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They are Increasing the PB Odds Again, How Lame

Topic closed. 17 replies. Last post 8 years ago by Guru101.

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San Diego, CA
United States
Member #58386
February 12, 2008
287 Posts
Posted: December 25, 2008, 7:20 pm - IP Logged

When ask people what they want and the people say "bigger jackpots", the lottery commission doesn't tell them, "We will have to decrease the odds in order to get bigger jackpots." If the lottery commision told the public that, they would probably be against the bigger jackpots.


Of course the people want bigger jackpots.  But people aren't told there is a cost to that. 


    United States
    Member #67870
    December 7, 2008
    154 Posts
    Posted: December 25, 2008, 7:51 pm - IP Logged

    A game can always be made whereby a simple pick 6 with lower odds (such as 6/42)  plays ONLY when its jackpot is over $20 million.

    This way the people aren't punished by making their terrible odds worse.

    The only thing is that there may be as many as 5 or 10 winners sometimes, but that would be just wonderful these days.  I would rather see 5 winners than NO winners.


    This is another suggestion that you can all email your political representatives.  They are the law-makers.


    To be honest I would just be glad if they simply raised the payout rate on the smaller games up to 70 or 80 percent.  Such as on the Pairs, Pick 3 and Pick 4.   Right now and since they started, they have been set at 50 percent or worse. 

    Also, Pick 5 in Virginia  is 5 of 34, and some states even have it worse than 34!   But even at 5 of 34, the payout is worse than Pick 4.  For this reason I will play Pick 4 now, essentially boycotting the Cash-5.  The $100,000 prize of Cash-5 should mathematically be closer to 140 or $150,000 !

      Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
      United States
      Member #48725
      January 7, 2007
      1953 Posts
      Posted: December 25, 2008, 11:31 pm - IP Logged

      Powerball is at $70,000,000. If it runs until the new matrix change, we'll have a nice starting amount for the new matrix.Smile

      Gonna win.Big Smile