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MUSL already has a patent on a multi-currency system (for the dead Blue Game project), and the Mega Millions group could come up with their own system. Also, most Canadians already know about these games because so much of U.S. culture gets exposed north of the border. So, do you think the Provincial lotteries will bring "America's Game" and, um, "Monica Kauffman's Game?" north of the border.

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the question i want to know is how are they going to keep track of the changing dollar. will they have to buy the tickets with US greenbacks up north? i know the europeans have the euro but we don't have a common currency.

side note. i go up every few months just to get me a 6/49 and super7 subscription. i win from time to time and that makes me happy.

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the question i want to know is how are they going to keep track of the changing dollar. will they have to buy the tickets with US greenbacks up north? i know the europeans have the euro but we don't have a common currency.

side note. i go up every few months just to get me a 6/49 and super7 subscription. i win from time to time and that makes me happy.

I used to live in US just 5 min away from Canadian border and all stores there including big grocery ones accept canadian money, just posting daily adjustments on currency value... so greenbacks is no problem if they really want it.

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I brought up the idea of Powerball going international to the MUSL a long while ago.  They said that they were not interested at this time.

 The way I see it now is that eventually they are going to run out of states to lure into the game and either remain static at the states in the game or expand it internationally.  couldn't they allow the sales of Powerball at duty-free stores in Canada.  Don't they accept American curency?

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the question i want to know is how are they going to keep track of the changing dollar. will they have to buy the tickets with US greenbacks up north? i know the europeans have the euro but we don't have a common currency.

side note. i go up every few months just to get me a 6/49 and super7 subscription. i win from time to time and that makes me happy.

I used to live in US just 5 min away from Canadian border and all stores there including big grocery ones accept canadian money, just posting daily adjustments on currency value... so greenbacks is no problem if they really want it.

Which explains why half the so called quarters I get don't work in the vending machines!  Cheap foriegn coins being slipped past the cashiers as American money.  A few weeks ago I bought a roll of quarters.  Half were Canadian, Euro, and other useless coins.  Couldn't throw them across the river of I had to, they don't spend money to make money there!

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I would LOVE to see Canada join one or the other...and we get jealous over a Canadian winner not having to pay tax on their lump sum...

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I brought up the idea of Powerball going international to the MUSL a long while ago.  They said that they were not interested at this time.

 The way I see it now is that eventually they are going to run out of states to lure into the game and either remain static at the states in the game or expand it internationally.  couldn't they allow the sales of Powerball at duty-free stores in Canada.  Don't they accept American curency?

What a shame. Powerball will run out of states so we aren't going to see another increase in the matrix.

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Jeb Bush can't stay the gov. of Florida forever... I pick them for the next PB state.

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I would say it's just as likely as Mega or Powerball only offering tax free cash instead of an annuity.

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I think the more the marrier.... more people - more jackpot!

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Here's some information on the new OLGC game they are contemplating. The structure and format should be similar to this with slight changes.

National Lotto Game
Choose 6 numbers from 1 to 47 and a SUPER BALL number from 1 to 10.

Price: $3 for 3 sets of numbers

Jackpots start at $4 Million and reach up to $50 Million.

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GREEN

Play Super 7 Green Game by choosing 6 numbers from 1 to 47 then selecting a SUPER BALL number from a separate set of numbers ranging from 1 to 10. YOU WILL THEN receive 2 additional sets of computer generated numbers. Can be played with a selection slip or by quick pick.


Every Friday, 6 numbers will be drawn from a pool of 47, plus a SUPER BALL number will be drawn from a separate set of numbers ranging from 1 to 10.


The Super 7 Green Game would replace the current Super 7 game.


Price: $3 for 3 sets of numbers.


Jackpots: Starts at $4 Million and grows by $3 Million if not won. The jackpot can reach up to $50 Million each year.

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Super 7 GREEN Prize Structure
6 Numbers drawn
from 1 to 47 Superball
(1 to 10) Win
Match 6/6 Match Superball Win Jackpot Prize
Match 6/6 $260 000*
Match 5/6 Match Superball $6300*
Match 5/6 $900*
Match 4/6 Match Superball $150*
Match 4/6 $20
Match 3/6 Match Superball $10
Match 3/6 $5
Match 2/6 Match Superball SUPER 7 Free Play
($3 value)
Match 1/6 Match Superball SUPER 7 Free Play
($3 value)


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Odds of Winning

6 Numbers drawn
from 1 to 47 Superball (1 to 10) Win Odds of Winning
Per $3 Play
Match 6/6 Match Superball Win Jackpot Prize 1 in 35,791,910
Match 6/6 $260 000* 1 in 3,976,879
Match 5/6 Match Superball $6300* 1 in 145,496
Match 5/6 $900* 1 in 16,166
Match 4/6 Match Superball $150* 1 in 2,910
Match 4/6 $20 1 in 323
Match 3/6 Match Superball $10 1 in 168
Match 3/6 $5 1 in 19
Match 2/6 Match Superball SUPER 7 Free Play ($3 value) 1 in 24
Match 1/6 Match Superball SUPER 7 Free Play ($3 value) 1 in 8
Any Prize 1 in 4.3

* approximate...amounts will vary

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I would LOVE to see Canada join one or the other...and we get jealous over a Canadian winner not having to pay tax on their lump sum...

Cash only, the Canadians would have the smarts to take annual payments :-)

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starchild_45 has a point about the changing dollars. Aslo, as far as I know, the US is the only country that taxes gambling winnings. Might create a lot of problems if you have a lottery where people on one side of the border are taxed and those on the other side aren't.

Might also "create" some "new Candaians"! if not taxing winnings outside the US is still the case and it's be the difference between forking over millions in taxes, or not!

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Why would a foriegn company want to do business in America?  Why reduce your standards, impact your integrity, and take harrassement for the effort?  The glory days are over!  We now need their money, they don't need ours.

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starchild_45 has a point about the changing dollars. Aslo, as far as I know, the US is the only country that taxes gambling winnings. Might create a lot of problems if you have a lottery where people on one side of the border are taxed and those on the other side aren't.

Might also "create" some "new Candaians"! if not taxing winnings outside the US is still the case and it's be the difference between forking over millions in taxes, or not!

Jamaica taxes lottery winnings. AFAIK it's a flat 15%.

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