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Changes coming to Powerball multi-state lottery game in January

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Posted: June 27, 2011, 8:40 pm - IP Logged

Tickets in the game will cost $2 and the Power Play multiplier feature will still be available for an extra $1 per play.  For that extra $1, players have the chance to win $2 million cash for the match 5 prize.

The above line states what is happening Mr. Coin Toss! So if you were to play one line with the powerplay the total cost will be 3 dollars instead of the original 2 dollars as before the change!

i think they should pay: $1 million for the second prize but offer a 2nd second prize tier that also pays: $1 Million...is better...the same should be with the 3rd prize tier...

The Forex trades: 1.6 Trillion dollars EVERY day, that´s more than the GDP of the Carribbean Central America, COMBINED. Enough to feed every crook out there for centuries...To all Geniuses & Powers Countries of the World the Planet needs breakthroughs in all Medicine, Veterinary, Biology related fields, Psychology, Population Psychology/Sociology..They need to genetically ingeneer new plants species/types to give more variety of plants and thus have more resources for combating diseases¨


 


 


 

 


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    Posted: June 27, 2011, 8:46 pm - IP Logged

    They ruined Classic Lotto in MD with Multi Match and they know it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  The Multi Match jackpots blow in the wind small.  You pick 1 line it picks 2 lines and you pay 2$ for it to QP 2 of your three lines it used to ba dollar per line,   what a POS they made in Maryland. Never play it no more. What a rip do these jackpots look like lotto jackpots?????????????

    Mon, Jun 27, 2011$775,000
    $25,000
    Thu, Jun 23, 2011$750,000
    $25,000
    Mon, Jun 20, 2011$725,000
    $25,000
    Thu, Jun 16, 2011$700,000
    $25,000
    Mon, Jun 13, 2011$675,000
    $25,000
    Thu, Jun 9, 2011$650,000
    $25,000
    Mon, Jun 6, 2011$625,000
    $25,000
    Thu, Jun 2, 2011$600,000
    $25,000
    Mon, May 30, 2011$575,000
    $25,000
    Thu, May 26, 2011$550,000
    $25,000
    Mon, May 23, 2011$525,000
    $25,000
    Thu, May 19, 2011$500,000
    ($350,000)
    Mon, May 16, 2011$850,000
    $25,000
    Thu, May 12, 2011$825,000
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      Posted: June 27, 2011, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

      I'm having a hard time understanding why the JP doesn't start out at 40  mil for$1 anyhow with the amount of states that are now involvedWhat?

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        Posted: June 27, 2011, 8:55 pm - IP Logged

        Too bad we don't have Power Ball in my state.

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          i think they should pay: $1 million for the second prize but offer a 2nd second prize tier that also pays: $1 Million...is better...the same should be with the 3rd prize tier...

          PB could pay: $2 Billion dollars is still not great...How you make it great: Let it cost: $2 with the: $20 Million extra let it pay different prizes of the second and third tier [second prizes...Let the maximum pay out be: $100 Million dollars anything above it goes to the second and third prize tier but create more tiers similar to the 2nd and tier prize that pay ranging from: $50,000 to $3 Million dollars...Example: you add 2 extra bonus balls beside the bonus ball that count for any prize other than the 1st one..

          5+0 + 0+ 0 = $200,000

          5+0 + 1 + 0= $300,000

          5 + 0 + 1 + 1 = $500,000

          5 + 0 + 0 + 1 = $700,000

          those are the second prize tier but they will be more for the second prize tier and third prize tier....Is better that way...

          thought of this since 12 years ago...

          The Forex trades: 1.6 Trillion dollars EVERY day, that´s more than the GDP of the Carribbean Central America, COMBINED. Enough to feed every crook out there for centuries...To all Geniuses & Powers Countries of the World the Planet needs breakthroughs in all Medicine, Veterinary, Biology related fields, Psychology, Population Psychology/Sociology..They need to genetically ingeneer new plants species/types to give more variety of plants and thus have more resources for combating diseases¨


           


           


           

           


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            Posted: June 27, 2011, 9:01 pm - IP Logged

            Double the price, double the starting jackpot, and I'm supposed to believe I'm getting a so-much-better deal?

            Sounds like something a bureaucrap would think of, or someone who thinks everyone else is bad at math.

