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When Mega Millions Goes To $2/Ticket

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Posted: February 24, 2012, 8:47 am - IP Logged

I would be very happy for you dallas!   Dance

Thanks mcginnin tonight the night.......Dance


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    Posted: February 24, 2012, 10:20 am - IP Logged

    Thanks mcginnin tonight the night.......Dance

    Yes indeedeeee..............I've already contacted a financial advisor, picked out my "newer" Benz, and rented a Limo for Monday morning to ride in style to the lottery office.

    All I need now are for those 6 sweet littl' o' numbers to pop up for me!            Party

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      Posted: February 24, 2012, 10:30 am - IP Logged

      The only thing it affects is the jackpot threshold at which I start playing seriously, usually play $5.00 to $20.00; $40.00 at the most.

      Casually I'll play $1.00 to $4.00 once in a while, but that will all go away once it goes up and I'll only play at the new threshold, $10,000,000,000.00.

      Currently, I start playing seriously when it gets at or above $250,000,000.00.

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        Posted: February 24, 2012, 10:39 am - IP Logged

        Hi Ruud, welcome to LP!

        By the way, are you the mysterious Feb. 11 winner of the record R.I. Powerball jackpot?

        From industry buzz and twitter from MUSL there has been speculation of a $1 increase. This is not an official statement from Mega Millions itself. As far as the "May" date, Through googling several articles about lottery price increases, this was a projected window of time that MM  might consider implementing the increase.

        I would agree with you, that May would be a short period of time to accomplish.

        What terms should I Google to find this information?  I don't see any tweets from MUSL about a Mega Millions price increase (do they even have a Twitter feed?), don't see any articles about a Mega Millions price increase and can't find any "industry buzz" other than online forums posts by lottery players. 

        Mega Millions has seen an increase in sales from the folks who left Powerball after the price increase.  If they, too, increase the price of their ticket, they'll lose those players and, probably more, to state lottery games.  It will take significant analysis of Mega Millions, Powerball and State Lotto trends after the Powerball increase to make a decision.  That, couple with the implementation needs, make it extremely likely that it won't happen in 2012.


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          Posted: February 24, 2012, 11:07 am - IP Logged

          What terms should I Google to find this information?  I don't see any tweets from MUSL about a Mega Millions price increase (do they even have a Twitter feed?), don't see any articles about a Mega Millions price increase and can't find any "industry buzz" other than online forums posts by lottery players. 

          Mega Millions has seen an increase in sales from the folks who left Powerball after the price increase.  If they, too, increase the price of their ticket, they'll lose those players and, probably more, to state lottery games.  It will take significant analysis of Mega Millions, Powerball and State Lotto trends after the Powerball increase to make a decision.  That, couple with the implementation needs, make it extremely likely that it won't happen in 2012.

          From my registered twitter account, by typing in key words about US lottery ticket increases, beyond that Ruud I really cannot help you. Again this was not an official declaration from Mega Millions. Let's hope they do not go up...or better yet PB goe's back to $1.

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            Posted: February 24, 2012, 12:35 pm - IP Logged

            at least you have the Fantasy 5 lottolaughs, Oklahoma only has PB, Mega & HL we don't have a state lotto game but if we did I would be all over it...LOL...

            Well now...you do have OK Cash 5 which is half the money than our Fantasy but odds are better.

            Here's some stats for ya for Cash 5--

            HOTTEST DIGIT: 16

            HOTTEST PAIR: 16-27

            HOTTEST NUMBERS to go with 16-27--

            1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  17  18

             

            GOOD LUCK!!

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              Posted: February 24, 2012, 1:27 pm - IP Logged

              What terms should I Google to find this information?  I don't see any tweets from MUSL about a Mega Millions price increase (do they even have a Twitter feed?), don't see any articles about a Mega Millions price increase and can't find any "industry buzz" other than online forums posts by lottery players. 

