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Powerball at $2.00 - What jackpot level do you start playing?

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What jackpot level do you start playing?

$40 Million (starting jackpot) [ 39 ]  [47.56%]
$80 Million [ 3 ]  [3.66%]
$100 Million [ 15 ]  [18.29%]
$250 Million [ 13 ]  [15.85%]
$500 Million [ 2 ]  [2.44%]
$1 Billion [ 1 ]  [1.22%]
$10 Billion [ 2 ]  [2.44%]
$100 Billion [ 2 ]  [2.44%]
Will Not Play at any Jackpot [ 5 ]  [6.10%]
Total Valid Votes [ 82 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 3 ]  
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The Quantum Master
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Posted: January 3, 2012, 5:20 pm - IP Logged

Most of you probably know my answer.

Let's see yours.

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    Posted: January 3, 2012, 5:29 pm - IP Logged
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      Posted: January 3, 2012, 7:07 pm - IP Logged

      I'll start with the beginning.

      Me too, it never has mattered that much. I always played no matter what. But guess I will have to be more picky about when I play., as in how often.  We are in a recession, after all!

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        Posted: January 3, 2012, 9:35 pm - IP Logged

        I always played the powerplay, just hoping to hit for a million, so for me, nothing changes. Still play for 2 bucks.

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          Posted: January 4, 2012, 12:36 am - IP Logged

          I am playing every drawing this year of powerball just one line with powerplay for each drawing so $3.  That is $6 a week and only $30 in a month time so not bad after all.  Good luck to all who play.-weshar75

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            Posted: January 4, 2012, 6:41 am - IP Logged

            looks like only half the people are going ot play at the start, and a quarter are going to wait till it jackpots to  $250 mill!  i imagine the jackpots will    collect slower if only half are playing.  still 40m is a good start.

            i weonder how fast the millions will collect?

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              Posted: January 4, 2012, 10:35 am - IP Logged

              I've always played every draw even with the smaller starting JPs, and have always played the powerplay.  So I'll continue to play every draw, but no powerplay.

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                Posted: January 4, 2012, 10:52 am - IP Logged

                looks like only half the people are going ot play at the start, and a quarter are going to wait till it jackpots to  $250 mill!  i imagine the jackpots will    collect slower if only half are playing.  still 40m is a good start.

                i weonder how fast the millions will collect?

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                  Posted: January 4, 2012, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

                  looks like only half the people are going ot play at the start, and a quarter are going to wait till it jackpots to  $250 mill!  i imagine the jackpots will    collect slower if only half are playing.  still 40m is a good start.

                  i weonder how fast the millions will collect?

                  I will only play when it's at 250 million up.  I did the same thing when it was a dollar, with the multiplier.  Now the multiplier doesn't seem to important, so it's essentially the same.  I don't think sales will be too bad, as I'd imagine the JP will grow pretty quick, especially starting at 40 million.  Most people don't care that much, 40 million is a good chunk of change.  I think most will just play fewer lines.

                   

                  Plus if half the people played the same number of tickets as before - then they'd rake in about the same amount for JP growth at the beginning.  When it grows enough, it could start attracting enough players for bigger, faster growth.

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

                    I won't be playing all the time I rarely do play the P.B. but I will play it tonight. I guess it is going up like everything else so the more money the more you get? Or is this just a New Policy they are starting?

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                      Posted: January 5, 2012, 4:59 am - IP Logged

                      The best way to know if I like the new format is to play the first couple of draws.  Then will reveiw.

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                        The Quantum Master
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                        Posted: January 5, 2012, 7:23 am - IP Logged

                        Oh..., this is some good information so far.

                        Everyone vote in on this one.

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                          Posted: January 5, 2012, 4:43 pm - IP Logged

                          My vote is when the Powerball Jackpot exceeds United States record.

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                            The Quantum Master
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                            Posted: January 5, 2012, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

                            Hey, every answer has a vote now.

                            It's getting interesting.

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                              Posted: January 5, 2012, 5:17 pm - IP Logged

                              hey im not even in usa, so i shouldnt have voted. but i mist say if giviern the option of sending $2 via paypal and getting a reliable ticket purchase. id start at $250M

                              2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

                              keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297