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if you had the power to change certain things to the MM/ PB jackpots- what would they be?

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Posted: May 10, 2013, 11:28 am - IP Logged

Lowering the # of ping pong balls, payout structure- what?

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    Posted: May 10, 2013, 1:52 pm - IP Logged

    Lowering the # of ping pong balls, payout structure- what?

    That you could play it online from the UK legally and safely.

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      Posted: May 10, 2013, 5:32 pm - IP Logged

      Lowering the # of ping pong balls, payout structure- what?

      Every jackpot winner in the entire country has the option to remain anonymous

      Make the tally more transparent. Make it very clear how many tickets sold for every drawing at every state. Currently they only show how many winning tickets per draw, not the whole tickets.

      Make the jackpot prize more transparent. Jackpot prize should be equal to the lump sum prize, not the annuity.

      Lower the wager of PB back to $1. I am perfectly happy with the old PB prize structure.

      Make the prizes all taxes paid.

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        Posted: May 10, 2013, 5:53 pm - IP Logged

        last weeks numbers

        2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

        keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

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          Posted: May 10, 2013, 5:56 pm - IP Logged

          last weeks numbers

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            Posted: May 10, 2013, 6:40 pm - IP Logged

            Lowering the # of ping pong balls, payout structure- what?

            If the number of ping pong balls was lowered but the playslips kept the same matrixes there would be people who would still play the non-existent numbers because they were "my numbers" or "my lucky numbers."

            Bang Head

            You could guarantee it.

            Wink

            It's so rare that you hit anything I'd like to see a side bet you could make something like:

            This ticket will hit:

            0 numbers  Pays = ?

            1 numbers  Pays = ?

            2 numbers and no Mega # or PB  Pays =?

            In other words, getting paid something for the most common results.

            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: May 10, 2013, 6:48 pm - IP Logged

              last weeks numbers

              Better yet ... How about NEXT week's numbers?!?

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                Posted: May 10, 2013, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

                Ok ill try a serious response.

                i dont like all the small change prizes.  you know $4 or $7 or $15 or what ever. i would do away with  most of the prize levels,  and distribute all the money to prizes where the amount of money is actually going to make a difference.  tha would mean to me, a min prize of about $200, and a mid  prize of say $10k,  the top prize and 2nd prize could  stay the same, just redistribut all the small change.  knocking out  some prizes, like just the power ball. etc altogether.  and upping the cash for 3+pb

                2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

                keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

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                  Posted: May 11, 2013, 2:14 am - IP Logged

                  OK I SAY THEY BETTER CHANGE AS FOLLOWS:

                   Ehh Would it matter if the lottery just released the name of the Jackpot winner?  I'd say only the lottery can release the name as in you had to actualy go to the website to see it if you wanted. As in the media was not allowed to report it either. But...will that work? ha ofcourse the state aswell. I think the lottery is right on saying it helps that people know someone (whether true or not whatever) won. No state or Lottery can force photo or conference.

                  Prize(s) are all tax free. Why is this even an issue in the USA...pffft

                  There is NO difference in the annuity and cash. I.E; $270million dollars mean $270million annuity OR $270million CASH to be honest, now hear me out, if they would do this, ok, they can keep the tax. Huh? How about that Lotteries/STATE/Fed Gov? BUT... the TAX IS ONLY... ONLY the 25% deduction.

                  I guess that is all. I'd like it to be 1$...but that won't support the bigger jackpots faster unless it's in the well over a hundred million range. I like the waiting only about 6 draws to reach that mark!


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                    Posted: May 11, 2013, 6:33 am - IP Logged

                    Lowering the # of ping pong balls, payout structure- what?

                    Make it so that no state could win the jackpot until all other states in whichever game wins...Almost like a pyramid type thing

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                      Posted: May 11, 2013, 7:21 am - IP Logged

                      Make it so that no state could win the jackpot until all other states in whichever game wins...Almost like a pyramid type thing

                      The problem with that is you would have no one purchisng any tickets from the states that could not win.  The jackpot would grow like a state lottery.


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                        Posted: May 11, 2013, 10:06 am - IP Logged

                        The problem with that is you would have no one purchisng any tickets from the states that could not win.  The jackpot would grow like a state lottery.

                        Well that's fine too though....I mean winning a couple million is better than winning just $7 wouldn't you say?

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                          Posted: May 11, 2013, 3:33 pm - IP Logged

                          Make it so that no state could win the jackpot until all other states in whichever game wins...Almost like a pyramid type thing

                          If ever any lottery was fixed it would be that one.

                          As Saylorgirl hinted at, what would be the point of playing?

                          In a marketing glitch recently, the MUSL has decided that no one in a state that has just won a jackpot can possibly win the next jackpot. The last winner was in California and no one in that state will even play until people in all the pther paticiapting states have won. Revenue for these games is now expected to drop dramaticall as someone from each state wins, inn effect taking their state out of the running until who knows when.

                          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: May 11, 2013, 3:45 pm - IP Logged

                            In Europe you can bet on any event. The bookies just take the money and compute the odds. The MM/PB to be trust worthy should not be the ones conducting the drawings. An independent entity, devoid of any relationships with the lottery, should be conducting the drawings. If they do that then the MM/PB will be 100% fair and square.

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                              Posted: May 13, 2013, 1:19 pm - IP Logged

                              Make it so that no state could win the jackpot until all other states in whichever game wins...Almost like a pyramid type thing

                              What if "my" numbers that I have been playing for years comes up, but I'm in a state that has already won?  Do my numbers get booted out?