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Why the discrepancy?

Topic closed. 4 replies. Last post 12 years ago by ineed9million.

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Posted: March 31, 2005, 12:04 pm - IP Logged

I do not understand why powerball's website claims 89 people have matched all 5 white numbers while usamega's website claims 110 people have matched all 5 white numbers. 

And, if I'm pretty sure that last night when I checked the results powerball's website had the jackpot winner was from PA and not TN.

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    Posted: March 31, 2005, 12:28 pm - IP Logged

      USA Mega lumps the $1 ticket and $2 PowerPlay ticket winners together (there were 89 regular $100,000 winners and 21 $500,000 winners, because the last 21 had PowerPlay).

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      Posted: March 31, 2005, 12:53 pm - IP Logged

      What ryanm said is correct.

      The Powerball site, for marketing purposes, wants to highlight the 21 Power Play winners as a kind of separate prize tier.  But in reality, it is not a separate tier, it is a multiplier of the second tier.  USA Mega correctly displays 110 second-tier winners.

      USA Mega also identifies the number of Power Play winners, in order to show you both sides of the equation.

      As a result of the Powerball practice of incorrectly identifying the Power Play winners separately, it confuses the media when they report the number of winners, and hence the media incorrectly identified 89 second-tier winners.

      To get the real numbers - not marketing numbers - use USA Mega.

       

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        Posted: March 31, 2005, 12:56 pm - IP Logged
        Quote: Originally posted by ineed9million on March 31, 2005


        I do not understand why powerball's website claims 89 people have matched all 5 white numbers while usamega's website claims 110 people have matched all 5 white numbers.   



        PowerBall website had the same information but more defined.
        http://www.powerball.com/powerball/pb_winner_summary.asp
        RJOh

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          Posted: March 31, 2005, 3:02 pm - IP Logged

          thanks guys