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Posted: November 12, 2015, 10:57 am - IP Logged

Something weird happened to me today.  I wanted to pick my numbers for the MM.  After I filled out the sheet, the machine said I had too few numbers.  I chose 5 numbers in the top panel and 1 in the bottom panel like you're supposed to do.  The cashier suggested that I make my lines darker, which I did but it still told me I had too few numbers.  So, the cashier decided to enter my numbers in manually.  She had to correct the machine because it said I chose a number that I didn't mark on the sheet (There was no line across that number and I didn't accidentally make my line too long and have it cross over to the number that the machine thought I picked).  When the cashier tried putting in my fifth number, it asked her if I wanted the multiplier and then it wouldn't let her choose a fifth number.  I asked her if she accidentally chose Mega Money but she said no.  Anyways, she asked me if I wanted a QP and I said yes and my numbers printed out.  On my play slip, I did write on the back of it but where I wrote didn't "bleed through" the panel that I played (I wrote near the margin of panel 6 on the back side of the ticket).  Strange...

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    Something weird happened to me today.  I wanted to pick my numbers for the MM.  After I filled out the sheet, the machine said I had too few numbers.  I chose 5 numbers in the top panel and 1 in the bottom panel like you're supposed to do.  The cashier suggested that I make my lines darker, which I did but it still told me I had too few numbers.  So, the cashier decided to enter my numbers in manually.  She had to correct the machine because it said I chose a number that I didn't mark on the sheet (There was no line across that number and I didn't accidentally make my line too long and have it cross over to the number that the machine thought I picked).  When the cashier tried putting in my fifth number, it asked her if I wanted the multiplier and then it wouldn't let her choose a fifth number.  I asked her if she accidentally chose Mega Money but she said no.  Anyways, she asked me if I wanted a QP and I said yes and my numbers printed out.  On my play slip, I did write on the back of it but where I wrote didn't "bleed through" the panel that I played (I wrote near the margin of panel 6 on the back side of the ticket).  Strange...

    Maybe it was a Divine Sign that  your chosen numbers were wrong !!!  Choose  different numbers !!

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      Posted: November 12, 2015, 4:09 pm - IP Logged

      My thoughts exactly.  I HAVE the winning ticket! Party

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        Posted: November 12, 2015, 6:16 pm - IP Logged

        Did you get your ticket? Did they put the right numbers on the ticket? I had a cashier screw that up once.

        May the balls bounce in your favor!

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          I went back to the store tonight and I was able to play the numbers that I wanted (I just filled another play slip).  I also bought a QP from the ticket vending machine.

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            The problem is that you tried to play the numbers that were scheduled to win on Friday night, but you don't live in the correct state. For some reason the winning numbers were changed before you returned to try again, thus allowing your selection to go through.

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              The problem is that you tried to play the numbers that were scheduled to win on Friday night, but you don't live in the correct state. For some reason the winning numbers were changed before you returned to try again, thus allowing your selection to go through.

              that would be a scary reality to have happen.

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                The problem is that you tried to play the numbers that were scheduled to win on Friday night, but you don't live in the correct state. For some reason the winning numbers were changed before you returned to try again, thus allowing your selection to go through.

                I Agree!

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                  Posted: November 13, 2015, 1:59 pm - IP Logged

                  so the lottery chooses what state the winner will be in? What about multiple winners from different states though? Banana

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                    so the lottery chooses what state the winner will be in? What about multiple winners from different states though? Banana

                    Yes the lottery does.  It is not at all a random selection what state will win.  Multiple winning states is determined by the jackpot amount and what level of favors are owed, and to whom.  However, the time and jackpot amount is determined outside of the wheel house that selects the state.  Just as info, the next state the MM will hit in is South Carolina and it will be a single winning ticket, on November 27, TY.  Oh, and the amount will be $312 million.  Noel

                      I'm feeling a jackpot win coming my way!

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                      Posted: November 13, 2015, 6:21 pm - IP Logged

                      Something weird happened to me today.  I wanted to pick my numbers for the MM.  After I filled out the sheet, the machine said I had too few numbers.  I chose 5 numbers in the top panel and 1 in the bottom panel like you're supposed to do.  The cashier suggested that I make my lines darker, which I did but it still told me I had too few numbers.  So, the cashier decided to enter my numbers in manually.  She had to correct the machine because it said I chose a number that I didn't mark on the sheet (There was no line across that number and I didn't accidentally make my line too long and have it cross over to the number that the machine thought I picked).  When the cashier tried putting in my fifth number, it asked her if I wanted the multiplier and then it wouldn't let her choose a fifth number.  I asked her if she accidentally chose Mega Money but she said no.  Anyways, she asked me if I wanted a QP and I said yes and my numbers printed out.  On my play slip, I did write on the back of it but where I wrote didn't "bleed through" the panel that I played (I wrote near the margin of panel 6 on the back side of the ticket).  Strange...

                      Oh, probably just some computer malfunction... um what was those numbers anyway?  I wouldn't think much about it.  What was those numbers, again.  Probably a good thing you picked up another set.  Oh, about those numbers...

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                        Posted: November 13, 2015, 7:46 pm - IP Logged

                        Something weird happened to me today.  I wanted to pick my numbers for the MM.  After I filled out the sheet, the machine said I had too few numbers.  I chose 5 numbers in the top panel and 1 in the bottom panel like you're supposed to do.  The cashier suggested that I make my lines darker, which I did but it still told me I had too few numbers.  So, the cashier decided to enter my numbers in manually.  She had to correct the machine because it said I chose a number that I didn't mark on the sheet (There was no line across that number and I didn't accidentally make my line too long and have it cross over to the number that the machine thought I picked).  When the cashier tried putting in my fifth number, it asked her if I wanted the multiplier and then it wouldn't let her choose a fifth number.  I asked her if she accidentally chose Mega Money but she said no.  Anyways, she asked me if I wanted a QP and I said yes and my numbers printed out.  On my play slip, I did write on the back of it but where I wrote didn't "bleed through" the panel that I played (I wrote near the margin of panel 6 on the back side of the ticket).  Strange...

                        Did you try a different playslip?

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                          The second time I went into the store,  I didn't hand the cashier the play slip that didn't work.  I just filled another one out and gave it to her.  Why do you think the Mega Millions is rigged? Are you saying that if someone in the winning state had my winning numbers, that now they won't win because I changed those numbers because I chose them from my non winning state?

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                            Yes the lottery does.  It is not at all a random selection what state will win.  Multiple winning states is determined by the jackpot amount and what level of favors are owed, and to whom.  However, the time and jackpot amount is determined outside of the wheel house that selects the state.  Just as info, the next state the MM will hit in is South Carolina and it will be a single winning ticket, on November 27, TY.  Oh, and the amount will be $312 million.  Noel

                            I meant to say the MM will be hit in Ohio and it will be a single winning ticket, on November 13, TY.  The amount will be $200 million.  Naughty

                              I'm feeling a jackpot win coming my way!

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                              I meant to say the MM will be hit in Ohio and it will be a single winning ticket, on November 13, TY.  The amount will be $200 million.  Naughty

                              I wasn't even close!Thud