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Power ball /mega millions Merger

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Elkins,WV
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Posted: May 25, 2014, 3:29 pm - IP Logged

Rumors are stirring nationwide that powerball and mega millions lotteries are in talks to merger and become the first national lottery with jackpots in the billions!

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    Posted: May 25, 2014, 3:37 pm - IP Logged

    I thought I read that they were keeping those two games separate, but MUSL is working on a new game with a ticket price of ~$5.

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      Posted: May 25, 2014, 5:21 pm - IP Logged

      No question it's going to happen its just a matter of when!

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        Posted: May 25, 2014, 5:32 pm - IP Logged

        If players are forced to play one game I doubt it will reach a billion.

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          Posted: May 25, 2014, 11:08 pm - IP Logged

          Cool, I can win billions instead of millions .... I like that $$$$$

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            Posted: May 25, 2014, 11:50 pm - IP Logged

            Assuming, for the sake of argument, that this is true:

            If a single play costs over $2, I'll stick with the state games.  I'll become one of those people who only plays the national game when the jackpot is ludicrously large.

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              Posted: May 26, 2014, 12:27 am - IP Logged

              lol......you've been saying that for over 2 years! http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/243789

              Unless you have a source for these "rumors"?

              There will be no single game that replaces PB and MM in the near future. For the time being it is more profitable to be diversified in game choices. The industry is in talks wanting a MUSL and Mega Millions Group merger, but this is not merging games but rather merging leadership.

              The new national $5 game is launching in October and I believe is being administered by MUSL. It will be similar to Lotto Max in Canada. So no billion dollar jackpot but rather more million dollar winners. PB and MM are sticking around.

              At the moment they do NOT want a jackpot in the billions as this will accelerate jackpot fatigue trend....so they will not design a game to do so.

              If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
              If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

              2016: -48.28% (13 tickets) ||
              P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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                Posted: May 26, 2014, 11:14 am - IP Logged

                I agree with you lottometro 100%, except for the part as far as not playing when the jackpot is small. Take what you can get.

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                  Posted: May 26, 2014, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

                  For me the lottery games are number games that I can play for fun and eventually win small to big for little money.
                  If they charge more than one euro or dollar for a combination, this is no fun for me anymore. I prefer paying for a cup of coffee than for a combination Euromillions. I would love to play lotto with 50 cents a combination again.

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                    Posted: May 26, 2014, 7:21 pm - IP Logged

                    If the new $5 national game I've been hearing about is like Lotto Max, even with a higher cap and more Maxmillion-type draws, I predict it won't do well in the U.S.  Just sayin'.

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                      Posted: June 3, 2014, 10:22 pm - IP Logged

                      If the new $5 national game I've been hearing about is like Lotto Max, even with a higher cap and more Maxmillion-type draws, I predict it won't do well in the U.S.  Just sayin'.

                      The cap is going to be the same....$50 million. Overall odds of winning will actually be worse though. Should be interesting.

                      If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
                      If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

                      2016: -48.28% (13 tickets) ||
                      P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1