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How can the lottery Mm and Pb even out the odds of other places winning?

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Posted: April 24, 2014, 11:57 am - IP Logged

Nice powerball jackpot win for the one of the same locations. Florida

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    Posted: April 24, 2014, 12:43 pm - IP Logged

    How about a extra rolling ball that rolls across a map of the usa and where it stops will be the location of the winning jackpot.  Mmmmmmmmm

    I have to agree with you. It is becoming a big problem having the same states winning Mega Millions and Powerball. Lottery players are leaving MM and PB for local games.

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      Posted: April 24, 2014, 1:04 pm - IP Logged

      Their bigger and better slogan isn't working. Watching paint dry and grass grow has become more exciting then Lotto.

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        Posted: April 24, 2014, 2:49 pm - IP Logged

        Yes I agree, lottery will lose more and more people in other states if things don't change.

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          Yes I agree, lottery will lose more and more people in other states if things don't change.

          I did not spend any money on the last Powerball jackpot. $148M zero chance.

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            What you're advocating for is UNFAIRNESS.

            Right now, each person's pick has an equal chance of winning as any other person's pick. Remember, PEOPLE win jackpots, not STATES.

            So you want to make it so that low population density places like Montana have an equal chance of winning as high population places like New York? That means that for the poor people in high density urban places, their pick and wager counts for LESS than someone who lives on a farm in a small rural town. Is that fair? I think not.

            "What you're advocating for is UNFAIRNESS."

            They want MUSL to cheat because that is the only way this dumb idea could work.

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              Posted: April 26, 2014, 8:49 am - IP Logged

              How is this cheating????

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                Posted: April 26, 2014, 9:32 am - IP Logged

                Last 7 years at a glance: (Includes Today) Combinded MM & PB

                 

                c2007-2014 HitsPopPop%5+05+05+15+1Total 
                  nameRankTotalOf PopHits$$$Hits$$$SSS
                  California138,332,52112.78%893$248,262,20221.3$2,645,000,000$2,893,262,202
                  New York319,651,1276.55%944$321,750,00023.0$2,191,000,000$2,512,750,000
                  New Jersey118,899,3392.97%508$169,100,00011.9$1,886,433,330$2,055,533,330
                  Florida419,552,8606.52%324$159,900,0007.8$1,523,166,667$1,683,066,667
                  Georgia89,992,1673.33%356$121,350,00010.0$1,311,000,000$1,432,350,000
                  Michigan99,895,6223.30%336$107,550,00010.5$1,022,500,000$1,130,050,000
                  Ohio711,570,8083.86%357$110,100,0007.8$967,500,000$1,077,600,000
