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NJ man claims $315.3 million Powerball lottery jackpot

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No, Bleu was the same of my late Jack Russell/Blue Heeler dog.  Miss him like crazy.

 

I like your sign idea.

  Thank You for the correction. Losing any pet is traumatic. They seem to have short lifespans compared to humans. Even though you can comprehend that it doesn't make it any easier.

 Imagine how a lottery winner could spoil their pets. They might even become obese. 

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    Got upgraded on my Caesars card to Diamond status which means I've gambled too much.  About 7 weeks ago won $10K, but it had been years since a jackpot was won by me.

     

    Several weeks ago sent the Michigan Lottery an email about their tickets not having an expiration date if you do advance play for say 30 draws max.  They finally responded and said it was a good idea and MAY incorporate it.  That is the only state that does this to my knowledge and then you have to get a calendar to figure it out.

    Interesting enough went to the Powerball on how to play.  Forgot that the Powerplay is null and void if it comes in 10X and jackpot is over $150 million.  What a rip-off, how often does 10X come in...very rarely.  Most times it is stuck on 2X.  Also think it is not like Megaplier that goes from 2-5 and applies to the secondary prize so you could theoretically win $5 million.  Not so with Powerplay, it stays $2 million no matter what the multiplier ends up being.

    Powerplay is not "null and void", there's just no 10x ball in the hopper that they draw.

    Because 10X doesn't happen often (1 in 43), removing it doesn't decrease the player payback percentage much. The $1 side bet is worth 50 cents when the jackpot is less than $150 million, and drops to 46 cents when 10X is not available beause the jackpot is over $150 million. Not much of a drop, but a crappy rule. They're getting 50%! Why do they need the extra 4% just because the jackpot is $150 million? The jackpot money comes from ticket sales.

    By dropping the probability of getting 10X from 1 in 43 to zero (and no discount of course, still $1), they might lose sales. It depends on how much people care. If enough do, PB brings in less money at a greedy 54% profit margin instead of being satisfied with 50%.

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      Congrats to winner!!

      Can my state have entity collect winnings? I am happy that my state is producing a lot of big winners but their faces are plastered all over.

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        Powerplay is not "null and void", there's just no 10x ball in the hopper that they draw.

        Because 10X doesn't happen often (1 in 43), removing it doesn't decrease the player payback percentage much. The $1 side bet is worth 50 cents when the jackpot is less than $150 million, and drops to 46 cents when 10X is not available beause the jackpot is over $150 million. Not much of a drop, but a crappy rule. They're getting 50%! Why do they need the extra 4% just because the jackpot is $150 million? The jackpot money comes from ticket sales.

        By dropping the probability of getting 10X from 1 in 43 to zero (and no discount of course, still $1), they might lose sales. It depends on how much people care. If enough do, PB brings in less money at a greedy 54% profit margin instead of being satisfied with 50%.

        Last night I won $20 on MM/MP of 2.  PB with same set-up of 2 +1 would only pay $14 on PP of 2.  Had MP been 5=$50; PB/PP same situation-$35.  Ripoff IMO.