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The new odds for Mega Millions have been a failure!

Topic closed. 38 replies. Last post 2 years ago by maringoman.

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Posted: June 29, 2014, 5:14 pm - IP Logged

Enjoy playing MM while you can bc it's going bankrupt.

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    Posted: June 30, 2014, 9:55 am - IP Logged

    Enjoy playing MM while you can bc it's going bankrupt.

    That's even easier to do in Ohio which is running a MM promotion buy 2 get 1 free.  Buying 2 $1 tickets gets you 1 free which makes the cost of a ticket 67¢.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: June 30, 2014, 12:08 pm - IP Logged

      That's even easier to do in Ohio which is running a MM promotion buy 2 get 1 free.  Buying 2 $1 tickets gets you 1 free which makes the cost of a ticket 67¢.

      RJOh,

      I really don't understand why Ohio has been running that promo, which hurts Classic Lotto sales. Weren't they running that when Classic Lotto had the big jackpot going?

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        Posted: June 30, 2014, 5:10 pm - IP Logged

        RJOh,

        I really don't understand why Ohio has been running that promo, which hurts Classic Lotto sales. Weren't they running that when Classic Lotto had the big jackpot going?

        Yes it started last month after OCL reached $70M and it was decided to continue it this month before its jackpot was won.  I may be making a bigger deal of it than it deserves because it only for MM tickets brought on drawing nights between 7:30 PM and 10:45 PM, in fact I've brought tickets at three different places with six or more different clerks and each time they act surprised to see the free tickets printing.

        I checked LottoReport website and Ohio's MM tickets sales seem about the same per jackpot size as they were before the promotion started.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: June 30, 2014, 8:15 pm - IP Logged

          Yes it started last month after OCL reached $70M and it was decided to continue it this month before its jackpot was won.  I may be making a bigger deal of it than it deserves because it only for MM tickets brought on drawing nights between 7:30 PM and 10:45 PM, in fact I've brought tickets at three different places with six or more different clerks and each time they act surprised to see the free tickets printing.

          I checked LottoReport website and Ohio's MM tickets sales seem about the same per jackpot size as they were before the promotion started.

          Looks like May and June were the only months for the MM promotion, tomorrow starts a new month and the promotion has been removed from the pop-ups.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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            Posted: July 2, 2014, 12:54 pm - IP Logged

            Enjoy playing MM while you can bc it's going bankrupt.

            How do you figure that will happen?

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: July 3, 2014, 10:34 pm - IP Logged

              I only play MegaMillions and Powerball on my own when the jackpots break $100million. The rest of the time, I play in my lottery club at work.

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                Posted: July 22, 2014, 4:59 pm - IP Logged

                Not surprising, been saying it'd be like this since they made the initial announcement. Not so different from when Powerball tried the same thing and it failed miserably. They'll probably change it again next year.

                You can't predict random.

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                  Posted: July 22, 2014, 5:17 pm - IP Logged

                  Not surprising, been saying it'd be like this since they made the initial announcement. Not so different from when Powerball tried the same thing and it failed miserably. They'll probably change it again next year.

                  I don't even know why they need to change. For every $2 spent on a PB ticket, the states only put in $1 towards the jackpot. And then if the winner happens to be a local, the state gets state income taxes (save for a small bunch of states).

                  That money's gone fo ever