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Mega Millions needs to be Re-Branded

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EZMoney's avatar - weedss04lx1

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Posted: August 12, 2013, 6:04 pm - IP Logged

It's garbage and I'm done playing it.  Powerball for the most part always has a bigger jackpot and increases much faster.

I'd like to see Mega Millions be transformed into a monthly raffle.  I also wouldn't mind a game with much lower odds of winning and a higher ticket price for the high rollers like me. 

From a business viewpoint, I think Powerball and Mega Millions could both generate more revenue if they were a bit more creative. 

Agree, disagree, or hate me...discuss.

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    Posted: August 12, 2013, 6:12 pm - IP Logged

    You want a game with much lower odds of winning? Like 1:1,000,000,000?

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      Posted: August 12, 2013, 6:21 pm - IP Logged

      It's garbage and I'm done playing it.  Powerball for the most part always has a bigger jackpot and increases much faster.

      I'd like to see Mega Millions be transformed into a monthly raffle.  I also wouldn't mind a game with much lower odds of winning and a higher ticket price for the high rollers like me. 

      From a business viewpoint, I think Powerball and Mega Millions could both generate more revenue if they were a bit more creative. 

      Agree, disagree, or hate me...discuss.

      I ♥ raffles. The odds are unbeatable. I do better on raffles.

      PA Lottery July 4  Millionaire Raffle.

      Millionaire Raffle Lottery Prizes and Odds

      500,000 Millionaire Raffle tickets will be sold @ $20

      Prize LevelsNumber of PrizesPrizeOdds
      Top Prize4$1,000,0001:125,000
      Second Prize4$100,0001:125,000
      Third Prize100$1,0001:5,000
      Fourth Prize5,892$1001:84.86
      Totals6,000$5,089,2001:83.33

       

      If your idea EZMoney was to become reality, I would never bother playing Cash 5 or other games. I mean look at those odds of walking away with $1M.

      VA & PA have the best raffles. I hope I'll get some tickets during their end of year raffles that have almost similar odds.

      That money's gone fo ever

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        Posted: August 12, 2013, 6:32 pm - IP Logged

        It's garbage and I'm done playing it.  Powerball for the most part always has a bigger jackpot and increases much faster.

        I'd like to see Mega Millions be transformed into a monthly raffle.  I also wouldn't mind a game with much lower odds of winning and a higher ticket price for the high rollers like me. 

        From a business viewpoint, I think Powerball and Mega Millions could both generate more revenue if they were a bit more creative. 

        Agree, disagree, or hate me...discuss.

        I wish they would just cut the chit and just merge for one massive JP and get it over with.To hell with all this tweaking prizes and ball reductions/additions.

        "No matter how bad things may get, I'd like to thank my middle finger

        for always sticking up for me.."

         


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          Posted: August 12, 2013, 7:04 pm - IP Logged

          I prefer MM the way it is now as opposed to the way it's gonna be.

          I'll be playing less when they change it.

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            Posted: August 12, 2013, 7:30 pm - IP Logged

            EZMoney,

            "High rollers" aren't the target market of lotteries. The whole idea is "A dollar and a dream" (although it's gearing towards $2).

            Not jackpot games, but what are now legal state Pick 3's started in the inner cities as a game called "policy" and the bet was 5 cents. For many it was the working slob's 'only hope' of geting out of the 'trap', which now holds true for lotteries.

            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: August 12, 2013, 8:18 pm - IP Logged

              Hmm.. what to call It....

              Ya can't win this one !

              I dare ya to try this !

              A misspent dollar and an Impossible dream !

              We know ya won't play until the JP Is double PB, we hope that does'nt take long !  Naw that's to long.

              Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.


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                Posted: August 12, 2013, 8:24 pm - IP Logged

                It's garbage and I'm done playing it.  Powerball for the most part always has a bigger jackpot and increases much faster.

                I'd like to see Mega Millions be transformed into a monthly raffle.  I also wouldn't mind a game with much lower odds of winning and a higher ticket price for the high rollers like me. 

                From a business viewpoint, I think Powerball and Mega Millions could both generate more revenue if they were a bit more creative. 

                Agree, disagree, or hate me...discuss.

