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Powerball tickets will be raised to 2 dollars next year

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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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Posted: July 24, 2011, 9:54 pm - IP Logged

States like Ohio added MegaMillions to get players interested in playing the local games but since they too cost a dollar, they completed with those games.  When PowerBall start selling for $2 the local Classic Lotto (6/49) with a jackpots of $10M to $40M for $1 will probably attract more players along with MegaMillions until they also raise the price of their tickets.

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
   
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    Posted: July 24, 2011, 10:05 pm - IP Logged

    Greedy ba$tards lol

    At least it's only going from $1 to $2.

    My state's lottery is toying with the idea of releasing $50 and $100 scratch-offs LOL

    $100 scratch offs. Insanity, in a very tempting sort of way.

    Stretch

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      Posted: July 24, 2011, 11:58 pm - IP Logged

      A ticket will cost $2 and you get $1 million for 5+0. 

      A ticket with Powerplay will cost $3 and you get $2 million if you get 5+0.

      THanks

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        Posted: July 25, 2011, 7:26 am - IP Logged

        Greedy ba$tards lol

        At least it's only going from $1 to $2.

        My state's lottery is toying with the idea of releasing $50 and $100 scratch-offs LOL

        Yikes, thats expensive, Michigan had a 50 dollar raffle once, took a long time to sell those tickets.

        Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

        For a lead role in a cage?

         

                                                    From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

          RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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          Posted: July 25, 2011, 12:03 pm - IP Logged

          $100 scratch offs. Insanity, in a very tempting sort of way.

          Stretch

          State lotteries will sell tickets for any amount that players are willing to pay.  So far they haven't reached a price where there are no buyers.  Not everyone is willing to pay $100 for a scratch off but there just might be enough to support such a game especially if each ticket is guaranteed to have a $5 winner.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: July 25, 2011, 3:18 pm - IP Logged

            I'm sure that some people are willing to pay $1000 or more for a ticket, depending on the potentail prize that's offered. The question is what  $25, $50, and $100 tickets have done for the bottom line. Are these games simply giving players more options, or have they resulted in better total sales?