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

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Posted: May 20, 2013, 6:13 pm - IP Logged

I am going to play local lotto more often. The odds are much better and 10 to 20M range is good enough for me.

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    Posted: May 20, 2013, 6:19 pm - IP Logged

    I am going to play local lotto more often. The odds are much better and 10 to 20M range is good enough for me.

    I Agree! i will keep playing either i will win or lose but least i tryed.Smash 

    besides what good is money if you can spend it having FUN!

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      I don't drink milk... but then I've never been a calorie counter with anything.  Cheers

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        Posted: May 20, 2013, 6:23 pm - IP Logged

        If they do this I hope they raise the starting jackpot to at least 50 million. That should get things off to a good start each time it rolls over.Hurray!    Drum 

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          Posted: May 20, 2013, 6:26 pm - IP Logged

          If they do this I hope they raise the starting jackpot to at least 50 million. That should get things off to a good start each time it rolls over.Hurray!    Drum 

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          i like the idea Bigger Jackpots and more people winning Dance

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            Posted: May 20, 2013, 6:28 pm - IP Logged

            ImA buy LOTS of MM/PB tickets no matter what.

            I Agree!

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                Posted: May 20, 2013, 6:32 pm - IP Logged

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

                 

                i guess everyone wants to start complaining 5months early Green laugh

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                  Posted: May 20, 2013, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

                  This is so off topic dallascowboyfan I hope you and your family are safe. Seeing that you are in oklahoma my prayer is that all is well with you.


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                    Posted: May 20, 2013, 7:01 pm - IP Logged

                    hello new poster not new here
                    I just have to say that if we pay
                    $1 for 1 in 175 millions chance
                    that you are holding the winning
                    jackpot ticket for a jp that starts a $12
                    now I been playing since a was 18 couple
                    buck here and there for the hopes of winning
                    and having the american dream of a big house,
                    cars, and enough interest off the rest to of my money
                    to never have to worry
                    I pay $2 for the same 1 in 175 million chance to
                    win(sucks you can buy  as many lines
                    as mm for amost the same odds) trade off
                    to that tho is jp start at $40 million which I like
                    7 draws if no one hits to get to $100 million jp
                    So I would pay $1 for 1 in 259 million chance
                    to win if lets say jp starts at $80 to $100 million
                    I have no problem donating to that
                    it def couldnt stay at $12 million start jp
                    idk what yall think bout that but thats my 2 cents

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                      Posted: May 20, 2013, 7:03 pm - IP Logged

                      i just want biger jackpots

                      if i want "great" odds i play my lower  odd games offered in tn

                      like hot lotto , 

                      for instant my current spending is this

                      1 powerball ticket to its over 200m

                      1 mm ticket to 100m range, then 2 mm tickets to 200m , higher it goes etc

                      and 1 hot lotto when its above 6m

                      all that may change is i just wait to 200m also for mm before i buy 2 LOL

                       

                      when pb change happened, we was bit mad, me too, however i was happy jackpot was going to roll faster when i understood that part about it

                      but like i said then, i sure buy 1 ticket, am not quiting any jackpot game, its not like pure insane luck behind winning 

                      odds don't matter much if its 1 in 170m or  in 2xx million

                      its sure pure insane luck if u ever win it

                      same for MM,  high odds np, i always just throw 1 buck at it for hell of  shot at millions for a buck throw away investment

                      i play to dream big, i don't think ever time i play i will win.

                      even if odds are 1 to trillion, someone got to win.

                      just like somone in florida happy as hell right now.

                      the fact is MM had starter level jackpots being won left and right recently

                      and i was mad as wanted big jackpots, as i play to DREAM ,and low jackpots offer lower dreams

                      sure U be set for life, but i dream about owning my own jet etc LOL

                       

