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Pb & MM in same state...what will happen?

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Posted: October 17, 2009, 2:00 pm - IP Logged

I dont think this is a good thing...I think its going to hurt PB and MM in the long run.  At first sells will be high from all the hype about it, but once players really think about the new odds and yes they will change it...It will make everyone go back to playing their state pick 6 lotto because of the odds. I know we all say were just playing for fun or are occasional players, but just the fact that we are on sites like this one mean we are serious player playing to win. Everyone wants higher jackpots, but theres a price to pay for those jackpot. The PB and MM and all lotterys for that matter is a cash cow...A dollar a week is all I'm going to spend on MM I'm tired of the suckers bet. Oh yeah and with all the lottery money going into the school fund our education system should be top notch.

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    Posted: October 17, 2009, 5:27 pm - IP Logged

    Whether the odds are astronomical or super-astronomical most people who play will probably still put a buck in both games I would guess.

    Somebody is still going to beat the odds either way.

    I think that super ultra long shot chance is worth a buck anyway.


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

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      Posted: October 17, 2009, 5:29 pm - IP Logged

      "Pb & MM in same state...what will happen?"

       

      ..cool beans!!...one more game I won't win   woohooo

      "No matter how bad things may get, I'd like to thank my middle finger

      for always sticking up for me.."

       


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        Posted: October 17, 2009, 5:50 pm - IP Logged

        Whether the odds are astronomical or super-astronomical most people who play will probably still put a buck in both games I would guess.

        Somebody is still going to beat the odds either way.

        I think that super ultra long shot chance is worth a buck anyway.

        I think so too...But I also think that it will cut down on the amount people play them...

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          Posted: October 17, 2009, 8:22 pm - IP Logged

          "Pb & MM in same state...what will happen?"

           

           I will tell you what will happen. I will have to sneak a few extra dollars from my wife each week. We wont discuss what will happen if I get caught...

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            Posted: October 17, 2009, 8:49 pm - IP Logged

            "Pb & MM in same state...what will happen?"

             

             I will tell you what will happen. I will have to sneak a few extra dollars from my wife each week. We wont discuss what will happen if I get caught...

            But if you win...she'll be glad you were sneaky...lol

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              Posted: October 18, 2009, 11:53 am - IP Logged

              Why will the odds change?  Unless they change the amount of numbers possible to be played what will be different except alot more people being able to buy the tickets?

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                Posted: October 18, 2009, 12:12 pm - IP Logged

                Whatever the odds are and, whatever the jackpots will be, it will still be more than I have, more than I need and less miles I'll have to travel to get Powerball.

                I do enjoy playing, but, being realistic, I am a gambler on the verge of having a problem doing so. But, I proved to myself that I am capable of stopping for short periods of time. Naughty

                Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

                Come on Jackpot!!!

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                  Posted: October 18, 2009, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

                  I agree with you.  as long as you see somebody else getting the big one, you gonna think " i have the same chance to win",   and you go to the store and put a buck in the odds.

                   

                   

                  be realistic. you can win.

                   

                   

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                    Posted: October 18, 2009, 9:56 pm - IP Logged

                    I dont think this is a good thing...I think its going to hurt PB and MM in the long run.  At first sells will be high from all the hype about it, but once players really think about the new odds and yes they will change it...It will make everyone go back to playing their state pick 6 lotto because of the odds. I know we all say were just playing for fun or are occasional players, but just the fact that we are on sites like this one mean we are serious player playing to win. Everyone wants higher jackpots, but theres a price to pay for those jackpot. The PB and MM and all lotterys for that matter is a cash cow...A dollar a week is all I'm going to spend on MM I'm tired of the suckers bet. Oh yeah and with all the lottery money going into the school fund our education system should be top notch.

                    This is probably a first step for ultimately merging PB & MM into a national unified lottery at some point in the future (several years down the road).  Just my opinion.

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                      Posted: October 18, 2009, 10:26 pm - IP Logged

                      Why will the odds change?  Unless they change the amount of numbers possible to be played what will be different except alot more people being able to buy the tickets?

                      Because they can!

                      When Florida joined PowerBall the matrix was changed from 5/55 & 1/46 to 5/59 & 1/39:

                      It was a convenient excuse to make the game more difficult and reduce Payouts: Making the greedy rich, richer than they already are.

                      A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                        Posted: October 19, 2009, 11:49 pm - IP Logged

                        I predict the citizens of an official Powerball or Mega Millions state will get very mad the first time  a large jackpot gets won by a ticket sold in a competing (non Powerball or non Mega Millions) state. 

                        My question is if you do win, how do you claim the prize?  Have they even thought about that?  Do you have to go to an official state lottery office or can you can to your local state lottery office?

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                          Posted: October 20, 2009, 2:05 am - IP Logged

                          "Do you have to go to an official state lottery office or can you can to your local state lottery office?"

                          Um, your local state lottery office *is* an official state lottery office. I don't know about all states, but at least some of them already require you to go to the main office for some jackpot wins. Whatever the requirement is in any given state, if they're already offering one of the multi-sate games is there any reason you think they'd handle the other game differently?

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                            Posted: October 24, 2009, 3:49 pm - IP Logged

                            Maybe this is the beginning stages of what will become a National lottery. Why carry two games when you can have one game with consistantly huge jackpots? *S*

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                              Posted: October 25, 2009, 3:41 am - IP Logged

                              Maybe this is the beginning stages of what will become a National lottery. Why carry two games when you can have one game with consistantly huge jackpots? *S*

                              I've recently had a change of opinion on one national lottery versus two seperate games like PB and MM.

                              Barring the possibility that the two entities might go into cahoots and worsen odds, I think competition is always the better choice.

                              Now, being more vulnerable to the pressures of competing for lottery dollars in each state, they may actually make their respective games better for the players.


                                                                           
                                                   
                                                                       

                               

                               

                               

                               

                                                                                                                                 

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