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Did anyone notice the awesome 3rd tier Calif Mega Millions prize?

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Posted: July 4, 2005, 12:43 pm - IP Logged

Check it out, California players who matched 4+1 got $28,878, instead of the $10,000 everyone else got!

http://www.usamega.com/mega-millions-drawing.asp?d=7/1/2005

(That linked page at USA Mega has become one of my favorites, putting all crucial information on one page.  You can access the info for ANY drawing in the same manner at USA Mega.)

 

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    Posted: July 4, 2005, 2:49 pm - IP Logged

    I guess the 5+0 prize pool rolls down to the 4+1 division.

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      Posted: July 4, 2005, 5:04 pm - IP Logged

      I think all the other prize levels benefit when there's no 5+0 winner, because the lowest prize was $1 when there was a 5+0 winner.

       

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        Posted: July 4, 2005, 6:29 pm - IP Logged

        Don't forget, CA's prize structure is entirely pari-mutuel. And the prizes must be awarded so they do roll down.

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          Posted: July 5, 2005, 7:25 pm - IP Logged

          I think all the other prize levels benefit when there's no 5+0 winner, because the lowest prize was $1 when there was a 5+0 winner.

            The lowest prize was $2 when there was one 5+0 winner on the second drawing.

            Damn Mega Millions should not let CA award pari-mutuel prizes.  It's unfair to the other MM states!

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            Posted: July 5, 2005, 10:57 pm - IP Logged

            I think all the other prize levels benefit when there's no 5+0 winner, because the lowest prize was $1 when there was a 5+0 winner.

              The lowest prize was $2 when there was one 5+0 winner on the second drawing.

              Damn Mega Millions should not let CA award pari-mutuel prizes.  It's unfair to the other MM states!

            No, the lowest prize was $1 on June 24:

            http://www.usamega.com/mega-millions-drawing.asp?d=6/24/2005

            A good reason to check out the info on USA Mega!

             

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              Posted: July 5, 2005, 11:48 pm - IP Logged

              With no one hitting 5/5 in California, that's how it happens. 2 tickets hitting 4/5+Mega got more money than $10K it got. I know that 6/24/05 had California only get $1 for 0/5+Mega.

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                Posted: July 6, 2005, 12:57 am - IP Logged

                Yes, I started this thread by mentioning the very large 4+1 prizes.  I guess we had a miscommunication on the $1 prize, because I thought you said that the lowest prize so far was $2.

                 

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                  Posted: July 9, 2005, 3:12 pm - IP Logged

                  What's up with with the one 5+0 prize(07/08/05) paying just $213,608, when all five New York's 5+0 prizes paid $250,000 each?  Looks like California pari-mutuel prizes formula is dependent on more than just the number of winners. Lower prize levels are up from the time before when there was a $290,000 5+0 prize winner, maybe they're taking from the rich and giving to the poor.  Obviously, the new and improved payout MegaMillions amounts don't mean squat in California.

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                    Posted: July 10, 2005, 9:54 pm - IP Logged

                    California always has to make it pari-mutuel because sales and winners determine everything. That's how it goes.

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                      Posted: July 10, 2005, 10:14 pm - IP Logged

                      What's up with with the one 5+0 prize(07/08/05) paying just $213,608, when all five New York's 5+0 prizes paid $250,000 each?  Looks like California pari-mutuel prizes formula is dependent on more than just the number of winners. Lower prize levels are up from the time before when there was a $290,000 5+0 prize winner, maybe they're taking from the rich and giving to the poor.  Obviously, the new and improved payout MegaMillions amounts don't mean squat in California.

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                      Well, I guess that's not totally accurate, because each of California's 5+0 winners got more than the old $175,000 prize.  So the new prizes do "mean squat" -- and I certainly wouldn't be complaining!

                       

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                        Posted: July 11, 2005, 2:41 am - IP Logged

                        Just6ntlc -

                        CA is pari-mutuel because that's the state law concerning all lottery games, from Pick 3 on up. That's why the payout structure is completely different for CA than for any other state with MegaMillions.

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                          Posted: July 13, 2005, 12:30 pm - IP Logged

                          What's up with with the one 5+0 prize(07/08/05) paying just $213,608, when all five New York's 5+0 prizes paid $250,000 each?  Looks like California pari-mutuel prizes formula is dependent on more than just the number of winners. Lower prize levels are up from the time before when there was a $290,000 5+0 prize winner, maybe they're taking from the rich and giving to the poor.  Obviously, the new and improved payout MegaMillions amounts don't mean squat in California.

                          RJOh

                          Well, I guess that's not totally accurate, because each of California's 5+0 winners got more than the old $175,000 prize.  So the new prizes do "mean squat" -- and I certainly wouldn't be complaining!

                          I know I'm beating a dead horse but 5+0 prize (07/12/05) paying just $84,494 when under the old prize structure they would have gotten $175,000.  I got to say it again - the new and improved payout MegaMillions amounts don't mean squat in California.

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                            Posted: July 13, 2005, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

                            $84,494 or $250,000 hmmmm? I glad I'm too far away to play in Cali,  pari-mutuel is bad if you're not the sole winner.

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                              Posted: July 13, 2005, 1:14 pm - IP Logged

                              All the States have a pari-mutuel back up plan if there are more winners than they planned for, I just can't figure how how California plan works.  Last week New York had five 5+0 for $250,000 each, so its plan must allow for at least $1,250,000 to be paid out at the 2nd prize level.  California paid out just a little more than $250,000 to all three of its winners this time.

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