                EEEHHHh just throw a dollar at it every now and again and see what if anything comes back at you...that's how I play...I mean it's just a dollar

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                  Posted: August 12, 2013, 8:39 pm - IP Logged

                  Florida Lotto has the biggest jackpot in the country at $51 million for Wednesday night.

                  A Dollar and A Dream!

                  Guess Who's Back?

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                    Posted: August 12, 2013, 9:24 pm - IP Logged

                    I prefer MM the way it is now as opposed to the way it's gonna be.

                    I'll be playing less when they change it.

                    Same here Thumbs Up

                    I Love Pink & Green 1908

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                      Posted: August 12, 2013, 10:33 pm - IP Logged

                      What l was thinking about EZMoney was " where have you been for 5 years?" cause you were last heard of in 08 until this year. l am curious.

                      Just asking.

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                        Posted: August 13, 2013, 4:07 am - IP Logged

                        I prefer MM the way it is now as opposed to the way it's gonna be.

                        I'll be playing less when they change it.

                        I    agree    Ridge      (  I  will  only  play  a   dollar   once  in   a    blue  moon  )

                         

                         

                        Pure   Greed   on   their   part        (  and   PB   part  also )

                         

                        Some  say  it  aint   Greed

                         

                        Bull   Feathers    !!!!!!            (  what  else  would  it  be )

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                          Posted: August 13, 2013, 6:16 am - IP Logged

                          I think raffles are terrible. They supposedly offer better odds of winning some prize, but I have been playing Illinois raffle from the very beginning, and I have yet to win even the smallest prize of $1,000 or some other merchandise that was associated with the recent Fourth of July Raffle. I have also participated in other raffles in a few other states as well as raffles for certain charitable organizations...and I have won ZILCH...NADA...ZERO...NOTHING. So I view any money I spend on playing raffles similar to money wasted on certain vices like smoking...up in smoke...or drinking...down the drain! 

                          I acknowledge that I do not like the proposed changes for MM because those changes seem to be straight from NY....which has a state lottery I never bother to play even if the jackpot is higher than $15 million. But I do play MI, OH, FL, TX, IN, and CA lotteries when those jackpots are larger and I happen to be visiting that state at the same time.  However, I will still have a play in for every drawing even after the change...the jackpot demands I continue to play that way!

                          Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

                          The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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                            Posted: August 13, 2013, 6:37 am - IP Logged

                            I    agree    Ridge      (  I  will  only  play  a   dollar   once  in   a    blue  moon  )

                             

                             

                            Pure   Greed   on   their   part        (  and   PB   part  also )

                             

                            Some  say  it  aint   Greed

                             

                            Bull   Feathers    !!!!!!            (  what  else  would  it  be )

                            It seems that America and those visiting US from abroad love the excitement of the multiple huge jackpots generated by Powerball...so it is not too far fetched to think that 2 jackpot games racking up huge jackpots won't take that frenzy even higher. I think the changes to PBS and MM are aimed at capturing the typical non-playing ticket purchaser like that NJ Ocean's 16 lottery pool. The usual die-hard lottery player will likely always play and even buy $20 to $50 extra or even more when jackpot reaches record levels. They want to grab the dollars of the millions who do not normally buy lottery tickets, but who do so by reasoning they have  to have a play in to have a chance to win record jackpot. 

                            Although I have not heard of many people flying to Spain to play El Gordo, I do know that some people who live in Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean islands do come to US to buy tickets when jackpot gets huge. So bravo lottery administration....

                            Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

                            The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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                              Posted: August 13, 2013, 8:36 am - IP Logged

                              It's garbage and I'm done playing it.  Powerball for the most part always has a bigger jackpot and increases much faster.

                              I'd like to see Mega Millions be transformed into a monthly raffle.  I also wouldn't mind a game with much lower odds of winning and a higher ticket price for the high rollers like me. 

                              From a business viewpoint, I think Powerball and Mega Millions could both generate more revenue if they were a bit more creative. 

                              Agree, disagree, or hate me...discuss.

                               "I also wouldn't mind a game with much lower odds of winning and a higher ticket price for the high rollers like me." 

                              As a high roller you can have better odds and a higher price any times you choose, all you have to do is spend more on tickets.  If you double the amount of tickets you buy you will double your price and split your odds by 2.

                               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                                 
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