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Mega Millions lottery jackpot won ... again

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Posted: August 3, 2006, 1:52 am - IP Logged

I'm also one of those people who likes smaller jackpots or doesn't care what the size is. I would love to win $10 million dollars. And I play whether it's $15 million or $200 million.

I do not dislike smaller jackpots. What I do dislike is facing 9-figure odds for 7-figure jackpots. For example, if Mega Millions was $12mil I wouldn't play, but if Pick-6 Lotto was $12mil I would probably buy $10 worth. It's all about the prize in proportion to the odds.

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    Posted: August 3, 2006, 2:20 am - IP Logged

    Ouch, now I'm a whiner Razz

    Well just take off that "h" and add an "n" and I'm set. 

    The problem isn't that the jackpot is won at a low level or that 12 million isn't a large amount of money. If the WA state lotto hit 12 million I would get tickets right away. The odds on winning lotto are only 1:7 million though. For a game with the highest odds of any game created, the jackpots are pretty low and seem to be staying that way.

    Only time will tell if this is a strange slump or the future of Megamillions. I am not expecting any timely fix from the people running Megamillions. Until then I can play Powerball and the Canadian 6/49 game. If Powerball rolls to around $250 or the Canadian game can come close to $30 million then I'd get tickets. For me it's all about odds vs. prize. 

    There's not wrong with players waiting until they feel the jackpot size and odds of winning are worth buying tickets.  The whiners I referred to are the players who complain about other players playing and winning the game before they have any interest in playing because MegaMillions could not have $100M+ jackpots if no one played for the $12M jackpots.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: August 3, 2006, 4:39 am - IP Logged

      omg this game is a joke, do you think the game will ever get out of this slump? maybe ill get some state lottery tickets, the jackpot is up to $28 million and thats alot you know.

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        Posted: August 3, 2006, 4:43 am - IP Logged

        $31 million is not that much money. (in the lottery world) there are people who have won $100+ million jackpots, im just kinda sick of all these little hits.

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          Posted: August 3, 2006, 8:43 am - IP Logged

          $31 million is not that much money. (in the lottery world) there are people who have won $100+ million jackpots, im just kinda sick of all these little hits.

          Chamillionaire, just suppose  you won that $31 million, would you just be kinda be sick of that little hit.

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            Posted: August 3, 2006, 11:15 am - IP Logged

            People complaining about winners - doesn't make sense, we should all be so lucky to get even the very smallest $12 M jackpot.  I'm sure the head honchos would love it if no one won it for months and months - less for them to do, and they can keep earning interest on all that stacked up lottery money.  Knuckleheads.  They can always add 10 more balls or so and make the odds 10 trillion to one so that no one will ever win.

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              Posted: August 3, 2006, 11:50 am - IP Logged

              Now that we have a recent winner in maryland.......It is about time that we have a winner in Wash DC........no if only I could make it down to the nations Capitol.

              $204 mil $69 mil after initial taxes sounds kool in someones pocket.....probably won't be my pocket.......buttttt if the winning ticket is in DC, it will be my ticketBig Grin lol

              I'll make some revisions on my system to see if it will punch out a few numbers that will put me in the ballpark. Enough people will be betting to ensure that all combinations will be bet upon without me having anything to do with it........now if only I can find the way in the combination that will pay out the least amount of 2nd prizes.Agree with stupid

              Last night must have been really deperate for PB to pull 4 numbers out of one group of ten.....and then still had 20 players win 2nd prize

              Have no fear I suspect that MM will be bouncing back shortly.......I'll pull back the dogs and give them some breathing room on the chess board. The only problem in this chess game I am playing with MM is that they are still making money(not as much as before) while I am only breaking even or recouping a little back from all that idoit betting I did earlier this year when I just started.

              I'll lay off a bit and maybe someone else may have a go at them.

              Now if only I can find the time to get some slips and find my way to DC....afterall it could be that PB has been waiting for me.Jester

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                Posted: August 3, 2006, 12:37 pm - IP Logged

                Hello !

                It is not a good time for me, too! I have many small sad stores this time and more than that Mega looks ill !!

                But don't worry, I remember  this situations also happened to Powerball couple years ago: so many hits in a short time.

                That is also cool when there are many winners can enjoy a piece of cake!Group Hug

                I believe handsome Mega Millions will recover and  make people happy soon!I Agree!

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                  Posted: August 3, 2006, 7:47 pm - IP Logged

                  yeah.......i would have to agree with you. It does seem a lil strange to me also........I smell a matrix change pretty soon and I think with the next change it will actually get to $500 mill.  I mean they've been saying it for years and I think that maybe its gonna be a reality by the time 2007 ends

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                    Posted: August 3, 2006, 7:53 pm - IP Logged

                    The current MM is barely a year old (when California joined.) It's too soon to raise the odds again. Before the year is over MM will be producing big jackpots again.

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                      Posted: August 3, 2006, 7:55 pm - IP Logged

                      Now if only I can find the time to get some slips and find my way to DC....afterall it could be that PB has been waiting for me.Jester

                       

                       

                      I'm sure they (PB) are extremely happy.  They've gotta be in the office giving each other high fives everytime MM gets hit before it gets to $100mill.  If i'm not mistaken, a majority of the PB states are breaking all kinds of sales records due to the high PB jackpots and the low MM hits. 

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                        Posted: August 3, 2006, 7:58 pm - IP Logged

                        NY Lotto is seeing its lowest sales figures in maybe 25 years. Whether or not the low MM jackpots have anything to do with it, I say it's because of the terrible payout % in NY Lotto.

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                          Posted: August 3, 2006, 7:59 pm - IP Logged

                          I agree with you CASH but i'm sure if they have enough low hits for the rest of the year they will be considering a lil bit of a change

                          Oogle  waiting patiently for my jackpot

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                            Posted: August 3, 2006, 8:44 pm - IP Logged

                            Illinois is also over due for a winner.  We haven't had a winner in almost 4 years (2002).  Last time we had a winner was 9/02.  Washington's last winner was 11/02.

                            ill. is overdue all around jackpots passup ill.

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                              Posted: August 3, 2006, 11:32 pm - IP Logged

                              Todd, this is a great story. That's the 6th straight winner under 100 million and 5th straight winner under 50 million. I think MM has to up the number of MBs to 52 or the string will continue.