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Why only 5 sets max of Mega Millions numbers per ticket?

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mrmst's avatar - disney14
Glen Burnie, MD
United States
Member #427
June 27, 2002
208 Posts
Posted: July 25, 2008, 7:33 am - IP Logged

This is something that I have wondered for quite some time.  Why is the maximum number of Mega Millions plays which can appear on a single slip of ticket paper capped at 5?  The paper is on a continuous roll and is free-form (no lines or anything pre-printed).  It would be so much more convennient that if I bought $20 worth of tickets that they would all print on 1 piece of ticket paper. 

At least this is the case in Maryland - is it different in other states?


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    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
    United States
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    March 24, 2001
    19817 Posts
    Posted: July 25, 2008, 7:59 am - IP Logged

    In Ohio the play slip for MegaMillions has 5 sets of boards (one for 5 WB and one for the MB) so tickets are limited to 5 sets of combinations per ticket.  However play slips for Classic Lotto have 10 boards and one combination per board so tickets can have 10 sets of combinations per tickets.  It's just how the system is set up. 

    I would think if you could get a ticket similar to a cash register receipt with all your purchases, it could get all wrinkled and be harder for the terminal to check.  Keeping all the tickets limited to 5-7 inches probably keep them neater and easier to read.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
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      Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
      United States
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      January 7, 2007
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      Posted: July 25, 2008, 4:19 pm - IP Logged

      20 lines on 1 ticket more convenient? I don't think I would like that. We can get 10 lines on 1 Powerball ticket though, which I don't mind.

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        Think's avatar - lightbulb
        Marquette, MI
        United States
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        August 20, 2005
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        Posted: July 25, 2008, 9:57 pm - IP Logged

        In Michigan you can get 10 on one ticket but they all have to be easy picks.