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

Topic closed. 64 replies. Last post 6 months ago by Win$500Quick.

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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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KinG666BLaZe's avatar - 0a8b35e0e00bea02881544e8fa633303
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Posted: May 8, 2016, 9:47 pm - IP Logged

First....welcome to Lottery Post

Second...Even if you lived in NYC where we have the highest percentage of taxes on lottery winnings, you would still end up with around 52% (after all taxes). So, since the cash value of the current Mega Millions jackpot is $98 mil, 52% of that would net around $51 mil

It's not a lot compared to the historic $1.5 bil jackpot, but it isn't chump change either.

I'll take it gladly! Lep

thanks for the welcome and I live in the terrible(unless you're rich) state of florida. I had dreams of movin to cali up until last night lol. But dont forget the 25% that goes to the feds before taxes. I got my numbers from the usa mega jackpot analysis then I used a free tax site to see how much would be left. I honestly want the big jackpots so I can build a dream home/estate/mansion and 2. So I can make love to most beautifulest, exspensivest woman money can attract Red Devil Im 24 man its not my fault. lol

    Bondi Junction
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    Posted: May 10, 2016, 7:53 am - 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

    You can also play by yearly subscription, at the New York Lottery's website, or by mail.

    We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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      Posted: May 10, 2016, 9:35 pm - IP Logged

      You can also play by yearly subscription, at the New York Lottery's website, or by mail.

      Screw that subscription. I like to pick my numbers for each draw.

      CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

      A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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        Posted: May 11, 2016, 9:31 pm - IP Logged

        You could play every MM drawing for a year for $104.

        If I counted right, you could have played 4 lines in every drawing over $120,000,000 in 2015 for the same amount.

        I'm starting to come around to the "only above $100m" way of thinking, instead of every game. 

         

        Not that I wouldn't be thrilled beyond words with the MM starting 15mil.

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          Posted: May 26, 2016, 12:38 pm - IP Logged

          I play every drawing. I don't care what the jackpot is. I just want to be a lottery winner in my lifetime.

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