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Since Mega Millions is changing in October will you be playing more now before the change?

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Posted: July 23, 2013, 8:58 am - IP Logged

Hi everyone,

Just curious to see if some of you are playing Mega Millions more now before the change in October. I'm very upset to see the change coming for MM. It's sounding more like Keno where they have 80 numbers. Though it would be a dream to win the jackpot prize I play in hopes of winning a lower tier prize. It was hard enough winning the jackpot before the change comes in October but it's going to be even more ridiculously hard to win when the new changes go into effect. Even though the lottery says there will be more lower prizes won it seems impossible to win those prizes (especially getting 5 numbers) to win the 2nd prize. What were they thinking when they decided to make this change? Granted it will be easier now to get the Mega ball number since it's going to change to 1 in 15 but since the other numbers are going up to 75 numbers then I don't see how that will help people to win a prize. Even though I've cut way down on my lottery playing the last 6 months I'm starting to rethink playing more on the Mega Millions until the new changes come in October. When I play I tend to buy just one ticket with the MegaPlier added on. I will continue to still buy one ticket but will play more often than I do now. It's a shame that I will just have to stop playing this game in October.

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    Posted: July 23, 2013, 9:31 am - IP Logged

    Hi everyone,

    Just curious to see if some of you are playing Mega Millions more now before the change in October. I'm very upset to see the change coming for MM. It's sounding more like Keno where they have 80 numbers. Though it would be a dream to win the jackpot prize I play in hopes of winning a lower tier prize. It was hard enough winning the jackpot before the change comes in October but it's going to be even more ridiculously hard to win when the new changes go into effect. Even though the lottery says there will be more lower prizes won it seems impossible to win those prizes (especially getting 5 numbers) to win the 2nd prize. What were they thinking when they decided to make this change? Granted it will be easier now to get the Mega ball number since it's going to change to 1 in 15 but since the other numbers are going up to 75 numbers then I don't see how that will help people to win a prize. Even though I've cut way down on my lottery playing the last 6 months I'm starting to rethink playing more on the Mega Millions until the new changes come in October. When I play I tend to buy just one ticket with the MegaPlier added on. I will continue to still buy one ticket but will play more often than I do now. It's a shame that I will just have to stop playing this game in October.

    You mean " Losing More?". My habits won't change,  its still one or two tickets for me. As someone likes saying " You have to be in it to win it".

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      Posted: July 23, 2013, 9:56 am - IP Logged

      I plan to play more before the change if the jackpot ever roll to a decent amount.  Right now, the local 6/49 has a jackpot of $41.7M with odds of winning it that are 13x better than MM.

      Even after the overall odds improve to 1:14 of winning a prize, the jackpot will have to roll to a decent amount before I buy a ticket.  I'm all about playing for a decent jackpot with best odds for my dollars.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: July 23, 2013, 10:08 am - IP Logged

        I plan to play more before the change if the jackpot ever roll to a decent amount.  Right now, the local 6/49 has a jackpot of $41.7M with odds of winning it that are 13x better than MM.

        Even after the overall odds improve to 1:14 of winning a prize, the jackpot will have to roll to a decent amount before I buy a ticket.  I'm all about playing for a decent jackpot with best odds for my dollars.

        I Agree! Im already playing more PB tickets because the risk to reward ratio is BETTER.


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          Posted: July 23, 2013, 10:54 am - IP Logged


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            Posted: July 23, 2013, 10:54 am - IP Logged

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              Posted: July 23, 2013, 11:20 am - IP Logged

              EEEHHH long as it stays a dollar a ticket...I'll keep throwing a dollar at it here and there, hoping something sticks LOL


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                Posted: July 23, 2013, 11:32 am - IP Logged

                EEEHHH long as it stays a dollar a ticket...I'll keep throwing a dollar at it here and there, hoping something sticks LOL

                Mine are $15. Green laugh

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                  Posted: July 23, 2013, 1:36 pm - IP Logged

                  Nah, I just keep my foot in the door is all now fer when Lady Luck comes a knockin'.

                  I play more on the state games in Virginia.

                  I don't play any state games in Tennessee cuz they're all fake computer drawings.

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                    Posted: July 23, 2013, 4:08 pm - IP Logged

                    FWIW

                    I've dumped all my Mega Millions tracking charts.
                    I've switched to Cash 5/37 for Tuesday and Friday.
                    It's a lousy game but 2 of 5 pays $2.
                    There are some indications that a new Pick 5 game will be implemented later this year.
                    I hope it's a game with a decent jackpot. The current $20,000 sucks.

                    So long Mega Millions!!

                    As for the future 5/75 1/15 - lottery folks can KMA on that one!!

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                      Posted: July 23, 2013, 4:36 pm - IP Logged

                      I've already boycotted!

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                        Posted: July 23, 2013, 6:42 pm - IP Logged

                        Not sure yet.  I'm mainly playing AZ Pick 3 and AZ Fantasy 5 than Mega Millions.  I'm pretty sure I'll still play it.

                        "JACKPOT BABY!" ...those elusive words still elude me! LOL

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                          Posted: July 23, 2013, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

                          I've already boycotted!

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                          I Agree!

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                            Posted: July 23, 2013, 7:32 pm - IP Logged

                            I have a MM season ticket for the whole of 2013 so I will just let it expire then it is addios to MM for me too. Hopefully I win something before then. I wouldn't have been involved with the game after the matrix change had I not had the season tickets.

                            That money's gone fo ever

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                              Posted: July 24, 2013, 6:50 am - IP Logged

                              This is why I wish Oklahoma had a state lotto gameMad ( then again it would probably be CG)Bang Head

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