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Texas Joins Mega Million with Megaplier

Topic closed. 6 replies. Last post 13 years ago by mken35.

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Is it fair that Texas will have the megaplier and other Mega Million States wont?

NO [ 6 ]  [46.15%]
YES [ 3 ]  [23.08%]
DON"T KNOW [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
WHO CARES [ 4 ]  [30.77%]
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dvdiva's avatar - 8ball

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Posted: October 18, 2003, 7:48 pm - IP Logged

i think its irrelevant if they steal powerball's idea on that. i never play a multiplier for smaller prizes because im not playing for the smaller prizes another dollar is another chance at the jackpot as far as i'm concerned.

    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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    Posted: October 19, 2003, 6:05 pm - IP Logged

    It's not like the Texas players are getting something for nothing.  Among the Powerball winners, less than 10% include powerplay, must be that 90% of the players rather spent their extra dollar$ for extra chances.

    RJOh

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      vincejr's avatar - wallace
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      Posted: October 19, 2003, 6:41 pm - IP Logged

      The whole reason TX is starting MM with a multiplier is because of the research that came out regarding PB and PP. If a state begins a jackpot game and then later adds on an extra multiplier, customers think of the game as a $1 game with an option. However, if, as in SC, the jackpot game begins WITH the multiplier in place, customers automatically think of it as a $2 game. TX knows that by starting with multiplier, their "take" will be larger than if it added it later.

      It's all about the $$$$.

        RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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        Posted: October 19, 2003, 9:39 pm - IP Logged

        Well it will still be a $1 game with a $1 options.  That story I saw on PBS the other night about Texas schools must be true if they expect most of the people to fall for that.

        RJOh

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          dvdiva's avatar - 8ball

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          Posted: October 20, 2003, 12:12 am - IP Logged

          i still think texas would be better off pushing for 53 white balls in mega instead of a multiplier. sales in multipliers is always very low and falls fast after introduction. i think the take will be very small even 3 months after introduction since most people can figure out that it doesnt multiply the jackpot and thats what they are buying the ticket for in the first place.

            megamillionaire's avatar - Sphere animated_small_ neg2.gif
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            Posted: October 21, 2003, 4:39 pm - IP Logged
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            Megamillionaire

            Time is a wonderful teacher, but it kills all its students.

            A man must consider what a rich realm he leaves when he becomes a conformist.

              mken35's avatar - starwars06

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              Posted: October 22, 2003, 4:51 am - IP Logged

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