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Powerball changing in October to generate bigger jackpots

Topic closed. 96 replies. Last post 1 year ago by haymaker.

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Posted: July 15, 2015, 7:44 pm - IP Logged

It makes sense to increase the Matrix. I'm on board with it.

Following the trends and patterns means following the money!Banana

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    Posted: July 25, 2015, 9:53 am - IP Logged

    That sucking sound you hear is the Powerball game circling the drain. I never played PB regularly, but when they arrogantly increased the price to $2 per game, I quit playing all together (as did a lot of people). I predict that the worsening of the odds for a decent prize in this economy will be the straw that breaks the camel's back. I will continue to play our State lottery Cash5 simply because the odds for the top prize are much better (1 in 575,000) for $1 a game.  Even if the payouts are smaller, you have a better chance of winning, and isn't that the point of the whole thing?

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      Posted: August 19, 2015, 9:23 am - IP Logged

      It was time to get the best lottery news article back to the top.  Come on October!Banana

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        Posted: August 23, 2015, 10:49 am - IP Logged

        This is atrocious. I'll be severely limiting my tickets now. 

        Have they released the payout grid yet?

        If they at least increased the PB + 1 from $4 (same as just PB) then that's a start. That whole setup since the last change is crap.

        And did a state actually leave the PB?

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          Posted: September 19, 2015, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

          I think they are counting on people forgetting to cash the low value tickets - no big rush.

          Guess I'm in the minority - I don't see the need in a mega-huge jackpot for one person. I'd be much more likely to play with lots of peeps winning realistic amounts: $100, $500, $1000, $10,000, $20,000, etc.

          But if that happened, people wouldn't be losing the ticket or forgetting to catch it in. Each of these lower amounts can be important - it depends on your current status.... Buying meat, paying rent, fixing a car, making a down payment on a house or even buying a fixer-upper.

          $50,000 and $100,000 jackpots can be huge to many people. There is no reason for one person to have to take all the gravy, except greed.

          They can totally count me out.

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            Posted: September 21, 2015, 5:47 pm - IP Logged

            That sucking sound you hear is the Powerball game circling the drain. I never played PB regularly, but when they arrogantly increased the price to $2 per game, I quit playing all together (as did a lot of people). I predict that the worsening of the odds for a decent prize in this economy will be the straw that breaks the camel's back. I will continue to play our State lottery Cash5 simply because the odds for the top prize are much better (1 in 575,000) for $1 a game.  Even if the payouts are smaller, you have a better chance of winning, and isn't that the point of the whole thing?

            I Agree!

            I have ALL but stopped playing this game, this change will push me over the edge and stop completely. 

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              Posted: September 21, 2015, 6:01 pm - IP Logged

              I Agree!

              I have ALL but stopped playing this game, this change will push me over the edge and stop completely. 

              Same here, I was an occasional player and bought 6 advance draw last week over your way in Delaware

              have 4 left and then I'm done w/ it.

               

              If they ever get to that magic 1B JP I might buy 1 ticket.

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