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

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Posted: December 1, 2013, 8:29 am - IP Logged

My personal opinion is that the new format will not produce astronomical jackpots because there are only 15 Mega balls.  The very first draw under the new format there were 3 players with a 5 number win and it appeared that they only sold 28 million tickets. That would have been a 1 in 5 chance that one of them could have had the correct Mega ball. The next several draws produced only 1 player with 5 numbers with sales averaging only about 30 million. The last draw had two players with 5 numbers and it looks like only about 34 million tickets were sold. That is close to the odds of 2 players getting a 5. When they hit 70 million tickets, there could be as many as 4- 5 players with a 5 and then it is just a 1 in 3 chance for a winner. Meanwhile the payouts for winning anything at all have fallen. Getting the mega ball and one number is about all most can hope for with just a few tickets purchased.....and then not to often. We'll see, but I'm skeptical at this time.

Do not worry. Lottery players will spend $2 Billions to win a $1 Billion Mega Millions Jackpot. The lottery always pays half of the money, it makes from tickets sales.

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    Posted: December 1, 2013, 8:32 am - IP Logged

    That's the reason Im playing the megaplier all the time now...and look my state got a 3 million dollar winner....Ohhh it shudda been me LOL

    Spending $10 on Megaplier gives you 5 chances of winning up to $5 Million.

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      Posted: December 1, 2013, 8:35 am - IP Logged

      It's very, very  possible! Sometimes it's not about the odds. If you have it than you got it! Keep that in mind! : )

      You see yourself as a lottery winner. I wonder what other lottery players have been thinking about.LOL

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        Posted: December 1, 2013, 8:38 am - IP Logged

        Oh and NEw york will win again : )

        Mega Millions is played in New York? Lottery players are buying more tickets in New York.LOL

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          Posted: December 1, 2013, 8:42 am - IP Logged

          Possible, but only if your near NYC. Nothing but losers outside the concrete jungle. I almost thought you were talking about the G-men.

          Buy more lottery tickets to increase your chances of winning. Lottery players are spending $100 per week in New York City. Wall Street likes to gamble.LOL

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            Posted: December 1, 2013, 8:45 am - IP Logged

            I Agree!  I play the megaplier more often now too. I spend the same amount on tickets but I have less tickets because of that megaplier. $20 on mega equaled 20 tickets for me before the matrix and now it means 10 tickets for me.

            Megaplier cost $2 before the matrix change?

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              Posted: December 1, 2013, 8:49 am - IP Logged

              I agree with Todd the promise has been met.  The increased odds are negligible to win the jackpot.   Even if MM & PB eliminated all secondary prizes sales drop offs would be very small.  I'd say 95%+ play for the jackpot only.  If you want small wins play scratchers and state games.

              You will win a lottery jackpot someday. Keep playing Mega Millions and Powerball. It is good to have a dream. LOL

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                Posted: December 1, 2013, 8:51 am - IP Logged

                veganlife125,

                "The increased odds are negligible to win the jackpot..."

                Seriously? The differnece in the increase is an additional 83 million to one. State Pick 6 games have jackpopt odds in the 20 million to one range.

                He will win a lottery jackpot on the other side of his mind.

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                  Posted: December 1, 2013, 8:54 am - IP Logged

                  I have been playing mega millions more since the matrix change but that is because I want my chance at the $5 million prize so $5 with megaplier for $10.  I pick my own numbers so hopefully I can get lucky soon.  I play powerball less because of the $2 price and I only pick two lines with powerplay for $6.  They still get $160 out of me every month so no complaining bye either jackpot game.-weshar75

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                  Buying multiple lottery tickets increases your chances of winning the jackpot.$10 for a Megaplier ticket makes economic sense, if you can afford it. Good luck.

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                    Posted: December 1, 2013, 8:57 am - IP Logged

                    This is what I've been doing, too. Less tickets, but playing megaplier. I've actually gotten more back than usual, but put it right back into the game. I'm playing for the jackpot, but 2nd is nice, too, with the megaplier.

                    You are winning because you are spending $2 instead of $1.

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                      Posted: December 1, 2013, 8:59 am - IP Logged

                      The jackpot is not growing as fast as it should, and the cash value appears to be dwindling also. So much for our much anticipated billion dollar threshold.

                      Lottery players are spending less money on Mega Millions. They are chasing a jackpot win in too many lottery games.

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                        Posted: December 1, 2013, 9:03 am - IP Logged

                        I cannot be bothered with this game anymore. IMHO these odds of 1:258,890,850 are a mockery to players intelligence.

                        How about $0 in 258,890,850?

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                          Posted: December 1, 2013, 9:05 am - IP Logged

                          I am just hoping that we get our 1st big Mega Millions winner in Pennsylvania soon

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                          I am hoping the same thing for New York.

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                            Posted: December 21, 2013, 4:17 am - IP Logged

                            I would love to win the jackpot prize! However with the huge amount of prize even if you match 5 numbers it feels like hitting the jackpot too! It is indeed exciting to play Mega Millions. I hope I will be the next millionaire!