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Mega Millions when CA joins

Topic closed. 26 replies. Last post 12 years ago by CASH Only.

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What will the matrices be?

5/52 + 1/52 (same as now) [ 10 ]  [55.56%]
5/63 + 1/24 ( odds 1: ~168m) [ 3 ]  [16.67%]
5/71 + 1/17 (1: ~221m) [ 4 ]  [22.22%]
Different matrices not listed [ 1 ]  [5.56%]
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Posted: February 10, 2005, 3:53 pm - IP Logged

I could be wrong but since mega began in 2002 I show 35 jackpot Hits (1 multiple winner counts as 1 jackpot hit) for $2,850,900,000.00....which averages out to $79,191,667 per hit.....( thats straight up...I'm not counting cash option....but like I said I might be wrong, but I dont think I'm that wrong....

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    Posted: February 10, 2005, 8:37 pm - IP Logged
    Quote: Originally posted by CASH Only on February 10, 2005


    Mega Millions in any form is MUCH BETTER than NY Lotto.



    Not necessarily. We've covered this road before CO. If NY Lotto was sooo bad, you would not even begin playing it after the jackpot rose to $35 million.

    NY Lotto won't change. Why? NY offers other games suited to whatever your choice of jackpot may be.


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      Posted: February 10, 2005, 8:39 pm - IP Logged

      Mav:

      If enough people stopped playing NY Lotto, then what?

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        Posted: February 10, 2005, 9:06 pm - IP Logged
        Quote: Originally posted by CASH Only on February 10, 2005


        If enough people stopped playing NY Lotto, then what?



        "If" questions usually do not come through in the end. NY Lotto sales will not drop. The reasons to that are so obvious. I won't cover that again with you CO.

        If you want a sales drop in NY Lotto, I advise you to stop playing also, regardless of the jackpot.

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          Posted: February 10, 2005, 9:22 pm - IP Logged

           

           I think that they should change the odds to 5/55 and 1/55.

           And make the second prize $250,000.

           

            Mike 

           

           

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            Posted: February 10, 2005, 10:13 pm - IP Logged

            The 47 million (47.4) is off the really good lottery results page right here at lottopost.

            If you have the time you can just add up the total jackpots and get the same results. I think that people dreaming of 400 or even 300 million jackpots are doing just that with the current game. The massive jackpot they keep hyping was before NY, NJ OH, WA, TX and the new states joined. In fact it was just 6 states so very few players.


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              Posted: February 13, 2005, 1:07 pm - IP Logged

              Again, more players mean bigger jackpot potential.

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                Posted: February 13, 2005, 4:03 pm - IP Logged

                I don't know why people are saying there won't be changes when the President of Mega Millions said that there would be changes when California joins, but he said he wouldn't reveal what they will be:

                http://www.lotterypost.com/news/107364.htm

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                  Posted: February 13, 2005, 4:36 pm - IP Logged

                  CD:

                  Yes, there will definitely be changes.  Unfortunately, I fear that they will be increasing the size of the first matrix.  I have already seen that the second prize will be increased to $250,000, and that would mean they're making it harder to win that prize (hence the larger prize).  I assume they'll also lower the Mega Ball matrix.  I'm expecting odds somewhere in the 1 in 150 million range.  I'm not liking that too much, but what are you going to do?

                   

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                    Posted: February 13, 2005, 5:07 pm - IP Logged

                    5/63 + 1/24 ( odds 1: ~168m)

                    I like this matrix.  I really like how there are fewer mega balls. 

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                      Posted: February 13, 2005, 7:11 pm - IP Logged

                      Why don't they wait till they see real-world statistics of "more people winning"? I mean I know they have good number-crunchers employed, but paper doesn't always parallel reality.


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                        Posted: February 14, 2005, 9:43 am - IP Logged

                        I see what you mean.