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My thoughts on MM when CA joins

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Posted: February 9, 2005, 1:57 pm - IP Logged

When California joins in June or whenever, I feel lengthening the jackpot odds (along with better OVERALL odds) is the correct thing to do. We may see higher starting jackpots, a fixed (remember CA requires pari-mutuel prizes) $250,000 second prize; there may also be a new 2+0 category should the new version be 5/71 + 1/17. Trust me, a new version of Mega Millions would still be better than  NY Lotto 6/59.

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    Posted: February 9, 2005, 2:03 pm - IP Logged

    CO:  MM has discussed with CA the possibility of going to a $250,000 second prize.  Powerball was looking at going to $200,000.

     

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      Posted: February 9, 2005, 2:06 pm - IP Logged

      todd:

      Would PB also make the jackpot harder to win?

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        Posted: February 9, 2005, 2:43 pm - IP Logged

        1 in 10 overall odds would completely make up for the impossible jackpot odds.

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          Posted: February 9, 2005, 3:36 pm - IP Logged

          Jimmy:

          It makes the most sense to reduce the number of Mega Balls.

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            Posted: February 9, 2005, 3:46 pm - IP Logged

            They'l go $250,00 second prise.

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              Posted: February 9, 2005, 3:56 pm - IP Logged
              Quote: Originally posted by Todd on February 9, 2005

              CO: MM has discussed with CA the possibility of going to a $250,000 second prize. Powerball was looking at going to $200,000.






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                Posted: February 9, 2005, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

                It was in their presentation.

                 

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                  Posted: February 9, 2005, 9:11 pm - IP Logged

                  CA has the largest population in USA. How many of them play Mega Millions? I dunno, but I assume they'll be right up there with New Yorkers and Texans in terms of winnings.

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                    Posted: February 10, 2005, 9:30 am - IP Logged
                    Quote: Originally posted by Maverick on February 9, 2005



                    CA has the largest population in USA. How many of them play Mega Millions? I dunno, but I assume they'll be right up there with New Yorkers and Texans in terms of winnings.





                    If your talking about jackpot wins NY has 9, Texas has 1

                    If your talking second tier prizes NY finished first last year with 202, Texas finished 5th with 75,,,,NJ, MI, GA finished second , third, & fourth repectively

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