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How often are the mega-balls changed?

Topic closed. 2 replies. Last post 9 years ago by bbjbb.

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Posted: October 11, 2005, 9:05 pm - IP Logged

Does anyone know how often the balls in the mega-millions game are changed?  I read somewhere that a regular state-run semi-weekly lottery typically changed out the balls every two months.  In trying to track mega-ball numbers to an 8-week cycle it appears to have some validity but I thought someone actually might know.

Anybody?

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    Posted: October 11, 2005, 9:25 pm - IP Logged

    No, lottery balls often last many years.  It would be waaaaaay too expensive to change them out every couple of months.  They are quite expensive.

    They normally rotate between 4 or 5 sets of balls -- chosen randomly before the drawing.

     

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      Posted: October 12, 2005, 10:47 am - IP Logged

      Interesting.  Thanks Todd.