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Posted: May 29, 2006, 7:00 pm - IP Logged

If Powerball continues to grow into other states do you think they will set it up so it plays everday or 5 times a week or they will just add numbers and increase the starting jackpot?What's wrong with a Powerball or megamillions playing everyday or 5 times a week? Would such a game prosper/survive?It they were true, it will be rolling over and over anyways. I wish they played it 5 times a week; I am sure it will be a different scenario. What you all think.

 

 

"More important than winning all of the states' lotteries, is the movie "Red Planet""...

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    Posted: May 29, 2006, 7:05 pm - IP Logged

    One word : Overkill.

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      Posted: May 29, 2006, 7:11 pm - IP Logged

      Yeah, that should never happen.

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        Posted: May 29, 2006, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

        Seems to me the states would head for the door.  Everyday powerball would gut the every day pick 5s.

        As for the general  idea, I like it.  Prize sizes wouldn't be so high with draws six or seven days a week, but they'd probably be sufficiently large to be appealing for most people. 

        It would be interesting to see Powerball or MM give it a run, not with the two existing jackpot games, but with another that came up from the seed as a daily, designed to fill a niche among lottery players who don't care for the daily draws available to them.

        If one of them tried it they might find the game grew a bunch while the two-draw a week withered.  Which would be okay by me.

        But if they did it, I'd far prefer to see a 6/59 or 7/something than another game with a bonus ball. 

        Having said that, I'll also say I don't see it happening anytime.

        Might be a better chance for one of them trying a daily Keno game.

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          Posted: May 29, 2006, 8:39 pm - IP Logged

          I agree. It's never going to happen. I think twice a week if fine.

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            Posted: May 29, 2006, 9:47 pm - IP Logged

            I sure don't want to see a pick6, 1-70 something game, jee! a game like that will be "creepy". I prefer a short game with bonus balls than a pick6, 1-70 something game. I feel that if they whim to increase the regular balls, that they lower the bonus balls. Presently the range of the bonus ball makes it a real sucker. What makes a game a real sucker [how much suction it creates] is the range of the bonus ball; how high it is. But my question is, if the powerball played 5 times a week, wouldn't it show more obvious patterns and trends, something that will entice players, and make it easier to match numbers more often, despite of any pre-testing they might do?

            the only reason i may like a pick7 from something is if they gave money for matching 1 and 2 numbers and they didn't exceed the 1-45 limit. But before we jump into pick7, i believe that a powerball/mega-millions has its imperfections[you may not see it that way]. One of them, been that it doesn't give money for matching 1 or 2 numbers. Before you jump into another game, you first have to perfect your game, is my saying. And my most main concern, is not how much numbers they add, but the bonus balls range; they need to lower the bonus balls range down. But I will not go further, before i start getting paranoid with my conspiracy theory beliefs that the corporation doesn't research the impact that changing a game will have, they just add balls and pay more...

             

            "More important than winning all of the states' lotteries, is the movie "Red Planet"" ...

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              Posted: May 29, 2006, 10:10 pm - IP Logged

              The attraction of Powerball and Mega Millions are the larger jackpots. 

              Increasing the frequency of the number of draws would mean lower jackpots paid out more refequently, if people still played. No days berween draws tends to diminsh the "hype-factor" too.

              As far as a Pick 7 goes, I doubt many people here on lottery post would even play that.  Odds on the 5 + 1 games mentioned are astronomical enough already.

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                Posted: May 30, 2006, 5:38 am - IP Logged

                But if it was played everyday though, imagine the amount of instant millionaires it would have created in 1 year(wish every state had its independent powerball). Guys, i don't know about you, but if you are hardworking person you will know that it will take you at least 20 years to become a millionaire by saving (depending how much you make), even if you were a doctor, it would take you 10 years. That's why i believe that lottos are like elevators, they can circumnvent/bypass using the stairs, in this case the stairs represent years of hard work. That's why i always say, that a powerball lotto will be good for third world countries, plus the money collected could go into funding education or a worthy cause. So a powerball lotto has its benefits. What would make a mega-million/powerball lotto even better, is if it gave money for matching 2 numbers, even if is 50 cents, and the 2nd prize [5 of 5] pay 325,000...But for/in a third world country, it should not be a pick6, 1-49 (definately), nor a pick5, 1-56 + pick1, 1-46, nor should it play 5 times a week (twice will be good), but instead should be a pick5, 1-47 + pick1, 1-26.  It should start pay around 7 million, and the jackpot should roll over incrementally by 3/4 million..I am starting to drift: )

                 

                 

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                  Posted: May 30, 2006, 1:20 pm - IP Logged

                   You're assuming a daily winner when you mention the amount of instant millionaires created in one year, doesn't happen that way.

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                    Posted: June 2, 2006, 7:19 pm - IP Logged

                    i did a poll on this a while back.most were not in favor......

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                      You're assuming a daily winner when you mention the amount of instant millionaires created in one year, doesn't happen that way.

                      Yeah, Powerball would have a lot of low jackpot winners like it did in early 2005, and that turns away players. I remember after Powerball had the lucky string of eight jackpot winners under $50 million, its rollovers were so pathetic it took the game 12 rolls just to get over $100 million. Apparently, players would rather dream about winning than actually win.