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Chief Bottle Washer
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Posted: January 31, 2004, 10:34 pm - IP Logged

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    Posted: January 31, 2004, 10:38 pm - IP Logged

    wow, these jackpots are getting tied every time no one hits! Its getting pretty exciting, I dont know, but I think its the first time these jackpots have been close together like this? Maybe I am wrong!

     

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      Posted: January 31, 2004, 10:48 pm - IP Logged

      Their jackpots may be the same but the cash value of PowerBall is $46M and MegaMillions is $49.8M, so if both roll over again, I would expect that MegaMillions might have a bigger jackpot next time also.

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        Posted: January 31, 2004, 10:51 pm - IP Logged

        Kristin,

        It's the first time I've ever seen them track so closely.  However, they are deceptively different -- even though the advertised jackpots are the same, the cash options are much different.  MM is $50 million cash vs. PB $46 million.  The annuity jackpots are the same only because Powerball uses a longer payoff period (30 years) vs. MM's 26-year payoff.

        I'd rather win the Mega Millions jackpot right now!

         

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          Posted: January 31, 2004, 11:36 pm - IP Logged

          Personally, I could care less which one I won lol as long as I become a millionair or even win the first 5 of 6 prize.

           

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            Posted: February 1, 2004, 1:19 am - IP Logged

            As far as I know, only 1 person from Indiana won the 2nd prize.  Thats pretty crazy with respect to the jackpot level.

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              Posted: February 1, 2004, 7:09 am - IP Logged

              With an estimated AFTER-tax cash value of $30,015,414.65.... I'm ready to win now ;-)

              Playing more than one ticket per game is betting against yourself.

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                Posted: February 1, 2004, 10:51 am - IP Logged

                What's really wild is the numbers that are coming out? No matter how hard I try. I cant seem to find the winning combinations. Working with powerballs past history and choosing numbers that are hot and cold isn't working for me. whatever numbers I pick almost never come out. The numbers that hit are one or two picks from the numbers I chose to play. Knowing this I filled out play slips with numbers in front and back of the numbers I put on the first ticket. When the numbers were drawn they were even further away from my picks. To top it all off the random ticket produced more wining numbers than my picks. This is what makes me feel that luck is very much a part of selecting your numbers whether it be your favorite numbers or some other method. The numbers you play are in many ways connected to your luck. I need to jump start the luck in the pencil maybe I'll close my eyes and pick the numbers next time. I hope everybody has good luck in the next drawing.

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                  Posted: February 1, 2004, 1:27 pm - IP Logged

                  The overall odds of having a winning ticket in PowerBall is 1:36.  If you are doing better than that, then you are doing better than most.  If you are doing worst than that, then you need to adjust your strategy or use a RNG to make your picks.  I agree that you got to be lucky to hit the bigone, but you should be able to match the overall odds without much effort, even playing the numbers 01 02 03 04 05 +06 would have produced 4 winners out of 138 draws(1:35).

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                    Posted: February 1, 2004, 1:55 pm - IP Logged

                    Tso-gali-I

                    I'm seeing that most of you that wheel your number's, wheel about 23 to 25 number's to get your 30 to 50 combination's. I really try to capture the "five" number's that hit within 12 to 18 number's, and then I play $10 or 20 dollar's worth.

                    I do get very close but not close enough yet. I feel good about how close I do get on every draw. That tells me I'm doing something right. I just need to "fine-tune" some things a little bit, and then maybe it will be my time... (wink)

                    It's working for me both on PB and MM.

                    Kristin, are you still using the Excel Spreadsheet we talked about? Just curious.


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                      Posted: February 1, 2004, 4:29 pm - IP Logged

                      I haven't made a new one yet, but i need too and I still do use it. I need to make a new fresh one, so I can see it clearly. 

                       

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                        Posted: February 1, 2004, 5:34 pm - IP Logged

                        Kristin:

                        OK, just wondering how it was working for you.

                        Good luck,

                        Chief

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                          Posted: February 1, 2004, 6:31 pm - IP Logged

                          Pretty good, I won a little with it.  But, it's better than not winning at all.

                           

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                            Posted: February 2, 2004, 2:08 pm - IP Logged

                            I think I can sum it all up