            But then ... "No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people". -- H. L. Mencken

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              Posted: June 27, 2011, 9:04 pm - IP Logged

              two dollars a ticket will doom this game since mostly poor people play it hoping for these pie in the sky jackpots...nobody really needs 100 million dollars so it is much wiser to chase your individual state lotteries paltry 1-3 million dollar 6-40 approx. type lotto's. for 1.00 a throw. forget about that rip off power play option on these game. you are much better off using that dollar toward another combination on the aforementioned state megabucks type game. why are people so greedy? many people i hear say well i'm not going to play until it reaches 100 million. no one can handle winning that much. it has been proven over and over. 1 million dollars still goes a long way and people turn up their noses at such small jackpots(big mistake). there are many going on between 1-6 million that are much easier to hit and you won't have people hounding you for their share.

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                Posted: June 27, 2011, 9:20 pm - IP Logged

                It now costs me $4 to play Powerball with 2 lines with Powerplay.

                The new game will cost me $6 for the same deal for slightly better odds and bigger starting jackpots and bigger prizes.

                I can understand the uproar if you're buying a lot of lines but for me it's no big deal really cuz I only play 2 lines.

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                  Posted: June 27, 2011, 9:26 pm - IP Logged

                  I hope if MegaMillions is thinking of making any changes as far as ticket costs, they wait until after PowerBall  makes its changes to see if players prefer paying $1 or $2 for a chance at a multi-million dollars jackpot with odds of 1:175M to win it.  Seem to me when the two jackpots are within $50M of each other, there'll be no advantage to playing PB. 

                  PowerBall just changed its game on 01/07/09 and could be headed back to the drawing board shortly after making this change.  MegaMillions has had its present format since 06/24/05 and hope they keep it for another six years.

                   * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                     
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                    Posted: June 27, 2011, 9:28 pm - IP Logged

                    I hope if MegaMillions is thinking of making any changes as far as ticket costs, they wait until after PowerBall  makes its changes to see if players prefer paying $1 or $2 for a chance at a multi-million dollars jackpot with odds of 1:175M to win it.  Seem to me when the two jackpots are within $50M of each other, there'll be no advantage to playing PB. 

                    PowerBall just changed its game on 01/07/09 and could be headed back to the drawing board shortly after making this change.  MegaMillions has had its present format since 06/24/05 and hope they keep it for another six years.

                    That is a good idea.

                    As for the prize structure, I'd rather see increases - HUGE increases - in the lower tier prizes. I strongly believe that paying out $100 (a fifth of the prize for the Pick-3) for odds of 1 in 19,030 (about twice the Pick 4) for any reason is extremely unethical. I will play only the Pick-3 and Pick-4 because payouts for those games are much more fair (50% of the odds). It is probably the low lower-tier prizes that allow the jackpot to get so high though. 

                    BTW Powerball's inception date - April 19, 1992 - was Easter Sunday.

                    Today's winning 3-ball is going to be a number between 000 and 999.

                    In a lot of states, lotteries benefit education. That makes the REAL winners the only people who can't play!

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                      Posted: June 27, 2011, 10:03 pm - IP Logged

                      Ughh! Mad    More Changes for the "Good" of the Average Player from Powerball.  I heard this same BS the last time the brought changes to the game.....Just designed to suck more money out of your pocket......   Powerball has been going down hill for a long time...by adding Large States that take up more jackpots to adding caps to the Jackpot amounts.  This is the end of an era for me.....Powerball is going to get less of my money from now on!

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                        Looks like I won't be playing this game anymore.  $1 a  game is fine........ $2 a whack is not.  Realistically....... Only 50% of every dollar is paid out anyway and the new overall odds will not change that.  If the lottery commission wants to stick it to the players, then I just won't play anymore.  They just lost a long time customer.

                        The possibilites are endless.... might as well start at the begining

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                          Posted: June 27, 2011, 11:14 pm - IP Logged

                          I rather have two bullets to hunt with instead of using just one to make the kill. Made with silver or steal if it hits it kills. Not spending $2 on it. Maybe when it gets to like 200+ millions, then it'll be fun. For now, I'm working on cleaning out Cash 5.

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                            Posted: June 27, 2011, 11:18 pm - IP Logged

                            Dont play p/b often,the change would make sure i dont play it at all!

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                              Posted: June 27, 2011, 11:58 pm - IP Logged

                              It now costs me $4 to play Powerball with 2 lines with Powerplay.

                              The new game will cost me $6 for the same deal for slightly better odds and bigger starting jackpots and bigger prizes.

                              I can understand the uproar if you're buying a lot of lines but for me it's no big deal really cuz I only play 2 lines.

                              And I got this funny feelin I'm gonna win the very first drawing!    Thumbs UpCheersThumbs Up

                              I agree Powerplay is the better option with the new price increase, but you're still paying 50% more for the same amount of tickets. The jackpots will probably set new records because 175 million tickets must be sold just to have a 50% chance the jackpot will be hit. I don't know what the record sales for PB is for one drawing but MM sold only crossed the 200 million tickets sold twice.