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America's multi-state lottery titans agree to ticket-selling partnership

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Posted: October 14, 2009, 12:22 pm - IP Logged

more players, bigger jackpots, bigger loser bums to read about blowing it all ina frenzy of stupidity.

 

woo hoo we all win.

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    Posted: October 14, 2009, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

    this is wonderful news.

    it means that i no longer have to buy megamillions online.

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      Posted: October 14, 2009, 1:44 pm - IP Logged

      I can't wait !

      Pennsylvania lost all of my money to West Virginia before they offered Powerball here !

      I currently only play Powerball here in PA ... I would play MM here if offered ... I have absolutely no interest in playing daily numbers or any other PA lottery game and never have.

      I have a small income and do not have enough money to lose on a daily basis.

      Come on MegaMillions !!!!!!!!!!!

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        Posted: October 14, 2009, 2:16 pm - IP Logged

        this is wonderful news.

        it means that i no longer have to buy megamillions online.

        where you buy online?  betslips?

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          Posted: October 14, 2009, 2:32 pm - IP Logged

          I drive to bordering states once or twice a year when Powerball gets in the 200 plus range to buy tickets just for me or sometimes a group of people.  I used to drive to Florida a few times a year before Georgia got their own lottery.  I CAN'T WAIT!  THIS WAS LONG OVERDUE!  LONG OVERDUE FOR THE REGULAR PLAYERS LIKE MYSELF AND FOR THE OCCASSIONAL PLAYERS THAT PLAY WHEN THE JACKPOT GOES OVER 100M!  ALRIGHT LOTTERY EXECS, LET'S GET THIS THING SIGNED AND DONE AND STARTED IT ASAP!!!  LET'S PLAY!

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            Posted: October 14, 2009, 3:38 pm - IP Logged

            Folks can now use the money that they would have spent on gas (to drive out-of-state etc.) to buy their lotto tickets now Smiley

            I Agree! Yes indeed, for every 10 lottery drawings, I've committed to drive to the neighboring state in order to purchase a PowerBall "advance 10 drawings" ticket, with Powerplay option -- it's a 42 minute drive EACH way with more expensive tolls!!

            For two years, I've consistantly played both of the weekly drawings for Powerball AND Mega Millions.  So, in about a year, I'll be able to play the same amount, yet have more money left in my budget; since I'll be saving expensive gas and tolls monies come every 10.5 weeks.  And when my ticket is the sole match to the jackpot, these expenses will all be water over the bridge.

            Relatedly, to be progressive, Mega Millions simply NEEDS to add a type of powerplay/megaplier option to it's tiered payouts by this January (this has worked wonderfully for Mega Millions in their well established test pilot state Texas)!

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              Posted: October 14, 2009, 4:05 pm - IP Logged

              billion dollar jackpot?  With nearly fifty states  (I think almost all fifty states have lotteries),  and each drawing being a separate event in statistics ,   you know , probability  theory says the previous events' results don't influence future events. 

               

              It's like each drawing is in a different life, a different lifetime, so  potentially could be 20 weeks without winner, there you have A BILLION DOLLARS

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                Posted: October 14, 2009, 7:19 pm - IP Logged

                This is wonderful.I  wrote to the Illinois lottery authorities about this possibility 10 years ago but I heard nothing from them until today. A lot of people were looking forward to this day.

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                  Posted: October 14, 2009, 7:21 pm - IP Logged

                  When this happens I'm just going to be sticking with the Super Lotto Plus and cut out the Mega Millions. The odds of winning the Mega Millions is already astronomical but if you add in these new states then the odds are just going to be ridiculous. I'm sorry but I am not excited about this.

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                    Posted: October 14, 2009, 8:11 pm - IP Logged

                    When this happens I'm just going to be sticking with the Super Lotto Plus and cut out the Mega Millions. The odds of winning the Mega Millions is already astronomical but if you add in these new states then the odds are just going to be ridiculous. I'm sorry but I am not excited about this.

                    the odds are already 1 in 175 million and 1 in 195mil.    These are hard numbers to conceive.  even if they increase odd to  1 in 500 million,  most ppl don't think it's much worse odds.     when they see they're already buying  1 in 195million  odds, they say:  okay twice as hard to win, but  who wins at  1 in 195million?

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                      Posted: October 14, 2009, 8:11 pm - IP Logged

                      I see it as a good thing based on one factor - if they don't make the odds worse.

                      There will be bigger jackpots because of more people playing and more frequent winners for the same reason.

                      I would rather see more frequent multi-millionaires than a billionaire every now and then.


                                                                   
                                           
                                                               

                       

                       

                       

                       

                                                                                                                         

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                        Posted: October 14, 2009, 9:36 pm - IP Logged

                        You know, aside from having the option to play powerball in a mega millions state and vice versa, this doesn't change much.  The odds are still the same, it just means there's a better chance or a shared jackpot.

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                          Posted: October 14, 2009, 9:59 pm - IP Logged

                          Mega millions will be forced to introduce the mega plier in all states otherwise few people will be motivated to buy it when both jackpots are down.

                          I like the idea of buying powerball with powerplay two blocks from my home.

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                            Posted: October 14, 2009, 10:13 pm - IP Logged

                            This is going to be the end of some state run games, I agree. Cash for life is a waste of a dollar.

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                              Posted: October 15, 2009, 1:59 am - IP Logged

                              Great news. I always want to test my work on PowerBall with live bets. Now, it's possible.