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Old 06.05.2011, 18:28
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Euro-Millions Change: Jackpots will get bigger!!!

Just thought I share this with you guys as I know a lot of you might already play from time to time.

The Euro-millions is about to change slightly starting Tuesday 10th of May 2011. There will now be an additional prize for matching the two main numbers only (without matching the two stars). You also can choose stars from 1-11 instead of from 1-9, this actually changes the odds a bit and means that we will get super massive jackpots up to CHF300 mil.

The starting jackpot this Tuesday is CHF120mil which is CHF200mil short of when I would like to play. As a rule of thumb it's theoratically only worth playing if the jackpot is as close to the odds for hitting the jackpot x cost.

Here is a table of the odds which I just calculated quickly before on Excel.


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Old 06.05.2011, 18:35
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Re: Euro-Millions Change: Jackpots will get bigger!!!

*grumble, grumble*

Lottery...

*grumble, grumble*

... fool's tax

*grumble, grumble*



<runs to kiosk to buy ticket>
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Old 10.05.2011, 09:55
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Re: Euro-Millions Change: Jackpots will get bigger!!!

Today's the day gents! Jackpot CHF130 mil and probably not gonna be hit for a few weeks I'm waiting for the Rollover Jackpot!!
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Old 10.05.2011, 09:59
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Re: Euro-Millions Change: Jackpots will get bigger!!!

On the basis that more than 50 mil is too much for anyone to handle, then why dont you play on the days the jackpot is small, it will certainly give you a better chance to win as there are many less players - personally i would take the stake money and put it on a horse everyday for a year, you surely have a better chance of recovering your stake
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Old 10.05.2011, 10:01
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On the basis that more than 50 mil is too much for anyone to handle, then why dont you play on the days the jackpot is small, it will certainly give you a better chance to win as there are many less players - personally i would take the stake money and put it on a horse everyday for a year, you surely have a better chance of recovering your stake
It won't give you a better chance to win - it'll give you a better chance of not having to share if you win.

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Old 10.05.2011, 10:02
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It won't give you a better chance to win - it'll give you a better chance of not having to share if you win.

siman......syman..........cemant..........same diffrence
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Old 10.05.2011, 10:05
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siman......syman..........cemant..........same diffrence
No way GrumpG - I'd rather win and share than just be a plain 'ol loser...
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Old 10.05.2011, 10:12
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Re: Euro-Millions Change: Jackpots will get bigger!!!

I guess thats why I dont play Eurobillions - looooooooooser me !
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Old 10.05.2011, 11:05
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On the basis that more than 50 mil is too much for anyone to handle, then why dont you play on the days the jackpot is small, it will certainly give you a better chance to win as there are many less players - personally i would take the stake money and put it on a horse everyday for a year, you surely have a better chance of recovering your stake
The theory behind this is to do with the risk-reward payout... the game is basically not fair and everyone knows that but it gets very close to being fair when the payout is equals to 1 / probability of hitting x stake. which for a CHF3.- stake in the new format the jackpot will need to be 349,595,400.-- to justify the bet. Anyway I think they will rollover around CHF300 mil but I'd rather play when I am being rewarded fairly for my stake. It's one way to stop me from gambling my life savings away!
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Old 10.05.2011, 11:21
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Re: Euro-Millions Change: Jackpots will get bigger!!!

Fair, unfair, sharing, not sharing, it all matters not a jot. There is only one factor to consider. If you buy a ticket you have an exceedingly small chance of winning. If you do not buy a ticket you have no chance of winning. An exceedingly small chance is infinitely bigger than no chance. Maths, innit?
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Old 10.05.2011, 11:24
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Re: Euro-Millions Change: Jackpots will get bigger!!!

Am I alone in the superstition that winning the lottery, with the almost impossible odds, would open the door for things like a meteor crashing through my ceiling or something? Still buy a ticket here and there, but I feel like I will be giving a lot away if I win to balance out karma just in case...
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Old 10.05.2011, 11:40
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but I feel like I will be giving a lot away if I win to balance out karma just in case...
dirty dirty money! you must give 50% of your winnings to me to balance out the dirty bad karma!

in all honesty though I wouldn't really worry about this too much, 50% of the fee goes directly to the company operating the game in each country which tend to sponsor charitable causes so that's enough for balancing the karma!
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Fair, unfair, sharing, not sharing, it all matters not a jot. There is only one factor to consider. If you buy a ticket you have an exceedingly small chance of winning. If you do not buy a ticket you have no chance of winning. An exceedingly small chance is infinitely bigger than no chance. Maths, innit?

did you mean to say...

You gotta be in it to win it?
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It won't give you a better chance to win - it'll give you a better chance of not having to share if you win.

just buy 10 tickets with the same numbers. then you get a bigger share
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just buy 10 tickets with the same numbers. then you get a bigger share
Ooo! Now I know where I've been going wrong all these years!
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its an expensive dream
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its an expensive dream
The dream (7-17-23-32-48*3*10) is cheap... realising it is priceless...
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Re: Euro-Millions Change: Jackpots will get bigger!!!

which is the website to buy a ticket? If you want to get a lottery ticket in a kiosk do you ask for "euromillions" or is there a local name? How much is one ticket?
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which is the website to buy a ticket? If you want to get a lottery ticket in a kiosk do you ask for "euromillions" or is there a local name? How much is one ticket?
yeah called euro-millions with german pronounciation "auro" instead of "yoro", just take the paper that they have by the side normally and fill it with your own numbers or you can ask for random numbers.

each line costs CHF3.- you can have a paper with 6 lines on it then you can choose how many weeks so could be expensive.

you can also play on http://www.swisslos.ch

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