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I buy five identical lines on one PB ticket and I add The PowerPlay.  My ticket costs a total of $15. I do it because if I matched the first five numbers (that didn't happen last night) theoretically I could win $10,000,000.  (2 million for each of my five lines)

The ten million dollar question is; Would they pay it?  Can they even pay it?  I dont know if The New York Lottery even can or would pay it. 

Personally, I think the answer is - "It depends".  It would depend upon the amount of money in the The Set Prize Prize Pool.  Certainly the odds of The NY Lottery paying it are better than if I was located in a small state like Vermont where they dont sell as many PB tickets as they do in New York. 

Whaddaya think??   They gonna pay me?   G5

Players who've won large lottery jackpots have something in common. Many of them say "I've played the lottery for years, but I never won anything but small prizes."   That's normal or typical, but it's also why you should not get discouraged and stop playing.  Who knows?  Maybe someday you'll say "I've played the lottery for years...."

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    I buy five identical lines on one PB ticket and I add The PowerPlay.  My ticket costs a total of $15. I do it because if I matched the first five numbers (that didn't happen last night) theoretically I could win $10,000,000.  (2 million for each of my five lines)

    The ten million dollar question is; Would they pay it?  Can they even pay it?  I dont know if The New York Lottery even can or would pay it. 

    Personally, I think the answer is - "It depends".  It would depend upon the amount of money in the The Set Prize Prize Pool.  Certainly the odds of The NY Lottery paying it are better than if I was located in a small state like Vermont where they dont sell as many PB tickets as they do in New York. 

    Whaddaya think??   They gonna pay me?   G5

    As far as I know there is no prize limit on second prize. If 5 different people in your state won second prize with the power play they would have to pay it. I would think they would have to pay you also even with 5 tickets that are the same.

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      I don't see why they wouldn't pay it. That method of play is legitimate. I wouldn't be concerned at all. 

      Good luck on this game. I hope your method hits big someday. Cheers

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        I found this in the MDLottery Powerball page.  I think this covers what you are talking about.  They most likely have a certain percentage of 'money' that is allowed for 2nd prize and if the number of winners go over that it goes para-mutuel.  Couldn't find the 'group rules'.

        "*In some cases, fixed Powerball® prizes and Power Play® prizes may be paid on a pari-mutuel basis and will be lower than these published prize levels. Refer to the Powerball Group Rules for a detailed explanation. These prizes may be rounded down to whole dollars."

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          As far as I know there is no prize limit on second prize. If 5 different people in your state won second prize with the power play they would have to pay it. I would think they would have to pay you also even with 5 tickets that are the same.

          You're logic matches mine!  I thought the very same thing.  How could they possibly refuse to pay out ten million dollars to five different winners of the second place prize with The PowerPlay added?

          But!  I've never seen it happen where there were five winners of a second place prize.  I've seen three, but not five. (And of those three, only one of them bought the PowerPlay, so they only had to pay out 4 million dollars)

          Is it possible that the chances of there being five second place prize winners with The PowerPlay added is so remote, that the NY Lottery is willing to roll the dice and gamble that it will never happen, and therefore they wouldn't ever have to pay out a max of 10 million?

          If it actually happened where I matched the first five numbers five times with The PowerPlay, I'm sure I'd get a lot of media/press coverage. (Much more than I'd ever want) How bad would it look in the press if The NY Lottery said "We're not going to pay him 10 million dollars?" G5

          Players who've won large lottery jackpots have something in common. Many of them say "I've played the lottery for years, but I never won anything but small prizes."   That's normal or typical, but it's also why you should not get discouraged and stop playing.  Who knows?  Maybe someday you'll say "I've played the lottery for years...."

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            I found this in the MDLottery Powerball page.  I think this covers what you are talking about.  They most likely have a certain percentage of 'money' that is allowed for 2nd prize and if the number of winners go over that it goes para-mutuel.  Couldn't find the 'group rules'.

