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Ticket Price Increases

Topic closed. 12 replies. Last post 10 years ago by JackpotWanna.

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What's the most you're willing to spend on a single on-line, and regularly drawn, game ticket?

$1 [ 23 ]  [46.94%]
$2 [ 18 ]  [36.73%]
$3 [ 1 ]  [2.04%]
$5 [ 1 ]  [2.04%]
$10 [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
$20 [ 2 ]  [4.08%]
$50 [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
$100 [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Life savings. [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Life savings, plus some money I stole from work. [ 4 ]  [8.16%]
Total Valid Votes [ 49 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 2 ]  
Thread Starter

United States
Member #1826
July 11, 2003
2645 Posts
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?

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    dvdiva's avatar - 8ball

    United States
    Member #2338
    September 17, 2003
    2063 Posts
    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.

      guesser's avatar - Lottery-017.jpg

      United States
      Member #41383
      June 16, 2006
      1969 Posts
      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.

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        United States
        Member #24380
        October 21, 2005
        623 Posts
        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.

          United States
          Member #7853
          October 15, 2004
          11350 Posts
          Posted: August 25, 2007, 7:19 am - IP Logged

          i'll play powerball for a dollar.i don't powerplay.

            Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
            United States
            Member #48725
            January 7, 2007
            1958 Posts
            Posted: August 29, 2007, 9:26 pm - IP Logged

            $1 max per ticket fore me.

            Gonna win.Big Smile

              United States
              Member #16612
              June 2, 2005
              3493 Posts
              Posted: August 30, 2007, 3:15 pm - IP Logged

              I say $1 as my vote.

                Morrison, IL
                United States
                Member #4657
                May 13, 2004
                1884 Posts
                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.

                  Coastal Georgia
                  United States
                  Member #2653
                  October 30, 2003
                  1866 Posts
                  Posted: August 30, 2007, 10:55 pm - IP Logged

                  I always play the powerplay on Powerball...

                  $2 is my vote.






                    rteague's avatar - Lottery-062.jpg
                    North Carolina
                    United States
                    Member #54608
                    August 24, 2007
                    1181 Posts
                    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


                      bobby623's avatar - abstract
                      San Angelo, Texas
                      United States
                      Member #1097
                      January 31, 2003
                      1436 Posts
                      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.

                        Rocket 455's avatar - rocket
                        Bellevue, KY
                        United States
                        Member #53340
                        July 4, 2007
                        2636 Posts
                        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.

                        "Criticism has plucked the imaginary flowers on the chain not in order that man shall continue to bear that chain without fantasy or consolation, but so that he shall throw off the chain and pluck the living flower."

                        "Workers of all lands unite!" ~Karl Marx

                          JackpotWanna's avatar - squiz

                          United States
                          Member #4121
                          March 23, 2004
                          817 Posts
                          Posted: September 6, 2007, 5:10 pm - IP Logged

                          $20 for me.