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

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Posted: November 21, 2013, 10:23 pm - IP Logged

It's one chance in 258.9 million.

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

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

They actually had one.

She recently jumped ship and went over to Fox.

On the subject of MM, I haven't played the new matrix yet but may do so in late December.

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

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    Posted: November 21, 2013, 10:26 pm - IP Logged

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

    They actually had one.

    She recently jumped ship and went over to Fox.

    On the subject of MM, I haven't played the new matrix yet but may do so in late December.

    I know, I know... Naughty

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      Posted: November 21, 2013, 11:28 pm - IP Logged

      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?

      "Will players buy extra jackpot tickets with the money they usually spend on the Megaplier?"

      Yep.

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        Posted: November 23, 2013, 12:47 pm - IP Logged

        New MM game... now I wonder why no one has won yet. I thought the new game was suppose to produce more winners. OH REALLY Argue

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          Posted: November 23, 2013, 12:55 pm - IP Logged

          Well I have a partner whom plays the Mega and the Powerball with me. I think the Mega is a bit tougher now, but let's face it, all the games,(odds) are tough. And I may add we caught the Powerball Wednesday which gave us $4.00 dollars in which I reinvested in another Powerball for tonight (Saturday) and I bought 2 more Megas in which we caught the Mega last night night (Friday) and I bought 2 more Megas for this coming Tuesday. So to answer your question>>>>>>>>>>>> LUCKCheers

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            Posted: November 23, 2013, 1:59 pm - IP Logged

            New MM game... now I wonder why no one has won yet. I thought the new game was suppose to produce more winners. OH REALLY Argue

            More winners didn't mean more jackpot winners.  Haven't you noticed how many more 0+1 winners there are now?

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: November 23, 2013, 5:06 pm - IP Logged

              More winners didn't mean more jackpot winners.  Haven't you noticed how many more 0+1 winners there are now?

              MM made it 400% more difficult to match 5 + 0, but raised the payoff by 400% so it's a wash. With only 15 bonus numbers and the increase in Megaplier sales, might see a Megaplier player winning the jackpot.

              It's possible the member believing there should be more jackpot winners never won anything when the overall odds were 1 in 39.9 and thought MM was an all or nothing game. Now that MM is advertising more chances to win, they think it means the jackpot.

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                Posted: November 25, 2013, 2:34 pm - IP Logged

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                  Posted: November 25, 2013, 2:43 pm - IP Logged

                  It has, in the one to 5 dollar range.

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                    Posted: November 25, 2013, 6:06 pm - IP Logged

                    I must admit that I'm somewhat dismayed and disillusioned with the new matrix.

                    But thankfully I'm not shocked and appalled.

                    Though that would be better than being apoplectic and comatose.

                    On the whole though, I think I'd prefer to be disenfranchised.

                    Cuz I don't own a McDonalds or a Dunkin' Donuts so it would have no effect on me whatsoever.

                    So I'll continue to play one QP.

                    But the birthday numbers are on the bench.

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                      Posted: November 30, 2013, 6:52 am - IP Logged

                      It has, in the one to 5 dollar range.

                      That's true.

                      But winning the Jackpot is gonna be like trying to take a pork chop away from Oprah.

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                        Posted: November 30, 2013, 1:44 pm - IP Logged

                        If I play a combination of Mega Zip online at thelotter, it might cost me 2.50 dollars against 1 dollar with Patel somewhere in the US.
                        Saving Patel while buying a ticket online, it should cost maximum 75 cents to my opinion.

                        What do you think?

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                          If I play a combination of Mega Zip online at thelotter, it might cost me 2.50 dollars against 1 dollar with Patel somewhere in the US.
                          Saving Patel while buying a ticket online, it should cost maximum 75 cents to my opinion.

                          What do you think?

                          The problem is that people who think like you aren't selling tickets and probably never will.

                          You should take a closer look at thelotter contract and see what they are really selling, you may only be buying the chance to win up to a million dollars if you match all the winning MM numbers instead of its jackpot.

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                             
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                            Posted: November 30, 2013, 7:43 pm - IP Logged

                            I think that I will e-mail to a state lottery and ask if they accept foreign accounts. I would send the money with visa or other and play a few tickets. The service should be for free. Maybe I have to open a bank account in the USA. It is not far fetched, on internet distance is like a not existing factor.

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                              Posted: November 30, 2013, 8:02 pm - IP Logged

                              Probability proportional

                              MMMB yesMB noMB yesMB noMB yesMB no
                              51140,00000000390,00000005411:2588908501:18492203,6
                              435049000,00000135190,00001892691:739688,11:52834,9
                              3241503381000,00009328260,00130595581:10720,11:765,7
                              254740076636000,00211440460,02960166421:472,91:33,8
                              14584475641826500,01770813840,24791393751:56,51:4
                              0121030141694421960,04674948540,65449279491:21,41:1,5
                               
                              5 numbers + Mega Ball$230 MillionRolling Jackpot
                              5 numbers$1 Million
                              4 numbers + Mega Ball$5,000
                              4 numbers$500
                              3 numbers + Mega Ball$50
                              3 numbers$5
                              2 numbers + Mega Ball$5
                              1 number + Mega Ball$2
                              Mega Ball only$1

                               

                              MMMB yesMB no
                              5               230.000.000,00                         1.000.000,00     
                              4                         5.000,00                             500,00
                              3                             50,00                              5,00
                              2                               5,00                                 -
                              1                               2,00                                 - 
                              0                               1,00                                 - 
                                 
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