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Your thoughts on Mega Millions Matrix Change?

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Posted: August 3, 2013, 2:25 pm - IP Logged

Seems like some folks are pretty steamed with the upcoming matrix change for Mega Millions.  I think Mega Millions needed some sort of face lift... maybe not a matrix change... but something... 

What would you do if you were the boss of MM?

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    Posted: August 3, 2013, 2:48 pm - IP Logged

    Seems like some folks are pretty steamed with the upcoming matrix change for Mega Millions.  I think Mega Millions needed some sort of face lift... maybe not a matrix change... but something... 

    What would you do if you were the boss of MM?

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      Posted: August 3, 2013, 3:13 pm - IP Logged

      possible combos of 5/75 + 1/15 numbers = 258890850
      MATCH  ODDS           WINNING COMBOS      PRIZE
      5/5+B 1 : 258890850     1               $15000000
      5/5+0 1 : 18492204      14               $1000000
      4/5+B 1 : 739688        350                 $5000
      4/5+0 1 : 52835         4900                 $500
      3/5+B 1 : 10720         24150                 $50
      3/5+0 1 : 766           338100                 $5
      2/5+B 1 : 473           547400                 $5
      1/5+B 1 : 56            4584475                $2
      0/5+B 1 : 21            12103014               $1
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      overall odds 1 : 14.7

      The game is not for those players looking at the odds of winning a jackpot alone.

      The overall odds are great for those players who would just like to win their dollar back one in a while.

      For those players like waiting for jackpots to reach $300M+, the chances are better that it will happen.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: August 3, 2013, 5:26 pm - IP Logged

        I cannot see any positive side to the new matrix change.

        If you match 4 of 5 + Mega ball you win $5,000 and the odds of doing that are 1:739,688

        If I hit pick 4 straight I stand to win $5,000 and the odds of doing that are 1:10,000.

        If I match 5 of 5 in the local Mass Cash (5/35) I stand to win $100,000 and the odds for that is 1:324,632

        Unless they start selling MM tickets at 50¢ I don't see players motivated to play. I could be wrong.

        That money's gone fo ever


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          Posted: August 3, 2013, 6:20 pm - IP Logged

          Seems like some folks are pretty steamed with the upcoming matrix change for Mega Millions.  I think Mega Millions needed some sort of face lift... maybe not a matrix change... but something... 

          What would you do if you were the boss of MM?

          If I were the boss...they'd be too busy wondering why I would be the only one winning the really big jackpots LOL

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            Posted: August 3, 2013, 6:53 pm - IP Logged

            Seems like some folks are pretty steamed with the upcoming matrix change for Mega Millions.  I think Mega Millions needed some sort of face lift... maybe not a matrix change... but something... 

            What would you do if you were the boss of MM?

            I would leave it as is and cut back Bash the amount of Mega Balls

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              Posted: August 3, 2013, 7:01 pm - IP Logged

              Seems like some folks are pretty steamed with the upcoming matrix change for Mega Millions.  I think Mega Millions needed some sort of face lift... maybe not a matrix change... but something... 

              What would you do if you were the boss of MM?

              Simply start the jackpot at $30 mil. People can live with change if they see that it's worth it,  otherwise forget it. We have a State lottery that starts at $7 mil, having a Multi State lottery starting at $12 or $15 mil as they now propose, is ridiculous- IMO.

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                Posted: August 3, 2013, 7:32 pm - IP Logged

                Seems like some folks are pretty steamed with the upcoming matrix change for Mega Millions.  I think Mega Millions needed some sort of face lift... maybe not a matrix change... but something... 

                What would you do if you were the boss of MM?

                The post change version of the Megaplier is pointless.  It should be split into a "Bigaplier"  and a "Smallaplier" with the Bigaplier only for Second prize  and the Smallaplier with a high fixed third prize with the applier applying to the fourth prize on down.

                As it stands now I don't know why anyone would want the post change Megaplier.  Also they are making a statement that the game is not worth playing until the jackpot is way high.

                It could be that, after the change, it may take up to 11 weeks for the jackpot to get big enough to play.  That's ok, there are plenty of other games to play until then.

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                  Posted: August 3, 2013, 7:58 pm - IP Logged

                  Let's face it, Mega Millions was getting its butt kicked by Powerball. They had to change something to boost sales. I'm at least glad they didn't just copy what PB did and instead tried something new.

                  The way to boost sales in multi-state lotto games is to have huge jackpots.
                  The way to have huge jackpots is to have it rollover a lot.
                  The way to have it rollover a lot is to only have a small percentage chance of the jackpot being hit each draw during the normal non-frenzy stage of the run.

                  Normally, MM has about a 10% chance of being hit for lower amount draws. PB is about 8% with the ticket price doubled each $1 buys you half as many chances, that was their solution. The new MM will probably be around 6% chance of being hit for early draws with the new higher odds, meaning it is much more likely to rollover compared to now.

                  There is expected to be fewer jackpots won per year, but they will be larger amounts, and could break a new record. At least that's what the MM bean counters are hoping for.

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                    Posted: August 3, 2013, 8:18 pm - IP Logged

                    I cannot see any positive side to the new matrix change.

                    If you match 4 of 5 + Mega ball you win $5,000 and the odds of doing that are 1:739,688

                    If I hit pick 4 straight I stand to win $5,000 and the odds of doing that are 1:10,000.

                    If I match 5 of 5 in the local Mass Cash (5/35) I stand to win $100,000 and the odds for that is 1:324,632

                    Unless they start selling MM tickets at 50¢ I don't see players motivated to play. I could be wrong.

                    Like wise Ohio has Classic Lotto a 6/49 game with odds of 1:14M to win its jackpot which is now at $42M+ but the overall odds of winning anything are 1:54. 

                    Players spending a dollar on MM are three times more likely to win it back than with Classic Lotto which means MM with a$100M+ jackpot is going to look more attractive to some.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: August 3, 2013, 9:56 pm - IP Logged

                      It's all jjtheprince's fault.

                      MM monitors this site and they saw all his posts saying it was too easy to win.

                      So they're making it virtually impossible to win now.

                      Thanks a lot, jj!   Mad    Hit With Stick 

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                        Posted: August 4, 2013, 12:03 am - IP Logged

                        Just don't play it to prove your point. They are not making the game for more wins it's for more money on the other side. I think we shouldn't play a penny on the game.

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                          Posted: August 4, 2013, 8:12 am - IP Logged

                          Just don't play it to prove your point. They are not making the game for more wins it's for more money on the other side. I think we shouldn't play a penny on the game.

                          That would be my current thought. 

                           

                          My first thought is I'm glad they kept it at $1. My second thought is they should have raised the lower tier winners, except for the 0+1 which is fair.

                           

                          I'm not happy with it, but I'm sure I'll still play on a lesser scale. My state lotto changed also, and now starts at $3 and only increases $100k each draw, and I'm even less happy about that.

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                            Posted: August 4, 2013, 1:10 pm - IP Logged

                            Just don't play it to prove your point. They are not making the game for more wins it's for more money on the other side. I think we shouldn't play a penny on the game.

                            Yea right!  When the "yahoo's" see record breaking jackpots on the 6pm news &  interstate billboards they will surely take your advice into consideration.Big Grin

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                              Posted: August 4, 2013, 8:02 pm - IP Logged

                              I've played for every draw since the game started,

                              this may force me in Into the camp that plays only after the JP reaches a certain level.

                              Ah but what Is that level ? something for me to think about.

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