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States pull the plug on Monopoly Millionaires' Club

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Posted: December 15, 2014, 2:50 pm - IP Logged

Even if sales hover above last drawing, there will be less than 7% (closer to 6%) probability of winner(s) in the Dec. 26th drawing or any draw prior.

MUSL projects sales about $500K less than last draw for this coming Friday.

More than likely the genii that came up with this were the little Ronnie McDoney clowns that put the little monopoly stickers on the Big Macs and large fries.................Where people eat there way to the top prize of $1 million dollars (before taxes) by collecting little pieces of paper.

That's it!!  They should given a coupon for a Big Mac for each $5 MMC ticket sold,  then they would have made their sales projections.

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    Posted: December 15, 2014, 3:35 pm - IP Logged

    Even if sales hover above last drawing, there will be less than 7% (closer to 6%) probability of winner(s) in the Dec. 26th drawing or any draw prior.

    MUSL projects sales about $500K less than last draw for this coming Friday.

    I had budgeted to play this game for the last 2 draws, but it sounds like you think the money would be better spent on mega or powerball instead?

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      Posted: December 15, 2014, 3:43 pm - IP Logged

      More than likely the genii that came up with this were the little Ronnie McDoney clowns that put the little monopoly stickers on the Big Macs and large fries.................Where people eat there way to the top prize of $1 million dollars (before taxes) by collecting little pieces of paper.

      That's it!!  They should given a coupon for a Big Mac for each $5 MMC ticket sold,  then they would have made their sales projections.

      Goof

      This is actually an amazing idea. I would definitely buy a ticket then! Green laugh

      As far as playing the last 2 draws or not, I am not participating. For those who are, you can feel good knowing that due to poor sales your odds of winning a second prize given there IS a winner will be much better than if sales were as originally projected. However, most likely there will be no hit.

      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: December 15, 2014, 8:35 pm - IP Logged

        Well....

        I had to drive to Ohio for a funeral and come home and look what I see.

        Frankly, I'm not surprised. I never played it because it was just too complicated.

        I'm happy (kinda) to plunk down my $1 and hope my numbers hit. Then do it all over again the next draw.

        But, they started this game because some people were crying that lots of people should have a chance at a million dollars instead of one person winning millions. Guess those people weren't that serious after all.

        CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

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          Posted: December 15, 2014, 9:03 pm - IP Logged

          Well....

          I had to drive to Ohio for a funeral and come home and look what I see.

          Frankly, I'm not surprised. I never played it because it was just too complicated.

          I'm happy (kinda) to plunk down my $1 and hope my numbers hit. Then do it all over again the next draw.

          But, they started this game because some people were crying that lots of people should have a chance at a million dollars instead of one person winning millions. Guess those people weren't that serious after all.

          I never played it because it was just too complicated.

          That's how I felt too, but according to a brand-new member in the Texas thread (cough.sock puppet.cough), you, me, Artist and anyone else who feels that way is fat, lazy and stupid.

          Oh, and a moron.

          I didn't like the cost, either.  Five bucks is a play w/ multiplier for both Powerball and MegaMillions.

          Welcome home.

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            Posted: December 15, 2014, 9:40 pm - IP Logged

            I liked the game. It didn't seem that complicated to me. I only played one ticket a week though. What happens to the pool of money they collected if nobody wins by the 26th?

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              Posted: December 15, 2014, 9:45 pm - IP Logged

              I liked the game. It didn't seem that complicated to me. I only played one ticket a week though. What happens to the pool of money they collected if nobody wins by the 26th?

              THAT is the million dollar question.

              Yet to be answered.

              CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

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                Posted: December 15, 2014, 9:56 pm - IP Logged

                I liked the game. It didn't seem that complicated to me. I only played one ticket a week though. What happens to the pool of money they collected if nobody wins by the 26th?

                I don't expect them to pay out any of the "guaranteed" millions.  I think the game just dies quietly and everyone gets 180 days (or however long your state allows) to cash in any winning tickets.

                However, I am curious to see what they do with the January 6th drawing for the Las Vegas trip.  I don't think they will have the show, but the website is still accepting entries into the Las Vegas trip.  Maybe they will still give the trip without the show.  They may be legally liable to give away the Las Vegas trip since many people relied upon that promise when buying a ticket.  I don't think they want to risk a class-action lawsuit over the trip.

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                  Posted: December 15, 2014, 9:58 pm - IP Logged

                  I liked the game. It didn't seem that complicated to me. I only played one ticket a week though. What happens to the pool of money they collected if nobody wins by the 26th?

                  There is no money. They forked out $26.8 million for the first jackpot hit. Funds allocated to this will only total about $11.5 million by the last draw.

                  So no matter what, they will still be short at least $15 million. And if the jackpot miraculously gets hit on Dec. 26th.....the total deficit will be upwards of $53 million.

                  Makes me wonder how on earth they will pay for the TV show (if happening), or even those trips. I honestly expect someone to get fired from this Smash

                  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: December 15, 2014, 10:32 pm - IP Logged

                    There is no money. They forked out $26.8 million for the first jackpot hit. Funds allocated to this will only total about $11.5 million by the last draw.

                    So no matter what, they will still be short at least $15 million. And if the jackpot miraculously gets hit on Dec. 26th.....the total deficit will be upwards of $53 million.

