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Mega Millions / Powerball Merge

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Posted: July 20, 2014, 3:59 pm - IP Logged

Do you think a merger between Powerball and Mega Millions will happen?

With both jackpots getting hit so often it's time to make a merger or some changes.

What may work would be to use the Mega Millions matrix 5/75 and 1/15 but, make each ticket $2 instead $1 and make
the drawing 3 times a week M-W-SAT. and the jackpot would start at $40-$50 million.
Payouts would be adjusted to match the ticket increase.

You could call it Mega Powerball and then the regular Powerball would be phased out.

Any thoughts?

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    Posted: July 20, 2014, 4:12 pm - IP Logged

    They might have to end both and start something new if jackpots don't start growing soon.

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      Posted: July 20, 2014, 7:31 pm - IP Logged

      Only been over $300+ million 2 rounds this year. Sales are weaker for comparable headline jackpot levels and it's taking more rollovers to reach similar levels than last year.

      These games are just too similar, it's pointless to have two growing separate. But having 2 games provides more revenue, they should just come up with an alternative game and combine these 2.

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        Posted: July 20, 2014, 10:47 pm - IP Logged

        If the only matrix is 5/75 + 1/15 the 5/75 is going to drive a lot of players away.

        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

        Lep

        There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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          Posted: July 21, 2014, 6:56 am - IP Logged

          Do you think a merger between Powerball and Mega Millions will happen?

          With both jackpots getting hit so often it's time to make a merger or some changes.

          What may work would be to use the Mega Millions matrix 5/75 and 1/15 but, make each ticket $2 instead $1 and make
          the drawing 3 times a week M-W-SAT. and the jackpot would start at $40-$50 million.
          Payouts would be adjusted to match the ticket increase.

          You could call it Mega Powerball and then the regular Powerball would be phased out.

          Any thoughts?

          Interesting question...Im wondering though what they would call it? Mega ball is a good one, Power Millions? Mega power?

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            Posted: July 21, 2014, 12:54 pm - IP Logged

            A 1 in <80 million game with lower jackpots

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              Posted: July 21, 2014, 12:57 pm - IP Logged

              There was a news that a new $5 game going to come up.

               

              I do not personally understand why people want to see $300 million jackpots? Even $50 million is good to win!