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Texas Lottery suspends sales of Monopoly Millionaires' Club game

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Posted: December 12, 2014, 6:07 am - IP Logged

Truth is... we all want a 200 plus million jackpot. After Uncle Sam comes and takes a big wet bite from a 25 million jackpot you couldn't go crazy and be safe at the same time. i for one don't like the game i have played each week since first draw both in TN and in GA and nothing... not one of my fives back... one thing i really hate is it is a computer draw game...

i hear people all the time say why don't they just give 100 million to 100 players... but that mentality sucks! they are not millionaires once the collection process is complete. taxes taxes taxes... and those players i have asked "do you play every time it's drawn?" they say, "only when the jackpot get's really high like 200 million or more..."

They should have a weekly drawing, every Monday, $1 and $5 dollar bet you play the dollar to win 2 million bucks, or you play $5 to win a increasing jackpot that starts at 60 million CASH and grows a minimum of 20 million each draw. have it 5 numbers and a 1 kicker number... get all 5 numbers and win 2 million, get all 6 number and win the jackpot... and if you get 5 of 6 with a five dollar bet you win 5 million! but the one dollar ticket only has five numbers printed on the ticket....

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Just trying to win something!!!  lol

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    Posted: December 12, 2014, 8:18 am - IP Logged

    Big Smile I like the game, more millionaires for Michigan now.

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      Posted: December 12, 2014, 12:22 pm - IP Logged

      Lottery games are for one reason to generate (Revenues) sales.

       

      You have to set a limit on how much money you spend.

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        Posted: December 12, 2014, 1:57 pm - IP Logged

        The concept behind this game was not bad.  I am personally attracted to a game that offers greater odds at a $1M prize vs astronomical odds at a $100M+ PB or MM prize (that you'll never ever win).

        This game tries to be too much.  If it is modified it may be able to make a comeback.

        1. They need to ditch the Las Vegas show and use those funds to pay more million dollar prizes.
        2. Start and cap the top prize at $5M (fixed payout, no annuity) and make it much easier to win (1 in 30M vs 1 in 72M).
        3. Use the money saved from the show and lower top prize to begin the starting number of millionaires at 16 or 18.
        4. If nobody hits the top prize, the rollovers should increase the number of millionaires by 4-6 per draw (no funds need to be saved to pay a greater top prize).
        5. When the game rolls over 3-4 times, you will have the possibility of 30+ millionaires in a draw and that should drive ticket sales.

        This game will never compete with the people who like the high jackpots in PB and MM.  The people who will be drawn to this game will enjoy the better odds at $1M and be willing to forgo the highly unrealistic odds of winning the PB or MM.

        As a plus, they really should increase the 5 out of 5 prize to at least $250,000 and make the drawings done like PB and MM and ditch the computer.

        I like the concept behind having better odds at winning $1M, I just think this game should be simplified and marketed better.  Keep it more like a raffle.

        Gator as I said earlier i do like this game....I also like your idea here to improve it.

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          Posted: December 12, 2014, 4:12 pm - IP Logged

          The concept behind this game was not bad.  I am personally attracted to a game that offers greater odds at a $1M prize vs astronomical odds at a $100M+ PB or MM prize (that you'll never ever win).

          This game tries to be too much.  If it is modified it may be able to make a comeback.

          1. They need to ditch the Las Vegas show and use those funds to pay more million dollar prizes.
          2. Start and cap the top prize at $5M (fixed payout, no annuity) and make it much easier to win (1 in 30M vs 1 in 72M).
          3. Use the money saved from the show and lower top prize to begin the starting number of millionaires at 16 or 18.
          4. If nobody hits the top prize, the rollovers should increase the number of millionaires by 4-6 per draw (no funds need to be saved to pay a greater top prize).
          5. When the game rolls over 3-4 times, you will have the possibility of 30+ millionaires in a draw and that should drive ticket sales.

