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Mega Millions multi-state lottery to get harder to win in Oct.

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Posted: May 21, 2013, 1:14 am - IP Logged

New for 2013. Mega Hard, the hard game that just got harder. More prizes, less winners. Everyone loves a harder challenge. It would make more sense to raise the prices instead of the odds. If they create less winners, people might forget about this game.

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    Posted: May 21, 2013, 7:16 am - IP Logged

    Being that PB is $2 per line, I actually see the odds as 1 in 350 million, and now that MM is going to 1 in 258 million, I will very rarely play either after the matrix change. I'll stick to Hoosier Lotto.

    Payout Odds

    I do like the free ticket!!  I think I get one almost every draw!

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      Posted: May 21, 2013, 7:39 am - IP Logged

      Probably. It's called inflation.

      5% or 10% raise would be called inflation.100% raise is called GREED!!!

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        Posted: May 21, 2013, 8:19 am - IP Logged

        how greedy can they get?  i guess there is no limit to greed.  everybody should boycott this because that is terrible odds.

        Totally agree.

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          Posted: May 21, 2013, 8:19 am - IP Logged

          I can't believe it's going to change.  Not sure what I will do, if I will play regularly or not.  I love the MM, but this change is pretty drastic.

          Life's Too Short To Be Unhappy Cool

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            Posted: May 21, 2013, 8:22 am - IP Logged

            I can't believe it's going to change.  Not sure what I will do, if I will play regularly or not.  I love the MM, but this change is pretty drastic.

            Yep, I may cut back myself

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            For a lead role in a cage?

             

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              Posted: May 21, 2013, 10:02 am - IP Logged

              I've been cruising the site for a while and finally decided to join the conversation.  This last week was great not just because the pot was big but BECAUSE only one person won.  This decision to up the odds is something i have been thinking about for years and totally agree with.  The only queston is what took them so long?  This lottery is a fantasy for players.  We daydream about winning it all by ourselves, winning the largest jackpot, and appearing at the press conference.  Thats why the jackpot doubles about every draw over 200+ million.  With the current low odds the 200 mill+ barrier is only breached a few times a year and even when it is its won mostly by multiple players.  It beats us out of more fantasies and the schools out of more money.  Think about it.  If 3 or 4 players had won this lottery the impending press conference wouldn't even be important because it's being split to many ways.  What we want is a 2 BILLION DOLLAR LOTTERY+ combined with only one winner even if it isn't us.  That way you get to experience the high before the draw hoping you will win all by yourself and another high seeing the person who did win and their reaction at the press conference of going home with 1 billion+ after all taxes are paid.  Admit it. You want it and i want it.  Call it greed?  That depends on what your definition of greed is.  Greed is not wanting to keep what belongs to you but wanting what belongs to someone else.  The schools win.  The players win. You have no better chance of winning at 1 in 175 million vs. 1 in 258 million.  Its all luck at that point.  We are paying for a fantasy before and after.  Why not have more fantasies?  In the words of Gordon Gekko: "Greed for lack of a better word is good. Greed is right.  Greed works.  Greed clarifies cuts through and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed in all of its forms, greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge has marked the upward surge of man kind and greed, you mark my words, will not only save Teldar paper but that other malfunctioning corporation called the U.S.A.  Thank you very much."  ..........Bring it on!

              Hello fellow vegan..well I am assuming you are a vegan based on your username..hmm hopefully i didnt make a donkey of myself assuming that you are a vegan..haha..I didnt read your post but saw your name and had to say hello..since others are putting off topic or valueless stuff on these threads..Vegans Rock.PeaceYes NodHyper

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                Posted: May 21, 2013, 10:05 am - IP Logged

                "JACKSONVILLE MAN WINS $1 MILLION POWERBALL® PRIZE AND SPLITS WITH FRIEND

                TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Jeffrey Geeting, 38, of Jacksonville, claimed a $1 million POWERBALL® prize from Saturday night's POWERBALL drawing and split his winnings with a friend. The other $1 million winning ticket from Saturday's drawing, sold in Pinellas Park, has not yet been claimed. The winning numbers from the POWERBALL draw were 10-13-14-22-52, and the Powerball was 11. Geeting's winning Quick Pick ticket was sold at Winn-Dixie, located at 12777 Atlantic Boulevard in Jacksonville. The retailer received a $1,000 bonus commission for selling the $1 million POWERBALL ticket.

