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New multi-state lottery game launches Sunday

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Posted: October 22, 2014, 8:23 am - IP Logged

"We've heard for years, 'Why should one person win $100 million?  Why don't 100 people win $1 million a piece?'  So that's exactly what we're creating,"  Hargrove said.

The reason that won't happen is because you can't fund it.

"Many times when we do research people ask us, 'why not give away a lot of million dollar prizes?"  Rich said.  "And i think that's where this game began."

Mega Millions & Powerball already gives away alot of million dollar prizes each year.  In fact most draws have million dollar winners with no jackpot winner.  It's the majority of people playing that are after the jackpot that fund the million dollar winners.

The 414 MegaMillions jackpot that ran from December 20th, 2013 till March 18th, 2014 funded 50 million dollar winners.  That's 50 million dollar winners in 3 months!  Many won more because of the multiplier.  You figure Powerball does about the same so we are talking 300 to 400 million dollar winners each year combined.  Whats the problem?  Some envious people worried about a lucky few collecting a 9 figure check?  This kind of rhetoric works when your asking for a vote but not when asking for $5 haha! Big Grin

While I hope to win the jackpot, I would also be ecstatic to win the million dollar second prize. You are right, there are million dollar winners every MM and PB draw. For $2 I have a shot at up to $5 million in MM.

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    Posted: October 22, 2014, 8:52 am - IP Logged

    Correct.

    This creates more winners because the number of available $1 million prizes increases every draw there isn't a top prize winner. It's just like rolling jackpots except with $1 million prizes. Once the top prize hits the cap ($25 million), all new funds in the jackpot pool go to additional prizes. Conceivably, the more drawings that roll, the more millionaires, which means a cold cycle could result in over 100 millionaires being created in a single drawing. These are guaranteed prizes.

    The game is indeed complex and somewhat confusing even for savvy players and I think this could possibly hurt it in the short-term. It also gives new meaning to "you have to be in it to win it." Lower prizes aside, your $5 is only worthwhile if the drawing has a top prize winner(s).

    Thanks, LottoMetro.

    IMHO they got it wrong. If there is no top prize winner, I believe that should trigger the opportunity for players to win the million dollar prize not vice versa so at least there is a million dollar winner possibility. I think they will go many drawings with no top winners so for $5 play, I get the chance to win a $100,000 max prize on any given drawing- very poor payout for dollar risked. I can play the NYS take 5 drawing for $1 for chance to win $65,000+/- top prize with much better odds. I don't think you're getting enough bang for the $5 ticket cost. Count me out. good luck to everyone that plays.

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      Posted: October 22, 2014, 12:01 pm - IP Logged

      To say this is a tricky/complicated game is an understatement.

      I watched the video posted in the Jackpot Games forum in the Monopoly Millionaires Club thread that shows how the game show will work/be played.

      If I'm right, to win a million on the TV show, you must first win the most money playing the various games, and then be willing to risk it all for a chance at winning the million dollars. If you're the person that is willing to risk all of what you previously won, and it's the highest amount won by all contestants, then you will play for the one million top prize.  If you're the contestant that is selected to play for the million, to actually win it, you must land on GO on the Monopoly game board.   All I can say is, wow.

      As for me personally, I'm not interested in going on the game show, and if I buy a ticket, I doubt I'd bother to register online so as to enter the webcode on my ticket.  What can I say?  I'm an Old Fool!  G5

      About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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        Posted: October 22, 2014, 6:10 pm - IP Logged

        $5 is way too much.

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          Posted: October 22, 2014, 9:41 pm - IP Logged

           There have been over 270 2nd place prizes for powerball so far this year. Which means over 270 "millionaires" have won. So there have been way more winners than just the  jackpots that have been won. I'm sure the same goes for mega. But I guess spending 5 dollars to have more millionaire winners sounds like a dream come true to some....lol

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            Posted: October 23, 2014, 12:23 am - IP Logged

            "We've heard for years, 'Why should one person win $100 million?  Why don't 100 people win $1 million a piece?'  So that's exactly what we're creating,"  Hargrove said.

            The reason that won't happen is because you can't fund it.

            "Many times when we do research people ask us, 'why not give away a lot of million dollar prizes?"  Rich said.  "And i think that's where this game began."

