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Posted: August 9, 2013, 9:17 pm - IP Logged

The current Michigan Classic 47 has been around for 8 years and the news on the Michigan lottery web site says that if the Jackpot rolls Saturday it will be the 3rd largest for Classic 47.

1. 2008 23.5 million
2. 2009 18.5 million
3. 2013 13.3 million (if it rolls)

8 years of rotten jackpots and slow rolls.

The current run has taken 6 months to get this high.

Come on! Classic 47 is several years overdue for a revamp!

    helpmewin's avatar - dandy
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    Posted: August 10, 2013, 7:33 am - IP Logged

    I Agree!

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      Posted: August 10, 2013, 7:50 am - IP Logged

      Wow six months for a state lotto I would be made too Bang Head

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        Posted: August 10, 2013, 10:34 am - IP Logged

        Might seem bad, but what are the total sales in lottery?

        Florida Lotto has not had a winner since May 20th and the JP is only $50 million and we have drawings twice a week, but it only increases 1 or 2 million each rollover (3 million this last draw). When it first started in 88 or 89 it would start at $7 million but was only once a week. But now with a wide variety of scratch offs, and the MSL games, the jackpot is just not what it used to be, but yet this year has been record sales in lottery itself, they just didnt point out that we have several $10 and $20 scratchers

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          Posted: August 10, 2013, 6:32 pm - IP Logged

          The MA MegaBucks Doubler (6/49) which is almost similar to Michigan Classic 47 took 9 months to reach $7.3M. Count your blessings.

          It's a futile effort.

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            Posted: August 10, 2013, 6:40 pm - IP Logged

            Oregon megabucks is the same way it rolls only a $100,000 every drawing and it use to be $200,000 so it takes a while to get to a decent jackpot.-weshar75

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              Posted: August 10, 2013, 7:59 pm - IP Logged

              the multi states, and tought times mean  lower prized state lottos are  not getting played.They need to have higher pay ratios and cheaper  entry points. 50c a game, 1 in 8 mill  chance. higher prizes. less dollar prizes.  say  $1 m for a 1 in 8 mill chance. cut out the lower prizes too, no one wants to win $30, so cut it and pay out better prizes.

              2014 winnings

              JAN -$48.50;  FEB  -$77.5; MAR -$18.05;  APR -$96.05 MAY -$61.10; JUN $-85; JUL $-88.9;AUG -$144.10

              yearly grand totalspent = 938.05won= 318.8-$619.25


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                Marquette, MI
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                Posted: August 10, 2013, 11:28 pm - IP Logged

                The MA MegaBucks Doubler (6/49) which is almost similar to Michigan Classic 47 took 9 months to reach $7.3M. Count your blessings.

                Compare the MA scratchers to the MI scratchers and also consider that the Classic 47 is RNG.  So back at ya!
                Count your blessings.

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                  Posted: August 12, 2013, 9:25 pm - IP Logged

                  The current Michigan Classic 47 has been around for 8 years and the news on the Michigan lottery web site says that if the Jackpot rolls Saturday it will be the 3rd largest for Classic 47.

                  1. 2008 23.5 million
                  2. 2009 18.5 million
                  3. 2013 13.3 million (if it rolls)

                  8 years of rotten jackpots and slow rolls.

                  The current run has taken 6 months to get this high.

                  Come on! Classic 47 is several years overdue for a revamp!

                  useless game

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                    Posted: August 12, 2013, 10:26 pm - IP Logged

                    The current Michigan Classic 47 has been around for 8 years and the news on the Michigan lottery web site says that if the Jackpot rolls Saturday it will be the 3rd largest for Classic 47.

                    1. 2008 23.5 million
                    2. 2009 18.5 million
                    3. 2013 13.3 million (if it rolls)

                    8 years of rotten jackpots and slow rolls.

                    The current run has taken 6 months to get this high.

                    Come on! Classic 47 is several years overdue for a revamp!

                    The current run has taken 6 months to get this high. "

                    Bang Head

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                      Posted: August 13, 2013, 11:23 am - IP Logged

                      They just did the same thing with Texas Lotto. Used to be it would roll $1 million. Now it rolls $250000. Takes forever for the jackpot to grow. Then they added the "extra" feature, whereby a player pays an extra $1 to win more money on non jackpot prizes.

                      Big deal.

                      CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

                      A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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                        Posted: August 13, 2013, 4:00 pm - IP Logged

                        Hot Lotto has 15 states and Washington DC playing and only adds $50,000 each roll.

                        Something wrong there.

                        Plus, it's a fake computer drawing.

                        That's why the Dragon Lady got it for Tennessee.

                        She thought another lousy game with fake computer drawings might make her lousy games with fake computer drawings look good in comparison.

                        But no, they all suck about the same.

                        That's why so many people in my area play in Virginia - good games and no shady, fake computer drawings. All drawings are in the open with real ball machines where you can see it's legitimate - unlike the shady, fake computer drawings in Tennessee where everything is done inside a computer programmed by who knows who to draw who knows what and traceable to nobody after it covers it's own tracks. No thank you.

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                          Posted: August 13, 2013, 7:29 pm - IP Logged

                          the multi states, and tought times mean  lower prized state lottos are  not getting played.They need to have higher pay ratios and cheaper  entry points. 50c a game, 1 in 8 mill  chance. higher prizes. less dollar prizes.  say  $1 m for a 1 in 8 mill chance. cut out the lower prizes too, no one wants to win $30, so cut it and pay out better prizes.

                          Don't blame the multi-states.

                          They are using a divide and conquer strategy.  There are so many games that nobody wins anything good on any of them.   Don't forget we also have scratchers from $2-$20 now and we also have that awful crack keno (bar keno) that in over ten years has never had anybody win over $500,000 while waving $20,000,000 in front of them!  10 years and nobody has won the 20 mil!

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                            Posted: August 13, 2013, 7:40 pm - IP Logged

                            The current Michigan Classic 47 has been around for 8 years and the news on the Michigan lottery web site says that if the Jackpot rolls Saturday it will be the 3rd largest for Classic 47.

                            1. 2008 23.5 million
                            2. 2009 18.5 million
                            3. 2013 13.3 million (if it rolls)

                            8 years of rotten jackpots and slow rolls.

                            The current run has taken 6 months to get this high.

                            Come on! Classic 47 is several years overdue for a revamp!

                            First of all, state lotteries has to be self supporting and make money for the state.  If you have an idea how it could continue doing that and be revamped, I'm sure some one at the state lottery commission would be interested in your idea.

                            * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
                            * your best chance at winning a lottery jackpot is to buy a ticket * 
                                 Wink 

                              Romancandle's avatar - moon
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                              Posted: August 13, 2013, 7:46 pm - IP Logged

                              Don't blame the multi-states.

                              They are using a divide and conquer strategy.  There are so many games that nobody wins anything good on any of them.   Don't forget we also have scratchers from $2-$20 now and we also have that awful crack keno (bar keno) that in over ten years has never had anybody win over $500,000 while waving $20,000,000 in front of them!  10 years and nobody has won the 20 mil!

                              That's crazy mann... 20M payout advertised and nobody has hit EVER in 10yrs?

                              Something fishy there...

                              -RC