          This game will never compete with the people who like the high jackpots in PB and MM.  The people who will be drawn to this game will enjoy the better odds at $1M and be willing to forgo the highly unrealistic odds of winning the PB or MM.

          As a plus, they really should increase the 5 out of 5 prize to at least $250,000 and make the drawings done like PB and MM and ditch the computer.

          I like the concept behind having better odds at winning $1M, I just think this game should be simplified and marketed better.  Keep it more like a raffle.

          Can you control your (GAMBLING FEVER) whenever you see a $100M plus lottery jackpot?

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            Posted: December 12, 2014, 5:21 pm - IP Logged

            Truth is... we all want a 200 plus million jackpot. After Uncle Sam comes and takes a big wet bite from a 25 million jackpot you couldn't go crazy and be safe at the same time. i for one don't like the game i have played each week since first draw both in TN and in GA and nothing... not one of my fives back... one thing i really hate is it is a computer draw game...

            i hear people all the time say why don't they just give 100 million to 100 players... but that mentality sucks! they are not millionaires once the collection process is complete. taxes taxes taxes... and those players i have asked "do you play every time it's drawn?" they say, "only when the jackpot get's really high like 200 million or more..."

            They should have a weekly drawing, every Monday, $1 and $5 dollar bet you play the dollar to win 2 million bucks, or you play $5 to win a increasing jackpot that starts at 60 million CASH and grows a minimum of 20 million each draw. have it 5 numbers and a 1 kicker number... get all 5 numbers and win 2 million, get all 6 number and win the jackpot... and if you get 5 of 6 with a five dollar bet you win 5 million! but the one dollar ticket only has five numbers printed on the ticket....

            AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

            Just trying to win something!!!  lol

            "Truth is... we all want a 200 plus million jackpot."

            We don't need a poll to find out if the average lottery player prefers a $200 million jackpot over a $25 million 30 year annuity and with this game there must be a jackpot winner before anyone can win $1 million. And did I mention the ticket cost $5?

            At what point will the players figure out the lottery people are insulting our collective intelligence?

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              Posted: December 12, 2014, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

              "Truth is... we all want a 200 plus million jackpot."

              We don't need a poll to find out if the average lottery player prefers a $200 million jackpot over a $25 million 30 year annuity and with this game there must be a jackpot winner before anyone can win $1 million. And did I mention the ticket cost $5?

              At what point will the players figure out the lottery people are insulting our collective intelligence?

              I do not think that the lottery is smarter than the current generation of lottery players. Today lottery players want bigger lottery jackpots on a consistent basis.

              The most important thing is that the lottery cannot force us to play their games.

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                Posted: December 12, 2014, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

                Truth is... we all want a 200 plus million jackpot. After Uncle Sam comes and takes a big wet bite from a 25 million jackpot you couldn't go crazy and be safe at the same time. i for one don't like the game i have played each week since first draw both in TN and in GA and nothing... not one of my fives back... one thing i really hate is it is a computer draw game...

                i hear people all the time say why don't they just give 100 million to 100 players... but that mentality sucks! they are not millionaires once the collection process is complete. taxes taxes taxes... and those players i have asked "do you play every time it's drawn?" they say, "only when the jackpot get's really high like 200 million or more..."

                They should have a weekly drawing, every Monday, $1 and $5 dollar bet you play the dollar to win 2 million bucks, or you play $5 to win a increasing jackpot that starts at 60 million CASH and grows a minimum of 20 million each draw. have it 5 numbers and a 1 kicker number... get all 5 numbers and win 2 million, get all 6 number and win the jackpot... and if you get 5 of 6 with a five dollar bet you win 5 million! but the one dollar ticket only has five numbers printed on the ticket....

                AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

                Just trying to win something!!!  lol

                If you can't live and live well on the after-tax winnings from a $25 million jackpot, you have issues. Even with net winnings of a million or two million you can live quite well with the interest from halfway decent investments.

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                  Posted: December 12, 2014, 11:45 pm - IP Logged

                  I do not think that the lottery is smarter than the current generation of lottery players. Today lottery players want bigger lottery jackpots on a consistent basis.

