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Powerball lottery changes go into effect Sunday

Topic closed. 19 replies. Last post 11 years ago by CASH Only.

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Posted: August 28, 2005, 7:56 pm - IP Logged

Makes no sense to me..the odds are defintely against the players and yes, they did change it to make more money!!  and anyone who doesn't think so is living in la-la land.  The lottery is a business and if it is a well run business, it won't lose money.  By expanding the W/B by 2, we may see a 500 million jackpot..this is their goal..because people play more when the jackpot is higher and they make more money...plain and simple. 

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    Posted: August 30, 2005, 8:40 am - IP Logged

    Makes no sense to me..the odds are defintely against the players and yes, they did change it to make more money!!  and anyone who doesn't think so is living in la-la land.  The lottery is a business and if it is a well run business, it won't lose money.  By expanding the W/B by 2, we may see a 500 million jackpot..this is their goal..because people play more when the jackpot is higher and they make more money...plain and simple. 

    The lottery is a business and if it is a well run business, it won't lose money.

    I wonder if, in the entire history of lotteries and before that, in the numbers racket, if any lottery has ever lost money.  In that business I'd guess success is measured not in whether it makes money, or loses it, but rather in whether it pays out in pennies, or in nickles for the $100 bills it takes in.

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      Posted: September 3, 2005, 1:41 pm - IP Logged

      Normally I play PB or MM when the format changes. However with the high price of gas, I have not gone to Connecticut in over a month to play PB.

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        Posted: September 3, 2005, 1:54 pm - IP Logged

        Normally I play PB or MM when the format changes. However with the high price of gas, I have not gone to Connecticut in over a month to play PB.

        I agree, it's much cheaper to play online by clicking the links on the left side of this page.

        Plus, you don't waste HOURS in the car driving to another state just to pick up a couple of tickets.

         

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          Posted: September 7, 2005, 11:54 am - IP Logged

          todd:

          I'd rather pay regular price for tickets. I used to make drives to other states that took most of the day just to buy tickets, but no more.