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Topic closed. 36 replies. Last post 3 years ago by Saylorgirl.

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Jon D's avatar - calotterylogo
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Posted: August 20, 2013, 11:46 pm - IP Logged

Back in the mid 2000's when the MegaPlier option in MM was only in Texas, Todd had a petition on LP or USAMEGA asking members to sign it to demand megaplier to be available to all MegaMillions players in all states that carried the game. It felt horrible knowing Texans could double their winnings on non jackpot prizes and we couldn't. I can't imagine how horrible Californians feel about not having MegaPlier and PowerPlay option. 

I like to take advantage of these things when they are available. I bet Californians would urge everyone to PowerPlay their tickets.

Well, this Californian doesn't mind not having Powerplay or Megaplier. Others may disagree.

The lottery would LOVE everyone to always play MM and PB with megaplier and powerplay. Like side bets in a casino, it makes good money for them. You know what they call side bets in a casino... Wink

Me, I look at the numbers and it's not that great a deal. I look at MM and PB as basically throwaway bets. You're only in the game for the chance at the jackpot, not playing it for the horrible return on the lower prizes. The PP making it slightly less horrible return does not entice me. I'd rather put my dollars into games with much better return.

Besides, with our CA being pari-mutuel for all games, all prize levels, we already have variable prizes for each tier. So you could get only a few hundred thousand for a 5+0 or you could get a few million. Don't know about others, but I would not slit my wrists if I got a few hundred thousand instead of a few million, or 1 million instead of 2. That's just me.

    Astekblue's avatar - Tarlor
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    Posted: August 21, 2013, 12:13 am - IP Logged

    Lately, most of 'em been at varmints tearin' up the garbage.

    If you don't burn it that day, they'll get it that night.

    They oughta know by now though that when they git to tearin' it up and they wake me up, that I'll be comin'...

    And Hell's comin' with me.

    Smile

     

     

    Hell's    Coming   To    Breakfast

     

    Outlaw   Josey   Wales

     

     

     

    " You got anything to eat  " 

     

    " All   I  have is  a piece of hard rock  candy..........but it's  not  for  eatin '.........it's   for  looking   through " 

     

     

    " You  gonna   pull   them   pistols............or     Whistle    Dixie   " 

     

     

    " Your  Wanted  Wales  "

     

    "   Reckon  I'm  right  popular.    You  a  Bounty  Hunter "   ???

     

    "  A  man's  got  to  do  something  for  a  living   these   days  " 

     

    "  Dyin '    aint   much   of   a    livin '    ,    boy  "

     

     

    A   True    Classic

     

    "  I   Reckon   So  "    Smile

      rdgrnr's avatar - walt
      Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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      Posted: August 21, 2013, 3:27 am - IP Logged

      Smile

       

       

      Hell's    Coming   To    Breakfast

       

      Outlaw   Josey   Wales

       

       

       

      " You got anything to eat  " 

       

      " All   I  have is  a piece of hard rock  candy..........but it's  not  for  eatin '.........it's   for  looking   through " 

       

       

      " You  gonna   pull   them   pistols............or     Whistle    Dixie   " 

       

       

      " Your  Wanted  Wales  "

       

      "   Reckon  I'm  right  popular.    You  a  Bounty  Hunter "   ???

       

      "  A  man's  got  to  do  something  for  a  living   these   days  " 

       

      "  Dyin '    aint   much   of   a    livin '    ,    boy  "

       

       

      A   True    Classic

       

      "  I   Reckon   So  "    Smile

      Ah, one o' my all time favorites, Josey Wales.

      "Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes."   -Captain Terrill

        Saylorgirl's avatar - Lottery-065.jpg
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        Posted: August 21, 2013, 10:56 am - IP Logged

        I am in the never buy a powerplay camp.  I would rather have more lines without the powerplay than less lines with it.  I can live with that choice!

          Astekblue's avatar - Tarlor
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          Posted: August 21, 2013, 11:01 am - IP Logged

          Ah, one o' my all time favorites, Josey Wales.

          "Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes."   -Captain Terrill

          Smile                       Thumbs Up

            Astekblue's avatar - Tarlor
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            Posted: August 21, 2013, 11:31 am - IP Logged

            I am in the never buy a powerplay camp.  I would rather have more lines without the powerplay than less lines with it.  I can live with that choice!

            Its  always  a   hard  choice   ( but its whatever  each person  is  comfortable with I  agree  Saylorgirl  )   Thumbs Up

             

            Sometimes I am thinking one way and sometimes I am thinkling the other way , when I go to  buy MM  tickets

             

            So  ,  as mentioned in my prior posts , I usually  go both ways , some  with  and  some without

             

            It just seems to be  the most easy  way  for me

             

            Last  nite  , being  as I  was  presently  and  am ,  in another state from where I live , and  being  as I had won small amounts on  two   recent   MM  draws  and once on the  PB , I decided  to  splurge  just a little more than I usually do , and as also I  was  standing   in a lucky spot  , where  they  have had    quite a few millions and jackpot winners   over the years  ,  I   decided  to  go    12.00   on  MM

             

            I  thought , well   ,  I will buy  6  regular  MM   tickets   and    three  with  the  Megaplier  ( 9  tickets  total )

             

            But   ,  I  changed my mind  at the last second  and went  all  with the  Megaplier  (  6  tickets  total  )

             

            Hit only one number on one line

             

            So  ,  I was thinking  after the draw  ,  maybe I should have got all  regular  tickets and would have had  double the  chances

             

            But.......had I done that , then I am sure I would have thought later  ,  maybe had I got the Megaplier on them  all  , it might have made a differance ( which  it  didnt )

             

            So.......its back to my usual way , that I usually  do.......a few with the bonus play and a few without the bonus play

             

            At least I aint gonna  keep second guessing myself  that  way

             

            Good   Luck   To   You    Saylorgirl

              Saylorgirl's avatar - Lottery-065.jpg
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              Posted: August 21, 2013, 12:27 pm - IP Logged

              Its  always  a   hard  choice   ( but its whatever  each person  is  comfortable with I  agree  Saylorgirl  )   Thumbs Up

               

              Sometimes I am thinking one way and sometimes I am thinkling the other way , when I go to  buy MM  tickets

               

              So  ,  as mentioned in my prior posts , I usually  go both ways , some  with  and  some without

               

              It just seems to be  the most easy  way  for me

               

              Last  nite  , being  as I  was  presently  and  am ,  in another state from where I live , and  being  as I had won small amounts on  two   recent   MM  draws  and once on the  PB , I decided  to  splurge  just a little more than I usually do , and as also I  was  standing   in a lucky spot  , where  they  have had    quite a few millions and jackpot winners   over the years  ,  I   decided  to  go    12.00   on  MM

               

              I  thought , well   ,  I will buy  6  regular  MM   tickets   and    three  with  the  Megaplier  ( 9  tickets  total )

               

              But   ,  I  changed my mind  at the last second  and went  all  with the  Megaplier  (  6  tickets  total  )

               

              Hit only one number on one line

               

              So  ,  I was thinking  after the draw  ,  maybe I should have got all  regular  tickets and would have had  double the  chances

               

              But.......had I done that , then I am sure I would have thought later  ,  maybe had I got the Megaplier on them  all  , it might have made a differance ( which  it  didnt )

               

              So.......its back to my usual way , that I usually  do.......a few with the bonus play and a few without the bonus play

               

              At least I aint gonna  keep second guessing myself  that  way

               

              Good   Luck   To   You    Saylorgirl

              Thanks, good luck to you also.