Ticket Price Increases
What's the most you're willing to spend on a single on-line, and regularly drawn, game ticket?
July 11, 2003
|Posted: August 21, 2007, 1:16 am - IP Logged|
Right now, price points for non-raffle on-line games do not go higher than $2 per play. But with inflation, players getting peeved with loooooooong odds, and an insatiable appetite for ginormous jackpots and/or top prizes, there could be higher priced tickets for regularly drawn games on the horizon.
My question is, how much are you willing to spend on a single play of a regularly drawn, on-line game?
September 17, 2003
|Posted: August 21, 2007, 2:10 am - IP Logged|
Even though Canadians complain about the $2 ticket price 6/49 has had some great prizes since the increase. Then again if they are going to make a change tax-free cash prizes like Canada would be the first place to start.
June 16, 2006
|Posted: August 24, 2007, 10:57 pm - IP Logged|
For whatever reason, I like the odds of playing two sets of numbers for a dollar each, as opposed to one set of numbers for $2.
October 21, 2005
|Posted: August 25, 2007, 2:10 am - IP Logged|
And money you stole from work! Okay! But I think you meant it as a joke, but many employers are robbed blind by their employees! Speaking of robbery, I just do believe that the lottery clerk just 'robbed' a customer of $10.00! Her tickets were $33.00 total, she gave him a $20 and a $10 dollar bill. He looked and asked her did she hear what he said. She looked (me too) at the money in his hand and said, "Oh!" and gave him another $20 bill. He never gave her back a single bill! It kept bothering me and I should have said how much, or something so she would pay attention to what was happening to her. HE is the same clerk who gave me a tip about the Florida raffle (most of the winners will be in mid to south Florida---don't waste your money) He was almost right. But his eyes are thieving, looking for susceptible customers. What would you have done to alert the customer that she was being cheated? I can imagine how many dollars this guy takes from his employer! People like this employee cause prices to go up; no matter what product is sold.
October 15, 2004
|Posted: August 25, 2007, 7:19 am - IP Logged|
i'll play powerball for a dollar.i don't powerplay.
January 7, 2007
|Posted: August 29, 2007, 9:26 pm - IP Logged|
$1 max per ticket fore me.
June 2, 2005
|Posted: August 30, 2007, 3:15 pm - IP Logged|
May 13, 2004
|Posted: August 30, 2007, 10:23 pm - IP Logged|
I'd accept a $2 per play ticket for Powerball or Mega Millions only if they doubled all the prizes too.
October 30, 2003
|Posted: August 30, 2007, 10:55 pm - IP Logged|
I always play the powerplay on Powerball...
$2 is my vote.
August 24, 2007
|Posted: August 31, 2007, 7:44 pm - IP Logged|
i like having the option of $1 or $2 on the powerball..i say leave it as is...and i mostly use the powerplay option...it could be the difference between 200k or 1 mill
San Angelo, Texas
January 31, 2003
|Posted: September 5, 2007, 8:41 pm - IP Logged|
I might be wrong, but I think some states, Texas being one of them, have opted to offer additional chances to win, such as the Megaplier in MegaMillions and the Sumitup (ck sp) that will be instituted with Pick 3 and Pick 4.
Players have a choice - one line for $1, or, one line for $1 and $1 more to guess the sum or a chance to double the secondary prize.
Florida has EZmatch with their Pick5 game. La. is starting a new Pick 5 game with EZmatch.
IMHO, it will be quite awhile before $2 tickets become standard in Texas. But, you never know what greedy lottery managers will do to maximize profits, even though many of the so-called improvements actually end up killing the games.
July 4, 2007
|Posted: September 5, 2007, 9:36 pm - IP Logged|
If they can't make enough money off dollar bets they need to fire someone up top.
She was made for the straitaways
She grew up hatin' Chevrolets
She's a rocket
She was made to burn. ~Kathy Mattea
March 23, 2004
|Posted: September 6, 2007, 5:10 pm - IP Logged|