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Powerball-Mega Millions Merger!

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Posted: March 18, 2012, 2:39 pm - IP Logged

Sooner or later Powerball-Mega Millions will merge creating a National Lottery. With jackpots starting around $100 million and jumping by 1oo million per draw.  we will then see $500 million jackpots common. What do you think.I Agree!

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    i don't even know what i'd do with all that money. lets see what the dollar is worth in a few years and then i'll jump for joy ...or just be like 'meh' lol. 

    also i wonder if this would create such a spectacle that they'd require press conference and no anon for national lottery?

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      Sooner or later Powerball-Mega Millions will merge creating a National Lottery. With jackpots starting around $100 million and jumping by 1oo million per draw.  we will then see $500 million jackpots common. What do you think.I Agree!

      I imagine the Powerball people would like to see that right about now cuz it seems their price increase has put the whole game and it's players into kind of a malaise like the country was in under Jimmy Carter.

      They've made you feel like you're getting ripped off if you play Powerball compared to Mega Millions. And actually, you are.

      I think this greed shown by Powerball is going to leave a bad taste in a lot of people's mouths. Lotta pissed off people out there.


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

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        I imagine the Powerball people would like to see that right about now cuz it seems their price increase has put the whole game and it's players into kind of a malaise like the country was in under Jimmy Carter.

        They've made you feel like you're getting ripped off if you play Powerball compared to Mega Millions. And actually, you are.

        I think this greed shown by Powerball is going to leave a bad taste in a lot of people's mouths. Lotta pissed off people out there.

        I completely agree rdgrnr. There sure are and

        I am one of them. I still play mega but powerball

        can go to hell.

        Rehab is for quitters.

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          Posted: March 18, 2012, 3:49 pm - IP Logged

          Sooner or later Powerball-Mega Millions will merge creating a National Lottery. With jackpots starting around $100 million and jumping by 1oo million per draw.  we will then see $500 million jackpots common. What do you think.I Agree!

          Right now between the 2 games we have 4 draws a week, how many would they have w/ a merged game?

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            Right now between the 2 games we have 4 draws a week, how many would they have w/ a merged game?

            There is no restriction for greed. Could go seven days a week. (If the Beatles had there way, it would be "Eight Days A Week")    Guitar

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              There is no restriction for greed. Could go seven days a week. (If the Beatles had there way, it would be "Eight Days A Week")    Guitar

              that may make it hard to start it at 100 mils.

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                that may make it hard to start it at 100 mils.

                So far this is all just hypothetical. A $100 million starting jackpot is just a discussion at this point. To push this through there may be all kinds of

                compromises required to the starting jackpot levels, odds, prize structures, etc. to make this happen. In fact, it may never happen.

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                  I imagine the Powerball people would like to see that right about now cuz it seems their price increase has put the whole game and it's players into kind of a malaise like the country was in under Jimmy Carter.

                  They've made you feel like you're getting ripped off if you play Powerball compared to Mega Millions. And actually, you are.

                  I think this greed shown by Powerball is going to leave a bad taste in a lot of people's mouths. Lotta pissed off people out there.

                  Boy Howdy!

                  Ridge, sounds like you were reading the same story I saw about the guy in Las Cruces, NM.

                  Goes into a truck stop and buys 7 QPs with Powerball on February 22. Pays $21 gets 7 individual tickets.

                  When he gets outside he notices two are identical then three are indentical......GEEZ! He says,   

                  ALL 7 ARE IDENTICAL!

                  And they all say QP.

                  IMAGINE GETTING 7 QPs printed within seconds of one another and ALL OF THEM IDENTICAL?

                  What are the odds of that?

                  Supposedly there is an ongoing investigation, but the real question is how many identical losing QP combinations are sold for each drawing?

                  Don't think I'd even consider buying any leftover or misprinted tickets the store has on hand after reading that.

                  Einstein was wrong. Insanity is playing new numbers and watching the old ones come up!

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                    Boy Howdy!

                    Ridge, sounds like you were reading the same story I saw about the guy in Las Cruces, NM.

                    Goes into a truck stop and buys 7 QPs with Powerball on February 22. Pays $21 gets 7 individual tickets.

                    When he gets outside he notices two are identical then three are indentical......GEEZ! He says,   

                    ALL 7 ARE IDENTICAL!

