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Is PB doing a 10x powerplay promotion in your state?

Topic closed. 5 replies. Last post 7 years ago by Coin Toss.

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wildspecks's avatar - Yavill
North Carolina
United States
Member #79918
September 12, 2009
49 Posts
Posted: May 5, 2010, 9:01 pm - IP Logged

In NC, they are replacing one of the 5x powerplay balls (or whatever it is they use to determine the powerplay amount) with a 10x the win this month.  Are they doing this in all PB states?  I normally play Cash 5, but I've switched this month just because of the possibility of a 10x payout on a small win.

    United States
    Member #47935
    December 2, 2006
    109 Posts
    Posted: May 5, 2010, 9:16 pm - IP Logged

    It is in all states that have Power Ball

      wildspecks's avatar - Yavill
      North Carolina
      United States
      Member #79918
      September 12, 2009
      49 Posts
      Posted: May 5, 2010, 9:31 pm - IP Logged

      That's great.  I would probably play PB more often if they did this more often.

        ohiopick3's avatar - Lottery-063.jpg
        United States
        Member #3023
        December 14, 2003
        4172 Posts
        Posted: May 5, 2010, 10:00 pm - IP Logged

        Yes, they are doing this in all Powerball states as a promotion.

        But you have to ask yourself these 2 questions:

        "Do I want to win a smaller prize with the chance of winning the Powerplay?"


        "Do I want to win the Jackpot amount?"

        So, whatever amount you play and want the Powerplay Promo, you are doubling your bet for that reason only.

        That is a so called "suckers bet" from most gamblers. And so is that promotion

        They are just competing with Mega Millions at this time. And the people who play the PowerPlay are increasing

        the Jackpot amount for Powerball faster than it should probably because of that feature they offer.

          increase's avatar - abstract design_main.jpg
          United States
          Member #54828
          August 31, 2007
          38303 Posts
          Posted: May 8, 2010, 5:45 pm - IP Logged


          I always play powerball, but never get the power play.

          During this promotion, I will get the powerplay.

          Good luck.

          I am a millionaire!

            Coin Toss's avatar - shape barbed.jpg
            Zeta Reticuli Star System
            United States
            Member #30470
            January 17, 2006
            10392 Posts
            Posted: May 9, 2010, 2:35 am - IP Logged

            It's really a come on. A lot of people thik it means 10 times the lower prizes. It could mean 10 times the lower prizes if the 10X shows instead of the others, nothing says it will show.

            But the promo is for May, and does say if it never shows in May it will continue until it does show up.

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


            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.