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Powerplay or Megaplier vs Straight

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dallascowboyfan's avatar - tiana the-princess-and-the-frog.jpg
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Posted: May 17, 2011, 11:15 am - IP Logged

OK, so I was in the store on my lunch and the clerk was telling the person in front of me to Mega Ply because you have a better chance of winning the Jackpot & the group in New York Megaplied. So the person turned around and looked at me and I said do what you think is best for your group.  So he ending up playing straight his theory was more tickets better the chance.

So my question to you all is........has there ever been a Jackpot winners that power-played/megaplied?

    rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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    Posted: May 17, 2011, 11:24 am - IP Logged

    I'm sure there has been dallas, but it only applies to increase the lower tier prizes, not jackpots.

    I always play the multipliers just to make sure if I get the first 5 numbers without the bonus ball that I will get a million instead of $200,000.

    And it's helped a lot when I get smaller wins by multiplying them.


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

    "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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      dallascowboyfan's avatar - tiana the-princess-and-the-frog.jpg
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      Posted: May 17, 2011, 1:32 pm - IP Logged

      Thanks Ridge; that make sense to play the extra dollar you could go from $200,000/$250,000 to $1million..........I don't think DH would ever fogive me if I didn't multiply...LOL....

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        Posted: May 17, 2011, 3:30 pm - IP Logged

        I'm sure there has been dallas, but it only applies to increase the lower tier prizes, not jackpots.

        I always play the multipliers just to make sure if I get the first 5 numbers without the bonus ball that I will get a million instead of $200,000.

        And it's helped a lot when I get smaller wins by multiplying them.

        I Agree!

        A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

          rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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          Posted: May 17, 2011, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

          Thanks Ridge; that make sense to play the extra dollar you could go from $200,000/$250,000 to $1million..........I don't think DH would ever fogive me if I didn't multiply...LOL....

          That's right, dallas. Keeping DH happy is Job One!  Wink


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

          "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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            Posted: May 17, 2011, 6:49 pm - IP Logged

            If I'm only playing a few lines (5 or 10) I may do the 'plier, however most of the time if I am going to spend double, then I will double up on the # of lines. The extra dollar as a plier won't increase your chance of winning the JP, but doubling up on your coverage will.

            Give someone a fish and feed them for a day. Teach them to use the internet and they won't bother you for weeks. 

              dallascowboyfan's avatar - tiana the-princess-and-the-frog.jpg
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              Posted: May 17, 2011, 8:11 pm - IP Logged

              That's right, dallas. Keeping DH happy is Job One!  Wink

              now..now...now there you go..... you men stick together..... my husband said you sound like a man with sense...I said you haven't read all his post....LOLROFL

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                Posted: May 23, 2011, 8:34 am - IP Logged

                FYI....This is the response I got from the Powerball website.....

                 

                We don’t really track that.  Since Power Play sells about 20% of the total sales, that would mean that 20% of jackpots won since Power Play began have been Power Play tickets.

                 

                The Power Play option does not apply to the jackpot prize.

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                  Posted: May 23, 2011, 1:11 pm - IP Logged

                  Thanks Ridge; that make sense to play the extra dollar you could go from $200,000/$250,000 to $1million..........I don't think DH would ever fogive me if I didn't multiply...LOL....

                  Do they forgive you when you win nothing?

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                    Posted: May 23, 2011, 3:51 pm - IP Logged

                    Do they forgive you when you win nothing?

                    It's all relative.

                    The question(s) should be: Is nothing absolute and do you win less or more  of  nothing with or without the multipliers?


                                                                 
                                         
                                                             

                     

                     

                     

                     

                                                                                                                       

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