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Posted: April 13, 2006, 8:39 am - IP Logged

I am so sick of this Powerball propaganda.  The players got a major screwing last year after the matrix change and this nitwit spokesman comes out and says the changes really caught on?  What a crock!  It's far more likely the general public is absolutely clueless about the changes and is reacting to the bogusly inflated jackpots.

Imagine Joe and Josephine Schmuck sitting around the kitchen table having a conversation about Powerball:

Joe: Hey honey?  Do you realize that last year they made it a lot harder to win Powerball by increasing the odds?

Josephine: Yeah and they inflated the jackpot amount by extending the annuity and backloading it too!

Joe: And would you look at this...now the cash value is reduced to under 50%!  I better go out and get some tickets right away.

Josephine: Oh and honey...they just eliminated one of the 5X's multiplier slots too so please remember to "wisely" purchase the Powerplay option too!

Joe: Good idea!  More than 97% of all Powerball tickets sold are losers so if we going to lose a dollar we might as well lose 2!  After all...the money we lose goes to pay for education and other worthwhile projects in our state.

Josephine (after Joe returns with the tickets): Honey, did you get the Powerball tickets?

Joe: Sure did!  And I "wisely" purchased Powerplay too!

Josephine: Good! I sure hope the jackpot rolls again!

Pffffffffffffffffbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbtttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt!

What a crock!

Jim 

 

OH LAWDDDDDDD LMAO  that is JUST what I needed this morning a little bit of creativity HAHAHAHAHA  LOved it  and the fact is that it is SO true ya know I mean come one do they think that we are stupid? Naughty  Lets all stand out side the lottery office and sign in hand Agree with stupid

 

Oh and  Hi  Baibeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Lover

Hopin To Be The Lucky Ones!!

COME ON MEGA! MEGA-ME-RICH!

 

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    Posted: April 13, 2006, 9:12 am - IP Logged

    Isn't that what always happens though? They increase the odds, but also raise the jackpot... that's when you have to ask yourself, if you want a big chance to get a little amount of money, or a small chance to get a large amount of money. When it comes down to it the lottery IS luck! There are people here that we know of (and we've almost done it once or twice) that buy entire books of different scratchoffs here. But no big hitters. But then there are other people who go out and buy one ticket, and walk away millionaires.

    We always say, when it's meant to be, it will be. Whether we bought 100 tickets for that drawing, or just one. *Fate it seems is not without a sense of irony*

    But I'm all about the protest!!!! Big Smile Muffin! We can get new sunglasses for it!!!! Crazy

    Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Muffinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn! Lovies

    Let's All Drink To That!

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      Posted: April 13, 2006, 9:23 am - IP Logged

      ANd that you are Right Ri Ri , Its all about the Luck, I have always said it doesnt matter if we buy just one single auto lotto Its Fate and if it is ment to be it will happen and if its not  IT WONT EVER, BUt hey I dont mind INCREASING my chances  for *sh1t and giggles*  ya know .... Its fun and the rush from it and the anticipation ROCKS, Like this morning... I went to bed early last night and didnt check the PB tickets  waking up this morning  KNOWING there was ONE TICKET that hit Eek COULD IT BE ME!!!!!!Confused  But No or Ya all would have already known it and I DONT live in Missouri LMAO But I like the feeling and the fun stuff that comes with it.... we ALL want that * $$BIG JACKPOT$$* But Ya gotta play for fun or not at all and if your not having fun then well your missing out on one of the best part of the lotto. Wink I know in my HEART whether it be 2 months 2 days or 5 years or when I am 80  SASSARI  WILL HIT IT BIG SOMEDAY!!!!!!    A.K.A. Batty's Angels        Blue AngelBlue Angel

      Hopin To Be The Lucky Ones!!

      COME ON MEGA! MEGA-ME-RICH!

