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Mega Millions in CA

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dvdiva's avatar - 8ball

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Posted: June 1, 2005, 10:58 pm - IP Logged

Its called a lottery. Even pick 3 straight has terrible odds. Imagine your doctor gave you the same odds or worse a pick 4 straight game. The difference between 20-40 million isn't much considering it's a game for the entire USA. If it were for the enire state of Wyoming ok - its too long. Wyoming could just have a pick 4 straight game for their state lottery when or if they form one. But for 300+ million people living in the US  it had better be some pretty long odds to generate prizes worth playing for.

Some people don't like games with bad odds like the new Mega others like me don't like pick 3 or 4 games since the prizes aren't even worth playing for. It's a free market when it comes to games. There's always online poker or Casino's for different games as well. I don't play unless it hits 200+ million. Games with less than a 100 million jackpot aren't even worth my time. The massive sales jumps when the jackpot hits the 200+ million mark proves there are a lot of people out there like me who want some serious money. If you are worried about odds than stick with a pick 3 game because the odds get a lot worse if you want to play anything else.

    konane's avatar - wallace
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    Posted: June 1, 2005, 11:24 pm - IP Logged

    If Mega Millions gets won between now and then, they'll probably add a bonus amount to the jackpot to kick off the "new game."

    Good luck to everyone!

      konane's avatar - wallace
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      Posted: June 1, 2005, 11:32 pm - IP Logged



      Has anyone said how REALLY HARD the Mega Millions is to win?  And how when CA joins it's going to be REALLY REALLY HARD to win?  The odds are outrageous already and, yes, I buy ONE ticket here in TX because if you're not in, you certainly don't win.  But 170 MILLION TO 1!!?  It makes the TX Lotto easy to win by comparison.  Has there ever been a poll done on pot size preference vs odds?  I, for one, would like to win a measly 4 million with a "decent" chance to win, than a $100 million with no chance in h*ll.



      Hey when Mega Millions was "The Big Game" and had lower odds it was very difficult to win even a smaller tier prize. 

      The newest incarnation of it is going to be a jackpot chaser's dream.

      However it will be the first change since its initial inception of Big Game later Mega Millions which has NOT occurred during a Mercury Retrograde period (those times IMHO manage to create confusion around whatever is begun during Mercury Retrograde Naughty). 

      Good luck to everyone!

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        Posted: June 1, 2005, 11:33 pm - IP Logged

         

        I know California has a state income tax but does anyone know what it is?

        They need to set up Mega Millions like Canada.

        LUMP SUM AND TAX FREE !!!!!!White Bounce

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          Posted: June 1, 2005, 11:49 pm - IP Logged



           

          I know California has a state income tax but does anyone know what it is?

          They need to set up Mega Millions like Canada.

          LUMP SUM AND TAX FREE !!!!!!White Bounce



          So it's lump sum too. Great news seeing I should be headed up to somewhere in Canada this summer.

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            danisiri's avatar - Avatar all_for_Jesus.jpg

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            California state income tax is 9.3%.  They are trying to add a law that if you make over a certain amount ($143K, I think), you have to pay 10% and then 11% if you make over $253K.  Though the CA Lottery website says that they will not be charging state tax on MM jackpots (YES!...I live in CA). 

            I for one hope that the jackpot keeps rolling over until CA joins so that I can get a shot at it.  Of course, I do not think that there is a guarantee that CA will be joining on June 24th, only that the matrix will change on June 24th.  I could be wrong though, since I do not recall the exact details of the press release.

            Either way, it is exciting to see what will happen!

             

             

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              Posted: June 2, 2005, 4:42 pm - IP Logged

              A quick sidetrack if I may please. Does mega millions or powerball ever release whether every possible combination was sold along with the other info they release after a draw? I realize that obviously if every combo was sold you would have had a winner. I guess what I mean is do they release it so that we can see just how many combo’s were still unsold even if the jackpot was hit or is this information considered (sensitive) proprietary info and not for public release?



              Has any of the L.P. team ever contacted the big 2 lotteries to see if this was availible?

                danisiri's avatar - Avatar all_for_Jesus.jpg

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                Posted: June 2, 2005, 5:04 pm - IP Logged

                California state income tax is 9.3%.  They are trying to add a law that if you make over a certain amount ($143K, I think), you have to pay 10% and then 11% if you make over $253K.  Though the CA Lottery website says that they will not be charging state tax on MM jackpots (YES!...I live in CA). 

                I for one hope that the jackpot keeps rolling over until CA joins so that I can get a shot at it.  Of course, I do not think that there is a guarantee that CA will be joining on June 24th, only that the matrix will change on June 24th.  I could be wrong though, since I do not recall the exact details of the press release.

                Either way, it is exciting to see what will happen!

                 

                 

                Well, the CA Lottery website just announced that tickets in CA for MM will go on sale June 22nd, so the first drawing to include CA will be on June 24th.  I hoping the jackpot keeps rolling over until then!