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Mega Millions coming to North Dakota

North Dakota LotteryNorth Dakota Lottery: Mega Millions coming to North Dakota

The North Dakota Lottery Division is launching a new game in January.

The Mega Millions multi-state lottery game will be added to the selection of games already being played in North Dakota.

North Dakota Lottery Division Director Randy Miller says it's in the state's best interest to add the game to its current product mix. He's expects the state lottery division will see a $2 million increase in total sales by adding the Mega Millions to the lineup.

"It will be an exciting time for the lottery," Miller said.  "We have not added a new game since February of 2006 and it will also be an exciting time for the players because it offers the opportunity for players to play another large, multi-state lottery game where the jackpot exceeds 100 and 200 million dollars."

The lottery brings in about $22 million per year.

The Mega Millions game is very similar to Powerball. It's a dollar per ticket and the jackpot starts at $12 million.

"Players select five different numbers between 1 and 56 and then one mega ball numbers between 1 and 46," Miller explained.  "The overall odds of winning are 1 in 40 and the draws and held on Tuesday and Friday nights."

"There is an opportunity for an additional dollar per play.  The Megaplier multiplies non-jackpot prizes from 2 to 4 times."

The game launches on Jnauary 31st.  The Mega Millions game holds the record for largest U.S. jackpot of $390 million.

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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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Posted: December 28, 2009, 11:18 am - IP Logged

I think this is a good idea for all the states as long as they don't start messing with the matrices. Also, it should be standardized where all states have the Megaplier option.

I believe after a while when things settle down and shake out that we'll eventually see a merging of the two (PB and MM) into one national game. Hopefully, it would still have 4 draws a week and a matrix with no more astronomical odds than the games have now.


                                             
                     
                                         

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   

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    Posted: December 28, 2009, 12:18 pm - IP Logged

    I think this is a good idea for all the states as long as they don't start messing with the matrices. Also, it should be standardized where all states have the Megaplier option.

    I believe after a while when things settle down and shake out that we'll eventually see a merging of the two (PB and MM) into one national game. Hopefully, it would still have 4 draws a week and a matrix with no more astronomical odds than the games have now.

    I agree about the Megaplier -- something I have been advocating for years now.  It's so strange that lots of states have been talking about having the Megaplier, and I have not seen one news release about how it's going to be accomplished. 

    Right now the Megaplier is a seperate number generated in Texas.  Are these states just going to use the Texas number?  Will they run their own in-state Megaplier?  Will the Megaplier duties be shifted to Georgia?

    It would be nice to receive some real info about this from the Mega Millions group.

     

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      rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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      Posted: December 28, 2009, 10:07 pm - IP Logged

      I agree about the Megaplier -- something I have been advocating for years now.  It's so strange that lots of states have been talking about having the Megaplier, and I have not seen one news release about how it's going to be accomplished. 

      Right now the Megaplier is a seperate number generated in Texas.  Are these states just going to use the Texas number?  Will they run their own in-state Megaplier?  Will the Megaplier duties be shifted to Georgia?

      It would be nice to receive some real info about this from the Mega Millions group.

      Interesting questions Todd, you'd think MM would be a little more forward thinking and responsive to the players, especially with their entry into new markets and competition with PB. I'd have to think the suits are working on it if they've got a lick of sense between them.

      But some states are saying it will be available. Are they doing this independently?


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

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        Posted: December 29, 2009, 2:20 am - IP Logged

        Any word on whether MM is coming to FLA? We probably would've heard something by now. I knew it was a long shot.

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          I was in a lotto pool at work there were 50 people in on this the girl running it has been winning larg amounts for the 2 years iv been in on this but have never gotten any money cuz she tells eveyone the winner were her own personal tickets an I no they were not when u are running something like that u dont have "personal" tickets I don't u should what do u think

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            If I was in a pool I would insist that everyone in it got a copy of all the numbers played, all the lines of numbers played, that is.

            Anyone running a pool not willng to that is suspect.


            Ya folks tink the first N. Dakota winner will be from Fargo, yah?

            (Remember the movie Fargo?)

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

            Lep

            There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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              If I was in a pool I would insist that everyone in it got a copy of all the numbers played, all the lines of numbers played, that is.

              Anyone running a pool not willng to that is suspect.


              Ya folks tink the first N. Dakota winner will be from Fargo, yah?

              (Remember the movie Fargo?)

              Yah, you betcha.


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

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                Posted: December 30, 2009, 9:03 pm - IP Logged

                I was in a lotto pool at work there were 50 people in on this the girl running it has been winning larg amounts for the 2 years iv been in on this but have never gotten any money cuz she tells eveyone the winner were her own personal tickets an I no they were not when u are running something like that u dont have "personal" tickets I don't u should what do u think

                Kimberly m,

                Your avatar scares the livin' daylights out of me. It reminds me of so many ex-wives and mothers-in-law that I just want to ball up in the fetal position and go to my happy place. For the love of God, please change your avatar!

                On the other issue, never trust somebody who says just give me money and I'll let you know if you won. Always get a copy of the numbers. You probably got ripped.

                Cordially,

                Ridgerunner


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

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