            "*In some cases, fixed Powerball® prizes and Power Play® prizes may be paid on a pari-mutuel basis and will be lower than these published prize levels. Refer to the Powerball Group Rules for a detailed explanation. These prizes may be rounded down to whole dollars."

            Thanks 'Player..

            I too Googled the rules looking to see if I'd get 10 million.  What I discovered is that each state has their own different rules. Or at least that's what it looked like to me.  I never found/saw a NY Lotteries rules page...

            I'm thinking what you found for Maryand is exactly what would happen in New York.  The thing to remember is they also have to pay all of the OTHER lower tier prize winners with the money they've set aside to do that. And they have a finite amount of money to do that in what's known as "The Set Prize Prizepool".  So if somebody like me comes along and wins all of the money set aside in the Prizepool, how would they pay every other lower tier prize winner?  Enter the pari-mutuel rule.

            I sure as hell would like to have this problem! I'd just love to expose them in the press for the public to see that all aint exactly as it seems. It'd would stink to have my name splashed across the front page of every newspaper in the country, but there'd be a little salve in the fact I got 'em!!  G5

            Players who've won large lottery jackpots have something in common. Many of them say "I've played the lottery for years, but I never won anything but small prizes."   That's normal or typical, but it's also why you should not get discouraged and stop playing.  Who knows?  Maybe someday you'll say "I've played the lottery for years...."

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              I found this in the MDLottery Powerball page.  I think this covers what you are talking about.  They most likely have a certain percentage of 'money' that is allowed for 2nd prize and if the number of winners go over that it goes para-mutuel.  Couldn't find the 'group rules'.

              "*In some cases, fixed Powerball® prizes and Power Play® prizes may be paid on a pari-mutuel basis and will be lower than these published prize levels. Refer to the Powerball Group Rules for a detailed explanation. These prizes may be rounded down to whole dollars."

              There could be a very good chance 'these days' that they might not pay what you are expecting. What DELotteryPlyr posted should make anyone think about the situation. Also, you have no idea how many others could be playing the same set of numbers ... granted the 'odds' are probably low but one or two more winning tickets may just be the killer for what you thought you had won.

              Just a suggestion to put winning a 'second place' lottery prize more in your favor. Play the Cash4Life for an easier way to win $1 million dollars. I say 'easier' because of the better odds for a 'second place' win.

              A few weeks ago the lucky winner in NY that had their numbers covered four times with each of the Cash Balls got a dream come true.

              This is what I also did ... I was doing this exact same thing before the Cash4Life went daily ... after it went daily I adjusted back to two lines with one odd and one even Cash Ball ... in my case I now play the 2 and 3 Cash Balls.

              I now have a 50% chance of hitting the first prize of $7 million and one second prize of $1 million or if I miss the Cash Ball ... I will still get $2 million. With my age I would go for the cash money in the bank and not take a chance that the money would not be there sometime in the future.

              Now here is the interesting part ... with the odds of Mega Millions,  Powerball and Cash4Life for a 'second place' win.

              First of all ... with only four Cash Balls, your odds are much better that you might actually hit the first prize of $7 million compared with over twenty Mega Millions and Powerball numbers. Even playing only two Cash Balls, as I mentioned earlier ... gives you a 50% chance on that happening.

              However, I am really talking about the odds on winning the 'second prize' ... this is where it gets interesting. These are the 'second prize' odds for Cash4Life, Mega Millions and Powerball.

              Cash4Life - 2nd Prize: 7,282,018

              Mega Millions - 2nd Prize: 12,607,306

              Powerball - 2nd Prize: 11,688,054

              However, the Cash4Life 2nd prize odds seem to be even better than what the game officials post. Get a lottery odds calculator with an online search and with 5 out of 60 numbers needed to win the 2nd prize ... you will get these odds. This must be a 'lottery odds calculator' and not a 'regular' type calculator.

              The odds I get for a 2nd prize win with Cash4Life are 5,461,512 ... a very big drop more in a player's favor.

              ... and as I mentioned earlier, with only four Cash Balls ... if you only play 2 out of 4 Cash Balls, you may win both first and second prizes.

