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Poll: New National Game October 19th - Will You Play?

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Will you play the upcoming national MONOPOLY Millionaires' Club game?

Definitely! [ 18 ]  [21.18%]
Maybe, I don't know. [ 21 ]  [24.71%]
No, $5 is too much for a ticket! [ 34 ]  [40.00%]
Depends on how it lives up to its claims. [ 12 ]  [14.12%]
Total Valid Votes [ 85 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 7 ]  
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Posted: August 16, 2014, 3:53 pm - IP Logged

As you all know, the new national game by MUSL, MONOPOLY Millionaires' Club, is launching October 19th and will draw once weekly on Friday nights. The game is RNG, and players choose (or QP) 5 from 52 balls; the secondary bonus pool features 1 from 28 Monopoly properties and will be quick pick-only. It will cost $5 per ticket, feature annuity jackpots between $15 million and $25 million (top odds around 1 in 72.8 million), and claims the potential for hundreds of millionaire "Club" winners (minimum 10 winners, increasing by 2 each drawing; wins only when jackpot gets hit, however). Overall odds are about 1 in 10, the total player payout is 50%, and there will be instant/website-based second chance opportunities outside the main drawing.

There are 20 states signed up to participate thus far, so some are missing from this list. But as of today, the game is launching in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Iowa, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, South Dakota (I think; pretty sure), and New Hampshire (I think; pretty sure). Virginia, Ohio and Delaware are expected to join next year. Illinois, Florida and California are still considering joining either this year or next. The accompanying game show will be hosted by Billy Gardell and launch in 2015.

There has been some light discussion regarding the game before but as a broader topic, do you think you are going to play? Why or why not?

Have fun Big Smile

P.S. The website for the new game will be http://www.playmmc.com

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: August 16, 2014, 4:19 pm - IP Logged

    May-be not, at this point I'm not too happy with national games.

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      Posted: August 16, 2014, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

      As you all know, the new national game by MUSL, MONOPOLY Millionaires' Club, is launching October 19th and will draw once weekly on Friday nights. The game is RNG, and players choose (or QP) 5 from 52 balls; the secondary bonus pool features 1 from 28 Monopoly properties and will be quick pick-only. It will cost $5 per ticket, feature annuity jackpots between $15 million and $25 million (top odds around 1 in 72.8 million), and claims the potential for hundreds of millionaire "Club" winners (minimum 10 winners, increasing by 2 each drawing; wins only when jackpot gets hit, however). Overall odds are about 1 in 10, the total player payout is 50%, and there will be instant/website-based second chance opportunities outside the main drawing.

      There are 20 states signed up to participate thus far, so some are missing from this list. But as of today, the game is launching in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Iowa, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, South Dakota (I think; pretty sure), and New Hampshire (I think; pretty sure). Virginia, Ohio and Delaware are expected to join next year. Illinois, Florida and California are still considering joining either this year or next. The accompanying game show will be hosted by Billy Gardell and launch in 2015.

      There has been some light discussion regarding the game before but as a broader topic, do you think you are going to play? Why or why not?

      Have fun Big Smile

      P.S. The website for the new game will be http://www.playmmc.com

      Can't say I won't play, but it really depends on how much the other 9 secondary prizes pay because the odds of winning more than $25 million jackpot prize are better by buying 5 MM tickets. The chances of winning $1 million with one $5 ticket are much worse than trying to win $1 million with 5 MM tickets because it can only be on the nights when the jackpot is won.

      The conditions that players can select 5 of the 52 numbers, but can't select one of the 28 properties IMO will stop many potential players. People will play, but how many is very debatable.

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        Posted: August 16, 2014, 5:23 pm - IP Logged

        I had to vote Discard vote as there was no plain No option.

        As far as I know, my state isn't going to be in it, otherwise, maybe.

        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: August 16, 2014, 5:48 pm - IP Logged

          Curiosity would make me try it once it's released but the $5 cost doesn't bring joy to my pockets. MA is not in it from what I see.

          The ticket price is high and the fact that it's an RNG game makes it NOT my game.

          That money's gone fo ever

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            Posted: August 16, 2014, 6:24 pm - IP Logged

            I had to vote Discard vote as there was no plain No option.

            As far as I know, my state isn't going to be in it, otherwise, maybe.

