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Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $180 million

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Posted: August 23, 2014, 10:21 am - IP Logged

And there went the hopes of a BILLION dollar jackpot.  New matrix has failed.  We'd be lucky if the JP reaches 70 millions after taxes with this new matrix.  In its 1 year anniversary coming up they should scrap it.

It's time for a HARD matrix.  Computerized drawings, white balls from 1 to 999,999 and mega ball from 1 to 500,000.

I'd like to see California win that everytime! HAHAHA!

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    Posted: August 23, 2014, 10:40 am - IP Logged

    Actually this would be californias 7th win this year for MM's not 2nd!  Check out the mega millions website.

    What I posted is from the MM website.

    The one previous MM jackpot winner from California was $30M on 4/4/2014.

    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

    Lep

    There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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      Posted: August 23, 2014, 11:03 am - IP Logged

      What I posted is from the MM website.

      The one previous MM jackpot winner from California was $30M on 4/4/2014.

      So you aren't disputing this is their 7th win?

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        Posted: August 23, 2014, 11:50 am - IP Logged

        Actually this would be californias 7th win this year for MM's not 2nd!  Check out the mega millions website.

        You are wrong and Coin Toss is correct. California has only had 2 MM jackpot winners this year, first one was on April 4th for $30 million and the 2nd one on August 22 for $180 million. Not sure what you are looking at to claim that California has won seven MM jackpots this year but you need to double check what you were reading.

        Overall, this current jackpot that was won makes it the eighth MM jackpot won in 2014.

        BTW, I did check MM website and it also states that this was California's 2nd MM jackpot win this year.

        January 3rd           $  61 million         TN

        March 18th            $414 million    split with FL and MD

        March 25th            $  20 million          NY

        April 4th                 $  30 million         CA

        May 20th               $ 149 million         PA

        June 13th              $   66 million         MI

        June 27th               $  33 million         TX

        August 22nd          $ 180 million        CA

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          Posted: August 23, 2014, 12:07 pm - IP Logged

          You are wrong and Coin Toss is correct. California has only had 2 MM jackpot winners this year, first one was on April 4th for $30 million and the 2nd one on August 22 for $180 million. Not sure what you are looking at to claim that California has won seven MM jackpots this year but you need to double check what you were reading.

          Overall, this current jackpot that was won makes it the eighth MM jackpot won in 2014.

          BTW, I did check MM website and it also states that this was California's 2nd MM jackpot win this year.

          January 3rd           $  61 million         TN

          March 18th            $414 million    split with FL and MD

          March 25th            $  20 million          NY

          April 4th                 $  30 million         CA

          May 20th               $ 149 million         PA

          June 13th              $   66 million         MI

          June 27th               $  33 million         TX

          August 22nd          $ 180 million        CA

          I was  looking at the winners gallery which makes it 7 wins,   If I look at the news part, then its 2 wins for MM  They also won the PB jackpot 2 times this too.

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            Posted: August 23, 2014, 12:08 pm - IP Logged

            Stupid lottery...

             

            Sad

            Hang in there Golfer1960, NJ hasn't had a MM jackpot winner yet this year so you never know...got my fingers crossed for you.

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              Posted: August 23, 2014, 12:51 pm - IP Logged

              I was  looking at the winners gallery which makes it 7 wins,   If I look at the news part, then its 2 wins for MM  They also won the PB jackpot 2 times this too.

              CA may have 7 wins* total in Mega Millions, but keep in mind they joined the game 9 years ago.

              I think now that they're in Powerball and hitting there too, it seems that they win all the time. But as I've said before, more tickets = more winners.

               

              *I don't know the actual figure, the Winner's Gallery sometimes includes 2nd prize winners too.

              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: August 23, 2014, 2:43 pm - IP Logged

                CA may have 7 wins* total in Mega Millions, but keep in mind they joined the game 9 years ago.

                I think now that they're in Powerball and hitting there too, it seems that they win all the time. But as I've said before, more tickets = more winners.

                 

                *I don't know the actual figure, the Winner's Gallery sometimes includes 2nd prize winners too.

                Yeah well...Something obviously needs to be changed,  if scratch off odds can be steered,  I'm sure the winning numbers are picked depending on the area that picked them.  Not to mention when I see the same place win consistently, something isn't honest about that.

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                  Posted: August 23, 2014, 3:50 pm - IP Logged

                  Yeah well...Something obviously needs to be changed,  if scratch off odds can be steered,  I'm sure the winning numbers are picked depending on the area that picked them.  Not to mention when I see the same place win consistently, something isn't honest about that.

                  The state that buys the most tickets has a greater chance of winning. How hard is that to understand?

                  If there was a drawing and 1,000 tickets were sold in Rhode Island and 20,000 tickets were sold in California. Then the likelihood that someone from California will win the jackpot is much greater than someone from Rhode Island. If you don't like Mega Millions or any of the multi-state jackpot games then don't play but stop spreading non-sense about how MUSL is rigging the lottery for California to win.

