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New Feature Coming To Florida Lotto

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Posted: January 25, 2008, 5:28 pm - IP Logged

The new feature is simple. If you play $1, you play for the jackpot. If you play $2, you play for the jackpot plus $10,000,000. And if you play $3, you play for the jackpot plus $25,000,000.

Frankly, I can't see this really catching on in the long haul, because 22,957,479 times out of 22,957,480, that extra money will go to waste, as it does nothing to the lower tiers, or add new prize levels.

I don't know when this is coming out, as I just got the brochure in the mail today, and it says nothing about dates.

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    Posted: January 25, 2008, 5:50 pm - IP Logged

    The new feature is simple. If you play $1, you play for the jackpot. If you play $2, you play for the jackpot plus $10,000,000. And if you play $3, you play for the jackpot plus $25,000,000.

    Frankly, I can't see this really catching on in the long haul, because 22,957,479 times out of 22,957,480, that extra money will go to waste, as it does nothing to the lower tiers, or add new prize levels.

    I don't know when this is coming out, as I just got the brochure in the mail today, and it says nothing about dates.

    Thanks for the information, Jimmy.   Wow!  This is sooooooo very wrong.  More than 90% of the time only 1 person wins the jackpot.  Wed it was $18 million.  The last big jackpot was won by 2 people and was $47 million. Nothing wrong with splitting that!   I'm not sure I've ever seen 2 or more people win the $3 million jackpot.  Also, when you wrote "22,957,479 times out of 22,957,480, that extra money will go to waste" you're absolutely correct.  I can see if it tripled the lower tier prizes, but I've been playing Lotto for many years and never won, plus I know few people who ever got 5/6 (I haven't yet)  I got 4/6 twice in over 10 years.  I get 3 numbers once in a while, which is $5. 

    They should have a second chance drawing.  Maybe then I'd pay to mail in my losing tickets.  They should have one once a month anyway.  They add a $30 scratcher and now this.  What are they trying to do to the players in Florida?  Take all their money I guess.  I definitely can't afford to double what I spend now so I will have to pass on it.

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      Posted: January 25, 2008, 11:43 pm - IP Logged

      The new feature is simple. If you play $1, you play for the jackpot. If you play $2, you play for the jackpot plus $10,000,000. And if you play $3, you play for the jackpot plus $25,000,000.

      Frankly, I can't see this really catching on in the long haul, because 22,957,479 times out of 22,957,480, that extra money will go to waste, as it does nothing to the lower tiers, or add new prize levels.

      I don't know when this is coming out, as I just got the brochure in the mail today, and it says nothing about dates.

      Sounds good...too bad I can't subscribe by mail.

       Michigan should do that or just lower the odds and up the tickets to $2.   Just before Michigan joined the MM it would take 12 draws to get the 6/xx games up to about $45,000,000.  Now it has taken 206 days and the Jackpot isn't even at $19,000,000 yet.

      If  Michigan would do something similar I would stop playing the Mega Millions except maybe when it was between 100 and 200 million.

      I'm going to have to see if anyone I know is going to Florida when that kicks in so I can ask them to get tickets for me.