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New Jersey Lottery sells the first Monopoly Millionaires' Club jackpot winner

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Posted: November 12, 2014, 1:59 am - IP Logged

How ironic NJ won since the US board game version is based around Atlantic City.

I hope the winner was someone from Marven Gardens.

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    Posted: November 12, 2014, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

    Does anyone have any idea when/if Monopoly is going to be added as a selectable option on the predictions page?  I've been checking back regularly but still nothing...

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      Posted: November 12, 2014, 4:50 pm - IP Logged

      I hope the winner was someone from Marven Gardens.

      I Went past that neighborhood just last week !

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        Posted: November 12, 2014, 5:51 pm - IP Logged

        The reason the states you listed (NY, CA, TX & FL) have the most winners is because they have the most people!

        More people means more tickets are sold in those states, which means more winners in those states.

        NY, CA, TX & FL are the top four states in the country in terms of population.

        As of 2013 the top four states are:

        CA has 38.3 million people

        TX has 26.4 million

        FL has 19.6 million

        NY has 19.5 million

        G5

        I know that those states have more people (maybe you should read my post again) but that besides the point.  The point is all about numbers!  People outside of these states should be clear and understand the numbers.  The 2nd drawing for the $1 million winners could be 100 winners and the majority of those 100 winners will be in those 4 states.  Half (50%) of the 14 $1 million winners were in 3 of those states!  What do you think will happen when CA joins???

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          Posted: November 12, 2014, 5:56 pm - IP Logged

          Canyon, if you don't want to reply to this, no worries. But out of curiosity, how many tickets did you buy to reach 65 entries?

          (as for your question, I have no idea. I do think they need to improve the playmmc website to show a national winners' list, ala the MegaMillions and Powerball sites.)

          The last time I actually counted my tickets it was 13 and I believe I bought 2 more after that so I believe the total is 15.  I haven't bought anymore and may only buy 1 a week possibly if any at all until I see how this drawing goes for the Vegas trip!

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            Posted: November 12, 2014, 6:32 pm - IP Logged

            I know that those states have more people (maybe you should read my post again) but that besides the point.  The point is all about numbers!  People outside of these states should be clear and understand the numbers.  The 2nd drawing for the $1 million winners could be 100 winners and the majority of those 100 winners will be in those 4 states.  Half (50%) of the 14 $1 million winners were in 3 of those states!  What do you think will happen when CA joins???

            Half (50%) of the 14 $1 million winners were in 3 of those states! 

            Yes, NY and FL had 3 winners each, but they also also had the largest share of the ticket sales. The "third" state could've consisted of any one of 8 different states, so including that is moot. If anything, PA should be complaining because they had nearly 19% of sales in the winning drawing but walked away with just 1 winner.

            NY, FL and PA combined had ~42% of sales for the cycle. TX sales are not as high (~8.5%) as you would expect for their population. But put those together and you get ~57% of winners going to states with ~50.3% of the sales. Not a significant deviation whatsoever, and certainly not worth the crying.

            When California joins, they will have winners but at the same time the prize pool will grow larger and faster. It's not like they won't contribute; in fact, inherently they will put in more than they ever take out. The arguments and complaints against CA and larger states always winning is really getting old. All it takes is a glance at sales and grade-school understanding of probability to see that those with the most sales will end up with the most winners in the long run.

            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?

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              Posted: November 12, 2014, 6:57 pm - IP Logged

              I know that those states have more people (maybe you should read my post again) but that besides the point.  The point is all about numbers!  People outside of these states should be clear and understand the numbers.  The 2nd drawing for the $1 million winners could be 100 winners and the majority of those 100 winners will be in those 4 states.  Half (50%) of the 14 $1 million winners were in 3 of those states!  What do you think will happen when CA joins???

              "What do you think will happen when CA joins???"

              Those other states will sell a smaller percentage of winners.

              It's really simple. Either you understand that the odds of your ticket being a winner have absolutely nothing to do with how many people live where, or you're just another idiot who doesn't understand  simple probability.

