Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited January 24, 2017, 6:04 am
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

Mega at 100 million but sales drop

Topic closed. 15 replies. Last post 12 years ago by bks2.

Page 1 of 2
PrintE-mailLink
dvdiva's avatar - 8ball

United States
Member #2338
September 17, 2003
2063 Posts
Offline
Posted: July 9, 2005, 3:00 am - IP Logged

strangly sales are falling. Not a good sign for having an impact of faster rolls. sales were better at the first of july. could just be that the welfare and ssi checks came in though.

    Avatar

    United States
    Member #1826
    July 11, 2003
    2645 Posts
    Offline
    Posted: July 9, 2005, 3:39 am - IP Logged

    Maybe the novelty has worn off for Californians. Just wait until it hits $200 mil, then they'll go to Mega like Louie Anderson on a meatball sub. Correction, like me on a meatball sub with a free NJ Pick 3/4 with Instant Match included.

    (insert signature here)

      Avatar
      FLORIDA
      United States
      Member #5364
      July 1, 2004
      88 Posts
      Offline
      Posted: July 9, 2005, 3:46 am - IP Logged

      strangly sales are falling. Not a good sign for having an impact of faster rolls. sales were better at the first of july. could just be that the welfare and ssi checks came in though.

      It's the midweek drop it happens down here in Florida too. I'm really curious IF no one hits Tuesday will the Friday jackpot go out for more than $120M? Goodluck to all on Tuesday it seems it's road trip time after all.

        Avatar
        Fort Worth
        United States
        Member #4717
        May 20, 2004
        46 Posts
        Offline
        Posted: July 9, 2005, 4:05 am - IP Logged

        Events in London may have resulted in fewer people going out and buying tickets.

        The payouts at lower levels were unusually high for the number of players.  They did payout about 84% more than Tuesday's drawing.  That would leave less money to roll into the next jackpot.

          MillionsWanted's avatar - 24Qa6LT

          Norway
          Member #9517
          December 10, 2004
          1281 Posts
          Offline
          Posted: July 9, 2005, 5:20 am - IP Logged

          People probably stops buying tickets since they think there won't be any jackpot to win this week either.
          So why buy any tickets? 

          The longer they wait the bigger the chance of a jackpot being drawn.
          It's a chance to take since it can come in any draw.

            dvdiva's avatar - 8ball

            United States
            Member #2338
            September 17, 2003
            2063 Posts
            Offline
            Posted: July 9, 2005, 9:26 am - IP Logged

            Sales fell in every state and California has stabilized below New York but above New Jersey.


              United States
              Member #379
              June 5, 2002
              11296 Posts
              Offline
              Posted: July 9, 2005, 9:49 am - IP Logged

              CA has yet to experience a $200 million jackpot.


                United States
                Member #5565
                July 11, 2004
                260 Posts
                Offline
                Posted: July 9, 2005, 11:02 am - IP Logged

                Lotto South seems to be getting more frequent winners. Since the Mega Millions drawing history had to be reset, it may deter system players from participating until there's enough drawings to get a handle on tendencies.  I notice the deltas between the balls are tending to be much larger than before.


                  United States
                  Member #379
                  June 5, 2002
                  11296 Posts
                  Offline
                  Posted: July 9, 2005, 11:37 am - IP Logged

                  I continue to call for a larger LS matrix (6/52-53) even without expanding to a fourth state.

                    Avatar
                    Morrison, IL
                    United States
                    Member #4657
                    May 13, 2004
                    1884 Posts
                    Offline
                    Posted: July 9, 2005, 12:14 pm - IP Logged

                    CA has yet to experience a $200 million jackpot.

                      Yeah, once that happens we may see the jackpot jump $75+ million in one roll.

                      RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
                      mid-Ohio
                      United States
                      Member #9
                      March 24, 2001
                      19904 Posts
                      Offline
                      Posted: July 9, 2005, 12:35 pm - IP Logged

                      Now that the MegaMillions jackpot will be $100M or more, I suspect the Currently Online number will increase as well as ticket sales.

                       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         
                                   Evil Looking       

                        Avatar
                        Greenwich, CT
                        United States
                        Member #4793
                        May 24, 2004
                        1822 Posts
                        Offline
                        Posted: July 9, 2005, 1:54 pm - IP Logged

                        Lotto South seems to be getting more frequent winners. Since the Mega Millions drawing history had to be reset, it may deter system players from participating until there's enough drawings to get a handle on tendencies.  I notice the deltas between the balls are tending to be much larger than before.

                        I haven't played since the June 24th drawing for this reason...I like to choose my own numbers based on draw history.

                          Avatar
                          FLORIDA
                          United States
                          Member #5364
                          July 1, 2004
                          88 Posts
                          Offline
                          Posted: July 9, 2005, 3:38 pm - IP Logged

                          Now that the MegaMillions jackpot will be $100M or more, I suspect the Currently Online number will increase as well as ticket sales.

                          I Agree!


                            United States
                            Member #16612
                            June 2, 2005
                            3493 Posts
                            Offline
                            Posted: July 10, 2005, 9:14 pm - IP Logged

                            CA will benefit when Mega Millions or CA SLP jackpot is over $100 million. However, CA SLP ticket sales are falling. This is the 6th rollover in CA SLP and is only at 24 million.

                              Tnplayer805's avatar - G 14_v78828750_Small.JPG
                              North Dakota
                              United States
                              Member #13397
                              April 5, 2005
                              1623 Posts
                              Offline
                              Posted: July 10, 2005, 9:55 pm - IP Logged

                              I thought CA was going to bring in a lot more money.  I think more people are not playing because they raised the matrix.  Just my opinion though.  We'll see if the matrix to powerball has the same affect next month.

                              How are you going to win if you don't play?