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Is Match 5 Bonus Prize a BIG MISTAKE ??

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Is Match 5 Bonus Prize a BIG MISTAKE ??

Yes [ 5 ]  [22.73%]
No [ 17 ]  [77.27%]
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Posted: October 19, 2005, 11:35 am - IP Logged

I'll say another roll-over...

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    Posted: October 19, 2005, 3:55 pm - IP Logged

    Well, it is and is NOT a big mistake. 

    I like the concept, but they need to take it ONE step further.

    They recently ended the Ohio regular state lottery here, and on the last draw, there was NO winner of the J/P.  So, TPTB distributed the GP among ALL the winners of 3 numbers or more (20 percent of the prize went to each (remaining) prize level, and then was split among THAT prize level's winners, equally).

    Thus a ticket that normally would get a 1 buck prize, (for 3 numbers) got almost 40 bucks instead.

    I think it would make MORE people buy tickets if they took that bonus prize pool and using the same concept of paying out when the main J/P is hit, then distributed (the bonus prize pool) to ALL winners regardless if they only hit the PB or hit 3 numbers and NO PB, as long as say they did the Power Play (which I understand is a MUST to be able to claim the bonus J/P).

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      Posted: October 19, 2005, 4:01 pm - IP Logged

      Great idea CincyLady!  A payout on all levels may have boosted sales even more.

      You do not need to PowerPlay to win the Match 5 Bonus.

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        Posted: October 19, 2005, 6:05 pm - IP Logged

        "The BONUS Prize is automatic and will be added to whatever Match 5 prizes are already won.  The BONUS Prize is available at no additional cost to the player.

        “The great thing about this feature is that it comes at absolutely no additional cost to the player,” said Musgrave. “This is just one way to keep our game fresh and exciting and a continued source of fun for players.”

        Players who match 5 white ball numbers for that drawing still win $200,000 or $200,000 times the Power Play number if the player purchased that option."

        Yes, apparently power play is not required. Just another bonus so to speak. But the usual bonus in this case will be highly over-shadowed.


         

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          Posted: October 19, 2005, 11:46 pm - IP Logged

          Well, again, I think it would be wonderful if they'd take it a step further.

           

          There are EIGHT prize levels below the Biggie (5 white balls matching plus the PB matching).

           

          Why not take that secondary j/p prize and when the main J/P is hit ... then split it (that secondary j/p) 8 ways equally between the levels (which would come out to 12.5 percent of the secondary prize pool for each prize level below the main, GP level), then in turn, each level would split their percentage as a bonus betwen that levels winners equally?

          Thus the possiblity is that a ticket that might pay off only 1 buck normally (for having the PB only) might have the chance of winning 40, 60, or even 100 bucks or something like that.

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            Posted: October 20, 2005, 9:16 am - IP Logged

            FYI ... how the Ohio one worked (the last time it was run a few weeks back.  This as it's no longer a valid lottery):

            http://www.ohiolottery.com/games/lotoplay/slp_bye2.html

             

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            HERE ARE THE FINAL RESULTS AND PAYOUTS FOR THE LAST SUPER LOTTO PLUS DRAWING OF OCTOBER 8, 2005.

            9, 10, 22, 29, 30, 34 +26

            WE HAD NO JACKPOT WINNERS FOR THE FINAL SUPER LOTTO PLUS DRAWING.

            Match
            Final
            Prize Amount
            Number of
            Winners
            5 + Bonus Ball$500,0002
            5 No Bonus Ball$35,71528
            4 + Bonus Ball$13,51474
            4 No Bonus Ball$6521,535
            3 + Bonus Ball$4722,119
            3 No Bonus Ball$3826,878
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              Posted: October 20, 2005, 9:21 am - IP Logged

              My prediction is one or two winners tonight ... we'll see.

              I was right. Big Grin

              Very easily could have been two winners.  There were 50 people who matched the first 5 numbers, so there were some Powerballs covered more than once.

               

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                Posted: October 20, 2005, 3:38 pm - IP Logged

                Any one know where I can access one of those machines that will take me to the future - and bring me back to normal time?

                Cheers

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                  Posted: October 20, 2005, 3:47 pm - IP Logged

                  Any one know where I can access one of those machines that will take me to the future - and bring me back to normal time?

                  Here you go...pictures included:
                  http://timetravelportal.com/viewtopic.php?t=944

                  After you come back, post the next winning numbers here...

                  :)


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                    Posted: October 20, 2005, 3:57 pm - IP Logged

                    It was a minor mistake, so my vote was yes. However, it was a good decision by PB restricting the PB jackpot to 25 million above the highest jackpot and start a Match 5 bonus pool. However, I think PB should have restricted the PB jackpot to 25 million above the largest jackpot in North American history.