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How many people no longer play the MM Megaplier or PB Powerplay option?

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Posted: May 25, 2012, 5:21 pm - IP Logged

Hi,

I was wondering how many people have stopped playing the MM Megaplier or

PB Powerplay option. I had always played both of those options until more recently.

I always was hoping for the second prize so thought it made sense to spend the extra

dollar on each. Well since my luck for the last number of months has not been good I've

decided to just skip those options and just play regular MM and PB. I wish the secondary

prize for MM without the Megaplier could be 1 million instead of 250K (don't get me wrong would

love the 250K but somehow having taxes taken out of 1 million seems like a better deal than

what is left after taxes are taken from the 250k).  The only good thing about the fact that they

raised their price on PB is that the secondary prize is 1 million.

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    Posted: May 25, 2012, 5:23 pm - IP Logged

    I've never played the Megaplier or Powerplay.

    Always figured it made more sense to use the extra dollar to buy another number combination instead.  I'd rather have 2 chances to win $250K than 1 chance to win  $250K times the multiplier, I guess.

    (Or, save the dollar to play the next drawing.)



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      Posted: May 25, 2012, 5:28 pm - IP Logged

      I've never played the Megaplier or Powerplay.

      Always figured it made more sense to use the extra dollar to buy another number combination instead.  I'd rather have 2 chances to win $250K than 1 chance to win  $250K times the multiplier, I guess.

      (Or, save the dollar to play the next drawing.)

      Same here.

       

      This would be more succesful as a poll and bloggers still get to post comments as well.

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        Posted: May 25, 2012, 5:31 pm - IP Logged

        I've never played the Megaplier or Powerplay.

        Always figured it made more sense to use the extra dollar to buy another number combination instead.  I'd rather have 2 chances to win $250K than 1 chance to win  $250K times the multiplier, I guess.

        (Or, save the dollar to play the next drawing.)

        Hi nsv314,

        It sounds like you would be happy to win the 250K, and as you stated, to have

        the chance to have a couple chances of winning or save the dollar for next time.  That sounds

        very reasonable. I've been feeling good when I just put down my one dollar like I did today

        when I bought my MM ticket, can still feel like I'm in the game (try not to think of the enormous

        odds of winning and always hope for the best).

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          Posted: May 25, 2012, 5:33 pm - IP Logged

          I've never played the MM multiplier.  I started buying the PB powerplay when it became an automatic million if you hit 5+0.  I bought it on every single ticket up until the price increase.  Now I don't buy it on either game.

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            Posted: May 25, 2012, 5:40 pm - IP Logged

            I've never played the MM multiplier.  I started buying the PB powerplay when it became an automatic million if you hit 5+0.  I bought it on every single ticket up until the price increase.  Now I don't buy it on either game.

            Hi HoLeeKau,

            I'm curious as to why you never played the MM multiplier since you stated that you use to buy

            the PB Powerplay before the price increase in order to get 1 million on the secondary prize and you

            can get the 1 million on second prize if you do the MM multiplier? I certainly understand the price increase

            issue that's why I've had to go to regular play only.

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              Posted: May 25, 2012, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

              When it was first available in Idaho, the 5+0 prize was attached to the multiplier, so if the 2X came up you'd only get 500K anyway (or was it $400K?  I don't remember), so my reasoning was why not just buy 2 tickets for an extra chance.  I didn't realize that at some point it became an automatic million until just a few months ago.  I dunno why I didn't start buying it when I found out - I guess I just don't want to spend more $$$ on lottery at this point.

