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mega millions and powerball joined as one

Topic closed. 30 replies. Last post 12 years ago by CASH Only.

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would the game be better if both joined forces,how would things change?

it would be better [ 3 ]  [14.29%]
be about the same [ 4 ]  [19.05%]
be much worse [ 14 ]  [66.67%]
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Posted: February 13, 2005, 1:04 pm - IP Logged

Merging traffic?

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    Posted: February 13, 2005, 4:02 pm - IP Logged

    ... just curious. What is the approximate cash value after taxes, on an advertised annuitized $400 million jackpot. Thanx.

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      Posted: February 13, 2005, 4:47 pm - IP Logged

      It would be worse because they would raise ticket prices, raise the numbers pool and make less winners.  But if they could create a 400+ million jackpot I would probably play.  But I wouldn't play all the time since my state hasn't won a grand prize in awhile.  My chances of actually winning the jackpot are very unrealistic.  At least now when powerball goes back to its minimum I can track mega millions.

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        Posted: February 13, 2005, 5:01 pm - IP Logged
        Quote: Originally posted by rabbitfoot on February 12, 2005


        I rather see two jackpots as opposed to just one. Like, let's spread the winnings around!  Who needs $ 500 million or more?  




        I need $500 million or more!  :-)

        I don't think it would be a good idea for them to merge.  But if they did, I think it would be only fair for them to double the starting jackpot and when the jackpot rolls....and have the drawing 3+ days a week.  It would really be cool to have a $400 million jackpot and one winner who takes annual payments. =)

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          Posted: February 13, 2005, 7:15 pm - IP Logged

          merging = bad

          double base jackpot = good

          drawings 3X weekly = bad cos most of us would be forever charting the #'s. We'd have no time for life.

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            Posted: February 13, 2005, 8:10 pm - IP Logged

            i think the jackpots would end up being split twice as often as they are now.  i prefer having the two different lotteries; its nice to be able to compare jackpots and payouts against one another. 


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

              Why 9 million and not 10?

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                Posted: February 16, 2005, 2:00 pm - IP Logged

                i think that there might be a potential third game way in the future......

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                  Posted: February 16, 2005, 5:44 pm - IP Logged

                  speaking of a 3rd game, maybe they can have a national lottery that's in all states with jackpots like that, in addition to mega millions and powerball.  but then if that happened i might not be too happy living in Louisiana and seeing jackpots always being won in CA, PA, NY, and FL. 

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                    Posted: February 16, 2005, 9:25 pm - IP Logged

                    cash only:

                    why cash and not cashier's check? 

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                      Posted: February 16, 2005, 9:27 pm - IP Logged

                      Annual:

                      You know the last powerball winner was from LA.  (41 million)  I was close too.  I had one number and the powerball.  I guess I'll just have to settle for my 4 dollar jackpot.

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                        Posted: February 16, 2005, 10:52 pm - IP Logged
                        Quote: Originally posted by Annual Payments on February 16, 2005



                        speaking of a 3rd game, maybe they can have a national lottery that's in all states with jackpots like that, in addition to mega millions and powerball.  but then if that happened i might not be too happy living in Louisiana and seeing jackpots always being won in CA, PA, NY, and FL. 





                        What's wrong with winning in NY?    hehe j/k
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                          Posted: February 17, 2005, 12:29 am - IP Logged

                          Yes!  I know someone here won it.  I was like wow! oh my god finally someone in LA won the jackpot. 

                          Everything is wrong with winning in NY.  because it's in the north.  Everytime there's a powerball jackpot it's somewhere other than the south. =)


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                            Posted: February 17, 2005, 9:43 am - IP Logged

                            The LA winner almost certainly will take the cash, and won't be under 21 years old.

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                              Posted: February 17, 2005, 3:35 pm - IP Logged

                              hope the powerball matrix doesn't change soon