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Jon D's avatar - calotterylogo
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Posted: January 21, 2014, 3:44 pm - IP Logged

It's strange that the powerball.com site and some state lottery websites still show the old Powerplay fixed multiplier prize values as of today, 1/21/14. I would think this info should have been changed on 1/19/14 after the last fixed multiplier draw on 1/18/14.

I assume this is just bad housekeeping (and false advertising...) and the first Powerplay variable multiplier draw is still a go for tomorrow 1/22/14?

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    Posted: January 21, 2014, 3:49 pm - IP Logged

    It's strange that the powerball.com site and some state lottery websites still show the old Powerplay fixed multiplier prize values as of today, 1/21/14. I would think this info should have been changed on 1/19/14 after the last fixed multiplier draw on 1/18/14.

    I assume this is just bad housekeeping (and false advertising...) and the first Powerplay variable multiplier draw is still a go for tomorrow 1/22/14?

    I have seen the advertising in some States lottery websites. Do you play the Megaplier and Power Play?

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      Posted: January 21, 2014, 4:05 pm - IP Logged

      I have seen the advertising in some States lottery websites. Do you play the Megaplier and Power Play?

      Never. But then I'm in Cali and we don't have PP or MP. Wink

      But I wouldn't play them even if we had it.

      We just had another big pari-mutuel PB 2nd prize 5+0 winner last draw: $3,167,202.

      It's all good.

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        Never. But then I'm in Cali and we don't have PP or MP. Wink

        But I wouldn't play them even if we had it.

        We just had another big pari-mutuel PB 2nd prize 5+0 winner last draw: $3,167,202.

        It's all good.

        Why wouldn't you play them?

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          Posted: January 21, 2014, 7:05 pm - 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.

          The second place prize will multiply when they increase the white balls to 70.

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            Posted: January 21, 2014, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

            Since PB went up to $2, I don't play it, so for sure not interested in adding an extra dollar. We should ban PB and any other game that is ridiculous.  Smash   Ban MM too.

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              Posted: January 23, 2014, 12:07 am - 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. : ))

              I Agree! ... my dream potential is MUCH higher (and farther reaching) with the solo row PB and MM w/multiplier ticket vs. scratch-offs purchases each week. 

              Plus, the 2nd prize MM and PB isn't annuity payoff ... unlike MOST of the expensive 1st prize annuity scratch-off tickets.

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                Posted: January 23, 2014, 10:18 am - 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. : ))



                POWER PLAY WINNER. I TURNED $3 DOLLARS INTO $21 DOLLARS. LOL

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                  Posted: January 23, 2014, 10:44 am - IP Logged

                  When I went to purchase my Powerball tickets yesterday of course the playslips would not work but I went to two different retailers and neither one had the new playslips in yet.  One said they won't have them until February 2nd.  Seriously???  They were nice enough to punch in my numbers manually but they people behind me in line didn't appreciate it.  How can they not have the playslips ready to go?

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                    POWER PLAY WINNER. I TURNED $3 DOLLARS INTO $21 DOLLARS. LOL

                    Congratulations, THRIFTY, on your PB w/Powerplay win! ... feel free to repeat it every 3.5 months, or so, at this ticket purchase rate. Clown

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                      Posted: January 23, 2014, 5:15 pm - IP Logged

                      Congratulations, THRIFTY, on your PB w/Powerplay win! ... feel free to repeat it every 3.5 months, or so, at this ticket purchase rate. Clown

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                        Posted: January 23, 2014, 7:56 pm - IP Logged

                        When I went to purchase my Powerball tickets yesterday of course the playslips would not work but I went to two different retailers and neither one had the new playslips in yet.  One said they won't have them until February 2nd.  Seriously???  They were nice enough to punch in my numbers manually but they people behind me in line didn't appreciate it.  How can they not have the playslips ready to go?

                        Now that's the kind of thing that makes the Cheesy Poof rack go flyin' across the store and slam into the Squishee Machine.

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                          Posted: January 23, 2014, 8:11 pm - IP Logged

                          When I went to purchase my Powerball tickets yesterday of course the playslips would not work but I went to two different retailers and neither one had the new playslips in yet.  One said they won't have them until February 2nd.  Seriously???  They were nice enough to punch in my numbers manually but they people behind me in line didn't appreciate it.  How can they not have the playslips ready to go?

                          Funny, I was able to use my old PB playslip today.

                          I wouldn't think it would make a difference because they aren't changing anything but the fact they are drawing a number to determine the multiplier. That doesn't affect the playslip.

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                            Posted: January 23, 2014, 9:25 pm - IP Logged

                            When I got my multi-draw two weeks ago I got until yesterdays drawing not knowing that the bet slips were changing in oregon.  So I won $12 last night and was worried that they would not pay because of the change.  But when I went into circle k this morning and checked the ticket it said $12 winner and I was able to cash it in so I was glad that I did not get ripped off.  But now I am going to have to use the new playslips to play for saturday night's drawing.

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                              Posted: January 24, 2014, 7:19 am - IP Logged

                              Funny, I was able to use my old PB playslip today.

                              I wouldn't think it would make a difference because they aren't changing anything but the fact they are drawing a number to determine the multiplier. That doesn't affect the playslip.

                              I agree you should be able to use your old playslip.  I tried again yesterday (23rd) at 5 different retailers not one machine could run the old playslips and neither could the lotto machine.  Finally I found on retailer that had the new slips in stock.  They look identical to the ones we have been using but it has two small black lines on the side of the ticket.  I live in Indiana so each state is different.