Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited January 21, 2017, 5:35 am
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

Mega Millions lottery game's redesign aims at bigger jackpots, better overall odds

Topic closed. 97 replies. Last post 3 years ago by veganlife125.

Page 5 of 7
3.73
PrintE-mailLink
ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
Idaho
United States
Member #56506
November 21, 2007
6537 Posts
Offline
Posted: July 20, 2013, 2:12 am - IP Logged

They say it's gonna get "Better".  Is that better for them or us.

For them. The house usually wins.

"No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

    Avatar
    Keokuk,Iowa
    United States
    Member #116504
    September 12, 2011
    305 Posts
    Offline
    Posted: July 20, 2013, 7:30 am - IP Logged

    For them. The house usually wins.

    I Agree!

      bigguy5's avatar - peace
      charlotte.n.c
      United States
      Member #37585
      April 17, 2006
      368 Posts
      Offline
      Posted: July 20, 2013, 10:59 am - IP Logged

      Thumbs Down to the proposed changes. Once my MM season ticket expires for the year 2013 I will not bother with this game again. Bah! I don't think there is enough time before the year is over to recoup the money I've spent those 10 years I have played this game religiously Blue Thinking

      aman


        United States
        Member #116268
        September 7, 2011
        20244 Posts
        Offline
        Posted: July 20, 2013, 11:03 am - IP Logged

        Thumbs Down to the proposed changes. Once my MM season ticket expires for the year 2013 I will not bother with this game again. Bah! I don't think there is enough time before the year is over to recoup the money I've spent those 10 years I have played this game religiously Blue Thinking

               Thumbs Up

          RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
          mid-Ohio
          United States
          Member #9
          March 24, 2001
          19901 Posts
          Online
          Posted: July 20, 2013, 11:17 am - IP Logged

          I think the players who were happy for years playing MM when they could win a couple bucks after spending forty are going to be thrilled with this new matrix when they win a buck after only spending fifthteen. Thumbs Up 

          The only other game in my state that will do that is Rolling Cash5 (5/39) and some similar games in other states only give you a free play.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
                       Evil Looking       

            OldSchoolPa's avatar - Lottery-057.jpg
            Gurnee, Illinois
            United States
            Member #49731
            February 12, 2007
            919 Posts
            Offline
            Posted: July 20, 2013, 11:29 am - IP Logged

            I will happily pay a buck for a chance to win millions, though I am still unlikely to play Megaplier.

            Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

            The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

              Avatar
              New Member

              United States
              Member #77979
              August 4, 2009
              5 Posts
              Offline
              Posted: July 20, 2013, 3:47 pm - IP Logged

              Well without getting into which game has better odds at each level, please keep this in mind pb players. The new mm game will still have better jackpot odds for a $2 bet which would be somewhere in the vicinity of 125 million to 1 compared to pb at 175 million to one. Food for thought.

              That's one of the problems people forget to factor in the MM and PB odds equation, I use to play PB I've since shy away from it due to the $2 bet. I rather play for $1 increase my odds of winning even though its a small chance. Even lowering the multiplier is good move in my book! MM all the way.

               

               

              $20 PB=10 tickets

              $20 MM=20 tickest   and lesser tier prize!!!!!!!

                Avatar
                md
                United States
                Member #14047
                April 20, 2005
                580 Posts
                Offline
                Posted: July 21, 2013, 11:29 am - IP Logged

                Mega Millions has provided a lot of people astronomical life change opportunities.  When their Jackpots sar again, many of the same critics now, will plop down money to join the chance to win MILLIONS. And a chance at life style change.


                  United States
                  Member #116268
                  September 7, 2011
                  20244 Posts
                  Offline
                  Posted: July 21, 2013, 12:02 pm - IP Logged

                  Mega Millions has provided a lot of people astronomical life change opportunities.  When their Jackpots sar again, many of the same critics now, will plop down money to join the chance to win MILLIONS. And a chance at life style change.

                  Parhaps, but WHEN wiil the jackpot "sar" again???? A year? Two years? Ever?


                    United States
                    Member #116268
                    September 7, 2011
                    20244 Posts
                    Offline
                    Posted: July 21, 2013, 12:08 pm - IP Logged

                    That's one of the problems people forget to factor in the MM and PB odds equation, I use to play PB I've since shy away from it due to the $2 bet. I rather play for $1 increase my odds of winning even though its a small chance. Even lowering the multiplier is good move in my book! MM all the way.

                     

                     

                    $20 PB=10 tickets

                    $20 MM=20 tickest   and lesser tier prize!!!!!!!

                    No one cares about the "lesser tier prize!!!!!!" When your playing for $166 million instead of $13 it worth an extra $1. to play the big game and NOT the small mm game. 

                    Current Jackpot - click for Jackpot Analysis
                     $13 Million 
                    Tue, Jul 23, 2013
                    PowerballCurrent Jackpot - click for Jackpot Analysis
                     $166 Million

                      United States
                      Member #116268
                      September 7, 2011
                      20244 Posts
                      Offline
                      Posted: July 21, 2013, 12:09 pm - IP Logged

                          Small

                       

                      Current Jackpot - click for Jackpot Analysis
                       $13 Million 
                      Tue, Jul 23,  2013

                        United States
                        Member #116268
                        September 7, 2011
                        20244 Posts
                        Offline
                        Posted: July 21, 2013, 12:11 pm - IP Logged

                        BIG GAME

                        PowerballCurrent Jackpot - click for Jackpot Analysis

                         $166 Million

                          United States
                          Member #116268
                          September 7, 2011
                          20244 Posts
                          Offline
                          Posted: July 21, 2013, 12:14 pm - IP Logged


                            United States
                            Member #116268
                            September 7, 2011
                            20244 Posts
                            Offline
                            Posted: July 21, 2013, 12:24 pm - IP Logged

                            Can anyone predict when MM will see a $100 million jackpot? Certain NOT this year.... Maybe next???

                              stunna6036's avatar - Lottery-033.jpg
                              chicago,il
                              United States
                              Member #141327
                              April 11, 2013
                              46 Posts
                              Offline
                              Posted: July 21, 2013, 12:39 pm - IP Logged

                              Can anyone predict when MM will see a $100 million jackpot? Certain NOT this year.... Maybe next???

                              I think powerball is taking all the fun away from having 100 million dollar jackpots. I used to be excited to see a 100+ million dollar jackpots but now I'm like no body wins at 100 million ill wait to its 250 or more that's when it's starts to get exciting. In my opinion mega has become the second tier jackpot game and doesn't need super jackpots.