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Bradly_60's avatar - disney37
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Posted: August 17, 2005, 4:56 pm - IP Logged

Talk about luck of the draw hey.

A couple of Mega Millions drawings ago there were no $250,000 prize winners when there was about $16m in tickets sold for the drawing.

Last nights drawing had nine $250,000 prize winners and there was about only three million more tickets sold (just short of 19m).

Brad

 


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    Posted: August 22, 2005, 9:38 am - IP Logged

    brad:

    That's just about the only time 5/5 pays the same in CA as the other states ($0).


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      Posted: August 22, 2005, 2:01 pm - IP Logged

      It's very rare that no tickets hit 5/5 in MM under the 5/56+1/46 matrix. I wonder why CA's 2nd tier prize is progressive?


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        Posted: August 25, 2005, 9:50 am - IP Logged

        just6:

        Because CA has pari-mutuel prizes instead of fixed.


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          Posted: August 27, 2005, 6:59 pm - IP Logged

          In the last MM draw CASH Only, one ticket hit 5/5, but missed the MEGA Ball. They got $717K as a result.

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            Posted: August 27, 2005, 11:14 pm - IP Logged

              All the winners in California except for the match 4+1 players were luckier than the other state winners in Friday night's drawing.


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              Posted: August 29, 2005, 9:44 am - IP Logged

              I wish NY had a second prize rollover in MM. While NY Lotto has it, it's still a terrible game, especially when second prize just paid out.

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                Posted: August 29, 2005, 12:30 pm - IP Logged

                California's second prize level in Mega Millions is also terrible the drawing after it is hit. 

                For example, on August 16th, the draw after there was a California 5+0 winner, the second prize was $130,000, compared to $250,000 for all the other states.

                If you checked the USA Mega Drawing Information page, you'd have seen that.

                That's the nature of the beast, but once again you use the opportunity to bash the NY Lotto when the topic was Mega Millions, and had nothing to do with NY.  And it's a complaint about something that is common in the industry, so it's a very unfair complaint.

                 

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                  Posted: August 29, 2005, 1:10 pm - IP Logged

                  California's second prize level in Mega Millions is also terrible the drawing after it is hit. 

                  For example, on August 16th, the draw after there was a California 5+0 winner, the second prize was $130,000, compared to $250,000 for all the other states.

                  If you checked the USA Mega Drawing Information page, you'd have seen that.

                  That's the nature of the beast, but once again you use the opportunity to bash the NY Lotto when the topic was Mega Millions, and had nothing to do with NY.  And it's a complaint about something that is common in the industry, so it's a very unfair complaint.

                  i agree with you. i like the ny lotto. i was surpriesed about the second place prize in a positive way. i don't play it enough to worry about the 2nd place prize. i have more shots at the cali lottery than i do for the new york lottery.