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powerball and mega millions merging....

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Posted: December 5, 2004, 2:45 am - IP Logged

i was wondering what it would be like if mega millions and powerball merged together for one big multistate game...how would this change things..

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    Posted: December 5, 2004, 3:09 am - IP Logged

    i think there would be more  winners,and bigger jackpots.

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      Posted: December 5, 2004, 3:10 am - IP Logged

      I probaly would not play...and go back to little lotto / fantasy5 or a smaller game. How much does one person need?

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        Posted: December 5, 2004, 11:49 am - IP Logged

          Hopefully, that will never happen.

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          Posted: December 5, 2004, 12:00 pm - IP Logged

          If you have roughly twice the number of people buying tickets, there would be more jackpots won, hence lower jackpots. The matrix would have to changed to get the same level of high jackpots. I would hope this wouldn't happen. They are fine as they are.

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            Posted: December 5, 2004, 12:43 pm - IP Logged

            It would be a great idea if they re-aranged the prize structure. So more people would get more cash for having 5/4/3/2 numbers right. And keep the ball amount the same if they add more balls. I wouldn't like that.

            St.Germain writes how much does one need. I don't think it's about what one needs so much as how much one plans on spending after they won. The more you have the more you can spend. Suppose you wanted to build a space craft to go up in space and get all the space junk for salvage purposes. How much would that cost to build and operate.  

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              Posted: December 5, 2004, 1:00 pm - IP Logged
              Quote: Originally posted by ryanm on December 5, 2004


                Hopefully, that will never happen.



              Why anyone would want to REDUCE the number of big-ticket games on the market is beyond me.  What, just so we can have a $500 million jackpot every four years?  No thanks.

               

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                Posted: December 5, 2004, 2:34 pm - IP Logged

                I dont like that idea......

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                  Posted: December 5, 2004, 3:24 pm - IP Logged

                  i would only be wild about the idea if they held drawings more often (maybe 5 days a week?).

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                    Posted: December 5, 2004, 5:35 pm - IP Logged

                    i like to ask the questions to see what people think overall of certain ideas and how they feel about them but yeah merging them would be a bad idea.......

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                      Posted: December 5, 2004, 9:25 pm - IP Logged

                      Remember, there are no stupid questions. A question is a thirst for knowledge.

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                        Posted: December 5, 2004, 11:34 pm - IP Logged

                        your exactly right....

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                          Posted: December 6, 2004, 11:30 am - IP Logged

                          I hope they do not merge.  I like the idea of 2 different games, played on different nights being available.  How about getting a thrid jackpot game together for those states not in the other two.

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                            Posted: December 7, 2004, 4:45 pm - IP Logged

                            What i would like to see is the tate of Illinois to offer both the megamillion and the Powerball as options.  I would play them both if each was a choice.  Currently, I can only play both if I'm passing thru a state that sells Powerball tickets.

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                              Posted: December 8, 2004, 12:35 am - IP Logged

                                Every state that borders Illinois is a Powerball state, so I highly doubt Illinois would offer both games.