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Powerball coming to California

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bobby623's avatar - abstract
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Posted: November 29, 2012, 9:54 pm - IP Logged

Hope this doesn't expand the matrix.

59 numbers is tough enough, beyond that just send the $2 in to PB and skip the formality of playing.

Bang Head

The head of the Texas lottery announced in October that California would be joining PB in January. He said the matrix would not change.

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    Posted: November 29, 2012, 10:07 pm - IP Logged

    Congratulations Cali........Thumbs Up

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      Posted: November 29, 2012, 11:31 pm - IP Logged

      They're not worthy.

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        Posted: November 29, 2012, 11:42 pm - IP Logged

        They're not worthy.

        Oh Ridge, that's not very nice of you. We Californians have feelings you know. (It's true, I swear!)

         

        Still glad to see you're back.

        It was always in the stars for me to be a lottery winner.

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          Posted: November 30, 2012, 12:27 am - IP Logged

          Statistically things should not change. More people won't make it harder for you to win, the numbers are the numbers that are drawn. There may be more people to share the jackpot with you if you were lucky enough to get the right numbers, but nothing past that would change. 

           

          However, with a state that large with a population that large, the initial jackpot should be increased and the subsequent increases on each rollover increased at a larger rate also. 

           

          There is going to come a point where the MegaMillions is going to need to seriously compete with the Powerball. The price of the ticket is half of the PB, yet the initial jackpot is less than a third. It needs to be bumped up to at least $20 million.

          I wonder if Todd has access to this, but it would be interesting to see what the sales of the MM vs the PB are state by state and how the sales were affected by increasing the price of the tickets from $1 to $2. I personally adjusted my strategy of buying multiple tickets when there was a big jackpot to instead of buying them all on my own like I did when it was $1 to going 50/50 with my brother usually. 

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            Posted: November 30, 2012, 12:58 am - IP Logged

            Coke needs Pepsi and Pepsi needs coke. Lets just get this thing all ramped up and make Powerball and Mega millions national.

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              Posted: November 30, 2012, 12:59 am - IP Logged

              Oh Ridge, that's not very nice of you. We Californians have feelings you know. (It's true, I swear!)

               

              Still glad to see you're back.

              Thank you janem, but I have this haunting fear that Charlie Sheen might win it.

              And that would destroy me.

              I don't think I could go on.

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                Posted: November 30, 2012, 1:07 am - IP Logged

                Thank you janem, but I have this haunting fear that Charlie Sheen might win it.

                And that would destroy me.

                I don't think I could go on.

                I understand because that is a fear that haunts us all.

                It would destroy every lotto player from east to west.

                Still,  we would have to find a way to go on.

                And go on to play another day......

                It was always in the stars for me to be a lottery winner.

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                  Posted: November 30, 2012, 1:49 am - IP Logged

                  Congratations to California!

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                    Posted: November 30, 2012, 7:36 am - IP Logged

                    I feel as though they may combine the PB and Megamillion games into  "The Super Power Mega National Game" once CA joins...it will have...

                     

                    starting jackpots of $100 MILLION!!

                     

                    PartyParty

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                      Posted: November 30, 2012, 8:39 am - IP Logged

                      I do wish Oklahoma had a there own state lotto game the odds would be better.

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                        Posted: November 30, 2012, 12:34 pm - IP Logged

                        Hope this doesn't expand the matrix.

                        59 numbers is tough enough, beyond that just send the $2 in to PB and skip the formality of playing.

                        Bang Head

                        Ohio had a 100 numbers matrix for their Lot'O Play game(0-99) for a while when they switched from the Super Lotto  game(6/49+1) but changed again to Classic Lotto(6/49) when people lost interest in playing.  If PB was going to change anything it would probably be the numbers of bonus numbers.

                        * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
                        * your best chance at winning a lottery jackpot is to buy a ticket * 
                             Wink 

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                          Posted: November 30, 2012, 8:08 pm - IP Logged

                          Bigger Jackpots for sure

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                            Posted: November 30, 2012, 8:14 pm - IP Logged

                            Thank you janem, but I have this haunting fear that Charlie Sheen might win it.

                            And that would destroy me.

                            I don't think I could go on.

                            lol I'd rather have Charlie win it vs Rosie O'donnell and the slew of Obama worshippers. At least with Charlie, you never know what side of the fence he will be on from day to day.

                            Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars,

                            because it is his natural characteristic,

                            so the artist works.

                            by Alma  Gluck

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                              Posted: November 30, 2012, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

                              lol I'd rather have Charlie win it vs Rosie O'donnell and the slew of Obama worshippers. At least with Charlie, you never know what side of the fence he will be on from day to day.

                              I just don't think I could bear it with him on tv and everywhere else doing that "Winning!" thing again.