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Powerball to lower jackpot starting point and increases due to plunge in sales

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Posted: March 25, 2020, 10:01 pm - IP Logged

Lower jackpots for an impossible odds game will surely help sell more tickets. Roll Eyes

Ain't that the truth! LOL

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    Posted: March 25, 2020, 10:07 pm - IP Logged

    It would interesting to see what happens after the COVID crisis is over. I haven't bought a powerball ticket in 6 or 7 weeks so it won't change my habits anyway.

    I too have stopped buying tickets for these games. Right now I'm going to wait until April to see if my state runs the planned raffle. If so I will buy tickets for that. But I don't know when I will go back to playing PB and MM.

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      Posted: March 25, 2020, 10:10 pm - IP Logged

      "making changes to the multi-state lottery game's jackpot due to sagging sales"

      How will lowering the jackpot create better sales? 

      Just wondering.

      Mister we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again

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        Posted: March 26, 2020, 12:25 am - IP Logged

        So instead of decreasing the ticket price or improving the odds, they've opted to make the jackpot less appealing to John Q Public. Yeah, makes perfect senseBS

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          Posted: March 26, 2020, 1:07 am - IP Logged

          Self isolation. It might be better to not play at all. Don't risk the lives of your household for non-winning lottery tickets, be ultra safe. No Pity!

          All number sets are contenders until the drawing occurs.

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            Posted: March 26, 2020, 1:22 am - IP Logged

            Self isolation. It might be better to not play at all. Don't risk the lives of your household for non-winning lottery tickets, be ultra safe. No Pity!

            I Agree!

            Stay home people!

            And this change certainly didn't entice me to buy a ticket....lol

            "Don't waste time, it's the stuff life's made of..."

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              Posted: March 26, 2020, 1:31 am - IP Logged

              How so ?

              I thought cash value is based on the cash on hand after expenses of the game 

              cash value is (I assume) based on "cash on hand".

              The annuity value (aka "the jackpot") is what they can buy with the cash value.

               

              My records seem to indicate that the cash value is actually increasing (last cycle (when the jackpot got above $160m) next  is worth $171m, with a cash value of $116.2m...

              $116.2m is less than the current ($160m jackpot) cash value of $122.4m.

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                Posted: March 26, 2020, 2:45 am - IP Logged

                So instead of decreasing the ticket price or improving the odds, they've opted to make the jackpot less appealing to John Q Public. Yeah, makes perfect senseBS

                RantI Agree!

                Let this money come like a rushing wind Banana

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                  Posted: March 26, 2020, 7:58 am - IP Logged

                  In last night's Power Ball drawing there were no jackpot winners, so the annuity amount does go to $160 mil.

                  There were two tickets that matched 5 of 5 without the PB # for a $1 mil prize and two tickets that added the Powerplay and won $2 mil.

                  The two tickets without the Powerplay were sold in Colorado and the two with the Powerplay were sold in Oregon.

                  I wonder if each of the two tickets were purchased by the same person. What?

                  Some people buy the same set of numbers twice so if there are multiple winners they would receive two shares of the jackpot.

                  Stay safe people!

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                    Posted: March 26, 2020, 8:02 am - IP Logged

                    I believe the Power ball /Mega millions should be replaced' for a Yearly Raffle, like EL Gordo(The fat one$$)...with a guaranteed 400,000 winners. 

                    Im not longer interested in playing the Powerball' until they reduced the wager price to $1 buck per line.

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                      Posted: March 26, 2020, 8:05 am - IP Logged

                      In last night's Power Ball drawing there were no jackpot winners, so the annuity amount does go to $160 mil.

                      There were two tickets that matched 5 of 5 without the PB # for a $1 mil prize and two tickets that added the Powerplay and won $2 mil.

                      The two tickets without the Powerplay were sold in Colorado and the two with the Powerplay were sold in Oregon.

                      I wonder if each of the two tickets were purchased by the same person. What?

