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

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Astekblue's avatar - Tarlor
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Posted: May 21, 2013, 2:51 pm - IP Logged

Dont  like  this  new  change  at  all    Puke

 

I cut way back when  PB  raised  their  prices ,  and I sit out more draws than I play anymore  , and then only play one ticket when I do play  ( which  is  only  once  in  a  blue  moon )

 

Looks  like  I  will  do  the  same  thing   with   MM    starting   October

 

Its  all   pure  greed  on  their  part  in  my  opinion

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    Posted: May 21, 2013, 3:03 pm - IP Logged

    I think MM may see an uptick in sales before the change and then a dropoff after.


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      Posted: May 21, 2013, 3:26 pm - IP Logged

      Just idea i have for prize structure pay out i could have lost it or how much this would actually work with total money brought in a total money paid out but i would mind paying the same dollar maybe maybe $2 a line but here it is

      8 prize levels

      5/5 +b= $ 80 to 100 million

      5/5=$ 5 million

      4/5 +b=$ 30,000

      4/5=$1,000

      3/5 +b=$300

      3/5=$50

      2/5 +b$25

      1/5 +b=$10

      that may be me just thinking crazy or w.e but im down with that prize pay out and the  1 in 259 million odds to win the jackpot 

      that would keep me playing and the jackpots would have no problem rolling just dont know if thats 2 much payout to take in ratio


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        Posted: May 21, 2013, 4:13 pm - IP Logged

        I know thats a lot of wishful thinking on my part and MMs would probably have none of that. i no my pay out may be a little high on some prize level but i think that would keep people playing especially if they keep it a dollar a line and the JPs would grow and once the JPs get to $200 million who really cares about 1 in 259 million chance to win all our thinkin is, is this finally my jackpot to win. im not a greedy person just want to win big money jackpot by myself and the high odds lends itself to produce single big jackpot winners and idk bout any one else who plays MM and PB but i play to win a big jackpot by myself and thats why they got lower prize levels so u still win but 1 big prize for 1 big winner is how i feel.

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          Posted: May 21, 2013, 4:17 pm - IP Logged

          Rfoxx21 - your enthusiasm is great and not unappreciated.  But my take on it is just somewhat different.  My budget for all lottery is $16 a week.  I spend $4 on PB, $6 on MM and $6 on the Ohio Classic Lotto, give or take a couple dollars here and there.  Many weeks I don't buy PB because of the price increase and use that money for MM or Classic. 

          I feel like I have more chances to win with MM because I have more lines.  (Statistically I know there isn't any difference, but I don't care.)  Now the MM wants me to pay $2 or even more for an even less of a chance to win?  I don't think that is very likely.  I will just have to keep the extra money in OH and start playing the Rolling Cash 5.

          I think that a higher priced ticket may drive away potential players. 

           

          Good luck to you!

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            Posted: May 21, 2013, 4:21 pm - IP Logged

            I think MM may see an uptick in sales before the change and then a dropoff after.

            I can tell you one person that will be dropping off after the change.

            I swear the MM is beginning to sound more and more like a government run operation.  Pay more for less of a chance to get anything.

            Now who's the sucker?Cussing Face

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              Posted: May 21, 2013, 5:19 pm - IP Logged

              Higher odds do not bother me that much but now having to now choose from 75 numbers??!!! I was never one to say I was not going to play before but I don't think it is going to hold my interest when it changes. I'd rather buy multiple win for life tickets or decades of dollars. I spend enough time picking my numbers already.

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                Posted: May 21, 2013, 5:19 pm - IP Logged

                I think MM may see an uptick in sales before the change and then a dropoff after.

                I agree. 75 numbers are way too much.

                J'aime La France.

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                  Posted: May 21, 2013, 5:23 pm - IP Logged

                  I was a avid Mega Millions player, but if they go to the higher ODDS of 1out of 258 Million then I will never play Mega Millions ,that elimanate all chances of ever winning the JACKPOT or even the smaller prices, I'm not just giving my money to them. Them States are really getting greedy and then they paying them Private Company's Millions of Dollars to run there Lotteries ,another braindead Idea's of them REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS ,who think that what is run privatly is better , no it just elimanates more Public Employees good paying JOBS.


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                    Posted: May 21, 2013, 6:09 pm - IP Logged

                    Dont  like  this  new  change  at  all    Puke

                     

                    I cut way back when  PB  raised  their  prices ,  and I sit out more draws than I play anymore  , and then only play one ticket when I do play  ( which  is  only  once  in  a  blue  moon )

                     

                    Looks  like  I  will  do  the  same  thing   with   MM    starting   October

                     

                    Its  all   pure  greed  on  their  part  in  my  opinion

                    I don't see it as a matter of "greed". All they are trying to do is make the game BETTER by creating BIGGER jackpots for the players to win. They are just misguided in thinking longer odds will help, when fewer tickets sold (at a higher price) will accomplish the task in a MUCH more efficiently way.

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                      Posted: May 21, 2013, 6:09 pm - IP Logged

                      I was a avid Mega Millions player, but if they go to the higher ODDS of 1out of 258 Million then I will never play Mega Millions ,that elimanate all chances of ever winning the JACKPOT or even the smaller prices, I'm not just giving my money to them. Them States are really getting greedy and then they paying them Private Company's Millions of Dollars to run there Lotteries ,another braindead Idea's of them REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS ,who think that what is run privatly is better , no it just elimanates more Public Employees good paying JOBS.

                      Illinois has a private company running their lottery and it has a  braindead govenor that just happens to be DEMOCRATIC.I don't know about the other states,but I'm thinking that they have braindead DEMOCRATIC govenors,too.I could be wrong,though.


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                        Posted: May 21, 2013, 6:13 pm - IP Logged

                        Illinois has a private company running their lottery and it has a  braindead govenor that just happens to be DEMOCRATIC.I don't know about the other states,but I'm thinking that they have braindead DEMOCRATIC govenors,too.I could be wrong,though.

                        Our (EX) brain dead Governor is now running the DHS and buying bullets at a breakneck pace.

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                          Posted: May 21, 2013, 6:22 pm - IP Logged

                          The multi-state lotteries are striving toward the one billion dollar jackpot. Just think about the media frenzy that will create!

                           

                          Has Powerball raised more money by charging $2 per board? Will that be a better deal than Mega's new version?


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                            Posted: May 21, 2013, 6:25 pm - IP Logged

                            The multi-state lotteries are striving toward the one billion dollar jackpot. Just think about the media frenzy that will create!

                             

                            Has Powerball raised more money by charging $2 per board? Will that be a better deal than Mega's new version?

                            All MM needs to do is trump PB by charging $4. per line. Easy.

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                              Posted: May 21, 2013, 6:52 pm - IP Logged

                              The jackpot won't grow any faster. Maybe even fewer will play at low levels; so it will take forever to get to a level (200 million+) for a frenzy to start, and it will continually get won at lower jackpots because the jackpot size (and sales) can never accelerate fast enough to get to the levels where everyone starts playing. Powerball already tried higher odds @ 1 in 195 million, it failed; during that period it never broke any records or even came close to $300 million jackpots.

                                 
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