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$20 for PowerBall - PowerPlay or NOT??

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$20 for PowerBall - Do You PowerPlay or NOT???

$20 - 20 Seperate Numbers [ 15 ]  [34.09%]
$20 - 10 PowerPlay Numbers [ 29 ]  [65.91%]
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Pogo's avatar - wfl
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Posted: January 20, 2009, 12:20 am - IP Logged

Just wondering which way everyone would play this... I have a friend that like to go hard when PowerBall is high... Usually spending like $100 - I told him he would double his chances by getting 100 numbers rather than 50 Powerplay numbers... He said he would rather double his pay off... My reply was "so you're looking to hit less than jackpot???" Give me your feedback just for informational sake... Thanks-A-Million - Pogo

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    Posted: January 20, 2009, 12:45 am - IP Logged

    I hope your friend knows that power ball didn't rollthe other night? Someone in Indiana won and it was me and some previous co-workers...almost (right state wrong numbers).

    But...I would do powerplay, not that I'm the end-all-and-be-all in lottery, but i just like to multiply my money when possible.

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      Posted: January 20, 2009, 12:51 am - IP Logged
      The whole idea behind the power play is to increase your prizes value should you just happen to win with any combination of your numbers. Who do you think is happier the people who had power play and won or the people that didn't an won. While I'm sure people are tickled they won anything the people with power play are taking away more cash than the non power play players.
       
       
       
       
      MatchPrizeWinners
      (1/17/2009 Drawing)
                +   JACKPOT 1
               $200,000 2  (0 with Power Play)
              +   $10,000 63  (13 with Power Play)
             $100 2,409  (428 with Power Play)
            +   $100 3,506  (644 with Power Play)
           $7 128,901  (23,948 with Power Play)
          +   $7 52,731  (9,409 with Power Play)
        +   $4 313,738  (55,314 with Power Play)
       $3 604,680  (104,559 with Power Play)
      Total Number of winners:1,106,031  (194,315 with Power Play)

      Big John says. You don't hit the number. The number hits you!!!!

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        Posted: January 20, 2009, 12:52 am - IP Logged

        Well the odds of winning the jackpot are so high, I don't think it matters how many tickets you buy. Usually I would say buy $20 worth, but one might as well buy $10 worth and then PP. Because if you are lucky enough to win something smaller, at least you will get a bit more money.

        On Wednesdays (01/14) drawing, I bought 3 tickets and Power Played it and won $35 bucks. Not to shabby. If I hadn't PP, I would have only won $7.

        "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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          Posted: January 20, 2009, 1:12 am - IP Logged

          Your friend must have a good system to "go hard" with $100 per play. I selected the 2nd option.

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            Posted: January 20, 2009, 2:40 am - IP Logged

            Second option. That powerplay treat ya real nice when you turn what would have been a $7 win into $35 (or $70 during 'sweeps' month) for an extra buck.Lovies

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              Posted: January 20, 2009, 8:55 am - IP Logged

              <Moved to Jackpot Games forum>

              Please post in the appropriate forum ... thank you.

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                Posted: January 20, 2009, 9:20 am - IP Logged

                I mostly just play $1 per panel (i.e. no powerplay) because even though the largest prize I have ever won from powerball was because I had powerplayed that ticket, there have been a lot more non-winners...therefore an extra buck gone down the drain without giving me another chance at winning.  So I aim to make my lottery playing bucks go as far as they can and seldom powerplay as I don't like to play for seconds...I mean really, does anyone actually say to themselves, "I am really dreaming of hitting that 2nd tier prize...boy I would be set!"  I don't think so.  Most everyone who actually plays PB/MM dreams of hitting the jackpot and all them multi-millions...not just a mere $1M before taxes.  Now whenever I pass through Florida, I would pay an extra buck or two for their jackpot increase of $10M or $25M...because I play to win and in that case, if I were to win, I would take away more money than the original jackpot amount.  But I can imagine that that option won't get much play down in Florida now with them having powerball as an instate choice.

                And how about Wyoming considering a lottery...Mississippi, Alabama...what is keeping you from joining with Arkansas and now Wyoming?

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                  Posted: January 20, 2009, 1:36 pm - IP Logged

                  I play both ways myself, but here recently I've just been getting more numbers cause I ain't been hitting anything :-( lol - Pogo

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                    Posted: January 20, 2009, 3:14 pm - IP Logged

                    I play both ways myself, but here recently I've just been getting more numbers cause I ain't been hitting anything :-( lol - Pogo

                    Well with the guarantee of $1,000,000 for a 5+0 with Power Play, I can't see not going with that option.

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                      Posted: January 22, 2009, 12:51 am - IP Logged

                      Unless it's a record jackpot or even a rare jackpot (300+M) that $100 would add up fast.

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                        Posted: January 24, 2009, 2:53 pm - IP Logged

                        I was just wondering if the majority of people that win do it via quick pick or pick their own numbers.  I've done both without much luck.  How about everyone else?

                        Sometimes I pick the powerball and let the machine quick pick the rest.  According to the powerball's website, 14 as the powerball has come out more than any other number....but it's been a very long time since it's come out.  Lately I've noticed 24 or 26 come out a lot.  Makes me want to play those 2 as the powerball all the time. 

                        Let me know of any powerball strategies anyone may have.  I always power-up for 2 bucks.  The one time I didn't I had the powerball and one number and the powerplay was 5 - I was NOT happy with myself. 

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                          Posted: January 24, 2009, 2:55 pm - IP Logged

                          I always use power play to get a little extra 5 tickete at $10.00 and if you get power ball and 1or 2 numbers return is better for extra $1.00

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                            Posted: January 24, 2009, 10:24 pm - IP Logged

                            I was just wondering if the majority of people that win do it via quick pick or pick their own numbers.  I've done both without much luck.  How about everyone else?

                            Sometimes I pick the powerball and let the machine quick pick the rest.  According to the powerball's website, 14 as the powerball has come out more than any other number....but it's been a very long time since it's come out.  Lately I've noticed 24 or 26 come out a lot.  Makes me want to play those 2 as the powerball all the time. 

                            Let me know of any powerball strategies anyone may have.  I always power-up for 2 bucks.  The one time I didn't I had the powerball and one number and the powerplay was 5 - I was NOT happy with myself. 

                            I keep trying to let people know that there betting strategy affects their winning.

                            If I recall in early polls way back, A lot of people did not chose to play powerplay.

                            But this is a slightly different question( you are being forced to chose one - the best option).

                            I personally think that powerplay makes powerball unique.

                            If it is not for powerplay, I would really hate powerball.

                            A good betting strategy include not playing the same powerball over and over because you think it is due to hit.

                            I have tried that and learned my lesson. A number can chose not to show up for a year. Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

                            It also doesn't do you any good to have a bad system or none consistant system.

                            I feel sometimes that a quick pick would pay off in the long run. But I can't speak for that I am afraid of leaving it all to luck.

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                              Posted: January 30, 2009, 8:49 pm - IP Logged

                              Does anyone know if you can play the POWERPLAY for 5 rows of numbers and for other 5 rows of numbers with no POWERPLAY on the ticket slip or they have to print them off separately?