Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited December 5, 2016, 9:46 pm
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

New Florida lottery law increases prizes

Topic closed. 30 replies. Last post 11 years ago by Tnplayer805.

Page 2 of 3
PrintE-mailLink
Tnplayer805's avatar - G 14_v78828750_Small.JPG
North Dakota
United States
Member #13397
April 5, 2005
1623 Posts
Offline
Posted: May 30, 2005, 12:28 am - IP Logged

I like Powerball over Mega Millions (I guess it's because it's played in TN and since I live close to the border we've either play MM or The Big Game for a long time).  I do play GA's Mega Millions when the jackpots get high.  (Kinda like Tuesday's). 

How are you going to win if you don't play?


    United States
    Member #1759
    June 29, 2003
    1156 Posts
    Offline
    Posted: May 30, 2005, 1:37 am - IP Logged

    Didn't PowerBall increase the number field recently? I know it's a 5/53 (our Lottery is a 6/53) maybe it was the PowerBall they increased.I know Mega-Millions increased the number Matrix for the Mega Ball those 2 games are very hard to analyse so if we did join any of them I probably wouldn't play.It's best too just buy quick-picks unless you can afford to Wheel a lot of numbers.

      Tnplayer805's avatar - G 14_v78828750_Small.JPG
      North Dakota
      United States
      Member #13397
      April 5, 2005
      1623 Posts
      Offline
      Posted: May 30, 2005, 1:47 am - IP Logged

      Powerball is going to change their Matrix but I forgot when.  (I think August 29 or something like that).  Anyway, I only play powerball or MM when jackpots are high.  As for wheels or QP or whatever I don't wheel.  I always pick my numbers randomly.  I don't play QP because everytime I do I always end up with some very bad numbers like 1-2-3-9-10 PB 1.  LOL atleast I wouldn't have to worry about anyone else winning the JP.

      How are you going to win if you don't play?

        Avatar

        United States
        Member #1826
        July 11, 2003
        2645 Posts
        Offline
        Posted: May 30, 2005, 6:10 pm - IP Logged



        I think powerball would be best for FL.  (Anyone else sense another matrix change if FL joins?).  FL's lotto is ok,however, it seems like everyother draw someone wins it.  Not really a jackpot ruled lottery if you ask me.  Also, powerball and the FL lotto would be played on the same night.  That could be bad for FL lotto if they do add powerball.  If I was FL's director this is what I would do:

        1. Join Powerball. 2. Move Mega Money drawings to Monday and Thursday Nights.  3. Move the FL lotto to Tuesday and Friday Night. 4. Take out the $2 million MAX jackpot for Mega Money.  5. Add a cash option to Mega Money.  6. Add midday drawings to Fan 5, cash 3, and Pick 4.  The Florida Lottery is a great lottery and when I move to Mobile, AL in August I'll have to drive a little and try it out.



        Mega Money has a cash option.

        (insert signature here)

          Avatar

          United States
          Member #1826
          July 11, 2003
          2645 Posts
          Offline
          Posted: May 30, 2005, 6:12 pm - IP Logged

          I'm just afraid that they'll go to RNG's to "save money" to make up for the games' higher payouts. It would be a shame to see America's premier state lottery go the route of dishonesty.

          (insert signature here)


            United States
            Member #1759
            June 29, 2003
            1156 Posts
            Offline
            Posted: May 30, 2005, 8:34 pm - IP Logged

            I've contacted the FL Lottery Commision on that issue before, they say there are no plans on eliminating there Draw Machines because it would create a problem with PLAYER confidence in the games if a Random Number Generator were used.


              United States
              Member #1759
              June 29, 2003
              1156 Posts
              Offline
              Posted: May 30, 2005, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

              If this state wants too keep the Games popular and profitable changing over to RNG's like other states would be a serious mistake so I doubt that it would happen also there would be Tremendous opposition from the Public and Political Officials.

                Avatar

                United States
                Member #1826
                July 11, 2003
                2645 Posts
                Offline
                Posted: May 30, 2005, 8:40 pm - IP Logged



                I've contacted the FL Lottery Commision on that issue before, they say there are no plans on eliminating there Draw Machines because it would create a problem with PLAYER confidence in the games if a Random Number Generator were used.



                A lottery that actually cares about it's player confidence! If they really do think that, all they need are some Criterions and some Powerball and they would hit the pinnacle of lottery quality (once they increase the payouts of course).

                (insert signature here)


                  United States
                  Member #379
                  June 5, 2002
                  11296 Posts
                  Offline
                  Posted: May 31, 2005, 4:37 pm - IP Logged

                  Re Mega Money: it began as an all-cash game.

                    Avatar
                    Redmond WA
                    United States
                    Member #5966
                    July 29, 2004
                    71 Posts
                    Offline
                    Posted: May 31, 2005, 9:03 pm - IP Logged

                     

                     Mega Millions would be the better fit since it is on Tuesday and Friday.

                     It's the right thing to do!!!

                      wizeguy's avatar - animaniacs04

                      United States
                      Member #15143
                      May 10, 2005
                      414 Posts
                      Offline
                      Posted: May 31, 2005, 10:42 pm - IP Logged



                      Powerball is going to change their Matrix but I forgot when.  (I think August 29 or something like that).  Anyway, I only play powerball or MM when jackpots are high.  As for wheels or QP or whatever I don't wheel.  I always pick my numbers randomly.  I don't play QP because everytime I do I always end up with some very bad numbers like 1-2-3-9-10 PB 1.  LOL atleast I wouldn't have to worry about anyone else winning the JP.



                      LOL, I always get the high numbers on QP (which I use often)

                        dvdiva's avatar - 8ball

                        United States
                        Member #2338
                        September 17, 2003
                        2063 Posts
                        Offline
                        Posted: June 1, 2005, 11:22 pm - IP Logged

                        They should join Megamillions then move the drawings for Megamoney to the same night as Megamillions and make sure that the playslips look very similar. Then we can hear the horror stories of morons living in palm beach whining that they really meant to play megamillions not megamoney.


                          United States
                          Member #1759
                          June 29, 2003
                          1156 Posts
                          Offline
                          Posted: June 1, 2005, 11:30 pm - IP Logged

                          Mega-Money is drawn every Tue & Fri I thought Mega-Millions was drawn on the same 2 days?


                            United States
                            Member #379
                            June 5, 2002
                            11296 Posts
                            Offline
                            Posted: June 2, 2005, 12:28 pm - IP Logged

                            Mega Millions Tue & Fri.

                              Avatar

                              United States
                              Member #1826
                              July 11, 2003
                              2645 Posts
                              Offline
                              Posted: June 24, 2005, 9:27 pm - IP Logged

                              Well, Florida won't be able to join Mega Millions, and even if they could they'd probably still join PB to get Georgia players over the border. Of course, joining Powerball would necessitate an overhaul of draw nights. Lotto would need to move to Tuesdays and Fridays, and Mega Money would need to move to Mondays and Thursdays. At least that's what they'd need to do to keep people playing on those games. And anyway, with these required higher payouts, what will Florida do about Powerball, which will continue paying 50%. Maybe put the extra 10% in a bonus fund for Powerball promotions, like a occasional PowerPlay doubler where 2x means 4x, 5x means 10x, that kind of thing. Oh, I'm getting the shakes just thinking about the idea of PowerPlaying back home in Tampa (where speaking of PowerPlays, is home to the World Champion Tampa Bay Lightning, GO BOLTS!).

                              (insert signature here)