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

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Posted: July 24, 2013, 3:18 am - IP Logged

I think there will be the usual frenzy when the MM gets over $300 million, but after a month or so with no winners, people will become disillusioned and will stop buying tickets.  I expect jackpot winners NO MORE than 3 times a year. 

This is going to bring a whole new 'head' to how people think of lotteries.  Maybe people will stop playing MM and PB entirely. 

The state lottery commissions may be biting themselves in the a**.


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    Posted: July 24, 2013, 10:43 am - IP Logged

    I think there will be the usual frenzy when the MM gets over $300 million, but after a month or so with no winners, people will become disillusioned and will stop buying tickets.  I expect jackpot winners NO MORE than 3 times a year. 

    This is going to bring a whole new 'head' to how people think of lotteries.  Maybe people will stop playing MM and PB entirely. 

    The state lottery commissions may be biting themselves in the a**.

    Im thinking once a year. But I could be wrong.

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      Posted: July 24, 2013, 11:33 am - IP Logged

      Im thinking once a year. But I could be wrong.

      We have a wide range of predictions on the new MM.

      The current MM has about 12 winning jackpots per year.

      These are the predictions I've seen of number of jackpots per year for the new MM:

      Ronnie316 - 1
      haveagreatday! - 3
      chuck32 - 10-11

      Based on the numbers, I predict 8 jackpots per year for the new MM.

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        Posted: July 24, 2013, 11:44 am - IP Logged

        We have a wide range of predictions on the new MM.

        The current MM has about 12 winning jackpots per year.

        These are the predictions I've seen of number of jackpots per year for the new MM:

        Ronnie316 - 1
        haveagreatday! - 3
        chuck32 - 10-11

        Based on the numbers, I predict 8 jackpots per year for the new MM.

        I think there will be 1 or 2 winning jackpots per year and it will piss off most players and they will quit playing MM,if they haven't already quit.

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          Posted: July 24, 2013, 12:05 pm - IP Logged

          I think there will be 1 or 2 winning jackpots per year and it will piss off most players and they will quit playing MM,if they haven't already quit.

          When I had to drive out of state and stand in long lines to play PB and BigGame I got to know more about the people that played those type of games and was always surprised by the number of new players that were playing the games for the first time every time. 

          Now that the games are available everywhere and I never have to stand in line I feel like I'm the only one playing and if I stop they will fold but I know that's not true.  Every one who has played for years could stop and I doubt if they would be missed, there's a crop of new players coming of age every month and they haven't had time to get tire of trying to win.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: August 10, 2013, 11:27 am - IP Logged

            It might be good for some because they will get higher jackpots however it will be more difficult to win the game. Players should develp strategies to increase their chances of winning. Therefore playing constantly is a must so that we will not miss our chance to win the jackpot prize.

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              Posted: August 10, 2013, 12:16 pm - IP Logged

              We have a wide range of predictions on the new MM.

              The current MM has about 12 winning jackpots per year.

              These are the predictions I've seen of number of jackpots per year for the new MM:

              Ronnie316 - 1
              haveagreatday! - 3
              chuck32 - 10-11

              Based on the numbers, I predict 8 jackpots per year for the new MM.

              That's a wide range of predictions...

              If 12 is the average and it drops to 8, while at the same time the JP's surge extraordinarily high a little more often... well, then... I can see the bean counter's method to their madness and maybe that's not soooo bad Disapprove 

              Frankly, does it really make that much of difference in the grand scheme of things as to how much harder it got for the JP prize?... its nearly impossible to hit the JP in the first place... it just will become <insert colorful metaphor here> more impossible.

              While I'm not pleased over that, its still worth a buck to play for a shot at winning "MEGA MILLIONS" Crazy and lately Mega Millions has not be living up to its name on a regular basis compared to PB IMO.

              More like "MINI Millions" LOL  compared to PB... Not that I'm opposed to being a mini millionaire Green laugh

              -RC

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                Posted: August 22, 2013, 11:24 am - IP Logged

                Two months to go.  No matter how it goes this will shake things up.  I wonder if PB will have to react with some changes.  cheers.

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