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Powerball multi-state lottery to raise prices, jackpots

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Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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Posted: January 5, 2012, 12:19 pm - IP Logged

Pretty soon lottery prices will be like gas and need a credit card to buy one...

I can't get credit cards.

The mailman can't seem to get them to the right address.

And I noticed that all the McNutt's just got new overalls and shotguns.


                                             
                     
                                         

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   

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    Posted: January 5, 2012, 12:24 pm - IP Logged

    I can't get credit cards.

    The mailman can't seem to get them to the right address.

    And I noticed that all the McNutt's just got new overalls and shotguns.

    Move in with th McNutts problem solved....Next!..

                                                              Pure luck

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      Posted: January 5, 2012, 12:38 pm - IP Logged

      OK  ....Maybe it's just me being very tried after working all day , but I was looking to see if the new Powerball was still going to be played with the ping pong balls or was it going to be computer generated ....Please don't take my head off ..I just didn't see it anywere that it was still going to be played with ping pong balls...i dont like the computer generated games out there ...don't trust them ,never did...O ...and                HAPPY NEWYEAR    to all

      According to the Iowa Lottery.nothing is changing when it comes to the drawings.So no,they won't switch to computerized drawings.

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        Posted: January 5, 2012, 12:39 pm - IP Logged

        According to the Iowa Lottery.nothing is changing when it comes to the drawings.So no,they won't switch to computerized drawings.

        Actually, the draws will change -- they are getting rid of the Power Play drawing, which was the only computerized portion of the draw.

         

        Check the State Lottery Report Card
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        Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
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          Posted: January 5, 2012, 12:42 pm - IP Logged

          According to the Iowa Lottery.nothing is changing when it comes to the drawings.So no,they won't switch to computerized drawings.

          Yaaay!

           

          I prefer to see my numbers NOT COME

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            Posted: January 5, 2012, 12:42 pm - IP Logged

            Actually, the draws will change -- they are getting rid of the Power Play drawing, which was the only computerized portion of the draw.

            That must be their 'Give and Take' on it.

            They must know most people don't like computerized draws, so let's appeal to them, then stick it to them with a price hike.

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              Posted: January 5, 2012, 12:43 pm - IP Logged

              Mcginnin56, I just wonder if nobody wins the jackpot between now and the new "$2 start date", will the increase be at normal traditional rates of the past or the predicted rate of the future starting after Jan 15th ?

              From my observation in NH games CDanaT, specifically the Weekly Grand, and Megabucks+ that both went from $1 to $2 in the last year, their sales based upon the jackpot amounts have gone up steadily, but not right away...... took 3-4 months to catch on.

              I predict the same happening with Powerball. Probably by March-April we should see the anticipated predicted rates of jackpot increases.

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                Posted: January 5, 2012, 12:43 pm - IP Logged

                That must be their 'Give and Take' on it.

                They must know most people don't like computerized draws, so let's appeal to them, then stick it to them with a price hike.

                Yes, I'm sure that's their thinking exactly. Roll Eyes

                 

                Check the State Lottery Report Card
                What grade did your lottery earn?

                 

                Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
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                  Posted: January 5, 2012, 12:51 pm - IP Logged

                  I can't get credit cards.

                  The mailman can't seem to get them to the right address.

                  And I noticed that all the McNutt's just got new overalls and shotguns.

                  LOL rdgrnr!

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                  I'm not playing PB anymore but am having a good time reading what is going to be changing and how

                  people are taking it. Good topic.

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                    Posted: January 5, 2012, 12:57 pm - IP Logged

                    Actually, the draws will change -- they are getting rid of the Power Play drawing, which was the only computerized portion of the draw.

                    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

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                      Posted: January 5, 2012, 1:17 pm - IP Logged

                      At what point are the Lotto Zombies going to realize how much they are getting ripped off?

                      First it's $2.00, then $3.00, $4.00, $5.00... before long you're plopping down $50.00-$60.00 bucks a combo.

                      I suppose at some point when they've hacked off all their limbs to pay for a ticket; they'll roll into a store one day, grab some Cheetos and ask for a Powerball.

                      As they're rolling out the store, Cheetos and ticket in mouth, they'll say to themselves, "What the hell am I doing?"

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                        Posted: January 5, 2012, 1:52 pm - IP Logged

                        Buying HOPE on CREDIT. Now there's a concept!

                        PLAY now PAY later Hiding Behind Computer

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                          At what point are the Lotto Zombies going to realize how much they are getting ripped off?

                          First it's $2.00, then $3.00, $4.00, $5.00... before long you're plopping down $50.00-$60.00 bucks a combo.

                          I suppose at some point when they've hacked off all their limbs to pay for a ticket; they'll roll into a store one day, grab some Cheetos and ask for a Powerball.

                          As they're rolling out the store, Cheetos and ticket in mouth, they'll say to themselves, "What the hell am I doing?"

                          And here I was thinking it was TNT that carried the slogan  "We know drama" - lol!

                          If you're nothing else, YOU ARE ENTERTAINING.

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                            Posted: January 5, 2012, 2:17 pm - IP Logged

                            And here I was thinking it was TNT that carried the slogan  "We know drama" - lol!

                            If you're nothing else, YOU ARE ENTERTAINING.

                            Hey, Eleven of out Ten Lotto Zombies prefer eating Cheetos while watching TNT.

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                              Hey, Eleven of out Ten Lotto Zombies prefer eating Cheetos while watching TNT.

                              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.

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