                  Missouri186,044,1712.01%192$62,300,0004.5$975,750,000$1,038,050,000
                  Maryland195,928,8141.98%227$76,650,0006.8$882,170,000$958,820,000
                  Indiana166,570,9022.19%166$55,900,0005.5$878,500,000$934,400,000
                  Virginia128,260,4052.75%283$93,700,0005.8$828,500,000$922,200,000
                  Pennsylvania612,773,8014.26%444$151,150,0007.5$661,500,000$812,650,000
                  Texas226,448,1938.82%443$153,450,0007.3$602,500,000$755,950,000
                  South Carolina  244,774,8391.59%142$46,650,0004.0$709,000,000$755,650,000
                  Illinois512,882,1354.29%389$129,300,0004.8$515,170,000$644,470,000
                  Minnesota215,420,3801.81%122$38,250,0002.3$558,466,665$596,716,665
                  Rhode Island431,051,5110.35%59$16,050,0003.0$551,000,000$567,050,000
                  Iowa303,090,4161.03%125$46,800,0002.0$440,000,000$486,800,000
                  Arizona156,626,6242.21%194$67,300,0002.5$403,750,000$471,050,000
                  Connecticut293,596,0801.20%72$31,750,0004.0$354,200,000$385,950,000
                  North Carolina109,848,0603.28%283$90,300,0003.5$294,500,000$384,800,000
                  West Virginia381,854,3040.62%67$23,200,0002.0$355,000,000$378,200,000
                  Kansas332,893,9570.96%32$11,100,0001.3$314,670,000$325,770,000
                  Louisiana254,625,4701.54%158$52,750,0004.3$244,666,666$297,416,666
                  New Mexico362,085,2870.70%67$22,750,0002.0$270,000,000$292,750,000
                  Kentucky264,395,2951.47%155$50,300,0003.5$234,500,000$284,800,000
                  Massachusetts146,692,8242.23%223$74,250,0004.0$198,500,000$272,750,000
                  Oklahoma283,850,5681.28%93$33,700,0003.0$222,800,000$256,500,000
                  South Dakota  46844,8770.28%20$5,800,0001.0$232,000,000$237,800,000
                  Oregon273,930,0651.31%76$24,650,0001.0$183,000,000$207,650,000
                  Delaware45925,7490.31%47$14,850,0001.8$153,166,667$168,016,667
                  Washington DC49646,4490.22%39$12,050,0001.0$143,000,000$155,050,000
                  Wisconsin205,742,7131.91%146$44,400,0003.0$100,000,000$144,400,000
                  Tennessee176,495,9782.17%171$50,650,0001.0$61,000,000$111,650,000
                  New Hampshire421,323,4590.44%64$23,550,0001.0$68,000,000$91,550,000
                  Nebraska391,868,5160.62%70$26,500,0000.5$61,000,000$87,500,000
                  Colorado225,268,3671.76%117$40,300,0001.0$20,000,000$60,300,000
                  Montana441,015,1650.34%26$6,100,0000.5$48,500,000$54,600,000
                  Arkansas322,959,3730.99%85$27,300,0001.0$25,000,000$52,300,000
                  Washington136,971,4062.32%126$43,700,0000.0$0$43,700,000
                  Idaho391,612,1360.54%59$24,300,0000.0$0$24,300,000
                  Maine411,328,3020.44%23$6,250,0000.0$0$6,250,000
                  North Dakota  48723,3930.24%17$5,100,0000.0$0$5,100,000
                  Vermont50626,6300.21%15$4,850,0000.0$0$4,850,000
                  US Virgin IslandN/A106,4050.04%2$1,250,0000.0$0$1,250,000
                      #######100.00%8,757$2,927,212,202188$23,136,409,995$26,063,622,197

