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Posted: October 23, 2014, 2:11 am - IP Logged

Two 5/5 tickets won by Californians just missing out on the Mega # on a $200 million Mega Million jackpot on 10/21/14 pays these people $166K? l thought it was a misprint- but its true. 

Yet someone from Illinois with those numbers bags a cool $1  million ? Its  mind boggling to say the least.

Thoughts anyone? 

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    Posted: October 23, 2014, 2:17 am - IP Logged

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_State_Lottery#Powerball

    "In November 2012, California promulgated the regulations for Powerball in the state. Similar to Mega Millions, all non jackpot draws in the state are within an intrastate pool, with California sending its jackpot share (30% of draw sales) to MUSL for addition to the multi-state jackpot pool. This leads to different prize amounts for equivalent winners sold in California when compared to those sold in the other 44 jurisdictions. Each pool for a particular prize category will rollover, thus the "pick 5" prize will create a secondary jackpot similar to the "pick 5" payout in California's implementation of Mega Millions. Also, as a result of the California Supreme Court ruling which mandates pari-mutuel payouts, California will not participate in the PowerPlay multiplier option."

    Basically, certain laws in California make it so that the second and lower prizes become pari-mutuel and won't be the same as other states.

    "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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      Posted: October 23, 2014, 2:18 am - IP Logged

      Para-mutual payouts.... 

      Jersey and Cali do their payouts different....


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        Posted: October 23, 2014, 2:48 am - IP Logged

        Just like how California doesn't have multiplier, CA MM different payout schedule as well.

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          Posted: October 23, 2014, 2:54 am - IP Logged

          California is marching to a different drummer on the MM.

          The Illinois winner didn't play the Megaplier, on the last draw it was 5X, had they played it they would have won $5M instead of $1M.

          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: October 23, 2014, 6:36 am - IP Logged

            Two 5/5 tickets won by Californians just missing out on the Mega # on a $200 million Mega Million jackpot on 10/21/14 pays these people $166K? l thought it was a misprint- but its true. 

            Yet someone from Illinois with those numbers bags a cool $1  million ? Its  mind boggling to say the least.

            Thoughts anyone? 

            noise-gate, you and I have had this discussion before. You didn't seem to have any problems with California's parimutuel payouts back then. You even went out of your way to defend it. Hopefully, now you've finally seen the light.

            Hitting 5 without the powerball or megaball is probably a once in a life time event, you should get at least a million dollars in my opinion.

            Here are the threads where you didn't have any problems with California's paramutuel payouts:

            "PB California - Did they do the math right?"

            http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/260913

            "California - Highway Robbery in Progress"

            http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/260140

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              Posted: October 23, 2014, 6:41 am - IP Logged

              Two 5/5 tickets won by Californians just missing out on the Mega # on a $200 million Mega Million jackpot on 10/21/14 pays these people $166K? l thought it was a misprint- but its true. 

              Yet someone from Illinois with those numbers bags a cool $1  million ? Its  mind boggling to say the least.

              Thoughts anyone? 

              Even though they knew it would be pari-mutual I am sure they had to be disappointed!  It must be so exciting to see that you won all 5 and then the reality hits you in the face!  Of course, there have been times when the winner received much more than a million so it does even out some.

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                Posted: October 23, 2014, 7:21 am - IP Logged

                While I have yet to get 5 of 5 and reside in a state that gives you the $1 million for doing so, I am very appreciative that I don't reside where it's redistribution of wealth(IMHO). Legally they call it pari-mutuel or you can call it whatever you want to. I don't reside there and my vote doesn't count towards electing their officials/decision makers. The old statement of "so goes California, so goes the nation" doesn't appear to be quite true in this instance and I for one am very grateful(Thank the good Lord)...AMEN

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                  Posted: October 23, 2014, 9:01 am - IP Logged

                  Once in a while 5/5 will pay more than a million, but if I only won 166,000 on 5/5 I would be really disappointed.

                  I'm quite happy here in Texas!

                  CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

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                    Posted: October 23, 2014, 10:22 am - IP Logged

                    Two 5/5 tickets won by Californians just missing out on the Mega # on a $200 million Mega Million jackpot on 10/21/14 pays these people $166K? l thought it was a misprint- but its true. 

                    Yet someone from Illinois with those numbers bags a cool $1  million ? Its  mind boggling to say the least.

                    Thoughts anyone? 

                    People seem to FORGET the CONCEPT of GRATITUDE !!!  Lottery Winners should be THANKFUL for whatever amount of MONEY they do win, and STOP being so GREEDY for MORE MONEY, GREEDY for EXCESSIVE AMOUNTS OF MONEY, as if they are ENTITLED to $$$ OVERKILL !!! SERIOUSLY - YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED  !!!

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                      People seem to FORGET the CONCEPT of GRATITUDE !!!  Lottery Winners should be THANKFUL for whatever amount of MONEY they do win, and STOP being so GREEDY for MORE MONEY, GREEDY for EXCESSIVE AMOUNTS OF MONEY, as if they are ENTITLED to $$$ OVERKILL !!! SERIOUSLY - YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED  !!!

                      You are living in a different world!

                      It is a national game and all payouts SHOULD be uniform for all that play. You are entitled to the same as someone with the same winning numbers you have, it's nothing about greed. Your post is absolutely ludiaris!!

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                        Posted: October 23, 2014, 11:00 am - IP Logged

                        It's easy Californians.  Just change your law and get rid of that pari thieving system. If your politicians refuse to change the law then throw them out. In this social network era it's easy to organize small people.

                        That money's gone fo ever

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                          noise-gate, you and I have had this discussion before. You didn't seem to have any problems with California's parimutuel payouts back then. You even went out of your way to defend it. Hopefully, now you've finally seen the light.

                          Hitting 5 without the powerball or megaball is probably a once in a life time event, you should get at least a million dollars in my opinion.

                          Here are the threads where you didn't have any problems with California's paramutuel payouts:

                          "PB California - Did they do the math right?"

                          http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/260913

                          "California - Highway Robbery in Progress"

                          http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/260140

                          WB- my issue is with how low the payout was for these two people given that California throws in the lion's share of the money.I would have thought that they would have seen some serious crown North of $600K, not under $200k. I hope that clears up the misunderstanding. Getting $166K on a $200million jackpot for 2nd place  is " insane"..IMO.

                          Peace!


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                            While I have yet to get 5 of 5 and reside in a state that gives you the $1 million for doing so, I am very appreciative that I don't reside where it's redistribution of wealth(IMHO). Legally they call it pari-mutuel or you can call it whatever you want to. I don't reside there and my vote doesn't count towards electing their officials/decision makers. The old statement of "so goes California, so goes the nation" doesn't appear to be quite true in this instance and I for one am very grateful(Thank the good Lord)...AMEN

                            You know what comes from Texas?  steers and flamers.


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                              You are living in a different world!

                              It is a national game and all payouts SHOULD be uniform for all that play. You are entitled to the same as someone with the same winning numbers you have, it's nothing about greed. Your post is absolutely ludiaris!!

                              I hope most of the the people living in those parimutuel states are aware of their state's payout structures. If they aren't aware, it's only their fault for not doing their homework. 

                              So anyone who complains about the fairness issue can only blame themselves. 

                              In a perfect world everyone would be happy, but we all know that's not the way the world works.