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$257 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot expands

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Posted: December 1, 2013, 10:24 am - IP Logged

MM sales are way down; they fell dramatically since the $2 powerball, further with the new matrix.

Think of it, a 17th draw with a bump - with a weakened annuity -  of less than $30 million at the $200 million level.

The lottery dream is still alive? Where else can you become a millionaire by spending $100? Saving your money?

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    Posted: December 1, 2013, 10:28 am - IP Logged

    I agree that the annuity bump is pretty weak but when you factor in the cash value has only gone up $14 million for each of the past two draws it sums up the sentiment towards MM.

    The annuity will have to top $300 million before we see any appreciable increase in sales.

    Lets help Mega Millions sales by spending more than $1 per drawing. LOL

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      Posted: December 1, 2013, 10:30 am - IP Logged

      I'm lovin it, I'm glad they shut down the cheats.

      Those cheat codes they have in New York didn't work out this time did they?

      You do not have to play the lottery, if it makes you happy to see lottery players losing money.LOL

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        Posted: December 1, 2013, 10:34 am - IP Logged

        lol WTF the sales for this drawing were less than the drawing at $205 million.

         

        This scenario right now (where the MM jackpot is above Powerball) is the worst situation for the State lotteries. Not only are sales significantly weaker for comparable jackpot levels and even lower jackpot levels on Mega, but if you look at Powerball sales, they are significantly weaker, worse than levels before Florida joined the game.

        So people who just play the higher jackpot game are going MM [a lower total spend], but the sentiment towards the new matrix is not positive, so there's people that are straight up not playing either games!

        Lottery players have realized that saving money is better than playing the Mega Millions lottery game?LOL

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          Posted: December 1, 2013, 10:38 am - IP Logged

          Not surprising. Thanksgiving and Black Friday. People were busy with other things besides buying MM tickets.

          People have stopped playing the lottery? I wonder why? It is good to spend money on the dream of winning a lottery jackpot someday.

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            Posted: December 1, 2013, 10:41 am - IP Logged

             I Agree!  the odds seem impossible, but you could get onto Forbes billionaire list for only a buck. Beaver

            You get on the Mega Millions list with odds of 1 in 259 Millions.

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              Posted: December 1, 2013, 10:42 am - IP Logged

              http://www.lotterypost.com/news/261214

              Before the change Mega Million jackpot won at $190mil and their was 17 players

              match five numbers.

              I can't believe only 1 second place winner! wow!

              Lottery players are spending less money on the lottery?

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                Posted: December 1, 2013, 10:46 am - IP Logged

                I'm guessing they regret not picking a different Mega ball.

                The lottery did not pick the jackpot winner. I hope that the lottery choose me as a jackpot winner someday. I will pay more taxes in New York?

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                  Posted: December 1, 2013, 10:49 am - IP Logged

                  Does Forbes have a list that includes people who only have one billion? As residents of NY you or I would need to be the sole winner of a jackot of nearly $4 billion to get on that list. That's mathematically possible, but just a bit unlikely.

                  You can dream of winning $257 Million by spending $1 on MM. LOL

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                    Posted: December 1, 2013, 10:49 am - IP Logged

                    Lets help Mega Millions sales by spending more than $1 per drawing. LOL

                    I'll start participating next week when the jackpot exceeds $300 million. Right now, I will continue to contribute a few dollars to the Salvation Army tea kettle instead of playing the lottery.

                    ** Some people fulfill their dreams by receiving entitlements from the Government while others wake up and work hard for it! **

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                      Posted: December 1, 2013, 10:51 am - IP Logged

                      According to wikipedia the superenalotto lottery game of Italy has odds of over 600 million to 1. Their record Jackpot rolled over for eight straight months.

                      Saving money rate has to be very high in Italy. We will have the same in America, now that players are spending less money on the lottery dream.

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                        Posted: December 1, 2013, 10:55 am - IP Logged

                        I'll start participating next week when the jackpot exceeds $300 million. Right now, I will continue to contribute a few dollars to the Salvation Army tea kettle instead of playing the lottery.

                        I will not be able to help any charity. I have spent all my money on mega millions. LOL

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                          Posted: December 1, 2013, 11:01 am - IP Logged

                          $257 Millions Mega Millions jackpot, and I am the only one writing on this thread. Lottery insanity.

                          Lottery players are not too excited about winning $257 Millions. LOL

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                            Posted: December 1, 2013, 11:54 am - IP Logged

                            $257 Millions Mega Millions jackpot, and I am the only one writing on this thread. Lottery insanity.

                            Lottery players are not too excited about winning $257 Millions. LOL

                            I know, right? Confused

                            Peak of holiday shopping season, College football championships, and general jackpot fatigue, all combine for a MM/PB collective ... Meh!

                            I kind of feel the same...wake me when it's over $500M. Sleep

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                              I know, right? Confused

                              Peak of holiday shopping season, College football championships, and general jackpot fatigue, all combine for a MM/PB collective ... Meh!

                              I kind of feel the same...wake me when it's over $500M. Sleep

                              LOTTERY PLAYERS ARE WAITING FOR THE MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT TO REACH $500 MILLION TO START PLAYING.

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