       

      Please feel free to visit my sisters memorial page that I have now completed

      www.freewebs.com/wendyinmyheartforever

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        Posted: April 13, 2006, 1:43 pm - IP Logged

        NCPicks, your point is well taken. As is the money taken in from the lottery. Its a choice to play, but it can also be within reasonable statistics as well. Increasing the odds is NOT causing the increase in players or funds. Its the fact that the economy is such that the average citizen can only dream of making ends meet by hitting some decent payouts. Which are few and far between. The bottom line is, the PB spokespersons are misleading the public and in the process gaining more revenue by decreasing the jackpot payout. And that is what is so irritating.

        As they say..."the truth is out there".From the Powerball FAQ's...

        Why Has The Cash Jackpot Gone Down?

        Actually,it is the annuity that has gone UP.....

        You can read the whole explaination by going to Powerball.com and clicking the FAQ's

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          Posted: April 13, 2006, 1:53 pm - IP Logged

          hey there sassy and sassysbaibee!   hope one of you wins the next jackpot!

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            Posted: April 13, 2006, 4:23 pm - IP Logged

            hey there sassy and sassysbaibee!   hope one of you wins the next jackpot!

            Well thanks LottoMike! Right Back Atcha!!!!

            When we hit we'll look you up and when you hit don't forget to look us up! Love

             ~* Your Favorite Lotto Girls *~

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              Posted: April 13, 2006, 4:27 pm - IP Logged

              Hey Hey Mike Thanks!!!!  When we do win we will come and take ya out for a night on the town IN STYLE!!!! That is what  were talking about ..... We need some extra luck this week  so I think I am gonna go and get our stones Baibeee!  I WANNA BE A MILLIONAIRE!!!!!!!!!

              WHOOT WHOOT!  Hey Baibee about time to get out of here and go home!!!!  And Everyone good luck on Fridays Mega Drawing!!!!!!  I wanna see a winner be from the POST!!!!  Hurray!      Cheers

              Hopin To Be The Lucky Ones!!

              COME ON MEGA! MEGA-ME-RICH!

               

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                Posted: April 13, 2006, 6:15 pm - IP Logged

                i'll be rooting for both of ya to hit big!!   you'll get it!

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                  NCPicks, your point is well taken. As is the money taken in from the lottery. Its a choice to play, but it can also be within reasonable statistics as well. Increasing the odds is NOT causing the increase in players or funds. Its the fact that the economy is such that the average citizen can only dream of making ends meet by hitting some decent payouts. Which are few and far between. The bottom line is, the PB spokespersons are misleading the public and in the process gaining more revenue by decreasing the jackpot payout. And that is what is so irritating.

                  As they say..."the truth is out there".From the Powerball FAQ's...

                  Why Has The Cash Jackpot Gone Down?

                  Actually,it is the annuity that has gone UP.....

                  You can read the whole explaination by going to Powerball.com and clicking the FAQ's

                  Sure, the truth is out there, but what's your point? Simply having that queston in the FAQ proves that Uncle Jim is right about how many people are clueless. Where have you ever seen the FAQ other than on the website? How much was spent last year promoting the jackpot with the anuity amount and how much was spent on promoting the FAQ and the truth?

                  The thing that PB officials are best at is promoting their game, and they apparently  have no shame about how they do it, and that's Uncle Jim's point. You did notice that the "article" is a press release and not a real article from an independent source, right? Let's look at some of their claims and see how they compare to the truth that's out there but not promoted.

                  "Just when it seemed as if the Powerball game had broken all records"  "All records?" Exactly what records has PB broken? Well, they have advertised the biggest annuity, but they never actually gave that away. They have given way a lot of big cash prizes, but not the biggest. That distinction belongs to Euromillions for the $220 million jackpot in February. Largest North American cash prize, maybe? Nope, that was Megamillions back in November with an annuity option of a paltry 315 million. How about first US jackpot over 300 million? Nope, not that one either.

                  "The staggering $220 million jackpot"    Yeah, it's a lot of money, even if you
                  know that the cash is only 46% of the $220 million, but "staggering?" What they're offering is only 80% of what MM offers with the same claim, and it falls well short of the 365 that they're using as the current excuse to blow their horn. It's impressive, but when it's not even in the top 20 "staggering" isn't the adjective you use to tell the truth.

