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Why does the Mega Millions Jackpot not start at $40 mil?

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Posted: March 24, 2014, 12:10 am - IP Logged

If PB can do it- why not MM?

What is the issue- anyone know?

By now the powers that be must know that the public is behind this new format- why not show their true colors by starting above the paltry $15 mil? The starting price is an insult..IMHO compared to PB.

Thoughts?


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      because

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        Greed!!!.

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          Posted: March 24, 2014, 1:30 am - IP Logged

          If PB can do it- why not MM?

          What is the issue- anyone know?

          By now the powers that be must know that the public is behind this new format- why not show their true colors by starting above the paltry $15 mil? The starting price is an insult..IMHO compared to PB.

          Thoughts?

          When they change the matrix they also change the starting jackpot amount.

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            Posted: March 24, 2014, 6:28 am - IP Logged

            You answered your own question- The public is not baulking at the new format.....my guess is that their next move is $2 per ticket, and then they will raise the starting price to grease the skids....

            "Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields                      

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              You answered your own question- The public is not baulking at the new format.....my guess is that their next move is $2 per ticket, and then they will raise the starting price to grease the skids....

              Yep

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                Posted: March 24, 2014, 7:29 am - IP Logged

                If PB can do it- why not MM?

                What is the issue- anyone know?

                By now the powers that be must know that the public is behind this new format- why not show their true colors by starting above the paltry $15 mil? The starting price is an insult..IMHO compared to PB.

                Thoughts?

                Yeah I'd hate to see the MM price to go up to $2 buck, or rather $3 with the megaplier. What wrong with 15 million? Nobody on here has that amount of money, it's money than any of us here make in a year, and my final question is "If it was you that won the 15 million...would you be calling it paltry?Me? I'd take it and shut my mouth and consider that I was the luckiest person on earth. My philosophy is that any "jackpot" is a is worth winning, its more than we'd ever earn on our own

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                  Yeah I'd hate to see the MM price to go up to $2 buck, or rather $3 with the megaplier. What wrong with 15 million? Nobody on here has that amount of money, it's money than any of us here make in a year, and my final question is "If it was you that won the 15 million...would you be calling it paltry?Me? I'd take it and shut my mouth and consider that I was the luckiest person on earth. My philosophy is that any "jackpot" is a is worth winning, its more than we'd ever earn on our own

                  Winning a $15 million jackpot does not equate to having $15 million in the bank. The cash option after all taxes are factored in would leave the winner with roughly $5 million. You may not be worth anything close to $5 million but I am willing to bet there are some L.P. members who are.

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                    Posted: March 24, 2014, 8:21 am - IP Logged

                    Yeah I'd hate to see the MM price to go up to $2 buck, or rather $3 with the megaplier. What wrong with 15 million? Nobody on here has that amount of money, it's money than any of us here make in a year, and my final question is "If it was you that won the 15 million...would you be calling it paltry?Me? I'd take it and shut my mouth and consider that I was the luckiest person on earth. My philosophy is that any "jackpot" is a is worth winning, its more than we'd ever earn on our own

                    I Agree!

                    Cash value on 15 mil is about 8.3 mil. About 5 mil after all the taxes are paid.

                    Instant retirement for me.

                    I'm ok with that.

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                      I Agree!

                      Cash value on 15 mil is about 8.3 mil. About 5 mil after all the taxes are paid.

                      Instant retirement for me.

                      I'm ok with that.

                      I Agree!

                      $5 million in the bank would work for me as well! I would still keep my day job (mother/housewife). Smile

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                        You answered your own question- The public is not baulking at the new format.....my guess is that their next move is $2 per ticket, and then they will raise the starting price to grease the skids....

                        Thanks for your response fja- but you know as well as l that the price structure was put in " before" people did not balk at the starting rate or the appeal of the JP.So the question remains.

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                          Posted: March 24, 2014, 10:16 am - IP Logged

                          Yeah I'd hate to see the MM price to go up to $2 buck, or rather $3 with the megaplier. What wrong with 15 million? Nobody on here has that amount of money, it's money than any of us here make in a year, and my final question is "If it was you that won the 15 million...would you be calling it paltry?Me? I'd take it and shut my mouth and consider that I was the luckiest person on earth. My philosophy is that any "jackpot" is a is worth winning, its more than we'd ever earn on our own

                          The question is not whether one would refuse $15 mil Shelby, its why it cannot start at  $25-$30 mil given the odds?

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                            Posted: March 24, 2014, 11:53 am - IP Logged

                            If PB can do it- why not MM?

                            What is the issue- anyone know?

                            By now the powers that be must know that the public is behind this new format- why not show their true colors by starting above the paltry $15 mil? The starting price is an insult..IMHO compared to PB.

                            Thoughts?

                            How can the starting jackpot be an insult to anyone who is willing to buy a ticket when the jackpot is $15M?   If you don't like the starting jackpot, don't start playing until it reaches the amount you would be willing spent a dollar for a ticket.

                             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                               
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                              Posted: March 24, 2014, 12:19 pm - IP Logged

                              How can the starting jackpot be an insult to anyone who is willing to buy a ticket when the jackpot is $15M?   If you don't like the starting jackpot, don't start playing until it reaches the amount you would be willing spent a dollar for a ticket.

                              For a JP with these odds? Of course its an insult in my opinion, and opinions are like noses, everyone has one.
                              PB is $2.00 with a better starting JP, so why can't MM raise their's? They may say it only cost a buck..but once again take a look at the odds compared to that of PB...hope you get my drift.
                              Peace.