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Powerball at $2.00 - Does this change cut in to your budget more?

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Does this change cut in to your budget more?

Yes, a lot. [ 17 ]  [34.00%]
Yes, a little. [ 13 ]  [26.00%]
No, I don't play. [ 2 ]  [4.00%]
No, I'll stop playing. [ 3 ]  [6.00%]
No, I'm playing the same. [ 11 ]  [22.00%]
No, I'm playing more. [ 4 ]  [8.00%]
Total Valid Votes [ 50 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 1 ]  
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The Quantum Master
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Posted: January 5, 2012, 11:48 am - IP Logged

Yes it does.

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    The Quantum Master
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    Posted: January 5, 2012, 12:12 pm - IP Logged

    I said 'yes, a little' because my budget is not lottocentric.

    My budget is best spent or invested elsewhere, i. e. savings, 401k, mortgage, home repair, food,...

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      Posted: January 5, 2012, 4:45 pm - IP Logged

      I don't play because California doesn't have Powerball. If California did have Powerball, it would cut my budget.

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        Posted: January 5, 2012, 9:20 pm - IP Logged

        I play less this year because I am playing one line all year long and last year I was playing five lines with powerplay.  So alot less on both jackpot games.  Good luck!-weshar75

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          Posted: January 5, 2012, 10:28 pm - IP Logged

          A similar debate broke out 15 years ago when most states raised their prices from  2 lines for a dollar to one line for a dollar.  For a while a few players reduced that plays to five lines per game but if they were use to buying ten lines it wasn't long before they started buying 10 lines for $10.

          Five years ago, Ohio tried selling their main game Lot'O Play for $2 a play and when it didn't sell so good they discontinued that game and came out with Classic Lotto for $1 a play and PowerBall will do the same if they lose enough customers but I don't expect to happen.

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            Posted: January 6, 2012, 12:38 am - IP Logged

            It will be the same for me.  I use to play with PowerPlay so it cost me $2 a line.  Now I will play with out PowerPlay so it will still cost me $2 a line.  If they would have left the PowerPlay alone and not gone to a fixed multiplier I might have still played PowerPlay for $3 but not now.

            Jimmy

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              Posted: January 6, 2012, 8:39 am - IP Logged

              It will be the same for me.  I use to play with PowerPlay so it cost me $2 a line.  Now I will play with out PowerPlay so it will still cost me $2 a line.  If they would have left the PowerPlay alone and not gone to a fixed multiplier I might have still played PowerPlay for $3 but not now.

              Jimmy

              Yes it certainly does. I always knew I spent way too much on it than I had a right to anyway., So now I will have to cut my losses with timing my plays better. (Difficult to say the least.) 

              But the more I look at that fixed multiplier, the more I like it. And am still on the fence about how I will play it and keep my budget.  Because I would really like to play it. I think if I could manage to play the powerplay, I could come out with more monies!!! Wink

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                Posted: January 6, 2012, 8:44 am - IP Logged

                I play less this year because I am playing one line all year long and last year I was playing five lines with powerplay.  So alot less on both jackpot games.  Good luck!-weshar75

                You are going to save a small fortune this year! Cool

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                  Posted: January 6, 2012, 12:51 pm - IP Logged

                  It will be the same for me.  I use to play with PowerPlay so it cost me $2 a line.  Now I will play with out PowerPlay so it will still cost me $2 a line.  If they would have left the PowerPlay alone and not gone to a fixed multiplier I might have still played PowerPlay for $3 but not now.

                  Jimmy

                  These are my thoughts exactly.  I'll play the same number of tickets, but without the powerplay so I'll be spending exactly the same as I have previously.

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                    Posted: January 9, 2012, 2:38 am - IP Logged

                    Yes it certainly does. I always knew I spent way too much on it than I had a right to anyway., So now I will have to cut my losses with timing my plays better. (Difficult to say the least.) 

                    But the more I look at that fixed multiplier, the more I like it. And am still on the fence about how I will play it and keep my budget.  Because I would really like to play it. I think if I could manage to play the powerplay, I could come out with more monies!!! Wink

                    I will have to agree with you, I have spent a fortune trying to win something on Powerball, all I have learned it is difficut to hit or well controlled. Looking at the new breakdown and fixed multiplier, I can't even look forward to matching 3 numbers with powerplay as difficult as that is, I might as well save me my money and in 3 or 4 it would feel like a win, the game might as well be a raffle where you win all or lose all. I am also gonna cut my loses and quit Powerball. I might spent a couple of buck when there is a jackpot hype. I will continue playing Megamillions though.

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                      Posted: January 9, 2012, 3:53 am - IP Logged

                      It will be the same for me.  I use to play with PowerPlay so it cost me $2 a line.  Now I will play with out PowerPlay so it will still cost me $2 a line.  If they would have left the PowerPlay alone and not gone to a fixed multiplier I might have still played PowerPlay for $3 but not now.

                      Jimmy

                      I Agree!

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                        Posted: January 9, 2012, 5:42 am - IP Logged

                          I usually play QP's with the Powerplay, noy sure if that will continue....

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                          Posted: January 9, 2012, 3:14 pm - IP Logged

                          I've always felt my chances of winning one of the lower tier prizes was pretty good playing 10-20 lines using my system and $10-$20 minus that prizes amount was an acceptable lost in exchange for a chance to win the jackpot.  Since Ohio has other games to choose from (Classic Lotto, Rolling Cash5 and MegaMillions), I'll still be able to do that.

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                            Posted: January 10, 2012, 1:06 am - IP Logged

                              I usually play QP's with the Powerplay, noy sure if that will continue....

                            Yes, you'll still be able to play QP's with Powerplay, pattyk.

                            3 bucks a shot.

                            Good luck!

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                              Posted: January 10, 2012, 9:38 am - IP Logged

                              Yes , because I stick to a lottery budget, if I don't hit the 3 digit, then I'm done.

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