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Powerball multi-state lottery to raise prices, jackpots

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Posted: January 3, 2012, 2:30 pm - IP Logged

People whine about a $2 Powerball ticket & spend $20 to lose a $1,000,000 lottery raffle ...............  Crazy  or to play a scratch off ticket for even less!

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    Posted: January 3, 2012, 2:33 pm - IP Logged

    People whine about a $2 Powerball ticket & spend $20 to lose a $1,000,000 lottery raffle ...............  Crazy  or to play a scratch off ticket for even less!

    boy i'm glad i didn't buy in to the raffle hype last year.

    now i'm $10.00 richer.

    it's $10.00 bucks a sucker here in Minnesota.

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      Posted: January 3, 2012, 2:55 pm - IP Logged

      Just means i won't play but maybe once or twice a month or wait until the jackpot gets up there

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        I don't like the new Powerplay option. It should be random and multiply whatever you win times that amount. I always play all Red Balls with PP, and if it is only 2x, then so be it, but if it is 5x then better for me. The new $4 payout for the RB only is ok, but $12 payout is only 3x. I won't be buying PP anymore.


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          Posted: January 3, 2012, 3:47 pm - IP Logged

          Those games are already rigged, and once the Jackpot is bigger your chances of winning diminish. Once this thing is over 100 millions they star rigging it . Someone will hit the Jackpot on Jan 14 which is a saturday since the new game start on the 18th. LOL lottery is so predictable.

          I bet your right. I don't see how it's rigged but I bet the jackpot will go, and will be a winner in NY as usual. I just spent $60 on three $20 instants but I will think teice before I buy 1 single PB ticket. I rather play a state game like match 6 or cash five first.

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            l do understand people are upset about the lower prices in new powerball not going up too with the price of ticket. But as a real gambler who really cares about small prices .You probably loss more money going after small prices you need to win big or go home just like my nick name says JoebigLotto rules. So stop whining about little prices but focus on the jackpot .In euroupe the euro millions rules with $260million cash jackpot no annuity so thats like $520million with annuity and tickets are expensive. So now powerball can rule the world for a while before the next super game shows up.Well the world is already going to hell so am not blaming powerball am just going with the flow i want my share of the billions ASP.LOL

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              Posted: January 3, 2012, 4:11 pm - IP Logged

              Well the rule states that when jackpot reaches record level it will slow down by not increasing more than $25million per draw so any extra goes to second prize of five numbers if there is a jackpot winner.so there is no limit on how high it can go just like your wireless service if you use more than 5G they slow down your service.So powerball figured that out too they can slow the jackpot at record level while raking in the profit at maximum speed just like waiting 50yrs on death row oh well enjoy the trip.lol


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                Posted: January 3, 2012, 4:11 pm - IP Logged

                It's human nature. No one is going to jump up and down over the idea that ticket prices are doubling. We like the benefits that come with it but not at that price - go figure. I have read EVERY POST on this discussion and each one enjoys some form of legitimacy. We do what we must. At the end of the day YOU HAVE TO PLAY TO WIN. I think instead of whining and complaining we need to channel that energy into forming sound strategies that will yield results over time.

                 

                The days are long gone of a dollar and a dream. Step up your game and stop using the dollar quick pick as an aferthought when you fill up your vehicle and then expect to win. Chances are someone will win doing this but if you seriously want it to be you one day, you have to do wayyy more than that!

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                  I don't like the new Powerplay option. It should be random and multiply whatever you win times that amount. I always play all Red Balls with PP, and if it is only 2x, then so be it, but if it is 5x then better for me. The new $4 payout for the RB only is ok, but $12 payout is only 3x. I won't be buying PP anymore.

                  I noticed that too and I don't like it. I don't mind paying for power play but I feel ripped off with the new changes.  It added excitement to the powerplay to possibly get 5 times the amount.  Then again, at a flat rate amount you can be certain what you're getting if you win with power play and I never turn my nose up at certainty and steadiness.

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                    Posted: January 3, 2012, 4:19 pm - IP Logged

                    People whine about a $2 Powerball ticket & spend $20 to lose a $1,000,000 lottery raffle ...............  Crazy  or to play a scratch off ticket for even less!

                    Wow dpoly, no one is whining. It's just that with the raffle and instants, they aren't changing the game plan on us. Give me a $20 instant over a

                    game where they feel the need to increase the play price to double of what it was plus knock down the odds by a mere 20 million and fool everyone

                    with the $40 million starting jackpot and carefully thought out prize tiers. They will not lose no matter how good it looks...the smack in the face is

                    the increase of $1 to play one line, $2 without the powerplay option.

                    Let them try and charge me $2 for a $1 instant, I won't be playing those anymore either. It's the principle and besides, I didn't win anything ever

                    worth writing about on Powerball anyway and wouldn't expect to with the new changes either.


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                      Posted: January 3, 2012, 4:26 pm - IP Logged

                      Well the rule states that when jackpot reaches record level it will slow down by not increasing more than $25million per draw so any extra goes to second prize of five numbers if there is a jackpot winner.so there is no limit on how high it can go just like your wireless service if you use more than 5G they slow down your service.So powerball figured that out too they can slow the jackpot at record level while raking in the profit at maximum speed just like waiting 50yrs on death row oh well enjoy the trip.lol

                      That rule will expire and not carry over into the new game. I am looking forward to a $500m jackpot. Are you???

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                        Posted: January 3, 2012, 4:28 pm - IP Logged

                        maybe they should have changed the price to $1.99 a play.

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                          Posted: January 3, 2012, 4:29 pm - IP Logged

                          boy i'm glad i didn't buy in to the raffle hype last year.

                          now i'm $10.00 richer.

                          it's $10.00 bucks a sucker here in Minnesota.

                          I also refused to spend that $20 they wanted for the Massachusetts raffle. Only half of the raffle tickets were sold meaning the lottery commission never made any profits on the raffle hahaha love that to death! 

                          $2 a PB ticket? yeah I had said I would keep playing but now I've change my mind. I will stick to the season tickets of Megabucks (local 6/49) and megamillions. No scratch offs either. I've been spending close to $500 a year and havent won anything so I might as well cut down sharply. Who knows, maybe after these season tickets expire I will give up on lottery completely.Banana

                          That money's gone fo ever

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                            Posted: January 3, 2012, 4:34 pm - IP Logged

                            That rule will expire and not carry over into the new game. I am looking forward to a $500m jackpot. Are you???

                            Does anyone know the new rules for this?

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                              Posted: January 3, 2012, 4:43 pm - IP Logged

                              They should have changed the game more. Like maybe 6/42 1/33.
                                Anyhow, according to todays news, gasoline is going to 4.99/9 to 5.99/9 this summer so the games are going to get played less anyway.

                              I sent in a suggestion to Megamillions about changing Mega too but they just forwarded it to my state lottery where I got a reply before they promptly ignored it.

                              The suggestion was to get rid of the Megaplier  and replace it with two options.

                              You pay $1 for the regular ticket and then choose one, or both, of the following-

                              an extra dollar to Megaply the $2-$150 prizes with different multipliers while the $10,000 prize would be fixed at $100,000 or maybe $125,000 if that makes more sense.

                              and the other one would be an extra dollar to fix the $250,000 prize at $2,500,000 with this option also building a second Jackpot that you could only win or split if you chose this option.

                              so then you could spend $1 on the ticket if that is what you wanted to do or you could spend $2 if you either wanted bigger small prizes or bigger big prizes or you could spend $3 if you wanted bigger prizes accross the game.

                              Maybe it made too much sense and that is why it was igored?

                                 
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