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Considering the discussions about where jackpots are won...

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Posted: August 13, 2012, 6:32 pm - IP Logged

You bought an advanced play. I hate going to the store every week to buy lottery tickets. I usually save the money and buy all the tickets in one shot. I have more chances of winning when I do that. It is not guaranteed though.

I know what you mean, I had $40. saved up just in time to buy another 5 weeks worth..

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    Posted: August 13, 2012, 7:02 pm - IP Logged

    Stack47,

    Going by the chart on the PB site (is that what you used?) it shows Powerball and Powerplay as two headings.

    I'm taking it to mean Powerball is a $2 ticket and Powerplay $3.

    The Virgin Islands is the only entry with more Powerplay.

    1,6376922,329
    Virgin Islands162270432
    Virginia27,0993,37730,476

    The entry above the Virgin Islands is Vermont. Virginia is typical with many more $2 than $3 tickets.

    So by the above of the 432 tickets sold in the V.I., 270 were Powerplay, 62.5%

    I just wonder why. Players down there sharper, more affluent?

    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

    Lep

    There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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      Posted: August 14, 2012, 12:48 pm - IP Logged

      Stack47,

      Going by the chart on the PB site (is that what you used?) it shows Powerball and Powerplay as two headings.

      I'm taking it to mean Powerball is a $2 ticket and Powerplay $3.

      The Virgin Islands is the only entry with more Powerplay.

      1,6376922,329
      Virgin Islands162270432
      Virginia27,0993,37730,476

      The entry above the Virgin Islands is Vermont. Virginia is typical with many more $2 than $3 tickets.

      So by the above of the 432 tickets sold in the V.I., 270 were Powerplay, 62.5%

      I just wonder why. Players down there sharper, more affluent?

      The charts at lotto report show the ticket sales in each state and the Powerplay sales. The sales in the Virgin Islands were $34,868 and $10,628 and I'm assuming that means 17,434 tickets were sold and 10,628 of them used Powerplay. Virginia sold 1,039,642 tickets and 117,631 used Powerplay so it looks like a much larger percentage of players in the Virgin Island bought the $3 ticket (61% to 11%).

      The ratio of winning tickets to ticket sold is 1 out of 40 and less than the overall odds of 1 in 32 so we can't attribute that to sharper players. It's probably because more tickets (61%) used Powerplay that 62.5% of the winners were Powerplay tickets. In Virginia 11% of the tickets used PP and 11% winning tickets used PP.