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My story: Been playing MegaMil for 7 months, always close but no big wins

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I played my first lottery tickets in January when I was facing eviction and the powerball reached the famous 1.5 billion. I bought two tickets with the power play option. Didn't win anything. Since then, I've been hooked, but I've left powerball alone for mega millions and other $1 play games. I've been studying, researching, and reading almost weekly. I've played quick picks and used my own numbers (I usually win always choosing my own numbers for some reason, especially when I look at hot and cold number diagrams). 

Ive played mega millions, hot lotto (I hate that game the most), Florida lotto, fantasy 5 Florida (actually loved that game, won the easy play the first ticket and then over $20 on the next numbers I picked). But then I bought 8 tickets the next draw and lost. Overall though, I like that game and Tennessee Cash. I've also played Colorado lottery, and pick 5. Colorado lottery has won me $2 a couple times.

I've been playing only random draw, and short of giving up lottery all together (watched 2 depressing YouTube videos telling everyone YOU WONT WIN, SAVE YOUR MONEY, ONLY POOR PEOPLE PLAY), I think I've timed myself appropriately to say if I don't win within 6 months, I'm giving it up. But then, my mom talks about how she always wins playing scratch offs. 

I guess I don't have a specific question, but I'm getting discouraged. I know the only poor people thing is so untrue because a client of mine has his own business and a big house, and fairly disposable income, yet he was telling me how he can't seem to win one of the state lotteries lol. I'm wondering if I should quit playing random draws and change to scratch offs.

for some reason I like the challenge of coming up with my own numbers, but they make it too hard. I usually hit 1-2 drawn numbers in the same line EVERY PLAY. It's not uncommon I hit them all. Even if I play with 3 lines. I never spend more than $5-10. I know I should probably drop $25-30 on tickles, but I can't afford to lose that. Theres a local game that has 1-30 numbers and a 5 cash ball. I'm liking that game now because I've won $2 back to back.

but why is it taking so long to win more than $2 from MegaMil? I think their 1-75 number thing is outrageous, but I only play because for $1, it offers the best payout in the big scheme. But it seems almost as hard as playing Powerball.

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    I played my first lottery tickets in January when I was facing eviction and the powerball reached the famous 1.5 billion. I bought two tickets with the power play option. Didn't win anything. Since then, I've been hooked, but I've left powerball alone for mega millions and other $1 play games. I've been studying, researching, and reading almost weekly. I've played quick picks and used my own numbers (I usually win always choosing my own numbers for some reason, especially when I look at hot and cold number diagrams). 

    Ive played mega millions, hot lotto (I hate that game the most), Florida lotto, fantasy 5 Florida (actually loved that game, won the easy play the first ticket and then over $20 on the next numbers I picked). But then I bought 8 tickets the next draw and lost. Overall though, I like that game and Tennessee Cash. I've also played Colorado lottery, and pick 5. Colorado lottery has won me $2 a couple times.

    I've been playing only random draw, and short of giving up lottery all together (watched 2 depressing YouTube videos telling everyone YOU WONT WIN, SAVE YOUR MONEY, ONLY POOR PEOPLE PLAY), I think I've timed myself appropriately to say if I don't win within 6 months, I'm giving it up. But then, my mom talks about how she always wins playing scratch offs. 

    I guess I don't have a specific question, but I'm getting discouraged. I know the only poor people thing is so untrue because a client of mine has his own business and a big house, and fairly disposable income, yet he was telling me how he can't seem to win one of the state lotteries lol. I'm wondering if I should quit playing random draws and change to scratch offs.

    for some reason I like the challenge of coming up with my own numbers, but they make it too hard. I usually hit 1-2 drawn numbers in the same line EVERY PLAY. It's not uncommon I hit them all. Even if I play with 3 lines. I never spend more than $5-10. I know I should probably drop $25-30 on tickles, but I can't afford to lose that. Theres a local game that has 1-30 numbers and a 5 cash ball. I'm liking that game now because I've won $2 back to back.

    but why is it taking so long to win more than $2 from MegaMil? I think their 1-75 number thing is outrageous, but I only play because for $1, it offers the best payout in the big scheme. But it seems almost as hard as playing Powerball.

    Odds of winning the Powerball jackpot: 292 Million to 1

    Odds of winning Mega millions jackpot: 259 Million to 1

    Odds of winning Pick 3: 1000 to 1 

    Find the Illinois game that has only 3 numbers (Pick 3) or 4 (Pick 4) and play that if you don't mind the smaller payouts (they pay a couple hundred to a couple thousand for the biggest payout).


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      I played my first lottery tickets in January when I was facing eviction and the powerball reached the famous 1.5 billion. I bought two tickets with the power play option. Didn't win anything. Since then, I've been hooked, but I've left powerball alone for mega millions and other $1 play games. I've been studying, researching, and reading almost weekly. I've played quick picks and used my own numbers (I usually win always choosing my own numbers for some reason, especially when I look at hot and cold number diagrams). 

