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

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Posted: December 1, 2013, 7:40 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.

I have a feeling that you will win a lottery jackpot someday. Keep playing.

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    I am still not so sure how this new concept of so many numbers is going to work out.  Before they started this new format I most generally would buy at least 5 tickets with the mulitiplier added and sometime more than that if the payout got up to a certain level.....I also would play power ball the same way.  Now with Mega Million adding all these additional numbers it has actually taken the fun out of even having a chance of hitting a decent prize....so I now finding myself buying one ticket per draw with the mulitplier just to have a chance.....no more multiple tickets. 

    My question to others.....are you all buying the same or have you cut the amount down. Do you really think this is going to work for them.

    Buying multiple lottery tickets increases your chances of winning something. I might buy more than 1 ticket with Megaplier. It only takes 1 to win it all though.

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      Posted: December 1, 2013, 7:48 am - IP Logged

      I also agree with you Atoz, the odds are really really bad for the new MM.  I have cut back on MM and have added the extra money to buying more PB tickets.

      I don't get a game that is pushing to have the biggest jackpot ever.  Alot of wasted money to get to the biggest jackpot ever.

      Play 104 tickets once a year, and do not play the lottery again. You will have 104 chances of winning at one shot per year.

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        Posted: December 1, 2013, 7:52 am - IP Logged

         I've only played MM once since the recent change in odds and before that I played every drawing. With such super high odds I often feel like I should just keep my dollar instead of throwing it away, the new odds do turn players off.

        It takes 1 in 259 Millions to win the Mega Millions jackpot.

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          Posted: December 1, 2013, 7:55 am - IP Logged

          I would think with the new odds more people would be playing their State Jackpot game if they had one. I know I would.

          Mega millions odds are causing individuals to quit playing the lottery. I see a MM change coming soon. Money is a powerful thing.

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            Posted: December 1, 2013, 7:56 am - IP Logged

            I have a feeling that you will win a lottery jackpot someday. Keep playing.

            Well alrighty then!

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              Posted: December 1, 2013, 7:58 am - IP Logged

              I agree. I buy $3 at the most now.

              You are still playing anyway, at least you are giving yourself a chance to win someday. Good luck.

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                Posted: December 1, 2013, 8:03 am - IP Logged

                "When the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game was changed a month ago, it was done so amid promises of bigger jackpots without needing to raise ticket prices.  Now it appears the promise has been met."

                Yep, and now with Powerball reset, MM is free to grow as large and as fast as ever for the rest of the year.

                Contrary to what some people thought, there was no mass exodus of players after the new MM matrix change. Sales figures showed that about the same amount people were at least "in it to win it" and likewise play more as the jackpot grows.

                PB still has an advantage with minimum $2 bet. But as with the case of this run, the MM will have more rollovers, and continue to grow as PB resets more often. MM will have fewer jackpots per year but of higher values, with the accompanying buying frezy above $200M.

                Humans have evolved to take a higher level of risk. I feel that evolution is playing its part in the lottery. Can you fight the desire to take risk? LOL

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                  Posted: December 1, 2013, 8:05 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.

                  You will a lottery jackpot someday. Keep playing and forget about New York winning.

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                    Posted: December 1, 2013, 8:07 am - IP Logged

                    In March of 2012 there was a $655.8 MM jackpot split three ways, and that was under the old format.

                    To hype up $205M is a little strong on MM's part.

                    $205 Millions jackpot for new lottery players?

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                      Posted: December 1, 2013, 8:11 am - IP Logged

                      Come to papa....Papa needs some new shoes, and a mansion. LOL!

                      It was all a dream.The life that you are living now.

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                        Posted: December 1, 2013, 8:15 am - IP Logged

                        What is really interesting to me is the lack of the second tier of winners. Only two. With the new astronomical odds we will probably see 500m jackpots won by single tickets more often than splits but also few second place winners as well in my opinion. 

                        With MM there will be much larger jackpots (probably records in the 800m range) but fewer per year. Perhaps 5-6 huge ones and the run up will take a while (2months per run is 6 wins). This means for a lot of people eventually they will only play when it gets huge which takes players out of the lower part of the run up and will in the end make the time from the start 15m to the jackpot win even longer.

                        Lottery players will buy all 259 Million combinations, whenever the MM jackpot gets to $500 Million?

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                          Posted: December 1, 2013, 8:17 am - IP Logged

                          Fewer 2nd prize winners was inevitable when they quadrupled the value of the second prize -- and which can go up to $5,000,000 with the Megaplier.

                          Mega Millions is a $2 lottery game in reality.

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                            Posted: December 1, 2013, 8:20 am - IP Logged

                            The sad thing is the CASH jackpots are now smaller. Mega cash payouts were always bigger than Powerball. The good thing is when Powerball increased to 2 dollars, the cash payouts went up coming closer to what Mega was at that time. Now Powerball has bigger cash payouts.  No No Crying Mad Unhappy No Nod Sad No No

                            Play the Megaplier option. You can play for free, if you hit many small wins.

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                              Posted: December 1, 2013, 8:23 am - IP Logged

                              The mega millions lottery is rigged! If you'll go in their website and look at the little bit of winners they do have, u will see the same states that keep hitting big which is California, Texas, Virginia, Maryland , Massachusetts , New York, and New Jersey. It just skipped right by Pennsylvania! I been stopped "donating" my money to the rigged mega millions because no matter how many tickets u buy they have it set up for those 7 states to keep winning! U will be now went broke while those states are getting richer and that dream will never come. If u are smart u will save your money from playing mega millions, it's a scam!

                              The lottery takes .50 Cent of every $1 you spend. What is new?

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