                    And they all say QP.

                    IMAGINE GETTING 7 QPs printed within seconds of one another and ALL OF THEM IDENTICAL?

                    What are the odds of that?

                    Supposedly there is an ongoing investigation, but the real question is how many identical losing QP combinations are sold for each drawing?

                    Don't think I'd even consider buying any leftover or misprinted tickets the store has on hand after reading that.

                    Holy Moly.

                    No, I didn't hear about that but it can't be a good thing.

                    But you have to expect it when you're dealing with computers and that's why I hate 'em being used in the lottery.

                    You just don't know if and when you're throwing your money at something that has absolutely no chance of winning whatsoever.

                    We've already learned that lesson the hard way in TN.


                                                                 
                                         
                                                             

                     

                     

                     

                     

                                                                                                                       

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                      Posted: March 18, 2012, 7:24 pm - IP Logged

                      Boy Howdy!

                      Ridge, sounds like you were reading the same story I saw about the guy in Las Cruces, NM.

                      Goes into a truck stop and buys 7 QPs with Powerball on February 22. Pays $21 gets 7 individual tickets.

                      When he gets outside he notices two are identical then three are indentical......GEEZ! He says,   

                      ALL 7 ARE IDENTICAL!

                      And they all say QP.

                      IMAGINE GETTING 7 QPs printed within seconds of one another and ALL OF THEM IDENTICAL?

                      What are the odds of that?

                      Supposedly there is an ongoing investigation, but the real question is how many identical losing QP combinations are sold for each drawing?

                      Don't think I'd even consider buying any leftover or misprinted tickets the store has on hand after reading that.

                      WOW that' CRAZY, garyo I did not hear wbout this either, please keep us update on the outcome of the investigation.

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                        Sooner or later Powerball-Mega Millions will merge creating a National Lottery. With jackpots starting around $100 million and jumping by 1oo million per draw.  we will then see $500 million jackpots common. What do you think.I Agree!

                        They do not need to merge now that they have this cross border agreement to sell lottery tickets in each others jurisdiction.  There up to 42 states I think that sell mega millions and powerball both at the same time.  So that is most of the country any way.  But you never can tell what is on the minds of lotto execs when they want to get the money come in maybe they will create another game for the U.S. to play.-weshar75

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                          I am not surprised by this.  One time I bought 5 QP for PB on one ticket.  The first 3 numbers were the same in all of them.  I was like what the heck is this?!?!

                          As for the original topic.  Merging the two jackpot games would be so crazy.  IF PB is charging $2 for their game that now starts at $40 million,  imagine what they would want to charge for a game that starts with a $100 million jackpot.  Maybe $5??  That would be absolutely ridiculous.  They would probably keep 4 days a week though.

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                            Boy Howdy!

                            Ridge, sounds like you were reading the same story I saw about the guy in Las Cruces, NM.

                            Goes into a truck stop and buys 7 QPs with Powerball on February 22. Pays $21 gets 7 individual tickets.

                            When he gets outside he notices two are identical then three are indentical......GEEZ! He says,   

                            ALL 7 ARE IDENTICAL!

                            And they all say QP.

                            IMAGINE GETTING 7 QPs printed within seconds of one another and ALL OF THEM IDENTICAL?

                            What are the odds of that?

                            Supposedly there is an ongoing investigation, but the real question is how many identical losing QP combinations are sold for each drawing?

                            Don't think I'd even consider buying any leftover or misprinted tickets the store has on hand after reading that.

                            The 7 identical QPs; the clerk may have hit the "repeat 7 times" button instead whatever they push for 7 QPs.

                            I handed a clerk a MM playslip I'd used before that should have cost $5, but the machine printed out $86 worth of tickets. Some of the tickets were multi-draws and none of them had one line from my playslip. The machine either malfunctioned or the clerk made a big mistake because my playslip worked fine when I took to another store.

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                              Sooner or later Powerball-Mega Millions will merge creating a National Lottery. With jackpots starting around $100 million and jumping by 1oo million per draw.  we will then see $500 million jackpots common. What do you think.I Agree!

                              MM minimum jackpot averages about $18 million in sales and PB averages slightly higher. The $200 million MM jackpot had $66 million in sales. Who is going to pay the starting $100 million jackpots when they get hit in back to back drawings or 3 out of 5?