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Posted: November 5, 2015, 1:55 am - IP Logged

I wonder if anybody at MUSL is thinking they should raise the odds to 1 in 400 million.

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    Posted: November 5, 2015, 4:08 am - IP Logged

    I wonder if anybody at MUSL is thinking they should raise the odds to 1 in 400 million.

    Back to the drawing boards and create a new "think tank" group.

    Looks like there could be some flaws or maybe it's just Lady Luck having some fun with MUSL. She seems to have paid no attention to the game changes or the new odds.

    She still seems to be with the players and could strike anywhere ... any time.

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      Posted: November 5, 2015, 6:15 am - IP Logged

      I thought we were going to have a billion dollar Christmas. Glad someone showed that you can beat the 1 in 292 million odds.

      May the balls bounce in your favor!

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        Posted: November 5, 2015, 8:30 am - IP Logged

        <Moved to Jackpot Games forum>

        Please post in the appropriate forum ... thank you.

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          Posted: November 9, 2015, 5:29 am - IP Logged

          I thought we were going to have a billion dollar Christmas. Glad someone showed that you can beat the 1 in 292 million odds.

          I always knew someone would and it wouldn't be me.  It's still going to hard for a jackpot to reach a billion dollars ever with the new odds.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: November 9, 2015, 9:15 am - IP Logged

            I always knew someone would and it wouldn't be me.  It's still going to hard for a jackpot to reach a billion dollars ever with the new odds.

            The largest single draw jump for MM was by $293 million to reach $656 million, both on March 30, 2012 under the old matrix.  This just eclipsed the largest single draw jump of $262.5 million by PB on Nov 28, 2012.  This PB jump did not coincide with the largest PB jackpot on May 18, 2013.

            If it ever gets that high again (and nobody hits $600m), I would wager that lottery fever will bring all the hopeful out of the woodwork and it will increase by half a pot.  $1 billion to $1.2 billion is what I'm hoping to see. (That's $1x10^9 to $1.2x10^9 since some countries don't use "billion" like I do in the US).  I'll still buy one ticket LOL.

            I have a theory: there is a greater percentage of "regular" players now because people just aren't motivated by "ordinary" $300 million pots.  Sounds weird, I know, but it's my theory and I'm going with it.

            Back in the 80's the PA pick 6 hit some ridiculous number.  Somewhere around $143 million if memory serves correctly.  I don't have the data.  What I do remember very accurately was sitting at Philadelphia airport and watch a gentleman (I believe from Japan) land, play thousands of quick picks, only to fly back home.  News spread of his return flight the same day.  The lottery kiosk was upset over the amount and the line of people that had to wait got unruly.  I just shook my head in amazement and/or bewilderment.  Anyhoo...watch the lunacy if it ever does get to $1 billion.  Then the second time it hits $1 billion, people will be like, "meh".

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              Posted: November 9, 2015, 9:38 am - IP Logged

              The largest single draw jump for MM was by $293 million to reach $656 million, both on March 30, 2012 under the old matrix.  This just eclipsed the largest single draw jump of $262.5 million by PB on Nov 28, 2012.  This PB jump did not coincide with the largest PB jackpot on May 18, 2013.

              If it ever gets that high again (and nobody hits $600m), I would wager that lottery fever will bring all the hopeful out of the woodwork and it will increase by half a pot.  $1 billion to $1.2 billion is what I'm hoping to see. (That's $1x10^9 to $1.2x10^9 since some countries don't use "billion" like I do in the US).  I'll still buy one ticket LOL.

              I have a theory: there is a greater percentage of "regular" players now because people just aren't motivated by "ordinary" $300 million pots.  Sounds weird, I know, but it's my theory and I'm going with it.

              Back in the 80's the PA pick 6 hit some ridiculous number.  Somewhere around $143 million if memory serves correctly.  I don't have the data.  What I do remember very accurately was sitting at Philadelphia airport and watch a gentleman (I believe from Japan) land, play thousands of quick picks, only to fly back home.  News spread of his return flight the same day.  The lottery kiosk was upset over the amount and the line of people that had to wait got unruly.  I just shook my head in amazement and/or bewilderment.  Anyhoo...watch the lunacy if it ever does get to $1 billion.  Then the second time it hits $1 billion, people will be like, "meh".

              Replying to my own post ;-)

              Just occurred to me...

              Counter intuitive in nature...

              If either MM or PB hits $1 billion twice and sales slump the second draw, then people really are realizing the futility.  "WHAT? I spent $100+ on quick picks and made $4 in return?  Forget this!"

              Increasing the odds is a knee-jerk, quick-fix so prevalent in today's world.  States want their promised money.  Lotteries have no idea what to do to increase sales.  Charging two bucks isn't the answer.  Both the MM and PB sites run shoutz dot com driven ads.  Why do MM and PB websites need to run Amazon ads anyway?  Think about it.  The MUSL sites exist to earn shoutz money?  Who at MUSL also works at shoutz?

              Increasing the odds hurts the lotto.