MM - End of a Great Streak
November 2, 2003
|Posted: November 30, 2005, 9:27 pm - IP Logged|
Mega Millions just came to the end of a great streak. It had 7 consecutive winning jackpots that were over $100 million. The first 4 were under the old matrix and the last 3 under the new. The winning jackpot values were: 130, 112, 208, 106, 170, 258, 315.
Prior to this streak, the longest streak for both Mega Millions and Powerball of winning jackpots over $100 million was 2. Mega Millions had 3 streaks and Powerball had 2 streaks.
May 13, 2004
|Posted: November 30, 2005, 9:48 pm - IP Logged|
If you think about it, the only "great" that streak was for was the lottery folks, because they made more money at the expense of the people. This also means it wasn't very productive, as MM has produced only eight jackpot wins (nine winners actually), which will be a record low if nobody wins before 2006, compared to Powerball's record thirteen jackpot winners. After all, do you play to win, or to raise the jackpot?
I hope Mega Millions gets a lucky string of winners like Powerball did earlier this year.
November 2, 2003
|Posted: November 30, 2005, 9:55 pm - IP Logged|
In answer to your question "do you play to win, or raise the jackpot", I play to win. That is why I rarely play Mega Millions. I spent less than $10 on Mega Millions for the entire year.
Many players enjoy large jackpots. From that perspective, Mega Millions has brought joy to many people.
September 17, 2003
|Posted: November 30, 2005, 11:34 pm - IP Logged|
Considering the most likely outcome to playing a lottery is loosing it should be "do you play to win, or give your money to someone more lucky than yourself"
January 19, 2002
|Posted: December 1, 2005, 8:51 am - IP Logged|
July 20, 2005
|Posted: December 1, 2005, 3:09 pm - IP Logged|
I honestly don't think many people play any lottery game just to play/raise the jackpot! I would think most of the people who play any lottery game plays it to win! I, myself always plays to win, otherwise it's not in my best interest to play!
Keep dreaming the impossible dream, it just may come true!
March 18, 2005
|Posted: December 1, 2005, 3:43 pm - IP Logged|
I don't play the jackpots to raise 'em, I play to win 'em. I see no problem with the smaller jackpots, it's still alot of money for me at least. I think many people tend to get hung up on only wanting to win if it is over 100 million and I don't understand that. I would love to win a lower jackpot, even if it was a measly 12 million. But then I guess that is just me.
Dance like no one is watching.
May 13, 2004
|Posted: December 1, 2005, 5:52 pm - IP Logged|
Yeah the starting jackpots for Powerball and Mega Millions are more than the Illinois Lotto game normally sees; it takes the Illinois Lotto jackpot weeks upon weeks of rolls to get to $12 million!!
June 2, 2005
|Posted: December 2, 2005, 1:30 pm - IP Logged|
I hope that MM starts a new streak of 100 million or more. However, I want to see a new streak where more jackpot winners of 100 million or less starts to happen.
October 10, 2005
|Posted: December 2, 2005, 1:45 pm - IP Logged|
Who believes that GOD is involved in lotteries? I believe he is very involved and actually is "hand-picking" certain people to win Megamillions and Powerball. If this is true, it throws out all of the talk about random luck, odds, and statistics. Imagine, just imagine.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God, and the Word WAS God! (The Word is Jesus)