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

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Posted: May 20, 2013, 2:50 pm - IP Logged

There are just enough crazy people out there that it might work.  After all when PB doubled the prices of its tickets and didn't double their prize amounts, some thought that was crazy too.  Now they're saying PB was ahead of its time and MM has to catch up.

These games will continue to stretch the envelope until it breaks and then start over with a new and improved version that looks like the original one.

I Agree!

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    Posted: May 20, 2013, 3:00 pm - IP Logged

    I was one of those that said doubling the price of a ticket and did not double the prize amounts was crazy and I still say that doubling the price of a ticket without doubling the prize amount was crazy.I'm NOT saying that Powerball was ahead of its time,I'm saying that Powerball found a way to stick it to its customers just as Mega Millions is attempting to do.I hope they fall flat on their face!

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      Posted: May 20, 2013, 3:01 pm - IP Logged

      possible combos of 5/75 + 1/15 numbers = 258890850
      MATCH ODDS
      5/5+B 1 : 258890850
      5/5+0 1 : 18492204
      4/5+B 1 : 739688
      4/5+0 1 : 52835
      3/5+B 1 : 10720
      3/5+0 1 : 766
      2/5+B 1 : 473
      1/5+B 1 : 56
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      I'm thinking the odds of winning with the new format will look like this.  *The 0+1 win will be gone.

      If the second prize is increased to $1M, the new format will be a (5/75) game with odds of 1:18M of winning $1M with a snowball chance of maybe winning millions more.

      In Ohio this will make Rolling Cash5(5/39) with odds of 1/600K of winning $100K to $500K look more attractive.

      Classic Lotto(6/49) with odds of 1:14M of winning $1M-$50M will be more attractive too.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: May 20, 2013, 3:13 pm - IP Logged

        2nd prize better be more then $250k hell more then a million otherwise thats a huge turn off. but hey there SHOULD be a few more jackpot winners until the game changes.. Party

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          Posted: May 20, 2013, 3:21 pm - IP Logged

          Boycott time...

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          I Agree!is this something to take to change,org..Green laughwait..did i just ask a stupid questionNo Pity!

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            Posted: May 20, 2013, 3:22 pm - IP Logged

            possible combos of 5/75 + 1/15 numbers = 258890850
            MATCH ODDS
            5/5+B 1 : 258890850
            5/5+0 1 : 18492204
            4/5+B 1 : 739688
            4/5+0 1 : 52835
            3/5+B 1 : 10720
            3/5+0 1 : 766
            2/5+B 1 : 473
            1/5+B 1 : 56
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            overall odds 1 : 47

            I'm thinking the odds of winning with the new format will look like this.  *The 0+1 win will be gone.

            If the second prize is increased to $1M, the new format will be a (5/75) game with odds of 1:18M of winning $1M with a snowball chance of maybe winning millions more.

            In Ohio this will make Rolling Cash5(5/39) with odds of 1/600K of winning $100K to $500K look more attractive.

            Classic Lotto(6/49) with odds of 1:14M of winning $1M-$50M will be more attractive too.

            Your so greedy, greed is making it harder for people to win when the odds keep going up. You want to trade off less chances to win for more money, you will never win that new MM. The odds were already astronomical now there going to triple. They'd better not mess with the RC5 or CL or theres going to be a riot.

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              Posted: May 20, 2013, 3:37 pm - IP Logged

              Your so greedy, greed is making it harder for people to win when the odds keep going up. You want to trade off less chances to win for more money, you will never win that new MM. The odds were already astronomical now there going to triple. They'd better not mess with the RC5 or CL or theres going to be a riot.

              I doubt Ohio will be messing with RC5 or CL.  If you know the history of Ohio lotteries then you know these games were replacements for games like Buckeye5(5/37), SuperLotto(6/49+1) and Lot'O Play(6/99) which had  problems.  Ohio stretched the envelope years ago and learned its lessons, they're leaving that to PB and MM now days.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: May 20, 2013, 3:57 pm - IP Logged

                This week the jackpot for both of these 6 ball games is $12,000,000.00 look at the difference in odds.


