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Powerball outmuscles Mega Millions in sales, jackpots

Topic closed. 33 replies. Last post 7 years ago by RJOh.

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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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April 28, 2009
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Posted: April 21, 2010, 2:46 pm - IP Logged

I think the name of the games may indeed have a role in their respective success.

That's why I'm going to copyright my ideas for new names.

I've combined the PB and MM names to make dynamic new monikers.

I'll wait for the powers-that-be to approach me for rights to the name(s).

Here they are:




I've also been savvy enough to cover all the bases on copyright law.

These are options available in reverse transpondia (<---I made that word up and may copyright it also):




They all seem to have a ring to them. I just can't decide which is my favorite.







"The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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    sully16's avatar - sharan
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    October 28, 2009
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    Posted: April 21, 2010, 3:34 pm - IP Logged

    Ridge you forgot pegamower..it'll mow your wallet in no time if you let it.

    Stand for the Flag,  Kneel for the Cross.

      Litebets27's avatar - power
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      Posted: April 21, 2010, 3:37 pm - IP Logged

      I guess if MegaMillion's revenues drop too low, Maryland will drop MM. (Whatever).

      Maryland State Lottery doesn't mess around with products that do not produce the bucks that it needs to generate, ($1.2 billion+ annually).

      (Who knows where it goes?)

      Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

      Come on Jackpot!!!

        maringoman's avatar - images q=tbn:ANd9GcTbRxpKQmOfcCoUqF2FyqIOAwDo7rg9G-lfJLAALPGWJWwiz19eRw
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        April 14, 2006
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        Posted: April 21, 2010, 3:46 pm - IP Logged

        Oh brother. I've said it. As long as states like MA and NY and other former megamillion states continue to refuse the megaplier on megamillions then powerball is going to reign. Tonight I will play these numbers for powerball with powerplay 6,7,17,40,44 ((28)) hahahaWink

        That money's gone fo ever

          starchild_45's avatar - spherewall2
          kent, washington
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          January 26, 2004
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          Posted: April 21, 2010, 3:54 pm - IP Logged

          The cutoff time in GA is 10pm.

          why worry about the swithover time. just play each game on thursday and sunday. you can cut down on your trips to the store to buy tickets and don't have to go out late to get a ticket. since powerball has come to washington this is what i do. it works and i have not missed a drawing yet. oh by the way i am a multidrawing player and i always play that way.

          i didn't realize that powerball had a growing annuity over 29 years. i think it is a good thing because it would keep me from spending up all the money. a growing check for 29 years i could leave a nice chunk of change for my kids.

          personally i have more wins on powerball than i have ever on megamillions. you can read my blog "lotto purchases today" and see that i have played both for a long time before the merger.



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            March 19, 2010
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            Posted: April 21, 2010, 7:29 pm - IP Logged

            Here's my plan:

            Win the PB tonight and take the annuity of about $4.75 million the first year, increasing by about 4% annually to around $14.26 million in year 29. Then, of course, take the cash option of $101 million when I win the MM on Friday. Approximately $352 million total payout before taxes. The best of both worlds. A huge initial amount to splurge and then a continuously increasing large amount for the next 25+ years.

            Other way... $121 million cash option from PB and $166 million (about $6.4 million) annuity over 25+ years for a total of $287 million. I might "need" that extra $65 million before I'm done!


              RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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              Posted: April 21, 2010, 9:41 pm - IP Logged

              I'll let one of you guys win the PB tonight or MM Friday...I'll just take the 8.2 mil Ohio Classic Lotto tonight, thanks, lol..Cool

              No one won Ohio Classic Lotto tonight but you still have time to play PB.  Good luck.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning one * 
                            Evil Looking       

                Perfecttiming2's avatar - redcross

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                Posted: April 22, 2010, 12:59 am - IP Logged

                Well, I always thought the name Mega Millions had more flair than Powerball, but maybe the fact that you automatically can possibly get 1 million dollars at the second prize level with PP, makes it more attractive.   Also, I think that MegaMillion drawings for some reason seem more fair, at least the machine that makes the drawing seems more free of devices that might make it otherwise seem rigged.   Maybe its just a perception, but anyhow, I hope to see a 300M+ jackpot tomorrow!!! Who's with me? Embarassed

                I always thought Mega Millions had more flair than PB as well....the title "Mega Millions" speaks for itself.

