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would you like a third draw a week for powerball and mega millions?

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would you like a third draw a week for powerball and mega millions?

yes a third draw is a good idea [ 12 ]  [25.00%]
no three draws a week is a bad idea [ 33 ]  [68.75%]
not sure [ 3 ]  [6.25%]
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Posted: December 3, 2007, 9:00 am - IP Logged

would you like a third draw a week for powerball and mega millions?

or would three draws a week be too much?

    konane's avatar - wallace
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    Posted: December 3, 2007, 10:39 am - IP Logged

    Actually two draws a week is too much, three way too much confusion. 

    If they'd roll back to one draw a week I'd even concede to them charging $2 a ticket to keep the matrix the same and hopefully drive jackpots higher to attract impulse players.

    Good luck to everyone!

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      Posted: December 3, 2007, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

      Either one or both of the MM and PB websites say that there's 12 to 15 winners a year. 

      Two drawings a week is 104 a year, so let's call it 15 winners and that's 14.4% of drawings producing a winner.

      Three draws a week would be 156 draws a year and 14.4% of 156 is  22.46, call it 23. So theorhetically the third weekly draw would incrase the number of sinners by 8 a year. Out of all the millions of people who play the only one I see really benefiting here is the lottery.

      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

      Lep

      There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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        Posted: December 3, 2007, 12:39 pm - IP Logged

        I think 3 drawings per week would be too many, but I doubt it would change the overall number of sinners.Wink

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          Posted: December 3, 2007, 12:54 pm - IP Logged

          Real bad typing + a Freudian slip? (I often say cemetery instead of seminary, too!)

          Green laugh

          Might make a real good forum for positive and negative stories about jackpot winners - Winners and Sinners! 

          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

          Lep

          There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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            Posted: December 3, 2007, 1:32 pm - IP Logged

            I have to say no. I have a certain amount I let my play each Saturday/Wednesday and I think adding a third drawing is just too much. If they did, I'd probably only continue to play one or two days a week anyways. 

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              Posted: December 3, 2007, 6:33 pm - IP Logged

              Overall three would be too many mike.

                I have a hard time just keeping up with the challenges for twice a week, let alone three especially during the winter months.  (  Ha  Ha  ) ....!

                                                           

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                Posted: December 3, 2007, 8:31 pm - IP Logged

                No, I think 2 drawings a week is just fine.

                Gonna win.Big Smile

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                  Posted: December 3, 2007, 8:33 pm - IP Logged

                  I'm not in a PB or MM state, but I'll say no because I wish our state Lotto was still just once a week.  I realize the jackpot increases a little when it rolls over, but it also makes people spend more.  I know someone is going to react to this because I said "makes people" but I believe many of us are using personal numbers and systems that they fear will hit if they miss a drawing.

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                    Posted: December 3, 2007, 11:37 pm - IP Logged

                    ummmm i think it would be good for powerball but mega millions doesn't need a 3rd drawing

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