|Posted: August 20, 2005, 10:27 am - IP Logged|
I have been writing letters to editors and to the Mega Millions websight here is the response I got from MM
Thank you. I've passed this information on to our Online Games manager.
Lottery PR Department
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The Mega Millions (and powerball) game has a MAJOR FLAW!
If you buy 46 easy pick tickets your odds are 175,711,536 to 46
However if you buy the same set of 5 numbers with each mega ball
(1,2,3,4,5-1 thru 1,2,3,4,5-46 for example) your odds become that of
winning second prize or 3,819,816 to 1! This, in essence, makes the mega
millions a multistate 6/40 game where the tickets cost $46
once people come to this realization the jackpots wont roll as much
You NEED to FIX this one FAST!!!
NOTE: the odds on a 6/40 are 3,838,380