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Does the size of the lottery jackpot matter to you?

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Does it have to be a specific amount before you would even consider playing a dollar or more? Or are you in " for a penny or a pound" as the saying goes?  Does she have to be a redhead/ brunette or does he have to have blue eyes/ tanned before you would even think of going out on a date. ..so to speak. You get my drift.

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     I play advance play for both PB & MM. So I am ready to win the jackpot at any time.Wink

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      Not really I play when I feel ready to win some odd millions.. Usually around a hundred million is where I feel inspired and start playing either a draw or 2 before i feel the hundred mark will be reached.. grabbing a qp but at a hundred million is usually where my calculation starts.. Just call me when it reaches a hundred million and its mine or we can share

      Creativity..

      " What's more likely to happen will happen.. "

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        Does it have to be a specific amount before you would even consider playing a dollar or more? Or are you in " for a penny or a pound" as the saying goes?  Does she have to be a redhead/ brunette or does he have to have blue eyes/ tanned before you would even think of going out on a date. ..so to speak. You get my drift.

        Have a good day & upcoming weekend People. 

        There is a core group of MM players that purchase around $16 tickets every drawing and the sales as the jackpot approaches $100 million suggests other players are now purchasing tickets and/or some of the core group is buying more tickets. PB core group of players on average purchase less tickets than MM when the jackpot is under $100 million, but it's a $2 ticket.

        Personally I don't want to throw away money, not just betting on one of my five or ten tickets will win a jackpot (or something), but betting at least one all the tickets sold for that drawing will win the jackpot. There was only a 5.5% chance anyone would win last night's $154 million PB jackpot and nobody won a $1 million second prize. The MM drawing was even worse when 20 players beat odds of 1:739,688 to win the same $5000 pick-4 players get for beating 1:10,000 odds.

        I Agree! "You can't win if you don't play", but there are no winners in most drawings.

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          I am in it to win it. No matter the size of the jackpot. But, when it comes to jackpots, the bigger, the better!

          After  winning, It wouldn't matter redhead or brunette! As long as I'm loved for me and not my money. Troll Hippy Thumbs Up

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            Does it have to be a specific amount before you would even consider playing a dollar or more? Or are you in " for a penny or a pound" as the saying goes?  Does she have to be a redhead/ brunette or does he have to have blue eyes/ tanned before you would even think of going out on a date. ..so to speak. You get my drift.

            Have a good day & upcoming weekend People. 

            In some games, I play for second place. 

            I don't pay attention to the jackpot as much as I do 2nd place for those games.  I'm referring to NY's 6/59 game, Lotto.  The second place prize rolls over if no one wins it, and I've seen it grow to $500,000.  Odds on it are 7.5 million to 1 vs 45 million to 1 for Lotto's  jackpot.  G5

            About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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              At this point, I'll take anything.

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                In some games, I play for second place. 

                I don't pay attention to the jackpot as much as I do 2nd place for those games.  I'm referring to NY's 6/59 game, Lotto.  The second place prize rolls over if no one wins it, and I've seen it grow to $500,000.  Odds on it are 7.5 million to 1 vs 45 million to 1 for Lotto's  jackpot.  G5

                Like you G5 when it comes to Mega Millions or PB (I mainly like to play Mega) i usually focus on the 5 of 5 prize for second knowing first is possible.. I'll take the taxed million because it's possible.. If i get the Mega Ball 1-15 correct even  better.. But I would start with the 5 of 5.. mega millions usually draws 2-3 #s from 1-15 including the Mega Ball..

                Creativity..

                " What's more likely to happen will happen.. "

                Million dollar operation 

                Wink

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                  Does not matter to me...

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                     I play advance play for both PB & MM. So I am ready to win the jackpot at any time.Wink

                    So you lock & loaded regardless Music. That's called covering every angle. Good Man!

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                      I'm in for every drawing. I have rough plans for how to handle any level of win, from a multi-way split of a starting MM jackpot, to being the sole winner of a billion.

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                        Not really I play when I feel ready to win some odd millions.. Usually around a hundred million is where I feel inspired and start playing either a draw or 2 before i feel the hundred mark will be reached.. grabbing a qp but at a hundred million is usually where my calculation starts.. Just call me when it reaches a hundred million and its mine or we can share

                        Interpreted differently : l want others to use their money while building the jackpot up so when it hits my benchmark- then l play. Is my assumption correct Money? 

                        People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                          There is a core group of MM players that purchase around $16 tickets every drawing and the sales as the jackpot approaches $100 million suggests other players are now purchasing tickets and/or some of the core group is buying more tickets. PB core group of players on average purchase less tickets than MM when the jackpot is under $100 million, but it's a $2 ticket.

                          Personally I don't want to throw away money, not just betting on one of my five or ten tickets will win a jackpot (or something), but betting at least one all the tickets sold for that drawing will win the jackpot. There was only a 5.5% chance anyone would win last night's $154 million PB jackpot and nobody won a $1 million second prize. The MM drawing was even worse when 20 players beat odds of 1:739,688 to win the same $5000 pick-4 players get for beating 1:10,000 odds.

                          I Agree! "You can't win if you don't play", but there are no winners in most drawings.

                          Interesting stats Stack.

                          People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                            I am in it to win it. No matter the size of the jackpot. But, when it comes to jackpots, the bigger, the better!

                            After  winning, It wouldn't matter redhead or brunette! As long as I'm loved for me and not my money. Troll Hippy Thumbs Up

                            l think winning anything is worth more than winning nothing. 

                            People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                              Like you G5 when it comes to Mega Millions or PB (I mainly like to play Mega) i usually focus on the 5 of 5 prize for second knowing first is possible.. I'll take the taxed million because it's possible.. If i get the Mega Ball 1-15 correct even  better.. But I would start with the 5 of 5.. mega millions usually draws 2-3 #s from 1-15 including the Mega Ball..

                              2nd place is the First loser. But it's a loser that wins.Big Smile

                              People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.