              Mega Millions has seen an increase in sales from the folks who left Powerball after the price increase.  If they, too, increase the price of their ticket, they'll lose those players and, probably more, to state lottery games.  It will take significant analysis of Mega Millions, Powerball and State Lotto trends after the Powerball increase to make a decision.  That, couple with the implementation needs, make it extremely likely that it won't happen in 2012.

              "It will take significant analysis of Mega Millions, Powerball and State Lotto trends after the Powerball increase to make a decision.  That, couple with the implementation needs, make it extremely likely that it won't happen in 2012."

              I Agree!

              And I don't give that much credibility to Twitter where everything twittered must be fact. Hopefully the MM twitter speculators won't be twittering while driving.

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                Posted: February 24, 2012, 4:35 pm - IP Logged

                Hey thats where that out of work carpenter scored $5 Mill. on a scratcher. (see news feed).

                Bet that guy (Ricky), can afford to top off his tank with out thinking twice now.  Banana I should move to Indiana.

                 

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                Yea that guy was a little further north... BUT... somebody did win a million dollars on powerball last week from my home town!!!


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                  Yea that guy was a little further north... BUT... somebody did win a million dollars on powerball last week from my home town!!!

                  It's gettin close ashabug.................... be ready to receive!!!   Dance

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                    Posted: February 24, 2012, 10:05 pm - IP Logged

                    Well now...you do have OK Cash 5 which is half the money than our Fantasy but odds are better.

                    Here's some stats for ya for Cash 5--

                    HOTTEST DIGIT: 16

                    HOTTEST PAIR: 16-27

                    HOTTEST NUMBERS to go with 16-27--

                    1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  17  18

                     

                    GOOD LUCK!!

                    Thanks lottolaughs.....Thumbs Up

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                      Posted: February 25, 2012, 2:27 am - IP Logged

                      It's gettin close ashabug.................... be ready to receive!!!   Dance

                      Ivebeen ready... Or so I think as of now... One thing that,concerns me is 2 of my regular numbers hit twice n a row.. And a third number a few times.. Making me think of quitting that set.. But ive spent so much on those numbers over the years it jist doesnt make sense to give em up!!! But mentally I have a plan for my money when I win (depending on amt)... Ready to put my strategy and ideas into action!!!!


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                        Ivebeen ready... Or so I think as of now... One thing that,concerns me is 2 of my regular numbers hit twice n a row.. And a third number a few times.. Making me think of quitting that set.. But ive spent so much on those numbers over the years it jist doesnt make sense to give em up!!! But mentally I have a plan for my money when I win (depending on amt)... Ready to put my strategy and ideas into action!!!!

                        Be careful there. If you have been playing your "regular" numbers for awhile, you shouldn't abandon them.

                        Good that you have a plan for all that dough.   Type

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                          Posted: February 25, 2012, 10:37 am - IP Logged

                          In theory the $2 a pick sounds great but considering powerballs constant minimum increases so far (could there be another minimum increase tonight?) it might not work in the real world. I cant see the public supporting two $2 games seems like a lot of money to shell out each week.


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                            Posted: February 25, 2012, 11:38 am - IP Logged

                            In theory the $2 a pick sounds great but considering powerballs constant minimum increases so far (could there be another minimum increase tonight?) it might not work in the real world. I cant see the public supporting two $2 games seems like a lot of money to shell out each week.

                            Yeah it's slow for now. Just remember less than two weeks ago it was in the stratosphere at $364 million (third largest jackpot ever).

                            I predict if it rolls again, an increase of $14 million. As it it approaches $100 million, it should start climbing again in $20+ million increments.

                            This newly revamped Powerball is only about six weeks old. like a newborn infant infant, we need to give it a chance to first crawl, begin to walk....

                            and then hopefully start sprinting towards new records.    Banana 

                             

                            For $2 dollars, you get a lot of bang for the buck in my newbie opinion.   Roll Eyes

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                              Posted: February 25, 2012, 12:10 pm - IP Logged

                              Why complain with $2. In UK the Euromillions had been increased to £2 + increased number of draw dates and just for kicks also increased the numbers to pick from.

                              Seems it will come to megamillions as well, but maybe one at a time.

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