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Do you spend the extra money and always choose the Powerplay option on all of your games ?

Yes [ 17 ]  [45.95%]
No [ 20 ]  [54.05%]
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Posted: August 17, 2006, 12:56 am - IP Logged

Just curious

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    Posted: August 17, 2006, 1:10 am - IP Logged

    Very rarely do I Powerplay my tickets. If I think I may hit something I do, but that isn't very often.

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      Posted: August 17, 2006, 1:46 am - IP Logged

      Sure do!


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        Posted: August 17, 2006, 2:42 am - IP Logged

        guesser, my vote is no regardless if I was living in a PB state or if MM has the Megaplier applied to any state other than California [pari-mutuel].

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          Posted: August 17, 2006, 9:56 am - IP Logged

          I powerplay on my powerball ticket because when I win a prize I like the fact that I may get a nice return on my winning ticket.-weshar75

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            Posted: August 17, 2006, 10:12 am - IP Logged

            We don't have the option in Georgia but if we did I personally would not spend the extra $$$. 

            Good luck to everyone!

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              Posted: August 17, 2006, 11:09 am - IP Logged

              Playing powerplay does not make sense.  It raises the pretax expectation value owing to lower prizes from 0.20 to 0.69, a change of 0.49.  It costs a buck beyond the original ticket.  It's not worth it.

              A bet is considered a "good bet" when the expectation value, the ratio of the potential reward to the cost, is 1.00 or better.  Large lottery jackpots sometimes approach 1.00, but seldom exceed it - although it does happen on a few occassions.

              As a practical matter, I play the lottery with much lower expectation values, but I don't play power play. 

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                Posted: August 17, 2006, 11:13 am - IP Logged

                I powerplay on my powerball ticket because when I win a prize I like the fact that I may get a nice return on my winning ticket.-weshar75

                let me echo weshar comments. i too play the powerplay all the time now. i have gotten some of my bigger hits off powerplay option. look at some of the winners who get the big prize these day for powerball. they winners chose the powerplay option.

                texas is the only megaplier state for megamillion and when i get there i play that too. ohio has a kicker that seems kinda lame but people are winning on it too.

                so more power to the power play option and my friend mister powerball.

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                  Posted: August 17, 2006, 1:34 pm - IP Logged

                  I powerplay on my powerball ticket because when I win a prize I like the fact that I may get a nice return on my winning ticket.-weshar75

                  How many games do you play per drawing ?

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                    Posted: August 17, 2006, 1:47 pm - IP Logged

                    I powerplay on my powerball ticket because when I win a prize I like the fact that I may get a nice return on my winning ticket.-weshar75

                    Since I have a limited amount of money I can play, I'd rather buy a few more tickets then powerplay. If I could afford to then I would Powerplay more often.

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                      Posted: August 17, 2006, 2:19 pm - IP Logged

                      Playing powerplay does not make sense.  It raises the pretax expectation value owing to lower prizes from 0.20 to 0.69, a change of 0.49.  It costs a buck beyond the original ticket.  It's not worth it.

                      A bet is considered a "good bet" when the expectation value, the ratio of the potential reward to the cost, is 1.00 or better.  Large lottery jackpots sometimes approach 1.00, but seldom exceed it - although it does happen on a few occassions.

                      As a practical matter, I play the lottery with much lower expectation values, but I don't play power play. 

                      However, the expectation value percentage is higher with powerplay, right?

                      .20/1.00 = 20%

                      .69/2.00 = 34.5%

                      That is why I always choose powerplay.

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                        Posted: August 17, 2006, 2:55 pm - IP Logged

                        I always power play.  No exceptions.Smile

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                          Posted: August 17, 2006, 7:19 pm - IP Logged

                          people play to winn        50% power play  I sould play 100%  may be next time    but mm should offer it


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                            Posted: August 17, 2006, 7:35 pm - IP Logged

                            me always play powerplay.just last night i won the powerball only again.3x4=12 bucks.

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                              Posted: August 17, 2006, 7:49 pm - IP Logged

                              I will spend on an average powerball jackpot $10 ($5 powerball ticket with powerplay for $10).  When the jackpot reaches into the $200 million range I will add another $10 and one ticket will be QP's from the terminal and one ticket will be LP generator QP's.  If I am going to spend more than a dollar on powerball I am going to powerplay the first line rather than get another line.  Reason being when I win I do not want to win $3,$4,$7,$100, $10,000 or $200,000 when I could get $15,$20,$35,$500,$50,000 or $1 million.  And before you rant about how the Powerball jackpot is going to only take a dollar to win it.  Think of this you will spend your adult lifetime chasing a lottery jackpot as long as it takes.  The odds are set so that you will more than likely win a lower prize than get the jackpot prize.  Now when you stare down at your winning ticket are you going to want $200,000 for a $1 or $1 million for $2?  You have to ask yourself that question!-weshar75