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Mega Millions $1,000,000.00 Winners Without Megaplier

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Posted: December 14, 2013, 7:39 am - IP Logged

When I look on the Fla lottery website, the MM with the MP shows that 5 of 5 with or without MP is 1 million. Why is that? All other tiers are doubled but not that one.

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    Posted: December 14, 2013, 7:39 am - IP Logged

    Like suckers.

    I know I would be feeling like that Rdgrnr, yesterday I bought two tickets with one I had won $4 on and the clerk hit the button before I could tell her I wanted the megaplier, but I bought them anyways because hey a million is better than nothing..right? LOL

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      Posted: December 14, 2013, 8:17 am - IP Logged

      I wonder what part of Michigan they are from. The lotto club at my job spent $200.00 on tickets.

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        Posted: December 14, 2013, 8:57 am - IP Logged

        When I look on the Fla lottery website, the MM with the MP shows that 5 of 5 with or without MP is 1 million. Why is that? All other tiers are doubled but not that one.

        Barb, it does show $2 million. Sadly the 2 Florida winners did not play the megaplier.

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          Posted: December 14, 2013, 9:03 am - IP Logged

          Barb, it does show $2 million. Sadly the 2 Florida winners did not play the megaplier.

          Or...maybe they bought 10 lines instead of 5 lines w/MP, and luckily the money they put on the extra 5 lines instead of MP allowed them to win $1M instead of $0.

          You never know...

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            Posted: December 14, 2013, 9:17 am - IP Logged

            I always megaply & power play.

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              Posted: December 14, 2013, 10:06 am - IP Logged

              One of the CT winners just wanted scratchoffs but his friend convinced him to get 5 mm tics. Doh

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                Posted: December 15, 2013, 7:06 am - IP Logged

                Yes Win, I play both games with a partner. I don't do the megaplier though.Smash

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                  Posted: December 15, 2013, 7:17 am - IP Logged

                  One of the CT winners just wanted scratchoffs but his friend convinced him to get 5 mm tics. Doh

                  There's always a story like this. I'm starting to wonder whether I should only play when there is an amazing story attached to it. "My car ran out of gas, and I had to walk 3 miles to a gas station, on my way there I collected 100 pennies on the ground , and used those to play the line I wouldn't have otherwise played".

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                    Posted: December 15, 2013, 9:14 am - IP Logged

                    For Tuesday's mega million drawing I plan to spend $20 for tickets.  I can either buy 10 tickets with the multiplier or I can buy 20 tickets without.  I am inclined to buy 20 tickets for the extra chances.  Hard decision to make!

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                      Posted: December 15, 2013, 9:43 am - IP Logged

                      Some people seem to be thinking that since there's ben 5 + 0 winners surely we'll have a jackpot winner.

                      Let's look at the difference in the odds between 5 + 1 and 5 + 0.

                      Ticket Matches       Payout           Odds                                                                                        ------------------------------------------
                      5 White + Mega      Jackpot    1 in 258,890,850.00     

                      5 White No Mega   1,000,000    1 in 18,492,203.57   

                      Thats a difference of 240,398,647:1

                      Before the matrix change the jackpot odds were 175,000,000:1

                      Think about it.

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                        Posted: December 15, 2013, 7:31 pm - IP Logged

                        The way MM looks at it is every play with megaplier is profit to them because the payouts over time are far less than the extra cash they receive from the suckers.

                        That extra $1 costs the players a whole lot less than the payouts for it cost the lottery.

                        Consider a casino dice game - the house loves it when players don't take odds, go from there.

                        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: December 15, 2013, 7:39 pm - IP Logged

                          That extra $1 costs the players a whole lot less than the payouts for it cost the lottery.

                          Consider a casino dice game - the house loves it when players don't take odds, go from there.

                          The profit margin is essentially the same on the base bet and the side bet. (unlike some casino bets like insurance and tie bet)

                          MM and PB both have 50% return overall, and same with MP and PP side bets, about 50% return.

                          The lottery WANTS players to play MP and PP, it just increases the "action" and boosts their revenue, which is their goal.

                          They can't boost profits, necessarily, but they can boost revenue, which in turn boost funds for public benefit.

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                            Posted: December 15, 2013, 7:58 pm - IP Logged

                            Barbmac63,

                            The back of an Illinois Mega Millions playslip says "Multiply your non jackpot winnings by 2,3,4, or 5 with the MEGAPLIER."

                            JON D,

                            Let's say 15 people hit 5 + 0 Tuesday (Dec 17 2013) and 3 of the 15 have the Megaplier. Let's  say the Megaplier that night is 5. Do you reallyy think the 'house' isn't happy to payout $27 M  (3 with $15M and 12 with $1M) instead of paying out $75M?

                            Also, I was talking about the $! for the Megaplier for the indiviual player. That dollar is only going to 'hurt me' one two millinth or one five millionith of how it would hurt the lottery.

                            As far as 'funds for the public', the lottery brings in the money but very often the state practices voodoo accounting with that money. It's common foir those "Bux for education" to go into the school system on one end and an equal or greater amount to be taken out of the school system somewhere else. Very common.

                            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: December 15, 2013, 8:11 pm - IP Logged

                              Barbmac63,

                              The back of an Illinois Mega Millions playslip says "Multiply your non jackpot winnings by 2,3,4, or 5 with the MEGAPLIER."

                              JON D,

                              Let's say 15 people hit 5 + 0 Tuesday (Dec 17 2013) and 3 of the 15 have the Megaplier. Let's  say the Megaplier that night is 5. Do you reallyy think the 'house' isn't happy to payout $27 M  (3 with $15M and 12 with $1M) instead of paying out $75M?

                              Also, I was talking about the $! for the Megaplier for the indiviual player. That dollar is only going to 'hurt me' one two millinth or one five millionith of how it would hurt the lottery.

                              As far as 'funds for the public', the lottery brings in the money but very often the state practices voodoo accounting with that money. It's common foir those "Bux for education" to go into the school system on one end and an equal or greater amount to be taken out of the school system somewhere else. Very common.

                              True, with fixed prizes, the lottery can definitely get stung in the short term, regardless of the theoretical long term average payout of those prizes. Which is why they have liability limits in place. That wouldn't happen with pari-mutuel like CA has.

                              And yeah, like I said in earlier post, I don't criticise anyone either way if they choose to play MP/PP or not to play MP/PP, that is their personal gambling choice. I would not call it a sucker bet.(unlike some casino bets)

                              Also, sure, the percent they shave off the top of revenue for public funding, we just hope its being put to best use for the kid's education or seniors, etc. But knowing gvernment and waste...

                                 
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