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Why are American lotteries rigged?

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Posted: June 28, 2016, 3:28 am - IP Logged

I have been noticing American lotteries being rigged Your Mega Millions and Powerball as if you compare the Amount of jackpot winners with Australian or England lotteries you will see much more jackpot winners last Australian lotto 14 people have won a jackpot sharing a jackpot.Its sad to know you spend money on a lottery thats openly rigged i am sure allot of folks will feel the same.As if the odds are not already astronomically high the officials have their hands in the cookie jars.Shame on you American and African lotteries.My own countrys lotteries are also rigged and the Americans seems too openly rigged....sad for all us lottery players

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    I have been noticing American lotteries being rigged Your Mega Millions and Powerball as if you compare the Amount of jackpot winners with Australian or England lotteries you will see much more jackpot winners last Australian lotto 14 people have won a jackpot sharing a jackpot.Its sad to know you spend money on a lottery thats openly rigged i am sure allot of folks will feel the same.As if the odds are not already astronomically high the officials have their hands in the cookie jars.Shame on you American and African lotteries.My own countrys lotteries are also rigged and the Americans seems too openly rigged....sad for all us lottery players

    If you really believe MM and PB are rigged--do not play them and you will have no reason to feel sad.

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      Posted: June 28, 2016, 6:45 am - IP Logged

      If you really believe MM and PB are rigged--do not play them and you will have no reason to feel sad.

      Just like to compare apples with apples.........if you dont see it glad you dont see it but I do see it as an outsider. Mega Millions 34-61-66-67-68. Unheard off 4 numbers from the same group.Bumping up jackpots ?? I dont play it but i like to see winners on a regular basis  -proof that a lottery is not rigged. Do yourself a favor and check winners on England and Australia lotteries.....consistent jackpot winners !!! Can you see that in your lotteries ?

       

      Known rigged lotteries

      SA Powerbal

      SA Lotto

      USA Mega Millions

      USA Powerball

       

      Known non rigged lotteries

      England National Lottery

      Australia Lotto

      Australia Pb

       

      Statistics never lie.

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        Posted: June 28, 2016, 7:49 am - IP Logged

        They aren't rigged it's just the massive difference in odds

         

        Odds of winning the Uk lottery approx 45 million to 1

        Odds of winning Powerball over 200 million to 1

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          Posted: June 28, 2016, 7:56 am - IP Logged

          The odds are extremely high and I do believe that it is somewhat rigged.  American greed at it's best.

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            Posted: June 28, 2016, 8:09 am - IP Logged

            I'm not sure what the odds of any of the games you listed are compared

            to ours but PB & MM odds are huge. The bigwigs in charge like it that way.

            Personally, I would like to see more winners split a jackpot rather than have

            one person win more money than they'll ever spend. The attraction is an

            enormous pot that has each player thinking it could be me! That thought is

            fueled by an aggressive and highly effective ad campaign everytime the pot

            reaches record amounts. It only takes one ticket is convincing and good for

            sales when the frenzy is on. People that wouldn't normally play buy a ticket

            and dream. Someone will win and that's the problem, someone.

            I agree with you to a point, I wouldn't say fixed but definitely manipulated. I

            think most use the qp option, me too if I play. But I only believe I have a chance

            if I'm buying at the right time and the computer is selecting from the right pool

            when I buy. If this were a truly random game, jp's wouldn't rise to insane levels

            and there would be more winners. $20 million is a lot but $300 million sells a

            lot more tickets. The balls can't be rigged but the odds of what can happen can

            be examined and programed accordingly. I'll never buy the term truly random. Not

            when people have a hand in setting any part of the game. There is a reason computers

            are used. One ticket winning out of crazy amounts of tickets sold will never sit right

            with me. If this whole Tipton fix was able to happen by tampering with the computers,

            although he's in hot water now for programming his set of numbers to win..why can't

            the lottery tamper legally with data, quick pick pools and winners? It's their game and

            they don't want to lose. Where's the fun or profit in fair? Although they don't seem to 

            mind much if it's players profit otherwise they'd let random happen, no programming.

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              Posted: June 28, 2016, 8:16 am - IP Logged

              I have been noticing American lotteries being rigged Your Mega Millions and Powerball as if you compare the Amount of jackpot winners with Australian or England lotteries you will see much more jackpot winners last Australian lotto 14 people have won a jackpot sharing a jackpot.Its sad to know you spend money on a lottery thats openly rigged i am sure allot of folks will feel the same.As if the odds are not already astronomically high the officials have their hands in the cookie jars.Shame on you American and African lotteries.My own countrys lotteries are also rigged and the Americans seems too openly rigged....sad for all us lottery players

              Oh please.....

              go play cards or something.

              CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

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                Posted: June 28, 2016, 8:47 am - IP Logged

                They aren't rigged it's just the massive difference in odds

                 

                Odds of winning the Uk lottery approx 45 million to 1

                Odds of winning Powerball over 200 million to 1

                You got a point there with more balls .....higher odds BUT I will debunk that in comparing then South-African Pb with the Australian Pb......we have a cycle that no jackpots will go for 1 or 2 months and then we eventually get a jackpot winner. Comparing it to the Australian Pb with exactly the same odds you will get much regular jackpot wins telling me something is fishy. I am not blind to know that any lottery are a business and their modus operandi is to make money. But if you starting to see patterns in your lottery its time to put question marks behind it and to to start comparing apples with apples. For us as lotto players its sad if we dont trust the officials running our lotteries.....odds are huge but the officials controls the jackpots when it will go and when they are in profit. Just something to think about. My own Country's lottery are rigged beyond a question of a doubt. Will I spend my money there ? Absolutely not. If my lottery shows consistent winners I will more gladly fork out money as that tell me my line do have a chance and are not manipulated  to have no chance. I like to monitor jackpot winners around the world.....and in my view I see question marks in a few lotteries world wide. Sadly the South-African lotteries are corrupt and greed are running them. The USA Mega and Pb have high odds but their winners put bold question marks behind it too.We want to see winners on a more regular basis. When last did you get 8 people sharing a jackpot on PB or Mega? Always 1???.......fishy.Same here always 1. No trust =lower sales.Why are there no more random wins in between big jackpots on a regular basis? Greed ??? Wish all lotteries are fair but seems only a few a truly worth playing.Some food for thought

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                  Posted: June 28, 2016, 8:49 am - IP Logged

                  Oh please.....

                  go play cards or something.

                  And thats your opinion and I have mine.....Live with it its called freedom of speech

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                    Posted: June 28, 2016, 8:57 am - IP Logged

                    I'm not sure what the odds of any of the games you listed are compared

                    to ours but PB & MM odds are huge. The bigwigs in charge like it that way.

                    Personally, I would like to see more winners split a jackpot rather than have

                    one person win more money than they'll ever spend. The attraction is an

                    enormous pot that has each player thinking it could be me! That thought is

                    fueled by an aggressive and highly effective ad campaign everytime the pot

                    reaches record amounts. It only takes one ticket is convincing and good for

                    sales when the frenzy is on. People that wouldn't normally play buy a ticket

                    and dream. Someone will win and that's the problem, someone.

                    I agree with you to a point, I wouldn't say fixed but definitely manipulated. I

                    think most use the qp option, me too if I play. But I only believe I have a chance

                    if I'm buying at the right time and the computer is selecting from the right pool

                    when I buy. If this were a truly random game, jp's wouldn't rise to insane levels

                    and there would be more winners. $20 million is a lot but $300 million sells a

                    lot more tickets. The balls can't be rigged but the odds of what can happen can

                    be examined and programed accordingly. I'll never buy the term truly random. Not

                    when people have a hand in setting any part of the game. There is a reason computers

                    are used. One ticket winning out of crazy amounts of tickets sold will never sit right

                    with me. If this whole Tipton fix was able to happen by tampering with the computers,

                    although he's in hot water now for programming his set of numbers to win..why can't

                    the lottery tamper legally with data, quick pick pools and winners? It's their game and

                    they don't want to lose. Where's the fun or profit in fair? Although they don't seem to 

                    mind much if it's players profit otherwise they'd let random happen, no programming.

                    Very well said you got  it spot on Dr65. High Jackpot  =more sales. The main problem is if its starting to form a patern....

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                      I have been noticing American lotteries being rigged Your Mega Millions and Powerball as if you compare the Amount of jackpot winners with Australian or England lotteries you will see much more jackpot winners last Australian lotto 14 people have won a jackpot sharing a jackpot.Its sad to know you spend money on a lottery thats openly rigged i am sure allot of folks will feel the same.As if the odds are not already astronomically high the officials have their hands in the cookie jars.Shame on you American and African lotteries.My own countrys lotteries are also rigged and the Americans seems too openly rigged....sad for all us lottery players

                      GREED!!

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                        Posted: June 28, 2016, 9:04 am - IP Logged

                        Aus pb 1 in 76 million

                        tattslotto 1 in 12 mllion

                        Not rigged pure probability.

                        But aus lottos are far more favorable to play mostly because second or third divisions are way higher payout than us pb or mm.

                        Odds of winning second prize in tattsloto, 1:678,755 pais from $5.000-$10.000

                        Return of Investment, ROI 2014 20% | ROI 2015 20% | ROI 2016 14,45%


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                          Posted: June 28, 2016, 9:11 am - IP Logged

                          It's not that it's rigged, they just had to make it extremely hard to win or else both games were going to be bankrupted.  They tweaked the matrixes several time to increase the odds astronomically to make it extremely hard.  Ten years ago it was WAY TOO EASY to win both games.  I even have confirmation from a 2004 Mega Millions winner from Illinois that it was way too easy for them to win.


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                            To win now, you have to play in "Cain't lose" states.  Those states are...New Jersey, Michigan, Tennessee, California, Florida, Washington, North Carolina, Georgia, and New York.

                            Some other states could be classified as "Can win" but most, especially land locked states are what I'd classify as "Cain't win"

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                              Posted: June 28, 2016, 9:29 am - IP Logged

                              I cut n paste this from my blog, Eurojackpot in Sweden is the highest amount paid in lower divisions

                              "the chances on lower tier.

                              4+1 1:26,485 $3172 eurojackpot, not fixed prizes but often similiar amounts.
                              4 1:36,425 $100 Powerball, fixed prize.
                              adjusted with 1,375 ratio it still would equal $2306 when PB would payout a measly $100

                              It's just to bad not winning the JP!

                              Last Edited: February 23, 2016, 9:08 pm"

                              I havent't won yet...

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