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MM - End of the Line

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Posted: April 28, 2005, 12:03 am - IP Logged

I'm looking at my Excel spreadsheet and running out of rows.

16 Mega Millions drawings remain....just 16.  Eight weeks.  Less than two months.  Yes, it will be sad to lose all of the work on this matrix, but I know that the new jackpots will get a huge kick from the Cali sales and we'll all have forgotten about the oldstyle Mega Millions by August.

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    Posted: April 28, 2005, 12:18 am - IP Logged

    I am not looking forward to the new matrix. 

     

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      Posted: April 28, 2005, 12:56 am - IP Logged
      Quote: Originally posted by Todd on April 28, 2005

      I am not looking forward to the new matrix.


      Yeah. It ain't much to get excited about. But the new Powerball is another story.

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        Posted: April 28, 2005, 12:56 am - IP Logged

        Me either...i'm gonna have to rewrite some of the code for my free lottery management software



        I guess todd and i both got work to do...

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          Posted: April 28, 2005, 6:15 am - IP Logged

          The core part of my lottery program can handle up to 60 numbers in the 5/6+0 or 5/6+1, but I have a section which simulates the card layout for the 5 games that I play to make marking my cards easier that will have to be updated.  Those changes will include both MegaMillions and PowerBall layouts.  OhioSuperLotto have 2 different card layouts, one for the 10 play card and one for the 5 play card. 

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: April 28, 2005, 8:38 am - IP Logged

            Do you think there will there be any significant increases in the 4th and 5th prizes on the new MM?

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              Posted: April 28, 2005, 9:14 am - IP Logged
              Quote: Originally posted by MillionsWanted on April 28, 2005


              Do you think there will there be any significant increases in the 4th and 5th prizes on the new MM?



              The pay schedule I've seen doesn't adjust any amounts below Match 4+1.  It will be easier to match the megaball, even though there are more regular numbers.
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                Posted: April 28, 2005, 4:37 pm - IP Logged

                powerball will jump in popularity with its 10x on the wheel,plus higher second tier prizes...

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                  Posted: April 29, 2005, 2:26 am - IP Logged

                  I thought they should have changed the matrix a long time ago. I'm just hoping for a new and improved jackpot level to go along with the change in odds. Then I can start playing again.

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                    Posted: April 29, 2005, 3:36 am - IP Logged

                    it might happen.....

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                      Posted: April 29, 2005, 5:19 am - IP Logged

                      the game will be better with changes....

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                        Posted: April 29, 2005, 9:25 am - IP Logged

                        Much much, better, Lottomike.

                        Some people say that $2 of tickets is not better than $1.  So odds of 175m:1 are no worse than 135m:1...hehe

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                          Posted: April 29, 2005, 2:05 pm - IP Logged

                            Yeah, as someone here once said 175 million to one odds isn't much worse than 135 million to one for a single ticket, but it makes a difference in how high the jackpot level will go.

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                            Posted: April 30, 2005, 3:47 am - IP Logged
                            Quote: Originally posted by ryanm on April 29, 2005


                              Yeah, as someone here once said 175 million to one odds isn't much worse than 135 million to one for a single ticket, but it makes a difference in how high the jackpot level will go.



                            when you get up in the hundred millions there really isn't a big difference you are right about that......