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CALIFORNIA JOINS MEGA MILLIONS

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Posted: February 9, 2005, 12:35 pm - IP Logged

Just a thought ... With California joining the Mega-Millions... there will more winning combinations played ... Do you really think jackpots will really get as hight as 100+ Million ?  With the inclusion of California  .. I think it would be a rare case if the jackpot now got as high as 70 Million.

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    With the superlotto, a lot of people don't even play until a jackpot gets big. A new game... there will be a lot of interest in trying it. Big jackpots... it will be awesome. Huge ticket sales out here in Cali. I hope we see some winners from here. I do wish they would get rid of of the para-mutual somewhere down the line, so we would be where everyone else is with wins. I don't know when we will actually start the game... hope it will be soon.  But I am excited about the idea of playing a new game.  Good luck to everyone who plays the game. Especially, the people from LP. 

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      Posted: February 9, 2005, 1:00 pm - IP Logged

       

      Don't know the source of her information, but Dawn Nettles of lottoreport.com says MM officials discussed a maxtrix change to 5/63 & 1/24 or 5/71 & 1/17 in order to get California on board.

      Don't think players in other states would go along with either one of those matrix changes!!

      Does anyone in California know what was agreed to?

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        Posted: February 9, 2005, 1:04 pm - IP Logged
        Quote: Originally posted by kcman777 on February 9, 2005


        Just a thought ... With California joining the Mega-Millions... there will more winning combinations played ... Do you really think jackpots will really get as hight as 100+ Million ?  With the inclusion of California  .. I think it would be a rare case if the jackpot now got as high as 70 Million.



        Don't worry, the jackpots will still frequently go over $100 million.  In fact, they will most likely do it more often than they used to.  The jackpot will also get hit when it's low from time to time, just as it does now.

         

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          Posted: February 9, 2005, 1:15 pm - IP Logged

          What is the jackpot amount that starts a "jackpot frenzy"? $200 million? If they increased the odds I would go from the MA season ticket I have now to only getting a ticket when the jackpot was $200 million or more.

          I would be happy if the minimum jackpot was won every drawing.


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            Posted: February 9, 2005, 1:28 pm - IP Logged

            I have a scientific calculator (10-digit display)  and will figure out the jackpot odds for both sets of matrices after I get home.

            BTW, Hot Lotto has only 19 Hot Balls (5/39+1/19).

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              Posted: February 9, 2005, 2:30 pm - IP Logged

              I don't really think a change is necessary. The most I would suggest is add one white ball and subtract one MegaBall making it 5/53+1/51.

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                Posted: February 9, 2005, 2:58 pm - IP Logged

                Here are some odds:

                5 X 63 and 1 X 24  = 1 in 168,692,328  Thats just an increase of about 30 million

                    (Could work because you could match the mega ball more often)

                5 x 53 and 1 x 51 = 1 in 146,353935

                5 X 55 and 1 X 55 = 191,331,855

                I would prefer them to raise the 5 number matrix and lower the Mega Ball matrix.

                Brad

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                  Posted: February 9, 2005, 3:08 pm - IP Logged

                  The other matrix suggested is 5/71 + 1/17 which would be 1:221,338,450 odds. That is way too high in my opinion. The lower tier prizes would have to be very appealing to warrant odds like that.


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                    Posted: February 9, 2005, 3:23 pm - IP Logged

                    who:

                    The 5/71 + 1/17 version might have a 2+0 prize, or 10 categories.

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                      Posted: February 9, 2005, 5:19 pm - IP Logged

                      Well if the odds were one in 16 total that wouldn't be bad.  The jackpot would be way out there but it would be more likely to get lower tier prizes which I think is a good trade off.  But 5/71...that is 1 in 13,019,909.  Second prize should be around 1.5 million then.  That would be interesting.

                      Brad

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                        Posted: February 9, 2005, 6:28 pm - IP Logged

                        Here is the article in todays San Diego Union-Tribune Newspaper concerning the Mega Millions Lottery  http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/state/20050209-9999-1n9lottery.html

                              Platinum John in Escondido,  CA

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                          Posted: February 9, 2005, 6:35 pm - IP Logged

                          i think mega millions will need to change the matrix in order for the jackpots to roll. as i said in a previous thread, CA will kill the jackpots if the odds don't get harder.

                          I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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                            Posted: February 9, 2005, 7:40 pm - IP Logged

                            also, i like the idea of CA making their lower pries pari-mutuel.   that way, the prizes across the game don't become pari-mutuel and players in other states don't get screwed because a bunch of CA players also matched 5 white balls. it can work in their favor, or against them though. they could be getting higher than normal prizes, or they could be getting lower than normal prizes.



                            any word on a matrix change and what it may be to?

                            I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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                              Posted: February 9, 2005, 8:11 pm - IP Logged

                              Hi, congratulationss CA!  They will  be happy to have a chance for BIG money huh !!!

                              It is fair, the jackpot of Mega is frequently large and having long running than that of Powerball! It will be balanced for the people and the process!!! Nice decisionnnnn!!!!

                              Let's dream on! I am dreaming tooo!! heeheee