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Powerball at $2.00 - Mega Millions at $1.00 and a Record Jackpot

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Is the $2.00 Powerball ticket price helping the $1.00 Mega Millions Jackpot?

Yes - price and Jackpot [ 22 ]  [70.97%]
Yes - price only [ 6 ]  [19.35%]
No - price not a factor [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
No - price and Jackpot not a factor [ 3 ]  [9.68%]
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JADELottery's avatar - EyePhnoeyReality6
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Posted: March 28, 2012, 11:17 am - IP Logged

Are more people choosing to buy Mega Millions in relation to the hike in Powerball ticket price?

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    Posted: March 28, 2012, 11:44 am - IP Logged

    Right now, the jackpot sizes are driving sales just as PB had hoped, only they don't have the larger jackpot as they had hoped.  It may be with PB not attracting most of the casual players with its price, its jackpots may be lower most of the times.

    * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
    * your best chance at winning a lottery jackpot is to buy a ticket * 
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      Posted: March 28, 2012, 2:42 pm - IP Logged

      Lessee... for 1$ I can take a chance out on a 1/2B$ j/p prize... or for 2$ I can purchase a chance on a 50M$... think I will take that 2$ from over there (pointing to the PB lottery fund pile) and place it over HERE (pointing to the MM lottery pile)... 

      So for 2$ I can get 2 extra chances on my 1/2B$ prize.  (c&z are affecting sales - priCe and priZe)


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        Posted: March 28, 2012, 3:06 pm - IP Logged

        Are more people choosing to buy Mega Millions in relation to the hike in Powerball ticket price?

        Of course...that was to simple a question...are you being serious??? And on another note, in relation to the $500,000,000.00 record MM jackpot.  Yes Nod

        (Probably $600,000,000.00 by Friday evening! Hyper).

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          Posted: March 28, 2012, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

          My vote is yes and jackpot thanks to Powerball sales. I hope someone wins a Mega Millions Jackpot on this draw.

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            Posted: March 28, 2012, 5:03 pm - IP Logged

            I will not buy PB tickets anymore thanks to the price increase!

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              Posted: March 28, 2012, 6:58 pm - IP Logged

              I agree. I havent bought any powerball tickets since the increase. The economy is in the tank, why double the price? For $2, I get 2 shots at either the MM or my state lottery, or one of each. Been buying only MM, no powerball.

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                Posted: March 28, 2012, 7:23 pm - IP Logged

                Are more people choosing to buy Mega Millions in relation to the hike in Powerball ticket price?

                Yes & jackpot!!!! but I would take $50 million in a heart beat.... Wink

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                  Posted: March 28, 2012, 7:53 pm - IP Logged

                  We only have Powerball and state lottery here in Florida. So I am taking my money to Georgia. Time to rollback the price to $1.

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                    Posted: March 30, 2012, 9:34 pm - IP Logged

                    We only have Powerball and state lottery here in Florida. So I am taking my money to Georgia. Time to rollback the price to $1.

                    If everyone stopped PB.  Then it will be seen as a HUGE mistake to increase it to $2.

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                      Posted: March 30, 2012, 9:35 pm - IP Logged

                      powerball will reach the 500 mark soon enough, and as for megamillions.... it will never reach 500 again.

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                        Posted: March 30, 2012, 10:09 pm - IP Logged

                        If everyone stopped PB.  Then it will be seen as a HUGE mistake to increase it to $2.

                        WTG

                        I've cut waaay back.  Probably spend less than half of what I used to spend.

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                          Posted: March 31, 2012, 2:58 pm - IP Logged

                          I wonder if Powerball will now get more takers now that Mega Millions is back to normal.  Of course, all Powerball has to do is last past four draws now LOL.

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                            Posted: March 31, 2012, 6:54 pm - IP Logged

                            well, the bar just got set higher.

                            the next BIG High is $1,000,000,000.00

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                              Posted: April 1, 2012, 1:04 pm - IP Logged

                              well, the bar just got set higher.

                              the next BIG High is $1,000,000,000.00

                              wow.  after all the insanity of the last run... the idea of having a 1B$ prize and what the frenzy would be like is breathtaking!