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Will GA ever switch back to Powerball?

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Posted: December 18, 2004, 4:16 pm - IP Logged

The Georgia Lottery sold Powerball tickets in 1995-1996. GA decided to switch to the Big Game (now Mega Millions) when it was planned. GA very briefly sold both simultaneously before getting kicked out of MUSL.

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    Posted: December 18, 2004, 5:31 pm - IP Logged

    Doubtful since the Mega Millions drawings are done here in GA, however wish we would change back. 

    I liked Powerball much better, but feel that both Powerball and Mega Million have increased their playing field to such a high level that both games are no longer fun to play. 

    Good luck to everyone!


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      Posted: December 19, 2004, 3:47 pm - IP Logged

      Even though I live in a Mega Millions state (NY) I prefer Powerball, since NY (and TX) require the cash/annuity choice to be made when you play. And of course only TX has the Megaplier.

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        Posted: December 20, 2004, 3:42 pm - IP Logged

        i think players in GA would rather take mega millions snce it offers better payouts for better odds.

        I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.


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          Posted: January 7, 2005, 3:48 pm - IP Logged

          Better 2d prize for its odds anyway. Both games return 50%.

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            Posted: January 7, 2005, 7:53 pm - IP Logged

            i think GA is happy with the decision. mega millions jackpots grow faster than powerball, and it has fewer states.

            I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.


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              Posted: January 8, 2005, 1:58 pm - IP Logged

              13-0 so far...

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                Posted: January 8, 2005, 4:35 pm - IP Logged

                The bigger question is will the MUSL let GA back in.

                I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.


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                  Posted: January 10, 2005, 10:12 am - IP Logged

                  Good question...MUSL let Maine come back (it dropped out when Powerball began).


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                    Posted: January 18, 2005, 4:11 pm - IP Logged

                    Will any other states switch games?

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                      Posted: January 18, 2005, 6:18 pm - IP Logged

                      i doubt it. if a state has had powerball for as long as it has, i doubt they will switch over now.

                      I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.


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                        Posted: January 19, 2005, 9:46 am - IP Logged

                        Georgia had a Mega Millions winner 1-18-2005!!


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                          Posted: January 24, 2005, 9:45 am - IP Logged

                          And they chose cash!

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                            Posted: January 24, 2005, 7:34 pm - IP Logged

                            Most players do choose cash. The only times most players choose annuity is when the choice time is up, or they don't have an option. I prefer cash, but I'd still be happy with an annuity.

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                              Posted: January 24, 2005, 7:35 pm - IP Logged

                              Jimmy:

                              Or when they have to choose when they play (CA, NY, TX).