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Court may shut down Mega Millions in California

Topic closed. 31 replies. Last post 11 years ago by Just6ntlc.

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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."


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    Posted: January 20, 2006, 3:51 pm - IP Logged

    It's OK for California to have pari-mutuel prizes for MM. However, I would be disappointed that CA would have to leave MM. Regardless if CA loses MM, I have their MM draw history in my document.

    If CA no longer can participate in MM after February 2006, then MM sales will suffer thanks to California. Also, I may RIP in making predictions in Mega Millions. However, I'm participating in all PB draws no matter what the jackpot is.