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Combine MegaMillions & Powerball? take the poll

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Would you like to see a combimed MegaMillions & Powerball?

Yes combine them [ 6 ]  [17.65%]
No don't combine them [ 28 ]  [82.35%]
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Posted: February 2, 2009, 10:22 pm - IP Logged

I would like to see the Multistate lottery and MegaMillions combine to create a near national lottery. This new "National" lottery would reach 42 states and Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands with a combined population of: 288,000,000 ( I went on U.S. Census site and combined the participating states).

Could you imagine the amounts of the jackpots.  I figure with Powerballs minimum $20,000,000 and MegaMillions's $12,000,000 the starting jackpot would be around $35,000,000. There could be jackpots reaching HALF A BILLION!

What do you think? Good or bad idea?


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    Posted: February 2, 2009, 10:43 pm - IP Logged

    I like having two seperate multimillion dollar lotterys.This way I get four chances a week to try my luck at winning multimillion dollar jackpots.

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      Posted: February 2, 2009, 11:16 pm - IP Logged

      I like having two seperate multimillion dollar lotterys.This way I get four chances a week to try my luck at winning multimillion dollar jackpots.

      I Agree! you got it!

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        Posted: February 3, 2009, 12:11 am - IP Logged

        I'd rather the two games stay separate.

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          Posted: February 3, 2009, 11:01 am - IP Logged

          <Moved to Jackpot Games forum>

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

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            Posted: February 3, 2009, 1:13 pm - IP Logged

            Combine the 2 lotteries for only a HALF BILLION? 

            You would double the number of players, so that means you have to double the odds.  Might as well just keep the 2 lotteries separate and increase the odds some more if you want a Half Billion jackpot. 

            Bad move........

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              Posted: February 3, 2009, 2:18 pm - IP Logged

              When Powerball aded Florida the odds jumped up considerably, if I remember right from 146 million to 1 to 194 million to one. That's with the addition of one state.

              Whether you look at a combined MM / PB lottery as a 29 state game picking up 12 more states, or vice versa, I hate to think what that would do to the matrix.

              I'd like to see some kind of nationwide lottery with "wider" payouts (more winners), but the lure of half a billion dollar jackpots and up is just something the lotteries use as a tool to make even more money off of the greed of a good portion of the players.

              When MM picked up California, there were news articles about potential $500,000,000 jackpots. Nothing even approaching that has happened yet.

              Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

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                Posted: February 3, 2009, 3:01 pm - IP Logged

                I would like to see the Multistate lottery and MegaMillions combine to create a near national lottery. This new "National" lottery would reach 42 states and Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands with a combined population of: 288,000,000 ( I went on U.S. Census site and combined the participating states).

                Could you imagine the amounts of the jackpots.  I figure with Powerballs minimum $20,000,000 and MegaMillions's $12,000,000 the starting jackpot would be around $35,000,000. There could be jackpots reaching HALF A BILLION!

                What do you think? Good or bad idea?

                Hi I think it's a bad idea it's hard enough now trying to keep up with things as they are, but I do agree with the national lottery part of it,that would put more heads together on the one lottery.

                No offence my friend just an opinion.

                Kind regards,

                Bill....

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                  Posted: February 3, 2009, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

                  well i don't think its an all together bad idea but I think that they should stay separate and in addition to what we already have.............add a national lottery with all states.

                  Going from a small state jackpot lottery to a huge national lottery without there being a "buffer" game inbetween is a little bit extreme. especially for with low population that have a hard enough time as it is getting a jackpot winner.

                  Oogle  waiting patiently for my jackpot

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                    Posted: February 5, 2009, 2:40 am - IP Logged

                    I would like to see the Multistate lottery and MegaMillions combine to create a near national lottery. This new "National" lottery would reach 42 states and Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands with a combined population of: 288,000,000 ( I went on U.S. Census site and combined the participating states).

                    Could you imagine the amounts of the jackpots.  I figure with Powerballs minimum $20,000,000 and MegaMillions's $12,000,000 the starting jackpot would be around $35,000,000. There could be jackpots reaching HALF A BILLION!

                    What do you think? Good or bad idea?

                    The size of the jackpot is controlled by the odds, not by the number of people who play. The number of players only determines how fast the jackpots grow. Do you think it would make sense to also add the odds of 1 in 195 million and 1 in 175 million to get a game with odds of 1 in 370 million?

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                      Posted: February 6, 2009, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

                      I hope they combined, not only that but i hope the charge 2 dollars per ticket...

                      Will love to see a 700 million dollar jackpot sign on the billboard.....

                      will love to see a Pick5/120 for the regular balls + Pick1/70 for the bonus ball...

                      i'll enjoy to see peoples's faces when they pass the billboard sign...

                      and ironically the only line of deffense against such a game is Bigatoo101 system "-+revisited" on the mathematics forum or combining all the systems...

                      i pray that they combine it...

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