                I also thought these two were in competition with each other but once the cross selling begin, PB took off!

                I don't know why MM did not raise its opening jackpot like PB did and I still don't know why the states don't want to make the megaplier option available to everyone.

                And as far as name recognition, everyone who play knows that MM holds the record for the highest jackpot.

                  Perfecttiming2's avatar - redcross

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                  Posted: April 22, 2010, 1:28 am - IP Logged

                  seeing as pb sold now in ever state lotto but California lottery

                  it has better overall real estate market then mm at this point in my mind

                  it may as will be labeled almust as : a national lotto

                  am just glad both are rolling high,

                  on that note:, suck it doubters, more players IS Better for large jackpots! more often

                  ,not worst for high jackpots


                  as for mm, its indeed the better game overall for players

                  , a biger % of the  money per ticket goes to jackpot prize pool

                  better odds, and overall best cash option ON large jackpots  for the winners

                  if both to be at say 390m,  mega millions would in reality be the Bigest cash jackpot in history right now


                  thanks to PB Jackpot Cap,

                  even if PB hits it, its cash jackpot, sure would not beat past old  record Cash jackpot of  MM

                  sad is it not?


                  more over MM just needs to set a new record high jackpot,

                  and all  folks eyes be shocked as its Cash Jackpot will be blasting off into the Stratosphere


                  only thing i change about pb, is its very Stupid jackpot cap, its almust never hit , yes but when it is,

                  my god are you passing up a chance at even higher sells!

                  the bottom line is people buy on jackpot level amount

                  , 2nd place does not Sell tickets, higher 2nd place prize , its a plus,

                  but not the ticket mover, that large number everyone see's is

                  so the day we hit the jackpot cap on pb,

                  i be happy we set new records, but mad at same time  ,passed up chance  for say:


                  mm is the only hope for a half a billion buck jackpot let alone 400m jackpot at this point

                  it take pb getting to 390cap, where it be won for sure, then it take a other  record to push it to 415m, cap only goes up to 25m once its been hit,  sign


                  oh will, best of luck to both getting to record highs

                  i want new records this year!

                  I agree!!!

                  I think Mega Millions is the better game (overall) for players....they just need to make a few improvements.

                  I also agree that Mega Millions needs to set a new jackpot record....(and it will be "blasting off into the Stratosphere")



                  Powerball just hit....it is now back to $20m

                  Mega Millions is at $166 million......If Mega Millions keeps rolling .......


                  (I have to say that the higher the jackpot gets, really makes the excitement more fun!!!)

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                    Posted: April 22, 2010, 2:03 am - IP Logged

                    No one won Ohio Classic Lotto tonight but you still have time to play PB.  Good luck.

                    Some lucky devil is gonna wake up a whole lot richer..as already mentioned, we have a PB winner.


                    OK, gonna try for that Ohio Lotto Sat. night...up to 8.4 mil...and I might get a few MM tics for Friday...Sun Smiley

                      Morrison, IL
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                      Posted: April 22, 2010, 8:26 am - IP Logged

                      Oh yeah, Powerball may have been won last night, but now Mega Millions' cash jackpot is over $100 million!


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                        Posted: April 22, 2010, 9:41 am - IP Logged

                        I like the Powerball a little better, since relocating from MI, haven't

                        won the jackpot, have won smaller prizes. I played the Mega for

                        years n MI they don't have the megaplier, my girlfriend was wonderin

                        why the game is different? (don't know). I do get mega tickets simply

                        because of the megaplier. Well good luck folks, whatever game u choose.

                        LIVE the LIFE you LOVE......LOVE the LIFE you LIVE

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                          starchild_45's avatar - spherewall2
                          kent, washington
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                          Posted: April 22, 2010, 10:13 am - IP Logged

                          so what state won the powerball?

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                            Posted: April 22, 2010, 10:18 am - IP Logged

                            so what state won the powerball?

                            Missouri....1 single ticket won the jackpot

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                              THRUST's avatar - f35l

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                              Posted: April 22, 2010, 2:26 pm - IP Logged

                              I was hoping it was me. Frown

                              Sweet win for the winner(s) though. Thumbs Up