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Big MM/PB Jackpots: 1 winner, or spread the wealth?

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What do you think about the current big half billion MM/PB jackpots typically won by a single winner

Keep it like it is, 1 winner takes it all [ 12 ]  [41.38%]
Need to change so more people can be millionaires [ 11 ]  [37.93%]
Cap the Jackpot, and roll it down to lower prizes [ 1 ]  [3.45%]
Something in the middle (see below) [ 3 ]  [10.34%]
Other [ 2 ]  [6.90%]
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Posted: December 16, 2013, 6:10 pm - IP Logged

Yeah, the prize structure is really lopsided and top heavy. the Option A just kicks in when they got what they wanted, a big jackpot, to restore some of the money taken out of the other tiers to boost the JP.

For MM 50% of sales goes to prizes, with the lion's share to the top Jackpot tier:

PrizesOdds 1 inPrizePercent
$85,000,000 258,890,8505 + Mega32.58%
$1,000,000 18,492,2045 of 55.41%
$5,000 739,6884 + Mega0.68%
$500 52,8354 of 50.95%
$50 10,7203 + Mega0.47%
$5 7663 of 50.65%
$5 4732 + Mega1.06%
$2 561 + Mega3.54%
$1 21Mega4.67%

CA is slightly different being pari-mutuel.

JD: 

 

              Thumbs Up    Prize Structure Lopsided and Top Heavy   Thumbs Down

SIMPLE FiX D Problem:                      ADJUST the DISTRIBUTION

(1) When the JP hits $500 million*, allow 2 winners 4D first $250 million based on time stamp on UR ticket!

(2) All other JP 5+1 and JP 5+0 tickets would split remain'g $250 million EQUALLY reguardless of time date!

(3) Other JP 4+0 ticket holders would split JP over $500 million* EQUALLY reguardless of how many tickets,

      Yes when U have only ONE JP 5+1 ticket holder, they win the TOTAL 1/2 of the $500 million equal $250.

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    Posted: December 16, 2013, 6:57 pm - IP Logged

    I think just like the 656 MILS JP this will have 2 or 3 winners maybe more.

    No need to change the structure.

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      Posted: December 16, 2013, 7:54 pm - IP Logged

      I'd be happy with 5-0, but I would like to see multiple winners

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        Posted: December 16, 2013, 9:16 pm - IP Logged

        I say spread the wealth.

        Would you like to see 1 person out of ten wearing a life saver vest on, swaying back and forth in an angry sea, or all ten persons wearing one?

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          Posted: December 16, 2013, 9:22 pm - IP Logged

          Nothing ruins a lottery faster than share the wealth ideas if taken seriously by those running them.   Ohio had a great game with its Super Lotto back in the day when someone decided $20M was enough one ticket to win and leave something for the next winners.  Even PB got rid of their cap idea when they changed their matrix to get bigger jackpots faster.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: December 16, 2013, 9:30 pm - IP Logged

            Nothing ruins a lottery faster than share the wealth ideas if taken seriously by those running them.   Ohio had a great game with its Super Lotto back in the day when someone decided $20M was enough one ticket to win and leave something for the next winners.  Even PB got rid of their cap idea when they changed their matrix to get bigger jackpots faster.

            Green laugh20 million isn't enough?

            Take home 8 Mil lump sum after taxes?

            How much are you making now? lol

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              Posted: December 17, 2013, 4:18 am - IP Logged

              What do you think about the current big half billion MM/PB jackpots typically won by a single winner

              Keep it like it is, 1 winner takes it all

              There are enough games out there to satisfy everyone's needs so I voted keep it as it is, winner takes it all. I'll tell though that I love seeing people who have been playing together as a pool winning. I'm no communist, at least I don't think I am, but I do like to see team work winning. I am a big sports fan so you can see where that comes from.

              That money's gone fo ever

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                Posted: December 17, 2013, 5:10 am - IP Logged

                Spread it out. The one winner take all way it goes stinks. When I play multi tickets when the jackpot rises (5 tickets max lately)

                I already know my chances are slim. When the jp goes out and I see it went to one person with the betting frenzy that takes

                place when it rises so high, I get sick and ask myself why I even play anymore than ONE ticket.

                One person winning seems enough to me to turn more people off multiple ticket purchases. I wonder how many have changed

                their game plan and went from buying 10-20 to just 1? There are enough people out there who will continue to buy up tickets

                like crazy when the jp is crazy but just wonder if the reality of one person winning sunk in and players adjusted their play styles

                accordingly.

                I'd rather see a lot of winners splitting a jp. Doesn't it make anyone wonder how in the world with so many tickets purchased,

                how just one winds up winner and why with the frenzy in the weeks prior, there weren't any winners? Same frenzy, different

                day when jp's rise like this. I'll take my chance at it but just one. Good luck to anyone playing!

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                  Posted: December 17, 2013, 5:20 am - IP Logged

                  Once it gets $500 million - SPREAD it out amoung the winners.. imagine you played and hit 3 or 4 numbers and hit for a couple thousand!!! 

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                    Posted: December 17, 2013, 5:31 am - IP Logged

                    Tis the season to be jolly I say let a few people win.

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                      Posted: December 17, 2013, 6:34 pm - IP Logged

                      Tis the season to be jolly I say let a few people win.

                      I Agree!

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