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Newman, California
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I like CA parimutuel odds.  No extra money for added features & uncapped 5+0 prize.  CA PB 5+0 prize last draw was 4 million and still growing.

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    Austin
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    There's no guarantee that the lady who allowed her to cut in line would've won either.

     

    tkts are printed every second

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      You'd have to be stupid to play the $1 Double Play option since the top prize is set at a reduced amount of $10 million. Better off buying a second regular ticket and go for the full jackpot.

       

      With that said I'm already being pushed out of playing the lottery due to increased costs. Already stopped playing Lucky For Life because they took the game daily - If I can't afford to cover every draw I don't play.

      mhmhm. 

      With $1 Double Play, in the unlikely even that you win the top prize, you win $10M cash.

      I would not complain .....

      In the much more likely event that you win one of the subsidiary prizes, you win much more than in the base game (for example the two bottom prizes are $7 for a $1 wager, instead of $4 for a $2 play).

      So, you get a second chance to win a life changing prize (at least $10M for me would be life changing) and at the same time you win much more than in the base game .... Would not call that "stupid" ...... It is a different risk profile .....

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        Playing the same set of numbers for years is no guarantee you going to win Utahplayer. Years ago a 80 something woman from Florida named Gloria MacKenzie was allowed to cut in line to purchase a qp. She ended up being the only winner of a $500 + mil jackpot.

        Some at the time felt that had Gloria not cut in line, the winner of that jackpot would have been this person who allowed Gloria to get her ticket ahead of her. Others were saying Gloria should have compensated the person for her kind act...what do you think?

        A one second delay would have seen her get a different set of numbers.

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          I anticipate the price of a standard ticket increasing from $2 to $3. All in favor of increasing those jackpots.

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            If it costs $2 for one ticket and then $1 for Powerplay then what a $1 for Double play too.  That is alot of money for no winnings because I play one or two lines usually and that is $8 to win nothing because I can go months without winning a single prize here in Oregon.  I know that Oregon does not offer this option and I hope that it never comes here because I would be just making powerball rich and no winnings to show for it.-weshar75

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              Simpsonville
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              I like CA parimutuel odds.  No extra money for added features & uncapped 5+0 prize.  CA PB 5+0 prize last draw was 4 million and still growing.

              Yes, there are times that your secondary prize is higher than states with Powerplay/Megaplier.  But when it is won for a paltry sum my head shakes for those players.  Case in point, last night's Mega Million secondary prize just over $140K---ugh. 

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                Simpsonville
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                If it costs $2 for one ticket and then $1 for Powerplay then what a $1 for Double play too.  That is alot of money for no winnings because I play one or two lines usually and that is $8 to win nothing because I can go months without winning a single prize here in Oregon.  I know that Oregon does not offer this option and I hope that it never comes here because I would be just making powerball rich and no winnings to show for it.-weshar75

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                Powerball Product Group.   What are they?    A consortium between Iowa and where it is drawn in Florida?

                Just a thought hit a few brain cells.   IF THEY had dropped the 1-69 from to 1-50 and Powerball # from 1-26 to say 1-20...then it might appeal to more players.   None on LP I'm sure.   But no, good old greedy PB kept it the same, so the idea sucks.   It'll probably fizzle out.

                Next thing you know they'll close FL draw site and just go to RNG.   

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                  Whenever I play PB, I add The Power Play option, but I don't play very frequently.  When I do play, I'm actually playing for the second place prize of 2 million simply because it carries 11 million to 1 odds versus 292 million to 1 odds to win the jackpot.  Yes the second place prize is fixed at 2 million dollars, but I buy three lines containing the same set of five numbers. (The three lines on my ticket are identical and it costs me $9.00)  So theoretically, I could win six million dollars if my five numbers match those drawn. 

                  So, my question is; If I add the Double Play feature too, will I win thirty million dollars?  And yes, my $9.00 ticket just became a $12.00 ticket, so I might be playing less frequently than I did in the past. Would they even have 30 million in the prize pool to pay me?  My gut is telling me they'd try to limit what they'd have to pay me. There's probably something in the official rules about that. G5

                  Play Smart!

