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Bradly_60's avatar - disney37
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Posted: July 13, 2005, 12:04 pm - IP Logged

How crappy would that be a prize for matching 5 is supposed to be $250,000 and you get only a little over $80,000.  What a joke.  haha  I am glad I don't live in California. :)

Brad

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    Posted: July 13, 2005, 12:40 pm - IP Logged

    It would be interesting if one of the States that boarders California try to join the MegaMillion game, if they succeeded they would get a pool of players from California if California didn't change their payout structure.

    RJOh

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      Posted: July 14, 2005, 9:38 am - IP Logged

      Nevada?


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        Posted: July 15, 2005, 9:42 am - IP Logged

        In case California MM winners feel cheated, they should be glad they don't play NY Lotto.


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          Posted: July 15, 2005, 12:40 pm - IP Logged

          CA winners are pari-mutuel. It depends on number of winners and sales. The example of 5/5 gets $80K is a crap.

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            Posted: July 15, 2005, 1:46 pm - IP Logged

            How about the person that won $290,411? That person is obviously happy that the CA prizes are pari-mutuel.

            With pari-mutuel prizes, some people win more than the average value and some people win less than the average value. Once a player knows that going in, they simply have to decide if they still want to play the game.

            Complaining about the game does not help. Either play or don't play. The rules are clear and fair.

            Good luck,
            Jake

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              Posted: July 15, 2005, 4:40 pm - IP Logged

              It would be interesting if one of the States that boarders California try to join the MegaMillion game, if they succeeded they would get a pool of players from California if California didn't change their payout structure.

              RJOh

                Of course that will not happen.  Mega Millions is smart enough to not let that happen by disallowing more states from joining.

                However, if the Californians do not like the pari-mutuel prize structure, some of them can always play Powerball in Arizona or Oregon.

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                Posted: July 15, 2005, 4:53 pm - IP Logged

                It would be interesting if one of the States that boarders California try to join the MegaMillion game, if they succeeded they would get a pool of players from California if California didn't change their payout structure.

                RJOh

                  Of course that will not happen.  Mega Millions is smart enough to not let that happen by disallowing more states from joining.

                  However, if the Californians do not like the pari-mutuel prize structure, some of them can always play Powerball in Arizona or Oregon.

                Problem is you have parts of California that are 1,000 miles from Arizona or Oregon...LOL

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                  Posted: July 15, 2005, 10:15 pm - IP Logged

                  California wants it pari-mutuel when Proposition 37 passes in 1984. With pari-mutuel prizes, some people win more than the average value and some people win less than the average value. Once a player knows that going in, they simply have to decide if they still want to play the game. That's why my dad buys the numbers to play MM and California SLP.

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                    Posted: July 16, 2005, 5:19 pm - IP Logged

                    It would be interesting if one of the States that boarders California try to join the MegaMillion game, if they succeeded they would get a pool of players from California if California didn't change their payout structure.

                    RJOh

                    Good point RjOH

                    But don't forget, California is the REASON why Mega Millions drawings will constantly have ASTRONOMICAL jackpots and Powerball jackpots will end up being less than those of MM as more people will win more Powerball drawings.

                    Smart lottery winners form trust to claim their winnings.  They send an attorney to the lottery headquarters to claim the prize in trust, so that ONLY the name of the trust is revealed.  And they tell NO ONE, especially relatives.

                    If you ever win a lottery and you are single, the only person you should ever marry is someone who was truly in love with you BEFORE you won the jackpot!

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                      Posted: July 16, 2005, 5:38 pm - IP Logged

                      How crappy would that be a prize for matching 5 is supposed to be $250,000 and you get only a little over $80,000.  What a joke.  haha  I am glad I don't live in California. :)

                      Brad

                      Brad, I love living in California. Lived here ever since I retired from the Air Force in 1972. The most populous and progressive State in the nation, but Mega Millions Lottery is not an equal opportunity lottery for us. Some of them lottery commission folks in Sacramento don't have their lottery act together.

                                John in sunny and cool Escondido,  California

                      Retired Grumman Aerospace Corporation F-14 Tomcat AVIONICS Field Engineer Extraordinaire