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

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Posted: November 19, 2013, 9:15 pm - IP Logged

I haven't played since the change. To me, 250 million whatever to one odds are just stupid. I can't even imagine beating those odds, and if I can't imagine it, I'm not going to play. Maybe when the jackpot gets to a billion I'll thow in a fiver.

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    I haven't played since the change. To me, 250 million whatever to one odds are just stupid. I can't even imagine beating those odds, and if I can't imagine it, I'm not going to play. Maybe when the jackpot gets to a billion I'll thow in a fiver.

    It's one chance in 258.9 million.

    That's like trying to find a feminine woman on The View.

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      Posted: November 19, 2013, 9:31 pm - IP Logged

      It's one chance in 258.9 million.

      That's like trying to find a feminine woman on The View.

      I'm sure glad there's not such a thing as reincarnation;  I'd hate to come back in my next life as the couch on that show.

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        Posted: November 20, 2013, 2:01 am - IP Logged

        Cupcake, I'm getting a psychic impression that you don't like Mega Millions.

        I'd almost be willing to bet on it.

        I really don't like it. The odds are ridiculous!

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          Posted: November 20, 2013, 2:53 am - IP Logged

          I really don't like it. The odds are ridiculous!

          I knowed it!

          I should start doing readings and get to hippatizin' people and all like that.

          I'll start with the wimmins first...

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            Posted: November 20, 2013, 7:52 pm - IP Logged

            According to the Lottoreport website $26.3M was spent on MM tickets and $40.2M was spent on PB tickets for their last drawings.  Now that PB was won and reset to a $40M jackpot, I expect more will be spent on MM for their next drawings.

            Now that MM is "much easier" to win something, I'll bet lots of the MM "winners" are buying PB tickets with their $1 to $5 winning tickets.

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              Posted: November 20, 2013, 8:07 pm - IP Logged

              Now that MM is "much easier" to win something, I'll bet lots of the MM "winners" are buying PB tickets with their $1 to $5 winning tickets.

              My sales predictions for MM and PB could be wrong, according the LottoReport website last night's MM ticket sales were $27.7M and the last time PB was $40M, its ticket sales were $31.4M.  Maybe MM jackpot will have to exceed $200M before there's a big jump in its sales.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: November 20, 2013, 10:47 pm - IP Logged

                My sales predictions for MM and PB could be wrong, according the LottoReport website last night's MM ticket sales were $27.7M and the last time PB was $40M, its ticket sales were $31.4M.  Maybe MM jackpot will have to exceed $200M before there's a big jump in its sales.

                Gee, maybe the MegaMillions jackpot WILL exceed $200... just like the odds!  Maybe they should come out with a MegaMillions Jackpot clock... one like the national debt clock.  We can continue to watch it grow by the minute, but of course it will never need to start over.Rant

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                  Posted: November 21, 2013, 12:20 am - IP Logged

                  I think once the MM jp hits a billion dollars, they should take away one number from the matrix every week until it's won.

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                    Posted: November 21, 2013, 1:01 am - IP Logged

                    My sales predictions for MM and PB could be wrong, according the LottoReport website last night's MM ticket sales were $27.7M and the last time PB was $40M, its ticket sales were $31.4M.  Maybe MM jackpot will have to exceed $200M before there's a big jump in its sales.

                    My sales predictions for MM and PB was right after all.  Lottoreport showed PB sales for tonight's drawing was only $25.9M the lowest since back in March. 

                    It will get higher as the jackpot rise but I suspect it will take longer than normal for PB jackpots to start increasing more than $10M per drawing.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: November 21, 2013, 2:15 pm - IP Logged

                      Has there been a winner of the megaplier option yet. You know this was a big selling point of this new matrix but I haven't seen a megaplier winner yet for the extra millions. And when you think about it no one has yet to win the jackpot since it changed. How could this be a good thing.

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                        Posted: November 21, 2013, 2:38 pm - IP Logged

                         

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                        Mega Millions results  11/19:                                                                                 14-15-29-49-63  +  2

                        ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                        SergeM                                                  4+0  ( Excellent Call )

                        Nydebbie                                               1+1

                        Duckman                                               1+1

                        Cassdreams                                          1+1

                        Marierich                                              0+1

                        Dallascowboyfan                               0+1

                        QUAIL MONEY                                    0+1   ***    ( read the guidelines )

                        -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                        Congrats to:  SergeM (excellent Call), Nydebbie, Duckman, Cassdreams, Marierich,

                        Dallascowboyfan, & QUAIL MONEY, (Quail money, read the guidelines.)

                        Congrats to all who played.

                        _________________________________________________________________

                        Almost made it:  Rcbbuckeye , & Magma , both with 2+0.

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                          Posted: November 21, 2013, 2:40 pm - IP Logged

                          I think once the MM jp hits a billion dollars, they should take away one number from the matrix every week until it's won.

                          They might organize a daily MM.

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                            Posted: November 21, 2013, 3:39 pm - IP Logged

                            My sales predictions for MM and PB could be wrong, according the LottoReport website last night's MM ticket sales were $27.7M and the last time PB was $40M, its ticket sales were $31.4M.  Maybe MM jackpot will have to exceed $200M before there's a big jump in its sales.

                            There is enough of a MM and PB large jackpot history to almost predict when the ticket buying frenzy will start and sales are usually less than $60 million when the jackpot is under $200 million. In the past it took $300 million jackpots to produce $100 million in sales.

                            And let's not forget the jackpot value changed when they changed the game. For a fair comparison, it must be cash value and that site uses the annuity value. Megaplier sales are about 45% higher and will be interesting to see if the that continues if a buying frenzy starts. Will players buy extra jackpot tickets with the money they usually spend on the Megaplier?

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                              Posted: November 21, 2013, 10:03 pm - IP Logged

                               

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                              Mega Millions results  11/19:                                                                                 14-15-29-49-63  +  2

                              ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                              SergeM                                                  4+0  ( Excellent Call )

                              Nydebbie                                               1+1

                              Duckman                                               1+1

                              Cassdreams                                          1+1

                              Marierich                                              0+1

                              Dallascowboyfan                               0+1

                              QUAIL MONEY                                    0+1   ***    ( read the guidelines )

                              -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                              Congrats to:  SergeM (excellent Call), Nydebbie, Duckman, Cassdreams, Marierich,

                              Dallascowboyfan, & QUAIL MONEY, (Quail money, read the guidelines.)

                              Congrats to all who played.

                              _________________________________________________________________

                              Almost made it:  Rcbbuckeye , & Magma , both with 2+0.

                              You da man, Sergey! Thumbs Up

                                 
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