            Sorry about that, I tried to keep the options as few and simple as possible.

            You're in Illinois right? Yeah, I don't see them getting in soon but they're still discussing it so never know. Minds change alot

            I do think Massachusetts is in. Could be wrong and they haven't announced anything though. They (MUSL) are pushing for the "big" states to jump on-board because without high participation the game will quickly fail. But it's obvious that doubt exists because 43 states participate in MM/PB versus 20 for this.

            My complaints as mentioned before: poor payout for $5 level, overall odds should be more like 1 in 5, jackpots capped too low (especially since they are annuitized). RNG is disappointing, but I understand that they did it to compliment the Club prize drawings and shift more of the budget from drawing procedures into marketing and advertising, and doing the game show. The other prize levels have been posted in another thread; however, I've heard that even at this last minute they are making a few tweaks to the game rules...not sure if the modifications just involve rule language or the actual prize matrix, though. I think some issues involve conflict with the various lotteries' statutes (i.e. "instant" prize opportunities and the game show).

            I will probably give the game a go just for fun but I won't be in from the start....going to wait until the # of Club prizes is high.

            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: August 16, 2014, 6:57 pm - IP Logged

              I first thought I would be playing every now & then, but RNG, no thanks.

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                Posted: August 16, 2014, 7:17 pm - IP Logged

                Are those numbers real? There's no way I'm putting down $5 a ticket for 1 in 72.8 million odds to win $15-25M annuity

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                  Posted: August 16, 2014, 7:30 pm - IP Logged

                  Someone asked the Idaho Lottery about this on their facebook page just about a week ago.  They said it's true there's a new national game, and they would keep us updated with Idaho Lottery's involvement.  I assume this means they're not sure if Idaho will have it.

                  I took a survey for them about 6 months ago about whether I would play various games that were $5.  But in their scenarios they all were daily draws, so I said no way that's too much money.  Now they're trying to figure out if Idahoans would buy a $5 ticket once a week.  That may have been easier if they had bothered to add that scenario to the survey.  Typical.

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                    Posted: August 16, 2014, 7:42 pm - IP Logged

                    Are those numbers real? There's no way I'm putting down $5 a ticket for 1 in 72.8 million odds to win $15-25M annuity

                    Yes, very real. Originally the cap was going to be $50 million and the prize was going to be cash payout....this was even published in a lottery magazine. But then, they changed it to a measly $25 million and made it an annuity. I think they're afraid of the game competing with MM and PB and local games.

                    They're banking on players paying more attention to the "many" million-dollar Club prize winners, but since that only happens when the jackpot gets hit, I just don't see how the game will be exciting enough. The jackpot cap is just way too low for what they're asking in terms of ticket price and payout.

                    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: August 16, 2014, 10:49 pm - IP Logged

                      Not impressed but I'll think about it when todd gets the offical info.

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                        Posted: August 16, 2014, 11:36 pm - IP Logged

                        Are those numbers real? There's no way I'm putting down $5 a ticket for 1 in 72.8 million odds to win $15-25M annuity

                        Btw I was checking some of the participating lotteries' websites and came across this announcement posted on Texas' lottery home page:

                        "MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB™ GAME STARTS OCTOBER 19, 2014. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS." And attached was an informational document.

                        It's pretty much the same stuff so I guess all the rules are set in stone already. Shame, I was hoping they would re-consider the jackpot cap Disapprove

                        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: August 16, 2014, 11:47 pm - IP Logged

                          Nope.  No interest whatsoever with this game.

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                            Posted: August 16, 2014, 11:54 pm - IP Logged

                            I saw the info on TLC's website, but didn't even read it because as of right now I have no plans to play it. I'm not opposed to dropping $5 or more at a time on a game, but this game just seems too complicated. Maybe it's old age kicking in, but I'm content to just buy some numbers, and then check 'em.

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                              Posted: August 17, 2014, 7:20 am - IP Logged

                              I would really like to see full details of the game, the payouts and if you can claim anonymously.

                              Maryland seems to have made the list, but there has not been a mention of the game on the Maryland lottery website.

                              Which isn't surprise to me, as MDSL website is usually JACKED UP and late with the lottery news.

                              I may give it a try. 

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                              Come on Jackpot!!!