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55% payout for MM/PB

Topic closed. 5 replies. Last post 10 years ago by CASH Only.

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Will either game ever pay higher than 50%?

Yes [ 3 ]  [20.00%]
No [ 10 ]  [66.67%]
Can't guess [ 2 ]  [13.33%]
Total Valid Votes [ 15 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 2 ]  

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Posted: July 24, 2006, 7:25 pm - IP Logged

The prize pools for Big Game/Mega Millions and Powerball have always been 50% of sales. Will the competition between the two games mean a higher payout for either or both one day?

Remember that NY Lotto still pays out a maximum of 40%.


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    Posted: July 29, 2006, 1:24 am - IP Logged

    CASH Only, my vote is yes for the future. I hope MM and PB have payouts of at least 50%, but also their cash value is at least 50% of the current jackpot.

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      Posted: July 29, 2006, 2:27 am - IP Logged

      Who knows. There are a lot of states who would be open to it, more generous states like MA and WV may very well embrace it. But there a lot of stingy states out there, and they would make such a proposition difficult.

      And may ask how New York Lotto got into this? 

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        Posted: July 29, 2006, 8:48 pm - IP Logged

        I voted no, but I'm hoping to be proved wrong eventually.  How is it such a high jackpot can be advertised when winners get less than 50% whether they choose the cash or annuity options?

        It's called 'playing' numbers because it's FUN!

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          Posted: July 29, 2006, 9:23 pm - IP Logged

          I chose "can't guess" but I think the answer might be no. Just a personal opinion, but I imagine most people pay more attention to the jackpot advertised than the payout.  I meet people all the time who don't have a clue about 80% of the subjects we discuss on this board. They just see a billboard or a sign in a store and buy some QPs.


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            Posted: August 2, 2006, 12:43 pm - IP Logged

            Because this poll is about the payout % for MM and PB. It's what makes NY Lotto a terrible game.