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                    Posted: August 23, 2014, 5:25 pm - IP Logged

                    The state that buys the most tickets has a greater chance of winning. How hard is that to understand?

                    If there was a drawing and 1,000 tickets were sold in Rhode Island and 20,000 tickets were sold in California. Then the likelihood that someone from California will win the jackpot is much greater than someone from Rhode Island. If you don't like Mega Millions or any of the multi-state jackpot games then don't play but stop spreading non-sense about how MUSL is rigging the lottery for California to win.

                    Then it ISN'T truly random!  How hard is that to understand!?

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                      Posted: August 23, 2014, 5:32 pm - IP Logged

                      Then it ISN'T truly random!  How hard is that to understand!?

                      Oh my. Here, let me give you another, more vivid example:

                      Someone bakes a cake and decides to poison their friends with escherichia coli. They randomly sprinkle feces into the cake after it is baked.

                      The cake has 6 slices. Bob eats 5 slices. Bill eats 1 slice.

                      Who is more likely to get sick? Bob of course.

                      Even though Bill can get sick too, Bob is more likely to get sick because he ate 4 more slices than Bill.

                      Nothing is preventing Bill from getting sick. He still has a chance. Maybe his slice had the only e. coli in the cake. But because Bob consumed more, he has a greater probability of getting sick. Make sense? Smile Not the greatest example, but it gets the point across.

                      Bob is California. Bill is the Virgin Islands.

                      California "consumes" more lottery combinations because they have higher ticket sales. More combinations covered = more likely a hit. It does not make a certain individual in California more likely to win the jackpot versus, say someone in Idaho. The person who wins is still random. It's just more likely that someone in their population will win because the state as a whole has higher game participation. It doesn't change the chances for either you or your friend in California.

                      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: August 23, 2014, 5:46 pm - IP Logged

                        Oh my. Here, let me give you another, more vivid example:

                        Someone bakes a cake and decides to poison their friends with escherichia coli. They randomly sprinkle feces into the cake after it is baked.

                        The cake has 6 slices. Bob eats 5 slices. Bill eats 1 slice.

                        Who is more likely to get sick? Bob of course.

                        Even though Bill can get sick too, Bob is more likely to get sick because he ate 4 more slices than Bill.

                        Nothing is preventing Bill from getting sick. He still has a chance. Maybe his slice had the only e. coli in the cake. But because Bob consumed more, he has a greater probability of getting sick. Make sense? Smile Not the greatest example, but it gets the point across.

                        Bob is California. Bill is the Virgin Islands.

                        California "consumes" more lottery combinations because they have higher ticket sales. More combinations covered = more likely a hit. It does not make a certain individual in California more likely to win the jackpot versus, say someone in Idaho. The person who wins is still random. It's just more likely that someone in their population will win because the state as a whole has higher game participation. It doesn't change the chances for either you or your friend in California.

                        Are you applying that to scratch offs as well?  Because you're making excuse after excuse for why california gets the wins all the time,  I find it very hard to believe they buy up all the numbers.  The Multi state lottery needs to release actual ticket numbers bought by each state.

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                          Are you applying that to scratch offs as well?  Because you're making excuse after excuse for why california gets the wins all the time,  I find it very hard to believe they buy up all the numbers.  The Multi state lottery needs to release actual ticket numbers bought by each state.

                          What do scratch-offs have to do with anything? All these jackpots we're talking about California hitting have nothing to do with those. There are very few if any multi-state scratch-offs and those that exist are distributed proportionally to player population. Scratch-offs are not the same as the random ball drawing. You can buy X number of random scratch-offs in the same game and basically be guaranteed a win. There are no guarantees if you buy random tickets in a ball drawing.

                          Powerball, Mega Millions, even the upcoming $5 game are not scratch offs. Even if they were, if California bought 50% of the tickets, they would have 50% chance of hitting. So other than the slight differences I mentioned earlier it would pretty much be the same result.

                          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: August 23, 2014, 5:48 pm - IP Logged

                            I haven't played the lottery in at least a couple years.  I would like to play, but only in a state where I can be anonymous.

                            Play your own state lottery so california doesn't get your money.

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                              What do scratch-offs have to do with anything? All these jackpots we're talking about California hitting have nothing to do with those. There are very few if any multi-state scratch-offs and those that exist are distributed proportionally to player population. Scratch-offs are not the same as the random ball drawing. You can buy X number of random scratch-offs in the same game and basically be guaranteed a win. There are no guarantees if you buy random tickets in a ball drawing.

                              Powerball, Mega Millions, even the upcoming $5 game are not scratch offs. Even if they were, if California bought 50% of the tickets, they would have 50% chance of hitting. So other than the slight differences I mentioned earlier it would pretty much be the same result.

                              Prove to me that the MUSL is 100% honest.

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