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Are you for or against PowerBall's "side pool"?

Topic closed. 6 replies. Last post 10 years ago by Just6ntlc.

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Are you for or against PowerBall's "side pool"?

For [ 22 ]  [66.67%]
Against [ 6 ]  [18.18%]
It doesn't matter to me. [ 5 ]  [15.15%]
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Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
United States
Member #48725
January 7, 2007
1953 Posts
Posted: March 5, 2007, 11:52 pm - IP Logged

When PowerBall's jackpot gets to a record level, it only increases by $25M, and the rest goes into a side pool for 5+0 winners. I don't really care either way, but I am interested in others' opinion of it.

Gonna win.Big Smile


    United States
    Member #10720
    January 23, 2005
    933 Posts
    Posted: March 6, 2007, 12:01 am - IP Logged

    I am FOR it as long as it only applies to record jackpot levels.. I would not want the 25M increase limit to be on all drawings, and I like the idea that a 5 of 6 PB could be a better play than a similar Cash-5. The downside is that if you want to ever see a 500M Powerball this will not help. Maybe the Side Pool should also apply to lower prizes i.e. $5 for a BB-only match or for 2 #s a free play.

      Morrison, IL
      United States
      Member #4657
      May 13, 2004
      1884 Posts
      Posted: March 6, 2007, 7:51 am - IP Logged

      The MUSL claims part of the reason they do this is so they don't take away records from themselves. However, they overlooked the fact that if they don't, Mega Millions will.

        sirbrad's avatar - Lottery-062.jpg
        United States
        Member #22983
        October 6, 2005
        2226 Posts
        Posted: March 6, 2007, 11:05 am - IP Logged

        Don't really care, as long as I win one of the amounts. The jackpot is already high enough that it does not matter.

          Greenwich, CT
          United States
          Member #4793
          May 24, 2004
          1822 Posts
          Posted: March 6, 2007, 11:37 am - IP Logged

          I think it's a good thing.  Not that it comes into play all that often anyway.  But it proved to be a very nice bonus of around $800,000 last time (on top of the regular amount won) for the match 5+0 crowd.

            CCHS13's avatar - chi jpeg.jpg
            United States
            Member #46704
            September 23, 2006
            3692 Posts
            Posted: March 6, 2007, 3:32 pm - IP Logged

            I love how Powerball plays their game.  That is a good feature to put excess money into

            the 2nd place prizes.  In my opinion Powerball is the best lottery game in the US

            Men Lie Women Lie Numbers Dont

              United States
              Member #16612
              June 2, 2005
              3493 Posts
              Posted: March 11, 2007, 9:09 pm - IP Logged

              I vote yes in the side pool.