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$190 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot rolls

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Posted: May 15, 2013, 7:05 pm - IP Logged

Woohoo. Welcome FLORIDA. This will sound greedy but hopefully now there will be more than a 20M added to the rollover.

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    Posted: May 15, 2013, 7:07 pm - IP Logged

    Woo hoo! Go MM!

    White Bounce

    I'll be expecting MM to increase to $2 price, using this as proof that it is needed to keep up with PB.

    Oh no. I hope not.

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      Posted: May 15, 2013, 7:35 pm - IP Logged

      I don't think MM will increase its ticket price.  The whole point of the $1 PB ticket price increase was to differentiate it from MM, since every state with a lottery now has both games.  If MM increases its ticket price, then it will negate the purpose of the PB price increase.

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        Posted: May 15, 2013, 8:46 pm - IP Logged

        Finally MM made it here, got my ticket tonight! Good luck ALL!

        Sure.. There's Always a chance..Wink
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          Posted: May 15, 2013, 9:02 pm - IP Logged

          Woo hoo! Go MM!

          White Bounce

          I'll be expecting MM to increase to $2 price, using this as proof that it is needed to keep up with PB.

          Rather than raising ticket prices, it looks like MM is planning to increase the odds instead. Bang Head

           

          http://www.mitchellrepublic.com/event/article/id/79663/group/homepage/

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            Posted: May 15, 2013, 9:23 pm - IP Logged

            Rather than raising ticket prices, it looks like MM is planning to increase the odds instead. Bang Head

             

            http://www.mitchellrepublic.com/event/article/id/79663/group/homepage/

            Sounds like they thinking of making more money by almost eliminating the chances of having to payout a jackpot.  It will certainly make some states games more profitable especially if they have better odds for winning jackpots of $20-$50M.  Unless they up MM second prize, local games will probably have better odds for prizes amounts.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: May 15, 2013, 9:37 pm - IP Logged

              Rather than raising ticket prices, it looks like MM is planning to increase the odds instead. Bang Head

               

              http://www.mitchellrepublic.com/event/article/id/79663/group/homepage/

              Did I read that correctly Mega is upping the odds to one in 258.9 millionBang Head

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                Posted: May 15, 2013, 10:12 pm - IP Logged

                Did I read that correctly Mega is upping the odds to one in 258.9 millionBang Head

                I hope they leave it alone. If it aint broke,dont fix it. Havent played pb since they raised it.

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                  Posted: May 15, 2013, 10:15 pm - IP Logged

                  Rather than raising ticket prices, it looks like MM is planning to increase the odds instead. Bang Head

                   

                  http://www.mitchellrepublic.com/event/article/id/79663/group/homepage/

                  That sounds like they will be raising the price to $2. That's exactly how PB did it. Raise the odds, and when that doesn't accomplish what you want, drop the odds and double the price of a ticket.

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                    Posted: May 15, 2013, 10:22 pm - IP Logged

                    Holy Moly 75 white balls!  That will be almost impossible to win!What?

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                      Posted: May 15, 2013, 10:32 pm - IP Logged

                      Rather than raising ticket prices, it looks like MM is planning to increase the odds instead. Bang Head

                       

                      http://www.mitchellrepublic.com/event/article/id/79663/group/homepage/

                      Scared

                      Well, they'll get less of my $. I don't play to get the megaball. I play for the jackpot. I'd have to see what the 2nd prize is and what the odds are, but I'll lay money that I won't be happy with it.

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                        Posted: May 15, 2013, 11:22 pm - IP Logged

                        If they go f***ing with the odds they can stick this game where the sun don't shine!!!Its d**n near impossible to win anything now.First Powerball doubles the price of a ticket,now MegaMillions wants to f*** with the odds.OUTRAGEOUS!!!

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                          Posted: May 16, 2013, 4:19 am - IP Logged

                          Rather than raising ticket prices, it looks like MM is planning to increase the odds instead. Bang Head

                           

                          http://www.mitchellrepublic.com/event/article/id/79663/group/homepage/

                          Smart move: make the top prize ridiculously hard to win, and expect more people to play... <NOT!>

                          Matchcurrent 5/56+1/46 Odds 1 inproposed 5/75+1/15 Odds 1 in
                          5 + Mega175,711,536258,890,850
                          5 of 53,904,70118,492,204
                          4 + Mega689,065739,688
                          4 of 515,31352,835
                          3 + Mega13,78110,720
                          3 of 5306766
                          2 + Mega844473
                          1 + Mega14156
                          Mega7521
                          overall39.8914.71

                          Oh, but at least the puny $2/$3 prizes are easier. Meh...

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                            Posted: May 16, 2013, 4:23 am - IP Logged

                            Holy Moly 75 white balls!  That will be almost impossible to win!What?

                            that is alot of white balls.

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                              Posted: May 16, 2013, 11:21 am - IP Logged

                              Smart move: make the top prize ridiculously hard to win, and expect more people to play... <NOT!>

                              Matchcurrent 5/56+1/46 Odds 1 inproposed 5/75+1/15 Odds 1 in
                              5 + Mega175,711,536258,890,850
                              5 of 53,904,70118,492,204
                              4 + Mega689,065739,688
                              4 of 515,31352,835
                              3 + Mega13,78110,720
                              3 of 5306766
                              2 + Mega844473
                              1 + Mega14156
                              Mega7521
                              overall39.8914.71

                              Oh, but at least the puny $2/$3 prizes are easier. Meh...

                              I rarely play as it is and this new format will alienate even more people.

                              Not only are they going to make the top prize that much harder to win but the odds of winning the 2nd tier prize would go up over 373%. They will publicize this as being much easier to win....sure if you enjoy getting $2 or $3 winners.