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$237 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot raised again

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Posted: December 29, 2010, 2:30 pm - IP Logged

I Agree! The chances of winning will change drastically!I remember when it was just a 12 state game, here in virginia i had a better chance of winning then, now i just play for fun it is exciting!!Dance

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    Posted: December 29, 2010, 2:49 pm - IP Logged

    Oh.  Maybe that's right, maybe it isn't.  Whoever updates Wikipedia gets it right only sometimes.  They post a lot of stuff with absolutely no proof or attribution, and remove the stuff that doesn't pan out.

    I'm not a big fan of Wikipedia because of that.  I would much rather read information that has a source.  The Lottery Wikipedia topic is just "some guy" who decides to write about the lottery -- not a definitive source.

    I went to Florida website and there's no mention of adding MegaMillons so it's likely the article is incorrect.  When Ohio added PowerBall, it had a flashy notice about it a couple of weeks before it actually started.

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      Posted: December 29, 2010, 3:02 pm - IP Logged

      Well, I don't know who edited that Wikipedia article but it is not correct. I live here in Florida and the Florida Lottery has done no advertising that it will add Mega Millions on January 5, 2011 which is just next week. Hopefully Florida will add Mega Millions but the odds of winning will get worse, the more states that join the MUSL then they change the odds and with Florida being such a populous state and heavy lottery state it will change Mega Millions odds of winning drastically

      When MegaMillions went from 13 states to 40 states the matrix didn't change so the odds of winning didn't change and yet its jackpots are getting as high as they ever did.  The only effects of adding more states have been more winners with jackpots climbing faster.  Adding Florida would just make the jackpots climb even faster.

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        Posted: December 29, 2010, 3:10 pm - IP Logged

        When MegaMillions went from 13 states to 40 states the matrix didn't change so the odds of winning didn't change and yet its jackpots are getting as high as they ever did.  The only effects of adding more states have been more winners with jackpots climbing faster.  Adding Florida would just make the jackpots climb even faster.

        I guess that's pretty much true.  Here's the number of jackpot wins for Mega Millions by year:

        • 2001 - 11
        • 2002 - 12
        • 2003 - 11
        • 2004 - 11
        • 2005 - 8
        • 2006 - 15
        • 2007 - 9
        • 2008 - 12
        • 2009 - 9
        • 2010 - 13  (perhaps 14th on Friday?)

         

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          Posted: December 29, 2010, 3:20 pm - IP Logged

          I dont think the jackpots is getting higher than ever, considering that it have not reached 300 million since the addition of the other states.


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            Posted: December 29, 2010, 3:21 pm - IP Logged

            We don't need Mega-Millions we got Powerball they had a choice and went  with Powerball it doesn't make sense too  have 2 mega jackpot  games competing against each other like  that FL has PowerBall,FL Lotto,Mega-Money and Fantasy 5 that's  more  than enough JACKPOT games for us here.

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              Posted: December 29, 2010, 3:24 pm - IP Logged

              Well when Florida added Powerball, the matrix changed, so I assumed that MM would do the same. If they add MM to Florida w/o changing the odds that would be great!!!

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                Posted: December 29, 2010, 3:27 pm - IP Logged

                I dont think the jackpots is getting higher than ever, considering that it have not reached 300 million since the addition of the other states.

                I wouldn't expect the jackpots to get higher unless the matrix changed which would also change the odds of winning it.  My point was the jackpots were getting as high as they ever did with a 5/56+1/46 matrix regardless of the number of states added.

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                  Posted: December 29, 2010, 3:28 pm - IP Logged

                  Yeah it would but I don't really play Power Ball or  FL Lottery I'm only interested in  Mega-Money,Fantasy 5 ,GA Win For Life and Play 4

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                    Posted: December 29, 2010, 3:29 pm - IP Logged

                    How things been looking in 2010 the grass have been much greener playing in N.Y. ODDS tend to fold in that direction!Leaving

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                      Posted: December 29, 2010, 3:35 pm - IP Logged

                      Well, I'm assumming that most people who win the lottery in NY are actually residents of NY City and not NY state. With such a humongous population that NY City has(larger than any other city is the USA), I'm never surprised with the amount of winners NY City has. There must be more lottery terminals per square foot in NY City than anywhere else in the USA.

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                        Posted: December 29, 2010, 3:37 pm - IP Logged

                        I Agree!More players=More jackpot winners!Hurray!

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                          Posted: December 29, 2010, 3:42 pm - IP Logged

                          N.Y. have a lot of QP jackpot winners i understand they have the majority of players, how is they machines keep spitting out winners. Its not like they are picking their own numbers all the time.Chair

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                            Posted: December 29, 2010, 3:52 pm - IP Logged

                            NY Lottery also has the only "sort of famous" lottery spokesperson : Yolanda Vega!

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                              Posted: December 29, 2010, 3:55 pm - IP Logged

                              I thank all you people for playing the mega and bringing it up to over 200 million. But I will take this money on Friday. But don't worry I will give some back to the communities.