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$205 MILLION: Promise of big jackpots met by new Mega Millions

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Posted: November 25, 2013, 9:18 pm - IP Logged

I'm waiting for a Mega Millions $Onebillion drawing  before I buy one ticket. No exceptions. Smiley


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    Posted: November 25, 2013, 9:23 pm - IP Logged

    I'm waiting for a Mega Millions $Onebillion drawing  before I buy one ticket. No exceptions. Smiley

    i guess you will only playing about one drawing every two years or so then. good luck.  i hope you are not too old or you will only have a handful of chances left.  when you win this billion dollars prepare yourself to not enjoy it because it will be one headache after another dealing with it.

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      Posted: November 26, 2013, 12:00 am - IP Logged

      i do not understand this lucky state theory. it cannot possible matter where a ticket was bought that makes it more probable that it will win. one would think that a state that sold more tickets than another would be more likely to have the winner. based on that everyone should head for the state with the highest population and buy your tickets there. but it doesn't matter. it only matters if you fill out cards that you mark the correct numbers on the card not where you do it. if you lazily ask for quick pics then it is the clerks fingers and the timing of his fingers on the machine that only matters. not what state the store is in. ridiculous...

      It ain't no theory,  Commiefornia is usually the winner,  or else its new york.

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        Posted: November 26, 2013, 10:02 am - IP Logged

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        Traveling in style, should I win ............ Thumbs Up

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          Posted: November 26, 2013, 11:08 am - IP Logged

          If Mega goes over $500 million I'll play it. Other then that, I rather just play my state lottery and and ocassional PowerBall.

          Following the trends and patterns means following the money!Banana

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            Posted: November 26, 2013, 11:12 am - IP Logged

            I knew there wasn't going to be a mass exodus for the simple reason that most players are causal players who don't pay attention to the odds of winning. If you ask the average play what is the odds of winning their digit games, their state lottos or the mutl states, they will look at you with a blank stare. In their mind, all they care about is that somebody is going to win it regardless of the odds.

            Following the trends and patterns means following the money!Banana

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              Posted: November 26, 2013, 11:15 am - IP Logged

              The new change is great!  I love it.  I'm glad that it's not too easy to win.

              However, 5+0 is still too easy if you buy your tickets in New York.

              JEP:

              Would'n say the change is great!!!!!!!!!!but,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,at least they did'nt GO^^^^

              on D rates like Power Ball did^^^^^^butt they did GO^^^^on D MATRIX!!!!!!!!!!

              That is like put'ng D frog in warm water & slow>slow<slow<slow<slow<SLOWLY>

              turning UP D VOLUME^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^!!!!!!!!!!

                                                            Turkey White Bounce Turkey

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                Posted: November 26, 2013, 11:29 am - IP Logged

                It will produce mega jackpots. The enormous challenge is the 5 main numbers. I was curious, so I did a little number crunching. The old 5/56 game, five winning numbers represented 8% of the number pool. Compare that with a state lottery 5/39 game that would be 12% Now the new main 75 number pool represents 6.6% I think this is what the Mega Million Lottery foks figured out.  They knew that Powerball was beating them due to their bigger jackpots due mainly to their two dollar ticket prices. Few ticket combinations are bought because of the price yet the $2.00 per ticket cost helps to grow the jackpot steadly, until it gets to a catch point where the masses start playing based one the huge jackpot amount which gives it a blast off. Mega's problem was that at $1.00 a play it was eaiser for more people to buy up more combinations thus people constantly hitting ever few weeks and not allowing the jackpot to really grow to compete with PB. I think Mega Million has now hit a sweet spot. They can still market the affordability of a $1.00 and more people can buy up more combinations at that pricep but with such a huge five ball pool, they can grow their jackpots without having to worrry the jackpot is going to be hit every other week or so. They have the best of both worlds.

                Following the trends and patterns means following the money!Banana

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                  Posted: November 26, 2013, 11:39 am - IP Logged

                  The odds now are ridiculous!  Greed is name of the game.


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                    Posted: November 26, 2013, 4:56 pm - IP Logged

                    It ain't no theory,  Commiefornia is usually the winner,  or else its new york.

                     so it has nothing to do with the fact that more people live in those 2 states than any other, and more tickets are sold there. so you advise anyone living anywhere else not to play because it's either gonna be calif or ny that has the winning combination. i have to assume you were educated in a third world country to believe that. let me reiiterate. it does not matter where you buy the ticket, it only matters what numbers you select or for the weak minded, what quick pic numbers were issued to you.

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                      Posted: November 26, 2013, 6:56 pm - IP Logged

                      I think it will slow down the number of tickets sold , until the pot get bigger odds to great . people will lose interest for a while . on the flip side we might get a Billion dollar jackpot. because of it ...we'll see

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                        Posted: November 26, 2013, 7:00 pm - IP Logged

                        2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith All New Two Door Coupe With 624 Horse Power - Click to see full-size photo viewer

                        Traveling in style, should I win ............ Thumbs Up

                        lol my great uncle had a Rolls Royce....def on my list too Thumbs Up

                        My prediction- I think MM will be won before Christmas, and I don't think it will be a billion.

                        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: November 27, 2013, 1:25 am - IP Logged

                          Haven't played since the odds changed. May play when it gets above $500 million.  Sticking to the Super Lotto

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                            Posted: November 27, 2013, 2:06 am - IP Logged

                            Untold riches are the siren call of the great unwashed masses.

                            I shan't be part of it.

                            I shan't.

                            Well, maybe one QP.

                            But that's it.

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                              Posted: December 1, 2013, 7:38 am - IP Logged

                              Well my Mega_Powerball partner and I caught the Mega ball last night and we made $1.00. So I will be reinvesting our win right back into Tuesdays game.Banana

                              You might win the jackpot by spending $1. Good luck.

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