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Recent MM and PB jackpots a fluke?

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JAG331

What does the Lotterypost Public think?

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Chewie

I think it is the wave of the future. If the lotto people have not already made it common, they will keep changing the rules to make it happen. The masses will forgo the little jackpot for the big jackpot. Human nature. Bigger is always better. Look at McDonalds! Super size it, sir?

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delS

I think it is going to be the norm for the foreseeable future. 

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bellyache

We will probably see bigger jackpots more often, but "little" jackpots will still be around.

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weshar75

I think if the average jackpots for mega millions and powerball can increase over time than that is a good thing.  I do not think that the jackpots will go on record runs every time but once in awhile is better than not at all.

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whitmansm2

We will probably see bigger jackpots more often, but "little" jackpots will still be around.

I agree.  But the BIG ones will be far apart.  I voted no because of this.  Are they a fluke? No.  I do believe that if it's that high all the time it'll lose it's flavor.  With it that high the chances are higher.....with them being smaller there is more of a chance...a BIG chance, but it's more probable then a 1-10mil chance.

Am I making sense?  If not, then blame my lack of a third cup of coffee....I ran out of creamer!  lol

Stephanie

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dvdiva

The odds of someone winning both the games below 100 million is still greater than either game breaking 300 but that's the way it should be. People who play at below 100 need to know that they can win also or the game never gets big to begin with.

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sirbrad

Sure they can call this the largest jackpot in history, they increased the odds to make it so. But in reality Jack still holds the record with 53 balls I believe. Why not make the jackpot next to impossible to win, that way the money just keeps growing. Because everyone has that "ounce" of hope...

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lchoro

It also results from people staying away from the lower jackpot values.  It's not a sure thing that higher jackpots result in increased annual sales.

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sirbrad

What is the current "bonus pay" for matching 5 balls at now? Or didn't it go up yet?

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Chewie

Sure they can call this the largest jackpot in history, they increased the odds to make it so. But in reality Jack still holds the record with 53 balls I believe. Why not make the jackpot next to impossible to win, that way the money just keeps growing. Because everyone has that "ounce" of hope...

Barnum and Balley rule: Let one sucker win five dollars, and fifty suckers will bet a dollar trying to win the next five. You have to place the Brass Ring close enough to the Merry-Go-Round so that some will be able to grab it, but not enough to change the balance of the profit. Slot Machines payout 40% for a reason, and that reason is to enable the hook. The con has been going on since the day Cain told Able to close his eyes, so he give him a really cool prize.

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ryanm

It also results from people staying away from the lower jackpot values.  It's not a sure thing that higher jackpots result in increased annual sales.

  Yeah, but historically, sales have increased on runs following enormous jackpots.

  Remember when Powerball got hit at such low jackpot levels seven times during the months of January through March this year and sales were so pathetic it took eleven rolls just to get over $100 million when it finally did?

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CASH Only

chewie:

Slot machines pay off in the 90+ percent range. It's NY Lotto that pays no more than 40%.

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NoCompLotto!

Sure they can call this the largest jackpot in history, they increased the odds to make it so. But in reality Jack still holds the record with 53 balls I believe. Why not make the jackpot next to impossible to win, that way the money just keeps growing. Because everyone has that "ounce" of hope...

Oh no, we're not going to start this again, are we??  Thud

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ryanm

lol Isn't the whole point of increasing the number of combinations to produce record setting jackpots?

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