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Has Mega Millions changed the parameters for megaplier??

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Posted: April 17, 2013, 7:11 am - IP Logged

I was checking my numbers on the NC lottery homepage and it said the megaplier for last nights drawing was 2 but on the payout page it said the payout if you had 5 out of 6 w/megaplier was $1,000,000....I thought it was supposed to be $500,000 cause $250,000 x 2 = $500,000...right? or did they change something??....Also  havent seen anyone in a long time win any other amout w/megaplier other than the $250,000 or the elusive $1,000,000....I mean no $750,000 winner no $500,000 winner...Is it just me ? Or what??

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    Posted: April 17, 2013, 8:47 am - IP Logged

    I was checking my numbers on the NC lottery homepage and it said the megaplier for last nights drawing was 2 but on the payout page it said the payout if you had 5 out of 6 w/megaplier was $1,000,000....I thought it was supposed to be $500,000 cause $250,000 x 2 = $500,000...right? or did they change something??....Also  havent seen anyone in a long time win any other amout w/megaplier other than the $250,000 or the elusive $1,000,000....I mean no $750,000 winner no $500,000 winner...Is it just me ? Or what??

    The megapiler comes into play on the lower tier prizes. However, if you get the first 5 correct with the megaplier the prize payout is 1 million. If you get the first 5 without the megaplier, the prize is $250,000. This was changed some time ago, probably to compete with PB. Can't remember when.

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      Posted: April 17, 2013, 10:47 am - IP Logged

      b2b,

      What rcbuckeye said is exactly right...and it's printed on the back of the playslips.

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

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        Posted: April 17, 2013, 1:14 pm - IP Logged

        b2b,

        What rcbuckeye said is exactly right...and it's printed on the back of the playslips.

        Ahhh thanks did not know that.....but why still have the megaplier number then?? What's the purpose of that?

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          Posted: April 17, 2013, 3:20 pm - IP Logged

          Ahhh thanks did not know that.....but why still have the megaplier number then?? What's the purpose of that?

          It's for the lower ties prizes. Example when it's X 2 and you have the Mega Ball you win $4.00 if you have 4#'s and the ball you win $20,000. It does not apply to 5#'s though that's when you win $1million no matter what except in Californial of course.

           

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            Posted: April 17, 2013, 6:06 pm - IP Logged

            Ok then thanks again