              Of course it's all up to 'Lady Luck' in the end.

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                There could be a very good chance 'these days' that they might not pay what you are expecting. What DELotteryPlyr posted should make anyone think about the situation. Also, you have no idea how many others could be playing the same set of numbers ... granted the 'odds' are probably low but one or two more winning tickets may just be the killer for what you thought you had won.

                Just a suggestion to put winning a 'second place' lottery prize more in your favor. Play the Cash4Life for an easier way to win $1 million dollars. I say 'easier' because of the better odds for a 'second place' win.

                A few weeks ago the lucky winner in NY that had their numbers covered four times with each of the Cash Balls got a dream come true.

                This is what I also did ... I was doing this exact same thing before the Cash4Life went daily ... after it went daily I adjusted back to two lines with one odd and one even Cash Ball ... in my case I now play the 2 and 3 Cash Balls.

                I now have a 50% chance of hitting the first prize of $7 million and one second prize of $1 million or if I miss the Cash Ball ... I will still get $2 million. With my age I would go for the cash money in the bank and not take a chance that the money would not be there sometime in the future.

                Now here is the interesting part ... with the odds of Mega Millions,  Powerball and Cash4Life for a 'second place' win.

                First of all ... with only four Cash Balls, your odds are much better that you might actually hit the first prize of $7 million compared with over twenty Mega Millions and Powerball numbers. Even playing only two Cash Balls, as I mentioned earlier ... gives you a 50% chance on that happening.

                However, I am really talking about the odds on winning the 'second prize' ... this is where it gets interesting. These are the 'second prize' odds for Cash4Life, Mega Millions and Powerball.

                Cash4Life - 2nd Prize: 7,282,018

                Mega Millions - 2nd Prize: 12,607,306

                Powerball - 2nd Prize: 11,688,054

                However, the Cash4Life 2nd prize odds seem to be even better than what the game officials post. Get a lottery odds calculator with an online search and with 5 out of 60 numbers needed to win the 2nd prize ... you will get these odds. This must be a 'lottery odds calculator' and not a 'regular' type calculator.

                The odds I get for a 2nd prize win with Cash4Life are 5,461,512 ... a very big drop more in a player's favor.

                ... and as I mentioned earlier, with only four Cash Balls ... if you only play 2 out of 4 Cash Balls, you may win both first and second prizes.

                Of course it's all up to 'Lady Luck' in the end.

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                I agree with everything you've written, although I think there's almost no chance they'd payout 10 million dollars if I matched the first five numbers five times in PowerBall.  Especially during the pandemic.

                The Setprize Prizepool only has so much money in it.  And the amount of money in it is based upon how many tickets are sold for each drawing so it will vary from drawing to drawing.  If someone (or more likely multiple players) won a total amount of money that exceeded the amount of money set aside in the Set Prize Prizepool, what else could any state lottery do but proportionally dole out the amount in the prizepool among all set prize winners?  I'm sure they've thought about that possibility well ahead of time and put the rules in place should anything like it ever happen.  While it's highly unlikely it will ever happen, they have to plan for it happening anyway. 

                These days the pandemic has had far reaching consequences on just about everything and the lottery is no exception.  Ticket sales are very likely down, and thus the amount of money in the set prize pool will be lower than in the past.  G5

                Players who've won large lottery jackpots have something in common. Many of them say "I've played the lottery for years, but I never won anything but small prizes."   That's normal or typical, but it's also why you should not get discouraged and stop playing.  Who knows?  Maybe someday you'll say "I've played the lottery for years...."

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                  I agree with everything you've written, although I think there's almost no chance they'd payout 10 million dollars if I matched the first five numbers five times in PowerBall.  Especially during the pandemic.

                  The Setprize Prizepool only has so much money in it.  And the amount of money in it is based upon how many tickets are sold for each drawing so it will vary from drawing to drawing.  If someone (or more likely multiple players) won a total amount of money that exceeded the amount of money set aside in the Set Prize Prizepool, what else could any state lottery do but proportionally dole out the amount in the prizepool among all set prize winners?  I'm sure they've thought about that possibility well ahead of time and put the rules in place should anything like it ever happen.  While it's highly unlikely it will ever happen, they have to plan for it happening anyway. 