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                    I was a bit curious on this new double play option....soooooooooooooooo,I meander on over to our new and improved site,here in the great volunteer state. Course we have the undubious privilege of having the "world lottery president" as our state lottery prez and ceo ....Anyways..... I have attached the newsroom link for your viewing and pleasure.  https://tnlottery.com/newsroom/

                    Soooooo, I hit the search button and type in powerball august 23,2021 and here is what appears....https://tnlottery.com/games/how-to-play/powerball/

                    After all,  we do have Rebecca Paul Hargrove at the helm and she is  the World Lottery President and we are 1 of the 13 chosen states with this new option............... no problem Becky has to be all over this, right ?

                    I knoooooooooooow,lets take a peek at the PB rules... Gotta be something in there,right ?... Off I go.....brb

                    https://tnlottery.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Policy-3.1-Drawing-Style-Game-Rules-Amended-7-1-19.pdf

                    Here it is, pages 15 -34......HMMMMMMMmmmmmm...not seein' much there either

                    I will let you good lottery-playin' folks be the judge on this one.... Perhaps I am missing something(other than the cash values for the PB/MM/LA being displayed on the main page)

                    Please let me know if you happen to find something that I missed........

                    CheersCheers and good fortunes to all, should you be participating in the next draw.

                    Integrity: There is just no substitute.

                    A man's rights rest in 3 boxes: the ballot box, the jury box and the cartridge box

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                      Clearwater, FL
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                      Why would anyone spend an extra buck to try and win 10 million with the same (1/292,000,000) odds as the big jackpot? The lotteries preach "responsible" gambling ( no such thing) and then call us all fools in the same breath.

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                        if we have a system for the lottery and we need an accurate record of the lottery history, do the double play numbers count towards the powerball history of drawings?

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                          Powerball Product Group.   What are they?    A consortium between Iowa and where it is drawn in Florida?

                          Just a thought hit a few brain cells.   IF THEY had dropped the 1-69 from to 1-50 and Powerball # from 1-26 to say 1-20...then it might appeal to more players.   None on LP I'm sure.   But no, good old greedy PB kept it the same, so the idea sucks.   It'll probably fizzle out.

                          Next thing you know they'll close FL draw site and just go to RNG.   

                          We wouldn't get the huge jackpots if they reduced both white and red numbers.

                          For years I've been advocating the idea to decrease the white numbers to make it easier to win the million.  It's been ages since anyone won even that in Idaho.  Many people would be happy with a million, and I'd be more likely to add the multiplier if there were a better chance of doubling that to 2 million.

                          But increase the red numbers to make it harder to win the top prize, thus giving us the humongous jackpots that some of us want.  And the huge jackpots that bring in the huge profits the lottery wants. 

                          Win win win, one game that makes everyone happy.

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                            Judging by what's going on (or isn't) obviously PB needs to concentrate on running the draws they already have and worrying less about introducing new crap.

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                              I was a bit curious on this new double play option....soooooooooooooooo,I meander on over to our new and improved site,here in the great volunteer state. Course we have the undubious privilege of having the "world lottery president" as our state lottery prez and ceo ....Anyways..... I have attached the newsroom link for your viewing and pleasure.  https://tnlottery.com/newsroom/

                              Soooooo, I hit the search button and type in powerball august 23,2021 and here is what appears....https://tnlottery.com/games/how-to-play/powerball/

                              After all,  we do have Rebecca Paul Hargrove at the helm and she is  the World Lottery President and we are 1 of the 13 chosen states with this new option............... no problem Becky has to be all over this, right ?

                              I knoooooooooooow,lets take a peek at the PB rules... Gotta be something in there,right ?... Off I go.....brb

                              https://tnlottery.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Policy-3.1-Drawing-Style-Game-Rules-Amended-7-1-19.pdf

                              Here it is, pages 15 -34......HMMMMMMMmmmmmm...not seein' much there either

                              I will let you good lottery-playin' folks be the judge on this one.... Perhaps I am missing something(other than the cash values for the PB/MM/LA being displayed on the main page)

                              Please let me know if you happen to find something that I missed........

                              CheersCheers and good fortunes to all, should you be participating in the next draw.

                              Is she seriously the world lottery president?

                              she has to be the most overpaid and under-useful lottery president ever. She literally does nothing and the tn lottery website continues to be the lousiest of all the lottery sites I've used. 

                              the tn lottery app is more of a joke. 

                              as for this Pb option, it's clear I'm not the only one who is confused. I'm so close to finally quitting powerball.