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Fair deal or not...

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Honduras
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Posted: August 8, 2006, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

Do you think that if Powerball and Mega millions gave money for matching 1 and 2 numbers, that it will be a fairer (better) deal? Something like matching 2 of 5 + 0 PB/MB = 2 dollars and 1 of 5 + 0 PB/MB = 50 cents...

I think that's the next step they need to take if they want to increase the matrix..

What you all think?..

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    Posted: August 8, 2006, 8:09 pm - IP Logged

    I think 2 of 5 WB should be a free play, but I think when you introduce money coming back like $2 or .50, the sellers would hate it because they would have the financial task of adding MORE money to their registers, more Accounting involved, etc.

     

    I'd vote no to money coming back for a 2/5, but yes to a free play in a future drawing. 

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      Posted: August 8, 2006, 8:15 pm - IP Logged

      Do you think that if Powerball and Mega millions gave money for matching 1 and 2 numbers, that it will be a fairer (better) deal? Something like matching 2 of 5 + 0 PB/MB = 2 dollars and 1 of 5 + 0 PB/MB = 50 cents...

      I think that's the next step they need to take if they want to increase the matrix..

      What you all think?..

      I would like to see some money given to tickets with 2 of 5 + 0 PB/MB, but I don't see it happening.

      Dance like no one is watching.

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        Posted: August 8, 2006, 8:27 pm - IP Logged

        The odds of matching 0+1 in MegaMillions are 1:75 and pays $2.  The odds of matching 2+0 are 1:19, why do you think it would be fair to pay $2 for both?  Even a pick3 game with a top prize of $500 for a dollar bet can't offer those kinds of odds/payouts. 

        You want to be paid $2 for spending $1 and losing.  That would be a good deal, too good to be real. 

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: August 8, 2006, 9:56 pm - IP Logged

          How about the MM or PB "reverso" prize...if you don't hit anything at all, it's a free ticket, or, you can keep that ticket and combine it with the next draw, and if that doesn't hit anything at all, it becomes like a multiplier.........

          If you're gutsy enough, you can see how many straight "no hit" tickets you're willing to go for before the lottery owes you for having not hit any numbers whatsoever!

          Kind of like lotto meets lo-ball poker!

          Then that could be taken even further, and if you declare that you're going for a reverso prize, and you hit anything at all, you owe them!