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Can Powerball go back to $1.00??

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Posted: March 13, 2012, 11:10 pm - IP Logged

The "New" Improved PB doesn't seem to be doing wellDead.

I for one hate the "weirdness" of paying $2.00 for 1 ticketDisapprove

MM seems alive and well at $1.00Hurray!

Living here in Florida, we don't have MM and that's bumming me out alot.Bang Head

Will PB go back to $1.00??Idea

I hope soPatriot

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    Posted: March 14, 2012, 12:54 am - IP Logged

    Its not doing well for us. The pb meatheads are still making their sales and getting rich.

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      Posted: March 14, 2012, 3:26 am - IP Logged

      No decrease only increase, in the future I see it cost $4 per ticket due to inflation and the fall of the dollar.


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        Posted: March 14, 2012, 8:21 am - IP Logged

        No. By the year 2032 ticket's should be going for around $4    Banana       Crying

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          Posted: March 14, 2012, 1:25 pm - IP Logged

          Can it?  Yes.

          Will it?   No.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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

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            Posted: March 14, 2012, 2:44 pm - IP Logged

            Can it?  Yes.

            Will it?   No.

            They can do anything that they decide to do.

            If you can force them, they will. Can you put pressure on them by not playing or/and other?
            What is their interest? Making money.

            My question is, if they don't pay out cash the lump sum, is the money there or do they still have to get it from new tickets?
            This smells a bit like Enron.

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              Posted: March 14, 2012, 3:18 pm - IP Logged

              No, keep it the way it is.

              I need a reason not to play.

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                Posted: March 14, 2012, 3:33 pm - IP Logged

                They can do anything that they decide to do.

                If you can force them, they will. Can you put pressure on them by not playing or/and other?
                What is their interest? Making money.

                My question is, if they don't pay out cash the lump sum, is the money there or do they still have to get it from new tickets?
                This smells a bit like Enron.

                "This smells a bit like Enron."

                It smells like Solyndra to me.


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

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

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                  Posted: March 16, 2012, 7:31 am - IP Logged

                  Since when has the price of anything decreased? Taxes? No! Gas prices under Obama? He'll NO!!! Airfares? No, but don't blame the airlines...blame Obama because that increased Passenger Rights regulations and high fuel prices are his inventions.  Utility prices? No.  Cars? No.  Food and restaurant menu prices? No.  Fines for moving violations and parking infractions? No.  Tolls? The good people of Illinois, Texas, and NY know the answer to that...NO!  The only things we have experienced decreasing lately are housing prices...and yes you can blame you know who for the ineptitude demonstrated in handling that problem, and wages.

                  So short answer is NO. The price for Powerball will either remain as is or even increase.  Don't believe me? Canada's 6/49 is a $3 per ticket play.

                  Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

                  The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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                    Posted: March 16, 2012, 1:59 pm - IP Logged

                    Since when has the price of anything decreased? Taxes? No! Gas prices under Obama? He'll NO!!! Airfares? No, but don't blame the airlines...blame Obama because that increased Passenger Rights regulations and high fuel prices are his inventions.  Utility prices? No.  Cars? No.  Food and restaurant menu prices? No.  Fines for moving violations and parking infractions? No.  Tolls? The good people of Illinois, Texas, and NY know the answer to that...NO!  The only things we have experienced decreasing lately are housing prices...and yes you can blame you know who for the ineptitude demonstrated in handling that problem, and wages.

                    So short answer is NO. The price for Powerball will either remain as is or even increase.  Don't believe me? Canada's 6/49 is a $3 per ticket play.

                    $3 now? Oh man, now the whiners will really have reason to claim only rich guys win cuz only rich guys will be playing if this keeps up.

                    I think they're taking this a little too far. There's no need for gouging when the lotteries are doing good and are largely unaffected by the economy.

                    They're just getting greedy in my opinion.


                                                                 
                                         
                                                             

                     

                     

                     

                     

                                                                                                                       

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

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                      Posted: March 16, 2012, 4:01 pm - IP Logged

                      No decrease only increase, in the future I see it cost $4 per ticket due to inflation and the fall of the dollar.

                      I Agree!

                      At least with pick 3 and 4 we have the option for larger wagers for increased payout.

                      MAGA

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                        Posted: March 16, 2012, 4:28 pm - IP Logged

                        A few years ago when Ohio's Super Lotto went down in popularity and they were losing money with the way it was structured, they replaced it with Lot'O play which had about the same odds and cost $2 per ticket.  It didn't do well either and after a year it was replaced with Classic Lotto which had the same matrix as the old Super Lotto and cost $1 per ticket.  So lottery commissions will change matrices and prices of their game if it will make them more profitable.

                        Good news is MegaMillions isn't likely to change if PowerBall doesn't do good.

                         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                           
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                          Posted: March 16, 2012, 4:32 pm - IP Logged

                          I Agree!

                          At least with pick 3 and 4 we have the option for larger wagers for increased payout.

                          You have the same option with PB, didn't you read about those guys is W.Va who won $14M by playing the same numbers seven times with powerplay?

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                             
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                            Posted: March 16, 2012, 5:04 pm - IP Logged

                            It will probably go up again.

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                              Posted: March 16, 2012, 6:19 pm - IP Logged

                                           just like gas and stamps prices goes up, but the paychecks do not.

                                                   they maybe  $5.00 someday people will still buy them Yes Nod