            Mega Millions & Powerball already gives away alot of million dollar prizes each year.  In fact most draws have million dollar winners with no jackpot winner.  It's the majority of people playing that are after the jackpot that fund the million dollar winners.

            The 414 MegaMillions jackpot that ran from December 20th, 2013 till March 18th, 2014 funded 50 million dollar winners.  That's 50 million dollar winners in 3 months!  Many won more because of the multiplier.  You figure Powerball does about the same so we are talking 300 to 400 million dollar winners each year combined.  Whats the problem?  Some envious people worried about a lucky few collecting a 9 figure check?  This kind of rhetoric works when your asking for a vote but not when asking for $5 haha! Big Grin

            "You figure Powerball does about the same so we are talking 300 to 400 million dollar winners each year combined."

            Those 50 millionaires won their prizes during a three month run that included six drawings with sales over $40 million and ended with a $414 million jackpot. Since then every drawing had sales under $40 million. The probability of a MM ticket matching 5 + 0 is one ticket in 18,492,204 and 33 of the 60 drawings since 3/12 had sales less than $18 million.

            Do you have the actual number of MM  5 + 0 winners or the total sales for this year so we could estimate how many?

            "This kind of rhetoric works when your asking for a vote but not when asking for $5 haha!"

            Which state is forcing players to buy Monopoly tickets?

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              Posted: October 23, 2014, 2:01 am - IP Logged

              Oregon has powerball and mega millions but we do not have this new game and I hope that we do not get it either.  I think $2 for mega millions and $3 for powerball is enough of my money to play or when I get really crazy $6 for powerball and $4 for mega millions.  But usually it is $2 and $3 route for me.-weshar75

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                Posted: October 23, 2014, 5:54 am - IP Logged

                Oregon has powerball and mega millions but we do not have this new game and I hope that we do not get it either.  I think $2 for mega millions and $3 for powerball is enough of my money to play or when I get really crazy $6 for powerball and $4 for mega millions.  But usually it is $2 and $3 route for me.-weshar75

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                I just dont understand people sometimes.  So you hope Oregon doesnt get the new game because you dont like it.  So what if you dont like it....dont play it....no one forcing you too.  But I am sure there would be many in Oregon that would like to have it and play it.

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                  Posted: October 23, 2014, 8:14 am - IP Logged

                  Got my ticket yesterday. Feeling like dice in a gambler's hand--LUCKY!

                  I feel lucky too since the majority does not want to play, but we need more players to build the Jackpot!  My property is (02) Baltic Avenue (The cheapest lot, ha ha!).  I might buy one more ticket Friday, rolling the dice for Boardwalk & Park Place.

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                    Posted: October 24, 2014, 2:35 am - IP Logged

                    $5 is way too much.

                    i should  have replied $5 is way for too much for a ticket with almost "no chance of winning $1M."   they should tweek it for the 2nd prize to be paying 1 million also and $5 would be a dammed  good deal

                     

                    a 2nd  prize payin 1 mill would still be   millionaires    that maybe the odds could be 1 in 5 mill. surely the top prize would still be hard too win and jackpots would still be built. i really dont feel 500k then tax, as your only chance at 1 mill  when the jackpot goes off,  and paying $5 a week for  membership is any club i want to be in

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                      Posted: October 24, 2014, 9:36 pm - IP Logged

                      $5 is way too much.

                      I know but I got 2 picks...I wanted to give it a try.

                      My properties are Pacific Avenue and Virginia Avenue.

                      EDIT -

                      ok just read that when you have all properties and when a full set is entered on the website, then you
                      are in the running (earning entries) for a chance at a 5day/4night trip plus hotel..etc.
                      You have to win the trip to be able to possibly be a contestant on the game show.

                      246 ~~ 485 ~~ 369 ~~ 890 ~~ 705 ~~ 357 ~~ 129 ~~ 165 ~  007 ~ 225 ~ 818 ~ 440 ~  7775 5557

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                        Posted: October 25, 2014, 12:11 am - IP Logged

                        Friday, October 24 Results

                        7 - 12 - 17 - 38 - 44

                        Property#  9 - States Avenue

                        Congrats to any winners! 

                        (Don't forget as Todd mentioned, if you won a prize you need to enter your Webcode before cashing in your ticket.  I have the brown & cyan set completed and 6 Game show entries just from the purchase of 3 tickets.  I only won $5 on tonight's draw, EP matched 2 of 5)