                    Makes me wonder how on earth they will pay for the TV show (if happening), or even those trips. I honestly expect someone to get fired from this Smash

                    I wonder if we can expect a fair drawing of numbers if we do play the next two draws

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                      Posted: December 15, 2014, 11:23 pm - IP Logged

                      I liked the game. It didn't seem that complicated to me. I only played one ticket a week though. What happens to the pool of money they collected if nobody wins by the 26th?

                      Here's from the first press release I read about the game: "But the new lottery game makes up for the lower jackpot by offering a better chance at a $1 million second prize. However, the $1 million prizes are not selected based on the Monopoly Millionaires Club numbers you picked, but on an entirely different set of numbers that appear on your ticket under the heading “Millionaires Club Number.

                      OK, that's complicated to me and I've always scored very high on reading comprehension. So, you match that second number and win a million bucks, right? Wait a minute. The only time Monopoly Millionaires Club gives away those 1 million dollar prizes is when someone hits the jackpot, so when someone wins the minimum $15 million, 10 other players take home a million.

                      All right, you can say it's not complicated, but it's still not simple, at least not to me. Then there's this:

                      "There’s another number on your Monopoly Millionaires Club tickets — a single digit called the “property number,” that corresponds to a “property” on the Monopoly board. So if you want to play this new lottery, you’d better pull your old Monopoly set out of the closet."

                      The only thing that's in my closet is a skeleton or two and the only other thing I know that's in a closet is an old childhood friend who is waiting for his mother to die so he won't be the one killing her w/ shock at his coming out announcement. 

                      So then they tell you that after you collect all the Monopoly properties, you're then eligible for a five day, four night vacation in Vegas.... BUT, the main word is "eligible", because you first have to go online, set up an account and enter another number, the "Entry Webcode", 25 characters worth. Good grief, my online banking, credit card and utility accounts passwords don't have that many characters in total! Then there's the TV show thing, but I don't even want to get into that part of the entire mess.

                      I guess maybe I am simple minded and a moron. I never could keep straight who Liz Taylor had been married to or the various incarnations of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. I do remember my wedding anniversary, it's tomorrow. The date the divorce decree was final was yesterday, nearly six years later. I guess us simple-minded  folk aren't even eligible for the seven-year itch.

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                        Just my two cents on anyone playing the MM game this Friday or next Friday (Dec 26th) ... the last drawing.

                        I would save all my tickets for six months to a year ... someone may file a class action lawsuit against the organization and states running this game and the fact that they didn't award any of the money with the last drawing ... to "empty" out the pot ... money that has been building ... on the last drawing (Dec 26) there should be 22 possible millionaires, if the $25 million is not hit this Friday (Dec 19).

                        It's not our problem (the players) that they have no money in the "pot" to pay anybody. They had no problem selling us $5 tickets with the hope that no one would win the higher amount and the one million dollar prizes.

                        I have no clue if this scenario could happen ... a class action lawsuit against the game and various lotteries involved ... but to be on the safe side, I would hold your last $5 tickets for awhile, put them away somewhere ... it would be the only way to "prove" that you had indeed played or bought a ticket for the last drawings to be part of the lawsuit ... if someone somewhere should start one.

                        As I said earlier, I don't know if this would even be possible but with the large amount of money involved, it might interest a few lawyers to look into things.

                        My thoughts only ...

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                          Posted: December 16, 2014, 6:18 pm - IP Logged

                          The problem is that the ticket was each $5 and states were not allowing people to win as frequent and as much.

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                            Posted: December 16, 2014, 8:28 pm - IP Logged

                            after various remarks of how complicated this game was, I have concluded I am going to use that for not filing my taxes- those forms are just too complicated! I am sure Uncle Sam would side with that reason...yeah....NOT.

                            For the few of us who still have a hope and a dream these last two draws, may you prosper. I wish you well.

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                              Just my two cents on anyone playing the MM game this Friday or next Friday (Dec 26th) ... the last drawing.

                              I would save all my tickets for six months to a year ... someone may file a class action lawsuit against the organization and states running this game and the fact that they didn't award any of the money with the last drawing ... to "empty" out the pot ... money that has been building ... on the last drawing (Dec 26) there should be 22 possible millionaires, if the $25 million is not hit this Friday (Dec 19).

                              It's not our problem (the players) that they have no money in the "pot" to pay anybody. They had no problem selling us $5 tickets with the hope that no one would win the higher amount and the one million dollar prizes.

                              I have no clue if this scenario could happen ... a class action lawsuit against the game and various lotteries involved ... but to be on the safe side, I would hold your last $5 tickets for awhile, put them away somewhere ... it would be the only way to "prove" that you had indeed played or bought a ticket for the last drawings to be part of the lawsuit ... if someone somewhere should start one.

                              As I said earlier, I don't know if this would even be possible but with the large amount of money involved, it might interest a few lawyers to look into things.

                              My thoughts only ...

                              I am playing the next two draws anyway and I will be saving all my tickets for this prize run. I had the same thought about a lawsuit lol. I am not going to file it, but I while get what I can if it happens. To those that this game confused, this might be a whole new prize pool for you to not understand. I don't know about your reading comprehension level, but if you couldn't figure it out from reading the rules or even just reading your ticket, I don't know what to tell you. You might not be as smart as you thought then I guess

                                 
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