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Do you buy tickets even when the jackpot isn't high?

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The jackpot isn't too high, do you still buy tickets?

Yes, I buy a ticket for each draw. [ 49 ]  [57.65%]
Usually, but depends on the jackpot amount. [ 8 ]  [9.41%]
Sometimes, but not always [ 17 ]  [20.00%]
Only when the jackpot is over $100 mil [ 11 ]  [12.94%]
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Posted: February 4, 2016, 1:52 pm - IP Logged

I am a devout lottery player. I play all over the country. I try to get in every draw. However, some times I can't get to some states. I'm in every MM and PB draw.

May the balls bounce in your favor!

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    The Windy City
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    Posted: February 4, 2016, 6:45 pm - IP Logged

    Buying every draw means that I have to go to the store ever week and have enough cash. Only when it gets over a $100 + then  I buy.

    Can't you do multi-draws in New York?   I usually do a multi-draw for the same numbers for PB and MM for ten draws each.  30 bucks and I'm good for 5 weeks for both lotteries.

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      Posted: February 4, 2016, 8:37 pm - IP Logged

      Can't you do multi-draws in New York?   I usually do a multi-draw for the same numbers for PB and MM for ten draws each.  30 bucks and I'm good for 5 weeks for both lotteries.

      Yes, multi-draw is available in NY. I usually don't get that and buy single-draw QP tickets.

      Channeling my positive energy to these jackpot amounts. Om Thud

      The Meatman

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        The Windy City
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        Posted: February 4, 2016, 9:06 pm - IP Logged

        Yes, multi-draw is available in NY. I usually don't get that and buy single-draw QP tickets.

        Channeling my positive energy to these jackpot amounts. Om Thud

        Never tried it, but can you do a quick pick on a multi-draw?

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          Posted: February 4, 2016, 10:19 pm - IP Logged

          Never tried it, but can you do a quick pick on a multi-draw?

          Yes, multi-draw is even available on quick pick tickets as well as self pick.

          The Meatman

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            Posted: February 4, 2016, 11:02 pm - IP Logged

            back in the day i played every draw, but when they increased the odds  here to 1 in 40 mill to win the powerball, i decided to wait for a $10M pot.  just because  it starts at $2m  basically i dont want to encourage them.

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              Posted: February 9, 2016, 2:35 pm - IP Logged

              I play PB/MM and hoosier lottery every week...like others i use advance play so only have to buy once a month. I study the past winning numbers and pick a set for each game and see how it plays out for the month...then i do the same process all over again for the next month.

              "Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip, conflict calms down.

              Like adding charcoal to embers or wood to fire, quarrelsome people kindle strife."

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                Posted: March 9, 2016, 1:01 am - IP Logged

                No ...the odds are so bad, that I'd rather spend the $ on p3 p4 or cash5....I'll get a qp or two when the JP gets over 200 mil

                "Don't waste time, it's the stuff life's made of..."

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                  Posted: March 14, 2016, 9:38 am - IP Logged

                  Not really, I tend to lose my 'lottery fever' after a big draw has happened £50m+ so the £12m starting prize doesn't interest me so I end up not playing for a few draws, it never really got back up there last month (Feb) so I never played, hoping it does get back up there as I wouldn't mind playing again!

                  Speaking of getting back up there, I have just checked and the Euro is it £38m so if I remember, I will buy a ticket!

                  2016 Won/Lost

                  EuroMillions / Spent: £22 / Won £0 / Total -£22

                  UK Lotto / Spent: £4 / Won: £0 / Total: -£4

                  2016 Total: -£24

                  Jan: -£22 Feb: £0 ~ Mar: £0 ~ April: £0 ~ May: £0 ~ June: £0 ~ July: £2

                   

                  EuroMillions = £2 Line / Played: x11 [old price] 

                  EuroMillions = £2.50 Line / Played: x0

                  UK Lotto = £2 Line / Played x2


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                    Posted: March 14, 2016, 1:04 pm - IP Logged

                    The bad thing is that future winners of bigger lotteries play when jackpots are smaller and lose on purpose just to mock us.  They know they can win at will and choose not to do so until the pot is bigger.

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                      Posted: March 14, 2016, 1:34 pm - IP Logged

                      The bad thing is that future winners of bigger lotteries play when jackpots are smaller and lose on purpose just to mock us.  They know they can win at will and choose not to do so until the pot is bigger.

                      Either trolling or off your meds.

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                        Posted: March 14, 2016, 5:17 pm - IP Logged

                        all on Autopilot...8 times a Month

                        That sounds like a good idea.  I've shied away from the multi-draw - but going 2x/week has lost its appeal - so I believe I shall go monthly (8 to 10 draws per month)


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                          Posted: March 15, 2016, 2:19 pm - IP Logged

                          Either trolling or off your meds.

                          Neither, winners can win at will.

                          They can just wake up one day and decide "I'm winning the jackpot today!" and BAM! it happens.

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                            Posted: March 15, 2016, 7:35 pm - IP Logged

                            Either trolling or off your meds.

                            LOL.

                            Yeah. I quit feeding the troll a while back.

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                              Posted: March 17, 2016, 3:18 am - IP Logged

                              I buy a $2 powerball ticket almost every wed & sat if I have single one dollar bills. Even winning the $40,000,000 starting jackpot is good enough you'd get about twenty million after taxes.