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powerball & mega millions 5 draws a week

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what do you think of drawings 5 nights a week for powerball and mega millions

its a good idea [ 2 ]  [8.33%]
its not a good idea [ 19 ]  [79.17%]
i'm not sure [ 3 ]  [12.50%]
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Posted: February 11, 2005, 11:34 pm - IP Logged

do you think it would be better or worse if powerball and mega millions went to five drawings a week........how would it change the games,your opinion....

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    Posted: February 12, 2005, 1:07 am - IP Logged

    although it would be nice to see 5 draws a week for powerball and mega millions, and you would see huge jackpots week after week, it also means more money spent per year on the games, more operating costs, and the jackpot would get hit too often.

    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: February 12, 2005, 2:01 am - IP Logged

      I'd say the most drawings they would switch to is 3 per week not 5.

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        Posted: February 12, 2005, 4:59 am - IP Logged

        remember that the more draws they hold per week, the bigger the cost.

        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: February 12, 2005, 3:00 pm - IP Logged

          do you think the public would spend more money if there were 4 or 5 drawings or do you think it would suffer from being overexposed?

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            Posted: February 12, 2005, 10:58 pm - IP Logged

            I don't care to play 5 nights a week.  We have a little lotto in Illinois that's played 7 nights a week and the pots are always in the $100,000 to $500.00 range. I've played Little Lotto once in 3 or 4 years.

            I would think playing PB & MM 5 nights a week as opposed to 2 nights a week would create smaller jackpots because there would be a 120% chance increase of someone winning the jackpot.

             

             

             

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              Posted: February 14, 2005, 9:46 am - IP Logged

              More drawings would increase the number of jackpot cycles.

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                Posted: February 24, 2005, 3:06 am - IP Logged

                it looks like most think its a bad idea.....

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                  Posted: February 24, 2005, 9:29 am - IP Logged

                   i don't think it would be a good idea. you would run the betting public from the "thrill of victory" to the "agony of defeat", with so many jackpots..

                                                               

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                    Posted: February 24, 2005, 9:30 am - IP Logged

                    it is a bad idea...i dont think the jackpots would get as high...i know you could say that more drawings mean more tickets being bought...but, for most people it wont be easy to get to a lottery retailer 5 times a week, even if they wanted to play that much.  I also think having a drawing 5 days a week will take away from the apprehension and novelty of it all.

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                      Posted: February 24, 2005, 11:37 am - IP Logged

                      I don't think it would be a good idea for several reasons.  I think play would decrease, jackpot only players (people who don't play pick 3 or pick 4 or scratchers all the time) would not buy tickets every day.  Pool players would have a hard time - it would not leave much time between drawings to collect for the next drawing - I have hard enough time with that as it is (Friday night drawing till Tuesday drawing only leaves Monday for collecting at work).  If they explanded to 3 draws a week, which is the most I think they would consider, that would be enough.  It's all premature to speculate at this time anyway, it is possible the additon of CA to Mega Millions will change things quite a bit anyway.

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                        Posted: February 24, 2005, 4:55 pm - IP Logged

                        i think its a bad idea and also leaves it in danger of being overexposed,the two days a week leave enough time for a person to have a hunger for the next drawing and keeps it fresh.....

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                          Posted: February 24, 2005, 6:32 pm - IP Logged

                          Though the risk of PB and MM losing their mystique exists if overexposed through 5 day play, I would say let the market decide.  If it didn't work out, it wouldn't be the first time a game has had to be changed.


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                            Posted: March 10, 2005, 10:45 am - IP Logged

                            Twice a week is enough.