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Powerball multi-state lottery to raise prices, jackpots

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Okay, I will adnmit that I am a hugh Law & Order Fan but does that make me a ZOMBIE?

 

I just happen to see differing perspectives INCLUDING YOURS.

Nah, watching TNT won't turn you into a Zombie.

Eat enough of those friggin' Cheetos and you might.

That reminds me, I have to pick up a bag of Cheetos for tonight.

I'm outta here....

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    Without revealing my age (lol), I can remember a time when most of our elected officials and department heads listened to taxpayers and planned accordingly. Now, the only ones with a voice and the power are the politicians and department heads. The rest of us are suppose to shutup and pay the bills. If we don't like what they are doing, then ..... well, it would hurt if we did it.!

    The 'pols' who are suppose to represent me, don't fear anyone or any future election. They have the money and the power. They know that the electorate is mostly stupid, high on drugs or don't really give a crap.

    The only ones who had a vote on raising the Poweball ticket price to $2 were state lottery department heads.
    They got together in a closed meeting, decided they needed to make more money and adopted the $1 increase.
    No public polls were taken. They took advantage of the power they have to do just about anything they want, so long as it generates a profit.
    We can complain all we want, but nothing will change. The decision has been made. If you (generic) don't like it, go sit on it.

    No lottery in it's right mind is going to admit to any kind of mistake. The $1 increase will cover the initial losses caused by the player defections.
    Cannibalizing one game to support another is routine business for lottery folks. Time is on their side. They know as sure as the sun rises and sets everyday that gamblers will grumble but will eventually pay the price.

    I think we all know deep down that the cost of playing the Mega Millions game will increase, but probably not in 2012.
    When we gamblers adjust to the $2 Powerball in about a year, those with the power will be looking around for changes to
    bring in more profits.

    Personally, I think lottery directors want that third, higher priced jackpot game. I'm betting it will be a $5 game and we may have it
    sooner than we think.

    In my humble opinion, of course.


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      Without revealing my age (lol), I can remember a time when most of our elected officials and department heads listened to taxpayers and planned accordingly. Now, the only ones with a voice and the power are the politicians and department heads. The rest of us are suppose to shutup and pay the bills. If we don't like what they are doing, then ..... well, it would hurt if we did it.!

      The 'pols' who are suppose to represent me, don't fear anyone or any future election. They have the money and the power. They know that the electorate is mostly stupid, high on drugs or don't really give a crap.

      The only ones who had a vote on raising the Poweball ticket price to $2 were state lottery department heads.
      They got together in a closed meeting, decided they needed to make more money and adopted the $1 increase.
      No public polls were taken. They took advantage of the power they have to do just about anything they want, so long as it generates a profit.
      We can complain all we want, but nothing will change. The decision has been made. If you (generic) don't like it, go sit on it.

      No lottery in it's right mind is going to admit to any kind of mistake. The $1 increase will cover the initial losses caused by the player defections.
      Cannibalizing one game to support another is routine business for lottery folks. Time is on their side. They know as sure as the sun rises and sets everyday that gamblers will grumble but will eventually pay the price.

      I think we all know deep down that the cost of playing the Mega Millions game will increase, but probably not in 2012.
      When we gamblers adjust to the $2 Powerball in about a year, those with the power will be looking around for changes to
      bring in more profits.

      Personally, I think lottery directors want that third, higher priced jackpot game. I'm betting it will be a $5 game and we may have it
      sooner than we think.

      In my humble opinion, of course.

      I would hate to see the commentary on Exxon's website when gas prices go up.

       

      Think about it seriously. Gas for the most part is a NECESSITY. Gambling isn't but on the other the MUSL in effect is taking away our constitutional rights - THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS - lol!!!!

      "Freedom of Speech? Keep reading and you will discover that freedom comes at a price!"

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        Without revealing my age (lol), I can remember a time when most of our elected officials and department heads listened to taxpayers and planned accordingly. Now, the only ones with a voice and the power are the politicians and department heads. The rest of us are suppose to shutup and pay the bills. If we don't like what they are doing, then ..... well, it would hurt if we did it.!

        The 'pols' who are suppose to represent me, don't fear anyone or any future election. They have the money and the power. They know that the electorate is mostly stupid, high on drugs or don't really give a crap.

        The only ones who had a vote on raising the Poweball ticket price to $2 were state lottery department heads.
        They got together in a closed meeting, decided they needed to make more money and adopted the $1 increase.
        No public polls were taken. They took advantage of the power they have to do just about anything they want, so long as it generates a profit.
        We can complain all we want, but nothing will change. The decision has been made. If you (generic) don't like it, go sit on it.

        No lottery in it's right mind is going to admit to any kind of mistake. The $1 increase will cover the initial losses caused by the player defections.
        Cannibalizing one game to support another is routine business for lottery folks. Time is on their side. They know as sure as the sun rises and sets everyday that gamblers will grumble but will eventually pay the price.

