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If MM went from $1.00 to $2.00 would you cut back on your wager?

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Posted: April 14, 2013, 3:31 am - IP Logged

Given that PB did it without consulting the general public, but made the 2nd prize large enough to draw people in. If MM did the same, would you buy into it or feel you being jipped?

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    Posted: April 14, 2013, 9:54 am - IP Logged

    People will play even if the game was $5 a piece. Think about it, $20 scratchoffs are not that unusual. Some states have $30 scratchoffs! Oogle

    That money's gone fo ever


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      Posted: April 14, 2013, 10:07 am - IP Logged

      People will play even if the game was $5 a piece. Think about it, $20 scratchoffs are not that unusual. Some states have $30 scratchoffs! Oogle

      Ive heard of $50 scratchers....but yeah people are gonna play, if not for nothing but that little bit of light that might come their way one day

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        Posted: April 14, 2013, 10:09 am - IP Logged

        They wouldn't get a dime from me.

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          Posted: April 14, 2013, 10:40 am - IP Logged

          Ive heard of $50 scratchers....but yeah people are gonna play, if not for nothing but that little bit of light that might come their way one day

          I feel light headed when I buy a losing $10 scratch ticket so I no longer do it. I need courage to stop playing MM & PB and focus on Cash 5

          That money's gone fo ever

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            Posted: April 14, 2013, 10:41 am - IP Logged

            Given that PB did it without consulting the general public, but made the 2nd prize large enough to draw people in. If MM did the same, would you buy into it or feel you being jipped?

            Probably wouldn't change wager, same 1 or 2 liines, but I wouldn't like it. A Gypsy probably wouldn't either.

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              Posted: April 14, 2013, 10:45 am - IP Logged

              They'll give Florida a few months to settle in and then badda bing badda boom...!

               

              Reduce a few mega balls

               

              Increase the price

               

              Spring off the success of Powerball in producing bigger jackpots more often, and we must concede that Mega Millions has not been successful at that under its current matrix.

               

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                Posted: April 14, 2013, 10:51 am - IP Logged

                I feel ripped off every time I buy a PowerBall and I'm sure I'd feel the same if MM was $2.  I'd do the same as I do with PowerBall.  Cut way back on what I spend, but still buy a ticket for most draws.  Gotta be in it to win it.

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                  Posted: April 14, 2013, 11:16 am - IP Logged

                  I'd like to know why it's a given that an increase in price is automatically 100%?

                  Why can't it be 10% or 25% if one is needed?

                  Sure, it's easier dealing in whole dollars but we're quite capable of dealing in change too just like we do with everything else we buy.

                  There is no need for the lotteries to double the price of a ticket.


                                                               
                                       
                                                           

                   

                   

                   

                   

                                                                                                                     

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                    Posted: April 14, 2013, 11:23 am - IP Logged

                    Given that PB did it without consulting the general public, but made the 2nd prize large enough to draw people in. If MM did the same, would you buy into it or feel you being jipped?

                    I would pay the extra dollar for a pool play option, and buy more tickets than I buy now.

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                      Posted: April 14, 2013, 12:14 pm - IP Logged

                      I would pay the extra dollar for a pool play option, and buy more tickets than I buy now.

                      you should start a LP pool Thread Yes Nod

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                        Posted: April 14, 2013, 12:48 pm - IP Logged

                        It's probably inevitable.

                        And the lotteries know that "if you build it (offer it) they will come" (play).

                        How many here on LP swore they were done with PB when it went to $2 and $3, and how many of those same people are like sharks in a feeding frenzy when a jackpot gets pumped up?

                        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.

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                          Posted: April 14, 2013, 12:58 pm - IP Logged

                          I'd like to know why it's a given that an increase in price is automatically 100%?

                          Why can't it be 10% or 25% if one is needed?

                          Sure, it's easier dealing in whole dollars but we're quite capable of dealing in change too just like we do with everything else we buy.

                          There is no need for the lotteries to double the price of a ticket.

                          Ridge- l doubt they think in dimes or quarters when forecasting  increases. We have a few bridges in this area as you well know that have tolls. They have alway raised the prices in dollars,  never cents or quarters and l think the same mentality that exists when you deal with the lottery. I have yet to see a $2.60 scrather or anything close- have you?

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                            Posted: April 14, 2013, 1:09 pm - IP Logged

                            It's probably inevitable.

                            And the lotteries know that "if you build it (offer it) they will come" (play).

                            How many here on LP swore they were done with PB when it went to $2 and $3, and how many of those same people are like sharks in a feeding frenzy when a jackpot gets pumped up?

                            I was one of those people. I didn't even stay away for a friggin year!

                            That money's gone fo ever

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                              Posted: April 14, 2013, 1:14 pm - IP Logged

                              I feel light headed when I buy a losing $10 scratch ticket so I no longer do it. I need courage to stop playing MM & PB and focus on Cash 5

                              lol - i concur.  I Agree!