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                Posted: May 25, 2012, 5:59 pm - IP Logged

                 when i first heard of megaplier, i said i would'nt play,

                after i understood it better i chose to play it on each ticket,

                my wife does'nt play it, she only wants the JP.

                i come to realize that when you play the MP, you're really playing 2 games,

                 1 for the JP and 1 for the 5+0

                rarely play powerball, did 1 last week and i did incl. the PP

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                  Posted: May 25, 2012, 6:53 pm - IP Logged

                  When it was first available in Idaho, the 5+0 prize was attached to the multiplier, so if the 2X came up you'd only get 500K anyway (or was it $400K?  I don't remember), so my reasoning was why not just buy 2 tickets for an extra chance.  I didn't realize that at some point it became an automatic million until just a few months ago.  I dunno why I didn't start buying it when I found out - I guess I just don't want to spend more $$$ on lottery at this point.

                  Hi HoLeeKau,

                  Thanks for clarifying that. I do understand wanting to spend less on the lottery and can do that

                  more by just buying the regular ticket for MM or PB.

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                     when i first heard of megaplier, i said i would'nt play,

                    after i understood it better i chose to play it on each ticket,

                    my wife does'nt play it, she only wants the JP.

                    i come to realize that when you play the MP, you're really playing 2 games,

                     1 for the JP and 1 for the 5+0

                    rarely play powerball, did 1 last week and i did incl. the PP

                    Hi Haymaker,

                    I understand why you play the megaplier since I had been doing that for both

                    games until recently. Now I'm just afraid that I will be pissed if instead of 250K I could have

                    won 1million if I had spent the extra dollar if my 5 numbers ever come up for second place. You

                    are right that when you do play the MP you are playing for both the JP and second tier prize, though

                    even without the MP you still are playing for both prizes. Somehow in my mind it makes it easier

                    to hope to win the second place prize since you tend to hear of more people who do win second place

                    as opposed to the number of people who ever win the Jackpot.

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                      Posted: May 25, 2012, 7:30 pm - IP Logged

                      Hi shy, after the powerball increase I stopped power playing however I still megaply.

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                        Posted: May 25, 2012, 7:34 pm - IP Logged

                        Hi shy, after the powerball increase I stopped power playing however I still megaply.

                        Deduct a dollar out of each son's allowance and get in on this 128m dollar jackpot!

                         

                        Their penalty = Your Treat

                         

                        No need to thank me for my BRILLIANCE!

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                          Posted: May 25, 2012, 7:56 pm - IP Logged

                          @ Dcf

                          Sounds like 2 boys need more chores to do, each by himself,

                          that makes the work harder,

                          after they'll be glad to have a partner.

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                            Posted: May 25, 2012, 9:00 pm - IP Logged

                            Hi,

                            I was wondering how many people have stopped playing the MM Megaplier or

                            PB Powerplay option. I had always played both of those options until more recently.

                            I always was hoping for the second prize so thought it made sense to spend the extra

                            dollar on each. Well since my luck for the last number of months has not been good I've

                            decided to just skip those options and just play regular MM and PB. I wish the secondary

                            prize for MM without the Megaplier could be 1 million instead of 250K (don't get me wrong would

                            love the 250K but somehow having taxes taken out of 1 million seems like a better deal than

                            what is left after taxes are taken from the 250k).  The only good thing about the fact that they

                            raised their price on PB is that the secondary prize is 1 million.

                            I never played multipliers in the first place shy so I don't how I could stop.

                            I did go through a phase for a few months when I thought, "I will just go ahead and give them double the money for the same ticket" and I felt almost as stupid as I do when I act nuts and buy 100 or more lines all at one time.

                            So my permanent goal is to play the same 2 lines ($2.) on all future MM draws.

                            That's $104. per year if anyone is counting.

                            I would like to spend $2000. all at one time just to say I did, but it will NOT be on JP game.

                            I will buy 100 $20. scratchers and use the small winners for gas money.

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                              Posted: May 25, 2012, 9:22 pm - IP Logged

                              Hi shy, after the powerball increase I stopped power playing however I still megaply.

                              I'm with DCF.  before I put myself on a budget i would play the megaplyer, powerplay... then powerball was announced to increase, and i simply decided to spend 2$ per drawing... so **if** i were to play an extra 1$ play it would be on megamillions and i would skip the powerball boost cut its already a 1M 2nd tier prize.