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$200 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot heats up

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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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Posted: May 29, 2011, 1:27 pm - IP Logged

Depends, if the winning ticket was one of the extra tickets you bought because you didn't spend the extra dollars for PowerPlay on fewer tickets then you might not.

I can see your point if someone is getting a lot of tickets or simply wants to double what he can get while staying within his budget by skipping the multiplier.

But in my case I only get two per drawing and sometimes a couple more.

And since they changed the 2nd place prize to a million with the multiplier, I haven't gotten a ticket without it.


                                             
                     
                                         

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   

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    Posted: May 29, 2011, 1:37 pm - IP Logged

    I think I could settle for $200M!! Let's do it! Banana

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      Posted: May 29, 2011, 2:07 pm - IP Logged

      Drawings are Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

      Aren't the drawings at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time?  Don't miss the drawings if you don't have to!

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        Posted: May 29, 2011, 4:22 pm - IP Logged

        Drawings are Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

        Aren't the drawings at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time?  Don't miss the drawings if you don't have to!

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          Posted: May 29, 2011, 5:19 pm - IP Logged

          I bought the winning ticket today. Yeehaw!Big Grin

          Gonna win.Big Smile

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            Posted: May 29, 2011, 5:38 pm - IP Logged

            I bought the winning ticket today. Yeehaw!Big Grin

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              Posted: May 29, 2011, 5:40 pm - IP Logged

              I bought the winning ticket today. Yeehaw!Big Grin

              With a PowerBall jackpot of $200M waiting to be won on Wednesday and Ohio Classic Lotto having a Memorial Day drawing for $32.9M, picking combinations for those games next drawings is a great way to spend part of the holiday week-end.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: May 29, 2011, 6:39 pm - IP Logged

                "None of the second-place tickets were purchased with the Power Play option — if they were, those tickets would be worth $1 million."

                 

                Yeah but at least they saved themselves a dollar!

                Man, I'd be kickin' myself all up and down the mountain.

                That's why I always get the multiplier. If I can't afford an extra buck a ticket, I probably shouldn't be playin' in the first place.

                I'd be kickin' myself up and down the mountain too.

                Uhhhhh...well, there is no mountain where I live. Uhhhhh.....up and down the street???

                Yeah, I always megaply and powerplay.

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                  Posted: May 29, 2011, 6:44 pm - IP Logged

                  Depends, if the winning ticket was one of the extra tickets you bought because you didn't spend the extra dollars for PowerPlay on fewer tickets then you might not.

                  Good point. Our pool at work won $103 on PB last night. I never play powerplay when I buy tics for the pool....but there's 10 of us and we each kick in a dollar for each draw. But when I buy my own tics, I usually only play one line, or once in a while 2 lines, and I always play powerplay/megaply.

                  CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

                  A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

                    Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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                    Posted: May 29, 2011, 7:13 pm - IP Logged

                    With a PowerBall jackpot of $200M waiting to be won on Wednesday and Ohio Classic Lotto having a Memorial Day drawing for $32.9M, picking combinations for those games next drawings is a great way to spend part of the holiday week-end.

                    My sister lives in Ohio, so when I go there, I always pick up $20 in Classic Lotto tickets. I don't have any plans to go up any time soon, so it'll probably get hit before then. However, I also bought the winning Hoosier Lotto ticket, which is at $21 million. lol

                    Gonna win.Big Smile

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                      Posted: May 29, 2011, 7:14 pm - IP Logged

                      Remember the Albany 7 where 5 co-workers opted out on a $319 Mega Million lottery jackpot.I don't want to hear about that again.Buy your Power Ball tickets!.Now,if I can only buy a Power Ball ticket here in California!.Jester Laugh

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                        Posted: May 29, 2011, 7:16 pm - IP Logged

                        "None of the second-place tickets were purchased with the Power Play option — if they were, those tickets would be worth $1 million."

                         

                        Yeah but at least they saved themselves a dollar!

                        Man, I'd be kickin' myself all up and down the mountain.

                        That's why I always get the multiplier. If I can't afford an extra buck a ticket, I probably shouldn't be playin' in the first place.

                        Yeah, rdgrnr, I think the same way on the topic of the 'multiplier,' for both the Powerball and Megamillions games. It's a type of insurance to my rational.  Even though my intention is to win the jackpot; which would be unaffected by this insurance.

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                          Posted: May 29, 2011, 7:30 pm - IP Logged

                          Megamillions just hit, so I'm hoping peeps kick in a few extra dollars on the Powerball instead and get the JP up a little faster.

                          I've been buying the multiplier on PB ever since they started paying out an automatic million for the 5+0.  I'm pretty sure when the Mega first came to Idaho, the 5+0 was dependent on the multiplier, but I noticed a few days ago it's now also an automatic million.   So I guess I'm gonna have to pony up the extra dollar for those tickets now too.  $250,000 would be a nice bonus and would buy some nice stuff but it's not really a life changing amount after taxes, whereas a million AT would definitely change my life.

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                            Posted: May 29, 2011, 8:06 pm - IP Logged

                            I'm young with not too many respondsibilities at the moment and ppl waste way more money on other things like beats by dr dre head phones iphone 4's ect so since being i don't make a boat load of purchases like that, I like I'll CHANCE $2000.00 bucks (yes 2000.00) on a CHANCE of A LIFE TIME CHANGING ANNUITY bc at 23 in 15 payments in the state of Louisiana and at age 38 I would've have cleared 70 million dollars after taxes!!! talk about LIFE CHANGING?! Beats by Dr Dre Headphones 299.99 Iphone 4 499.99 Mac Book Pro 1499.99. Winning the Powerball @200Million @23 PRICELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cool


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                              I'm young with not too many respondsibilities at the moment and ppl waste way more money on other things like beats by dr dre head phones iphone 4's ect so since being i don't make a boat load of purchases like that, I like I'll CHANCE $2000.00 bucks (yes 2000.00) on a CHANCE of A LIFE TIME CHANGING ANNUITY bc at 23 in 15 payments in the state of Louisiana and at age 38 I would've have cleared 70 million dollars after taxes!!! talk about LIFE CHANGING?! Beats by Dr Dre Headphones 299.99 Iphone 4 499.99 Mac Book Pro 1499.99. Winning the Powerball @200Million @23 PRICELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cool

                              YoungNRich, let me be the first to say, spending 2 grand on Powerball is not a good idea. If you are going to spend that much on a lottery, at least pick one where the reward and risk ratio makes more sense. That is, pick a lottery with a good expected value. When one spends one or two dollars on a game, it is not a big deal on which game to choose (even though you should still pick the one with the best expected value). But spending 2 grand demands more careful choice.

                              My lottery groups often spend 2 grand on one draw but I always do the research and make sure we pick the right game and draw.

                              Please reconsider. Not knowing which games you have to choose from, I would say off hand, pick your local state game. Even scratch offs are a better buy for you when spending 2 grand.

                              Good luck in your choice.

                                 
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