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kbcherokee's avatar - buffalo2
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Posted: November 30, 2003, 5:04 pm - IP Logged

"Hey, Texas"


-Welcome to the Mega Millions Game-


Now, let's get that Pot built up the "Texas" way


 



Chief

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    Posted: November 30, 2003, 6:47 pm - IP Logged

     

    Do you think Mega can catch up or even overtake Powerball this run?

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      Posted: November 30, 2003, 7:12 pm - IP Logged

      I dont think so bug.  But I'm wondering what kind of a rollover they will have if no one wins on Tuesday.

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        Posted: November 30, 2003, 7:19 pm - IP Logged

         

        Your probably right. I was thinking about the cash value, but I am probably dreaming.

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          Posted: December 1, 2003, 2:16 am - IP Logged

          i give it 6 months before

            RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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            Posted: December 1, 2003, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

            dvdiva,

            Any changes will probably make the game even harder to win, so the jackpot will grow higher.  PowerBall seems to be doing fine and it has better odds.  I hope they don't change it.

            RJOh 

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              twisted's avatar - underground
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              Posted: December 1, 2003, 4:25 pm - IP Logged

              If any change needs to be made to megamillions, it probably needs to be with the drawing machine.  Seems to me that the drawing machine is not consistent and picks #'s which are very close to each other or all below 32.  I think they should change the drawing machine.

                RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                Posted: December 1, 2003, 5:42 pm - IP Logged

                Twisted,

                The odds of winning the jackpot of 5/52 + 1/52 lottery is 1:135,145,920
                The odds of winning the jackpot of 5/31 + 1/31 lottery is 1:5,267,241

                If you believed what you are saying you would be playing all low numbers below 32 and improving your odds of winning the jackpot by over 2500%.  So far of the 161 drawings only 14 times have all 5 white balls been below 32, and only 9 times have all white balls and the bonus ball been below 32. 

                Good luck to you.
                RJOh

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                  twisted's avatar - underground
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                  Posted: December 1, 2003, 6:31 pm - IP Logged

                  RJOh you are right.  But from all those 14 time when the white balls have been below 32, "most" of the time, someone has won. 

                  Do you have any statistics for all the drawings when the white balls have been very close to each other or chronological?

                  According to "theory", mega millions should have pot sizes way above powerball, but as we know, it doesnt.  So there is certainly something different.  Unless everyone playing mega million is the luckiest SOB alive, theoretically mega millions should have larger jackpots.

                  Besides the difference in the drawing machines I dont see anything different.

                    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                    Posted: December 1, 2003, 6:56 pm - IP Logged

                    Twisted,

                    I don't have a lot statistics, that was just an easy one to check.  In theory if half of the possible combinations are covered than there is a 50/50 chance the jackpot will be won.  I can't explain it, maybe the MegaMillions players just play smarter.  I know I win more when I play PowerBall, but I has to go to Indiana to get tickets so I spend more because I don't go often, and the more I spend the less likely I will pick all losing combinations because there is a limit to the amount losing combinations unless you play the same ones over and over.  Maybe I should wait and only play MegaMillions when the jackpot is large and spend more.

                    Good luck to you.
                    RJOh

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                      Posted: December 2, 2003, 11:23 am - IP Logged

                      why do people complain so much about the jackpots....maybe we should just get it over with and have a 9/99 game with a 1/99 megaball and play for  a billion dollar jackpot....its amazing what people complain about these days

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

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                        Posted: December 2, 2003, 12:22 pm - IP Logged

                        I think the jackpot amount has to do with how many players are buying non winning tickets & how the winnings are paid to lower tier winners..... which determines the rollover amount, and add to it the new ticket sales. All that determines the jackpot growth. The odds of the game can give you a guestimate on how frequently somebody should be winning, but that doesn't mean it'll happen. ;)

                        e.g.: the smaller state of Rhode Island could have *lotto fever* and buy $5 million worth of tickets, while the big state of Texas could not have lotto fever and only buy $1 million of tickets. RI plays PB, & TX plays MM. so, jackpot growth will be uneven.

                        Theory & reality rarely match. Which can be to our advantage! :)

                          kbcherokee's avatar - buffalo2
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                          Posted: December 2, 2003, 4:43 pm - IP Logged

                          Tso-gali-I

                          Did ya ever read just how many people "win" the five number prise? It might surprise some of you...

                          Chief

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                            Posted: December 3, 2003, 5:32 pm - IP Logged

                            I hope those Texas players are big spenders.  It's going to make winning in Ohio a lot sweeter.


                            RJOh

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                              kbcherokee's avatar - buffalo2
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                              Posted: December 3, 2003, 6:28 pm - IP Logged

                              RJOH:

                              Do not worry my friend... They will do just fine.

                              Chief

                              May the warm winds of heaven blow softly upon your house. May  the Great Spirit bless all who enter there. May your mocassins make happy tracks in many snows. And may the rainbow always touch your shoulder.