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Posted: June 25, 2016, 3:43 pm - IP Logged

really irritating.  I may have to set my new ticket buy in point on the Mega Millions at $265 Million cash.  I'm tired not only of losing drawing after drawing  but I'm also tired of not seeing anyone win much of anything.

Ok everybody repeat after me -

Matrix Change! Matrix Change! Matrix Change!

"The American Voter is too Stupid..."   Jonathan Gruber Obamacare Architect

"There is no sin except stupidity" Oscar Wilde

https://books.google.com/books?id=apm21IcqhmcC&pg=PP6&lpg=PP6&dq=americans+can+tolerate+just+about+anything+except+stupidity&source=bl&ots=tq9QUeP46j&sig=qXfXEz-wh_yUQSsE8DZG0ZjABls&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwil8YSjmuDPAhWF7IMKHV11A0kQ6AEIUzAI#v=onepage&q=americans%20can%20tolerate%20just%20about%20anything%20except%20stupidity&f=false

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    Posted: June 25, 2016, 8:44 pm - IP Logged

    <Moved to Jackpot Games forum>

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

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      Posted: June 25, 2016, 9:08 pm - IP Logged

      I only play about $10 every week.  Todd has another site usamega I go to and check out.  So basically that means most of the members that play on the MegaMillions and Powerball weekly might not win or might want a lot.  If you're having bad luck to stop playing.

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        Posted: June 25, 2016, 9:12 pm - IP Logged

        I only play about $10 every week.  Todd has another site usamega I go to and check out.  So basically that means most of the members that play on the MegaMillions and Powerball weekly might not win or might want a lot.  If you're having bad luck to stop playing.

        You must be winning alot if you aren't tired on this jackpot run!

        It's time for a matrix change you just haven't figured that out yet.

        "The American Voter is too Stupid..."   Jonathan Gruber Obamacare Architect

        "There is no sin except stupidity" Oscar Wilde

        https://books.google.com/books?id=apm21IcqhmcC&pg=PP6&lpg=PP6&dq=americans+can+tolerate+just+about+anything+except+stupidity&source=bl&ots=tq9QUeP46j&sig=qXfXEz-wh_yUQSsE8DZG0ZjABls&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwil8YSjmuDPAhWF7IMKHV11A0kQ6AEIUzAI#v=onepage&q=americans%20can%20tolerate%20just%20about%20anything%20except%20stupidity&f=false

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          Posted: June 25, 2016, 9:22 pm - IP Logged

          <Moved to Jackpot Games forum>

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

          One time I won $25 on $10.  My search engine Http://Www.whatzonyourmind.com.  the best thing to do is watch what players play and go to USA Mega and check out the stats

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            Posted: June 26, 2016, 9:15 am - IP Logged

            So many rollovers without a winner is getting discouraging.

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              Posted: June 26, 2016, 9:52 am - IP Logged

              really irritating.  I may have to set my new ticket buy in point on the Mega Millions at $265 Million cash.  I'm tired not only of losing drawing after drawing  but I'm also tired of not seeing anyone win much of anything.

              Ok everybody repeat after me -

              Matrix Change! Matrix Change! Matrix Change!

              This is why I hate the big jackpot games. It seems when the pot is way up there

              and the buying frenzy is on, how can it rollover to begin a new frenzy? The odds

              are terrible and one or a couple tickets are going to win at some point but with

              the millions sold, why isn't it more winners and a faster reset? I searched for a 

              post here explaining how quick picks are selected from pools of numbers and

              how the chances of winning change as percentages of pools are used up...I can't

              find that post...it was a good one too.

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                Posted: June 26, 2016, 2:49 pm - IP Logged

                really irritating.  I may have to set my new ticket buy in point on the Mega Millions at $265 Million cash.  I'm tired not only of losing drawing after drawing  but I'm also tired of not seeing anyone win much of anything.

                Ok everybody repeat after me -

                Matrix Change! Matrix Change! Matrix Change!

                The lotteries have changed their matrix structure to create exactly what is happening...bigger jackpots with less jackpot winners!

                Most people, myself included, would rather see more people winning smaller jackpots more often and not have it rollover week after week with no winner(s).

                Since you have to be "in it to win it", I buy at least one ticket per drawing. Otherwise, there's no chance at all of winning.

                Yes, it's frustrating to not win, but not everyone will win...even a smaller prize...ever. Being a regular player, we just keep plugging along and hope for the best.

                The Meatman

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                  Posted: June 26, 2016, 3:10 pm - IP Logged

                  So many rollovers without a winner is getting discouraging.

                  I started years ago with making an occasional trip to Wisc to buy lotto America tickets.

                  I have been at it near 25 years and they just keep making it harder and harder to win!

                  I'm not winning...well...whatever...but nobody is winning much of anything G D it!

                  How fun is a game that nobody wins?

