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Posted: February 18, 2012, 3:27 pm - IP Logged

Why should you play $3.00 for Powerball, and the Mega Million is only $1.00 Plus it is more you CAN WIN RIGHT NOW.

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    Posted: February 18, 2012, 3:28 pm - IP Logged

    These kind of attitudes and feelings will never make you a winner. 

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      Posted: February 18, 2012, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

      Buying 1 Powerball ticket is like donating $2 voluntarily to the government .

      Unless it's a quick pick.  That's the key to winning a lottery jackpot.  A talisman of possible wealth, if you will.

      And remember, don't play too frequently.  Less often, less lines.

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        Posted: February 18, 2012, 6:12 pm - IP Logged

        Buying 1 Powerball ticket is like donating $2 voluntarily to the government .

        Where does the money for the jackpots and other prizes come from if the government keeps it all?

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: February 18, 2012, 9:47 pm - IP Logged

          If the negative attitudes displayed here are also among the populace, this new concept will last too long. I'll bet they'll be changing back long before years end.

          Give someone a fish and feed them for a day. Teach them to use the internet and they won't bother you for weeks. 

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            Posted: February 18, 2012, 10:40 pm - IP Logged

            Everything is climbing in this country so why not lottery tickets besides you do not see people complain about scratch ticket prices and you can not win  what powerball offers on those prizes.  Change does suck but I decided to play along to win a bigger prize sometime down the road before I take the big dirt nap.  The $2 tickets are a success because they just had a $336 million jackpot on the first run since the matrix change.  I think we will see more big jackpots over the rest of 2012 and in the years to come.  So hopefully I can win one soon.  Good luck!-weshar75

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              Posted: February 19, 2012, 4:21 pm - IP Logged

              Was looking at the recent ticket sales. Looks like players are holding off the PB for now. What makes no sense is both jackpots are rising by 10mill. PB should be more.

               

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              PB  2/18/12    (18,588,952)

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                Posted: February 19, 2012, 4:28 pm - IP Logged

                Where does the money for the jackpots and other prizes come from if the government keeps it all?

                You lose 50% for every dollar spend on lotteries. Is it more?

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                  Posted: February 19, 2012, 4:31 pm - IP Logged

                  Was looking at the recent ticket sales. Looks like players are holding off the PB for now. What makes no sense is both jackpots are rising by 10mill. PB should be more.

                   

                  MM  2/17/12   (23,255,125)

                   

                  PB  2/18/12    (18,588,952)

                  I agree with you, why spend $2 on powerball at the staring jackpot when the powerball is being cheap by how much they raise the jackpot.

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                    Posted: February 19, 2012, 4:34 pm - IP Logged

                    Everything is climbing in this country so why not lottery tickets besides you do not see people complain about scratch ticket prices and you can not win  what powerball offers on those prizes.  Change does suck but I decided to play along to win a bigger prize sometime down the road before I take the big dirt nap.  The $2 tickets are a success because they just had a $336 million jackpot on the first run since the matrix change.  I think we will see more big jackpots over the rest of 2012 and in the years to come.  So hopefully I can win one soon.  Good luck!-weshar75

                    The $336 millions jackpot included ticket sales from the $1 powerball game matrix.

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                      Posted: February 19, 2012, 4:37 pm - IP Logged

                      I don't really think it's a ripoff.  Mega Millions still costs a dollar, and is very similar to how powerball used to be.  This game is going to have bigger Jackpots, I just won't play very often with a $2 ticket.  But now there's at least two somewhat different styles of big games.

                       

                      I know I would have made it different, but I also don't think Lottery games should have a standard 50 percent house edge, I think it should be more like 20 percent (which is a much bigger house edge than almost all casino games) after you figure in the initial JP.

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                        Posted: February 19, 2012, 4:42 pm - IP Logged

                        Unless it's a quick pick.  That's the key to winning a lottery jackpot.  A talisman of possible wealth, if you will.

                        And remember, don't play too frequently.  Less often, less lines.

                        Playing less often for less lines is the way to go. Lottery tickets are talismans of possible wealth. You have read THE THRIFTY WAY TO WINNING A LOTTERY JACKPOT WITH A LOTTERY STOP LOSS LIMIT AND 3 PLAYING METHODS. GOOD LUCK TO YOU.

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                          Posted: February 20, 2012, 11:05 pm - IP Logged

                          Playing less often for less lines is the way to go. Lottery tickets are talismans of possible wealth. You have read THE THRIFTY WAY TO WINNING A LOTTERY JACKPOT WITH A LOTTERY STOP LOSS LIMIT AND 3 PLAYING METHODS. GOOD LUCK TO YOU.

                          I still subscribe to the "Mo Money Method."

                          It goes like this here:

                          "Mo Money, Mo Lines, Mo Often, Mo Jackpots!"

                          Now dat's Mo Betta!


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

                          "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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                            Posted: February 21, 2012, 12:57 am - IP Logged

                            Quit wasting your money on powerball! The MSUL or whatever they are called will still make their money on MegaMillions and 5 QP with Mega Play is still $10. Tim Tebow is KING. Go Denver Broncos!


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                              Posted: February 21, 2012, 6:40 am - IP Logged

                              Where does the money for the jackpots and other prizes come from if the government keeps it all?

                              The magical lottery fairies of course!   Thumbs Up