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Bradly_60's avatar - disney37
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Posted: December 4, 2005, 2:46 pm - IP Logged

What has been up with Powerball sales lately?  They haven't been increasing at all.  Finally this last drawing they sold $17,000,000 when for the past how many drawings they never made it out of the $14,000,000 range.  You can tell by the jackpot going up such small amounts.

For comparision, Mega Millions sold almost $17,000,000 tickets just for the smallest jackpot amount possible $12,000,000.  If it wasn't won last Tuesday I bet MM could of caught up to Powerball in jackpot amounts.

Brad

    bellyache's avatar - 64x64a9wg

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    Posted: December 4, 2005, 2:56 pm - IP Logged

    My guess is when/if the Powerball jackpot goes above 100 million then things will start to pick up. I have no idea why sales are so slow lately.

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      bellyache's avatar - 64x64a9wg

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      Posted: December 4, 2005, 2:57 pm - IP Logged

      Actually I do have a guess. Maybe the sales are low because of the holidays. It could be that people are spending a lot of their money on gifts and not tickets.

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        Posted: December 4, 2005, 3:04 pm - IP Logged

        What has been up with Powerball sales lately?  They haven't been increasing at all.  Finally this last drawing they sold $17,000,000 when for the past how many drawings they never made it out of the $14,000,000 range.  You can tell by the jackpot going up such small amounts.

        For comparision, Mega Millions sold almost $17,000,000 tickets just for the smallest jackpot amount possible $12,000,000.  If it wasn't won last Tuesday I bet MM could of caught up to Powerball in jackpot amounts.

        Brad

          The difference is probably because Mega Millions has almost double the player base Powerball has.  When Mega Millions increased their matrix, the big state California jumped on board, and since California has had two jackpot winners this month, it must have finally got them on board to increase sales.  Powerball, on the other hand, did not get any new states along with their matrix change, thus no new source of increased sales.  Powerball has pretty much saturated the small states; it is a victim of its own success.

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          Posted: December 4, 2005, 3:09 pm - IP Logged

          Powerball sales are slow because of Christmas and possibly because of Lottery "burnout" when the 2nd and 3rd biggest Lottery Jackpots were won on 10/19/05 ($340M-PB) and 11/15/05 ($315M-MM).  Who is burned out on the Lottery?  NOT ME!

            bellyache's avatar - 64x64a9wg

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            Posted: December 4, 2005, 3:51 pm - IP Logged

            Powerball sales are slow because of Christmas and possibly because of Lottery "burnout" when the 2nd and 3rd biggest Lottery Jackpots were won on 10/19/05 ($340M-PB) and 11/15/05 ($315M-MM).  Who is burned out on the Lottery?  NOT ME!

            I'm not burned out from playing...at least not yet. Since I am working now I actually have more money to play with so I am actually more excited to play now. lol.

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              Posted: December 4, 2005, 4:24 pm - IP Logged

              I have been wondering that myself. The jackpot is increasing so slowly.


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                Posted: December 4, 2005, 4:29 pm - IP Logged

                Not to worry. Oklahoma joins PB next month.