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Will the game see any changes in 2005?

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Posted: December 7, 2004, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

Mass Megabucks IMO needs a cash option...I've said this before.

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    Posted: December 8, 2004, 10:02 am - IP Logged

    I read about 8 months ago that changes were planned for Megabucks, which I'm sure would include a cash option. So far, nothing more. I guess they are too busy panicking about how lousy Winfall is doing and what cars to give away to boost sales that they have no time to do something about Megabucks.  Maybe sales picked up after Mass Millions ended and they decided not to do anything?

    It needs more than a cash option - it needs increased lower prizes too. It needs to get rid of the insulting "free ticket" prize. 

    I read a MA Lottery spokesperson say a few years ago that the reason Megabucks could not offer a cash option was it was "unfair to past winners who didn't have that option." This struck me as nonsense, but if it is a real, legal reason, would they have to change the name of the game so they could declare it a "new" game and offer a cash option?


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      Posted: December 8, 2004, 4:03 pm - IP Logged

      tg:

      I heard that argument from you before on why there's no cash option.


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        Posted: December 13, 2004, 8:00 pm - IP Logged

        At least Mass Millions bit the dust.

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          Posted: December 13, 2004, 8:36 pm - IP Logged
          Quote: Originally posted by CASH Only on December 7, 2004

          Mass Megabucks IMO needs a cash option...I've said this before.






          I think all games should offer both cash and annuity. Different strokes for different folks. No lottery wants Gary Coleman to say "Whatcha mean no cash"

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            Posted: December 14, 2004, 12:28 pm - IP Logged

            It's not an argument, just what I read somewhere. I'm hoping someone out here knows more.


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              Posted: December 31, 2004, 10:20 am - IP Logged

              My boycott of Megais bad$ continues...

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                Posted: December 31, 2004, 4:30 pm - IP Logged

                It would be unfair?  No, it wouldn't.  If you played a game by the current rules and won then the rules change you're binded by the rules they were when you played and won.  If they offered the cash option then that's what everyone would choose.  If they did that they might as well take the annual payments option away. 

                I always wondered this about the free ticket prize:  Is it just what it says, "free ticket", or can it be taken as $1? 

                Cash Only, would you be mad if you decided not to boycott Mega Buxxx once and won the jackpot in annual payments?  If u do, you can always forward it to me :-)

                I think the lottery commission should seriously consider changing its rules because it's the players that support them.  Without the players the lottery would go bust.  Give them what they want. 


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                  Posted: January 3, 2005, 10:05 am - IP Logged

                  AP:

                  I will continue to boycott Mass Megais bad$ until there is a cash option.

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                    Posted: January 3, 2005, 3:44 pm - IP Logged

                    It's a free ticket only - in other words a worthless piece of paper with the lottery keeping your dollar.

                     

                     

                    Quote: Originally posted by Annual Payments on December 31, 2004







                    It would be unfair?  No, it wouldn't.  If you played a game by the current rules and won then the rules change you're binded by the rules they were when you played and won.  If they offered the cash option then that's what everyone would choose.  If they did that they might as well take the annual payments option away. 

                    I always wondered this about the free ticket prize:  Is it just what it says, "free ticket", or can it be taken as $1? 

                    Cash Only, would you be mad if you decided not to boycott Mega Buxxx once and won the jackpot in annual payments?  If u do, you can always forward it to me :-)

                    I think the lottery commission should seriously consider changing its rules because it's the players that support them.  Without the players the lottery would go bust.  Give them what they want. 




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                      Posted: January 4, 2005, 2:40 am - IP Logged

                      Free tickets are a way of giving away some kind of prize for free, at least with a pari-mutuel game. You see, the worst that could happen would be that they would divide the prize pool one more way. They're not giving away any more in total as if they never gave the free ticket away.

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                        Posted: January 4, 2005, 2:45 am - IP Logged

                        And another thing, I'm sure that Mass. lottery will offer a cash option soon seeing that they got sued for not offering it previously. McDonalds was sued for making someone fat (idiot), that case was thrown out of court real fast, but they still did away with Super Sizing to prdvent that from happening again. But, the case with the Mass. lottery went all the way to a verdict, and while the lottery won, I'm sure they're not gonna take a risk of getting sued again, because unlike the case with Mickey D's, they might actually have something to lose next time.

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                          Posted: January 4, 2005, 5:05 pm - IP Logged

                          Along with a cash option, the best thing Megabucks could do is go back to the 6/36 number grid it had when it started.  There is no jackpot excitement anymore in the age of $200 million MegaMillions jackpots, and there never will be again, so the longer 6/42 odds don't build jackpots and help sales like they did in the past. Why continue the long winless slogs week after week when no jackpot amount will increase sales?  I'd like to see more winners.

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                            Posted: January 5, 2005, 3:23 am - IP Logged
                            Quote: Originally posted by tg636 on January 4, 2005

                            Along with a cash option, the best thing Megabucks could do is go back to the 6/36 number grid it had when it started. There is no jackpot excitement anymore in the age of $200 million MegaMillions jackpots, and there never will be again, so the longer 6/42 odds don't build jackpots and help sales like they did in the past. Why continue the long winless slogs week after week when no jackpot amount will increase sales? I'd like to see more winners.






                            Ah, the good 'ol days when $10 million got people excited. Going back to 6/36 would be a good idea.

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                              Posted: January 24, 2005, 9:34 am - IP Logged

                              The lack of a cash option is the worst thing about this game.