55% payout for MM/PB
Will either game ever pay higher than 50%?
June 5, 2002
|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%.
June 2, 2005
|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.
July 11, 2003
|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?
June 15, 2006
|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!
November 5, 2005
|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.
June 5, 2002
|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.