                      Tuesday, February 05, 201302 · 05 · 10 · 26 · 44    + 464$19 Million
                      Friday, February 01, 201301 · 30 · 32 · 40 · 41    + 173$13 Million
                      Tuesday, January 29, 201308 · 12 · 27 · 46 · 47    + 063$12 Million
                      Friday, January 25, 201311 · 12 · 17 · 31 · 48    + 014$89 Million
                      Tuesday, January 22, 201307 · 11 · 16 · 39 · 54    + 133$80 Million
                      Friday, January 18, 201308 · 18 · 25 · 42 · 49    + 143$70 Million
                      Tuesday, January 15, 201301 · 06 · 12 · 19 · 41    + 144$62 Million
                      Friday, January 11, 201324 · 29 · 30 · 34 · 56    + 014$55 Million
                      Tuesday, January 08, 201303 · 20 · 21 · 38 · 42    + 194$47 Million
                      Friday, January 04, 201301 · 02 · 23 · 25 · 55    + 394$39 Million
                      Tuesday, January 01, 201304 · 11 · 21 · 25 · 44    + 294$30 Million
                      Friday, December 28, 201210 · 13 · 32 · 40 · 41    + 324$25 Million
                      Tuesday, December 25, 201202 · 03 · 18 · 34 · 48    + 364$18 Million
                      Friday, December 21, 201203 · 18 · 32 · 41 · 56    + 193$12 Million
                      Tuesday, December 18, 201201 · 06 · 07 · 18 · 29    + 163$12 Million
                      Friday, December 14, 201211 · 28 · 33 · 41 · 43    + 414$35 Million
                      Tuesday, December 11, 201239 · 44 · 51 · 52 · 54    + 134$27 Million
                      Friday, December 07, 201207 · 43 · 44 · 51 · 56    + 043$20 Million
                      Tuesday, December 04, 201203 · 19 · 24 · 32 · 43    + 444$13 Million
                      Friday, November 30, 201211 · 22 · 24 · 28 · 31    + 463$12 Million
                      Tuesday, November 27, 201205 · 12 · 26 · 42 · 49    + 244$50 Million
                      Friday, November 23, 201208 · 37 · 44 · 47 · 48    + 274$41 Million
                      Tuesday, November 20, 201209 · 13 · 22 · 38 · 52    + 444$33 Million
                      Friday, February 15, 201311 · 35 · 41 · 42 · 44    + 424$20 Million
                      Tuesday, February 12, 2013

                      Friday, November 16, 2012
                      05 · 24 · 26 · 29 · 53    + 364$26 Million
                      Tuesday, November 13, 201206 · 12 · 31 · 46 · 56    + 342$19 Million
                      Friday, November 09, 201218 · 22 · 33 · 35 · 40    + 114$13 Million
                      Tuesday, November 06, 201203 · 05 · 13 · 32 · 35    + 063$12 Million
                      Friday, November 02, 201204 · 18 · 22 · 38 · 44    + 243$32 Million
                      Tuesday, October 30, 201205 · 12 · 18 · 29 · 56    + 384$27 Million
                      Friday, October 26, 201204 · 15 · 24 · 36 · 40    + 442$21 Million
                      Tuesday, October 23, 201201 · 17 · 42 · 46 · 55    + 012$13 Million
                      Friday, October 19, 201214 · 34 · 36 · 48 · 53    + 423$12 Million
                      Tuesday, October 16, 201213 · 37 · 40 · 46 · 52    + 294$61 Million
                      Friday, October 12, 201206 · 10 · 24 · 26 · 42    + 154$53 Million
                      Tuesday, October 09, 201206 · 15 · 16 · 22 · 37    + 034$45 Million
                      Friday, October 05, 201208 · 09 · 16 · 32 · 39    + 153$36 Million
                      Tuesday, October 02, 201210 · 11 · 20 · 42 · 55    + 094$28 Million
                      Friday, September 28, 201206 · 08 · 14 · 43 · 56    + 284$21 Million
                      Tuesday, September 25, 201207 · 08 · 23 · 50 · 51    + 263$14 Million
                      Friday, September 21, 201203 · 13 · 14 · 46 · 55    + 344$12 Million
                      Tuesday, September 18, 201205 · 09 · 22 · 36 · 49    + 363$15 Million
                      Friday, September 14, 201216 · 17 · 21 · 40 · 51    + 204$12 Million

                      my point is, good for lucky beeps who beat insane odds, however for people who like to see large jackpots when we play

                      it was being won to often

                      hell i  want 2 buck prize point like  PB's at this point for MM

                      i want it to rollover at lest 10m, and start higher, 

                      going form 12 to 14m is big turn off for me, it takes forever to grow it big.

                      compared to 40m to 50m over at pb etc

                      and i would think higher cost would of done the job for faster growing jackpot just like it did for pb

                      however i understand they want a 1 buck price point  for mega jackpot , so odds was only thing left to change it

                      and change it they did,  but starter jackpots will sure be just as low if they don't  find a way to grow that jackpot FASTER

                      at lest it be won less often, hell i want them to at lest try something new with the game thro then odds alone

                      i want to see math what they think new average jackpot amount will be, am guesting  somewhere in 200m range?

