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

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Posted: May 20, 2013, 4:58 pm - IP Logged

I'll do that, its gonna be the final strech for me I guess lol. I'll just spend more money on other games with better oddsUnhappy

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    Posted: May 20, 2013, 5:02 pm - IP Logged

    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.

    I really don't care what your point was,$4 for a ticket is nuts and anyone who would pay $4 for a ticket is nuts!

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      Posted: May 20, 2013, 5:09 pm - IP Logged

      PB still has my wrath, $100 for matching 4 numbers out of 6. That's a joke

      No one plays for secondary prizes but no one plays to loose either.

      With 75 numbers, the entertainment factor with varnish from the game.

      But it is business, and the got the numbers, suckers, players in the millions.

      My problem is why stop at 75, got to 100, hell there are more numbers. 

      What is the obsession with seeing $1 Billion jackpo?, it's like wanting to see a beatiful girl

      And going home alone.


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        Posted: May 20, 2013, 5:11 pm - IP Logged

        I really don't care what your point was,$4 for a ticket is nuts and anyone who would pay $4 for a ticket is nuts!

        Ok, well people thought the same thing about PB.......

        I ranted about the $2. as much (or worse) than anyone here but as it turns out I was wrong and PB is kickin butt with its big jackpots.

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          Posted: May 20, 2013, 5:20 pm - IP Logged

          Ok, well people thought the same thing about PB.......

          I ranted about the $2. as much (or worse) than anyone here but as it turns out I was wrong and PB is kickin butt with its big jackpots.

          You rant about anything & everything.You take both sides of every issue just to see your name in print.You are nothing but a joke.

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            Posted: May 20, 2013, 5:24 pm - IP Logged

            Being that PB is $2 per line, I actually see the odds as 1 in 350 million, and now that MM is going to 1 in 258 million, I will very rarely play either after the matrix change. I'll stick to Hoosier Lotto.

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            Gonna win.Big Smile


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              Posted: May 20, 2013, 5:27 pm - IP Logged

              You rant about anything & everything.You take both sides of every issue just to see your name in print.You are nothing but a joke.

              Oh ok, thank you for your opinion on ME. Perhaps ME as a topic since you feel so passionately about ME?


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                Posted: May 20, 2013, 5:30 pm - IP Logged

                Being that PB is $2 per line, I actually see the odds as 1 in 350 million, and now that MM is going to 1 in 258 million, I will very rarely play either after the matrix change. I'll stick to Hoosier Lotto.

                Payout Odds

                Thats why I said they could LOWER the odds (if anything) Which is essentially what PB did.


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                  Posted: May 20, 2013, 5:35 pm - IP Logged

                  PB still has my wrath, $100 for matching 4 numbers out of 6. That's a joke

                  No one plays for secondary prizes but no one plays to loose either.

                  With 75 numbers, the entertainment factor with varnish from the game.

                  But it is business, and the got the numbers, suckers, players in the millions.

                  My problem is why stop at 75, got to 100, hell there are more numbers. 

                  What is the obsession with seeing $1 Billion jackpo?, it's like wanting to see a beatiful girl

                  And going home alone.

                  I felt the same way but forgave PB, and played 30 lines for the big drawing Sat. night.

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                    Posted: May 20, 2013, 5:42 pm - IP Logged

                    Todd made some good points about Powerball and the changes to it.

                    How many here that swore, "I'll never play PB again!" were part of the latest frenzy?

                    I'm just wondering how long a time we are looking at before one of these games has a 100 number matrix.

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                    I really think the majority of lottery officials are of the mindset "Most of the schmucks (players) don't know the odds until there's a huge jackpot and the news tells them what they are, but they've got their tickets in hand by then."

                    Sad fact of lottery life, knowledgeable players have to watch the already hard games get harder and harder because of the ignorance of most players.

                    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                    Lep

                    There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                      Posted: May 20, 2013, 5:42 pm - IP Logged

                      They should have raised the price of the ticket to $2 then jack the odds sky high in my opinion.  I don't want to win $2 all the time because I play to win the jackpot and I will not be playing mega millions until the jackpot is big when they change to this bad odds in october.  It is hard enough to win already.-weshar75

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                        Posted: May 20, 2013, 5:45 pm - IP Logged

                        Todd made some good points about Powerball and the changes to it.

                        How many here that swore, "I'll never play PB again!" were part of the latest frenzy?

                        I'm just wondering how long a time we are looking at before one of these games has a 100 number matrix.

                        Bang Head

                        I really think the majority of lottery officials are of the mindset "Most of the schmucks (players) don't know the odds until there's a huge jackpot and the news tells them what they are, but they've got their tickets in hand by then."

                        Sad fact of lottery life, knowledgeable players have to watch the already hard games get harder and harder because of the ignorance of most players.

                        I played after I never thought I would agian.


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                          Posted: May 20, 2013, 5:47 pm - IP Logged

                          Todd made some good points about Powerball and the changes to it.

                          How many here that swore, "I'll never play PB again!" were part of the latest frenzy?

                          I'm just wondering how long a time we are looking at before one of these games has a 100 number matrix.

                          Bang Head

                          I really think the majority of lottery officials are of the mindset "Most of the schmucks (players) don't know the odds until there's a huge jackpot and the news tells them what they are, but they've got their tickets in hand by then."

                          Sad fact of lottery life, knowledgeable players have to watch the already hard games get harder and harder because of the ignorance of most players.

                          When all states allow winners to remain anonymous some clod will want a press conference.

                          I'm a clod who wants a press conference.

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                            Posted: May 20, 2013, 5:47 pm - IP Logged

                            I played after I never thought I would agian.

                            At least you're honest!

                            Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                            Lep

                            There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                              Posted: May 20, 2013, 5:47 pm - IP Logged

                              On top of being stupid,you have bad eyesiight,too.

                                 
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