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Mega Millions Odds

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Does anyone like the changes to Mega Millions and do you think the jackpot will reach 1 Billion?

Yes [ 5 ]  [18.52%]
No [ 5 ]  [18.52%]
Maybe [ 5 ]  [18.52%]
Someone will win on Tuesday [ 1 ]  [3.70%]
I like the higher jackpots! [ 4 ]  [14.81%]
I like the old matrix. [ 2 ]  [7.41%]
It's Just a cash cow for the MUSL [ 4 ]  [14.81%]
Other/Explain [ 1 ]  [3.70%]
Total Valid Votes [ 27 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 3 ]  
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Posted: December 14, 2013, 9:05 am - IP Logged

I don't really care for the changes to Mega Millions. They already have astronomical odds of winning and to decrease the odds seems like a money grab. They know the higher the jackpot is the more people will spend on lottery tickets. It's like moving the goal posts 15 yards back on a team trying to score a field goal to win a game. (Not the best analogy but a lot of truth to it.) My opinion is that it will break the record and reach the 1 Billion dollar mark and everyone will get in a frenzy buying lottery tickets. It's just what the folks that changed the game wanted. The only real winners is the state lotteries that have Mega Millions and the govt who will more than likely get over 300 million when the jackpot is finally hit. It's a win-win for them regardless! That being said....I have to go. Got to put in my order for Tuesday's drawing!

                   

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    Posted: December 14, 2013, 9:29 am - IP Logged

    Does anyone like the changes to Mega Millions and do you think the jackpot will reach 1 Billion?

     

    YES/NOSmash They will say someone won but then never claims LOL

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      Posted: December 14, 2013, 10:25 am - IP Logged

      Does anyone like the changes to Mega Millions and do you think the jackpot will reach 1 Billion?

       

      YES/NOSmash They will say someone won but then never claims LOL

      "To win or not to win, that is the question!" - Willy Lottospeare

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        Posted: December 14, 2013, 8:01 pm - IP Logged

        Does anyone like the changes to Mega Millions? 

        I think I know who are liking the changes to MM. The lottery commissions. 3  jackpot win a year is what will be the new norm.

                                                                                              do you think the jackpot will reach 1 Billion?

        Yes. The JP will reach $1B.

        That money's gone fo ever

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          Posted: December 14, 2013, 11:16 pm - IP Logged

          Again, on a odds per dollar, MM has better odds than PB.

          For the price of one PB ticket you can buy 2 MM tickets which will bring the odds down to 1:129million better than the 1:175 million for PB

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            Posted: December 15, 2013, 6:40 am - IP Logged

            I like the changes only if I win, because I'll likely be the sole winner.

            If I don't win, changes are horrible.

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              Posted: December 15, 2013, 9:07 am - IP Logged

              It's a small sample set, but they are correct, you do win more money...

              Before the change I used to loose 90% of what I played...Now I only loose 85%!!!Cheers

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                Posted: December 15, 2013, 9:30 am - IP Logged

                Congratulations to your 85% loss!