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Powerball lottery jackpot reaches $205 million

Topic closed. 24 replies. Last post 11 years ago by Chewie.

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Posted: October 7, 2005, 10:29 am - IP Logged

Depends on how far a player'd have to drive to get PB.  It might be several hours and gallons better for someone, say, in Texas.  For me PB's definitely better for that reason.

I don't believe questions of whether one's better than the other have much meaning at ground level unless both options are easily available to the folks making such assessments.

Hope I haven't suggested otherwise anywhere on this thread, or on LP.  If I did you've caught me lying about what I claim to believe.

Jack

Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

It's about number behavior.

Egos don't count.

 

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    Posted: October 7, 2005, 10:55 am - IP Logged

    I agree.  Right now I'm still split between PB and MM since PB's got the great jackpot, but I'm a system player, MM has 30 draws to work from...PB has only 11.

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      Posted: October 7, 2005, 6:25 pm - IP Logged

      Jack was right, as he tends to be in his suptle way.

      With PA PB with PP, you must invest ten dollars to get one free ticket. Sure it has PP involved, but it still a single ticket for a ten dollar investment. With NY MM, you invest ten dollars and you get two free tickets.  In PA, the ten dollars must be for the same draw. In NY, it can be spread over as many draws as you wish to invest. So instead of spending ten dollars on one draw, I can spread my option over ten seperate draws. How many tickets do you need to win - only one.

      Getting two free chances at a jackpot, versus one free chance at a jackpot equals a better deal in my mind.

      Also, a lot of people don't have ten dollars to invest in one free ticket. 

      Cheers

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        new delhi
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        Posted: October 8, 2005, 2:58 am - IP Logged

        All the be$$$t to all those playing the MM and PB in the next few days................

        I got the two star numbers for the Euromillions....nothing elseConfused

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          Posted: October 8, 2005, 3:50 am - IP Logged

          I would be so happy, but yet so pissed. One little ball meaning the difference between life changing, and forever life altering. I am not sure I could handle watching a live draw where I matched all 5 balls, and just missed the powerball by one digit, or any other. One little ball being the difference between 204 million before taxes. Wow. Sure you can invest the million and make it work well for you, but you will always have in the back of your mind "what if?"


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            Posted: October 8, 2005, 4:42 am - IP Logged

            I think its kinda sad because does everyone in here believe they will win the Jackpot one day?? lol just imagine. Alot of people think the chances a cop will catch them speeding is slim. So what makes people think they will win a jackpot that is 1 out of 500,000,000++++..... it could happen lol just not to everyone

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              Posted: October 8, 2005, 8:31 am - IP Logged

              I have been caught speeding several times. Bssed on your logic, I will win the PB tonite. THANKS!

              P.S. Not evey one can win the lottery, otherwise the prise would be forty-eight cents.

              Cheers

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                new delhi
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                Posted: October 9, 2005, 1:22 am - IP Logged

                not everyone can win a lottery but its always nice to hope..........................


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                  Posted: October 9, 2005, 5:55 pm - IP Logged

                  not everyone can win a lottery but its always nice to hope..........................

                  true ..... also does anyone know why powerball tickets are 2.50 each??

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                    Posted: October 10, 2005, 10:21 pm - IP Logged

                    not everyone can win a lottery but its always nice to hope..........................

                    true ..... also does anyone know why powerball tickets are 2.50 each??

                    Assume you are talking about the on-line service, PTS? It is part of business 101. Fee - (investment + expense) = profit. 

                    Cheers

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                    I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice