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Why is the Mega Millions cash jackpot slow to rise

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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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Posted: September 9, 2015, 3:09 am - IP Logged

The odds of winning a MM jackpot are 1:258,890,850 which means 99.999999996137368315643445876901 % of the combinations sold will not win a jackpot so it shouldn't be that hard for even the dumbest players to figure out why they haven't won a jackpot and most likely never will even if they live in one of those states that supposedly win all the time.

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
   
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    Posted: September 9, 2015, 4:47 am - IP Logged

    The odds of winning a MM jackpot are 1:258,890,850 which means 99.999999996137368315643445876901 % of the combinations sold will not win a jackpot so it shouldn't be that hard for even the dumbest players to figure out why they haven't won a jackpot and most likely never will even if they live in one of those states that supposedly win all the time.

    I Agree!

    And well said!!!

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      Posted: September 9, 2015, 7:58 am - IP Logged

      Raven and Coin Toss, some people get it and......some people just don't.

      There's no helping them.

      They are fair weather jackpot game lottery players:

      A jackpot game lottery player who only buys a ticket when circumstances are pleasant or profitable (large jackpot). At the first sign of a small jackpot, these capricious, disloyal jackpot game lottery players will drop their relationship with MegaMillions & PowerBall and not buy a ticket.

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

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        Posted: September 9, 2015, 8:10 am - IP Logged

        <Moved to Jackpot Games forum>

        Please post in the appropriate forum ... thank you.

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          Posted: September 9, 2015, 9:46 am - IP Logged

          They are fair weather jackpot game lottery players:

          A jackpot game lottery player who only buys a ticket when circumstances are pleasant or profitable (large jackpot). At the first sign of a small jackpot, these capricious, disloyal jackpot game lottery players will drop their relationship with MegaMillions & PowerBall and not buy a ticket.

          No one wants to win a small jackpot and have to put up with the media frenzy and publicity for chump change.  Some people just don't get it ( my haters ).  Sound familiar?

          Trump 2016!

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            Posted: September 9, 2015, 10:21 am - IP Logged

            No one wants to win a small jackpot and have to put up with the media frenzy and publicity for chump change.  Some people just don't get it ( my haters ).  Sound familiar?

            $15 Million is chump change?

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

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              Posted: September 9, 2015, 1:23 pm - IP Logged

              Yeah, sure haters. So any amount in the millions is chump change to you?

              You give everyone else 1-star ratings and you rate your own thread 5-stars, what a creep.

              Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

              Lep

              There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                Posted: September 9, 2015, 9:05 pm - IP Logged

                No one wants to win a small jackpot and have to put up with the media frenzy and publicity for chump change.  Some people just don't get it ( my haters ).  Sound familiar?

                Dude.

                Hate seems to be your favorite word. Kinda makes me think you are the hater. That's all you talk about. We've been down this road before. A difference of opinion does not constitute hate. Except for you. You keep bringing it up.

                Why do you even hang out here?

                CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

                A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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                  Posted: September 9, 2015, 9:15 pm - IP Logged

                  Dude.

                  Hate seems to be your favorite word. Kinda makes me think you are the hater. That's all you talk about. We've been down this road before. A difference of opinion does not constitute hate. Except for you. You keep bringing it up.

                  Why do you even hang out here?

                  The other posters that play the hater card are female.

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

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                    Posted: September 9, 2015, 10:00 pm - IP Logged

                    The other posters that play the hater card are female.

                    Oh. Is pick a "dudette"?

                    Not that it matters to me much. LOL.

                    CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

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                      Posted: September 9, 2015, 10:51 pm - IP Logged

                      pickone doesn't want answers to his questions, he just wants to keep asking the same questions.

                      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                      Lep

                      There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                        Posted: September 9, 2015, 11:08 pm - IP Logged

                        Look at it this way if mega millions keeps growing bye halloween we should see a scary jackpot I think.-weshar75

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                          Posted: September 10, 2015, 12:14 pm - IP Logged

                          ^
                          Scared
                          Good one, weshar75!

                          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                          Lep

                          There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                            Posted: September 10, 2015, 5:11 pm - IP Logged

                            Look at it this way if mega millions keeps growing bye halloween we should see a scary jackpot I think.-weshar75

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                            Sounds like a JP for hearstrax.