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Why not start a megabillion jackpot

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Posted: December 19, 2010, 12:36 am - IP Logged

I want to know where the money is going to go of the MegaBillion dollar lotto...Would be nice if it goes towards Something like Psychiatric Patients, alzheimers and parkinson patients, stroke victims, ect...

I am tired of it going towards education....

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    Posted: December 19, 2010, 12:51 am - IP Logged

    pumpi

    "Something like Psychiatric Patients...."

    That would be very appropriate indeed, because that's who will be playing such a game.

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

    Lep

    There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

      RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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      Posted: December 19, 2010, 1:36 am - IP Logged

      Talking about a MegaBillions game is one thing but designing and starting one is another thing.  Right now 40 states has to guarantee a pot of $7M-$10M to have a MM or PB drawing and guarantee a $1M second prize to players willing to pay an extra dollar for their tickets.

      A game with a first prize of $1B would need a pot of $500M for its first drawing and states would have to guarantee to pay a second prize of $10M  or $50M to players willing to pay extra for their tickets.  You're talking about a game that would cost 40 times what MM and PB games cost and that probably can't be done with even 50 states contributing 35% of their ticket sales.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: December 19, 2010, 1:50 am - IP Logged

        if they don't take away the current prizes/jackpots, like you could still win $100 M or $10 M the same way, the extra white ball being like an extra bonus ball or something, or why not two or more bonus balls? The only thing is you make it TOO hard the billion jackpot will never be won in any one's lifetime. The other problem is with a big matrix most people will not get any numbers matching which discourages players.. at least having 1 number gives hope for next time.

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          Posted: December 19, 2010, 10:46 am - IP Logged

          mega-billions it is then.

          Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

          For a lead role in a cage?

           

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            Posted: December 20, 2010, 3:05 pm - IP Logged

            they could reduce the costs of entry,  i think i posted about doing a 1c a line game, but  making a min entry of 100 lines. for $10 you get 1000 entries,  also can do away with lower tier prizes, like $3 ones meaning for for the jckpots. of course would also have to do away with paper tickets and make electronic  receipts,  with a paper docket confirming the electronic file is actually purchased.

             

            my idea ; somehwer on here,  made the game in drwn order to make the odds exceptionally high,.but either would work.

             my reason for going to 1c a line was people would prob see the benefit of paying more than a buck, and go for 1000 lines, so even though the cost per ticket is lower the odds more than outweigh extra tickets purchased.

             

            ie people would prob pay $10 if they got 1000 entries even though the odds are more than 100 worse than they stand now

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              Posted: December 20, 2010, 11:49 pm - IP Logged

              savagegoose,

              "somehwer on here,  made the game in drwn order to make the odds exceptionally high,.but either would work..."

              Within fifteen minutes of the announcement of an in order game someone from the there's no such thing as luck crowd would explain to us how hitting such a jackpot would have nthing to do with luck, and someone else would have an "in order system".

              The MegaBillions game wants you to make sure that you realize that if you have the right numbers, but no in order, you owe us. Thank you for playing.

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

              Lep

              There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.