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Mega Millions And Powerball Jackpot Won Back To Back In New York.

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Posted: March 15, 2015, 12:30 pm - IP Logged

The lottery need to fix these Multi-State games. Lottery players are tired of seeing 1 winner taking $100 Million plus jackpots. 

https://www.usamega.com/powerball-drawing.asp?d=3/14/2015

https://www.usamega.com/mega-millions-drawing.asp?d=2/27/2015

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      I think there should be different games.

      2$ for huge jackpots with impossible odds like MM or PB.

       

      2-4$ games with odds of 1:50 000 000 with 10 set jackpots at 5 mil $ or so, with guaranteed winners each drawing, th computer eliminates combos that have already been entered.

      Lots of people say they want a game like this and the comissions never listen.

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        Posted: March 15, 2015, 1:15 pm - IP Logged

        The lottery need to fix these Multi-State games. Lottery players are tired of seeing 1 winner taking $100 Million plus jackpots. 

        https://www.usamega.com/powerball-drawing.asp?d=3/14/2015

        https://www.usamega.com/mega-millions-drawing.asp?d=2/27/2015

        Fix them? The solution is picking the right numbers- that's all. If players from other States pick wrong numbers, how is that NY's fault?

        For all we know, you could be one who bagged either jackpot Thrifty and you showing up to mock the rest of us losers..Confused

        People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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          Posted: March 15, 2015, 1:33 pm - IP Logged

          The lottery need to fix these Multi-State games. Lottery players are tired of seeing 1 winner taking $100 Million plus jackpots. 

          https://www.usamega.com/powerball-drawing.asp?d=3/14/2015

          https://www.usamega.com/mega-millions-drawing.asp?d=2/27/2015

          Maybe YOU are, but those big jackpots are why I play.

          Of course, I would be happy to win MM or PB second prizes also.

          CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

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            Posted: March 15, 2015, 1:53 pm - IP Logged

            Seems like you would have a better chance/feeling of winning the jackpot if a person moved to a state that has more jackpot winners.

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              I think there should be different games.

              2$ for huge jackpots with impossible odds like MM or PB.

               

              2-4$ games with odds of 1:50 000 000 with 10 set jackpots at 5 mil $ or so, with guaranteed winners each drawing, th computer eliminates combos that have already been entered.

              Lots of people say they want a game like this and the comissions never listen.

              That may be true in Germany but if you check states lottery websites in the US you'll find that's already happening in most states.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: March 15, 2015, 2:40 pm - IP Logged

                Seems like you would have a better chance/feeling of winning the jackpot if a person moved to a state that has more jackpot winners.

                Well.......

                Tx just had a big PB winner along with Puerto Rico, PUERTO RICO!,  and North Carolina, NORTH CAROLINA!

                Puerto Rico and North Carolina. Whoda thunk it?

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                  Posted: March 15, 2015, 2:54 pm - IP Logged

                  but isn't that rare?  We are back to the one ticket winner in a big spending state.  It's not going to happen all the time but, most of the time.  I also think that Texas is starting to move up the chart with more wins.

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                    That may be true in Germany but if you check states lottery websites in the US you'll find that's already happening in most states.

                    I'm specifically talking about people from the US complaining that they would rather see more people win life-changing jackpot amounts more often than see one or two winners win 300mil$.

                     

                    I can see both variants as attractive, but the reasoning given by the lc is always that "people just don't want that", but the success off scratchers in the US seems to me to be a perfect example of people wanting better chances of winning just a few millions.

                    BTW in Germany the odds are horrible the 6/49 has odds of 1: 140 000 000, and it's usually just somewhere between 3 and 20 mil €.

                    Then you've got Spiel77 which is 1 mil € at a price of 2,50€. odds of 1: 10 000 000.

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                      I'm specifically talking about people from the US complaining that they would rather see more people win life-changing jackpot amounts more often than see one or two winners win 300mil$.

                       

                      I can see both variants as attractive, but the reasoning given by the lc is always that "people just don't want that", but the success off scratchers in the US seems to me to be a perfect example of people wanting better chances of winning just a few millions.

                      BTW in Germany the odds are horrible the 6/49 has odds of 1: 140 000 000, and it's usually just somewhere between 3 and 20 mil €.

                      Then you've got Spiel77 which is 1 mil € at a price of 2,50€. odds of 1: 10 000 000.

                      "BTW in Germany the odds are horrible the 6/49 has odds of 1: 140 000 000, and it's usually just somewhere between 3 and 20 mil €."

                      The odds of a 6/49 game in the US are the same and so are the jackpots but payouts will never be larger than sales can generate regardless of what players want.  Canada has a 6/49 game with bigger jackpots but it's ticket prices are higher.  Most those doing the complaining in the US don't even play.

                       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         
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                        It doesn't matter what State Wins, it's all about being in the right spot at the right time...

                                                                     

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                          Posted: March 15, 2015, 3:46 pm - IP Logged

                          It doesn't matter what State Wins, it's all about being in the right spot at the right time...

                          I Agree!

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                            Posted: March 15, 2015, 3:50 pm - IP Logged

                            It doesn't matter what State Wins, it's all about being in the right spot at the right time...

                            I concur. Everyone has a chance to.win.

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                              Posted: March 15, 2015, 4:05 pm - IP Logged

                              If I could get my hands on a million dollars I'd make it work; I dont want hundreds of millions of dollars. I was really close to winning 900 dollars a few weeks ago to so I'm feeling lucky in 2015.