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Powerball and MegaMillions Were Both Won

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HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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Posted: September 19, 2010, 2:23 pm - IP Logged

This week both the big games were won.  It got me to thinking, it's been a long time since Powerball has grown to a really huge jackpot.  Idaho just recently got MM so I don't know about that one.  But it seems like to me we used to have huge JPs on a fairly regular basis.  What happened?

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    Posted: September 19, 2010, 5:22 pm - IP Logged

    This week both the big games were won....both with bonus number 13.

    With games easily available to more players, the average numbers of plays that normally win the jackpots are being reached quicker.  Smaller jackpots are attracting more players.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: September 20, 2010, 12:34 pm - IP Logged

      Pennsylvania just added Mega in Feb.  I get the impression that Mega has been slower to catch on, as a result, PA lottery has an "incentive" when the jackpot resets:

      Play 5 MegaMillions with the Megaplier get one Megamillions with Megaplier free. Either that or they just want to get a Mega jackpot winner in Pa soon ;-)

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        Posted: September 20, 2010, 1:37 pm - IP Logged

        yeah,times are rough,so they're letting it go sooner to more.i was in n.j. last week,they don't have the multiplier for megamillions.i don't know why some states do,and some don't!

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          Posted: September 20, 2010, 2:07 pm - IP Logged

          yeah,times are rough,so they're letting it go sooner to more.i was in n.j. last week,they don't have the multiplier for megamillions.i don't know why some states do,and some don't!

          Ohio has never had the megaplier.  Until MegaMillions started cross selling with other states, Texas had a local drawing to pick the megaplier and was the only state with it.  As far as I know, the megaplier is still a separate drawing held in Texas and is not part of the MegaMillions official drawing held in Georgia.

          I read there was plans to make it part of the official MegaMillions drawing like PowerPlay is to PowerBall, maybe then all states will offer it.

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            Posted: September 20, 2010, 2:58 pm - IP Logged

            I didn't know that both Mega Millions and Powerball Jackpot were claimed this time. What was the last time both Mega Millions and Powerball Jackpots won on consecutive days?


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              Posted: September 20, 2010, 4:48 pm - IP Logged

              wow,that #13 really was lucky for someone in powerball.i wonder if mm will copy.

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                Posted: September 20, 2010, 7:20 pm - IP Logged

                The days of 300 million Jackpots are OVER!!!!!!!!!!!! To many people playing both games, they need to merge and make a super lottery, National Lottery.

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                  Posted: September 20, 2010, 9:22 pm - IP Logged

                  The days of 300 million Jackpots are OVER!!!!!!!!!!!! To many people playing both games, they need to merge and make a super lottery, National Lottery.

                  $300 millions jackpots were never very common, besides what's wrong with $100-$200 millions jackpots?

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                    Posted: September 20, 2010, 9:40 pm - IP Logged

                    Ohio has never had the megaplier.  Until MegaMillions started cross selling with other states, Texas had a local drawing to pick the megaplier and was the only state with it.  As far as I know, the megaplier is still a separate drawing held in Texas and is not part of the MegaMillions official drawing held in Georgia.

                    I read there was plans to make it part of the official MegaMillions drawing like PowerPlay is to PowerBall, maybe then all states will offer it.

                    RJOh I just checked the Oklahoma Lottery Web-Site & it look slike they made it official reads Starting Sept 14th the Megaplier match 5 ball with Megaplier & win $1MillionHurray!

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                      Posted: September 20, 2010, 9:46 pm - IP Logged

                      I could be wrong, but I think the states were ready to implement rules changes to have the megaplier for all states, and also have an automatic $1 million prize for a winning 5 of 5 tic with the megaplier like PB does. I read the proposed rule changes on the Tx Lottery website, and they ended up not approving the rule changes. I don't know why though.

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                        HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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                        Posted: September 21, 2010, 11:19 am - IP Logged

                        This week both the big games were won....both with bonus number 13.

                        With games easily available to more players, the average numbers of plays that normally win the jackpots are being reached quicker.  Smaller jackpots are attracting more players.

                        I guess that makes sense.

                        I have mixed feelings about this.  I love the excitement of a huge jackpot over a quarter of a billion.  But on the other hand, smaller JPs mean there are more of them and more people win.

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                          Posted: September 26, 2010, 10:52 am - IP Logged

                          Both Powerball and Mega Millions haven't had earth shattering jackpots lately.

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