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Tickets for updated Mega Millions game on sale Saturday

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Posted: October 20, 2013, 1:09 pm - IP Logged

Thank you to the posters who spelled out the odds and the changes.

Got my MM tickets today, so we shall see if first time luck on the new matrix pays off. They get one chance to reel me in . With 75 numbers in the draw...I'm not feeling confident that anyone will win....

~~Is it true, Is it kind,Is it necessary. ~~~

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    Posted: October 20, 2013, 2:48 pm - IP Logged

    "I will play both MM and PB because I'm so bloody desperate" Hey Golfer1960, that goes for me too! I play to win anything, any amount of a win will suit me just fine. May not put much money in on tickets, 4 bucks on MM only on Friday's, 4 bucks on PB only on Saturday's.. Don't play any of them on Tue,Wed...Just waiting for my numbers to come up! All my picks!! Might slip in  Quick Pick every now and then, but not to often. So good luck to all of you tonight!!! Wow Hard to believe I have been on here for ten years now!! Man, time has flew by!

    same goes for me.  I would cry such tears of joy even to win enough to pay off my house.  My job as a medical transcriptionist has been hit by a double whammy:  Outsourcing to India and technology changed to speech recognition with an over 50% pay cut.  I average a little less than $12 an hour now where as a few months ago I took home up to $30 an hour with bonuses.  I am back in school but it will be years before I am done with my social work degree and I may lose my house, my car, everything within the next year.   We cut out all luxuries like satelite and going out to eat but a couple of bucks on the lottery is the last luxury I afford myself.

    When I see people who only want to win over $100 million it makes me realize these are people who have probably never struggled.  They are lucky.

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      Posted: October 20, 2013, 3:57 pm - IP Logged

      Cool. I will buy some for this week draw.  Good Luck everyone! :)

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        Posted: October 20, 2013, 8:07 pm - IP Logged

        The estimated jackpot for MM is missing for some reason on the www.usamega.com home page.  It is 55 million on the megamillion site.

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          Posted: October 20, 2013, 8:17 pm - IP Logged

          l love this changes to mega millions and i think both powerball and mega millions combined will definitly keep america excited two thumps up for mega millions.BananaBanana

          "We think that players will respond favorably to the new Mega Millions changes and expect even greater sales for the game," said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery."

           

          ..Gary Grief???..what the heck kind of name is that for a leader of a game that supposed to inspire optimism  lol..

           

          Sounds like a cartoon script in the sunday papers  lol

          "No matter how bad things may get, I'd like to thank my middle finger

          for always sticking up for me.."

           


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            Posted: October 20, 2013, 8:22 pm - IP Logged

            I'm going to do what I said I was going to do when the changes were announced.

            I'm going to send a playslip and $2 (as I always played the Megaplier) to the MUSL and say, "Considering your new game format I'll skip the formality of playing a ticket and here's your $2."

            Scared

            For anyone else who wants to do that here's the address:

            Multi-State Lottery Association
            4400 N.W. Urbandale Drive
            Urbandale, Iowa 50322

            You sound like one of those Ross Perot voters back in 1992! LOL   I couldn't resist just joking with ya.

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              Posted: October 20, 2013, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

              same goes for me.  I would cry such tears of joy even to win enough to pay off my house.  My job as a medical transcriptionist has been hit by a double whammy:  Outsourcing to India and technology changed to speech recognition with an over 50% pay cut.  I average a little less than $12 an hour now where as a few months ago I took home up to $30 an hour with bonuses.  I am back in school but it will be years before I am done with my social work degree and I may lose my house, my car, everything within the next year.   We cut out all luxuries like satelite and going out to eat but a couple of bucks on the lottery is the last luxury I afford myself.

              When I see people who only want to win over $100 million it makes me realize these are people who have probably never struggled.  They are lucky.

              I'm sorry to hear about your problems Lucky4Life hang in there.  Congrats on going back to school.  The bright side of not eating out is it saves a ton of money that you can use to buy in bulk at Costco or Sam's Club and cook it yourself.  I prepare all my food and take it to work with me in plastic containers and it so much better for your health.  You can get back to work quicker and get more done.  In tough times like these when some jobs have to be cut the superiors notice things like that and it can save your job.  Also, these restaurants are loading up those foods with oils, grease, and butters which are clogging everyone's arteries big time and causing all the heart attacks and loss of loved ones way to early.

              I love the changes to the lottery and think it will be a big success breaking the 1 billion dollar mark.  Lets just hope we don't have a public relations nightmare with one of the 75 white balls getting stuck coming out of the hopper.  Thats alot of balls!   Good luck Luck4lifeThumbs Up

              Don't forget to visit the Lottery Post Gift Shop!

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                Posted: October 20, 2013, 8:39 pm - IP Logged

                what a joke i will not play it till it reach a half billion an then i might play $2 the odds was not good before an now this.

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                  Posted: October 20, 2013, 8:53 pm - IP Logged

                  same goes for me.  I would cry such tears of joy even to win enough to pay off my house.  My job as a medical transcriptionist has been hit by a double whammy:  Outsourcing to India and technology changed to speech recognition with an over 50% pay cut.  I average a little less than $12 an hour now where as a few months ago I took home up to $30 an hour with bonuses.  I am back in school but it will be years before I am done with my social work degree and I may lose my house, my car, everything within the next year.   We cut out all luxuries like satelite and going out to eat but a couple of bucks on the lottery is the last luxury I afford myself.

                  When I see people who only want to win over $100 million it makes me realize these are people who have probably never struggled.  They are lucky.

                  From one kitty to another, congrats on going back to school! Outsourcing is occuring in all industries from medical to legal to all businesses. What is interesting is that the work being done in India is not always on the same level as the US (in many cases) so we will see if things swing back. I hope you win the JP!

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                    Posted: October 20, 2013, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

                    look at the cash 5 or pick 3 or4 ask your self how many times have you pick the numbers in those games? i have played a $ 100 quick pick on cash 5 an hit 4 numbers on 1 ticket 3 numbers on 4 ticket an 2 on 5 tickets..did the same amount on mega and power and the state reg lotto an i might get 3 numbers on 1 ticket or none...it all about the odds the odds are not good at all i will play it but till i reach a half billion an oly $ 2 maybe..i have odds in smaller games.an i have done it more  than a few times...but not the jack pot yet..

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                      Posted: October 20, 2013, 9:00 pm - IP Logged

                      thank you Vegan and Artist!! Lovies

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                        Posted: October 20, 2013, 9:01 pm - IP Logged

                        I'm just going to play all 15 mega balls alone, and QP the white balls, and use the multiplier for a total of $30 per draw. Guaranteed $2 back and chances to win more on rest.

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                          Posted: October 20, 2013, 9:19 pm - IP Logged

                          I'm just going to play all 15 mega balls alone, and QP the white balls, and use the multiplier for a total of $30 per draw. Guaranteed $2 back and chances to win more on rest.

                          Same here, though it could get expensive playing the multplier every time.

                          Play 15 balls in one draw, the probability of winning MB is 100%.

                          Play 1 ball for 15 draws, the probability of winning MB is only 64%.

                          If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
                          If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

                          2016: -48.28% (13 tickets) ||
                          P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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                            Posted: October 20, 2013, 9:22 pm - IP Logged

                            if you play the b.ball along with the mega.p thats $60 without is 30 if your number comes up you still on the lost side

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                              Posted: October 20, 2013, 10:04 pm - IP Logged

                              I will be playing my state lottery games with better odds and less players.

                              I wish I could say the same.

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