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Will you be throwing in the towel when MM makes its changes?

Topic closed. 35 replies. Last post 3 years ago by Jill34786.

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Posted: October 6, 2013, 11:23 pm - IP Logged

I boycotted MM once the news got out that they were changing.

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    Posted: October 6, 2013, 11:42 pm - IP Logged

    Where did you get your information that l SAID the price was being raised to $2.00?
    Come on RJOH- unless you are  inebriated and having slight vision issues if which true, is understandable.

    Well it's me, RJOH and lottomoama all drinking together.  It's late, skimming etc..  I miss read it also.

    I'll play but not very much.  The PB change to $2 cut my wages to seldom.  I'll play occasionally.  Even with a big 300 million dollar jackpot, I don't always buy a ticket.
    I agree with you about bring on some second tier prizes.  Jeez they gotta throw us a bone once in awhile.

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      Posted: October 7, 2013, 8:20 am - IP Logged

      Anyone who is not sure of the rule changes for Mega Millions game can see the news story posted about it back in July.

       

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        Posted: October 7, 2013, 10:00 am - IP Logged

        Anyone who is not sure of the rule changes for Mega Millions game can see the news story posted about it back in July.

        Thanks for the clarification Todd.

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          Posted: October 7, 2013, 10:09 am - IP Logged

          I will be buying one ticket just to stay in the hunt and then when the jackpots grow larger I will add accordingly.  I will just be picking favorite numbers since there will be no statistics in the beginning.

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            Posted: October 7, 2013, 10:42 am - IP Logged

            All it takes is one ticket to win it but if Oklahoma had a state lotto game I would play that instead because of the odds.

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              Posted: October 7, 2013, 10:50 am - IP Logged

              Mega Millions definitely needed to do something in order to get ticket sales/jackpot amounts back to where they should be.  I love the fact that the lotteries are trying a different approach than they did for Powerball, because it offers a great way to compare.  Do higher ticket prices generate bigger jackpots?  Or will making people happy with the same low ticket price do the trick?  Let's see what the result is a year from now!

               

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                Posted: October 7, 2013, 11:15 am - IP Logged

                Mega Millions definitely needed to do something in order to get ticket sales/jackpot amounts back to where they should be.  I love the fact that the lotteries are trying a different approach than they did for Powerball, because it offers a great way to compare.  Do higher ticket prices generate bigger jackpots?  Or will making people happy with the same low ticket price do the trick?  Let's see what the result is a year from now!

                I Agree! Glad they didn't just copy Powerball and tried something different, but keeping the dollar and a dream.

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                  Posted: October 7, 2013, 11:49 am - IP Logged

                  No. I will just wait until the cash value gets close to $200 million prior to contributing a dollar.

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                    Posted: October 7, 2013, 3:03 pm - IP Logged

                    Yes I will still play for $1 a ticket and when it grows I will get 2 or 4 dependson the amount of the jackpot

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                      Posted: October 7, 2013, 4:54 pm - IP Logged

                      I have been gearing up for the matrix change since I first heard about it. 

                      The $1,000,000 match-5 second level prize will be hard to win but since

                      the ticket cost will remain $1.00 it's attractive enough.   Winning smaller

                      prizes will make the game more fun and we also have the possible billion

                      dollar JP's.  I expect the game to start slow but will become the game of

                      choice for many.  Some system players may shy away from the new game

                      but as for me I am all in.

                      RL

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                        Posted: October 7, 2013, 4:55 pm - IP Logged

                        I will still play the MM contest in LP and the one a day MM, but I will not be spending any actual money.

                        At my place of work they organize lottery pools when the jp reaches the sky so I think that's the only time I will play. I dislike the MM changes but not as much as I would hate to be the only one that is left working while everyone else is vacationing in Tahiti or elsewhere lol

                        That money's gone fo ever

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                          Posted: October 7, 2013, 6:34 pm - IP Logged

                          So you think 258 million to 1 odds are bad? Just for kicks, I entered the PCH $7,000 a week for life sweepstakes. The odds for the main prize as well as a $1-million 2nd chance prize are both 1.3 billion to 1.

                          The payout for the $1 million prize is 25k for the first 29 years then 275k in the 30th year. I didn't buy anything even though the site will bombard you with offers and it still took about 5 minutes to complete the process.

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                            Posted: October 7, 2013, 6:49 pm - IP Logged

                            Jill34786,

                            With PCH type aweepstakes there's no buy-in so they can get away with such odds.

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                            As for MM, the smaller bottom matrix will have a lot of people forgetting all about the top matrix going from 56 to 75 numbers. There will be a lot more smaller prizes but those who run lotteries know that most of that money paid out goes right back into the lottery, most often the game it came from.

                            It really seems as if the lotteries are going after uninformed players.

                            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: October 7, 2013, 7:07 pm - IP Logged

                              Coin Toss-Technically, the PCH sweepstakes is free but they inundate you with offers. The uninformed will take the bait and spend quite a bit in hopes of getting better treatment and odds.

                              ** Some people fulfill their dreams by receiving entitlements from the Government while others wake up and work hard for it! **