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MM increases by only 2 million

Topic closed. 22 replies. Last post 11 years ago by fxsterling.

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Bradly_60's avatar - disney37
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Posted: July 1, 2006, 10:26 am - IP Logged

Wow.  Sales must be really down.  This much be the smallest increase Mega Millions has had in many many years.

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    Posted: July 1, 2006, 10:34 am - IP Logged

    In fact Bradly_60, I think MM sales are down because of current CA SLP jackpot. As long as CA SLP Jackpot continues to roll [22 straight without a CA SLP winner and currently 98 million], MM will see new roll lows because of CA SLP. MM is waiting for CA SLP to hit.

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      Posted: July 1, 2006, 10:38 am - IP Logged

      That does make a lot of sense.

      I mean who in the hell would be playing Mega Millions in California right now.

      Why would you buy tickets for Mega Millions when odds are 1 in 175 million when you could buy tickets for SLP that has a $100 million jackpot with odds of 1 in 44 million?

      Brad

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        Posted: July 1, 2006, 10:53 am - IP Logged

        In Ohio the Rolling Cash5 $317K jackpot with odds of 1:575,757 and MegaMillion 2nd prize payout of $250K with odds of 1:3,819,816 had me spending my money on RC5.  RC5 rolled to $400K+, so I'm playing again today.  MM sales are going to continue to be down as long as any state games have a better payout with better odds.

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          Posted: July 1, 2006, 11:32 am - IP Logged

          RJOh, good luck to you. Also, I'm playing CA SLP today. My dad put up $2 while my aunt put up at least $5. With a $98 million CA SLP Jackpot and about 41.5 million to 1 odds, it's a great idea.

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            Posted: July 1, 2006, 12:02 pm - IP Logged

            That is the smallest increase Mega has had since it went to 5/56 + 1/46, and I think it is the minimum rollover. I'm surprised $3 million isn't the minimum rollover, which it should be. I guess Mega didn't think of that because they didn't think minimum rollovers were necessary with California playing.

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              Posted: July 1, 2006, 1:56 pm - IP Logged

              That really is a small rollover. I agree that it is probably because of CA SLP jackpot.

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                Posted: July 1, 2006, 2:36 pm - IP Logged

                Gee!  Maybe MM should but all the combinations in Calf and take the win.  That way their roll over would become higher.

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                  Posted: July 1, 2006, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

                  Change "but" to "buy" in the above.  It was all my finger's fault.

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                    Posted: July 1, 2006, 2:39 pm - IP Logged

                    i thought ever mega millions draw had to increase by at least 5 million?

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                      Posted: July 1, 2006, 2:40 pm - IP Logged

                      sorry i think thats powerball i was thinking of......

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                        Posted: July 1, 2006, 2:46 pm - IP Logged

                        Change "but" to "buy" in the above.  It was all my finger's fault.

                        You have 10-15 minutes to edit your post after it's posted for the first time.

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                          Posted: July 1, 2006, 6:52 pm - IP Logged

                          sorry i think thats powerball i was thinking of......

                          Yeah, but Mega Millions would probably increase its jackpot by a minimum of $5 million if it backloaded its annuity like Powerball does.

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                            Posted: July 1, 2006, 7:00 pm - IP Logged

                            The fact that the New Jersey lottery is being shut down may hurt Mega Millions sales even more, especially since NJ has the highest "per capita" sales, according to the Texas Lotto Report website (for some reason, lotterypost censors its web address).

                              bellyache's avatar - 64x64a9wg

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                              Posted: July 1, 2006, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

                              I agree with you ryanm. I think that NJ shutting down its lottery will hurt Mega Millions sales.

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