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Millionaires - One Super Or More Minis?

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In a lottery with say $50 million jackpot, would you prefer ONE SUPER or 50 MINI MILLIONAIRES?

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Posted: June 14, 2014, 11:28 am - IP Logged

Make a choice between a SUPER millionaire and many mini millionaires. Consider values based on social responsibilities and impact on society.

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    Posted: June 14, 2014, 11:42 am - IP Logged

    Make a choice between a SUPER millionaire and many mini millionaires. Consider values based on social responsibilities and impact on society.

    I know I'm in the minority but I'd choose 50 millionaires.

    I say that because I'd like to have a better chance of actually winning something before I'm dead and bloated rather than a microscopic chance at multi-millions.

    And I don't give a rat's ass about social responsibilities or impact on society. What's that got to do with winning the lottery anyway?

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      Posted: June 14, 2014, 11:55 am - IP Logged

      I also choose 50 millionaires. It would be more money than what we have in the bank now.

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        Posted: June 14, 2014, 11:56 am - IP Logged

        A smaller game with a first price of a mini-Smile-million and with nice payouts for 3/6, 4/6 and 5/6, is pretty attractive to play. Let's not forget that the price for a combination <1$ would also be very appealing.

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          Posted: June 14, 2014, 12:23 pm - IP Logged

          A million is plenty for me!

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            Posted: June 14, 2014, 12:41 pm - IP Logged

            ONE SUPER, but with lottery starting JP at $100 million or above.

            "Understand... people are more complicated than the masks they wear in society... everyone is playing to win, and some people will use moral justifications to advance their side"

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              Posted: June 14, 2014, 12:52 pm - IP Logged

              I know I'm in the minority but I'd choose 50 millionaires.

              I say that because I'd like to have a better chance of actually winning something before I'm dead and bloated rather than a microscopic chance at multi-millions.

              And I don't give a rat's ass about social responsibilities or impact on society. What's that got to do with winning the lottery anyway?

              Definitely 50

              Ridgerunner, looks like so far only the minority has checked in, right now it's 7 to 0

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                Posted: June 14, 2014, 12:57 pm - IP Logged

                Apparently, we're getting a hybrid of what you're talking about in the U.S., a new MUSL game similar to Lotto Max.  Jackpot cap, and if the rollovers reach the cap, the number of secondary $1 million prizes keeps growing, so more people have chances to win $1 million.

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                  Posted: June 14, 2014, 1:05 pm - IP Logged

                  I would have to go with the one big winner mainly  because  if I were lucky enough to win, I would be splitting it with others and would also want to help my family, friends and church.  One. Million after taxes would not go that far.  On the other hand I would like to see many others be blessed.

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                    Posted: June 14, 2014, 3:47 pm - IP Logged

                    Winning the lottery is very difficult so I would like more people to realize the dream. The more millionaires the better.

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                      Posted: June 14, 2014, 5:03 pm - IP Logged

                      50     Mini

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                        Posted: June 14, 2014, 6:07 pm - IP Logged

                        The more the merrier.Smile

                        Here in Ireland 65% of the total "take" of the Irish Lottery funds social projects and executive salaries with around €4.4 billion funding projects since 1986. 

                        Lottery "officials" blame a fall in sales in 2013 on not enough rollovers. Sales were down 7% to €685m.

                        As usual the biggest losers regardless the prize size, is the punter.

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                          Posted: June 14, 2014, 8:42 pm - IP Logged

                          One big winner. If you want to win a million there's always the state lotto game. Which I also play.

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                            Posted: June 15, 2014, 6:45 am - IP Logged

                            I would have to go with the one big winner mainly  because  if I were lucky enough to win, I would be splitting it with others and would also want to help my family, friends and church.  One. Million after taxes would not go that far.  On the other hand I would like to see many others be blessed.

                            Im with you. I can go either way. I'd love to win a huge jackpot by myself and I also like to win a jackpot that is split up all over the place between me and others across the states.

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                              Posted: June 15, 2014, 9:17 am - IP Logged

                              ive been waiting for 1 big winner to split it with me, and it aint happening. i like the  tons of millionaires ea weeks draw.  sure i get attracted to huge jackpots. but i think a game that spread it around; and not in $3 prizes, would be really popular

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