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LOTTOMIKE

do you think the matrix will change once again in the future for powerball and mega millions once jackpots get hit regularly?

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ryanm

  Mega Millions will never get hit regularly as long as they have the moratorium on new states.

  However, if Alaska, Hawaii, Alabama, Mississippi, Utah, Nevada, Arkansas, and Wyoming ever get lotteries, they'd probably let a few more states in!

  I'm guessing 2009 for Powerball.

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Greg

I PREDICT we will see a DECLINE in both PowerRip and MegaRip sales.

People will more readily play a more FUN game like a National KENO game, even if the jackpot is "only" one million dollars...

 

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Chewie

As long as the winnings remain in the 100 million, 200 million, 300 million, etc., the sheep will line up to donate their dollars. It is an unresistable lure; it the free beer, the chance at a kiss from the prettiest girl in school, the raffle for the free car, the chance for a trip to Hawaii, all rolled into one great big shiney hook. Look how many went nuts for $340M. Man couldn't turn down the apple, and he will never walk away from the chance at hundreds of millions of dollars. They don't put pretty women in those car advertisements because it draws you attention to the airbag. If the shiney hook didn't work, we'd see commercials with women 85 pounds overweight tellings us how great Dove Ice Bars are.

Nope, there will be no decline in Powerball or Mega Million sales. Freddy won a zillion dollars and so can I! Odds? I don't need no stinking odds. I just need to win the money!

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Greg

You make some good points, but some serious players will focus more on games that have much lower odds and refine their strategies to make it likely to win SOME money and more consistently, instead of apply strategies to such HUGE number field games that it is NOT likely h/she will "win".

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bellyache

I really don't see Utah joining the ranks of gambling anytime soon. lol.

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LOTTOMIKE

i don't see alabama joining soon either....

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bellyache

I think if they do a matrix change it will be around 2010. I don't think they would do another change anytime soon, but who knows really.

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Chewie

i don't see alabama joining soon either....

Would there be enough left over, after buying a moon pie and big orange, to buy a lottery ticket? Then again, they could pool several people and buy a ticket.

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BaristaExpress

I don't ever seeing Nevada having a lottery, that's direct competition with the gaming (casinos) industry there!

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Chewie

I don't ever seeing Nevada having a lottery, that's direct competition with the gaming (casinos) industry there!

I think the last guy to compete against the big boys, was some one name Bugsy, or something like that.

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TheGameGrl

Some states that do carry the casino legislature also carry the lottery. PA is already in the Pb scheme, and will soon implement casino gaming. So I can see Nevada joining the ranks.  I also think when newer states join, that the matrix will be modified to meet their state legislature laws. Probably in the next four years.

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weshar75

I think that powerball will change their matrix before mega millions does but it won't be till 2010.  Mega millions is more selective in who they let into mega millions and powerball has a more "the more the merrier" attitude to letting states join.  Besides powerball could adjust the white balls two more balls and I think the odds would be less than what mega millions odds are right now.

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This statement >> Some states that do carry the casino legislature also carry the lottery. << is TRUE, But the lottery was already there (first), so why not add another way to get your money! 

PA is already in the Pb scheme, and will soon implement casino gaming.<< Again already in the business of getting your money, so why not add another one! 

This statement is wishful thinking, nothing more>>> So I can see Nevada joining the ranks. The big boys of gaming in Nevada, will never let it come to light in the Nevada Legislature!

The New Jersey lottery was started in 1970 and casino gaming was approved by the voters in 1976!

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Chewie

The only variable I know of is Oklahoma, and the Indians had gambling before the Lottery. Of course, their gambling is on "Indian Land", that land we had to give to them so they could have some place to get drunk in.

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