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

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Posted: May 21, 2013, 11:09 am - IP Logged

Yep, I may cut back myself

I think the 5/75 idea is just a test balloon. I don't think it will be implemented.

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    Posted: May 21, 2013, 11:32 am - IP Logged

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

    It IS greed on the part of Powerball.I don't see it as even a little improvement.I have tried it and I don't like it.


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      It IS greed on the part of Powerball.I don't see it as even a little improvement.I have tried it and I don't like it.

      Ok, wow. So YOU are the standard bearer for everything Powerball? Did you also create the universe?


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        Ok, wow. So YOU are the standard bearer for everything Powerball? Did you also create the universe?

        In case you didn't notice the PB jackpot starts higher AND gets to to $100+ a few draws faster.

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          Posted: May 21, 2013, 11:53 am - IP Logged

          I win on every draw, because IMA winner.

          Positive Thinking and affirmations work in a lot of arenas.

          But I don't think the lottery is one of them (for me anyway). This is based purely on my own personal, dedicated and long-term efforts and experience.

          I have seen and experienced intuition work in the lottery though.

          But nonetheless I hope it works for you, good luck!


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            Positive Thinking and affirmations work in a lot of arenas.

            But I don't think the lottery is one of them (for me anyway). This is based purely on my own personal, dedicated and long-term efforts and experience.

            I have seen and experienced intuition work in the lottery though.

            But nonetheless I hope it works for you, good luck!

            Thanks Ridge, Im just in barkin on a newly fond way of pre-tendin to be a winner. I think I can.......


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              Posted: May 21, 2013, 12:03 pm - IP Logged

              it only takes 7 draws no winner for get to $100 million which i like

              and why i dont mind paying $2 bucks a line

              dont get me wrong $12 million is nothing to sneeze at but

              i rather pay $2 a line to win jp that start $40 million

              with just about the same odds as mm.

              so my suggestion for mm if they are gonna the new lay out 

              with 1 in 259 million chance to win start jp at 80 to 100 million

              and if they think it will b harder to hit and most dont play till its 100 million plus 

              then they should no problem getting a pot to roll

              and you shouldnt have the problem of starting at 12 million then someone wins 2 draws later

              someone wins then back down to 12 million.

              but if they only double jp start as pp did then yea there jackpot aint going no where quick

              other prizes pay out can be whatever they wont it to 

              idk how you guys play but im in it for the jp

              and anything else i win is just extra that i just donate back to try and win my jp someday


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                it only takes 7 draws no winner for get to $100 million which i like

                and why i dont mind paying $2 bucks a line

                dont get me wrong $12 million is nothing to sneeze at but

                i rather pay $2 a line to win jp that start $40 million

                with just about the same odds as mm.

                so my suggestion for mm if they are gonna the new lay out 

                with 1 in 259 million chance to win start jp at 80 to 100 million

                and if they think it will b harder to hit and most dont play till its 100 million plus 

                then they should no problem getting a pot to roll

                and you shouldnt have the problem of starting at 12 million then someone wins 2 draws later

                someone wins then back down to 12 million.

                but if they only double jp start as pp did then yea there jackpot aint going no where quick

                other prizes pay out can be whatever they wont it to 

                idk how you guys play but im in it for the jp

                and anything else i win is just extra that i just donate back to try and win my jp someday

                I Agree! And at $4. per draw it could be even BETTER. Lets call it a man's game. Not for the faint of heart.

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                  Posted: May 21, 2013, 12:20 pm - IP Logged

                  I keep thinking if winning the jackpot is just a dream then players will really be playing to win the second prize.

                  Now the question is what amount will the second prize has to be with odds of 1:18M to be competitive with local games offering jackpots with better odds.  For example Ohio has Classic Lotto(6/49) with jackpots of $1-$50M with odds of 1:14M.

                   * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                     
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                    In case you didn't notice the PB jackpot starts higher AND gets to to $100+ a few draws faster.

                    I do like THAT part of it because I don't play until it reaches 100 million dollars.

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                      Posted: May 21, 2013, 1:15 pm - IP Logged

                      Oh well!

                      How about them cowboys!

                       

                       

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                        PRESS RELEASE

                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
                        TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013

                        CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
                        (850) 487-7727
                        www.flalottery.com

                        SEMINOLE MAN, BILL MURRAY FAN WINS $1 MILLION POWERBALL® PRIZE

                        TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Steven Vaughan, 41, of Seminole, claimed the second $1 million POWERBALL® prize from Saturday night's POWERBALL drawing. The winning numbers from the POWERBALL draw were 10-13-14-22-52, and the Powerball was 11. Vaughan's winning Quick Pick ticket was sold at Park 74 Sunoco, located at 7091 Park Boulevard in Pinellas Park. The retailer received a $1,000 bonus commission for selling the $1 million POWERBALL ticket.

                        Vaughan, a regular POWERBALL player, and avid Bill Murray fan, was ecstatic to learn he matched 5-of-5 winning numbers to win $1 million in the May 18 drawing.

                        "Now that Florida's two $1 million POWERBALL winners have claimed their prizes, the Florida Lottery is looking forward to awarding the jackpot prize; the largest, single-winning ticket in Lottery history," said Secretary Cynthia O'Connell.

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                          Posted: May 21, 2013, 1:18 pm - IP Logged

                          Looks to me like the in state smaller jackpot games would be more profitable for the player, since the odds are so great in the megamill & pb games.

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                            Posted: May 21, 2013, 2:01 pm - IP Logged

                            5/75 Thud

                            Hit With Stick  Hit With Stick

                            "You have to be in it to win it!"

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                              Is this a joke? Why is it that once Florida joins Mega Millions and Powerball gets somewhat close to breaking their record that they decide to change the format? This new format is absurd 1 in 258,890,850 odds for a jackpot! 

                              We should all boycott Mega Millions until they create a game that is a little more reasonable. Something along the lines of 5/65 + 1/15 which produces odds of 1 in 123,898,320 would be more like it. Along with a tax-free lump sum like they have in Canada.
                                 
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