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

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Posted: July 17, 2013, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

If they received enough complains, is there any chance that they would change their mind?

RH:     Thumbs Up   ..........complain enough>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 

ROFL    That always werk$$$$$$$$$$$$$ in NY and CA >>>I drink ALL D 16 OZieessss I want 2 buy N NY!!

LUV>>>>>>CALIE >>>>heard a man married his minature pony there BUT, don't think these state's will

care 2 listen 2 suggestions on Mega Million'$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Thinking of...is big MONEY 2 big 2 listen Bat ?

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    Posted: July 17, 2013, 8:58 pm - IP Logged

    Increasing the price decreases the chances of someone winning because fewer tickets are sold...

    I personally think it would be a disaster if the jackpots gets to a $1 billion, and still no one can win it.

    RN: Big Grin AngelI Agree!Big Grin Angel

    Psyko will not waste money this PIG if they RAISE ODD'$$$$$$$$$^^^^^^SurrenderDupe AlertSurrender

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      Posted: July 26, 2013, 2:46 pm - IP Logged

      Of Course: These changes are being implemented to benefit the PLAYERS. LOL!

      A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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        Posted: August 7, 2013, 1:51 am - IP Logged

        Match                                   Old odds             New odds
                                                       (1 in ...)              (1 in ...)                             
        All 5 of 5 and Mega             175,711,536       258,890,850  worse
        All 5 of 5                                 3,904,701         18,492,204   worse
        Any 4 of 5 and Mega                 689,065              739,688   worse
        Any 4 of 5                                    15,313                52,835   worse
        Any 3 of 5 and Mega                    13,781                10,720   better
        Any 3 of 5                                         306                     766   worse
        Any 2 of 5 and Mega                         844                     473   better
        Any 1 of 5 and Mega                         141                       56   better
        None of 5, Only Mega                         75                        21   better

        Overall odds of winning                      39.89                   14.71

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          Posted: August 7, 2013, 2:31 am - IP Logged

          Increasing the price decreases the chances of someone winning because fewer tickets are sold...

          I personally think it would be a disaster if the jackpots gets to a $1 billion, and still no one can win it.

          Maybe you can buy more TICKETS to pick up the slack of them slackers that don't play beacuse of the price increaseThumbs Up

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            Posted: August 7, 2013, 2:32 am - IP Logged

            I Agree! I dont think people will play as much once they realize no one is going to win.

            i think the people that play MEGA will play more to WIN!Party

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              Posted: August 24, 2013, 9:03 am - IP Logged

              Does the new MM 30-year annuity follow the same mechanism as PB 30-year annuity?

              PB 30-year annuity
              Year  % of Prize
              01     1.7830%
              02     1.8543%
              03     1.9285%
              04     2.0056%
              05     2.0859%
              06     2.1693%
              07     2.2561%
              08     2.3463%
              09     2.4402%
              10     2.5378%
              11     2.6393%
              12     2.7449%
              13     2.8547%
              14     2.9688%
              15     3.0876%
              16     3.2111%
              17     3.3395%
              18     3.4731%
              19     3.6121%
              20     3.7565%
              21     3.9068%
              22     4.0631%
              23     4.2256%
              24     4.3946%
              25     4.5704%
              26     4.7532%
              27     4.9433%
              28     5.1411%
              29     5.3467%
              30     5.5606%
              Total: 100.0000%

                helpmewin's avatar - dandy
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                Posted: August 24, 2013, 10:08 am - IP Logged

                Of Course: These changes are being implemented to benefit the PLAYERS. LOL!

                I Agree!

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                  Posted: September 8, 2013, 3:01 pm - IP Logged

                  I will not be playing as many tickets as now when It changes.  This sucks in a big way! It will be harder to win the JP.

                  Why would MM risk losing people/money by making this new matrix?

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                    Posted: September 9, 2013, 7:32 pm - IP Logged

                    Match                                   Old odds             New odds
                                                                   (1 in ...)              (1 in ...)                             
                    All 5 of 5 and Mega             175,711,536       258,890,850  worse
                    All 5 of 5                                 3,904,701         18,492,204   worse
                    Any 4 of 5 and Mega                 689,065              739,688   worse
                    Any 4 of 5                                    15,313                52,835   worse
                    Any 3 of 5 and Mega                    13,781                10,720   better
                    Any 3 of 5                                         306                     766   worse
                    Any 2 of 5 and Mega                         844                     473   better
                    Any 1 of 5 and Mega                         141                       56   better
                    None of 5, Only Mega                         75                        21   better

                    Overall odds of winning                      39.89                   14.71

                    Thanks for the post redhot7.    I wonder what percentage of players wouldn't play MM or PB if they eliminated all of the prizes except the JACKPOT and MATCHING THE YELLOW BALL.  That way you could fix the matrix of balls so if you matched the yellow ball you got like $20 bucks.  I never play to match a few white balls.

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                      Posted: September 9, 2013, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

                      I will not be playing as many tickets as now when It changes.  This sucks in a big way! It will be harder to win the JP.

                      Why would MM risk losing people/money by making this new matrix?

                      Only time will tell if they lose either, they obviously don't think they are risking losing anything.

                       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         
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                        Posted: September 11, 2013, 7:38 pm - IP Logged

                        Does the new MM 30-year annuity follow the same mechanism as PB 30-year annuity?

                        PB 30-year annuity
                        Year  % of Prize
                        01     1.7830%
                        02     1.8543%
                        03     1.9285%
                        04     2.0056%
                        05     2.0859%
                        06     2.1693%
                        07     2.2561%
                        08     2.3463%
                        09     2.4402%
                        10     2.5378%
                        11     2.6393%
                        12     2.7449%
                        13     2.8547%
                        14     2.9688%
                        15     3.0876%
                        16     3.2111%
                        17     3.3395%
                        18     3.4731%
                        19     3.6121%
                        20     3.7565%
                        21     3.9068%
                        22     4.0631%
                        23     4.2256%
                        24     4.3946%
                        25     4.5704%
                        26     4.7532%
                        27     4.9433%
                        28     5.1411%
                        29     5.3467%
                        30     5.5606%
                        Total: 100.0000%

                        Not sure if the matrix will be similar to PB but the cash value will definitely go down and be more inline with that of PB.

                        ** Some people fulfill their dreams by receiving entitlements from the Government while others wake up and work hard for it! **

                           
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