                      Some people buy the same set of numbers twice so if there are multiple winners they would receive two shares of the jackpot.

                      Stay safe people!

                      One from Georgia with powerplay, and one from Oregon with powerplay.

                      CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

                      A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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                        Posted: March 26, 2020, 8:07 am - IP Logged

                        Is that the way you gonna play huh? Well, how about dropping it to $1 a line as well. Or $2 a line, but pick from 50 balls from one barrel & 10 mega balls. Fair is fair.Approve

                        I Agree!

                        Taking it one drawing at a time.

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                          Posted: March 26, 2020, 8:20 am - IP Logged

                          One from Georgia with powerplay, and one from Oregon with powerplay.

                          On the NYS Lottery website  https://nylottery.ny.gov/powerball/past-winning-numbers it shows:

                          DRAWING RESULTS

                          DATE

                          WINNING NUMBERS

                          POWERBALL

                          POWER PLAY

                          03/25/2020

                          05-09-27-39-42

                          16

                          X2

                          close-button

                          POWERBALL + NO POWERPLAY

                          0 winners of $150 Million.

                          2 second-prize winners of $1 Million. Winning tickets sold in CO.

                          PRIZE LEVEL

                          NUMBERS MATCHED

                          PRIZE

                          NY WINNERS

                          1ST
                          $0.000
                          2ND$1,000,000.000
                          3RD
                          $50,000.001
                          4TH$100.0023
                          5TH
                          $100.0068
                          6TH$7.001311
                          7TH
                          $7.00901
                          8TH
                          $4.006374
                          9TH$4.0014649

                          POWERBALL + POWERPLAY

                          2 second-prize winners of $2 Million. Winning tickets sold in OR.

                          PRIZE LEVEL

                          NUMBERS MATCHED

                          PRIZE

                          NY WINNERS

                          2ND$2,000,000.000
                          3RD
                          $100,000.000
                          4TH$200.004
                          5TH
                          $200.0011
                          6TH$14.00156
                          7TH
                          $14.00113
                          8TH
                          $8.00820
                          9TH$8.001775

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                            Posted: March 26, 2020, 8:25 am - IP Logged

                            On the NYS Lottery website  https://nylottery.ny.gov/powerball/past-winning-numbers it shows:

                            DRAWING RESULTS

                            DATE

                            WINNING NUMBERS

                            POWERBALL

                            POWER PLAY

                            03/25/2020

                            05-09-27-39-42

                            16

                            X2

                            close-button

                            POWERBALL + NO POWERPLAY

                            0 winners of $150 Million.

                            2 second-prize winners of $1 Million. Winning tickets sold in CO.

                            PRIZE LEVEL

                            NUMBERS MATCHED

                            PRIZE

                            NY WINNERS

                            1ST
                            $0.000
                            2ND$1,000,000.000
                            3RD
                            $50,000.001
                            4TH$100.0023
                            5TH
                            $100.0068
                            6TH$7.001311
                            7TH
                            $7.00901
                            8TH
                            $4.006374
                            9TH$4.0014649

                            POWERBALL + POWERPLAY

                            2 second-prize winners of $2 Million. Winning tickets sold in OR.

                            PRIZE LEVEL

                            NUMBERS MATCHED

                            PRIZE

                            NY WINNERS

                            2ND$2,000,000.000
                            3RD
                            $100,000.000
                            4TH$200.004
                            5TH
                            $200.0011
                            6TH$14.00156
                            7TH
                            $14.00113
                            8TH
                            $8.00820
                            9TH$8.001775

                            Hmmmmm.

                            I had just checked on USAMega.

                            CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

                            A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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                              Posted: March 26, 2020, 8:33 am - IP Logged

                              Hmmmmm.

                              I had just checked on USAMega.

                              It's possible the NYS Lottery site is wrong. I'll go with the results on https://www.usamega.com/

                              Thanks RC

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