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

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Posted: March 26, 2020, 8:42 am - IP Logged

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

Thanks RC

YW!

Good luck with whatever game you play.

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    Posted: March 26, 2020, 9:17 am - IP Logged

    YW!

    Good luck with whatever game you play.

    Might be time to start playing Lotto America again,once the PB jackpot has been won...Only $1 a pick..... Odds are about the same as the TX lottery.....

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      Posted: March 26, 2020, 12:03 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.

      It won't. It's like selling a dozen donuts which comes with only 8 to make up for the slow business. Stupid!

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        Posted: March 26, 2020, 1:13 pm - IP Logged

        😂😂😂😂😂

        LOL

        what is Mega Millions waiting for ?

        Notice how the Mega millions jackpot has really slowed down?

        Am thinking two things:   Folks have lottery fatigue and #2 this will drive sales down even further.   How about changing the odds a bit to help out your players?

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          Posted: March 26, 2020, 1:51 pm - IP Logged

          Hopefully lack of income from lottery during this time will encourage more states to sell Mega and Powerball online, to residents within their state.  If Mass can do it, so can the rest of the states.

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            Posted: March 26, 2020, 1:53 pm - IP Logged

            Notice how the Mega millions jackpot has really slowed down?

            Am thinking two things:   Folks have lottery fatigue and #2 this will drive sales down even further.   How about changing the odds a bit to help out your players?

            I think it would be irresponsible to do something that would encourage people to leave their homes just to buy a lottery ticket.  Those that are buying anyway will pick up their tickets during a grocery and supplies run.

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              Posted: March 26, 2020, 2:03 pm - IP Logged

              I think it would be irresponsible to do something that would encourage people to leave their homes just to buy a lottery ticket.  Those that are buying anyway will pick up their tickets during a grocery and supplies run.

              If going out just to buy PB or MM tickets is a number one priority, those people need help.

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                Posted: March 26, 2020, 2:09 pm - IP Logged

                If going out just to buy PB or MM tickets is a number one priority, those people need help.

                If they changed it tomorrow to better odds, how many of us wouldn't be tempted to dash out and buy a few?

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                  Posted: March 26, 2020, 2:14 pm - IP Logged

                  The KY Lottery paid out less than $1 million when 888 was drawn today. Triples are close to or usually sold out. It looks like going out to play lottery games is not a priority right now. Hopefully all the drawn games will be available Online. It sure would help during this crisis for those needing a fix.

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                    Posted: March 26, 2020, 2:22 pm - IP Logged

                    Hopefully lack of income from lottery during this time will encourage more states to sell Mega and Powerball online, to residents within their state.  If Mass can do it, so can the rest of the states.

                    That is a subscription service and can only play one set of #'s for during of your ticket, plus no Powerplay or Megaplier is ever available.   Out of staters can play Megabucks Doubler, but as I stated months ago they outsourced this and really soak out of staters.   Since I'm from there could have folks buy them for me but though with feeding their coffers!

                    Other states, like Kentucky, have on-line sales of a host of tickets including the aforementioned ones without the burden of subscription services for folks like me who may want to change their numbers.

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                      Posted: March 26, 2020, 2:25 pm - IP Logged

                      The KY Lottery paid out less than $1 million when 888 was drawn today. Triples are close to or usually sold out. It looks like going out to play lottery games is not a priority right now. Hopefully all the drawn games will be available Online. It sure would help during this crisis for those needing a fix.

                      Remember the deal the KLC had with retailers?   They would not sell pick 3 or pick 4 to appease the retailers.

                      Personally I said the eff bomb when I read about PB changes and going to try, though may fail, to curb buying them.   Cashball 225 is what I've been playing everyday now and can play here or @ the end of my short street!

                       

                      Good luck Stack47.

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                        Posted: March 26, 2020, 2:43 pm - IP Logged

                        That is a subscription service and can only play one set of #'s for during of your ticket, plus no Powerplay or Megaplier is ever available.   Out of staters can play Megabucks Doubler, but as I stated months ago they outsourced this and really soak out of staters.   Since I'm from there could have folks buy them for me but though with feeding their coffers!

                        Other states, like Kentucky, have on-line sales of a host of tickets including the aforementioned ones without the burden of subscription services for folks like me who may want to change their numbers.

                        Good to know other states have it set up so well.  Hopefully others follow suit.  If lack of sales due to something beyond our control doesn't induce them to sell online, I don't know what will.

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                          Posted: March 26, 2020, 9:18 pm - IP Logged

                          The Powerball and Megamillions have essentially become worthless games that I only play just on the off chance I might actually win. It's almost impossible to win even the lowest prize, truly a rare occasion. When it was the old game with lower numbers and only cost $1, you could win something fairly often, now you can count on one hand when you get some money back from them. Luck for Life costs the same but has much better lower prizes and odds. If you are going to halve the top prize you should also halve the ticket cost because all you are going to do is make people want to play the game even less than they want to now. The need to hire new people to run those games. 

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                            Posted: March 26, 2020, 9:22 pm - IP Logged

                            Hopefully lack of income from lottery during this time will encourage more states to sell Mega and Powerball online, to residents within their state.  If Mass can do it, so can the rest of the states.

                            The problem with playing online is that in the insanely rare chance you do actually win, you have essentially given up you ability to be anonymous since it's bought on an account with your information. I'm not sure you can even set up a trust or anything after the fact? 

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                              The FTC has some guidelines about what is "bait and switch" advertising and what isn't.

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