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Powerball adding 10x ball to PowerPlay

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Posted: March 5, 2006, 10:39 am - IP Logged

I just saw on the Louisiana Lottery website, http://www.lalottery.com/ that Powerball is adding a 10X ball to the PowerPlay option for the month of March. Wonder if that will help sales any?

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    Posted: March 5, 2006, 11:04 am - IP Logged

    That notice is also on the official website at poweball.com.  Some states are offering a an extra QP when you buy 5 tickets, but nothing sells tickets like a big jackpot.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: March 5, 2006, 1:06 pm - IP Logged

      Last night's PowerPlay was 5x. There is one less 5x slot for the time being.


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        Posted: March 6, 2006, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

        Well, it the multipler was 10x, someone with 5/5 might win $2 million. It would be great if this occurs.

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          Posted: March 6, 2006, 12:53 pm - IP Logged

          Focusing on the second prize just proved to me the lack of intellegence at MUSL. Their sales are not due to the second prize, it's due to the recent jackpot runs they have had. Getting rid of the cap rule would help sales. As it is now there is no point to get the powerplay if they give it out for free after it hits the cap.

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            Posted: March 6, 2006, 6:45 pm - IP Logged

            You make a valid pt DVDIVA.

            My only retort would be the fact that PB isnt at the jackpot level to consider that the overage is going to pay out any time soon. So having the ten times play is an incentive with this lower jackpot amount. I dont mind spending an extra dollar to hit a possible two million on the 2nd tier level. I'd be just as happy hitting the 10K and having the powerplay ten hit! :)

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              Posted: March 6, 2006, 7:38 pm - IP Logged

              I don't think I'm going to PowerPlay any more even with the 10x slot. I did last Saturday and once again didn't hit a single number, just like the only other time I did. In fact, I'm going to disregard jackpot sizes and just play one and only one ticket (without PowerPlay) for every drawing regardless of how high the jackpot is. I'm not going to play Mega Millions anymore either, even if its jackpot is a record. It takes only $1 to dream of winning any jackpot size, and assuming no multiple winners at a low jackpot level, any Powerball (or Mega Millions) jackpot won should be enough to retire on.

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                Posted: March 6, 2006, 10:12 pm - IP Logged

                ryan- your discipline is admirable. Playing one number series and keeping within a budget, is self restraint at its finest. :)  I sincerely hope you prove that it takes but one ticket to win :)  I'm rooti'n for ya to make some healthy wins from that style of play!

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                  Posted: March 7, 2006, 1:16 am - IP Logged

                  I don't think I'm going to PowerPlay any more even with the 10x slot. I did last Saturday and once again didn't hit a single number, just like the only other time I did. In fact, I'm going to disregard jackpot sizes and just play one and only one ticket (without PowerPlay) for every drawing regardless of how high the jackpot is. I'm not going to play Mega Millions anymore either, even if its jackpot is a record. It takes only $1 to dream of winning any jackpot size, and assuming no multiple winners at a low jackpot level, any Powerball (or Mega Millions) jackpot won should be enough to retire on.

                  Yea I used to do that a lot also. But then record jackpots started luring me away from my system. More plays usually equals better paybacks, with the powerball usually being an exception.

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                    Posted: March 7, 2006, 1:20 am - IP Logged

                    You make a valid pt DVDIVA.

                    My only retort would be the fact that PB isnt at the jackpot level to consider that the overage is going to pay out any time soon. So having the ten times play is an incentive with this lower jackpot amount. I dont mind spending an extra dollar to hit a possible two million on the 2nd tier level. I'd be just as happy hitting the 10K and having the powerplay ten hit! :)

                    Yea it is not bad if you are used to betting low. But when you usually play $40 a draw then it starts getting expensive. I would love to be able to power play all those numbers as insurance, but for $80 I would sooner just get 40 more tickets! Plus no guarantee that you will even get 10x! It is very tough for me to throw down twice the amount on numbers that are 99% losers to begin with.

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                      Posted: March 7, 2006, 11:32 am - IP Logged

                      I don't think I'm going to PowerPlay any more even with the 10x slot. I did last Saturday and once again didn't hit a single number, just like the only other time I did. In fact, I'm going to disregard jackpot sizes and just play one and only one ticket (without PowerPlay) for every drawing regardless of how high the jackpot is. I'm not going to play Mega Millions anymore either, even if its jackpot is a record. It takes only $1 to dream of winning any jackpot size, and assuming no multiple winners at a low jackpot level, any Powerball (or Mega Millions) jackpot won should be enough to retire on.

                      Yea I used to do that a lot also. But then record jackpots started luring me away from my system. More plays usually equals better paybacks, with the powerball usually being an exception.

                      Yeah, that's the whole point. I haven't won a single prize in PB since November.


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                        Posted: March 7, 2006, 4:43 pm - IP Logged

                        yeah,and if you purchase all 42 pbs qp,it's only a guranted 30 dollars if it lands on powerplay of 10,so you cannot win!

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                          Posted: March 7, 2006, 7:21 pm - IP Logged

                          Yep, you'd still lose $84, and that's assuming the 10x does hit!!


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                            Posted: March 7, 2006, 7:50 pm - IP Logged

                            yep,makes one wanna forget an impossible thing,and head for the casinos,with their paycheck!

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                              Posted: March 7, 2006, 9:54 pm - IP Logged

                              Whoops, I meant you'd lose $54, not $84. $84 is how much it would cost to cover all 42 red balls with PowerPlay.