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The Power Play multiplier returns to Powerball

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Posted: January 19, 2014, 10:00 pm - IP Logged

Makes absolutly no sense, power play number 5 pays the same as 4,3 and 2?

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    Posted: January 19, 2014, 10:29 pm - IP Logged
    1 + Powerball$4$8$12$16$20
    0 + Powerball$4$8$12$16$20

    As Todd said in an earlier thread about this it would be nice if  1 + PB payed more than 0 + PB.

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    I agree I seem to hit 1+ Powerball often!

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      Posted: January 20, 2014, 12:08 am - IP Logged

      Are you kidding me? This so called New Powerball prize structure is just pure bullcrap. The power play multiplier does not apply to the 2nd prize...REALLY?. All the other subsidiary prizes do not offer much either. These guys at MUSL must really have the utmost disdain for players. I guess the master plan is to find the easiest way to separate you from your money. This is just a ripoff.

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        Posted: January 20, 2014, 2:56 am - IP Logged

        Crazy that the 2nd prize can't be X2, 3, 4, 5........F those idiots 3 bucks HECK NOO!!! They are luck I buy the regular. We should stop then maybe when Mega Millions keeps doing better they will make other changes. This is crazy..........At least Mega Millions went from 1 to 2 also had better things for 2nd prize if you spend a extra dollar.

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          Posted: January 20, 2014, 8:04 am - IP Logged

          So..... the 4 plus PB used to pay $40,000.00. POWERBALL is potentially saving tens of thousands of dollars and giving back a few hundred ? Someone please tell me if I am wrong. Help me understand why I should be excited about this chaange.....

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            Posted: January 20, 2014, 9:35 am - IP Logged

            Powerball is becoming expensive.

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              Posted: January 20, 2014, 9:47 am - IP Logged

              Actions speak louder than words.  If everyone would quit buying the PB tickets then they would have to lower the price or up the prizes.  I haven't bought a PB ticket in quite a while

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                Posted: January 20, 2014, 1:58 pm - IP Logged

                To be honest with you, when Powerball first come out it was alright the way the lottery had it. Now the Mega Millions came along and its better play than the Powerball. These people want to generate more money the way they can. I'm comfortable playing my Mega millions. Powerball being greedy right now. I stay with my Mega Millions. No thanks Powerball. It just for dummiest that don't really understand the game. This is the biggest Rip off.

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                  Posted: January 20, 2014, 3:05 pm - IP Logged
                  1 + Powerball$4$8$12$16$20
                  0 + Powerball$4$8$12$16$20

                  As Todd said in an earlier thread about this it would be nice if  1 + PB payed more than 0 + PB.

                  Bang Head

                  The odds of matching 1 + 1 are twice as high as matching 1 + 0 (111 to 1 and 55 to 1). Don't give PB any ideas because MM pays half of the 1 + 1 payoff for matching 0 + 1. Want PB to lower the 0 + 1 payoff to $2?

                  A race horse with odds of 111 to 1 is called a long shot, a $2 bet will pay off $224, but the horse must win or the player collects nothing. With PB and MM,  players are betting against the jackpot odds and the annuity payoff is close to the jackpot odds against on many of the wins. The secondary payoffs are consolation prizes so a $2 a ticket PB player is not betting $2 matching on 1 + 1 at 111 to 1 odds. 

                  The multiplier option is a side bet and players are betting $1 to get multiples of any secondary prizes (with the exception of matching 5 + 0) they might win. Odds wise, it's difficult to say which game's multiplier is a better bet because in MM a lucky player can win up to $5 million, but the same $1 bet on another ticket could win a much higher jackpot.

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                    Posted: January 20, 2014, 3:54 pm - IP Logged

                    Mega Millions is looking better than Powerball. $1.00 per play and if you play the Megaplier you could win up to $5 Million dollars if you match 5+0.

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                      Posted: January 20, 2014, 4:57 pm - IP Logged

                      Mega Millions is looking better than Powerball. $1.00 per play and if you play the Megaplier you could win up to $5 Million dollars if you match 5+0.

                      It makes sense to spend some money on Mega Millions and Powerball SOMEDAY.

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                        Posted: January 20, 2014, 5:01 pm - IP Logged

                        To be honest with you, when Powerball first come out it was alright the way the lottery had it. Now the Mega Millions came along and its better play than the Powerball. These people want to generate more money the way they can. I'm comfortable playing my Mega millions. Powerball being greedy right now. I stay with my Mega Millions. No thanks Powerball. It just for dummiest that don't really understand the game. This is the biggest Rip off.

                        Powerball is considered a premium jackpot game. You do not have to wait forever to see a $100M annuity jackpot. I would not mind spending $2 on powerball someday.

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                          Posted: January 20, 2014, 5:09 pm - IP Logged

                          Makes absolutly no sense, power play number 5 pays the same as 4,3 and 2?

                          The lottery is in the business of making money. It pays so much less than what it takes in.The lottery takes .50 cents of every $1 spent automatically.

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                            Posted: January 21, 2014, 12:50 pm - IP Logged

                            Yes it sucks that power play with Powerball cost $3 instead of $2. But the uproar about it seems a bit over the top. People complaining that they'd ONLY win $2 million if they got 5+0....REALLY? I think these huge jackpots have made people jaded and delusional about about what a potential $2 million prize could do in their lives. Some are the same people who buy $20 scratch off tickets. Trust me, i get it, the extra buck makes a difference i know. But the righteous indignation i dont get sorry. I would pay $ 5 if that was the cost. You only really need ONE ticket to win anyway, as many of the recent MAJOR winners have illustrated. All it means is that i'd actually spend less, with virtually the same odds, instead of buying so many darn $1 tickets and stil not winning a blooming thing. : ))

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                              Posted: January 21, 2014, 3:24 pm - IP Logged

                              Yes it sucks that power play with Powerball cost $3 instead of $2. But the uproar about it seems a bit over the top. People complaining that they'd ONLY win $2 million if they got 5+0....REALLY? I think these huge jackpots have made people jaded and delusional about about what a potential $2 million prize could do in their lives. Some are the same people who buy $20 scratch off tickets. Trust me, i get it, the extra buck makes a difference i know. But the righteous indignation i dont get sorry. I would pay $ 5 if that was the cost. You only really need ONE ticket to win anyway, as many of the recent MAJOR winners have illustrated. All it means is that i'd actually spend less, with virtually the same odds, instead of buying so many darn $1 tickets and stil not winning a blooming thing. : ))

                              Buying a $2 Megaplier Quick Pick Ticket and a $3 Power Play Quick Pick Ticket is too expensive in the long run.

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