It's not balls that are the problem, its a poor matrix design. They should have altered the game a long time ago. Instead they chose to ignore the problem and had a long string of low jackpots. You can't have a game with close to 200 million potential players and have such low odds without expecting to have low jackpots and low sales. Computer chosen numbers just add a justified sense of mistrust and misses the potential marketing advantages that balls have. If Mega gets a large pot you can bet that they will alternate the drawings between Hollywood or Times Square with some ditz de jour like Paris Hilton choosing the balls.
Yeah, a fortune cookie would be an explanation for the high number of second place winners but no jackpot winner, especially since most fortune cookies do not put the same number twice in a list of six numbers.