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can the powerplay numbers be predicted?

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Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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Posted: September 28, 2007, 5:18 pm - IP Logged

"...they are willing to spend the extra $1 even if it ends up being 2."

That's exactly what I based my decision on.  If I match 5 white balls without the powerplay I'd get around $130K after taxes.  If I match 5 with the powerplay, the minimum I'd take home is $260K.   The difference between those two amounts is the difference between being able to pay cash for a dump or paying cash for a decent home in this area.  Therefore, the extra $1 is worth it to me, even if the multiplier does end up being only X2.  I always get the powerplay.

Well I usually don't buy PowerPlay if I buy a PowerBall ticket because if I decide to play PowerBall, I'll only buy $1 or $2. Reason being that I also spend $5 on Hoosier Lotto and don't want to spend too much. I try to keep control on how much I spend on the lottery. I switched to Pick 6 because I can apply my system to all the numbers within the set. I used it on PowerBall for a while, and it did help some, but Pick 6 is 12 times easier to win, not to mention I found a whole lot more new stuff to add to my system since I switched. I think a jackpot win could be soon.

Gonna win.Big Smile

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    Posted: October 1, 2007, 12:43 am - IP Logged

    STUPID ????  so doubleing your winnings is STUPID ???  wow thats a new one on me...

    Try actually thinking about it and maybe you'll figure it out. If you knew that the powerplay was going to be 2 it would very definitely be stupid to spend the extra buck on powerplay.

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      Posted: October 1, 2007, 12:51 am - IP Logged

      STUPID ????  so doubleing your winnings is STUPID ???  wow thats a new one on me...

      Unless you KNOW you are going to win, why spend $1 on a chance to double your money when you can spend that extra $1 on another set of numbers ?  We've been down this road a zillion times.

      Also, as far as Powerplay itself goes, I was looking for the chart, but I can't find it:  I don't think it's equal - ie there are more 1x chances than there are 5x chances, but I could be wrong.. 

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        Posted: October 1, 2007, 3:13 am - IP Logged

        Unless you KNOW you are going to win, why spend $1 on a chance to double your money when you can spend that extra $1 on another set of numbers ?  We've been down this road a zillion times.

        Also, as far as Powerplay itself goes, I was looking for the chart, but I can't find it:  I don't think it's equal - ie there are more 1x chances than there are 5x chances, but I could be wrong.. 

        "Unless you KNOW you are going to win why spend $1?"  Good question but when you gamble, you take a risk.  By the way all powerplay number are 2-5, you make be confusing Powerplay with the Texas MegaMillions multiplier, they were putting extra 3's and 4's in their drawings to get more players to spend the extra dollar.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: October 2, 2007, 2:05 am - IP Logged

          "Unless you KNOW you are going to win why spend $1?"  Good question but when you gamble, you take a risk.  By the way all powerplay number are 2-5, you make be confusing Powerplay with the Texas MegaMillions multiplier, they were putting extra 3's and 4's in their drawings to get more players to spend the extra dollar.

          No, I knew as soon as I logged off I screwed up - the Powerplay numbers are 2 to 5, not 1 to 5.

          I KNOW I read where the number of available Powerplay numbers is not equal - I read it about a year ago, but can't find it now, maybe it has changed. 


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            Posted: October 3, 2007, 10:51 am - IP Logged

            wow,maybe they'll start powerplay x 2 and triple your winnings.sorta like a double down on a casino slot machine.has lottery winnings gone up as inflation has i wonder,like the pik 3,44 dollars,is that adjusted for inflation?

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              Posted: October 3, 2007, 3:07 pm - IP Logged

              No, I knew as soon as I logged off I screwed up - the Powerplay numbers are 2 to 5, not 1 to 5.

              I KNOW I read where the number of available Powerplay numbers is not equal - I read it about a year ago, but can't find it now, maybe it has changed. 

              According to this page,

              http://www.powerball.com/powerball/pb_prizes.asp

              there is an equal quantity of each power play number.

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                Posted: October 3, 2007, 10:48 pm - IP Logged

                According to this page,

                http://www.powerball.com/powerball/pb_prizes.asp

                there is an equal quantity of each power play number.

