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Posted: August 27, 2005, 8:46 pm - IP Logged

What is going on with Powerball?

Several months ago I took a survey in which the MUSL? was getting opinions for a proposed new game with 2 bonus balls and jackpots that would compete with the new Mega Millions.

Today I tried to play ahead 2 drawings on Powerball and was told that I could only play for tonight's drawing so I erased the "multi-draw". The last time that happened was in 2002 when Powerball added more numbers, and recently on Mega Millions when IT changed.

Powerball's site makes no mention of anything happening with the format, but I am making a bold? prediction: The game will be different starting next Wednesday. (no, I didn't get to read other posts referencing this yet).


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    Posted: August 27, 2005, 9:35 pm - IP Logged

    join us unlucky ones larry!

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      Posted: August 27, 2005, 10:01 pm - IP Logged

      Just look at the news at Lottery Post today.  If you read the news section every day, you'll never miss stuff like this.

       

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        Posted: August 27, 2005, 10:54 pm - IP Logged

        The last change in 2002 created a record jackpot 2 months later on christmas so I hope with this new change we see another record come our way.

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          Posted: August 27, 2005, 11:12 pm - IP Logged

          The last change in 2002 created a record jackpot 2 months later on christmas so I hope with this new change we see another record come our way.

          I'd sort of like to see a long run of first-draw jackpot winners... each $15M ($7.5M lump), all with one thing in common..... all members of LP.  Keep the size of that jackpot down until they have to change the matrix again, but have it not help..... those LP members just keep hammering it, draw after draw until someone over there cries UNCLE.... at which time, the LP members advise them they'll take a break, but only on condition that they start putting the actual size of the lump sum jackpot on the signs and billboards.

          Yeah, it's tough.  Have to give up those giant jackpots, but it's for a good cause.

          Jack

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            Morrison, IL
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            Posted: August 27, 2005, 11:57 pm - IP Logged

              The Connecticut lottery website has the updated Powerball information:

            http://www.ctlottery.org/powerball.htm#How


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              Posted: August 27, 2005, 11:58 pm - IP Logged

              I was able to respond for the Powerball news thread. I was happy to see annual payments go up slowly each year like CA SLP. I'm also happy they increased the number of WB from 53 to 55. I was a little disappointed that the number of red PB stayed at 42 when I had demanded 45 [From the 5/45+1/45 matric] or 46 [From current Mega Millions].

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                Posted: August 28, 2005, 12:17 am - IP Logged

                44 million not that bad of a jump and the cash is a lot closer to half now 22.3 million.  good luck on wednesday!

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                  Posted: August 28, 2005, 12:59 am - IP Logged

                    It only jumped $12 million because the annuity jackpot is now paid in graduated installments so it is greater than it would be if payments were equal.

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                    Posted: August 28, 2005, 1:04 am - IP Logged

                      It only jumped $12 million because the annuity jackpot is now paid in graduated installments so it is greater than it would be if payments were equal.

                    Does that change the calculations for the lump?  Still make it to be 22M plus some change?

                    Jack

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                      Posted: August 28, 2005, 1:09 am - IP Logged

                        I think the cash option is correct.


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                        Posted: August 29, 2005, 9:41 am - IP Logged

                        I predicted the cash option would be LESS than half of the annuity. I of course now hope NOBODY takes the annuity!

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                          Posted: August 29, 2005, 12:41 pm - IP Logged

                          I predicted the cash option would be LESS than half of the annuity. I of course now hope NOBODY takes the annuity!

                          The cash option is slightly HIGHER than half of the annuity.

                           

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                            Posted: August 29, 2005, 12:53 pm - IP Logged

                            I don't know about other jackpot games, but the Super Lotto Plus in California has a cash value that is always slightly LESS than half of the announced jackpot value.