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Posted: June 27, 2011, 10:18 pm - IP Logged

The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson,MS) is reporting that powerball tickets will go up to $2 a draw.  Can this be true?

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    Posted: June 28, 2011, 9:44 am - IP Logged

    The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson,MS) is reporting that powerball tickets will go up to $2 a draw.  Can this be true?

    What is their Source?

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      Posted: June 28, 2011, 10:13 am - IP Logged

      The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson,MS) is reporting that powerball tickets will go up to $2 a draw.  Can this be true?

      Yes it is. See the News forum for the full story and discussion.

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        Posted: June 28, 2011, 5:29 pm - IP Logged

        yes it is going up. Less numbers in. Betters odds at winning and a 40 million starting jackpot...

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          Posted: June 29, 2011, 11:09 am - IP Logged

          That will cut the number of games a lot of people play.

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            Posted: June 30, 2011, 8:30 am - IP Logged

            We will finally get a chance to see if the players who were disappointed when game was won before reaching a half billion dollars jackpot will be willing to pay $2 per ticket to see it reach that amount.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: June 30, 2011, 8:31 am - IP Logged

              yep,Scared

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              For a lead role in a cage?

               

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                Posted: June 30, 2011, 12:38 pm - IP Logged

                We will finally get a chance to see if the players who were disappointed when game was won before reaching a half billion dollars jackpot will be willing to pay $2 per ticket to see it reach that amount.

                I can only promise you one thing: I won't.

                And maybe I will be in the minority.

                I am one of these guys that aims specifically at the second-tier prize, but if I happen to hit the RB, that's just icing - and lots more of it.

                What I mean is, as the jackpot grows, people tend to play a few extra games, I won't.

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                  Posted: June 30, 2011, 11:15 pm - IP Logged

                  I can only promise you one thing: I won't.

                  And maybe I will be in the minority.

                  I am one of these guys that aims specifically at the second-tier prize, but if I happen to hit the RB, that's just icing - and lots more of it.

                  What I mean is, as the jackpot grows, people tend to play a few extra games, I won't.

                  Second tier prize is $1,000,000 and if you play the powerplay option for an extra $1 $2,000,000 I don't see your logic in not playing.. all it is doing is forcing you to pretty much play the powerplay option that's all. I'd much rather win a $1,000,000 over $200,000 don't you?

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                    Posted: July 1, 2011, 8:26 am - IP Logged

                    I can only promise you one thing: I won't.

                    And maybe I will be in the minority.

                    I am one of these guys that aims specifically at the second-tier prize, but if I happen to hit the RB, that's just icing - and lots more of it.

                    What I mean is, as the jackpot grows, people tend to play a few extra games, I won't.

                    I am one of these guys that aims specifically at the second-tier prize

                    Second-tier prizes range from $200K to $1M and there are plenty of other games offering those size prizes with better odds.  Many pick5 games have odds of 1/600K with jackpots of $200K+ and most state lotteries have jackpots of $1M-$10M+ with odds of 1/14M.  If you're still playing PB then you have hope of winning the jackpot.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: July 1, 2011, 12:44 pm - IP Logged

                      They will up the ante to $2 per draw after the last draw of 2011 Powerball ends. I want to know their matrix.

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                        Posted: July 1, 2011, 1:07 pm - IP Logged

                        I usually get a quick and my own picks with powerplay. I just hate that if I have to get two picks, it will cost $6. That is a sandwich and good one at that. Then I have to get a megamillion tickets too.  Before I know it, the thing has taken a life of its own. That's a lot for a game of chance.

                        I guess I will wait for a high jackpot level but then again I have never had any delusion of winning the jackpot so I don't see the point. So I will get a basic ticket and cross my fingers or watch from the sideline, that will be free. I will have Megamillions till their prices go up.

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                          Posted: July 1, 2011, 2:01 pm - IP Logged

                          It was bound to happen sooner or later, someone has to push the limits of a game until it fail before they know the size of its market potential.  If this is successful then we may see a national game ticket for $5. 

                          I didn't think the scratch-off market could sell a ticket for more than $10, but $20 ones are common these days and once in a while I see a $50 one.  I won't be surprised to see a $100 one before too long.

                          Ohio tried pushing some of their games over the years and when they failed they just got rid of it and replaced it with an improved version like the old game.  Once they tried limiting the amount one ticket could win to $20M so there would be more $20M jackpot winners rather than a mix or $5M-$60M winners and out of state players stopped coming to Ohio to play.  Then they went to the $2 Lot'O Play ticket promising larger jackpots but very few players were interested in paying $2 for a chance at a $10M jackpot when they could go out of state and buy PowerBall and BigGame tickets for $1.

                          It will be interesting to see if players will pay $2 for a PB ticket when MM have a similar size jackpot with a $1 ticket.

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                            Posted: July 1, 2011, 8:05 pm - IP Logged

                            Second tier prize is $1,000,000 and if you play the powerplay option for an extra $1 $2,000,000 I don't see your logic in not playing.. all it is doing is forcing you to pretty much play the powerplay option that's all. I'd much rather win a $1,000,000 over $200,000 don't you?

                            Under the current formula, matching five numbers with powerplay pays 5 times more. Winning $2 million for an extra buck isn't a bad bet, it should be $5 million. Better check out all the fine print.

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                              Posted: July 2, 2011, 9:34 am - IP Logged

                              I am one of these guys that aims specifically at the second-tier prize

                              Second-tier prizes range from $200K to $1M and there are plenty of other games offering those size prizes with better odds.  Many pick5 games have odds of 1/600K with jackpots of $200K+ and most state lotteries have jackpots of $1M-$10M+ with odds of 1/14M.  If you're still playing PB then you have hope of winning the jackpot.

                              RJOh, I sure do hope with the new PB changes Oklahoma decides to get a State Lotto game anything would be nice, right now all we have is the PB & Mega and Hot Lotto....