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Would you double the jackpot for $1?

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Would you double the jackpot for $1?

Yes, It would be worth it. [ 16 ]  [66.67%]
No, I'd want to cover more numbers [ 7 ]  [29.17%]
Other [ 1 ]  [4.17%]
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Posted: January 27, 2005, 1:26 am - IP Logged

Left the other for people who don't like the options.

Washington state had a double the jackpot for $1 for lotto as a promotion. So the jackpot would be 20 million instead of 10 million if you had spent that extra dollar. Normally I don't spend more money to win a larger amount for the smaller prizes but I thought that was worth it. Ironically the largest winner during the promotion did not spend that dollar and won only 10 million - still a nice amount but I'll bet he wishes he had spent the extra dough.


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    Posted: January 27, 2005, 5:40 pm - IP Logged

    Does it double all the prizes?  Still a low proposition bet I am sure.


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      Posted: January 28, 2005, 11:11 am - IP Logged

      qutgnt:

      Good question.


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        Posted: February 9, 2005, 2:15 pm - IP Logged

        It appears any upcoming changes to Mega Millions would keep it at $1 per play.

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          Posted: February 9, 2005, 3:01 pm - IP Logged

          I don't waste the first dollar on high odds games so I'd hardly throw a second buck into it.

          I voted "other".

          The lower tier prizes are a ripoff anyway so doubling the payoffs on them still wouldn't make it worth it.

          Winning the jackpot in high odds games is like trying to break open a walnut with a spaghetti noodle.  So if you use two spaghetti noodles it's not any easier.  You'd be better off eating the noodles, cracking the walnut open with a nutcracker and at least you'd get some carbs and protein out of it.  

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            Posted: February 9, 2005, 3:49 pm - IP Logged

            I would if the pot was in the ten million range. ya just never know it could be your numbers that win.

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              Posted: February 9, 2005, 4:59 pm - IP Logged
              Quote: Originally posted by Rick G on February 9, 2005



              I don't waste the first dollar on high odds games so I'd hardly throw a second buck into it.

              I voted "other".

              The lower tier prizes are a ripoff anyway so doubling the payoffs on them still wouldn't make it worth it.

              Winning the jackpot in high odds games is like trying to break open a walnut with a spaghetti noodle.  So if you use two spaghetti noodles it's not any easier.  You'd be better off eating the noodles, cracking the walnut open with a nutcracker and at least you'd get some carbs and protein out of it.  





              Ugh... Maybe you need to let Noodles "harden" a little before you try to crack Walnut.

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                Posted: February 9, 2005, 9:15 pm - IP Logged

                I voted yes, since it would be an unforced option. I would double the jackpot for $1, only if I felt REALLY good with my number pick/s.


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                  Posted: March 9, 2005, 3:30 pm - IP Logged

                  The lower tier prizes in NY Lotto are a ripoff.


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                    Posted: March 30, 2005, 12:46 pm - IP Logged

                    Doubling a jackpot would be risky for a lottery.

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                      Posted: March 30, 2005, 2:07 pm - IP Logged

                      not if you double the price.

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                        Posted: April 26, 2005, 5:03 pm - IP Logged

                        I don't see another lottery doubling the jackpot.

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                          Posted: April 26, 2005, 5:06 pm - IP Logged

                          I would actually do it. Not a bad idea.

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                            Posted: April 26, 2005, 11:08 pm - IP Logged

                            Yes. I would pony out more for a double jackpot.


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                              Posted: April 27, 2005, 4:55 pm - IP Logged

                              Looks like it won't happen in PA Unlucky for Life.