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Higher jackpots or better odds?

Topic closed. 22 replies. Last post 1 year ago by Gwoof.

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which do you prefer

higher jackpots but lower odds [ 7 ]  [21.21%]
better odds but lower jackpots [ 26 ]  [78.79%]
Total Valid Votes [ 33 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 2 ]  

United States
Member #164725
March 12, 2015
1041 Posts
Posted: July 10, 2016, 2:42 pm - IP Logged


I might of been ok with the last matrix changes if the power play and mega plier actually lived up to the hype and promises but those lower tier payouts aren't happening as much as I think they should be.

California doesnt have the megaplier option. I have noticed that it has gotten rare for me to even win a buck or two the odds are so bad. You cant win the big prize and you can win the smaller ones either.  The changes they made in the Calif scratchers has completely ruined the games.

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    Marquette, MI
    United States
    Member #20541
    August 20, 2005
    758 Posts
    Posted: July 10, 2016, 5:11 pm - IP Logged

    I pick option #4

    Have the regular game on 1 day and have a different game on the other draw day that would have better odds but higher ticket prices!

    Example regular Meg Mil draw on Tuesday with a different  game on Friday with better odds and a $5 ticket price.

    Also maybe an annual raffle from MM or PB or Both.

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      Think's avatar - lightbulb
      Marquette, MI
      United States
      Member #20541
      August 20, 2005
      758 Posts
      Posted: July 10, 2016, 5:14 pm - IP Logged

      So far, I like the Lucky for Life game....new to NC....

      Michigan has been in LFL for Two years and there have been only Two top prizes won in all states during that time.

      1 prize awarded per year is hardly exciting.  They might as well convert it into a raffle

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        United States
        Member #171107
        December 31, 2015
        126 Posts
        Posted: July 10, 2016, 6:50 pm - IP Logged

        I would rather state lotto's improved the odds and stopped trying to increase jackpots

        Illinois odds aren't that great to win on regular lotto 1:20,358,520 and they changed price a few years back to increase jackpot (Tickets used to be $1 for 2 lines now its 1 line for $1)

        I would rather have lower odds and return to two lines for $1

        No one wins the Illinois lotto anymore. It goes months without winner

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          United States
          Member #55889
          October 23, 2007
          6654 Posts
          Posted: July 10, 2016, 7:01 pm - IP Logged

          Texas Lotto is 1 in 25,827,165.

          PB odds for 5+0 is 1 in 11,688,054.

          MM odds for 5+0 is 18,492,204.

          That's why I play every draw. With megapiler and powerplay it's life changing with better odds than the state's lotto.


          A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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            Mcminnville, Oregon
            United States
            Member #3013
            December 13, 2003
            3430 Posts
            Posted: July 11, 2016, 12:15 am - IP Logged

            I like to play for big jackpots so I like higher jackpots with worse odds because I know at least the jackpot will climb to a decent level before someone wins.  And as long as you have a ticket to that game you have a chance to win it.-weshar75

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              United States
              Member #175910
              July 10, 2016
              40 Posts
              Posted: July 11, 2016, 5:43 pm - IP Logged

              I play a variety of games. MM & PB are generally more exciting so they have that advantage at ridiculous odds. Benjamin Franklin would likely play something with better odds and that said I have my PB tics for Wednesday! Smile

                Horwood NL
                Member #70613
                February 6, 2009
                319 Posts
                Posted: July 12, 2016, 8:20 am - IP Logged

                Me , I'd rather buy 5 , $1 tickets than 1 , $5 ticket . The prize may be smaller but the return odds are better and a better chance of making a profit .