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Posted: March 22, 2004, 11:32 am - IP Logged

Lucky,

I don't see Lucky from Ohio on the list!

 

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    Posted: March 22, 2004, 2:45 pm - IP Logged

    Todd - I don't Know what happened, so I re-did the sign up...

    Good Luck Lep

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      Posted: March 22, 2004, 3:40 pm - IP Logged

      I see you on it now Lucky!

       

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        Posted: March 22, 2004, 9:24 pm - IP Logged
        Are the lower tier prize amounts going to remain the same. Or are they expected to change the fixed prize amounts and then add a multiplier.
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          Posted: March 22, 2004, 9:34 pm - IP Logged

          With the Megaplier (and with Power Play in Powerball), your prize is multiplied if you pay an extra $1 per ticket.  If you don't spend the extra $1 the game would operate exactly as it does today - no changes to the prizes.

          Therefore, the addition of the Megaplier doesn't affect anyone who doesn't want it.  It only adds a new option for those who want to plunk down an extra dollar.

           

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            Posted: March 22, 2004, 9:46 pm - IP Logged

            Tood what i mean is are they going to change the prize structure of the lower tier prizes they have in place now or keep it the same and add the megaplier.

             

            Five (5) White Balls only                                        $175,000
            Four (4) White Balls plus the Gold Mega Ball          $5,000
            Four (4) White Balls only                                       $150
            Three (3) White Balls plus the Gold MegaBall        $150
            Two (2) White Balls Plus the Gold Mega Ball          $10
            Three (3) White Balls                                              $7
            One (1) White Ball plus the Gold Mega Ball            $3
            Gold Mega Ball Only                                                $2

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              Posted: March 22, 2004, 11:27 pm - IP Logged

              Sorry tood  i mean Todd i got kicked off my isp before i could edit my last message. 

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                Posted: March 23, 2004, 4:13 am - IP Logged

                I don't know if the Mega Millions lottery directors will be changing the prize structure.  They haven't given any hints to indicate that this would be happening.

                 

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                  Posted: March 23, 2004, 4:15 am - IP Logged

                  BTW, thanks to Robert Perkins at lotto-logix.com for supporting the petition!

                   

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                    Posted: March 23, 2004, 9:55 am - IP Logged

                    The only reasion i asked is because a 5 megaplier hit by a couple hundred people with 5 white balls could run into some big payouts. It could even be more money payed out to people than the jackpot was worth if even more people were to hit. I know the odds of it happening are against this happening but you never now. A set of numbers could hit that many people played. It would almost force them to split the jackpot up into smaller peices to pay everybody. 

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                      Posted: March 23, 2004, 10:21 am - IP Logged

                      Hello todd.... I am definitely signing up for this one. I urge everyone on this site to do the same thing. Someone upstairs is certainly looking after our interests.


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                        Posted: March 23, 2004, 10:39 am - IP Logged

                        Signed today (#81).

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                          Posted: March 23, 2004, 3:20 pm - IP Logged
                          Quote: Originally posted by four4me on March 23, 2004


                          The only reasion i asked is because a 5 megaplier hit by a couple hundred people with 5 white balls could run into some big payouts. It could even be more money payed out to people than the jackpot was worth if even more people were to hit. I know the odds of it happening are against this happening but you never now. A set of numbers could hit that many people played. It would almost force them to split the jackpot up into smaller peices to pay everybody. 


                          The Megaplier only goes up to four times.  To be honest, I'm not really too concerned about such a remote possibility.  I am more concerned with getting the same option that Powerball players have had for years.  I don't hear any PB players complaining about having the Power Play option.  (Quite the opposite.)

                           

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                            Posted: March 23, 2004, 4:08 pm - IP Logged

                            gosh Todd I'm not complaining I'm for it signed yesterday but no matter what the cause you have to investigate every angle. What if, why not, suppose this happened. A few weeks ago 23 people had 5 white balls I think if my memory serves me and it gets worse with age. And the jackpot was only 10 mil they would have to pay out 16,100,000 million for a multiplier of 4 not to include the lesser prizes. Grant it they have probably have the funds. But if it happened 2 or three times in a few months it would probably cause a meltdown. Unless the jackpot was higher and if someone won that they would be paying out more than they took in with any multiplier amount. If they do allow a multiplier they will have to re structure the principle amount and the payout amount. 

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                              Posted: March 23, 2004, 6:36 pm - IP Logged

                              Number 100, this sounds like a great idea should generate alot of interest here in NY.  NY Lottery did have this similar setup for the 3/4 Digit games, for an extra buck the bet would generate another 3 or 4 digit number under the one you played. If you matched whatever number be it 1st position ; 2nd position etc.... you won a bonus prize.  I am not sure if it is still around I did try it back when it started. Well lets see if the new Lottery Director in NY will throw in this great idea.

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