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PowerPlay also changed!!

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Posted: August 30, 2005, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

Jag:

Most of the wins where I've found powerplay helpful haven't involved $200K and above.  They've come in wheels where I'd successfully picked redballs or a few whiteballs.... Those kinds of wins are the ones where powerplay's worth the money for me, and where a reduced possibility of a 5x win in favor of a 2x win won't be worth the price of admission.

I don't get many of the $400K wins for it to make that much difference.

But I doubt you're missing anything.  Just a different perspective.  Most players out there aren't figuring on a high probability of those half-mill returns, but a $50 bill makes a major difference whether they break even.

Jack

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

It's about number behavior.

Egos don't count.

 

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    Greenwich, CT
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    Posted: August 30, 2005, 1:59 pm - IP Logged

    True.  I've hit Powerplay a few times to turn $3 into $15.  Powerball will be saving a ton of money on those lower payouts for the smaller prizes.

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      Posted: August 30, 2005, 2:16 pm - IP Logged

      True.  I've hit Powerplay a few times to turn $3 into $15.  Powerball will be saving a ton of money on those lower payouts for the smaller prizes.

      And, possibly, losing a ton of money on the players who played with that in mind.  Might be a wash for them, unless people just quit using the multiplier entirely.  Which might happen.  I know one who's giving it some thought.

      If all those cubicles full of psychologists, MBAs, accountants and advertising men have done their homework and made the right guesses they'll obviously win.  But there's a body of evidence out there that those folks sometimes think we're all stupid in a different way than we actually are.

      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