                  These days the pandemic has had far reaching consequences on just about everything and the lottery is no exception.  Ticket sales are very likely down, and thus the amount of money in the set prize pool will be lower than in the past.  G5

                  To add to my earlier post ... I feel if you were to hit the Cash4Life, even with four winning tickets or two winning tickets, that you would get all your money ... unless several other players were also playing those same numbers.

                  However, if just you or one player hit that night ... I'm sure you would be paid, for the simple reason that not many people actually hit the first and second prize and they should have a good reserve of 'jackpot' money sitting somewhere when needed.

                  I like to be able to play everyday and not just 2 or 4 times a week ... if you play both MM and PB. Especially as you get older with time running out. It's just nice to speed 'things' up a little. Of course you spend more money but you are playing everyday compared to just 9 times a month.

                  I look at the start of every week ... maybe later in the week I may just have some nice money coming my way.

                  Of course, I usually don't play any other games so all my money goes mostly to the Cash4Life game.

                  Actually this week ... I got 10 plays last week which run out on Thu but I am covering the 2, 3, and 4 Cash Balls but usually I tend to only play the 2 and 3 Cash Balls. That amounts to $120 a month with some money coming back but not much.

                  The most I ever hit was three years ago when I was playing all four Cash Balls. I had 3 out of 5 with the Cash Ball. That ticket paid $100 and the other three tickets each paid $25 ... total $175.00.

                  Did you (or anyone) confirm the real odds for the second prize using an online lottery odds calculator ... there is one here at Lottery Post.

                  I would just like someone to see what odds they really get for the 2nd prize as to what the game officials post. No Cash Balls ... just 60 total numbers with 5 to pick.

                  It's interesting ... it's the only lottery game where I find this discrepancy so far.

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                    To add to my earlier post ... I feel if you were to hit the Cash4Life, even with four winning tickets or two winning tickets, that you would get all your money ... unless several other players were also playing those same numbers.

                    However, if just you or one player hit that night ... I'm sure you would be paid, for the simple reason that not many people actually hit the first and second prize and they should have a good reserve of 'jackpot' money sitting somewhere when needed.

                    I like to be able to play everyday and not just 2 or 4 times a week ... if you play both MM and PB. Especially as you get older with time running out. It's just nice to speed 'things' up a little. Of course you spend more money but you are playing everyday compared to just 9 times a month.

                    I look at the start of every week ... maybe later in the week I may just have some nice money coming my way.

                    Of course, I usually don't play any other games so all my money goes mostly to the Cash4Life game.

                    Actually this week ... I got 10 plays last week which run out on Thu but I am covering the 2, 3, and 4 Cash Balls but usually I tend to only play the 2 and 3 Cash Balls. That amounts to $120 a month with some money coming back but not much.

                    The most I ever hit was three years ago when I was playing all four Cash Balls. I had 3 out of 5 with the Cash Ball. That ticket paid $100 and the other three tickets each paid $25 ... total $175.00.

                    Did you (or anyone) confirm the real odds for the second prize using an online lottery odds calculator ... there is one here at Lottery Post.

                    I would just like someone to see what odds they really get for the 2nd prize as to what the game officials post. No Cash Balls ... just 60 total numbers with 5 to pick.

                    It's interesting ... it's the only lottery game where I find this discrepancy so far.

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                    I seem to recall having in the past seen the discrepancy you wrote about, but I cant remember if I saw it with regard to C4L or not.

                    There was a time when I was a fan of C4L, but since it went daily I havent bothered with it at all, although it does make more sense to play it as you've described rather than playing five identical lines on my PB ticket. (Especially if that odd's discrepancy is true)  No doubt it's a better bang for the lottery playing buck.

