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Powerplay 10X (2nd Poll)

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Should Powerball make the 10X Powerplay Permanent?

Yes [ 20 ]  [90.91%]
No [ 2 ]  [9.09%]
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md
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Posted: March 12, 2006, 12:14 pm - IP Logged

I think they should make it permanent, and I think they will.

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    Posted: March 12, 2006, 12:17 pm - IP Logged

    I agree that they should but I don't know that they will.  With the new matrix the way it is it seems to me like fewer and fewer people are hitting five numbers.  In fact I'm hitting less and less.

    Jim 


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      Posted: March 12, 2006, 12:18 pm - IP Logged

      The second place winners have been hitting less than statistically expected lately, probably to make up for those two times last year when more than 80 players hit 5 out of 5. As for the 10x, I doubt they'd make it permanent, otherwise some participating lotteries could go broke if someone had 5 out of 5 with PowerPlay and 10x came up, especially the Virgin Islands lottery.

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        Posted: March 12, 2006, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

        If they keep the 10X then chances are it would become more difficult to win the powerball.  They will hold out longer for the jackpot wins because there would be more smaller wins.

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          Posted: March 12, 2006, 12:33 pm - IP Logged

          I think the lack of second place winners has more to do with the new matrix than with some sort of statistical correction.  And at least one of those times last year was due to the fortune cookie fluke.

          As for offering 10 X's on a regular basis.  They will do it if they see a significant increase in Powerplay revenue but given the jackpot numbers I see (or more appropriately the cash value numbers I see) I doubt if that's really happening.  The bottom line is if the incoming revenue is significantly greater than the prize payouts they will continue to offer it.

          As far as I'm concerned it's just too damn bad if the smaller lotteries cry and whine about going broke.  They are raking in profits on a game that quite frankly rarely pays off in a big way for all but a very rare few.

          Jim 


          Money frees you from doing things you dislike.  Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.  - Groucho Marx

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            Posted: March 12, 2006, 2:04 pm - IP Logged

            there are 16 spots on the wheel

            2-3-4-5-2-3-4-5-2-3-4-5-2-3-4-5

            the 10x is nice, (2-3-4-5-2-3-4-5-2-3-4-5-2-3-4-10)

            but I would rather see

            2-3-4-5-6-7-8-2-3-4-5-6-7-8

            and make that permanent

            Playing more than one ticket per game is betting against yourself.

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              Posted: March 12, 2006, 3:42 pm - IP Logged

              there are 16 spots on the wheel

              2-3-4-5-2-3-4-5-2-3-4-5-2-3-4-5

              the 10x is nice, (2-3-4-5-2-3-4-5-2-3-4-5-2-3-4-10)

              but I would rather see

              2-3-4-5-6-7-8-2-3-4-5-6-7-8

              and make that permanent

              I never thought about that. That would be nice to see. I'll do some calculations later to see if it's feasible too.

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                Posted: March 12, 2006, 3:57 pm - IP Logged

                I suggested to Musl to add 6x,7x,8x,9x,10x permanently to the powerplay wheel and reduce the 2x, 3x,4x,5x slots to make it work.  They said that they could not afford to have those slots higher all the time.  So I guess they would not be making enough profit to have it permanently.-weshar75

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                  Posted: March 12, 2006, 6:07 pm - IP Logged

                  I think the lack of second place winners has more to do with the new matrix than with some sort of statistical correction.  And at least one of those times last year was due to the fortune cookie fluke.

                  As for offering 10 X's on a regular basis.  They will do it if they see a significant increase in Powerplay revenue but given the jackpot numbers I see (or more appropriately the cash value numbers I see) I doubt if that's really happening.  The bottom line is if the incoming revenue is significantly greater than the prize payouts they will continue to offer it.

                  As far as I'm concerned it's just too damn bad if the smaller lotteries cry and whine about going broke.  They are raking in profits on a game that quite frankly rarely pays off in a big way for all but a very rare few.

                  Jim 

                  Even with the new matrix, the MUSL statistically expected five match 5 winners for last night's draw yet got only two. It's just luck of the draw. As for the jackpot size, you can't estimate PowerPlay sales from that because the extra $1 does not go toward the jackpot.


                  Lotteries are supposed to pay off big for only a few, especially Powerball and Mega Millions. If you want to play a game that gets won all the time, try playing your own in-state lottery games. It's either higher prizes and few winners or lower top prizes and more winners. You can't have your cake and eat it too.
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                    Posted: March 12, 2006, 7:16 pm - IP Logged

                    Hmmmmmm yeah finally a 10x and NO second place winners here, and 4 3rd place winners. Coincidence, or a conspiracy? Skeptical

                     

                    0 Pennsylvania players matched 5 of 5 and the Power Ball; next estimated jackpot $75,000,000.00
                    0 Pennsylvania players matched 5 of 5, each receiving $200,000.00
                    4 Pennsylvania players matched 4 of 5 and the Power Ball, each receiving $10,000.00

                    True the last many draws have not had many winners either, but I think that was planned too. Less suspicious looking, makes for good defense.

                     

                    Course you go back to the beginning of the year and on, and it seems as though there was always winners for second prize, and under the same matrix.

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                      Posted: March 12, 2006, 7:21 pm - IP Logged

                      "If you want to play a game that gets won all the time, try playing your own in-state lottery games. It's either higher prizes and few winners or lower top prizes and more winners. You can't have your cake and eat it too." I play both, and ironically I have always had better pay offs with the jackpot games than the smaller games. I am not sure if that is good or bad. I have won far more via lucky for life, match 6, and powerball overall. If you can't eat your own cake, why bother even making it? Cakes were meant to be eaten...

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                        Posted: March 23, 2006, 7:42 pm - IP Logged

                        It doesn't look good for the 10X Powerplay promotion isn't doing good. 

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                          md
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                          Posted: March 25, 2006, 8:32 pm - IP Logged

                          Two more chances for 10X Powerplay. Tonight and Wednesday!

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                            Posted: March 26, 2006, 1:16 am - IP Logged

                            One more now.