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Bought "last" powerball ticket tonight

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Posted: December 18, 2011, 7:58 pm - IP Logged

It's a sad day for me.   I bought my last powerball ticket tonight.   The end of an era.   When the price doubles in Jan, I will no longer be able to play.   

How about you all?

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    Posted: December 18, 2011, 8:09 pm - IP Logged

    Are you kidding???

    I don't think an extra buck is going to kill me.  Besides, I play just one line and I always play the powerplay, so that's $2. When they make the change, I just won't play the powerplay. I'll still have a shot at second prize, one million dollars, which is my whole purpose of the powerplay in the first place. The odds (while still high) still favor a person hitting the first 5 numbers over getting all 6. And I can use a million right now. LOL.

    If I were you and playing $2 twice a week is just too much, then play once a week.

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      Posted: December 18, 2011, 8:10 pm - IP Logged

      I don't play powerball often..i only play when it reaches 200 million+  I don't think i can bring myself to pay $2 per ticket. Just wondering, will powerplay be $2 also???

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        Posted: December 18, 2011, 8:25 pm - IP Logged

        I normally spend $5 per drawing.  Now I'll just spend $2 and put the extra $3 on MM.

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          Posted: December 18, 2011, 8:49 pm - IP Logged

          Not me!  I have been playing for 15 years this will make the start of the 16th this new year.  So I will play a full play slip with powerplay because it is $2 million for 5+0.  So I hope to win big either before the year is over or in the new year.  Can't stop now.  Got to be in to win it!  As the saying goes!-weshar75

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            Posted: December 18, 2011, 8:59 pm - IP Logged

            I personally don't mind because I play $5 worth every week. For 2012, I'll have to add in an extra $1. No problem at all. The players who play $5, for 2012 expect to play $6. Of course that's 3 tickets in return, but it'll be worth it. Thumbs Up

             

            The Powerball is going to be worth the price too. I believe they lowerd the number count from 1-59, either for the powerball or the numbers 1-59. The odds will be much better though! 

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              Posted: December 18, 2011, 9:24 pm - IP Logged

              It's a sad day for me.   I bought my last powerball ticket tonight.   The end of an era.   When the price doubles in Jan, I will no longer be able to play.   

              How about you all?

              zinniagirl,

              If you're playing both drawings every week just pick one and put the extra buck on it.

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

              Lep

              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.

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                Posted: December 18, 2011, 10:40 pm - IP Logged

                That is a shame.  If I was in charge, I would offer bets for 50 cents or 25 cents, even if it was to only win a percentage of the pot.

                It is a hardtimes recession.  Many poor people chase the lottery longshot, and it seems wrong to outright double the cost.

                Cheaper betting options, would attract more players, and on a regular basis.  They could have raised it to $1.25, $1.50, $1.75, they are just greedy feeding state coffers and teachers unions or whatever.  That also sways me away from play.  Why is the lottery a monopoly for education? Why not instead give portions of revenue to help battered women, abused children, homeless, infrastructure, etc?

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                  Posted: December 19, 2011, 1:42 am - IP Logged

                  I don't play the Powerball much as it is... maybe here and there. I can't recall ever winning anything on a PB anyway. I much prefer the sctrach offs and games with lower jackpots CA$H4 or 2by2. I will probably try the Powerball a few times when the price goes up.

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                    Posted: December 19, 2011, 7:21 am - IP Logged

                    Twitch hadn't giving it much thought myself .......

                    when does the new price officially go into effect ??

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                      Posted: December 19, 2011, 9:06 am - IP Logged

                      I personally don't mind because I play $5 worth every week. For 2012, I'll have to add in an extra $1. No problem at all. The players who play $5, for 2012 expect to play $6. Of course that's 3 tickets in return, but it'll be worth it. Thumbs Up

                       

                      The Powerball is going to be worth the price too. I believe they lowerd the number count from 1-59, either for the powerball or the numbers 1-59. The odds will be much better though! 

                      You got it all wrong.we know that each powerball ticket costs $1 with the current matrix.Therefore if you buy 5 tickets separate or together on one ticket you pay $5 for it.Starting on January 18,2012 if I'm not mistaken you will pay 5*2=$10 for 5 tickets for the obvious reason that each ticket would cost $2.

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                        Posted: December 19, 2011, 9:16 am - IP Logged

                        Are you kidding???

                        I don't think an extra buck is going to kill me.  Besides, I play just one line and I always play the powerplay, so that's $2. When they make the change, I just won't play the powerplay. I'll still have a shot at second prize, one million dollars, which is my whole purpose of the powerplay in the first place. The odds (while still high) still favor a person hitting the first 5 numbers over getting all 6. And I can use a million right now. LOL.

                        If I were you and playing $2 twice a week is just too much, then play once a week.

                        Playing less often for less lines is a smart way to play if you do not want to bet the house. You are 100% correct, $2 for a shot at  1 million dollars is not a bad deal.

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                          Posted: December 19, 2011, 9:25 am - IP Logged

                          It's a sad day for me.   I bought my last powerball ticket tonight.   The end of an era.   When the price doubles in Jan, I will no longer be able to play.   

                          How about you all?

                          I do not believe you. When you see a $400 millions dollars jackpot next year, you will spend $2 for a ticket. I know I will spend $2 whenever the powerball jackpot gets to a life changing amount.High jackpots games are here to stay. They might create a big national game next year, otherwise  mega millions will increase its tickets cost to $2 too.

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                            Posted: December 19, 2011, 12:17 pm - IP Logged

                            It's a sad day for me.   I bought my last powerball ticket tonight.   The end of an era.   When the price doubles in Jan, I will no longer be able to play.   

                            How about you all?

                            I, too, will be playing less PB also. Basically, they just doubled the price on us!!!

                            I'll be playing mostly MM with PB thrown in occasionally, but they have lost my respect and faithful playing.

                            "Don't be a schmuck, always take the cash." -Coin Toss

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                              Posted: December 19, 2011, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

                              You got it all wrong.we know that each powerball ticket costs $1 with the current matrix.Therefore if you buy 5 tickets separate or together on one ticket you pay $5 for it.Starting on January 18,2012 if I'm not mistaken you will pay 5*2=$10 for 5 tickets for the obvious reason that each ticket would cost $2.

                              Yes, you're right. I was going to mention the 5 * 2 = $10 to have 5 tickets returned but I'll have to minimize to 3 tickets (this goes for anyone who is a 5 ticket player). Disapprove