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Powerball to change in July

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Posted: March 6, 2005, 6:25 pm - IP Logged

 

 I was told that Powerball will be making changes to the game

 in July 05.

 Stay Tuned

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    Posted: March 6, 2005, 7:26 pm - IP Logged

    i knew it.  When I was in NM today and saw the PB jackpot back down to $10 million.

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      Posted: March 6, 2005, 10:12 pm - IP Logged

      Oh good. They need a change now. It's nice to see lots of winners, but I don't want winners, I want big 'ol jackpots.

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        Posted: March 7, 2005, 12:55 am - IP Logged
        Quote: Originally posted by JimmySand9 on March 6, 2005


        Oh good. They need a change now. It's nice to see lots of winners, but I don't want winners, I want big 'ol jackpots.



         Sure, I'd be ecstatic even if I won a "mere" 10 million, and I'd be set for life I were carefull. But if I won 100+ million I would be able to go completely crazy with my money like Jack Whittaker and drive around with a suitcase full of cash and buy gold toilet bowls and such.
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          Posted: March 7, 2005, 1:52 am - IP Logged

          Any links to verify this or is it just a rumor?


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            Posted: March 7, 2005, 9:47 am - IP Logged

            To tell the truth...

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              Redmond WA
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              Posted: March 7, 2005, 9:28 pm - IP Logged

               

              I sent an email to the Powerball website and the person said that

              they are looking at going to a two phase system and that he has to

              talk to the 29 states, reprogram the computers,and all changes should

              happen in July......IF the states go along with it.

              So stay tuned.

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                Posted: March 7, 2005, 10:20 pm - IP Logged

                MPJO,

                I also wrote to MUSL and I was told that it was very likely that the PowerBall game would be changed sometime this year if the states were to go along with it. I asked about changes to the matrices, payout structure, and ticket price. The respondent only ruled out a change in the ticket price, but he was not specific about any changes that might take place in the matrices or payout structure.

                What is the "two phase system" that you referred to? What does that mean?

                Good luck,

                aye"

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                  Posted: March 8, 2005, 12:11 am - IP Logged

                  Possibly something like the DE Multi-Win and the PA Match 6 games, perhaps?

                  gl

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                    Posted: March 8, 2005, 1:07 am - IP Logged

                    Personally, I hope the game remains as is. We had 19 individual draws of $100 Million or more jackpot level in the mid and later portion of year 2003 and that seems like a nice balance.  Even with more players in the game, 53 with 42 and a little roll-over luck can still produce record setting jackpots.

                    ... the lottery never fails to surprise!
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                      Posted: March 8, 2005, 2:16 am - IP Logged

                      No they should keep the odds but change the name. Like "Powersuck" or "mediocreball"

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                        Posted: March 8, 2005, 7:05 am - IP Logged

                        I'm not suprised they are looking at making some changes.  The jackpot just does not get as high as frequently as it use to, and it seems that it takes forever to build up to a decent level.  With the addition of California and the probable boost to Mega Millions, I think they know they have to do something to generate interest.

                        MrMST

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