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Mega at 145 but sales still fall

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Posted: July 16, 2005, 2:01 am - IP Logged

Looks like California only picked up what other states lost in sales so sales are still flat and it will still take 4 drawings to go from 100-199 million.


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    Posted: July 16, 2005, 2:05 am - IP Logged

    people are now talk about the pot and   the line are longer at most retailers in my area

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      Posted: July 16, 2005, 2:11 am - IP Logged

      Well if you look at the sales per state it's obvious that the matrix change did have a hit on sales in the other states. Time will tell if this decrease is temporary or not. A few really high jackpots and a few small jackpots later and maybe the sales in states other than CA will increase.

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        Posted: July 16, 2005, 2:22 am - IP Logged

        are sales down because of the matrix change?

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          Posted: July 16, 2005, 2:42 am - IP Logged

          That would be my guess lottomike...  Just give them some time.  If the JP goes over $200 million everyone will be playing and the ball will start rolling again.

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


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            Posted: July 16, 2005, 11:38 am - IP Logged

            CA only picked up the slack in terms of sales where other states lost in this matrix. I think CA wins when it hits 100+ million, but most people prefer playing from all across the country when it hits 200+ million. I agree with this because of the matrix. If CA has to shut down Mega Millions due to a lawsuit, sales will drop permanently and it will be slower for MM to get back to their record at 363 million.

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              Posted: July 16, 2005, 12:09 pm - IP Logged

              are sales down because of the matrix change?

                Yeah, it probably put off a lot of system players.

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                Posted: July 16, 2005, 12:52 pm - IP Logged

                are sales down because of the matrix change?

                  Yeah, it probably put off a lot of system players.

                I Agree! 

                I still haven't bought a ticket since June 24th.  Although $145m is tempting.


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                  Posted: July 16, 2005, 2:45 pm - IP Logged

                  I understand the old odds of winning any prize was 1 to 30, and it's now over 1 in 40. You have to buy over 40 tickets to expect to get any prize so it's also tougher on pools. Pools will lose members for lack of interest if they don't get the occasional prize that rewards them for persistence.

                   It's also gotta be tougher on people playing with wheels and systems since they have to go a longer period or more tickets between hits.  The longer you go without success, even if it's due to the change in mathematical odds, it has to make it harder to stick with the game.