                The two friends purchased $20 each of POWERBALL tickets for Saturday night's draw, pledging to share with each other should either one win. On Sunday morning they each checked their tickets. While his friend did not match any numbers, Jeffrey matched 5-of-5 numbers to win $1 million, and kept his promise to share. "We are thrilled to have a Jacksonville player be among the winners from this record Powerball drawing," said Secretary Cynthia O'Connell.

                This series of POWERBALL rollovers generated more than $50 million to the state's Educational Enhancement Trust Fund. More than $800 million from POWERBALL sales alone has gone to support education since Florida joined POWERBALL in 2009.

                One Florida POWERBALL ticket, purchased in Zephyrhills, won the record-high $590.5 million POWERBALL. The jackpot winner has not yet claimed their prize. More than 600,000 Florida players won prizes in Saturday's draw, bringing Florida's total POWERBALL winnings to more than $1 billion. This drawing also produced Florida's 100th POWERBALL millionaire since Florida joined in 2009."-Florida Lottery Website

                I wouldn't have wasted any time either.Wouldve been the first person in the door even if I had the jackpot ticket, I would wear a disguise though since Florida say no anonymity allowed.

                Pay less, win more & world peaceSee Ya!

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                  Posted: May 21, 2013, 10:28 am - IP Logged

                  Some people seem happy about the planned changes, I guess they think they'll feel better about losing if there are more players in the same situation as them.

                  I Agree! I can't win now as it is on MM. Like my brother say's YOU CAN'T WIN EM ALL!!! Yea, I told him I would like to win one out of 3 or 4 draws though!

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                    Posted: May 21, 2013, 10:36 am - IP Logged

                    I Agree! I can't win now as it is on MM. Like my brother say's YOU CAN'T WIN EM ALL!!! Yea, I told him I would like to win one out of 3 or 4 draws though!

                    It's true that you can't win 'em all.

                    But you CAN lose 'em all.

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                      Posted: May 21, 2013, 10:42 am - IP Logged

                      It's true that you can't win 'em all.

                      But you CAN lose 'em all.

                      Hey, you are right about that! I do lose more than I win. I don't even win on any draws, just told my bro that to keep him thinking, that I do win, but I do lose on every draw, now that's for sure!

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                        Posted: May 21, 2013, 10:54 am - IP Logged

                        Hey, you are right about that! I do lose more than I win. I don't even win on any draws, just told my bro that to keep him thinking, that I do win, but I do lose on every draw, now that's for sure!

                        Welp, you got the same chance to win the big one as we all do - very slim.

                        But somebody with that same very slim chance wins it every once in a while.

                        Just gotta make sure you're there with a ticket in your hand when it's your turn.

                        Good luck, rock!


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                          Posted: May 21, 2013, 11:01 am - IP Logged

                          Hey, you are right about that! I do lose more than I win. I don't even win on any draws, just told my bro that to keep him thinking, that I do win, but I do lose on every draw, now that's for sure!

                          I never "lose" on any draw..... Every ticket purchase is small part of the winning process.


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                            Posted: May 21, 2013, 11:03 am - IP Logged

                            It's true that you can't win 'em all.

                            But you CAN lose 'em all.

                            I win on every draw, because IMA winner.


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                              Posted: May 21, 2013, 11:06 am - IP Logged

                              5% or 10% raise would be called inflation.100% raise is called GREED!!!

                              Its not greed CLETU$. Its called a big improvement over the old way of doing it. Try and keep up.

                                 
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