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New Mexico ticket wins Powerball's first $1M second prize

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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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Posted: January 19, 2012, 3:46 pm - IP Logged

Did anyone else notice that they added the number "0" and the number "1" to the powerplay option?NEITHER of these two numbers will multiply a prize.When they first started the powerplay option they had the number "1,after a few months and I'm sure a lot of complaints they decided to drop the number "1"  from their RNG machine.I'm going to write to my state lottery and complain.You should do the same if you if you feel this is unfair.You might also mention that you don't like the RNG machine drawings of these numbers.

Where did you get your information?  According to these graphics posted on Ohio's website, the Power Play looks like it's a fixed amount or each prize level.

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
   
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    Posted: January 19, 2012, 4:10 pm - IP Logged

    I was going by the fact that the powerplay number was "0" in last nights drawing.After looking at your graphics,I like it even less.The two top tier prizes are just fine but the lower tier prizes appear to only pay 2 times or 3 times the prize money.I don't like that at all.

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      Posted: January 19, 2012, 5:20 pm - IP Logged

      Darn!!! I wanted to be the first. In August "07" I hit the second prize for $200k in NH, my redemption would be for that cool $1,000,000.000

      Oh well.....chin up......march my buns back to my local supermarket and keep on playing. This Saturday???   What?    Hyper   Banana

      Hey, that's really cool, congrats on the $200,000 win!  A nice chunk of change to pay off a mortgage or something.

       

      Check the State Lottery Report Card
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        Posted: January 19, 2012, 5:21 pm - IP Logged

        In case anyone forgot, the complete set of changes made to Powerball can be found in this news story:  http://www.lotterypost.com/news/240864

        The changes to Power Play (including the fact that there are no more Power Play draws) are included in the story.

         

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

         

        Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
        Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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          Posted: January 19, 2012, 5:41 pm - IP Logged

          I was going by the fact that the powerplay number was "0" in last nights drawing.After looking at your graphics,I like it even less.The two top tier prizes are just fine but the lower tier prizes appear to only pay 2 times or 3 times the prize money.I don't like that at all.

          At least now you won't be writing to your state lottery complaining about a situation that doesn't exists.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: January 19, 2012, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

            Most will just lose $2 now instead of $1. But there will eventually be some "anonymous winner" that we never know about.

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              Posted: January 19, 2012, 5:59 pm - IP Logged

              At least now you won't be writing to your state lottery complaining about a situation that doesn't exists.

              Thats true.Now I'll just write and complain about the price increase,which sucks.The only people that benefit from the price increase is the state lotterys.

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                Posted: January 19, 2012, 6:05 pm - IP Logged

                I was going by the fact that the powerplay number was "0" in last nights drawing.After looking at your graphics,I like it even less.The two top tier prizes are just fine but the lower tier prizes appear to only pay 2 times or 3 times the prize money.I don't like that at all.

                I agree, Cletu$2.

                I don't think the idea of playing a jackpot game is to won $7, $14, or even $200.

                The $7 and $14 payoffs will undoubtedley go right back into the lottery anyway.

                A 0 or 1 Powerplay is notthing but marketing hype.

                Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                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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                  Posted: January 19, 2012, 6:32 pm - IP Logged

                  wasant power plays a state ran thing, so the extra $1 went to state coffers, not the multi state lotto  pot,  so it was a way for states to cash in on the popularity  of powerball,?

                  anyhow thats how i thought power play started,. and now its all part of the pb structure or is it still a state revenue stream?

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                    Posted: January 19, 2012, 6:42 pm - IP Logged

                    I used to play the lottery in New Mexico.

                    I had terrible luck there.

                    Felt like I was in a desert.

                    Wait a minute...

                    I was in a desert...

                    Never mind.


                                                                 
                                         
                                                             

                     

                     

                     

                     

                                                                                                                       

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                      Posted: January 19, 2012, 7:21 pm - IP Logged

                      I ALSO WON $4.  I ALREADY BOUGHT MY 2 QUICK PICKS FOR SATURDAY POWERBALL.

                      I got $100,000,000 winner a few minutes ago! 2 quick picks near Picksburgh!  :$

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                        Posted: January 19, 2012, 7:22 pm - IP Logged

                        In case anyone forgot, the complete set of changes made to Powerball can be found in this news story:  http://www.lotterypost.com/news/240864

                        The changes to Power Play (including the fact that there are no more Power Play draws) are included in the story.

                        Thank you fearless leader!


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                          Posted: January 19, 2012, 10:17 pm - IP Logged

                          Hey, that's really cool, congrats on the $200,000 win!  A nice chunk of change to pay off a mortgage or something.

                          Thanks Todd.

                          Mortgage almost paid off; would be nice to get a newer Mercedes, help out some family members, retire.........Roll Eyes


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                            Posted: January 19, 2012, 10:27 pm - IP Logged

                             Thank you mcginnin. You are absolutely right, the cost of living is on the rise. Lol

                              I just wanted to hear people's opinions, I myself bought a quick pick out oc curiosity and, I still found out that people were purchasing with gusto.

                               Once again, thank you for your response and good luck to us all.........Big Smile

                            Good luck to you as well sandia.   See Ya!


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                              Posted: January 19, 2012, 10:54 pm - IP Logged

                              I play my $2 ticket with powerplay so on saturday I would like to be the first $2 million winner since the game change.  That would make my year!-weshar75

                              I'm with you on that one weshar, $2 million is a game changer. Would also like to have that distinction!   Sad Cheers