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Posted: August 23, 2007, 9:48 am - IP Logged

Seems to be getting stronger! 

I went out last night at 9:00 to buy my ticket for the $245 Million Powerball drawing...not a single person was in the store besides the clerk.  He was pleased that he could have an easy, quiet evening.  Maybe things will change if the media really runs with the $300m advertised Sat. drawing.

Have you noticed the same jackpot fatigue where you live?

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    Posted: August 23, 2007, 11:28 am - IP Logged

    There was a time when a $200M lottery jackpots was an event and lots of people wanted to be part of it even if they had to travel out of state and/or stand in line to buy a ticket.  Now days jackpots of this size are expected and many people wouldn't buy a ticket for any thing less and certainly wouldn't stand in line for it.

    The PB jackpot is $300M this weekend and usually I would be planning to drive to Indiana for tickets but the MM jackpot is $200M+ and the cash value of both jackpots are almost the same so I'm staying home and only buying the local MM tickets this time and I suspect other folks are doing like wise.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: August 23, 2007, 11:43 am - IP Logged

      Seems to be getting stronger! 

      I went out last night at 9:00 to buy my ticket for the $245 Million Powerball drawing...not a single person was in the store besides the clerk.  He was pleased that he could have an easy, quiet evening.  Maybe things will change if the media really runs with the $300m advertised Sat. drawing.

      Have you noticed the same jackpot fatigue where you live?

      $200M doesn't go as far as it used to... and since so many more states mave joined the jackpot games, the players don't have to, either. Sleep

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        Posted: August 23, 2007, 11:46 am - IP Logged

        The local news on the CBS affiliate did a live broadcast from Jackson's on Orchard on their 10:00 pm report.  That's where 2 jackpot tickets have been sold, including Brad Duke's.  They interviewed people from Meridian who drove all the way just to buy from a "lucky" store.  (Not that Meridian is far, only a 15 minute drive, but there are like 20 lottery outlets along that drive.)

        Surprisingly, I haven't seen many of the Powerball ads that they usually start running when the jp reaches 150 mil or so.  You know, the ones with the guy in a red ball suit trying to squeeze thru spaces too small and the tagline "Powerball is huge" or something like that.  I don't think I saw even one between the Sat drawing and last night's. 

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          Posted: August 23, 2007, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

          there was no line in kentucky today for powerball so i still have my future for georgia megamillions and i bought some kentucky powerball today i might buy tennessee powerball since it is the only one not RNG here now. im sure there will be lines on saturday here in tennessee because they will want to play up the powerball and downplay all the RNG mistakes revealed here in tennessee this week.

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            Posted: August 23, 2007, 2:30 pm - IP Logged

            The local news on the CBS affiliate did a live broadcast from Jackson's on Orchard on their 10:00 pm report.  That's where 2 jackpot tickets have been sold, including Brad Duke's.  They interviewed people from Meridian who drove all the way just to buy from a "lucky" store.  (Not that Meridian is far, only a 15 minute drive, but there are like 20 lottery outlets along that drive.)

            Surprisingly, I haven't seen many of the Powerball ads that they usually start running when the jp reaches 150 mil or so.  You know, the ones with the guy in a red ball suit trying to squeeze thru spaces too small and the tagline "Powerball is huge" or something like that.  I don't think I saw even one between the Sat drawing and last night's. 

            i havent seen that commercial here in tennessee but they have the on where the guy goes back for his high school reunion and all the women want him because he is a powerball winner. they also have the one where the guy buys his parents a motor home and the other guy buys his brother a boat with his powerball winnings. the high school reunion is my favorite one.

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              Posted: August 23, 2007, 3:02 pm - IP Logged

              There was a time when a $200M lottery jackpots was an event and lots of people wanted to be part of it even if they had to travel out of state and/or stand in line to buy a ticket.  Now days jackpots of this size are expected and many people wouldn't buy a ticket for any thing less and certainly wouldn't stand in line for it.

              The PB jackpot is $300M this weekend and usually I would be planning to drive to Indiana for tickets but the MM jackpot is $200M+ and the cash value of both jackpots are almost the same so I'm staying home and only buying the local MM tickets this time and I suspect other folks are doing like wise.

              That's right.  A $200M jackpot used to be an event.  We would make it a weekend trip to the Arizona border to buy tickets.  Not anymore.  But, who knows, if the PB jackpot reaches $400M maybe I'll be tempted to go on that trip, and join the fun.  Party

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