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Tickets for MegaMillions should be $2 when Jackpot is over $500M.

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Posted: December 21, 2013, 1:37 am - IP Logged

My research and projections show that if tickets were increased to $2 at the $500M point, we would have a billion dollar jackpot every 8 months.  Keeping the game how it is, we can only expect a billion dollar jackpot every 24 months.

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    Posted: December 21, 2013, 6:58 pm - IP Logged

    My research and projections show that if tickets were increased to $2 at the $500M point, we would have a billion dollar jackpot every 8 months.  Keeping the game how it is, we can only expect a billion dollar jackpot every 24 months.

    Hmmmm....charge when the demand is high so Jackpot snipers will have to pay more....

    Maybe they should have to pay more since they did not pay to build up the Jackpot...

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      Posted: December 21, 2013, 7:00 pm - IP Logged

      25 cents would be cool.

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        Posted: December 21, 2013, 7:07 pm - IP Logged
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          Posted: December 21, 2013, 7:30 pm - IP Logged

          I see where you're coming from, but I'm not a big fan of that idea.

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            Posted: December 21, 2013, 9:42 pm - IP Logged

            My research and projections show that if tickets were increased to $2 at the $500M point, we would have a billion dollar jackpot every 8 months.  Keeping the game how it is, we can only expect a billion dollar jackpot every 24 months.

            I think you're wrong. Keeping the MM game with it's current matrix and $1 ticket price could very well produce a billion dollar jackpot by early March, 2014. 

            MM may end up having a few smaller jackpots won this coming year but the probability of having several billion dollar plus jackpots in the same calendar year is very conceivable.

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              Posted: December 21, 2013, 11:49 pm - IP Logged

              No.

              If you want higher amounts more often go to PowerBall and pay $2 there. This would also cause headaches when dealing with multidraw tickets.

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                Posted: December 22, 2013, 12:03 am - IP Logged

                My research and projections show that if tickets were increased to $2 at the $500M point, we would have a billion dollar jackpot every 8 months.  Keeping the game how it is, we can only expect a billion dollar jackpot every 24 months.

                Don't you think MegaMillions did their own research and projections before coming with their changes?

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                  Posted: December 22, 2013, 12:35 am - IP Logged

                  My research and projections show that if tickets were increased to $2 at the $500M point, we would have a billion dollar jackpot every 8 months.  Keeping the game how it is, we can only expect a billion dollar jackpot every 24 months.

                  Please don't give these people ideas about razing the price of a ticket.. they are making a killing off the backs of us as it is now.

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                    Posted: December 23, 2013, 1:13 pm - IP Logged

                    Don't you think MegaMillions did their own research and projections before coming with their changes?

                    Based on what they've said about the results of their research before introducing   enew matrix, I'm pretty sure they either don't know how to do good research or don't know how to interpret the results.

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                      Posted: December 23, 2013, 4:41 pm - IP Logged

                      I don't care if it ever gets to a billion dollars, I wish someone would win every draw .....me lol.

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                        Posted: December 23, 2013, 5:14 pm - IP Logged

                        My research and projections show that if tickets were increased to $2 at the $500M point, we would have a billion dollar jackpot every 8 months.  Keeping the game how it is, we can only expect a billion dollar jackpot every 24 months.

                        I only care if the jackpot is a billion dollars if I win, so the lowest amount would be just fine for me lol

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                          Posted: January 6, 2014, 9:31 am - IP Logged

                          My research and projections show that if tickets were increased to $2 at the $500M point, we would have a billion dollar jackpot every 8 months.  Keeping the game how it is, we can only expect a billion dollar jackpot every 24 months.

                          It would not only be impossible to arbitrarily change the ticket price in that manner, it also would be wrong and unfair. Sure, it sucks to hear an infrequent or first-time lottery player shout for Joy that they won, and on a $1 QP to throw more salt in the wounded psyche of die hard systems players! Only the president of the US can pull off such arbitrary tinkering of his problematic healthcare insurance law (cannot be called "affordable" nor <insert his last name>care[s]).

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                            Posted: January 6, 2014, 11:28 am - IP Logged

                            My research and projections show that if tickets were increased to $2 at the $500M point, we would have a billion dollar jackpot every 8 months.  Keeping the game how it is, we can only expect a billion dollar jackpot every 24 months.

                            We dont need to see a billion dollar jackpot every 6 mo. if it means we HAVE to pay an extra dollar. There is nothing wrong with the amount we pay now. I don't know anyone who would thumb their nose at winning a 15 million dollar jackpot for a dollar investment

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                              Posted: January 6, 2014, 12:00 pm - IP Logged

                              Sounds like price gouging.

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