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Mega Millions rolls $9M ($251M to $260M)

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Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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Posted: June 4, 2016, 11:30 am - IP Logged

I figured it would have rolled to at least $270M, but nope, $9M roll. LOL

Gonna win.Big Smile

    HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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    Posted: June 4, 2016, 11:41 am - IP Logged

    Lame!

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      Posted: June 4, 2016, 12:12 pm - IP Logged

      Powerball has at least a $10 million rollover even at $40 mil. I know the tickets for MM are only a buck but from $251 mil to $260 mil is pathetic. That said, I'm still going to buy some tickets cause $260 mil is plenty for me.

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        RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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        Posted: June 4, 2016, 1:16 pm - IP Logged

        Powerball has at least a $10 million rollover even at $40 mil. I know the tickets for MM are only a buck but from $251 mil to $260 mil is pathetic. That said, I'm still going to buy some tickets cause $260 mil is plenty for me.

        PowerBall is guaranteed to roll at least $10M after each drawing regardless of its ticket sales as described in its game rules and MegaMillions is only guaranteed $5M.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: June 4, 2016, 1:49 pm - IP Logged

          That's the smallest rise ever! However, they raised the cash option by $10.5 million from $162.8 to $173.3 million!

          I hope that one $2 ticket is the only one that matches all 5 numbers plus the Powerball to win the largest Powerball Jackpot in United States history of over $2 Billion Dollars!

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            Posted: June 4, 2016, 4:51 pm - IP Logged

            Yeah, in all of my years of playing Jackpot Games, this was really an eye opener that it was so small.  But I would take the $9mil or the $260 mil.  I already have my usual 15 tickets for Tuesdays draw.

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              Posted: June 5, 2016, 9:03 pm - IP Logged

              What's even worse about this low rollover amount that it occurred after a record number of draws.   We certainly are no where near a record jackpot, even for Megamillions.    The previous record jackpot in MM came in less than 20 draws.

              They went too far, they worsened the odds significantly while representing that they were improving the odds of "winning" (actually the odds of not losing) and they assumed that by reducing the value of the ticket they would increase sales.

              Moreover, they made the probability of winning something reassuring, like say $7 next to impossible as well.  The reinforcement those "Almost!" jackpots give players probably play a significant role in people's pyschology of buying tickets.

              Sales fell through the floor, and they're probably all surprised.  Duh...

              The game is very badly designed.

              It started with the $2 Powerball ticket.   They increased the monetary sales for that game, but destroyed the other game in the process, and since states play both games, the net profit has decreased, with the exception of the $1.5B jackpot.

              However that Jackpot may never be repeated.   Powerball is taking a longer time to get there and I predict that it will peter out as well for many of the same reasons.


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                Posted: June 5, 2016, 9:39 pm - IP Logged

                Mega looks rigged to me watching its draws in YouTube but Powerball seems real clear and good quality video drawings

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                  Posted: June 6, 2016, 6:15 am - IP Logged

                  I think they lost the crowd when they all but eliminated a chance to winning the 2 place million dollars!!!

                  Currently this years second place totals stand at:

                   

                  Mega Millions = 52 second place winners 

                  Powerball=      198 second place winners

                  "Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields