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Powerball changing in October to generate bigger jackpots

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Posted: July 8, 2015, 12:45 pm - IP Logged

Right now, hubby and I don't buy Powerball until the jackpot gets over $100million.  Maybe this change will get us to buy at lower jackpots......

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    Posted: July 8, 2015, 1:01 pm - IP Logged

    I guess these rocket scientist don't realize that the sales probably dropped due to the $2 per ticket they charge for powerball, when you can purchase a mega million for a dollar.Hat

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      Posted: July 8, 2015, 1:31 pm - IP Logged

      Rant

      Well, this is bad news, the state's are running up too big of unmerited contract bills/wages/salaries/construction projects and materials!  Why shouldn't these state's be forced by their Governor to cease this irresponsible/hurtful behavior; instead of making each state's on-line gamblers pay for their chronic out of control spending?

      This year's Powerball balls re-arrangement also isn't being celebrated by me.  After all, Powerball only had 11 jackpots won last year!  This year will probably be only 12 jackpots won. 

      Lastly, not nearly enough 2nd prizes are being won, monthly, in the Mega Millions and the Powerball nation-wide on-line games!!!

      Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

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        Posted: July 8, 2015, 1:58 pm - IP Logged

        Rant

        Well, this is bad news, the state's are running up too big of unmerited contract bills/wages/salaries/construction projects and materials!  Why shouldn't these state's be forced by their Governor to cease this irresponsible/hurtful behavior; instead of making each state's on-line gamblers pay for their chronic out of control spending?

        This year's Powerball balls re-arrangement also isn't being celebrated by me.  After all, Powerball only had 11 jackpots won last year!  This year will probably be only 12 jackpots won. 

        Lastly, not nearly enough 2nd prizes are being won, monthly, in the Mega Millions and the Powerball nation-wide on-line games!!!

        "Why shouldn't these state's be forced by their Governor to cease this irresponsible/hurtful behavior; instead of making each state's on-line gamblers pay for their chronic out of control spending?"

        Name one state that make gamblers participate in lotteries.  Gamblers are victims of their own greed for something for nothing or very little.  If the states weren't taking their money someone else would, there's always someone willing to take a gambler's money.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: July 8, 2015, 2:15 pm - IP Logged

          This will backfire, most players are after the JP and couldn't care less about the lower prizes.

          How many times do you hear about 2nd prize winners that didn't play the MP ?

          And some don't even know there are lower prizes... the casual players that only buy when the JP is outsize,

          isn't that who they're trying to attract ?

           

          I was only playing when I could go to Delaware for tix. after the change when I do that it will be MM only.

          MM having slightly better odds for half the price.

          Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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            Posted: July 8, 2015, 2:25 pm - IP Logged

            "The odds of winning $4? That will improve from 1 in 111 to 1 in 92. "

            You mean we can expect to win back $4 every time we spend $184? I can't believe they're making us wait until October for a chance like that.


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              Posted: July 8, 2015, 2:43 pm - IP Logged

              "The odds of winning $4? That will improve from 1 in 111 to 1 in 92. "

              You mean we can expect to win back $4 every time we spend $184? I can't believe they're making us wait until October for a chance like that.

              Get rid of the stupid game. It's a ripoff @ $2 a ticket. get 4/5 numbers right out of 59...WOW an amazing $100.

              Play NY 5/39  get 4/5 = $400+.  Do the math. Which would you prefer?

              PB payouts are ridiculous same with Mega. I hit 4/5 on Mega last year and won a whopping $152. It's all BS payouts on these large games. The reason they keep upping the ante is because too many are winning.

              NY went from 6/40-6/44-6/48-6/54- 6/59. Its all BS

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                Posted: July 8, 2015, 2:53 pm - IP Logged

                I realized from playing the lottery for the past year, I selected the wrong game to play.

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                  Posted: July 8, 2015, 3:05 pm - IP Logged

                  $4 prize and an increased chance to win it? Keep it. I always hated PB. Didn't they just

                  change it? Decreased sales might have to do with no high JP but I think it"s more like it's

                  just a bad game with rotten odds....which will be even more rotten....and rotten payouts.

                  $2 or $3 per play didn't help their cause either. I'm glad NY showed a drop of 44%, that's 

                  a big state. Too bad they aren't taking the numbers seriously. The change is a joke.

                  246 ~~ 485 ~~ 369 ~~ 890 ~~ 705 ~~ 357 ~~ 129 ~~ 165 ~  007 ~ 225 ~ 818 ~ 440 ~  7775 5557

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                    Posted: July 8, 2015, 3:16 pm - IP Logged

                    Will there still be a multiplier and is the second prize staying $1 million?

                    Is there a nice chart somewhere laying it all out?

                    I will stop being a regular player in October.  The jackpot odds are too ridiculous now (haha as if 1 in 175 million isn't).  I might have stayed if the second prize was multiplied like it is in megamillions but this new powerball game doesn't sound fun to me.

                    Lotto Lucy

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                      Posted: July 8, 2015, 4:43 pm - IP Logged

                      NY went from 6/40-6/44-6/48-6/54- 6/59. Its all BS

                       

                      OH had 6/40,6/44,6/47,6/49+1,6/100 before deciding 6/49 was just right. Approve

                       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         
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                        Posted: July 8, 2015, 4:54 pm - IP Logged

                        I stopped playing when they changed it to $2/ticket and made it harder to hit the jackpot by 2x. I sometimes doubled up on MM instead. 

                        If I want to play for smaller prizes, I can play daily Pick 3 or Pick 4 and win more often for more money.  I play the big games only because they are life changers, if you should happen to win.  If I don't win, at least I know that my losing tickets help fund someone else having a life changing moment.

                        Right now, 1 million would be life changing.  When it gets up over 20 million, it wouldn't change my life that much more. All I want is to be comfortable, not crazy rich.

                        They are killing the lottery as far as I am concerned.

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                          Posted: July 8, 2015, 6:10 pm - IP Logged

                          I agree!! Powerball is becoming a toilet bowl and I won't ever play again!!

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                            Posted: July 8, 2015, 6:11 pm - IP Logged

                            YeeHaa!  It had to happen.  Of course they should have raised it to 400million to 1 instead of 292million to 1 but its a step in the right direction. 

                            Need a billion dollar pot!

                            Next up Megamillions ups the ante above 292million to 1.  Like bugs bunny says "Of course you know this means war!"LOL

                            Don't forget to visit the Lottery Post Gift Shop!

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                              Posted: July 8, 2015, 6:17 pm - IP Logged

                              Get rid of the stupid game. It's a ripoff @ $2 a ticket. get 4/5 numbers right out of 59...WOW an amazing $100.

                              Play NY 5/39  get 4/5 = $400+.  Do the math. Which would you prefer?

                              PB payouts are ridiculous same with Mega. I hit 4/5 on Mega last year and won a whopping $152. It's all BS payouts on these large games. The reason they keep upping the ante is because too many are winning.

                              NY went from 6/40-6/44-6/48-6/54- 6/59. Its all BS

                              Powerball has lots its mojo I will definitely play more in state games than PB!