        I think we all know deep down that the cost of playing the Mega Millions game will increase, but probably not in 2012.
        When we gamblers adjust to the $2 Powerball in about a year, those with the power will be looking around for changes to
        bring in more profits.

        Personally, I think lottery directors want that third, higher priced jackpot game. I'm betting it will be a $5 game and we may have it
        sooner than we think.

        In my humble opinion, of course.

        could not agree more, not a reg. pb player, but your reasoning is the same as how jersey came to have the highest state tax on winnings. @10.8%

        not sure when this happened, boney526,maddog10,todd,anyone help me out on this one,but i'm sure the legislature passed it when most were asleep.

        and the it was suppresed by the media, i did't know until i looked for it.

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          I would hate to see the commentary on Exxon's website when gas prices go up.

           

          Think about it seriously. Gas for the most part is a NECESSITY. Gambling isn't but on the other the MUSL in effect is taking away our constitutional rights - THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS - lol!!!!

          Actually, the lottery is hoping we all have learned enough Harry Potter that we all start trying to transform our losing tickets into a few gallons gas to offest our losses.

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            Actually, the lottery is hoping we all have learned enough Harry Potter that we all start trying to transform our losing tickets into a few gallons gas to offest our losses.

            don't know much about harry potter,but still LOL,maybe a big pile of loosers could be fireplace starter.

            Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.


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              Actually, the lottery is hoping we all have learned enough Harry Potter that we all start trying to transform our losing tickets into a few gallons gas to offest our losses.

              If it's not too personal, how much do you spend on the lottery in a given week? Or are you one of those that waits for the jackpot to reach a certain level?

               

              A lot of the WHINERS on here from what I can tell spend a dollar a week when they treat themselves to the weekly Dr. Pepper and the others buy a quick pick when the credit card isn't registering at the pump and they're forced to go inside to the cashier

              "Freedom of Speech? Keep reading and you will discover that freedom comes at a price!"

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                Actually, the lottery is hoping we all have learned enough Harry Potter that we all start trying to transform our losing tickets into a few gallons gas to offest our losses.

                yea, 21st century alchemy.

                Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                  I only know what they told me.Here is their answer to my inquiry:

                   

                  Hi, Mike!

                   

                  Nothing in regards to the way the drawings work is changing.

                   

                  Thanks,

                  Iowa Lottery Webmaster

                  Thanks  Mike

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                    Re: Gasoline, I've always felt this way......if three os us here decided to heist a gas station tomorrow, we'd be common criminals......but if the CEO's of three petroleum comanies decided to screw everyone in America who fuels up tomorrow 8 cents a gallon or so, they would be hot shot execs who are taking care of the shareholders, while stuffing their own pockets, of course.

                    As for PB, this is an interesting thread but let's face it, most of the people here saying they won't play it will play it, the MUSL knows that players will still play, and the 104 or so drawings for the year will produce 12 to 15 jackpot winners, and that's the way it is.

                    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners. 

                    Lep

                    There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                      If it's not too personal, how much do you spend on the lottery in a given week? Or are you one of those that waits for the jackpot to reach a certain level?

                       

                      A lot of the WHINERS on here from what I can tell spend a dollar a week when they treat themselves to the weekly Dr. Pepper and the others buy a quick pick when the credit card isn't registering at the pump and they're forced to go inside to the cashier

                      between $1.00 to $40.00

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                        If it's not too personal, how much do you spend on the lottery in a given week? Or are you one of those that waits for the jackpot to reach a certain level?

                         

                        A lot of the WHINERS on here from what I can tell spend a dollar a week when they treat themselves to the weekly Dr. Pepper and the others buy a quick pick when the credit card isn't registering at the pump and they're forced to go inside to the cashier

                        "TO HAVE 1 QUICK PICK TICKET IS TO HAVE A TALISMAN OF POSSIBLE WEALTH."

                        HEY, YOU NEVER KNOW.

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                          Re: Gasoline, I've always felt this way......if three os us here decided to heist a gas station tomorrow, we'd be common criminals......but if the CEO's of three petroleum comanies decided to screw everyone in America who fuels up tomorrow 8 cents a gallon or so, they would be hot shot execs who are taking care of the shareholders, while stuffing their own pockets, of course.

                          As for PB, this is an interesting thread but let's face it, most of the people here saying they won't play it will play it, the MUSL knows that players will still play, and the 104 or so drawings for the year will produce 12 to 15 jackpot winners, and that's the way it is.

                          yo ct,you're on the $ as always, when you work for the casino biz.you see the same stupid over&over,

                          and you know that comedy guy says "you can't fix stupid'

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                            yo ct,you're on the $ as always, when you work for the casino biz.you see the same stupid over&over,

                            and you know that comedy guy says "you can't fix stupid'

                            Ron White.

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                              Ron White.

                              thanks, could'nt think of his name when making post.

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