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Mega million matrix change prediction?

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Posted: January 10, 2016, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

I am going expect mega million have no choice to change their matrix again. Since powerball smashed mega million record. The odd it going be 1 in 400 million. Same cost 1 dollars?

 

White ball 1-100

red ball 1-75

Do you think mega million respond back by reclaim their old record?

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    Posted: January 10, 2016, 2:45 pm - IP Logged

    hmm 90 white balls and 10 red balls - odds of a measly 439.5 million to 1

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      Posted: January 10, 2016, 2:49 pm - IP Logged

      I hope they don't change the matrix at all.

      May the balls bounce in your favor!

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        Posted: January 10, 2016, 2:51 pm - IP Logged

        How do you find out the odd number?

        Can you find the odd with 100 white ball and 75 redball? If they go this route?

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          Posted: January 10, 2016, 3:02 pm - IP Logged

          I think it would be a mistake to change MM to be the same as PB.  There are all different kinds of people in this country with different lottery wants.  Why not make MM into something for a different group to be excited over? 

          I think MM should change to 50 white balls and 75 red balls.  That will make for more million dollar winners which will appease those who think billion dollar winners are "greedy."  And it will still allow the jackpot to go high enough that some of us "greedy" people would still put money towards the MM once the pot got high enough, thus funding the increased number of million dollar winners.

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            I think it would be a mistake to change MM to be the same as PB.  There are all different kinds of people in this country with different lottery wants.  Why not make MM into something for a different group to be excited over? 

            I think MM should change to 50 white balls and 75 red balls.  That will make for more million dollar winners which will appease those who think billion dollar winners are "greedy."  And it will still allow the jackpot to go high enough that some of us "greedy" people would still put money towards the MM once the pot got high enough, thus funding the increased number of million dollar winners.

            Mega Million have no choice to make a change their maxtrix again.  They haven't change their game almost 18 month.  They haven't create a bigger jackpot since March 2014.

            Mega Million is getting jealous right now due Powerball fever.

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              Posted: January 11, 2016, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

              hmm 90 white balls and 10 red balls - odds of a measly 439.5 million to 1

              I would much rather see fewer red balls and larger non-jackpot prizes. If you have 10 red balls and the tickets remain $1 with $1 megaplier you could spend $20 filling out slips to get all red ball numbers. Guaranteed at least one win.

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                Posted: January 11, 2016, 6:59 pm - IP Logged

                I think the next matrix change will be something like Pick 5/75 + 1/34, or thereabout. Still a $1 price, but now the odds are 1 in 586 million, which is similar to Powerball's odds per dollar. Either way you look at it, both of these games are no longer attractive to me. For six years after turning 18 years old, which is the legal age to play in Indiana, I was able to go into any gas station with a $5 bill and ask for a $5 Powerball QP, with 5 lines. Then in 2012 it all started to go downhill. Powerball went to $2 and all of a sudden we got matrix changes galore. I laughed when Powerball was marketing "better odds" under the new $2 game. It's not better odds because instead of getting 2 lines for $2, you get 1 line for $2. Your odds per dollar under the current Powerball format is 1 in 584 million.

                Gonna win.Big Smile

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                  Posted: January 11, 2016, 7:29 pm - IP Logged

                  I don't think too many here would play a 100 number matrix let alone 100 + 75.

                  Some would, but not many.

                  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: January 11, 2016, 8:08 pm - IP Logged

                    I don't see the point of making MM more like PB. Keep it the way it is,  or making 2nd place easier would be OK too. But if they want to make it a PB copy cat, shut it down and make PB 3 or 4 draws a week.