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TRUEBELIEVER's avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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Posted: January 2, 2012, 9:42 pm - IP Logged

Will you play your local $1.00  state games rather then play the new powerball which will cost $2.00

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    Posted: January 2, 2012, 9:45 pm - IP Logged

    Will you play your local $1.00  state games rather then play the new powerball which will cost $2.00

    I am going to play my state lottery and powerball and mega millions when the jackpots are high and that is it!-weshar75

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      Posted: January 2, 2012, 10:11 pm - IP Logged

       I HEAR YA ILL LIKELY PLAY JUST MY PICK 5  PICK 3 AND PICK 4 AND JUST PLAY THE PW WHEN ITS GET BIG LIKE 150 MILLION

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        Posted: January 2, 2012, 11:02 pm - IP Logged

        Mho Pick Pho!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        Dance

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          Posted: January 3, 2012, 9:03 am - IP Logged

          I won't be playing at all. Never had luck with $2 a pop and don't think the change will change anything for me.

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            Posted: January 3, 2012, 12:42 pm - IP Logged

            will play PB when the jackpot gets ridiculous

            "You have to be in it to win it!"

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              Posted: January 3, 2012, 3:23 pm - IP Logged

              I'll be playing PB less than I do now.

              I usually play an extra couple lines on PB when the pot gets big or the mood strikes me but I won't be doing that anymore. Just my usual one line of my picks and one line of QP's from now on, nothing extra.

              Just my little protest vote.

              I'll continue to play extra lines occasionally on MM unless they raise their price too.


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

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                Posted: January 3, 2012, 3:37 pm - IP Logged

                If the lower tier payouts are lower than they currently are, as someone posted on the JP board, then I'll be playing a lot less.   I don't see myself ever buying the powerplay for $3.  Two bucks is more than enough for my budget.

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                  Posted: January 3, 2012, 7:14 pm - IP Logged

                  I have a budget that I play every two weeks when I get paid, so, I will be playing the same amount of money, but less lines.

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                    Posted: January 4, 2012, 10:17 am - IP Logged

                    Doubt if I will participate in the PB.  Of course, I rarely if ever play so the change really means little or nothing to me.  What I see happening lies with the impulsive buyer.  You know, the one who gets a few dollars in change, then throws a buck on the counter and says, "Give me a quick pick!"  That player will now think twice before throwing two dollars on the counter.  I believe PB's revenue will drop a bit with the $2 ticket.

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                      Posted: January 4, 2012, 5:32 pm - IP Logged

                      Doubt if I will participate in the PB.  Of course, I rarely if ever play so the change really means little or nothing to me.  What I see happening lies with the impulsive buyer.  You know, the one who gets a few dollars in change, then throws a buck on the counter and says, "Give me a quick pick!"  That player will now think twice before throwing two dollars on the counter.  I believe PB's revenue will drop a bit with the $2 ticket.

                       throws a buck on the counter and says, "Give me a quick pick!" 

                      That era is almost over for the PB players, lets hope it continues for the other jackpot games.

                       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         
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                        Posted: January 4, 2012, 9:45 pm - IP Logged

                        Mho Pick Pho!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                        Dance

                        O'BOMO LIKe'$$$$$$$>>>>>>>>>>>"CHANGE >>>>>>>>!!!!!

                        O'BOMO LIKE'$$$$$$$POWERBALL!!!!!!!

                        He'ssssssssUR CHANGE 4 >> 2012 !!!!!!

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                          Posted: January 9, 2012, 12:20 pm - IP Logged

                          Will you play your local $1.00  state games rather then play the new powerball which will cost $2.00

                          Yes, I will definitely think about playing more "local" games than PB because of the new cost. However, the prize amount for the state Cash 5 is usually pretty low, so I may just play my one quick pick MM and save the rest since I never win anyway.

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

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                            Posted: January 9, 2012, 12:23 pm - IP Logged

                            Doubt if I will participate in the PB.  Of course, I rarely if ever play so the change really means little or nothing to me.  What I see happening lies with the impulsive buyer.  You know, the one who gets a few dollars in change, then throws a buck on the counter and says, "Give me a quick pick!"  That player will now think twice before throwing two dollars on the counter.  I believe PB's revenue will drop a bit with the $2 ticket.

                            You are absolutely right! MM will definitely "win" more customers as a result of that!

                            If they are smart, they'll stay $1. At least until the economy gets heck of a lot better!!

                            Personally, I hope PB loses big - like Netflix. Really? Raise your prices with this economy???!!

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

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                              Posted: January 9, 2012, 5:22 pm - IP Logged

                              I wouldn't play more state games or any state games period no matter what the price went to.

                              I live in Tennessee where they "draw" numbers with computers and they've been caught cheating us before.

                              I don't get fooled again.

                              I'll play state games again when they go back to real ball drawings.

                              Until then I'll keep buying the state games in Virginia as a lot of us have been for a long time.