|Posted: October 9, 2008, 2:42 am - IP Logged|
In 1995 it took 12 rolls for the Michigan in-state game to get to $45,851,000 (ref MSL website). 1995 was the year before the multi-state game arrived here. Since the multistate game arrived in Michigan the in-state game jackpots have rolled for longer and longer times and it takes the better part of a year to get to about half that level (23 mil).
Currently MI Classic47 has taken 28 rolls to get to its current level of $7.9 Million.
Before the Jackpot vampire struck we would easily have 1 dozen to 2 dozen jackpots per year. Now there are some years where we only have 2! We have given up a decent game so a handful of people can win fewer and fewer jackpots.
Look what happened in your own state (if you had an in-state game prior to multistate) and watch what is about to happen to Florida.
The problem is the 'mob mentality'.
TONS of folks don't play until the JP gets to 150mill plus, so the powers-that-be want to make sure it's harder to win.
Contrast that by most folks on here (I'm thinking..), where if we knew we had a 'better chance' at winning 15 mill, we'd play MORE, not less. I don't play any more if the JP was 200 mill than if it's 15 mill, but I can tell you if Powerball was a 5/49+1 game, I'd play a lot MORE, regardless of the size of the JP (15mill+)