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Will an injuction stop Mega in California

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Will an injuction stop Mega from being played IN California?

No, there will be no injuction [ 20 ]  [66.67%]
Yes and very soon [ 1 ]  [3.33%]
yes but only after the jackpot gets really big [ 2 ]  [6.67%]
Who cares, more money for me [ 7 ]  [23.33%]
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Posted: July 3, 2005, 2:03 pm - IP Logged

Just wondering how people feel about some of the nonsence happing in CA regarding the possible injuction to stop Mega from being played in CA.

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    Posted: July 3, 2005, 2:20 pm - IP Logged

    I think that MM sales will be allowed to continue until the case is heard. I also think that the eventual outcome, after all the appeals, will be that CA has a legal right to participate in MM. So the final outcome will be that a bunch of lawyers (from both sides) will take home more money than they would had they won a MM jackpot.

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      Posted: July 4, 2005, 7:06 am - IP Logged

      you got that right.


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        Posted: July 11, 2005, 8:52 pm - IP Logged

        I hope the injuction forces CA to not play Mega Millions!

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          Posted: July 11, 2005, 9:17 pm - IP Logged

          I hope the injuction forces CA to not play Mega Millions!

          I live in CA and am grateful to have the chance to participate in MM.  I am sure those who win future MM jackpots will be glad that Californians are feeding the pot too.

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            Posted: July 12, 2005, 12:22 am - IP Logged

              Instead of trying to prohibit California from playing, they should force California to bend their stupid "pari-mutuel prize law" and offer the same prize amounts as the other states.  Their pari-mutuel MM payouts are unfair to the other states.

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              Morrison, IL
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              Posted: July 12, 2005, 12:33 am - IP Logged

                Okay, I probably should have read the article on lottoreport.com before making my last post.  Judging from that article, I highly doubt the gambling opponents would try to force CA to adopt the same fixed prize structure as the other 11 states.  That would probably make them even more angry.

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                Posted: July 13, 2005, 1:51 am - IP Logged

                I think all states have a pari-mutuel prize structure for the second and third prizes as an out if sales don't cover them.

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                  Posted: July 13, 2005, 1:57 am - IP Logged
                       

                  I think all states have a pari-mutuel prize structure for the second and third prizes as an out if sales don't cover them.

                  They have a reserve they use if the second and third prize winnings are higher than justified by sales(except in California). But if the winnings are in excess of the reserve, they change the prize structure to pari-mutuel.


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                    Posted: July 13, 2005, 3:33 pm - IP Logged

                    4th and 5th prizes ($150) also can be pari-mutuel.