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Powerball dropoff in 2nd tier winners since new game.

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Bradly_60's avatar - disney37
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Posted: March 15, 2009, 6:51 pm - IP Logged

Has anyone else noticed the large reduction in $200,000 prizes since the game changed maticies?  I mean they are selling $20,000,000 in tickets and still only get 1 winner in the last drawing.  The odds are what 1 in over 5 million now.  I still wonder why they didn't raise the prize. 

Brad

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    Posted: March 15, 2009, 7:13 pm - IP Logged

    Has anyone else noticed the large reduction in $200,000 prizes since the game changed maticies?  I mean they are selling $20,000,000 in tickets and still only get 1 winner in the last drawing.  The odds are what 1 in over 5 million now.  I still wonder why they didn't raise the prize. 

    Brad

    That's what suppose to happen when the possible combinations are increased from 146,107,962 to 195,249,054 and the 41 possible $200,000 prizes are reduced to 38.
     
     combos of 5/55 numbers and 1/42 bonus numbers are 146107962
     MATCH    ODDS                        WINNING COMBOS       
      5/5+B   1 : 146107962               1                     
      5/5+0   1 : 3563609                 41                     
      4/5+B   1 : 584432                  250                     
      4/5+0   1 : 14254                   10250                   
      3/5+B   1 : 11927                   12250                   
      3/5+0   1 : 291                     502250                 
      2/5+B   1 : 745                     196000                 
      1/5+B   1 : 127                     1151500                 
      0/5+B   1 : 69                      2118760                 
     ___________________________________________________
     overall odds are 1 : 36.6       
     winning combos 3991302 = 2.73 % of possible combos


     combos of 5/59 numbers and 1/39 bonus numbers are 195249054
     MATCH    ODDS                        WINNING COMBOS       
      5/5+B   1 : 195249054               1                     
      5/5+0   1 : 5138133                 38                     
      4/5+B   1 : 723145                  270                     
      4/5+0   1 : 19030                   10260                   
      3/5+B   1 : 13644                   14310                   
      3/5+0   1 : 359                     543780                 
      2/5+B   1 : 787                     248040                 
      1/5+B   1 : 123                     1581255                 
      0/5+B   1 : 62                      3162510                 
     ___________________________________________________
     overall odds are 1 : 35.1       
     winning combos 5560464 = 2.84 % of possible combos

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: March 16, 2009, 11:20 am - IP Logged

      That's what suppose to happen when the possible combinations are increased from 146,107,962 to 195,249,054 and the 41 possible $200,000 prizes are reduced to 38.
       
       combos of 5/55 numbers and 1/42 bonus numbers are 146107962
       MATCH    ODDS                        WINNING COMBOS       
        5/5+B   1 : 146107962               1                     
        5/5+0   1 : 3563609                 41                     
        4/5+B   1 : 584432                  250                     
        4/5+0   1 : 14254                   10250                   
        3/5+B   1 : 11927                   12250                   
        3/5+0   1 : 291                     502250                 
        2/5+B   1 : 745                     196000                 
        1/5+B   1 : 127                     1151500                 
        0/5+B   1 : 69                      2118760                 
       ___________________________________________________
       overall odds are 1 : 36.6       
       winning combos 3991302 = 2.73 % of possible combos


       combos of 5/59 numbers and 1/39 bonus numbers are 195249054
       MATCH    ODDS                        WINNING COMBOS       
        5/5+B   1 : 195249054               1                     
        5/5+0   1 : 5138133                 38                     
        4/5+B   1 : 723145                  270                     
        4/5+0   1 : 19030                   10260                   
        3/5+B   1 : 13644                   14310                   
        3/5+0   1 : 359                     543780                 
        2/5+B   1 : 787                     248040                 
        1/5+B   1 : 123                     1581255                 
        0/5+B   1 : 62                      3162510                 
       ___________________________________________________
       overall odds are 1 : 35.1       
       winning combos 5560464 = 2.84 % of possible combos

      Hi my friend would you know when these numbers were added to this game, is it 17 draws ago.

      Many thanks in advance.

      Sometimes we can't see the woods for tree's, " so we have to clear a path "

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        Posted: March 16, 2009, 11:32 am - IP Logged

        Hi my friend would you know when these numbers were added to this game, is it 17 draws ago.

        Many thanks in advance.

        The Powerball statistics page at USA Mega has the dates of all Powerball matrix changes, including this latest one.

         

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          Posted: March 16, 2009, 11:40 am - IP Logged

          The Powerball statistics page at USA Mega has the dates of all Powerball matrix changes, including this latest one.

          Many thanks Todd I have noticed a change in the configuration of the numbers that is why I ask.

          Sometimes we can't see the woods for tree's, " so we have to clear a path "