|Posted: January 20, 2006, 3:14 pm - IP Logged|
Prior to California joining MegaMillions press releases go out about potential $500,000,000 jackpots. (With that many nmore potential players).
As California comes in, numbers are added to top and bottom (look at an old and new play slip), taking the odds from 140:000,000 : 1 to 176:000,000 : 1.
If Califonia does leave, the odds will remain jacked up.
Not too much different than when the casino sports books used to offer football parlay cards with half-point pointspreads and advertise "Ties push" or "Ties win."