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                Never mind, apparently you're not comprehending what I stated and you have to result to trying to insult someone's intelligence!  I'm not referring to where anyone lives compared to their ticket being a winner!  I'm not talking about "Either you understand that the odds of your ticket being a winner have absolutely nothing to do with how many people live where" what you've seen other people always mentioning!  This is apparently over you head!  Maybe you'll see when CA joins!  Can't blame a person for trying!  I'll leave this last try for you to hopefully understand.  Forget it, you probably won't get that either!  Some people you can't help!  I'm done.

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                  Posted: November 12, 2014, 10:48 pm - IP Logged

                  Apparently you don't understand what I was stating in the beginning!  All those numbers/percentages/stats is missing the point!!  I guess your Ph.D is clouding your mind!!  This is why I don't normally post because you have people that think that their brain is so big but result to trying to insult someone's intelligence!  Your Ph.D understanding of probability should know that.  Never mind, you won't understand.  You can't help everybody as I've already stated!  Oh well.

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                    Posted: November 13, 2014, 7:56 am - IP Logged

                    Congrats NJ winners! amazing!

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                      Posted: November 13, 2014, 8:27 am - IP Logged

                      Congratulations to the unknown WINNER Party

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                        Posted: November 13, 2014, 3:52 pm - IP Logged

                        Half (50%) of the 14 $1 million winners were in 3 of those states! 

                        Yes, NY and FL had 3 winners each, but they also also had the largest share of the ticket sales. The "third" state could've consisted of any one of 8 different states, so including that is moot. If anything, PA should be complaining because they had nearly 19% of sales in the winning drawing but walked away with just 1 winner.

                        NY, FL and PA combined had ~42% of sales for the cycle. TX sales are not as high (~8.5%) as you would expect for their population. But put those together and you get ~57% of winners going to states with ~50.3% of the sales. Not a significant deviation whatsoever, and certainly not worth the crying.

                        When California joins, they will have winners but at the same time the prize pool will grow larger and faster. It's not like they won't contribute; in fact, inherently they will put in more than they ever take out. The arguments and complaints against CA and larger states always winning is really getting old. All it takes is a glance at sales and grade-school understanding of probability to see that those with the most sales will end up with the most winners in the long run.

                        I Agree!

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                          Posted: November 13, 2014, 4:21 pm - IP Logged

                          Never mind, apparently you're not comprehending what I stated and you have to result to trying to insult someone's intelligence!  I'm not referring to where anyone lives compared to their ticket being a winner!  I'm not talking about "Either you understand that the odds of your ticket being a winner have absolutely nothing to do with how many people live where" what you've seen other people always mentioning!  This is apparently over you head!  Maybe you'll see when CA joins!  Can't blame a person for trying!  I'll leave this last try for you to hopefully understand.  Forget it, you probably won't get that either!  Some people you can't help!  I'm done.

                          If you know location doesn't affect your odds why would you think I'm  trying to insult anyone? As for understanding you, maybe you should say something actually explains what your point is.

                          "I have given up on this game after seeing what everybody else stated what would happen when the jackpot was won (the states that sell the most tickets would have the most $1 million winners which would be NY, CA, TX, FL)!!!"

                          Why would the location of most winners have anything to do with your decision about whether or not to play?

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                            Posted: November 14, 2014, 12:19 am - IP Logged

                            It was good to see that someone won the jackpot without the thing rolling over a dozen times.  On a side note, I am entering the webcodes for the Las Vegas show and I almost feel like the system is set up to keep you from getting a monopoly.  I am one property away from a monopoly for each property set (excluding the utilities) and every time I buy a ticket I get a duplicate property and the bonus happens to be one of the property I already own. 

                            I hope other people are having better luck with this aspect of the game.

                            I am not impressed with this Monopoly Game. Maybe it is an attempt to introduce a national lottery, after all the authorities not long ago suggested that a national lotto game would cost a minimum of $5, though we were assured that the Powerball and Megamillons, the current leading multi-lotto games are not going away. The lotto game I am holding out is Cash 4 Life which is currently played in only New York and New Jersey. Other states may join the game next year. The prospect of winning one-million-a-year for like and the second prize being $52,000 is very enticing in this game. I have looked at the New Jersey drawings and tallied against my hypothetical numbers. The prospects look much better in this game than in the current Monopoly Lotto Game. So my fingers are crossed since I have contacted the Arizona (where I currently hail from) authorities to introduce this lotto game next and I am more willing to take my chances on this game should it be introduced in Arizona.