                    I started doing the five identical lines of PB this year.  At first I was doing it twice a week but I've since gone down to once a week.  I've had three or four  hits doing it.  Mostly they paid 40 and 60 dollars because I matched the PowerBall only, but the last time I had a hit it doing it, I won $100 because the PowerPlay number was 5.

                    I've seen other states where the players are pretty savvy, Florida in particular.  They play the same line multiple times with Florida Fantasy 5.  I've seen it done in Massachusetts with Mass Cash too.  I'll be in Florida for the month of September and I'll try my hand at Fantasy5 with multiple lines of the same five numbers.  Not sure if they have C4L in Florida or not, but if they do I'll give it a shot.  G5

                    Players who've won large lottery jackpots have something in common. Many of them say "I've played the lottery for years, but I never won anything but small prizes."   That's normal or typical, but it's also why you should not get discouraged and stop playing.  Who knows?  Maybe someday you'll say "I've played the lottery for years...."

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                      I seem to recall having in the past seen the discrepancy you wrote about, but I cant remember if I saw it with regard to C4L or not.

                      There was a time when I was a fan of C4L, but since it went daily I havent bothered with it at all, although it does make more sense to play it as you've described rather than playing five identical lines on my PB ticket. (Especially if that odd's discrepancy is true)  No doubt it's a better bang for the lottery playing buck.

                      I started doing the five identical lines of PB this year.  At first I was doing it twice a week but I've since gone down to once a week.  I've had three or four  hits doing it.  Mostly they paid 40 and 60 dollars because I matched the PowerBall only, but the last time I had a hit it doing it, I won $100 because the PowerPlay number was 5.

                      I've seen other states where the players are pretty savvy, Florida in particular.  They play the same line multiple times with Florida Fantasy 5.  I've seen it done in Massachusetts with Mass Cash too.  I'll be in Florida for the month of September and I'll try my hand at Fantasy5 with multiple lines of the same five numbers.  Not sure if they have C4L in Florida or not, but if they do I'll give it a shot.  G5

                      Sometimes I'll play Tx Cash 5 with 2 identical lines. Jackpot is $25K, so payout would be $50K. However, when they started the game they put a cap of $75K. So, should there be 4 winning tickets, they would split that $75K four ways.

                      When I played AoN a lot I liked to play the same (sometimes alternating) numbers up to 5 times. Top prize of $250K would be $1.25 million. Odds were ok, but ticket price of $2 made it expensive. They also made of cap of $20 million, which is highly unlikely to ever happen. That would be 20 winning tickets. They rarely have 1 winning ticket and that's with 4 draws a day.

                      So now, I just play PB and MM with the multipliers, along with Lotto, and 2 Step.

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                        I seem to recall having in the past seen the discrepancy you wrote about, but I cant remember if I saw it with regard to C4L or not.

                        There was a time when I was a fan of C4L, but since it went daily I havent bothered with it at all, although it does make more sense to play it as you've described rather than playing five identical lines on my PB ticket. (Especially if that odd's discrepancy is true)  No doubt it's a better bang for the lottery playing buck.

                        I started doing the five identical lines of PB this year.  At first I was doing it twice a week but I've since gone down to once a week.  I've had three or four  hits doing it.  Mostly they paid 40 and 60 dollars because I matched the PowerBall only, but the last time I had a hit it doing it, I won $100 because the PowerPlay number was 5.

                        I've seen other states where the players are pretty savvy, Florida in particular.  They play the same line multiple times with Florida Fantasy 5.  I've seen it done in Massachusetts with Mass Cash too.  I'll be in Florida for the month of September and I'll try my hand at Fantasy5 with multiple lines of the same five numbers.  Not sure if they have C4L in Florida or not, but if they do I'll give it a shot.  G5

                        Yes, FL has the C4L game. That player in NY that just hit C4L a few weeks ago with all four Cash Balls in play. I was curious how long they were playing those numbers with all four Cash Balls and if with their age they took the money or are having checks sent every year?

                        With you being in NY maybe you have seen more information on this nice win. It's still a tough game but the better odds make it more acceptable ... at least to me.

