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Mega Millions needs to be Re-Branded

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Posted: August 13, 2013, 10:01 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."

You can win $1 million at 9999 to 1 odds by betting $200 on a pick-4 number or at 999 to 1 betting $2000 playing pick-3. The problem with lowering the odds means a player must bet more to win; at 10 to 1, you'll have to bet $100,000 to win $1 million. How can MM create multiple million dollar jackpot by lowering the odds and making it easier to win?

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    Posted: August 13, 2013, 1:27 pm - IP Logged

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

    You can win $1 million at 9999 to 1 odds by betting $200 on a pick-4 number or at 999 to 1 betting $2000 playing pick-3. The problem with lowering the odds means a player must bet more to win; at 10 to 1, you'll have to bet $100,000 to win $1 million. How can MM create multiple million dollar jackpot by lowering the odds and making it easier to win?

     "How can MM create multiple million dollar jackpot by lowering the odds and making it easier to win?"

    Actually, Megamillions claims that's what it's planning to do with its next matrix change which will lower the overall odds of winning a prize to 1:15.  Obviously they're not making winning the jackpot easier but one of every 15 lines sold will be a winner and they will still be able to offer a multi-millions dollar jackpot to its players for $1.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: August 13, 2013, 1:41 pm - IP Logged

      They should take out "Mega" from the name Big Smile

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        Posted: August 13, 2013, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

        i will still play anywaysYes Nod

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          Posted: August 13, 2013, 7:34 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.

          Well it just may be headed off to be a multinational "AmeroMillions" game with Powerball being the US only game.  That is probably what will eventually happen.

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            Posted: August 13, 2013, 8:45 pm - IP Logged

            Well it just may be headed off to be a multinational "AmeroMillions" game with Powerball being the US only game.  That is probably what will eventually happen.

            That's when they can keep the whole dam* shootin' match.

            I ain't playin' for no pesos or Tijuana tote bags.


                                                         
                                 
                                                     

             

             

             

             

                                                                                                               

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              Posted: August 13, 2013, 9:38 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 13, 2013, 10:06 pm - IP Logged

                EZM>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>White BounceI Agree!  White Bounce

                IT has been proven>>>>>either (1) these jackpots can REACH>>1/2 of BILLION JACKPOT$$$$$

                IN the FUTURE if a common jackpot is driven 2 BILLION JACKPOT$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

                then lookout 4A new reality TV SHOW

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                    Posted: August 13, 2013, 10:41 pm - IP Logged

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                      Posted: August 15, 2013, 5:24 pm - IP Logged

                       "How can MM create multiple million dollar jackpot by lowering the odds and making it easier to win?"

                      Actually, Megamillions claims that's what it's planning to do with its next matrix change which will lower the overall odds of winning a prize to 1:15.  Obviously they're not making winning the jackpot easier but one of every 15 lines sold will be a winner and they will still be able to offer a multi-millions dollar jackpot to its players for $1.

                      MM came up with an interesting concept on how to create a $1 million second prize without raising the price of the ticket. It will be five times harder to match 5 + 0 and win $1 million, but once that hurdle is crossed, it will be three times easier to win the jackpot. The one fault in their logic is the 1 in 15 overall chance of winning any prize means the players will have more money to spend in the next night's PB drawings.

                      Because of the number of near record setting PB jackpots, I'm wondering if the players who said they won't play PB because of the price increase are now spending more playing the game?

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                        Posted: August 15, 2013, 5:39 pm - IP Logged

                        That's when they can keep the whole dam* shootin' match.

                        I ain't playin' for no pesos or Tijuana tote bags.

                        Think's idea wasn't very well thought out because a multi-national game using multiple currencies that fluctuate every day would be a nightmare. In Pesos the $448 million advertised jackpot was $5.747 billion.

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                          Posted: August 16, 2013, 6:57 pm - IP Logged

                          Think's idea wasn't very well thought out because a multi-national game using multiple currencies that fluctuate every day would be a nightmare. In Pesos the $448 million advertised jackpot was $5.747 billion.

                          These things take years!  I remember the Big Game/Mega being talked about for years before it was launched.

                          The Multinational game was figured out years ago in fact.  If you look at news on here from roughly 2001 to 2003  you will see that a multinational game was about to go but got nixed during the war on terror.

                          I'm sure there are still rumblings for one and we will eventually see it launched.