                      No bees, no honey.

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                        Posted: May 20, 2013, 7:29 pm - IP Logged

                        Screw MM and PB. Sure, when jackpots get over $100 mil I'll buy a ticket or two.

                        Other than that, it's Ohio and Mich. Lottos. Live close enough to state line I can do both.

                        Either jackpot, even at minimum, gets me to retirement.

                        No Hawaii beach-front property, no fleet of new cars, no jet-set lifestyle. Just comfortable. And I can live with comfortable.

                        I really like what you said in the last sentence.  I agree.  It's easy to get caught up in the fever of a big jackpot but you are right, comfortable with no worries is good too!

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                          Posted: May 20, 2013, 7:43 pm - IP Logged

                          I'm really surprised at everyone's reaction. I mean 1 in 175 million... If it was 1 in 10 being changed to 1 in 100,000 then I might be upset, but when it's 

                          already 1 in 175 million, what's a few more million? lol... 

                           

                          It's not like you got a "realistic" chance because its 175 million and not 250 million. Basically they're both 1 in "almost impossible". But now we have more

                          opportunity to dream. more opportunity for bigger jackpots. 

                           

                          In canada, the 6/49 is $2 per play, with a 1:14 million chance for 3-30 million usually. Lotto Max is $5 for a 1:28 million chance for 10-50 million. Remember,

                          there's no annuity or tax, so I guess you can say it's the equivalent of around 8-80 mil for 6/49 and 28-140 mil for Lotto Max. Maybe these are the kinds of 

                          games you're looking for. Relatively low odds. But you know what? We never have jackpots for hundreds of millions. It just doesn't happen. I really wish we

                          had a MM/PB kind of game where it's possible to reach a few hundred million. Just for a dream.

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                            I've been cruising the site for a while and finally decided to join the conversation.  This last week was great not just because the pot was big but BECAUSE only one person won.  This decision to up the odds is something i have been thinking about for years and totally agree with.  The only queston is what took them so long?  This lottery is a fantasy for players.  We daydream about winning it all by ourselves, winning the largest jackpot, and appearing at the press conference.  Thats why the jackpot doubles about every draw over 200+ million.  With the current low odds the 200 mill+ barrier is only breached a few times a year and even when it is its won mostly by multiple players.  It beats us out of more fantasies and the schools out of more money.  Think about it.  If 3 or 4 players had won this lottery the impending press conference wouldn't even be important because it's being split to many ways.  What we want is a 2 BILLION DOLLAR LOTTERY+ combined with only one winner even if it isn't us.  That way you get to experience the high before the draw hoping you will win all by yourself and another high seeing the person who did win and their reaction at the press conference of going home with 1 billion+ after all taxes are paid.  Admit it. You want it and i want it.  Call it greed?  That depends on what your definition of greed is.  Greed is not wanting to keep what belongs to you but wanting what belongs to someone else.  The schools win.  The players win. You have no better chance of winning at 1 in 175 million vs. 1 in 258 million.  Its all luck at that point.  We are paying for a fantasy before and after.  Why not have more fantasies?  In the words of Gordon Gekko: "Greed for lack of a better word is good. Greed is right.  Greed works.  Greed clarifies cuts through and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed in all of its forms, greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge has marked the upward surge of man kind and greed, you mark my words, will not only save Teldar paper but that other malfunctioning corporation called the U.S.A.  Thank you very much."  ..........Bring it on!

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                              I personally do not care about jackpot size. The only way that Mega Millions will get me to play is if they do something about the lesser-prize payouts. I will not play a game where they give me only $150 for matching 4+0 with odds of 1 in 15,313 when I can put the same amount of money down and possibly win more by playing the 3-ball, which is 15 times easier to win.

                              Today's winning 3-ball is going to be a number between 000 and 999.

                              In a lot of states, lotteries benefit education. That makes the REAL winners the only people who can't play!

                                 
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