                  "The American Voter is too Stupid..."   Jonathan Gruber Obamacare Architect

                  "There is no sin except stupidity" Oscar Wilde

                  https://books.google.com/books?id=apm21IcqhmcC&pg=PP6&lpg=PP6&dq=americans+can+tolerate+just+about+anything+except+stupidity&source=bl&ots=tq9QUeP46j&sig=qXfXEz-wh_yUQSsE8DZG0ZjABls&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwil8YSjmuDPAhWF7IMKHV11A0kQ6AEIUzAI#v=onepage&q=americans%20can%20tolerate%20just%20about%20anything%20except%20stupidity&f=false

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                    Posted: June 26, 2016, 3:11 pm - IP Logged

                    This is why somebody suggested not on this site but someone here where I work at claims that every state should have their own built up lottery jackpot writer than the big ones. 

                     

                    Best advice is just play at your own risk and just be careful and watch what other people's numbers are not everyone is going to win and some people will

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                      Posted: June 26, 2016, 3:15 pm - IP Logged

                      This is why I hate the big jackpot games. It seems when the pot is way up there

                      and the buying frenzy is on, how can it rollover to begin a new frenzy? The odds

                      are terrible and one or a couple tickets are going to win at some point but with

                      the millions sold, why isn't it more winners and a faster reset? I searched for a 

                      post here explaining how quick picks are selected from pools of numbers and

                      how the chances of winning change as percentages of pools are used up...I can't

                      find that post...it was a good one too.

                      I remember that post.  It explained something along the lines of this - If the odds are 258 million to one then more than 129 million tickets need to be sold for there to be a 50/50 chance of a hit because of all the duplicate combos.

                      Course it was more in depth than that.

                      "The American Voter is too Stupid..."   Jonathan Gruber Obamacare Architect

                      "There is no sin except stupidity" Oscar Wilde

                      https://books.google.com/books?id=apm21IcqhmcC&pg=PP6&lpg=PP6&dq=americans+can+tolerate+just+about+anything+except+stupidity&source=bl&ots=tq9QUeP46j&sig=qXfXEz-wh_yUQSsE8DZG0ZjABls&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwil8YSjmuDPAhWF7IMKHV11A0kQ6AEIUzAI#v=onepage&q=americans%20can%20tolerate%20just%20about%20anything%20except%20stupidity&f=false

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                        Posted: June 26, 2016, 3:21 pm - IP Logged

                        The lotteries have changed their matrix structure to create exactly what is happening...bigger jackpots with less jackpot winners!

                        Most people, myself included, would rather see more people winning smaller jackpots more often and not have it rollover week after week with no winner(s).

                        Since you have to be "in it to win it", I buy at least one ticket per drawing. Otherwise, there's no chance at all of winning.

                        Yes, it's frustrating to not win, but not everyone will win...even a smaller prize...ever. Being a regular player, we just keep plugging along and hope for the best.

                        Yep, and the best is a MATRIX CHANGE!

                        I have already ABQ'd the PowerBall and after this run up I am going ABQ on the Mega too (All but quit- meaning only xmas, 4th of July and JP Level buys)

                        "The American Voter is too Stupid..."   Jonathan Gruber Obamacare Architect

                        "There is no sin except stupidity" Oscar Wilde

                        https://books.google.com/books?id=apm21IcqhmcC&pg=PP6&lpg=PP6&dq=americans+can+tolerate+just+about+anything+except+stupidity&source=bl&ots=tq9QUeP46j&sig=qXfXEz-wh_yUQSsE8DZG0ZjABls&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwil8YSjmuDPAhWF7IMKHV11A0kQ6AEIUzAI#v=onepage&q=americans%20can%20tolerate%20just%20about%20anything%20except%20stupidity&f=false

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                          Posted: June 26, 2016, 3:44 pm - IP Logged

                          Do you play your own numbers or computer picks give me an idea of what you play

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                            Posted: June 26, 2016, 4:32 pm - IP Logged

                            Do you play your own numbers or computer picks give me an idea of what you play

                            Since the number range is so high for PB & MM [PB = 5/69 & 1/26; MM = 5/75 & 1/15][I ignore the Odds], I play computer picks, b/c the computer is just as likely to choose the right combination of 5 winning numbers on the same line, as I am [my choosing the Jackpot numbers would be a long shot].

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                              The lotteries have changed their matrix structure to create exactly what is happening...bigger jackpots with less jackpot winners!

                              Most people, myself included, would rather see more people winning smaller jackpots more often and not have it rollover week after week with no winner(s).

                              Since you have to be "in it to win it", I buy at least one ticket per drawing. Otherwise, there's no chance at all of winning.

                              Yes, it's frustrating to not win, but not everyone will win...even a smaller prize...ever. Being a regular player, we just keep plugging along and hope for the best.

                              While everyone is bemoaning the big jackpot, (which is the reason people play), the smaller jackpots that folks also want is right there. Getting the first 5 numbers pays a million dollars without the multipliers, and most draws there are 1, 2, or more that win that.

                              Changing the matrix to make it easier to win the jackpot would kill the games. PB and MM aren't for everyone. But they are for the people that want and like big jackpots. For those that don't, there the state lottos, pick 5 games, keno, Lucky for Life games. There are lots of other games out there to play if you like better odds, smaller prizes. You can even play a Pick 4 game for $5 straight to win $25,000, odds 1 in 10,000.

                              I play a lot of different games in my state, and the one thing I have learned is that they are ALL hard to win.

                              CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

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