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Posted: July 5, 2004, 9:01 am - IP Logged

I read about a month ago a article on the megamillion's website about how many tickets you would need to buy to have any chance at winning the lottery it was something like 2 million tickets you have to get.they siad whether you buy one ticket or three hundred tickets your chances are still the same and they don,t increase at all. this is why i stick to only buying 5 tickets. i was in the store down the street from me two months ago and there was this guy in front of me who spent $650.00 on the CASH 5 LOTTERY in N.J. which was $870.000.00 at the time. the idiot didn't hit nothing there were two winners that split the winnings one ticket was brought from Union County NJ and the other was from Ocean County NJ. he brought his tickets from Burlington County NJ. in fact most of the lottery winners only buy one thru five tickets. Jack Whiticker brought one ticket. from what i remember there was only one winner who hit the mega millions who brought $100.00 worth of tickets i forgot his name his story was he went in the store to buy a hotdog and told the clerk give me one hundred lottery tickets.and there was also in 2001 the pool of 36 players that hit from Ocean County NJ who worked in a Acme store in Brick NJ they brought 360 tickets and hit the jackpot. they split the winnings which was $700.000.00 each none of them didn't quit there jobs at Acme they still work there.

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    Posted: July 5, 2004, 9:24 am - IP Logged

    It's bull crap.  If you buy more tickets you increase your odds very slightly.  Obviously the best way to increase your odds is to cover all the Mega/Power balls.  If you cover every MB you improve your odds of 1 in 135 mill to 1 in 2.6 mill.

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      Posted: July 5, 2004, 2:17 pm - IP Logged

      Buy 1 ticket and you have 1 chance.  Buy 2 tickets and you have 2 chances.  Buy 3 tickets and you have 3 chance.  buy 200 million tickets and you have 200 chances.  But, there is no guarantee that you willl win anything big.

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

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        Posted: July 5, 2004, 2:33 pm - IP Logged

        If you buy 200 tickets and any of the combinations are repeated, you'll have less than 200 chances.  If you're buying 200 Auto Picks, it not likely to happen, but I prefer to personally pick my numbers if I'm buying more than 10 tickets.

        RJOh

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: July 5, 2004, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

          Quote: Originally posted by HEYPHILLIP on July 05, 2004



          Jack Whiticker brought one ticket. from what i remember there was only one winner who hit the mega millions who brought $100.00 worth of tickets i forgot his name his story was he went in the store to buy a hotdog and told the clerk give me one hundred lottery tickets.and there was also in 2001 the pool of 36 players that hit from Ocean County NJ who worked in a Acme store in Brick NJ they brought 360 tickets and hit the jackpot. they split the winnings which was $700.000.00 each none of them didn't quit there jobs at Acme they still work there.





          Jack Whitaker bought a $100 worth of PowerBall tickets in West Virgina.

          RJOh

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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