# Chasing down millions with Mega10 progressive

March 06, 2018 3:00 AM
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The 10-spot Mega10 Megakeno progressive stands at nearly \$2.3 million and rising. Ticket cost is \$1.50 and you can play at several casinos in Las Vegas and Reno.

Everyone wants to be a millionaire. Prior columns have mentioned you can lower the odds by playing more than 10 numbers, hoping to hit a group of 10 numbers from this larger pool to hit the big one. Of course, this method costs more. Thus, which is more important – paying less with a lower chance of success or paying more for a higher chance of success? You the player must decide.

I have always liked playing to cover all the possibilities at minimal cost. Since Megakeno runs progressives from 5 through 11 spots we have mentioned in prior columns how this is done. Using a 10-spot grouped as 4-3-2-1 does this for the lowest cost, giving you a 10 (for the real big one), a 9, an 8, two 7s, two 6s, and two 5s for a total ticket cost of \$13.50. You may think \$13.50 per game is a lot (it is to me) however, many games you will receive partial pays to stay in action longer.

 A: Select 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 (Group of 10) B: Select 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 (Group of 9) C: Select 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,10 (Group of 8) D: Select 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 (Group of 7) E: Select 1,2,3,4,8,9,10 (Group of 7) F: Select 1,2,3,4,8,9 (Group of 6) G: Select 5,6,7,8,9,10 (Group of 6) H: Select 1,2,3,4,10 (Group of 5) I: Select 5,6,7,8,9 (Group of 5)

There is a way to mimic the above high roller play. You win a heaven of a lot less, but you spend less as well. You can have this fun for as little as a dime a way in some downtown Las Vegas and Reno casinos by playing enough games to cover the minimum ticket required. Play the same groupings, 4-3-2-1, for a dime a way, thus \$0.90 per game. A lot of fun for very little.

You could even do this for 9 cents a game total by playing on the 20-card keno machines for a penny per group. You would have to figure out how to group the numbers to resemble a way ticket but it isn’t really that difficult. In 20-card keno they designate the letters A through T for the 20 groups you can have.

In our case we only need 10. Let’s use numbers 1 through 10 for simplicity. On a paper ticket for live keno you would circle 1 through 4, 5 through 7, 8 and 9 and finally 10 by itself. By writing on the side of the ticket 1/10, 1/9, 1/8, 2/7, 2/6, and 2/5 the keno writer inputs this into the computer and you have nine total ways to play 5s through 10s on this ticket. On the machine you have to select all of the possible groupings yourself.

I’ve showed you how to do it in the chart above. As you can see, with multi-card keno you can do the same thing you would in live games if you are willing to figure out the desired groupings by yourself. Any questions, feel free to write to the email address below. Good Luck!