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Powerball coming to Maryland, Massachusetts

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Posted: October 12, 2009, 1:56 pm - IP Logged

RIP The In-State Jackpot Game : 1970s-2010

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    Posted: October 12, 2009, 1:58 pm - IP Logged

    sorry, ya i meant the matrix - the overall odds.

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      Posted: October 12, 2009, 4:08 pm - IP Logged

      My theory goes like this:

      If you invite 10 ppl for diner there will be enough food.

      If you invite 25, there wont be.

       Stop inviting more states! Those who already have a place at dinner wont eat!

      MD can keep the Mega, us PA folks dont mind. Just leave the pB to the states that carry the longivity :)

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        Posted: October 12, 2009, 5:17 pm - IP Logged

        My theory goes like this:

        If you invite 10 ppl for diner there will be enough food.

        If you invite 25, there wont be.

         Stop inviting more states! Those who already have a place at dinner wont eat!

        MD can keep the Mega, us PA folks dont mind. Just leave the pB to the states that carry the longivity :)

        Well the lottery is like Jesus Christ...like JC multiplied 5 fishes and 2 loaves of bread to feed a multitude of thousands, the combination of the two mega jackpot games being available in all associated states will provide those whose hobby is playing lottery the convenient opportunity to do so.  You also seem to miss the point of living in America...land of opportunity.   Why would one want to deny people the opportunity to partake in both mega jackpot games?  The current setup has posed no problem for those who live very close to border states that offered the opposite game, but for those who live in the center or too far away (think south Texas or those poor souls in Montana) of a given state, they are denied the opportunity that is available to those living in Northern NJ or Northern VA or Northern IL.  So I applaud this move. 

        And on second thought, I might just reconsider working for the lottery.  You can rest assured that if I were to get hired and worked my way to the top (quickly in my estimation otherwise no thanks), I would put a ban on any RNG considerations.  And I would leverage my position to urge all states currently using RNG to revert back to live ball drawings.

        I would also make subscription services available in all member states and push for more uniformity in date of ticket expiration.

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          Posted: October 12, 2009, 8:41 pm - IP Logged

          I want Million Lottery Lottery be introduced in Louisiana along with Powerball Lottery.

          Further I want the Louisiana Lottery to be updated like Missouri to hsve two tickets be issued for $1 and two tickets be sold for $1 with a minimum prize of one million dollar.

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            Posted: October 12, 2009, 9:26 pm - IP Logged

            I smell a lottery bubble comming.

            It looks like I will finally be able to quit playing with the skyrocketing odds and the fact that nobody anywhere near me will ever win.See Ya!

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              Posted: October 13, 2009, 12:39 am - IP Logged

              My theory goes like this:

              If you invite 10 ppl for diner there will be enough food.

              If you invite 25, there wont be.

               Stop inviting more states! Those who already have a place at dinner wont eat!

              MD can keep the Mega, us PA folks dont mind. Just leave the pB to the states that carry the longivity :)

              I am guessing that your state already has PB.

               

               

              I find it funny that people always want the door open so that they can come through, but as soon as they are in they want to slam the door in the faces of people behind them.

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                Posted: October 13, 2009, 1:13 am - IP Logged

                I'll believe this will be happening when it's officially announced and a done deal. Wasn't it NJ or NY that were planning the same thing? Look where that ended up.

                Besides that I still think this sort of thing would be bad for all players or either game.

                You can't predict random.

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                  Posted: October 13, 2009, 2:55 pm - IP Logged

                  Now that they will bring this powerball to MA, New Hampshire will not get any of my money. Earlier this year, NH imposed state taxes on lottery winnings. So in NH you pay 25% federal tax on lotto winnings and 11%  state tax, that is  36% in taxes right off the bat. Right now state taxes on lotto in MA is 5%

                  I know MA will raise state taxes on  lotto soon. They cant be outdone by NH when it comes to taxes, no way. There is a reason the state is called Taxachusetts

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                    Posted: October 13, 2009, 8:19 pm - IP Logged

                    Just my prediction:

                    When they add all these new States:

                    - They will add more white balls. I am guessing from 01 to 156 now on the White Balls,
                    and from 01 to 89 on the Bonus Balls. The odds of winning $1 back will be worse than
                    the odds of getting the "Boardwalk" stamp at Mcie-Dees, and the overall odds of the
                    jackpot will be 494,667,256,180 to one. The whole game will collapse due to people
                    realizing they would have to outlive the cosmos itself to have any chance whatsoever.

                    If they are smart they will leave the matrix alone this time, and instead increase the
                    smaller prizes, realizing that on the upside, $100M jackpots will be up about every 2nd
                    drawing or so.

                    On the downside, if nj does this, we will miss having an excuse to go to PA and then
                    to Hot Dog Johnny's on the way back.

                    and the new tag line will be:
                    "With odds like 494 gobzillion to one, how can I NOT lose???"

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                      Posted: October 13, 2009, 10:16 pm - IP Logged

                      If you have not already seen it, Michigan is getting the Powerball.  It is in official news release on the Michigan lottery website

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                        Posted: October 14, 2009, 2:22 am - IP Logged

                        I would like to see TN get MM to go along with our PB now.

                        Then at least we'd have two games that aren't RNG selected.


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

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                          Posted: October 14, 2009, 5:15 am - IP Logged

                          Yeah, I just saw the press release on the MM site about the PB partnership... Interesting yet at the same time I still don't know if I like where this is heading...

                          You can't predict random.