      Ive played mega millions, hot lotto (I hate that game the most), Florida lotto, fantasy 5 Florida (actually loved that game, won the easy play the first ticket and then over $20 on the next numbers I picked). But then I bought 8 tickets the next draw and lost. Overall though, I like that game and Tennessee Cash. I've also played Colorado lottery, and pick 5. Colorado lottery has won me $2 a couple times.

      I've been playing only random draw, and short of giving up lottery all together (watched 2 depressing YouTube videos telling everyone YOU WONT WIN, SAVE YOUR MONEY, ONLY POOR PEOPLE PLAY), I think I've timed myself appropriately to say if I don't win within 6 months, I'm giving it up. But then, my mom talks about how she always wins playing scratch offs. 

      I guess I don't have a specific question, but I'm getting discouraged. I know the only poor people thing is so untrue because a client of mine has his own business and a big house, and fairly disposable income, yet he was telling me how he can't seem to win one of the state lotteries lol. I'm wondering if I should quit playing random draws and change to scratch offs.

      for some reason I like the challenge of coming up with my own numbers, but they make it too hard. I usually hit 1-2 drawn numbers in the same line EVERY PLAY. It's not uncommon I hit them all. Even if I play with 3 lines. I never spend more than $5-10. I know I should probably drop $25-30 on tickles, but I can't afford to lose that. Theres a local game that has 1-30 numbers and a 5 cash ball. I'm liking that game now because I've won $2 back to back.

      but why is it taking so long to win more than $2 from MegaMil? I think their 1-75 number thing is outrageous, but I only play because for $1, it offers the best payout in the big scheme. But it seems almost as hard as playing Powerball.

      Been playing MM AND PB since Oct 27,2011....I have stopped researching its crap because they keep changing the matrix and now it's hilarious I just buy QP...and I look at big winners ticket I look at their exact time including seconds when they bought lol and I buy QP at that exact time the seconds not always perfect then when I lose I keep buying at that time and change the numbers exactly to the way I lost the previous draws LMAOOO...Best times are between 4-7 PM on the draw day...Lots of Big Jackpot winners bought their QP on draw day in 6-7 PM

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        I played my first lottery tickets in January when I was facing eviction and the powerball reached the famous 1.5 billion. I bought two tickets with the power play option. Didn't win anything. Since then, I've been hooked, but I've left powerball alone for mega millions and other $1 play games. I've been studying, researching, and reading almost weekly. I've played quick picks and used my own numbers (I usually win always choosing my own numbers for some reason, especially when I look at hot and cold number diagrams). 

        Ive played mega millions, hot lotto (I hate that game the most), Florida lotto, fantasy 5 Florida (actually loved that game, won the easy play the first ticket and then over $20 on the next numbers I picked). But then I bought 8 tickets the next draw and lost. Overall though, I like that game and Tennessee Cash. I've also played Colorado lottery, and pick 5. Colorado lottery has won me $2 a couple times.

        I've been playing only random draw, and short of giving up lottery all together (watched 2 depressing YouTube videos telling everyone YOU WONT WIN, SAVE YOUR MONEY, ONLY POOR PEOPLE PLAY), I think I've timed myself appropriately to say if I don't win within 6 months, I'm giving it up. But then, my mom talks about how she always wins playing scratch offs. 

        I guess I don't have a specific question, but I'm getting discouraged. I know the only poor people thing is so untrue because a client of mine has his own business and a big house, and fairly disposable income, yet he was telling me how he can't seem to win one of the state lotteries lol. I'm wondering if I should quit playing random draws and change to scratch offs.

        for some reason I like the challenge of coming up with my own numbers, but they make it too hard. I usually hit 1-2 drawn numbers in the same line EVERY PLAY. It's not uncommon I hit them all. Even if I play with 3 lines. I never spend more than $5-10. I know I should probably drop $25-30 on tickles, but I can't afford to lose that. Theres a local game that has 1-30 numbers and a 5 cash ball. I'm liking that game now because I've won $2 back to back.

        but why is it taking so long to win more than $2 from MegaMil? I think their 1-75 number thing is outrageous, but I only play because for $1, it offers the best payout in the big scheme. But it seems almost as hard as playing Powerball.

        You can't play Powerball, MegaMillions, or any similar lottery and expect to win, NeedyNotGreedy.  You play hoping to win.  I've used this scenario multiple times but it provides a concept to the odds at hand:

        If every adult in the United States of America had a unique ticket for the Powerball lottery, there would still be 50 million possibilities that no one would win.

        The "only poor people play the lottery", or "its a tax on poor people" mindset comes from people who deem themselves educationally superior with the knowledge of the overwhelming odds it takes to win, therefore to play such long shots one must be uneducated, and as such probably also poor because of a lack of education.  Then they go to their favorite Italian restaurant and order a $14 plate of spaghetti, the same thing the poor uneducated person eats for $1 a plate, cooked at home.  And herein lies the difference.  One person may enjoy the $1 plate of spaghetti along with a $2 lottery play, but not enjoy going to a restaurant and spending $14 for a plate of spaghetti.  $11 actually saved (as a comparative figure)!