                        You could experiment ... if you have the funds ... playing two Cash Balls everyday with the same set of five numbers will cost $120.00 a month and if you mostly drop all the other games ... it can be doable.

                        With my outlay of $120 a month I usually figure a 'return' of only $20 a month ... so I'm usually out $100 but some months are a little better and some a little worse ... but don't forget you are playing everyday for a chance for a 'big' win.

                        As long as the C4L stays with 'bouncing balls' and not 'computer picks' ... I'll stay with my routine and hope for a future big hit.

                        Give it a try now before going to Florida ... you might be going down to look at 'property' or a better piece of property.

                        Take a minute to work the LPost Odds Calculator on the 2nd prize ... see the numbers for yourself ... when they get in your head, it gives you something to think about and weigh where to spend some lottery dollars.

                        I was afraid when the C4L went daily that they would have more big winners and start to change the game to be harder to win ... like MM and PB but so far nothing has changed, to my knowledge. Hope it stays that way.

                        I go with the odds, although just over 5 million is still a tough hill to climb. People that just have 'natural luck' don't have to deal with 'odds' ... they just buy a ticket for any game or MM and PB and hit the jackpot.

                        Also, before C4L went daily ... I would play both MM and PB with the same numbers on three, four and five lines. The Lottery liked me ... I never got a big win so the better 'odds' with C4L might work for me one day.

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                          Yes, FL has the C4L game. That player in NY that just hit C4L a few weeks ago with all four Cash Balls in play. I was curious how long they were playing those numbers with all four Cash Balls and if with their age they took the money or are having checks sent every year?

                          With you being in NY maybe you have seen more information on this nice win. It's still a tough game but the better odds make it more acceptable ... at least to me.

                          You could experiment ... if you have the funds ... playing two Cash Balls everyday with the same set of five numbers will cost $120.00 a month and if you mostly drop all the other games ... it can be doable.

                          With my outlay of $120 a month I usually figure a 'return' of only $20 a month ... so I'm usually out $100 but some months are a little better and some a little worse ... but don't forget you are playing everyday for a chance for a 'big' win.

                          As long as the C4L stays with 'bouncing balls' and not 'computer picks' ... I'll stay with my routine and hope for a future big hit.

                          Give it a try now before going to Florida ... you might be going down to look at 'property' or a better piece of property.

                          Take a minute to work the LPost Odds Calculator on the 2nd prize ... see the numbers for yourself ... when they get in your head, it gives you something to think about and weigh where to spend some lottery dollars.

                          I was afraid when the C4L went daily that they would have more big winners and start to change the game to be harder to win ... like MM and PB but so far nothing has changed, to my knowledge. Hope it stays that way.

                          I go with the odds, although just over 5 million is still a tough hill to climb. People that just have 'natural luck' don't have to deal with 'odds' ... they just buy a ticket for any game or MM and PB and hit the jackpot.

                          Also, before C4L went daily ... I would play both MM and PB with the same numbers on three, four and five lines. The Lottery liked me ... I never got a big win so the better 'odds' with C4L might work for me one day.

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                          I go with the odds too, that's why I mostly play NY's Take5.  I feel that matching five numbers is do-able.  I was never interested in playing either MM or PB for their respective jackpot amounts due to the idiotic odds to win a jackpot. I focused on second place and to this day I never even bother to see what their current advertised jackpot amounts are.

                          Florida Fantasy 5 carries even lower odds than Take5 because it has a 5/36 matrix.  So what I'm planning to do is play multiple identical lines on my ticket and see what happens.  Fantasy 5's payouts for a jackpot win are far better than Take5's too so I'm looking forward to being in Florida in September. 

                          I havent seen anything more on that lucky C4L winner in NY other than what's been posted in various forums at The Lottery Post.  My guess is that it's a player from Brooklyn... That's where lottery players are very big on playing multiple lines of the same set of numbers.  Seems like it anyway.

