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501 Million Jackpot !!

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Posted: May 31, 2007, 2:30 am - IP Logged

Isnt that misleading advertising?

Mexico´s Melate Game has reached an Historic Jackpot for Sunday June 3rd 2007.

http://www.pronosticos.gob.mx/

Me late can be translated as "I have a Hunch" or "I can feel it in my Heart"
(That's why their logo is a Heart)

406 Million Pesos for the Melate Game

and 95 Million Pesos for the Revancha (Revenge) Game

I say that is misleading advertising because they are separate games

15 pesos for a melate and 5 pesos more (optional) for the Revancha  

(A melate ticket is more expensive (1.40 USD) than a Mega Millions or Powerball ticket)

 

 

The Jackpot is supposedly given in a lump sum minus 7% for taxes.

 

There are many fishy things about these games:

 

1. They never mention who wins (or even where the Jackpot is won)

(supposedly for security reasons, because some lottery winners have been kidnaped or murdered)

2. The National Lottery has always been known to be the petty cash for the Mexican Government.

(Political Parties finance their presidential campaigns with this money) (Lottery officials are always being investigated for corruption and embezzlement)

3. The former Secretary of Government (who wanted to be a presidential candidate in last year's elections) granted permission to Televisa (monopolistic Television Company in Mexico ) for creating a private lottery http://www.multijuegos.com.mx/home/

This private lottery began in February 2007, with a lot of media advertising, (with a ridiculous low-class and uneducated character named "Tom Buck" as their spokeman) so sales went down for the Government Lottery with the risk of going bankrupt.

The Government had similiar ads for their lottery.  Examples:

A man asking their little children what did they want to be as adults, one of them saying "I want to be a Lawyer" another one saying "I want to be a Doctor" and the youngest saying "I want to be a Millionare" and showing lotto tickets.

 

A woman telling about all the time and sacrifices she had to went through to open her own business,

and a younger woman telling her that she opened her business in a short time and with no effort just by buying lottery.

 

A teenager asking his father for his car, and the father saying no.  The teenager buys lottery and comes back to his house with a brand new car, women and going to nightclubs.

As soon as the sales went down for the mexican lottery, they changed the advertising,

claiming that the lottery is to help the poor people and to improve education.

(like the worldvision ads they show to help the children in the third world countries)

 

Thats is why is strange that now that the sales are down, the jackpot has reached so high.

It had never reached more than 150 million pesos since the Melate Game started in the early 90's.

considering that it is a NATIONAL GAME. and before February 2007, there was no other like it.

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    Posted: May 31, 2007, 2:52 am - IP Logged

    mexico would not be a trusting place to lay a lottery bet in my humble opinion.......

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      Posted: June 4, 2007, 3:59 pm - IP Logged

      There was one winning ticket (or at least they say)

      The National Lottery usually mentions at least the name of the State where the Jackpot was won,

      but not this time.  They only published the results in the newspapers saying:

      CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LUCKY WINNER. 

       

      Maybe there was a lucky winner, all right, in the corrupt Mexican Government. 

      After all $500 million pesos (about $45 million USD) is not that much to begin with,

      for being a National Lottery.

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        Posted: June 5, 2007, 1:17 pm - IP Logged

        Also i think they should raise the jackpot to 3 dollars that way they will have high jackpots...Mexico needs a Billion dollar lottery.....Giving people 20 million dollars PER DRAW IN MEXICO is nothing...Those winners will tend to waste their money or create small companies...I've seen Mexico's education system and they have one of the best in Latin America...Their universities is like Top Notch, seen through our eyes Panamenians...What Mexico needs to do is consolidate all the draws and play it 1 once a year, that way the jackpot will reach 1 billion dollars....And Billionaires tend to create Big CORPORATIONS/COMPANIES and SPECIALIZED COMPANIES (companies that specialized on a particular subject/area)...

        Mexico Prides itself in having the 3rd richest man in the world but tell me what does Slim the Billionaire do for Mexico? Crap...They need to create sevear billionaires even if this means ONCE a year...

        Not only Mexico needs to do this but Brazil & Argentina need to do this...I know Mexico can do it and so are these countries...

        When i say a Billion dollar lottery i mean a lottery whose jackpot is 1 Billion dollars....I've been saying this for about 2 or 3 years now...

         

         

        "More important than winning all of the world's lotteries is hacking of the human's, animal's, insect's & germ's kingdom's genomes....."

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          Posted: June 5, 2007, 1:54 pm - IP Logged

          Also i think they should raise the jackpot to 3 dollars that way they will have high jackpots...Mexico needs a Billion dollar lottery.....Giving people 20 million dollars PER DRAW IN MEXICO is nothing...Those winners will tend to waste their money or create small companies...I've seen Mexico's education system and they have one of the best in Latin America...Their universities is like Top Notch, seen through our eyes Panamenians...What Mexico needs to do is consolidate all the draws and play it 1 once a year, that way the jackpot will reach 1 billion dollars....And Billionaires tend to create Big CORPORATIONS/COMPANIES and SPECIALIZED COMPANIES (companies that specialized on a particular subject/area)...

          Mexico Prides itself in having the 3rd richest man in the world but tell me what does Slim the Billionaire do for Mexico? Crap...They need to create sevear billionaires even if this means ONCE a year...

          Not only Mexico needs to do this but Brazil & Argentina need to do this...I know Mexico can do it and so are these countries...

          When i say a Billion dollar lottery i mean a lottery whose jackpot is 1 Billion dollars....I've been saying this for about 2 or 3 years now...

           

           

          "More important than winning all of the world's lotteries is hacking of the human's, animal's, insect's & germ's kingdom's genomes....."

          How is distribuiting 20-40 million dollars to the population going to help the ECONOMY or the Poor when that amount (30-40 million dollars) is given 52 times a year (you may say is 104 since the lottery is played 2 times a week, but count the times it is not won) and these countries have at least 100 million people..What will really help the poor is an easy lottery like a cash3/Pick3 from 0 to 5 but that's another story and doubt they will create it....Is not going to help nothing...The countries that i mentioned all have one of the HIGHEST NUMBER OF POPULATION seen through Panamenians's eyes...These countries are: Phillippines, Nigeria, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Spain, Turkey, Pakistan, Vietnam, Egypt, Ethiopia & Mexico....

           

           

          "More important than winning all of the world's lotteries is hacking of the human's, animal's, insect's & germ's kingdom's genomes....."

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            Posted: June 5, 2007, 2:52 pm - IP Logged

            <Moved to Jackpot Games forum>

            Please post in the appropriate forum ... thank you.

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              Posted: June 5, 2007, 3:08 pm - IP Logged

              Carlos Slim could be the richest man in the world next year.

              Unlike other billionaires, he isnt a philantropist.

              He made most of his fortune by buying the only telephone company in Mexico in the early 90´s.

              One of the worst things in Mexico is the socioeconomic inequalities and social discrimination.

              Most of the Mexican entertainment (soap operas, sitcoms, talk shows) rely on making fun of the lower classes.

              In fact, now is consider a fashion for upper classes to act like lower class.

              (Just like some caucasians imaitate african american style in the US)