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Bradly_60's avatar - disney37
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Posted: August 28, 2005, 12:43 pm - IP Logged

Did you guys notice that.  Today is the first time I saw something about it.  They sure kept this one on the downlow.  Before there used to be 15 slots and the 5 was the most common slot.  Now they changed it to 16 slots with each number 2,3,4,5 having exactly 4 slots.  So now instead of a 1 in 2 change of a 5 coming up every number has a 1 in 4 chance.  I would be mad if I was a powerplay player.

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    Posted: August 28, 2005, 12:51 pm - IP Logged

      Yeah, but I don't PowerPlay because I'm cheap, so it doesn't matter to me.  The MUSL probably did that because they don't want to pay too many $1,000,000 or $50,000 prizes.

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      Posted: August 28, 2005, 12:51 pm - IP Logged

      I am a PowerPlay player and I'm indeed upset. But at least the 1x isn't there.

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        Posted: August 28, 2005, 1:00 pm - IP Logged

          I've also noticed that the amount of ticket sales allocated to the jackpot has also slightly decreased.  It's down to 30.2886% of sales from 32.6689%.

         http://www.lalottery.com/directives/pbdirect.htm - new percent

         http://www.lottoreport.com/salescomparison.htm - old percent

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          Posted: August 28, 2005, 1:17 pm - IP Logged

          The general feeling among players in NM (casual conversation in line) and among store clerks, is that Powerplay's a ripoff.  Most players just don't play it here.

          I've always liked it, bought PP when things were going well.  But a lot of that was based on the fact that the 5 multiplier came up so frequently.

          I'd have to feel pretty certain about my numbers before I'd buy it after seeing what you've pointed out.  If they were making money on it before, they ought to make a lot less because the PP players quit buying into it.

          Thanks for the heads-up.

          (I've always believed that draw was a mistake for them.  I'm betting they'd make a lot more money by more players without increasing the payouts much if they just made it a straight 5x multiplier)

          Jack

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            Posted: August 28, 2005, 1:30 pm - IP Logged

            OK - I admit it, I have no idea of what ya'll are talking about. What am I missing?

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              Posted: August 28, 2005, 1:48 pm - IP Logged

              Hi

              I'm kari.

              Everyone is so worried about the fact that the pb has changed. Why? I

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                Posted: August 28, 2005, 1:55 pm - IP Logged

                Kari:

                I understand your confusion.

                On this thread the discussion's about Powerplay.  Not the change on Powerball main draw.

                I made the same mistake as you did when I first began reading the thread.  We see what we expect to see a lot of the time, thinks I.

                Powerplay's the multiplier for Powerball.... went from a long advantage for being 5 to about equal shots for all the multiplier numbers.

                Jack

                Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

                It's about number behavior.

                Egos don't count.

                 

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                  Posted: August 28, 2005, 7:18 pm - IP Logged

                  The general feeling among players in NM (casual conversation in line) and among store clerks, is that Powerplay's a ripoff.  Most players just don't play it here.

                  I've always liked it, bought PP when things were going well.  But a lot of that was based on the fact that the 5 multiplier came up so frequently.

                  I'd have to feel pretty certain about my numbers before I'd buy it after seeing what you've pointed out.  If they were making money on it before, they ought to make a lot less because the PP players quit buying into it.

                  Thanks for the heads-up.

                  (I've always believed that draw was a mistake for them.  I'm betting they'd make a lot more money by more players without increasing the payouts much if they just made it a straight 5x multiplier)

                  Jack

                   Five's probably a bit risky for the MUSL though.  They should go the way of Oregon's Lotto and make it a straight 4x multiplier.  That would maintain around the same payout percentage as an ordinary $1 wager (because the extra $1 for Powerplay does not go toward the jackpot).


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                    Posted: August 29, 2005, 9:38 am - IP Logged

                    Remember that there may be a 10x on occasion. When that would be, or what slots would become 10x, I don't know.


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                      Posted: August 29, 2005, 12:32 pm - IP Logged

                      I'm happy that there will be no multiplier of 1 for the Power Play. I was disappointed at first when some draws had the PP of 1 from March 2001 to October 2002. Since then, the PP of 2 or more is more reasonable. I like the new 3rd PP version where 2 to 5 have a even chance of 25% of which that number will be multiplied, but the 2nd version of PP is the best.

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                        Posted: August 29, 2005, 12:43 pm - IP Logged

                        i play the powerplay all the time. i have had some decent hits on the powerplay. just recently i hit the powerplay for 5x twice on the same ticket.


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                          Posted: August 29, 2005, 6:27 pm - IP Logged

                          I liked to PowerPlay under $100 million until the matrix change. Now I will PowerPlay under 125m.

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                            Posted: August 30, 2005, 9:53 am - IP Logged

                            i play the powerplay all the time. i have had some decent hits on the powerplay. just recently i hit the powerplay for 5x twice on the same ticket.

                            I like powerplay a lot, too.  It's been a major factor in my keeping nearer even over the long haul than I'd have been otherwise.

                            I'm sorry to see the changes in it.  Having equal chances of powerplay being 2X, or 5X is going to have me buying the option a lot less frequently and in less quantity per draw than I've done in the past.

                            I'm betting the multiplier option is headed for the wastebin of history once players see all those 2 and 3X powerplays coming up in the right column.

                            One of the good things about Powerball swirling toward the exit ramp.  I'm going to miss it.

                            Jack

                            Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

                            It's about number behavior.

                            Egos don't count.

                             

                            Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser

                             

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                              Posted: August 30, 2005, 11:56 am - IP Logged

                              I must be missing something.

                              In the old matrix you had a 40% shot of winning $200,000 or $300,000 if you PowerPlayed on a 5+0.

                              Now you have a 50% shot of winning $400,000 or $600,000 on a 5+0...for a slight increase in the odds...plus you've always got that 50/50 chance of at least $800,000!

                              It doesn't seem that bad to me.