        I personally know people with the "only poor people play" philosophy.  I love to debate them, because I have an academic discipline in business, with highest honors, yet I play the lottery.  It is my belief many with the aforementioned reasoning would be so envious if someone they knew won, they couldn't stand it. Likewise, they handle it by degradation, hoping no one they know plays (while probably secretly playing themselves). 

          I'm feeling a jackpot win coming my way!

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          Odds of winning the Powerball jackpot: 292 Million to 1

          Odds of winning Mega millions jackpot: 259 Million to 1

          Odds of winning Pick 3: 1000 to 1 

          Find the Illinois game that has only 3 numbers (Pick 3) or 4 (Pick 4) and play that if you don't mind the smaller payouts (they pay a couple hundred to a couple thousand for the biggest payout).

          Only 6.8% of MM combos win anything and the $2 PB ticket is worse with 4%.

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            You can't play Powerball, MegaMillions, or any similar lottery and expect to win, NeedyNotGreedy.  You play hoping to win.  I've used this scenario multiple times but it provides a concept to the odds at hand:

            If every adult in the United States of America had a unique ticket for the Powerball lottery, there would still be 50 million possibilities that no one would win.

            The "only poor people play the lottery", or "its a tax on poor people" mindset comes from people who deem themselves educationally superior with the knowledge of the overwhelming odds it takes to win, therefore to play such long shots one must be uneducated, and as such probably also poor because of a lack of education.  Then they go to their favorite Italian restaurant and order a $14 plate of spaghetti, the same thing the poor uneducated person eats for $1 a plate, cooked at home.  And herein lies the difference.  One person may enjoy the $1 plate of spaghetti along with a $2 lottery play, but not enjoy going to a restaurant and spending $14 for a plate of spaghetti.  $11 actually saved (as a comparative figure)!

            I personally know people with the "only poor people play" philosophy.  I love to debate them, because I have an academic discipline in business, with highest honors, yet I play the lottery.  It is my belief many with the aforementioned reasoning would be so envious if someone they knew won, they couldn't stand it. Likewise, they handle it by degradation, hoping no one they know plays (while probably secretly playing themselves). 

            Thanks Jim for giving me a bit of rational playing concept lol. I'm actually guilty of the "only poor people play" mentality, which is why I never played the lottery until just this year. Almost 30 years. But before I played, I never paid attention to it. It was never something I needed to do. If anything, I was almost blind to the lottery and never knew it existed lol. 

            However, prior to the powerball event...I was in and out of casinos numerous times with friends who would win a few hundred at the tables. I never played because I don't know how...but I've seen people drop $80, 100, $200. I kinda feel lottery tickets have a slightly better payoff...but Im sure that's a whole other conversation lol. But hell, Atleast casinos give you drinks for losing lol. 

            The reaaon I'm playing the lottery is because I've never won anything big before. I want to win something...I watch game shows and read about people winning, I want to be that person. One big hit, and then I'll be done for good lol. Personally, the big jackpot isn't my goal...ill take $50,000 right along with $500 million lol. Plus, the skill of winning is just as rewarding as the money. 

            The problem is I go in and out of discouragement and hope. I wish the lottery would pay us for each number won. I'm getting the numbers, but lotto is being stingy. I'm not the type however to spend crazy money in hopes of winning. There is however, a technique I would like to use at some point...but I'm not going to give that one out just yet lol.

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              What about Lucky Day for $1 a draw with a chance to win $150,000?  Good luck to you.

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                Only 6.8% of MM combos win anything and the $2 PB ticket is worse with 4%.

                For some reason new members think old members are doing better than that.

                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
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                  7 months and you haven't won. you make it sound like thats not typical. many other members here have been playing longer then that and have never won either . Personally i've been playing for 14 years. i dont ever miss a draw  and the closest ive ever gotten on any 6 number draw games is 4 out of 6.  I always  wish i would win obviously (no ish right)  but once i buy those tickets i just consider it money down the drain. I know the odds.

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                    Only 6.8% of MM combos win anything and the $2 PB ticket is worse with 4%.

                    I know. What's your point?

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                      NeedyNotGreedy,

                      What makes you think you are supposed to win?

                      No one is, doesn't matter which game.

                      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                      Lep

                      There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                        For some reason new members think old members are doing better than that.

                        They asked "why is it taking so long to win more than $2?" as if it's easy for one ticket to get a 2 + 1 match and beat odds of 1 in 473.

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                          I know. What's your point?

                          If I wanted to make a point I would have said something like the odds of winning $500 (pick-3 straight payoff) playing a $1 MM ticket is 52,835, but $500 is the most you can win on a $1 pick-3 ticket. I really doubt most MM are playing to win $500.

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                            Odds are way too high to figure this one out.  Just buy a QP and wait.  Thats what I do.

                            Never give up.  Banana

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                              Never give up your win can be closer than you think. You need to have a ticket to be in it.