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PB winner....MM and PB in a race

Topic closed. 4 replies. Last post 10 years ago by Just6ntlc.

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Bradly_60's avatar - disney37
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Posted: September 24, 2006, 1:00 am - IP Logged

Both are at $15 million.  This has been happening quite a bit lately.

Did you guys see that the advertised $203,000,000 jackpot wasn't meet.  It ended up being only $200.3 million.  Has that ever happened before?

Brad

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    Posted: September 24, 2006, 1:09 am - IP Logged

    My gut response is 'does it matter ?', but maybe they have had to pay out more Pick 5's lately ?

     

    Pick 5's with a multiplier add up in a hurry. 

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      Posted: September 24, 2006, 8:18 am - IP Logged

      It wasn't the Match 5 that did them in.  It only paid out $200k more than the previous drawing.

       There was a more than $3 million increase for the lower tiers over the previous drawing.

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        Posted: September 24, 2006, 8:21 am - IP Logged

        Both are at $15 million.  This has been happening quite a bit lately.

        Did you guys see that the advertised $203,000,000 jackpot wasn't meet.  It ended up being only $200.3 million.  Has that ever happened before?

        Brad

        It's not a "race" really, unless you mean a race to advertise a misleading value for the jackpot.  The MM cash value is higher.  Powerball's graduated annuity makes it seem even bigger than it really is.

        It is still a slightly better bet to play Powerball, since Powerball gives you a little bit better odds of winning.

        It happens every once in a while that the jackpot is a little lower than advertised.  In this case it must have involved their rules about reserves.  They had enough sales to justify a cash jackpot of $99.3M, which would have made their jackpot more than meet the advertised value.


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          Posted: September 25, 2006, 12:42 am - IP Logged

          I think in the long run if both MM and PB continue to roll, MM has the advantage.