                I don't see that on that page, but it's not a big deal to me since I don't play the PP option.

                I think somewhere I said 'I could be wrong'...

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                  Posted: October 3, 2007, 11:31 pm - IP Logged

                  I don't see that on that page, but it's not a big deal to me since I don't play the PP option.

                  I think somewhere I said 'I could be wrong'...

                  Power Play Prizes and Odds
                  Match
                  Prize
                  Multiplier
                  of 2    
                  (Odds 1:4)
                  Multiplier
                  of 3    
                  (Odds 1:4)
                  Multiplier
                  of 4    
                  (Odds 1:4)
                  Multiplier
                  of 5    
                  (Odds 1:4)
                  +
                  Jackpot 
                  -- 
                  -- 
                  -- 
                  -- 
                  $200,000 
                  $400,000 
                  $600,000 
                  $800,000 
                  $1,000,000 
                  +
                  $10,000 
                  $20,000 
                  $30,000 
                  $40,000 
                  $50,000 
                  $100 
                  $200 
                  $300 
                  $400 
                  $500 
                  +
                  $100 
                  $200 
                  $300 
                  $400 
                  $500 
                  $7 
                  $14 
                  $21 
                  $28 
                  $35 
                  +
                  $7 
                  $14 
                  $21 
                  $28 
                  $35 
                  +
                  $4 
                  $8 
                  $12 
                  $16 
                  $20 
                  $3 
                  $6 
                  $9 
                  $12 
                  $15 

                  There are nine ways to win in Powerball, return to your Powerball retailer or Lottery headquarters for validation of your tickets.


                      Didn't you noticed the odds under each Multiplier?  (Odds 1:4)

                   
                     

                   * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                     
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                    Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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                    Posted: October 3, 2007, 11:46 pm - IP Logged

                    I think they put 16 balls into the multiplier machine, 4 of each number. 4 : 16 = 1 : 4.

                    Gonna win.Big Smile

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                      Posted: October 4, 2007, 12:38 am - IP Logged

                      I think they put 16 balls into the multiplier machine, 4 of each number. 4 : 16 = 1 : 4.

                      Some of the state sites say it's a spinwheel with four of each number. Other sites don't mention exactly how the number is chosen. Is a video of the drawings online?

                      I should mention that on occasion they add an X10 in there, so don't take all this as chisled in stone.


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                        Posted: October 4, 2007, 7:47 pm - IP Logged

                        guru101,do you sell your program and is it reliable?i have tried a lot,and one lotto pro didn't even pay for its'yearly subscription.

                        i still win more in casinos then any lottery.

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                          Posted: October 8, 2007, 1:08 am - IP Logged
                          Power Play Prizes and Odds
                          Match
                          Prize
                          Multiplier
                          of 2    
                          (Odds 1:4)
                          Multiplier
                          of 3    
                          (Odds 1:4)
                          Multiplier
                          of 4    
                          (Odds 1:4)
                          Multiplier
                          of 5    
                          (Odds 1:4)
                          +
                          Jackpot 
                          -- 
                          -- 
                          -- 
                          -- 
                          $200,000 
                          $400,000 
                          $600,000 
                          $800,000 
                          $1,000,000 
                          +
                          $10,000 
                          $20,000 
                          $30,000 
                          $40,000 
                          $50,000 
                          $100 
                          $200 
                          $300 
                          $400 
                          $500 
                          +
                          $100 
                          $200 
                          $300 
                          $400 
                          $500 
                          $7 
                          $14 
                          $21 
                          $28 
                          $35 
                          +
                          $7 
                          $14 
                          $21 
                          $28 
                          $35 
                          +
                          $4 
                          $8 
                          $12 
                          $16 
                          $20 
                          $3 
                          $6 
                          $9 
                          $12 
                          $15 

                          There are nine ways to win in Powerball, return to your Powerball retailer or Lottery headquarters for validation of your tickets.


                              Didn't you noticed the odds under each Multiplier?  (Odds 1:4)

                           
                             

                          I didn't really look there. 

                          When I saw it - it was not in that format, so I wasn't looking for it in THAT format.