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

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Posted: October 15, 2009, 11:23 am - IP Logged

Okay NCEL, step up to the plate and hit a grand slam!! For once, let this "Bible Belt" state be among the first to do something that the people actually want to do, instead of one of the last!!

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    beaudad's avatar - animaniacs26
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    Posted: October 15, 2009, 9:03 pm - IP Logged

    What would be great is to be able to play in any states lottery (I mean pick 3 pick 4 etc) you could play in all states a set of numbers for 25.00 50 states a .50 cent ticket for the same box number and win 50 bucks.............or 40 bucks.........anyway combining the power ball and mega I think is a good idea...........and I would like to play the other states from the terminal in my state................beaudad.....

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      Posted: October 16, 2009, 2:13 pm - IP Logged

      Mixed emotions on this. I'm in a MM state and if PB bcomes available I'll probably forget about MM and play the PB and the Power Play, hoping for 5 + 0 for $1,000,000.

      If we get a national lottery, I'm not sure there would be a real need for PB and MM, but that's if it's not an insane matrix with a ridiculous amount of numbers.

      As far as a $1 billion jackpot, when it was annouced that California would join MM there was a media b;itz about $500,000,000 jackpots. Hasn't even come close to that yet.

      I do think this will mostly kill off state Pick 6 games.

      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

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        Posted: October 16, 2009, 5:21 pm - IP Logged

        This is AWESOME!! FL recently added the PowerBall game so adding Mega-Millions is great but I'll probably just continue playing PowerBall the odds don't intimidate me at all" BRING IT ON"

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          Posted: October 16, 2009, 7:09 pm - IP Logged

          This is good news.  I'll use Tennessee as an example...  Currently, the lotto plus drawings are Tuesday and Friday Nights.  If Mega Millions is offered...  They will likely move those drawings to Monday and Thursday.  SO...  With that said, states that have their own multi-million dollar jackpot games will have a shot at a life changing jackpot on Monday-Saturday.

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            Posted: October 17, 2009, 11:07 pm - IP Logged

            They need to make sure that lower prizes are still the same odds. I don't want to hear "..and the PowerMegaBall number is 98!" nor do I like the idea of one ticket costing $5 unless I have a good shot at winning $100 on the Bonus Ball alone. It's going to be very confusing especially on the big jackpots when people who don't normally play don't understand which is which. The betslips are already too crowded; the nj Mega slips have doglegged borders to fit the extra #s they have now!

            I would always still play, but not spending more than already. i.e. instead of $2 just on Mega, $1 on each or $2 only on the higher jackpot.

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              Posted: October 18, 2009, 1:08 pm - IP Logged

              YEAH THE MENTION OF $5  tickets really sounds scary. also the impossible odds. what if they raised the fee, dropped some lower prizes and kept the odds the same? sort of pull out the powerbal only l and 1+1 and stuffed that in higher tier prizes?  really 1 in 200 million is prety insane odds. can they really jack it any hogher, without people just saying "jack this, im playing pick 5?"

               

              not that it matters to me i live overseas, but good luck everyone, wish i was in the game to :(

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                Posted: October 21, 2009, 3:17 am - IP Logged

                I like the idea. I have no problem with the jackpot getting hit often. $12 million, $20 million, whatever. More than what most people need. At least now I can play both.

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                  Posted: October 25, 2009, 8:25 pm - IP Logged

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

                  It's also now possible for one person to win both PB and MM jackpots (Someone wrote about that on here awhile back)..........

                  Not that it couldn't happen before but it'll be a lot easier for more people to get both tickets.

                  Looks like the stage is being set.......

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                    Posted: October 25, 2009, 8:35 pm - IP Logged

                    This is good news.  I'll use Tennessee as an example...  Currently, the lotto plus drawings are Tuesday and Friday Nights.  If Mega Millions is offered...  They will likely move those drawings to Monday and Thursday.  SO...  With that said, states that have their own multi-million dollar jackpot games will have a shot at a life changing jackpot on Monday-Saturday.

                    Hi Tnplayer805....

                    I think that reality alone of having a shot at a life changing jackpot Monday-Saturday is what will keep people playing regardless of the odds of winning.

                    I am wondering though, if it will be more people playing but, they may not buy as many tickets per play.

                    With 3 different games to participate in (state, MM and PB) people may spread out what they are already spending over the three games......just a thought.

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                      Posted: October 27, 2009, 4:52 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.

                         When this happens you won't have a chance to stick to Super Lotto Plus - it is agonizing from the day     MM launched in California and I'm pretty sure in the future it will be replaced with PowerBall - played the same days with larger jackpots. The odds in ANY jackpot lottery including scratchers are astronomical so they don't really matter.  The lotteries exist for profiting the states and feds, not the players, and whichever makes more money will be there.