                  "The last time two big jackpots paired up was in 2003"  Maybe the last time two big PB jackpots were won back to back was in 2003, but two big jackpots paired up two months ago when MM was at 145 and PB hit 365.

                  "In the past year, the Powerball jackpot has reached $200 million or more ten times." In the last year PB has reached 200 million or more four times. If a $200 million jackpot rolls over to 240, it's only one jackpot unless they actually give it away twice. The first of those was advertised as 220 and paid 125 million in cash last April. The current $220 million jackpot has a cash value of $101 million, so besides miscounting, they're adding apples to the number of oranges they claim to have.

                  The truth may be out there, but lottery officials are doing only the bare minimum to let people see it, and they certainly aren't promoting it. Ford could raise the MSRP of an $23,000 car to 50 grand and then claim to be selling it for "Over twenty five thousand dollars off!!!" but that would be illegal. If a private company made the kind of claims that lotteries make attorneys general would be suing them left and right, but perhaps you think it's okay to make all the misleading claims you can muster as long you have a page on your website that tells the truth and don't force anyone to buy your product.




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                    i'll be rooting for both of ya to hit big!!   you'll get it!

                    Thanks Mike! You're a doll! We LOVE your confidence in us!

                    So do you have any predictions for the pick 4 midday today??? I want that big hit we could have had yesterday! lol Crazy

                     Hey Muffin! I'm excited too! We're getting ready to do it, I'm ITCHIN for it! What better time to hit than when we're already on vacation right? I gotta find out what my stone is Thumbs Up We'll take all the luck we can get!

                    Let's All Drink To That!

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                      It took PB 14 rollovers to get $220 million with a $101.1 Million cash option.

                      It took MM 12 rollovers to get $220 Million with a $125 Million cash option.

                      good luck! to whoever plays either one...

                      Where did you get the cash option amount for MM ? PB lists it on their website.

                      What about MM ?

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                        You can get all Mega Millions and Powerball information from www.usamega.com.

                         

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                          You can get all Mega Millions and Powerball information from www.usamega.com.

                          I was just at that site. I had to go back and look closely. The cash option amount

                          given is 56% of the face amount. That sounds a little high. I would feel confortable

                          is this info was listed on the official megamillions website. Thanks for the info though!

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                            You can get all Mega Millions and Powerball information from www.usamega.com.

                            I was just at that site. I had to go back and look closely. The cash option amount

                            given is 56% of the face amount. That sounds a little high. I would feel confortable

                            is this info was listed on the official megamillions website. Thanks for the info though!

                            It would certainly be nice if the official MM website listed the official cash value, wouldn't it? Besides finding it on the usamage home page you can find it onthe Ohio lottery website (ohiolottery.com). Interestingly enough, the Ohio lottery website lists the cash value right down to the dollar. I'm assuming that what they list is the expected cost to fund the annuity for the advertised jackpot amount.  As far as I know the only other state that lists the cash value is New Jersey.

                            56% is actually a bit low. Interest rates have been creeping up a bit , so the annuity for agiven amount of cash has been getting bigger. Just a couple of weeks ago the cash value was better than 58%.


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                              You can get all Mega Millions and Powerball information from www.usamega.com.

                              I was just at that site. I had to go back and look closely. The cash option amount

                              given is 56% of the face amount. That sounds a little high. I would feel confortable

                              is this info was listed on the official megamillions website. Thanks for the info though!

                              It would certainly be nice if the official MM website listed the official cash value, wouldn't it? Besides finding it on the usamage home page you can find it onthe Ohio lottery website (ohiolottery.com). Interestingly enough, the Ohio lottery website lists the cash value right down to the dollar. I'm assuming that what they list is the expected cost to fund the annuity for the advertised jackpot amount.  As far as I know the only other state that lists the cash value is New Jersey.

                              56% is actually a bit low. Interest rates have been creeping up a bit , so the annuity for agiven amount of cash has been getting bigger. Just a couple of weeks ago the cash value was better than 58%.

                              Yet OH's Lot O'Play, which also is 26 equal yearly payments, has a cash value that is FIXED at 50%, therefore those who choose lump sum are getting less than what they deserve.