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Play a little often or a LOT rarely?

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rundown99

The odds of winning the powerball are 1/146,107,962.  With those kind of odds, it may be wise to play a lot once in a while.  However, a lot of jackpot winners won only playing 5 quick picks.  I play a LOT once in a while, but that is because I wait for the jackpot to reach $100 million.  How often do you play? 

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MrBobb

I voted "Wait a while and play a LOT every once in a while."

Living in the land of the lotteryless (Alabama), playing "a lot" once in a while is about your only option.  It's not worth driving to the state lines of more progressive states that have lotteries (GA, TN, and FL) every weekend (about 3-1/2 hours round trip for GA and TN, and 7-1/2 hours for FL).

Multi draws help, but in Fantasy 5 games, which are my favorite, you can only play 14 (GA and TN) or 30 draws (FL).  I've won $200+ three times and $125 once with Pick-5 multi draws.

I do use Prime Ticket Service once in a while to play 5 or 10 tickets in Power Ball and Mega Millions, but I haven't matched more than two numbers yet.  That's what usually happens when I actually buy PB or MM tickets from a lottery retailer.

 

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lchoro

The other reason to sit out a drawing is when you have a system that works off of historical draws and you have too many probable hits that you can't narrow down your list to a manageable number.

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sirbrad

Well I used to, and still play a few every draw. But I am going to change to more tickets once a month, and team up with the family. I would rather have a lot more shots at it once in awhile, as opposed to a few shots every draw.

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Tenaj

DisneyI play every draw. I have it narrowed down to 10 numbers per week.

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Editgap

The odds of winning the powerball are 1/146,107,962.  With those kind of odds, it may be wise to play a lot once in a while.  However, a lot of jackpot winners won only playing 5 quick picks.  I play a LOT once in a while, but that is because I wait for the jackpot to reach $100 million.  How often do you play? 

In all fairness, they rest of the world plays quickpicks.

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KyMystikal

I mainly play a $2.00 plus the powerplay on powerball every draw.

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fxsterling

i call it my sin tax $50-100 a mo.

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ryanm

  I play at least ONE quick pick for ever Powerball drawing, no matter what.

  If it's at least $125 million, I play two; if it's at least $250 million, I play three.

  As for Mega Millions, I only play when that pot is at least $250 million, and Powerball is under $250 million, since it's not in the state where I live, and I never buy more than one ticket per drawing for that game.  I only live two miles from IL, but I feel I have better luck sticking to just one game instead of switching to whichever game has the higher jackpot.

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TheGameGrl

Voted a Little often. reason: Gotta be in the game to have the chance to win the game. I no longer look for the BIG hit on the Major games i.e Mega or Powerball. Im plum tickled to break even or gain a few bucks. Gosh, getting $200,000 would be great in my book! or even 10k. :) .  My feet are planted firmly on the ground and my dreams still remain in the sky.

 

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weshar75

I like to play a little all the time even though I do not win all the time because I feel like at any time that I have a ticket I have a chance at a big prize. 

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clunker

well ive been spendin alot every draw, but not one penny won, so ima jus start playin the same number every draw

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Korean Redneck

  I play at least ONE quick pick for ever Powerball drawing, no matter what.

  If it's at least $125 million, I play two; if it's at least $250 million, I play three.

  As for Mega Millions, I only play when that pot is at least $250 million, and Powerball is under $250 million, since it's not in the state where I live, and I never buy more than one ticket per drawing for that game.  I only live two miles from IL, but I feel I have better luck sticking to just one game instead of switching to whichever game has the higher jackpot.

Hey, thats a very good idea.  I was thinking of $1 quickpicks but, your plan is better.

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Chewie

With the bigger numbers, I have been playing both PP & MM - and started into EM.

With fate decides to give me the finger, I want to be ready to jump on it and spin. I can't do that from the sidelines.

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destinedtowin

I play the same every draw $1.00QP and $1.00 my numbers I do this for both the MM and PB. I spend $8.00 per week. Since I don't drink (often) or smoke this is my one indulgence. Besides that one time you don't play will be the time your numbers come in.

 

As always I'm Destinedtowin.

 

good luck to all that play.

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