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Posted: November 12, 2013, 5:42 am - IP Logged

With the new MM matrix, only 15 mega balls, do you think it wise IF you were to bet $10, to bank on just one mega number?

With the previous matrix, this was hard because there were 46 mega numbers to choose from. That would be a pretty obvious thing to do with the new matrix right? But they also increased the white ball count to 75, which means even if you hit the mega ball, you only have a 1/18m chance of winning the jackpot. Previously you would have had a 1/4m chance of winning if you hit the mega on all ten lines.

Ok maybe it's not that big of a difference when talking millions, but man is that discouraging if you used that strategy. They shouldn't do things to discourage players from playing, especially if it's not a huge reward over the past matrix. I think I probably should just stop playing the new MM after the change.

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    Posted: November 12, 2013, 6:37 am - IP Logged

    Friday, November 8, 2013

    All prize amounts based on a wager of $1.

     Match  Prize Amount 
    5 numbers + Mega Ball$115 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

    3/5 in 5/75 pays ONLY 5 dollars.

    I would not play it. Drop the game unless that you can nail the bonusbal.

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      Posted: November 12, 2013, 6:50 am - IP Logged
      \MMZIP
      5   0,0000000039   0,0000000541
      4   0,0000013519   0,0000189269
      3   0,0000932826   0,0013059558
      2   0,0021144046   0,0296016642
      1   0,0177081384   0,2479139375
      ZIP   0,0467494854   0,6544927949

      YOUR CHANCE OF LOOSING THE BET IS 0,9320083966.

      You can call it MEGAZIP!

        Astekblue's avatar - Tarlor
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        Posted: November 12, 2013, 1:32 pm - IP Logged
        \MMZIP
        5   0,0000000039   0,0000000541
        4   0,0000013519   0,0000189269
        3   0,0000932826   0,0013059558
        2   0,0021144046   0,0296016642
        1   0,0177081384   0,2479139375
        ZIP   0,0467494854   0,6544927949

        YOUR CHANCE OF LOOSING THE BET IS 0,9320083966.

        You can call it MEGAZIP!

        Or   maybe   even     MEGARIP      Smile

         

        as   in   ripoff      (  or    Rest  In   Piece  )

         

         

        I  quit  it  when  they  went   to   the    change

         

         

         

        I   do   wish  the   ones   luck   that   still   play   it

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          Posted: November 12, 2013, 1:40 pm - IP Logged

          Or   maybe   even     MEGARIP      Smile

           

          as   in   ripoff      (  or    Rest  In   Piece  )

           

           

          I  quit  it  when  they  went   to   the    change

           

           

           

          I   do   wish  the   ones   luck   that   still   play   it

          I keep telling my mom not to play MM, the odds or just so out there. Just stick with state lotto and maybe powerball.

           

          I'm not even gonna waste my time with a pool if it gets to a record jackpot. But I will buy 1 ticket myself

            Astekblue's avatar - Tarlor
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            Posted: November 12, 2013, 2:09 pm - IP Logged

            I keep telling my mom not to play MM, the odds or just so out there. Just stick with state lotto and maybe powerball.

             

            I'm not even gonna waste my time with a pool if it gets to a record jackpot. But I will buy 1 ticket myself

            I  agree    schmuckatelly

             

            I suppose it dont hurt to throw a dollar at it every now and then   

             

            I am just boycotting it since the change and havent gave in  yet...........not even on a dollar ,  as they really  irked me when they added  all  them  numbers

             

            I keep thinking if everyone  would quit it completely , MM  would be running around saying the sky is falling  ,  but I know that aint gonna happen

             

            Lowering  the  Mega balls  to  only  15  kinda makes it tempting ( and makes a person  kinda   forget about the  75  numbers  that they  have to go through first to win the  5  or  5  )  (   MM   knows  that  )

             

            Once it reaches the Billion  dollar mark ( as I truely believe it  will in  time   and/or   someday  )  they know it will be money in the bank for them , as I am sure people will come out of the woodwork to play it , like they alway do.

             

            But I am just gonna stick  to throwing a couple dollars only at the  PB once in a blue moon , like I have done ever since their change also.

             

            I  havent  even  played  that  in  quite  a  few   weeks

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              Posted: November 12, 2013, 2:23 pm - IP Logged

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                Posted: November 12, 2013, 4:18 pm - IP Logged

                With the new MM matrix, only 15 mega balls, do you think it wise IF you were to bet $10, to bank on just one mega number?

                With the previous matrix, this was hard because there were 46 mega numbers to choose from. That would be a pretty obvious thing to do with the new matrix right? But they also increased the white ball count to 75, which means even if you hit the mega ball, you only have a 1/18m chance of winning the jackpot. Previously you would have had a 1/4m chance of winning if you hit the mega on all ten lines.

                Ok maybe it's not that big of a difference when talking millions, but man is that discouraging if you used that strategy. They shouldn't do things to discourage players from playing, especially if it's not a huge reward over the past matrix. I think I probably should just stop playing the new MM after the change.

                I have been banking on MB 5 for a while. Three dollars large.  I kind of stopped.  Since you get less for winning the megaball now than previously, I would play (if i did play religioulsy the MM), TWO DIFFERENT Megaballs each draw.  That way you have a greater percentage of winning half your original money.  And you might play the same five lines TWICE with TWO MEGA balls.

                Thats what I would do IF I was doing it.

                Playing 10 dollars on a Megaball is crazy.  Unless you are Ronnie, then its just zany.