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California and Mega Millions

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Posted: July 26, 2005, 8:19 am - IP Logged

I predict that if there is only a single winner of the Mega Millions second place prize in Mega Millions for the July 26 draw, then the payout will be over $500,000. I base this prediction on the pattern of previous payouts.

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Jake

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    Posted: July 26, 2005, 11:30 am - IP Logged

      Yeah, there haven't been any match 5+0 winners in California in the last two draws.


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      Posted: July 26, 2005, 5:11 pm - IP Logged

      It depends on how much sales and winners CA has. It always depend on luck.

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        Posted: July 27, 2005, 8:17 am - IP Logged

        There were no second prize winners in California for the July 26 draw. This increases the probability that if there is a single second prize winner in the next draw, the payout will be greater than $500,000.

        Good luck,
        Jake

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          Posted: July 27, 2005, 11:23 am - IP Logged

           Sheez!  Like I keep saying, the pari-mutuel MM prizes are unfair to the other states!

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            Posted: July 27, 2005, 12:28 pm - IP Logged

            From what I read on all the member states websites the only obligation a state has to the other states is to contribute 32% of their ticket sales to the jackpot.  It seems to me California is being unfair to its players if they are confused by the different prize amounts for each drawings.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: July 27, 2005, 12:34 pm - IP Logged

              Once again, CA fails to win 1 ticket for 5/5. To make matters worse, all 1/5+MB tickets win $2 instead of $3, all 2/5 tickets won only $8 instead of normal $10, and all 0/5+MB tickets won only $1 instead of $2. RJOh, I wished that CA wins the lawsuit making them have to not play MM anymore and make sales suffer. Without CA playing MM, sales will suffer just like what PB is doing.

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                Posted: July 28, 2005, 12:32 am - IP Logged

                Sales would be made up shortly when or if there is a large pot. Right now CA is the second biggest state in sales after New York.

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                  Posted: July 28, 2005, 12:51 am - IP Logged

                   Sheez!  Like I keep saying, the pari-mutuel MM prizes are unfair to the other states!

                  California's pari-mutual system is neither fair nor unfair to the other states. Their system has no affect what-so-ever on the other states. The only thing shared is the jackpot, and Cali contributes the same percent of sales to the jackpot as does the other states. All lower tier prizes are paid from in-state sales. Why should anyone be concerned with how california divides the sales proceeds from tickets sold only in california? If you buy a ticket in NY or NJ, it's not going towards a 5+0 winner in cali. Some people just hate to think that maybe someone in cali might win more that 250,000 for matching 5+0. I'm in Tx and it's possible to win 1 million by matching 5+0. Is that unfair to the other states? Was it unfair to the other states when the cali winners only got 80K for matching 5+0? I don't recall seeing any conplaints about that...

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                    Posted: July 30, 2005, 8:44 am - IP Logged

                    The California Lottery website indicates that the second place prize would have been $800,000 if there was a single winner in the July 26 draw.

                    The results for the July 29 draw on their web site are incorrect. The link points to the July 26 results.

                    Since there was no seond place winner for the July 29 draw, I assume the prize amount would now be over $1,000,000 for the next draw.

                    Good luck,
                    Jake

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                      Posted: July 30, 2005, 6:12 pm - IP Logged

                      I hope California has at least four match 5+0 winners next drawing just to piss each other off.


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                        Posted: July 30, 2005, 7:09 pm - IP Logged

                        CA is now on a 3 draw streak without hitting a single 5/5 ticket. I hope there's a single winner of 5/5 and no mega for CA next draw and it is over $250K this time.

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                          Posted: July 30, 2005, 7:37 pm - IP Logged

                          The California Lottery website indicates that the second place prize would have been $800,000 if there was a single winner in the July 26 draw.

                          The results for the July 29 draw on their web site are incorrect. The link points to the July 26 results.

                          Since there was no seond place winner for the July 29 draw, I assume the prize amount would now be over $1,000,000 for the next draw.

                          Good luck,
                          Jake

                          I think the CA website has been corrected. It now shows a payout of $925,000 had there been a single 5+0 winner for the 7/29/05 drawing. There's no need to mega-ply in CA.

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                            Posted: July 31, 2005, 2:56 pm - IP Logged

                            If this keeps up at the smaller jackpot levels CA players could win over $1 million for a 5/0 win. Good thing they aren't playing in WA state they would be lucky to get the $250k.

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                              Posted: July 31, 2005, 3:11 pm - IP Logged

                              A mini-jackpot. That should get some more tickets sold, that is if people knew about it. Like it or hate it, you've got admit, pari-mutuel payouts makes things much more interesting.

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