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The New Mega Millions Game - So Do You Like It Or Not?

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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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Posted: November 13, 2013, 6:09 pm - IP Logged

Still playing my budget $4 a week, like others have mentioned, I'll wait and see.

I hit the MB on a QP but that is all.

Did you notice the new slogan "All you need is a buck and some luck"

Sounds like they are trying to emphasize the fact that they did't raise the price of tix. like PB did.

Yeah, I hit the MB on a QP too.

Glad it was a 5x this time instead of the usual 2x when I hit something.

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    Posted: November 13, 2013, 6:18 pm - IP Logged

    My wimmins?

    Heh,heh,heh,heh,heh...

    They all say the same thing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPkTGm4RtVM

    Priceless!!!Chair

                           

      rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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      Posted: November 13, 2013, 6:21 pm - IP Logged

      What's funny is that sales are lagging pre-matrix change for the same jackpot levels, the increases are only slightly larger than when the annuity payout was 25 years. There's a chance that powerball can reach the $200 million mark before mega

      Yeah, I think a lot of players made up their mind beforehand that they weren't going to play the new game but a lot of them will probably play when the jp gets up there. I still play a QP like I always did but I dropped my b/d numbers. I don't have any kids who were born on the 75th.

        Astekblue's avatar - Tarlor
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        Posted: November 13, 2013, 6:26 pm - IP Logged

        Yeah, I think a lot of players made up their mind beforehand that they weren't going to play the new game but a lot of them will probably play when the jp gets up there. I still play a QP like I always did but I dropped my b/d numbers. I don't have any kids who were born on the 75th.

        LOL    Smile

          rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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          Posted: November 13, 2013, 6:27 pm - IP Logged

          Patience is a virtue when playing MM odds of 1 in 259 Million.

          You don't need patience with odds of 259 million to one.

          You need dementia.

            Astekblue's avatar - Tarlor
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            Posted: November 13, 2013, 6:33 pm - IP Logged

            You don't need patience with odds of 259 million to one.

            You need dementia.

            ROFL      LOL      Green laugh

             

             

            I  got  to  get  off  here  Ridge ....... your  killing  me    Smile

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              Posted: November 13, 2013, 6:40 pm - IP Logged

              ROFL      LOL      Green laugh

               

               

              I  got  to  get  off  here  Ridge ....... your  killing  me    Smile

              Hey Astekblue... good to see ya...  See Ya!

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                Posted: November 13, 2013, 7:17 pm - IP Logged

                Sleep Wake up! Odds are ridiculous!!! Do not contribute a penny to make it a billion dollar jackpot. Don't play a game that is next to impossible to win just because you're dreaming. Dream on Sleep.

                The player that hit 1mill for second place lastnight was probably thinking the same thing, impossible.

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                  Posted: November 14, 2013, 1:36 am - IP Logged

                  Nope, I see the first $700+ million jackpot coming soon. 

                   

                  I wonder if there would be a cap set if it gets to 1 billion.

                  Only if they're stupid, since they'd have to give up the extra sales from an even bigger jackpot. They may be stupid, but I don't think they're that stupid.

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                    Posted: November 14, 2013, 1:37 am - IP Logged

                    They raised the odds of winning but the rollover is still low. It'll still take a long while to build up to the levels of PB and never as often. So it's worse odds and slow rises. What's to like?

                    The occasional chance at huge jackpots with a reduced chance of sharing with other winners.

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                      Posted: November 14, 2013, 1:40 am - IP Logged

                      Well that's a good point. If the PB could reach half a billion dollars with better odds, then it's more conceivable that the MM will be the one to reach $1B first. But of course it'll take many months to get there and once someone wins it, it will once again take many months to climb back up to any sizable figure again. The PB will still get more attention with larger starting JPs and larger rollovers.

                      PB has better odds, but each ticket contributes twice as much to the jackpot. MM set the record while PB was still a $1 game. With the current game structures, PB collects about $114 million when they sell as many tickets as there are combinations, while MM only collects about $83 million. That means the average PB jackpot should be about 72% more than the average MM jackpot.

                      The odds are high enough that we can get unusual results, but probability says that PB has a much better chance of being the first game to advertise a $1 billion jackpot.

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                        Posted: November 14, 2013, 4:02 am - IP Logged

                        Seeing a jackpot going up to 500 000 000 would stimulate me to buy one jackpot winning ticket.


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                          Posted: November 14, 2013, 1:56 pm - IP Logged

                          I like it, all I gotta do is pick 15 for my mega ball & BAM! I win every single time.

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                            Posted: November 14, 2013, 2:02 pm - IP Logged

                            Hey Astekblue... good to see ya...  See Ya!

                            You   Too       Ridge       Thumbs Up

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                              Posted: November 14, 2013, 5:49 pm - IP Logged

                              I like it, all I gotta do is pick 15 for my mega ball & BAM! I win every single time.

                              LOL  Yeah, I know, it was already too easy and now they made it even easier.

                              There's no way you can lose.

                                 
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