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                  Posted: May 20, 2013, 4:02 pm - IP Logged

                  EekDoes this mean I have to spend more of my lottery money on beer?

                  I suppose 15 bonus balls are more attractive.  However no prize for the BB not so attractive.

                  It seems like the change is more suited to attract high rollers, as 15 bucks to cover all JP chances is not unreasonable for a chance at zillions.  I would assume many highrollers might come out of the woodwork, playing full bonus ball wheels.

                  However I also agree it might take two years to get to a "Record breaking Jackpot", and I might be sitting out for a while until I can see how it goes.

                  I wonder if the larger matrix will make it easier to view the Patriot

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                    Posted: May 20, 2013, 4:12 pm - IP Logged

                    Well they offically are done when the change happens.

                    You keep it a $1, but the chances go from already impossible to worse? WOW

                    Powerball made the game $2. BUT

                    1. Chances better (NOT WORSE)

                    2. Jackpot started DOUBLE NEVER below 40 Mill

                    I will buy 20 powerball tickets for $40 bucks before I buy ONE mega millions for a $1. And won't buy even a single ticket until at least 100 mill, but probbaly even then. The odds now are even more INSANE. I suggest people do the same, and not buy mega millions.

                    Powerball made price higher, but the JP started higher, and the odds got a little better. Mega Millions need to learn that you got to give some when you take some away. WOW my odds get better to get my money back? BIG F****** DEAL. NO THANK YOU

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                      Posted: May 20, 2013, 4:16 pm - IP Logged

                      I doubt Ohio will be messing with RC5 or CL.  If you know the history of Ohio lotteries then you know these games were replacements for games like Buckeye5(5/37), SuperLotto(6/49+1) and Lot'O Play(6/99) which had  problems.  Ohio stretched the envelope years ago and learned its lessons, they're leaving that to PB and MM now days.

                      I hope your right because its looks as if there stretching it again right now. I have to stop playing the MM now, I already stopped playing the PB when they jacked up the price. Its not like theres anything wrong with the games as they were but I hope they keep their hands off the other games long enough for me to win.

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                        Posted: May 20, 2013, 4:22 pm - IP Logged

                        When Ohio went to Lot'O Play which included 0-99, I rewrote my software to track 100 numbers but changed it back to sixty numbers when they discontinued the game.  I will probably just stop playing and tracking MM when it goes to 75 numbers rather than rewrite my software again.

                        Software vendors will have a small economic bubble for a while selling updates of their software for the new format.

                         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                           
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                          Posted: May 20, 2013, 4:28 pm - IP Logged

                          I hope your right because its looks as if there stretching it again right now. I have to stop playing the MM now, I already stopped playing the PB when they jacked up the price. Its not like theres anything wrong with the games as they were but I hope they keep their hands off the other games long enough for me to win.

                          Sounds like you have until October to win MM under its present format.  If you plan to stop playing after that then you can afford to spend some extra effort and money trying to win it before then.

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                             
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                            Posted: May 20, 2013, 4:36 pm - IP Logged

                            They think we're blithering morons, don't they? Fine. I am gonna let my 2013 season tickets for MM expire and that will be the last time I play either MM & PB. I might as well quit today seeing that the biggest prize I have ever won for playing for 10 years is a mere $150. I will wean myself from the two because I tried to quit PB cold turkey and was unable to. I'll start the weaning process NOW.

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                              Posted: May 20, 2013, 4:54 pm - IP Logged

                              Anyone who would pay $4 for a 1 in 258.9 million chance to win ANYTHING is crazy as a loon!I won't even pay $1 at those odds. 

                              I do,however,believe you when you say he is from Area 51.

                              I think you missed to point. If they raise the price to $4. they wont need to change the matrix because they will sell fewer tickets, AND have bigger jackpots at sooner intervals.

                                 
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