come each draw. Also, when I picked my numbers from the RNG, I purposely left out any number in the 70's. So I play with a reduced field, and if the drawing cooperates (which it didn't Friday) then the odds are a "little" better.

      "I purposely left out any number in the 70's. So I play with a reduced field, and if the drawing cooperates (which it didn't Friday) then the odds are a "little" better. I purposely left out any number in the 70's. So I play with a reduced field, and if the drawing cooperates (which it didn't Friday) then the odds are a "little" better."

      Never the less you improved your odds of matching 4 by 40%, 73.4% of the time it will also improve your odds of matching 5 by 42.3% based on the last 192 winning combinations.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: August 24, 2015, 9:45 pm - IP Logged

        I have never bought 15 lines that cover all mega balls because when I do it on paper I never get anything better than 1+1. I have done it enough times to make me lose hope in that strategy. I hope it brings laughter to all you who do it. Soon. Thumbs Up

        That money's gone fo ever

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          Posted: August 24, 2015, 10:14 pm - IP Logged

          Have wondered if anyone has bought 15 mega millions tickets for one draw in order to capture every mega ball number? I always buy one ticket with the extra dollar to play with the megaplier so it would cost me 30 dollars if I ever did that. If people have done this do you use all the 75 numbers or would you repeat some and leave some off? The same goes for the draw game Lucky for Life but that is a 2 dollar game to play and you would need to buy 18 tickets to capture every lucky ball. You could do the same for Powerball but since there are 35 separate Powerplay numbers you would have to spend either 70 dollars or 105 wihen you buy the Powerplay option. There are times I think about this as a one time thing but fear of spending that amount of money at one time (when I still try to stay on budget) keeps me from doing it so far.

          The problem with buying 15 tickets covering all megaball numbers is that, even though you are guaranteeing 1 winning ticket with the megaball, you are also guaranteeing that 14 tickets will not have the beneficial effect of a megaball match...

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            Posted: August 24, 2015, 11:07 pm - IP Logged

            In july I tried this method to no avail I bought 15 mega balls and QP the first five of the fifteen lines and added megaplier to them here in oregon.  But I did not win a jackpot the most I won over the two weeks or four draws is $5 with matching the mega ball and that is it.  So oregon is not lucky with mega millions I must say.weshar75

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              Posted: August 24, 2015, 11:53 pm - IP Logged

              Yes, we play all numbers 8 Times a month.

              This is for both Mega and Powerball

               

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                Posted: August 25, 2015, 12:09 am - IP Logged

                Yes for fun I play all 15 mega balls with QP, other days I use my own numbers and the 15 mega balls, other times I only play the five games with the mega plier and is $10.

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                  Posted: August 25, 2015, 12:39 am - IP Logged

                  Have wondered if anyone has bought 15 mega millions tickets for one draw in order to capture every mega ball number? I always buy one ticket with the extra dollar to play with the megaplier so it would cost me 30 dollars if I ever did that. If people have done this do you use all the 75 numbers or would you repeat some and leave some off? The same goes for the draw game Lucky for Life but that is a 2 dollar game to play and you would need to buy 18 tickets to capture every lucky ball. You could do the same for Powerball but since there are 35 separate Powerplay numbers you would have to spend either 70 dollars or 105 wihen you buy the Powerplay option. There are times I think about this as a one time thing but fear of spending that amount of money at one time (when I still try to stay on budget) keeps me from doing it so far.

                  When the jackpot is huge, I may do a similar thing, with the pool #s I used to run at work.
                  Still, I blow about 130 or so, a month, even w/o those numbers. It's too much for me to think about so I don't.

                  I play some sets of numbers I've been playing all year, with the tiniest of results.
                  I sure do wish I had some better insight, somehow, to ponder possible winning combos.
                  One set (one play) I've been playing since last century. Still, nothing.   And, of course, that one set that got me $600 playing keno once or twice, about 20 years ago, still has not come up.

                  I was thinking of a combo using the last 6 draws on here, for my mm and pb.

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                    Posted: August 25, 2015, 4:54 am - IP Logged

                    Question...can you use this method (playing each megaball) while using qp for all your other numbers (in this case the 75 numbers)...?

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

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                      Posted: August 25, 2015, 5:57 am - IP Logged

                      Question...can you use this method (playing each megaball) while using qp for all your other numbers (in this case the 75 numbers)...?

                      Yes you can if the state you are playing in has bet slips that allow that. MA lottery bet slips don't have a qp option at all so you either fill your bet slip all the way or ask the store clerk for a qp. Can be annoying but whatever.

                      That money's gone fo ever

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                        Posted: August 25, 2015, 6:45 am - IP Logged

                        For those who don't want to buy 15 tickets, a more economical method would be to apply the probability median.  That is, 50% of the numbers will hit at or below their median skip -- so you can play the mega balls below their median, or if you don't want to do the calculations just play the most recent 7 or 8 balls to hit half the time.

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                          Posted: August 25, 2015, 8:35 am - IP Logged

                          we have 20 power ball numbers here. i  play a few games when pot is low and when it gets higher i increase the number of lines.  i dont play 20 but i make sure no powerball is repeated

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                            Posted: August 25, 2015, 11:43 pm - IP Logged

                            Question...can you use this method (playing each megaball) while using qp for all your other numbers (in this case the 75 numbers)...?

                            If your play slips allow it, but you probably won't get all 75 numbers using QPs. Ever consider creating 15 sets with 15 lines and each set uses all 75 numbers?

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                              Posted: August 26, 2015, 12:22 am - IP Logged

                              If your play slips allow it, but you probably won't get all 75 numbers using QPs. Ever consider creating 15 sets with 15 lines and each set uses all 75 numbers?

                              Yikes...So how much would that cost?

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