Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited December 10, 2016, 7:11 pm
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

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

Topic closed. 311 replies. Last post 3 years ago by Jill34786.

Page 2 of 21
4.47
PrintE-mailLink
Win$500Quick's avatar - Lottery-050.jpg
Florida
United States
Member #77815
August 1, 2009
3460 Posts
Offline
Posted: May 20, 2013, 9:06 am - IP Logged

Wow! Florida players finally get Mega Millions and then they decide to make the game harder. It may be time for all players to return to playing their state lotteries only. A Dollar and A Dream.

Guess Who's Back?

    helpmewin's avatar - dandy
    u$a
    United States
    Member #106665
    February 22, 2011
    19911 Posts
    Offline
    Posted: May 20, 2013, 9:15 am - IP Logged

    oK Smiley

    Let it Snow Snowman

      noise-gate's avatar - images q=tbn:ANd9GcR91HDs4UJhjxO7cmeMQWZ5lB_FOcMLOGicau4V74R45tDgPWrr
      Bay Area - California
      United States
      Member #136477
      December 12, 2012
      4111 Posts
      Offline
      Posted: May 20, 2013, 9:18 am - IP Logged

      oK Smiley

      Probably thinking" We can make these odds as high as we want too, you folk will follow"

        rcbbuckeye's avatar - Lottery-043.jpg
        Texas
        United States
        Member #55889
        October 23, 2007
        5615 Posts
        Offline
        Posted: May 20, 2013, 9:22 am - IP Logged

        Wow! Florida players finally get Mega Millions and then they decide to make the game harder. It may be time for all players to return to playing their state lotteries only. A Dollar and A Dream.

        Just thinking that myself this morning. I can retire on Texas Lotto if I'm ever lucky enough to hit that. Odds are 26 million to 1.

        CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

        A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

          Avatar
          Republic of Texas
          United States
          Member #57557
          January 9, 2008
          1095 Posts
          Offline
          Posted: May 20, 2013, 9:26 am - IP Logged

          Just thinking that myself this morning. I can retire on Texas Lotto if I'm ever lucky enough to hit that. Odds are 26 million to 1.

          Yeah, but they screwed that one up, too.

          However, not as bad as they are screwing up MM.

          face

          singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

            bigguy5's avatar - peace
            charlotte.n.c
            United States
            Member #37585
            April 17, 2006
            365 Posts
            Offline
            Posted: May 20, 2013, 9:28 am - IP Logged

            Just thinking that myself this morning. I can retire on Texas Lotto if I'm ever lucky enough to hit that. Odds are 26 million to 1.

              thanks,   you are  right,   they  target   people  that  are  not  gamblers,    i  don,t  play  the  PB.  more,

              now  i want  be  playing  the MM.  IT  RIP  OFF,

              rock_nc's avatar - Lottery-017.jpg
              small town USA
              United States
              Member #2481
              October 8, 2003
              224 Posts
              Offline
              Posted: May 20, 2013, 9:37 am - IP Logged

              Can't win MM now as it is, After OCT, won't be playing anyways. Odds are going to be against us!

                schmuckatelly's avatar - half planet.jpg
                Jacksonville, Florida
                United States
                Member #140364
                March 17, 2013
                195 Posts
                Offline
                Posted: May 20, 2013, 9:44 am - IP Logged

                Wow! Florida players finally get Mega Millions and then they decide to make the game harder. It may be time for all players to return to playing their state lotteries only. A Dollar and A Dream.

                I remember when the starting jackpot in Florida was 7 million and that was with 1 drawing per week. Now it takes 2 weeks to get to 7 million. Still better odds then PB or MM. I'll just stick to my MegaMoney.

                  Avatar
                  New York, NY
                  United States
                  Member #120649
                  December 24, 2011
                  67 Posts
                  Offline
                  Posted: May 20, 2013, 9:46 am - IP Logged

                  I have a feeling this decision was just recently made. I truly believe mm was threatened by pb coming close to taking down their record jackpot.  I really believe they wanna become the world's first lottery to hold a one billion jackpot and enjoy the publicity that comes with it. Look folks if not for that one ticket in Florida,  pb would have become the holder of the worlds first billion dollar jackpot. And we would all be emptying out our bank accounts for a chance at it. Lol.


                    United States
                    Member #116268
                    September 7, 2011
                    20244 Posts
                    Offline
                    Posted: May 20, 2013, 9:49 am - IP Logged

                    "The idea is not to keep more money but to raise more money,"

                    This statement sounds deceptive considering, the more they "raise" the more they keep.


                      United States
                      Member #116268
                      September 7, 2011
                      20244 Posts
                      Offline
                      Posted: May 20, 2013, 9:52 am - IP Logged

                      Probably thinking" We can make these odds as high as we want too, you folk will follow"

                      You say "jump" I say "how high"?


                        United States
                        Member #116268
                        September 7, 2011
                        20244 Posts
                        Offline
                        Posted: May 20, 2013, 9:52 am - IP Logged

                               Thumbs Up

                          Avatar
                          Kentucky
                          United States
                          Member #32652
                          February 14, 2006
                          7322 Posts
                          Offline
                          Posted: May 20, 2013, 9:53 am - IP Logged

                          "Players will choose five of 75 white balls and one of 15 gold balls. " and "The changes coming for Mega Millions will keep the overall odds of winning some prize at 1 in 40,"

                          The odds of matching one of the bonus numbers is 14 to 1 and to keep the overall odds at 40 to 1 means there will be no payoff for matching the bonus number. The odds of matching 5 + 0 will be 17,259,390 which is higher than a 6/49 lotto game.

                          The only thing that might make it worthwhile playing this game is when the jackpot reaches the buying frenzy point, but who knows how long that will take. I guess the idea is for a small group of players to contribute every week until the jackpot reaches the "must win" level and then the majority of the players will start buying tickets.

                          Do the players really want to have one $590 million winner or 12 $50million winners because with these odds, there won't be many split jackpots?

                            surimaribo24's avatar - photo11 zpsfffd70be.jpg
                            NEW YORK. RIVERHEAD
                            United States
                            Member #106371
                            February 17, 2011
                            9704 Posts
                            Offline
                            Posted: May 20, 2013, 9:56 am - IP Logged

                            Oh great.... now it's going to be more difficult than getting struck by lightning while getting eaten by a shark.

                            The new changes will make it so hard you will have to get struck by lightning while getting eaten by a shark while downhill skiing naked.

                             

                            At least we can buy tickets now in FL Crazy

                            ROFL

                            PETS#=105-215

                              Avatar
                              New Member

                              United States
                              Member #13249
                              April 2, 2005
                              3 Posts
                              Offline
                              Posted: May 20, 2013, 10:08 am - IP Logged

                              This is a terrible, terrible idea and is likely to backfire.  How are you going to get to bigger jackpots when players now know that their chances of winning the jackpot (which was already much too improbable) has now unbelievably gotten even more improbable.  You are going from an outrageous 1 in 175.7 mil to an even more outrageous 1 in 258.9 mil.  Where I used to play twice per week, I am now likely to play once per week.  Where I used to buy two tickets, I am now likely to buy just one ticket.  With the new even more impossible odds, all you have done is finally convinced me that I should now play less or not play at all.  You are undoubtedly going to turn people away from the game.

                                 
                                Page 2 of 21