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If the jackpot is over $100 million, how many tickets would you buy?

1-9 [ 25 ]  [58.14%]
10-19 [ 7 ]  [16.28%]
20-29 [ 6 ]  [13.95%]
30-39 [ 1 ]  [2.33%]
40-49 [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
50-99 [ 2 ]  [4.65%]
100-199 [ 2 ]  [4.65%]
200 or more. [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Total Valid Votes [ 43 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 6 ]  
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Posted: June 7, 2004, 11:40 am - IP Logged

I've seen people buying over 100 tickets when the jackpot is high, so if you feel like it, take this poll.

I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

    Lottery_Analyst's avatar - Batman
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    Posted: June 7, 2004, 1:51 pm - IP Logged

    Hi DoctorEw220,

    I run a lottery club and we always buy a minimum of 50 tickets no matter what size the of the jackpot is. 

    But when it climbs over $100 Million then many of the members, including myself, but extra shares.  So my answer is from the range of 50 to 150 tickets.

    Thanks,

    John

    LA

      four4me's avatar - gate1
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      Posted: June 7, 2004, 2:21 pm - IP Logged

      I picked 1-9 actually I usually only buy 6 dollars worth. 5 tickets I pick the numbers to play and one qp. When it goes over 200 mil i play 11 dollars worth of tickets 10 tickets i pick the numbers and 1 QP

      I have gotten into lottery pools before when the pot went to 100 mil but not any more. After reading the horror stories and people fighting over the winnings it's not worth it. Also with 10 people putting up 5 dollars each and if we were to win after taxes here in Maryland you might walk away with a little more than half of the split. A fare amount for most people but my dreams and aspirations will require more cash than that.

        RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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        Posted: June 7, 2004, 2:28 pm - IP Logged

        I seldom buy less tickets when the jackpot is low because I've never won a jackpot and 2nd prize is usually the same regardless of the jackpot size and I've always been happy when I've won that prize.  If 2nd prize is not worth playing for while hoping to win the jackpot, then it not worth playing at all.  10-20 lines should be enough to cover most of the numbers and give you a fair chance to win in any lottery.

        RJOh

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: June 8, 2004, 12:28 am - IP Logged

            You've won 2nd prize before!!?  You lucky bastard!

            DoctorEw220's avatar - alien helmet.jpg
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            Posted: June 8, 2004, 11:13 am - IP Logged

            i did it once before too, but it was the buckeye 5, so i didn't get as mch as RJOh probably did, but still, $250 wasn't too bad.

            I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

              dphillips's avatar - littleuns
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              Posted: June 18, 2004, 10:21 pm - IP Logged

              Now, I purchase $5.00 and powerplay, making it $10.00.  I used to do $10.00 and powerplay, making it $20.00.  Yes, I have gone higher: $20.00 and powerplay, making it $40.00 -- if there is a $100 million dollar lottery.

              Quite frankly, I do give a damn!  I just need one ticket and one line: any one of the five lines -- to win -- not ten or twenty tickets.  Here again, there is no guarantee the more tickets I purchase, the higher changes I will win.  I have watched people purchase JUST ONE TICKET -- just for the heck of it.  When people do win, they usually do not tell you (newspapers, radio announcement, or personally), how many tickets they purchased to win the big one!


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                Posted: June 29, 2004, 8:39 pm - IP Logged

                The higher the jackpot, the less you should "Powerplay".

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                  Posted: July 1, 2004, 1:31 pm - IP Logged

                  I buy up to $20 worth on a large jackpot.

                  I play to dream and dream of winning a major jackpot!


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                    Posted: July 2, 2004, 8:46 pm - IP Logged

                    It's crazy out here in N.J. where i live there are people coming from PA. to buy tickets at a store. i live right across from Philly

                      Mana's avatar - mana
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                      Posted: July 2, 2004, 9:02 pm - IP Logged

                      I always get $5 of the same Mega Millions Ticket with the two the same numbers with two usually being easy picks and one whatever I feel like playing.

                      Always get the same one.  If I don't have $5, I always play my dreamed set of numbers, which is only $1.

                      ... insert witty quote here ...

                      ... My behavior and apperance betrays my age ... but I'm good enough ...
                      besides, people in person would still be afraid to talk to meh, even if I had millions ^^;

                        hypersoniq's avatar - 8ball
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                        Posted: July 3, 2004, 10:20 am - IP Logged

                        My newest home-brew system gives just one pick... I plan on sticking with that... regardless of jackpot size.

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

                          dphillips's avatar - littleuns
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                          Posted: July 3, 2004, 8:15 pm - IP Logged

                          I purchase $5.00 -- and choosing Power Play -- that's $10.00, consistently. I used to play higher amounts, but I came to my senses because it only takes one set of numbers to win.  Now, having said that, 2 sets are my regular numbers: do or die; the other 3 sets are Quick Picks.

                          P.S. Doesn't it just blow your mind when a person can walk in, plunk down $1.00, and hit a jackpot?  Remember, New York City's lottery motto (it used to be that when I left in 1997): all you need is a dollar and a dream!

                          dphillips (Blue)

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                            Posted: July 4, 2004, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

                              I always get at least one Powerball or Mega Millions ticket per drawing, no matter what (I don't play both multi-state lottery games at once though - I play whichever one has the larger jackpot; if they're  both at their starting $10 million, then I play Powerball because I live in Iowa).

                              Whenever the jackpot is at least $100 million, I buy two tickets per drawing.

                              If the jackpot is at least $250 million (only happened once since I started playing regularly), then I buy three tickets per drawing.

                              ONEDAY's avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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                              Posted: July 5, 2004, 1:09 am - IP Logged

                              2 tickets!