                          The NY Lottery discontinued a great game a few years back called Sweet Million.  It was a 6/40 matrix (3,838,383 to 1 odds to win a million dollars) I used to play a set of five identical lines because it wasnt a pari-mutuel game.  If six people matched all six numbers then they each won a million dollars.  Players hated it and didn't play it, so the coverage was thin and very rarely did anybody win a first place prize.  One guy won a first place prize. Five of them. He bought five tickets at two or three different stores all with the same set of six numbers.  He got it... but most NY players didn't and don't know what he knew. Know what the big player complaint about Sweet Million was?  It's lower tier prizes stunk.  And they really did stink, but then the truly savvy players weren't focused on matching four or three numbers.  Shows you what/how most players know or think. G5

                          Players who've won large lottery jackpots have something in common. Many of them say "I've played the lottery for years, but I never won anything but small prizes."   That's normal or typical, but it's also why you should not get discouraged and stop playing.  Who knows?  Maybe someday you'll say "I've played the lottery for years...."

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                            Cash 4 Life went to daily drawings on July 1st 2019 so next week there will be one years worth of daily drawing history data. 

                            After 359 daily drawings, it appears as if the #3 Cashball will be the hits leader on July 1st with at least 99 hits. #1 has 93 and #2 has 90 hits and #4 has 77. 

                            There have been a total of 885 drawings since June 6, 2014 when the game began and the # 2 Cashball leads the way with 233 hits and the #1 and #3 Cashballs are tied for second place, each with 220 hits, and #4 has 212 hits over the entire life of the game.

                            As for 2020, after 175 drawings, the #2 Cashball has 50 hits, the #1 has 47, the #3 has 42 and the #4 has 36. Given that the #2 Cashball already has 50 hits in 2020, and we're almost halfway through 2020, it looks as if 100 hits per year will be needed to be the top hitter of any calendar year.  I expect the #2 Cashball will take the top spot, but clearly #1 has a decent shot at being the biggest hitting Cashball for 2020.  I'd predominantly play the #2 and #1 Cashballs on my tickets the rest of the way through this year.  G5

                            Players who've won large lottery jackpots have something in common. Many of them say "I've played the lottery for years, but I never won anything but small prizes."   That's normal or typical, but it's also why you should not get discouraged and stop playing.  Who knows?  Maybe someday you'll say "I've played the lottery for years...."

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                              Cash 4 Life went to daily drawings on July 1st 2019 so next week there will be one years worth of daily drawing history data. 

                              After 359 daily drawings, it appears as if the #3 Cashball will be the hits leader on July 1st with at least 99 hits. #1 has 93 and #2 has 90 hits and #4 has 77. 

                              There have been a total of 885 drawings since June 6, 2014 when the game began and the # 2 Cashball leads the way with 233 hits and the #1 and #3 Cashballs are tied for second place, each with 220 hits, and #4 has 212 hits over the entire life of the game.

                              As for 2020, after 175 drawings, the #2 Cashball has 50 hits, the #1 has 47, the #3 has 42 and the #4 has 36. Given that the #2 Cashball already has 50 hits in 2020, and we're almost halfway through 2020, it looks as if 100 hits per year will be needed to be the top hitter of any calendar year.  I expect the #2 Cashball will take the top spot, but clearly #1 has a decent shot at being the biggest hitting Cashball for 2020.  I'd predominantly play the #2 and #1 Cashballs on my tickets the rest of the way through this year.  G5

                              That's nice information ... I know the 2 and 3 Cash Balls do OK for one even and odd play. I don't have the exact information on the number of hits ... until you posted the information.

                              I don't like the number 1 for a regular or Cash Ball number but every so often the number will destroy my tickets. At times the 1 Cash Ball will come out 4, 5 or 6 times in a row, so for me it can be a killer.

                              Not too crazy about the 4 Cash Ball either but I will add it to the 2 and 3 Cash Balls once in awhile.

                              I think the 2 and 3 Cash balls are a good mix for my play. Of course if someone really feels lucky, then play all four Cash Balls and maybe get a hit like the NY player did.

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