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New multi-state lottery game launches Sunday

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Posted: October 20, 2014, 8:14 pm - IP Logged

That's because Power Play does not have an equal pool of the multiplier numbers. There are more 2's than 5's to draw from etc.

MultiplierOdds
5X1 in 10
4X1 in 10
3X1 in 3.33
2X1 in 2

Thanks, I didn't know this until now.

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    frontenac, kansas
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    Posted: October 20, 2014, 9:23 pm - IP Logged

    Is power ball done by RNG now.....what about MEga million is it RNG or ping pong balls.

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      Posted: October 20, 2014, 9:30 pm - IP Logged

      I just picked up a few Monopoly tickets this evening, and the tickets have an interesting note on the front.  It says:

      ATTN: Cashed tickets cannot be returned.  Enter your webcode prior to claiming a prize.

      That's a good point:  you need to be sure and enter the webcode printed on the ticket on the playmmc.com website before claiming a prize you may have won in the drawing.

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        Posted: October 20, 2014, 9:38 pm - IP Logged

        I purchased a ticket here in Texas and was given the B&O Railroad plus 15 game entries.  The only way how I can see this as a good game, when nobody hits the top prize for a month or two.  When this happens, there could be over 50 $1 million tickets per game until it is one.  If it takes 3 months for someone to hit the top prize, it is being advertised as several hundred $1 million winners.

         

        We will see

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          Posted: October 20, 2014, 9:43 pm - IP Logged

          Is power ball done by RNG now.....what about MEga million is it RNG or ping pong balls.

          The only RNG aspect with PB and MM is the selection of the powerplay number, and megaplier number. The 5 main numbers and the powerball number and megaball number are mechanically drawn.

          CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

          A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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            Posted: October 20, 2014, 10:53 pm - IP Logged

            Instead of trying the new Monopoly Game opted for Mega Millions at $1.00 a game. Only need one to be in it.

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              Posted: October 20, 2014, 11:00 pm - IP Logged

              What a joke this game is. Based on a $1 play the odds of winning top prize is 1 in 363,854,400. They are guaranteeing more millionaires. "The number of randomly chosen $1 million winners will also depend on the size of the jackpot. If the jackpot is $15 million — 10 will be selected; at $18 million, 12 are chosen; at $21 million, 14 people will win $1 million".  "If someone hits the maximum $25 million jackpot, 16 additional $1 million payouts will be awarded, lottery officials said".So for the first draw on Friday 10 new millionaires will be created. How are they confident that over 2 million tickets will be sold from now till Friday. It was around this time of last year when the Multi State Lottery announced the Multi-State Raffle. That only lasted one draw. I believe this game will default based on promises of millionaires per draw. It wont be able to fund itself and I think players will eventually lose total interest on it.

              You  just might be right on your analysis of this game. Only time will tell.

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                Posted: October 21, 2014, 12:34 am - IP Logged

                Instead of trying the new Monopoly Game opted for Mega Millions at $1.00 a game. Only need one to be in it.

                In comparison, that is a $1, twice a week habit vs. a $5, once a week habit.

                Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

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                  Posted: October 21, 2014, 5:54 am - IP Logged

                  Whats is this they have? a property number? Does that work like a bonus number or something?

                  I might play this if the ticket was less than $5. I might also likely play it if the results weren't computerized either.

                  I am gonna focus on the small lotterys for now...

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                    Posted: October 21, 2014, 9:10 am - IP Logged

                    If all you are looking at is the top prize, then this is valid.  However, this game is not designed to just have an over-the-top jackpot.  It is in response to a ton of people saying they want a game in which MANY people win SMALLER prizes.

                    I know this personally because I get e-mails just about every day from people saying they want such a game.  During big Powerball or Mega Millions jackpot runs I can sometimes receive a dozen e-mails a day from people complaining about the big jackpot going to just one winner.

                    To these people I say don't play Mega Millions or Powerball then.  Play a game that delivers smaller prizes more often.

                    AND THAT'S WHAT THIS GAME IS.

                    This game should not even be compared to Mega Millions or Powerball.  It is completely different.  The only similarity is that all three games are played in many states.  Apart from that, they are really different.  It is a new style of game with several ways to play and win.  So I think it's going to need to time in the market before people can judge it "good" or "bad".

                    Perhaps it's time to downgrade the lotteries that have added this computerized drawing game to reflect the true position of things in the State Lottery Report Card.

                    That money's gone fo ever

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                      Posted: October 21, 2014, 9:15 am - IP Logged

                      Instead of trying the new Monopoly Game opted for Mega Millions at $1.00 a game. Only need one to be in it.

                      You have a 99% chance of losing that $1 by playing Mega Millions.

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                        Posted: October 21, 2014, 9:19 am - IP Logged

                        In comparison, that is a $1, twice a week habit vs. a $5, once a week habit.

                        Playing the lottery everyday does not increases your chances of winning a lottery jackpot Someday. How about spending $5 monthly? How about spending $5 yearly on the lottery? Buy a lottery ticket someday. It is okay to dream.

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                          Posted: October 21, 2014, 9:22 am - IP Logged

                          Whats is this they have? a property number? Does that work like a bonus number or something?

                          I might play this if the ticket was less than $5. I might also likely play it if the results weren't computerized either.

                          Spend $5 once, and do not play again until next year. What do you think?

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                            Posted: October 21, 2014, 9:27 am - IP Logged

                            Perhaps it's time to downgrade the lotteries that have added this computerized drawing game to reflect the true position of things in the State Lottery Report Card.

                            Americans are so hooked on the lottery that your cries will never be heard. USA lottery generates $70 Billion per year on revenues.Computarized drawings or Balls drop drawings, the lottery always picks the winners and losers.

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                              Posted: October 21, 2014, 10:47 am - IP Logged

                              Americans are so hooked on the lottery that your cries will never be heard. USA lottery generates $70 Billion per year on revenues.Computarized drawings or Balls drop drawings, the lottery always picks the winners and losers.

                              No cries whatsoever. Lottery is sold to adults so it's assumed they know what they're doing. My comment was meant to remind admin to update his report on lottery report card.

                              As far as lottery addiction I think it's a good thing because income taxes and sales taxes would be sky high if the lottery revenues in their billions didn't exist.

                              That money's gone fo ever