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

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                  Posted: April 26, 2014, 9:51 am - IP Logged

                  Last 7 years at a glance: (Includes Today) Combinded MM & PB

                   

                  c2007-2014 HitsPopPop%5+05+05+15+1Total 
                    nameRankTotalOf PopHits$$$Hits$$$SSS
                    California138,332,52112.78%893$248,262,20221.3$2,645,000,000$2,893,262,202
                    New York319,651,1276.55%944$321,750,00023.0$2,191,000,000$2,512,750,000
                    New Jersey118,899,3392.97%508$169,100,00011.9$1,886,433,330$2,055,533,330
                    Florida419,552,8606.52%324$159,900,0007.8$1,523,166,667$1,683,066,667
                    Georgia89,992,1673.33%356$121,350,00010.0$1,311,000,000$1,432,350,000
                    Michigan99,895,6223.30%336$107,550,00010.5$1,022,500,000$1,130,050,000
                    Ohio711,570,8083.86%357$110,100,0007.8$967,500,000$1,077,600,000
                    Missouri186,044,1712.01%192$62,300,0004.5$975,750,000$1,038,050,000
                    Maryland195,928,8141.98%227$76,650,0006.8$882,170,000$958,820,000
                    Indiana166,570,9022.19%166$55,900,0005.5$878,500,000$934,400,000
                    Virginia128,260,4052.75%283$93,700,0005.8$828,500,000$922,200,000
                    Pennsylvania612,773,8014.26%444$151,150,0007.5$661,500,000$812,650,000
                    Texas226,448,1938.82%443$153,450,0007.3$602,500,000$755,950,000
                    South Carolina  244,774,8391.59%142$46,650,0004.0$709,000,000$755,650,000
                    Illinois512,882,1354.29%389$129,300,0004.8$515,170,000$644,470,000
                    Minnesota215,420,3801.81%122$38,250,0002.3$558,466,665$596,716,665
                    Rhode Island431,051,5110.35%59$16,050,0003.0$551,000,000$567,050,000
                    Iowa303,090,4161.03%125$46,800,0002.0$440,000,000$486,800,000
                    Arizona156,626,6242.21%194$67,300,0002.5$403,750,000$471,050,000
                    Connecticut293,596,0801.20%72$31,750,0004.0$354,200,000$385,950,000
                    North Carolina109,848,0603.28%283$90,300,0003.5$294,500,000$384,800,000
                    West Virginia381,854,3040.62%67$23,200,0002.0$355,000,000$378,200,000
                    Kansas332,893,9570.96%32$11,100,0001.3$314,670,000$325,770,000
                    Louisiana254,625,4701.54%158$52,750,0004.3$244,666,666$297,416,666
                    New Mexico362,085,2870.70%67$22,750,0002.0$270,000,000$292,750,000
                    Kentucky264,395,2951.47%155$50,300,0003.5$234,500,000$284,800,000
                    Massachusetts146,692,8242.23%223$74,250,0004.0$198,500,000$272,750,000
                    Oklahoma283,850,5681.28%93$33,700,0003.0$222,800,000$256,500,000
                    South Dakota  46844,8770.28%20$5,800,0001.0$232,000,000$237,800,000
                    Oregon273,930,0651.31%76$24,650,0001.0$183,000,000$207,650,000
                    Delaware45925,7490.31%47$14,850,0001.8$153,166,667$168,016,667
                    Washington DC49646,4490.22%39$12,050,0001.0$143,000,000$155,050,000
                    Wisconsin205,742,7131.91%146$44,400,0003.0$100,000,000$144,400,000
                    Tennessee176,495,9782.17%171$50,650,0001.0$61,000,000$111,650,000
                    New Hampshire421,323,4590.44%64$23,550,0001.0$68,000,000$91,550,000
                    Nebraska391,868,5160.62%70$26,500,0000.5$61,000,000$87,500,000
                    Colorado225,268,3671.76%117$40,300,0001.0$20,000,000$60,300,000
                    Montana441,015,1650.34%26$6,100,0000.5$48,500,000$54,600,000
                    Arkansas322,959,3730.99%85$27,300,0001.0$25,000,000$52,300,000
                    Washington136,971,4062.32%126$43,700,0000.0$0$43,700,000
                    Idaho391,612,1360.54%59$24,300,0000.0$0$24,300,000
                    Maine411,328,3020.44%23$6,250,0000.0$0$6,250,000
                    North Dakota  48723,3930.24%17$5,100,0000.0$0$5,100,000
                    Vermont50626,6300.21%15$4,850,0000.0$0$4,850,000
                    US Virgin IslandN/A106,4050.04%2$1,250,0000.0$0$1,250,000
                        #######100.00%8,757$2,927,212,202188$23,136,409,995$26,063,622,197

                  We knew when Cali joined in NY would have to battle for the top, but we never expected NJ to be close. Poor TX.

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                    Posted: April 26, 2014, 10:01 am - IP Logged

                    I may-be missing your meanning for poor tx. I say poor vermont.

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                      Posted: April 26, 2014, 10:18 am - IP Logged

                      I may-be missing your meanning for poor tx. I say poor vermont.

                      Actually, Vermont and North Dakota are right where they should be at the bottom. Low population, low sales contribution: no bucks, no Buck Rogers.

                      Texas is a little low because of lower spending per capita than the top states. Cali just barely ekes out a top spot even though it has even lower per capita spending than Texas.

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                        Posted: April 26, 2014, 10:27 am - IP Logged

                        I may-be missing your meanning for poor tx. I say poor vermont.

                        I hear people saying bigger population means more wins but not with TX.

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                          Posted: April 26, 2014, 11:21 am - IP Logged

                          If you look at the chart, Texas is in a better place than alot other places.

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                            Posted: April 26, 2014, 11:23 am - IP Logged

                            Fja, thanks for the chart work.

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                              Posted: April 26, 2014, 12:30 pm - IP Logged

                              Kick the following states out:

                              California
                              New York
                              Florida
                              Georgia
                              Maryland
                              New Jersey

                              Problem solved!

                              why would you want states kicked out when it's just too easy to win the lottery? LOL

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