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If you had $2 to spend on Powerball would you get two lines or one line with Powerplay added?

One line with Powerplay [ 25 ]  [52.08%]
Two lines [ 23 ]  [47.92%]
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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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Posted: September 25, 2009, 7:56 pm - IP Logged

I am considering discontinuing my Pick3 and Pick4 play and concentrating the extra money on the bigger payoff games. The P3's and 4's  over the years rarely pay back enough for me to break even. Would I be better off putting the extra money on more lines or adding the bonus on the games it is available?  Just wondering what most people consider the better option.

Thanks,

Ridge Runner


                                             
                     
                                         

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   

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    justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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    Posted: September 25, 2009, 9:18 pm - IP Logged

    Since the odds are so astronomical, I never expect to win PB but I do hope to get the 5 white balls, although I haven't even come close.  So I always play $2.  I see a lot of wins in FL where the player did not spend the extra $1, and I guess that person is still happy with his/her good fortune.  However, there is a huge difference between $200,000 and a million.  I would be ecstatic if I won $200,000 but winning $1M would change my life.

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      Posted: September 25, 2009, 10:18 pm - IP Logged

      <Moved to Jackpot Games forum>

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

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        Posted: September 25, 2009, 11:23 pm - IP Logged

        I play Mega Million and I always mega ply because when I hit the five numbers I intend to collect 2-3-4 times the $250,000 offered.

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          Posted: September 26, 2009, 7:38 am - IP Logged

          If you goal is to spend only two dollars then you can't lose.

          But if you are planning to beat the jackpot games you got to be prepared.

          The odds are against you, you have to be very patients, enjoy playing for the seek of playing and pray you get a good system.

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            Posted: September 26, 2009, 8:52 am - IP Logged

            A guaranteed bonus win is a good win, that is if you can figure out which balls will fall.

            When I've taken trips to Delaware or Pennsylvania to play Powerball, I would always purchase a set of tickets with Powerplay and a set without. The few dollars I have won out of the game has always come from the set of tickets without Powerplay.

            Good luck!

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              rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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              Posted: September 26, 2009, 12:05 pm - IP Logged

              <Moved to Jackpot Games forum>

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

              Sorry about that Todd.

              I definitely gotta cut back on the Jack.


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

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                Posted: September 26, 2009, 12:58 pm - IP Logged

                Sorry about that Todd.

                I definitely gotta cut back on the Jack.

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                  Posted: September 26, 2009, 1:06 pm - IP Logged

                  I am considering discontinuing my Pick3 and Pick4 play and concentrating the extra money on the bigger payoff games. The P3's and 4's  over the years rarely pay back enough for me to break even. Would I be better off putting the extra money on more lines or adding the bonus on the games it is available?  Just wondering what most people consider the better option.

                  Thanks,

                  Ridge Runner

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                    Posted: September 26, 2009, 2:03 pm - IP Logged

                    I have always been against Powerplay. For me, if I am going to play $2 I would prefer two chances at the jackpot, however, I decided last Wed. to do powerplay and turned a $3 win into $15. Not alot, but it made me feel better with the win. I will test the powerplay option the next few weeks.

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                      Posted: September 26, 2009, 2:44 pm - IP Logged

                      you get better gratification with playing the pick 3 and 4 games. i never play them and my return on the powerball type games is 10%. in the last 10 years i have been positive only twice because i won a 1000 dollar each time. neither win was on powerball or megamillion but the state lottery. so if you can live with the 10% return. Welcome.

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                        Posted: September 26, 2009, 3:30 pm - IP Logged

                        I used to not play powerplay when I bought my tickets. But now I do. When I'm actually able to hit a few numbers, it's nice to get a bit more back from those smaller wins.

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                          Posted: September 26, 2009, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

                          I used to not play powerplay when I bought my tickets. But now I do. When I'm actually able to hit a few numbers, it's nice to get a bit more back from those smaller wins.

                          I moved from a Mega Millions state to a Powerball state and found by using the powerplay option the smaller wins are nicer. For players looking to cash tickets for a couple hundred bucks, I believe pick-3 and pick-4 is a better play.

                            ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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                            Posted: September 27, 2009, 12:11 am - IP Logged

                            I moved from a Mega Millions state to a Powerball state and found by using the powerplay option the smaller wins are nicer. For players looking to cash tickets for a couple hundred bucks, I believe pick-3 and pick-4 is a better play.

                            Yeah, I agree. If one is looking for wins where you can get a couple hundred dollars with better odds, games like Pick 3 are the way to go.

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                              Posted: September 28, 2009, 5:32 am - IP Logged

                              I can't remember when I didn't use the powerplay. It has been in my equation for making profit since I began playing powerball.