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Posted: February 17, 2016, 11:22 am - IP Logged

Since PB increased its price to $2, I've decreased my playing to one or two tickets per drawing until the jackpot exceeds $500K. 

I usually avoid playing combinations that have already matched five in previous drawings but an investigation shows that it has happened before.

01/09/08 - 02 13 20 21 23 +24
02/08/03 - 02 13 20 21 23 +35

12/27/00 - 15 22 24 32 39 +18
04/03/93 - 15 22 24 32 39 +18

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
   
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    Posted: February 17, 2016, 11:35 am - IP Logged

    Last year before they changed the matrix, even tho $2 bucks, PB had a lot of winners.  Even a beginning $40 jackpot is worth about $15 mil after federal taxes which would suit me just fine.  But now, post matrix,  I too have cut back.

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      Posted: February 17, 2016, 11:39 am - IP Logged

       It only takes one line to win. I play my one line in every PB draw.

       I get my numbers here on Lottery Post. I research their past history here also.

       I do the same for MM.

       

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        Posted: February 17, 2016, 12:10 pm - IP Logged

        The combination that I'm playing tonight matched five back in 2000.  I'm playing the five most popular numbers and PB since the last matrix change.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: February 17, 2016, 12:14 pm - IP Logged

          <Moved to Jackpot Games forum>

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            Posted: February 17, 2016, 1:34 pm - IP Logged

            The cost and odds have lead me to only play when pot reaches high amount (Around 200M)

            Usually 2 lines ($4)

            Just bought a ticket today for next drawing

            I prefer Mega since its still $1 and slightly better odds though I imagine Mega will try to follow PB into $2 cost soon enough especially after the media attention/ect PB got after 1.5B jackpot

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              Posted: February 17, 2016, 2:42 pm - IP Logged

               I have stopped playing my favorite numbers. There were too many birthday numbers, 1 , 19, 22.  And the number 22 was doubled by placing it in the Power Ball spot and the Mega # spot.

               I have to decide how long I want to play my new numbers which I have from Lottery Post. Should I use new numbers when I play advance play? Or shall I stay with the same LP's RNG #'s until I win big?

               If my old numbers come up. UGH. I guess we all feel that way here on LP.

               

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                Posted: February 22, 2016, 2:54 pm - IP Logged

                 I have stopped playing my favorite numbers. There were too many birthday numbers, 1 , 19, 22.  And the number 22 was doubled by placing it in the Power Ball spot and the Mega # spot.

                 I have to decide how long I want to play my new numbers which I have from Lottery Post. Should I use new numbers when I play advance play? Or shall I stay with the same LP's RNG #'s until I win big?

                 If my old numbers come up. UGH. I guess we all feel that way here on LP.

                 

                Argue

                May be better psychologically to never drop a set once you get it. Don't collect more sets than you can afford to play/commit to for each draw, because if you have to stop playing some sets because of budgeting, that set that you stopped playing might come. I have heard of this happening before. We do not need anymore sadness in the world :)

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                  Posted: February 22, 2016, 7:51 pm - IP Logged

                  The cost and odds have lead me to only play when pot reaches high amount (Around 200M)

                  Usually 2 lines ($4)

                  Just bought a ticket today for next drawing

                  I prefer Mega since its still $1 and slightly better odds though I imagine Mega will try to follow PB into $2 cost soon enough especially after the media attention/ect PB got after 1.5B jackpot

                  Mr./Ms. Illinoisdreamer,

                  No, please play both at every drawing! MM AND PB, if your budget allows.
                  Is there some other activity you can stop,  to free up a couple of extra bucks, so you can play both lottos?

                  Also, please play the same numbers if you don't, already.

                  Mr. Groppo

                  • Don't chase the numbers you play.
                  • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
                  • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                            (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
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                    Posted: February 22, 2016, 8:09 pm - IP Logged

                    Last year before they changed the matrix, even tho $2 bucks, PB had a lot of winners.  Even a beginning $40 jackpot is worth about $15 mil after federal taxes which would suit me just fine.  But now, post matrix,  I too have cut back.

                    I am somewhat disheartened by the several people here who've claimed to cut back, because of the matrix or whatever else.

                    OK, I can see cutting back some, but please don't let it paranoi you.
                    You are effectively paying an extra tax. It sure is a heck of a lot better
                    than going out and buying alcohol or drugs with it.

                    Please try and maintain current lotto levels. I do, and the only preparation I have is that I know I will not win, again. Um, that's not very helpful, but uhm . . .

                    • Don't chase the numbers you play.
                    • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
                    • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                              (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
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                      Posted: February 22, 2016, 8:27 pm - IP Logged

                       I have stopped playing my favorite numbers. There were too many birthday numbers, 1 , 19, 22.  And the number 22 was doubled by placing it in the Power Ball spot and the Mega # spot.

                       I have to decide how long I want to play my new numbers which I have from Lottery Post. Should I use new numbers when I play advance play? Or shall I stay with the same LP's RNG #'s until I win big?

                       If my old numbers come up. UGH. I guess we all feel that way here on LP.

                       

                      Argue

                      Mr. Music*,

                      I play two sets of numbers. One set is for PB, and the other is for MM.
                      The numbers of the two different sets are identical.

                      Additionally, if I have a slip that's just a QP, I have one for the other game too.
                      Yes, that will gen. 2 different games.

                      Groppo

                      • Don't chase the numbers you play.
                      • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
                      • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                                (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
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                        Posted: February 22, 2016, 8:35 pm - IP Logged

                        I skip PB most of the time. But I won $15 last week, so I "splurged" on one PB  and 3 extra MM tickets this time.

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                          Posted: February 22, 2016, 8:42 pm - IP Logged

                          May be better psychologically to never drop a set once you get it. Don't collect more sets than you can afford to play/commit to for each draw, because if you have to stop playing some sets because of budgeting, that set that you stopped playing might come. I have heard of this happening before. We do not need anymore sadness in the world :)

                          Bingo!

                          "We don't need anymore sadness in the world"

                          If you stop playing a certain number or numbers due to budgetary constraints, that may be the day your numbers come up. I am often faced with the decision of cutting down on the amount of lotto I play every week.

                          So, please folks, please. Hang on.  Just hang on and play.

                           

                          Groppo

                           

                           

                           

                          (would you listen to me?  i'm playing lotto advocate. i don't even know why.)

                          • Don't chase the numbers you play.
                          • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
                          • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                                    (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
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                            Posted: February 23, 2016, 12:32 pm - IP Logged

                            Bingo!

                            "We don't need anymore sadness in the world"

                            If you stop playing a certain number or numbers due to budgetary constraints, that may be the day your numbers come up. I am often faced with the decision of cutting down on the amount of lotto I play every week.

                            So, please folks, please. Hang on.  Just hang on and play.

                             

                            Groppo

                             

                             

                             

                            (would you listen to me?  i'm playing lotto advocate. i don't even know why.)

                            "So, please folks, please. Hang on.  Just hang on and play."

                            You're starting to sound like a compulsive gambler who enjoy seeing other players lose their money too.  Wink

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                              Posted: February 23, 2016, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

                               It only takes one line to win. I play my one line in every PB draw.

                               I get my numbers here on Lottery Post. I research their past history here also.

                               I do the same for MM.

                               

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                              I do the same thing.  See what numbers to play.  Agreed the matrix system is weird