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Mass. Megabucks Improvements.

Topic closed. 13 replies. Last post 10 years ago by CASH Only.

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What should be done to help this game?

Raise the minimum jackpot. [ 2 ]  [15.38%]
Matrix change. [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Scrap it. [ 2 ]  [15.38%]
Cash option/All-cash jackpot. [ 7 ]  [53.85%]
2 tickets for $1. [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Nothing. [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
More draws. [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
All except for #3 & #6. [ 2 ]  [15.38%]
Other (Please State). [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
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Posted: June 27, 2006, 12:34 am - IP Logged

Ok, now I'm not usually one to complain about this game.  In fact, I like this game, but when I saw that two people had to split the starting jackpot at this game, I thought that was bullcrap.  Think about it.  They split a $400,000 annuity.  They get $200,000 in 20 annual installments.  That's a mere $10,000 a year before taxes.  I really think that this game needs improving.  What do you think is the best way though?

I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

    bellyache's avatar - 64x64a9wg

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    Posted: June 27, 2006, 1:47 am - IP Logged

    I would defintely not want to get a $200,000 jackpot in installments. I would think rasiing the jackpot and adding a cash option would be a good thing. I don't think however that they would raise the jackpot and then do 2 plays for a buck.

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      Morrison, IL
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      Posted: June 27, 2006, 11:27 am - IP Logged

      $200,000 annuity? how sad

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        Posted: June 27, 2006, 11:43 am - IP Logged

        Ugh. Call me CASHOnly, but they need a cash option, especially after a payout like this.

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          bellyache's avatar - 64x64a9wg

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          Posted: June 27, 2006, 1:18 pm - IP Logged

          Ugh. Call me CASHOnly, but they need a cash option, especially after a payout like this.

          I was thinking the same thing. That is silly to offer a $200,000 prize and not give the option of Cash. I'm sure CashOnly would agree.

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            Posted: June 27, 2006, 5:17 pm - IP Logged

            My first vote or choice is Cash option/All-cash jackpot. This jackpot starts at $100000 [guaranteed] and continue to roll if their is no jackpot winner.


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              Posted: June 28, 2006, 11:02 am - IP Logged

              I've been spending time lately in Orange County, NY, so I haven't seen this poll. MA is the most corrupt lottery state (NY is a close second). Where else is there a $200,000 annuity with no cash option?

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                Morrison, IL
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                Posted: June 28, 2006, 9:34 pm - IP Logged

                Yeah, why don't they just have a $200,000 starting cash jackpot instead? I think the reason why, especially today, lotteries love to pay guaranteed annuities instead is so that they can guarantee lower cash jackpots when interest rates rise. Of course, if interest rates fall (unlikely these days), they have to guarantee higher cash jackpots though.

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                  Roslindale, MA
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                  Posted: June 29, 2006, 8:03 am - IP Logged

                  And yet another unlucky winner again on Wednesday (6/28) - at least as the sole "winner'(?)  they get the "full" annuity ($20K/20, yay)...

                   Maybe they should just give this one away to charity.

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                    Posted: June 30, 2006, 12:13 am - IP Logged

                    I think MA needs to do the following:

                     -Raise the starting jackpot.

                     -Raise the matrix (to accomidate the jackpot raise).

                     -Offer a cash option (Especially after that old lady sued to have her annuity turned into a lump sum).

                     -Offer 2 tickets for $1 (That would be really nice.).

                     - Move it to 3 draws a week (Monday, Wednesday, Saturday?).

                    I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.


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                      Posted: June 30, 2006, 11:57 pm - IP Logged

                      DoctorEW220, I think MA should do the following in my proposal:

                      A. Start the jackpot at $400,000 cash option guaranteed. They'll announce the annunity jackpot

                      B. Offer 2 tickets for $1, not 1 ticket for $1

                      C. Offer a cash option

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                        Posted: July 4, 2006, 10:22 pm - IP Logged

                        Wow.  People are actually responding to this poll.  Also, CASHOnly:  Where'd your avatar go?

                        I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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                          Posted: July 23, 2006, 5:15 am - IP Logged

                          I chose Cash option - FL has a 20 year annuity game (MegaMoney) with a cash option that pays around 65%, sometimes more since it's pari-mutuel.  The starting jackpot is $500,000.  There should always be a cash option for players.


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                            Posted: July 24, 2006, 8:09 pm - IP Logged

                            Tell that to the MA Lottery. Also tell that to the NY Lottery, as both have oodles of annuity-only scratches.