                  The most important thing is that the lottery cannot force us to play their games.

                  It looks like most lottery commissions are no longer player savvy. The people running the Texas Lottery put high or low and even or odd check boxes on their All or Nothing play slips not understanding it could result in Millions in losses. They then slap their players in the face by halting the game and put a cap on how much accumulative can be won.

                  And they are now forced to halt Monopoly sales because again they are not lottery savvy.

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                    It looks like most lottery commissions are no longer player savvy. The people running the Texas Lottery put high or low and even or odd check boxes on their All or Nothing play slips not understanding it could result in Millions in losses. They then slap their players in the face by halting the game and put a cap on how much accumulative can be won.

                    And they are now forced to halt Monopoly sales because again they are not lottery savvy.

                    Heh! The most telling part of this is when people figured it out, sales took a nosedive.

                    Florida sold $725,000 the first week. Never came close to that figure again. Even the 12/5/2014, drawing of  25 Million, only brought in $531,000.

                    NY started with $968,000 in sales, 12/5/2014, $408,000.

                    Texas first week sales $429,000, down to $280,000.

                    Sales were dropping even when the jackpot was growing!

                    The most tickets ever sold for one draw was 1,106,188 the first week.  This week they sold 643,408.

                    They couldn't even sell 5,000,000 tickets to cover one jackpot!

                    Not a single state made the money to cover their share of the 21 million dollar prize won on November 7th.

                    The total revenue generated to date is only 17.5 million or so.

                    They are about 22 million short to pay all the winners right now.

                    MUSL should hire monkeys to design the next game. That should be fun.

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                      Posted: December 13, 2014, 9:32 am - IP Logged

                      It figures. I really love this game and after taking all of 2 minutes it is easy to figure out. The problem is the people. People don't want to take the time to figure it out. They are lazy and just want someone else to tell them if they won or not. Stupid fat lazy people. I have heard people actually say...Its too hard to figure out. OMG. These people like most people, can't walk and chew gum at the same time, but they can text and drive! Its a fun game and take the 2 minutes to figure it out and it is fun. Morons

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                        Heh! The most telling part of this is when people figured it out, sales took a nosedive.

                        Florida sold $725,000 the first week. Never came close to that figure again. Even the 12/5/2014, drawing of  25 Million, only brought in $531,000.

                        NY started with $968,000 in sales, 12/5/2014, $408,000.

                        Texas first week sales $429,000, down to $280,000.

                        Sales were dropping even when the jackpot was growing!

                        The most tickets ever sold for one draw was 1,106,188 the first week.  This week they sold 643,408.

                        They couldn't even sell 5,000,000 tickets to cover one jackpot!

                        Not a single state made the money to cover their share of the 21 million dollar prize won on November 7th.

                        The total revenue generated to date is only 17.5 million or so.

                        They are about 22 million short to pay all the winners right now.

                        MUSL should hire monkeys to design the next game. That should be fun.

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                        And, this figure doesn't include the millions they've lost in development and marketing, and paying those morons' salaries.

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                            Posted: December 16, 2014, 9:16 am - IP Logged

                            If you can't live and live well on the after-tax winnings from a $25 million jackpot, you have issues. Even with net winnings of a million or two million you can live quite well with the interest from halfway decent investments.

                            True but that $25 million is annuity... which means it's anywhere from 50-70% of advertised value. All I am saying is that when people win a million they are not millionaires... and if they win $25 million after cash option and taxes come along they are significantly less wealthy than originally thought... 

                            And you are right you can live well on interest from 1-2 million but... even low risk investments have risk. and i think that for you to enjoy the money and not make it a burden you would need to just have a crazy time, then focus... and winning several million for example 150+ million... would allow for that "mistakes in money management" without it hurting the big picture or the overall cushion you have... maybe it's just me. but that's what i would do. have fun with a couple of million then buckle down and tell stories of what you did!