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Cali Powerball players: How much wagering for first draw?

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California Powerball players: how many lines will you play for the first draw April 10th?

0: going to wait till the jackpot is bigger [ 1 ]  [9.09%]
1: all it takes is 1 [ 1 ]  [9.09%]
2-4: I always have a few favorite numbers [ 4 ]  [36.36%]
5-10: I'll play a bunch, since it's the first PB [ 2 ]  [18.18%]
11-20: more than normal [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
>20: all in baby!!! [ 3 ]  [27.27%]
Total Valid Votes [ 11 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 6 ]  
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Posted: April 7, 2013, 3:48 pm - IP Logged

Not an option for them.

 

12. PowerPlay:  Some states offer PowerPlay and California will not. Why? 
 • California will NOT offer the PowerPlay feature because all California prizes are pari-mutuel by law and PowerPlay cannot be applied to pari-mutuel prizes.

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    Posted: April 7, 2013, 3:49 pm - IP Logged

    Powerplay is not available in CA.

    Good for CA. They must know its a rip-off.

      rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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      Posted: April 7, 2013, 3:50 pm - IP Logged

      Not an option for them.

       

      12. PowerPlay:  Some states offer PowerPlay and California will not. Why? 
       • California will NOT offer the PowerPlay feature because all California prizes are pari-mutuel by law and PowerPlay cannot be applied to pari-mutuel prizes.

      Welp, there's one decision they ain't gotta think about!


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

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        Posted: April 7, 2013, 3:51 pm - IP Logged

        Not an option for them.

         

        12. PowerPlay:  Some states offer PowerPlay and California will not. Why? 
         • California will NOT offer the PowerPlay feature because all California prizes are pari-mutuel by law and PowerPlay cannot be applied to pari-mutuel prizes.

        Smooth move on the pari-mutual thing.

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          Posted: April 7, 2013, 3:58 pm - IP Logged

          You cant get 10 lines all on one ticket unless you play all QPs.

          In CA you sure can get 10 lines on MM, I've done it many times before.

          I'm assuming PB will be the same, since the playslip is the similar layout. You get 5 plays of self pick or quick pick, plus select up to 5 more additinoal QP lines for a total of 10 on one ticket.

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            Posted: April 7, 2013, 4:03 pm - IP Logged

            In CA you sure can get 10 lines on MM, I've done it many times before.

            I'm assuming PB will be the same, since the playslip is the similar layout. You get 5 plays of self pick or quick pick, plus select up to 5 more additinoal QP lines for a total of 10 on one ticket.

            I bought 100 tickets QP for Fantasy 5 and I got 5 lines per ticket with a self service machine.

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              Posted: April 7, 2013, 4:07 pm - IP Logged

              I bought 100 tickets QP for Fantasy 5 and I got 5 lines per ticket with a self service machine.

              Sounds like your limited budget went out the window, LOL.


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

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                Posted: April 7, 2013, 4:10 pm - IP Logged

                Sounds like your limited budget went out the window, LOL.

                It's a one time splurge because the jackpot exceeded $300,000. As expected, I lost money. I wouldn't do it anymore.

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                  Posted: April 7, 2013, 4:12 pm - IP Logged

                  In the other states, paying $2 per lines for a PB ticket guarantees the player matching 5+0 wins $1M, what are Californians guaranteed? 

                  A $2 per line MM ticket may be a better deal for them not to mention they can win the jackpot with the bigger cash value with a $1 ticket.

                  I don't live in California and I would choose to buy some MM tickets rather than PB.

                  To me, both games will be about the same: 50% return, extremely hard to win 1-in-175M jackpot games, with return of 5-10% during typical play, so you don't want to play much of it.

                  Both MM and PB are pari-mutuel in CA, like all other draw games. On the surface, it seems like we are getting shafted on 5+0. But the trick is the amount rolls over so that prize on MM is often higher than $250,000 and will probably often times be higher than $1,000,000 on PB.

                  It all evens out over the long run. The MM and PB games are designed with a similar same overall prize structure, with only 50% of sales being reserved for the total prize pool. Same for California as other states prize pools.

                  And even in the other states with fixed prize amounts, notice that asterisk next to the amount for 5+0 and 4+1 and others? They state that pari-mutuel can be invoked under certain circumstances there too, so those fixed prize amounts are not absolutely guaranteed.

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                    Posted: April 7, 2013, 4:43 pm - IP Logged

                    I bought 100 tickets QP for Fantasy 5 and I got 5 lines per ticket with a self service machine.

                    Sounds like you thought buying 100 QPs would be luckier than 20 players buying 5 QPs each.

                    I live in a small town that sells nearly a 1000 tickets for our Rolling Cash5(5/39) game every day and no one in town has ever matched all five winning numbers since the game started nine years ago.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: April 7, 2013, 4:48 pm - IP Logged

                      You cant get 10 lines all on one ticket unless you play all QPs.

                      if you looked at the picture of the lottery slip that Jon D scanned, there is a section on the bottom for "ADDITIONAL QUICK PICKS" and you can choose up to 5 additional QPs.

                      It is upside down so it may be hard to read.

                      You can fillout 5 self picks and then fillout 5 "ADDITIONAL QUICK PICKS" to get one ticket of 5 self picks and 5 QPs

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                        Posted: April 7, 2013, 4:54 pm - IP Logged

                        Sounds like you thought buying 100 QPs would be luckier than 20 players buying 5 QPs each.

                        I live in a small town that sells nearly a 1000 tickets for our Rolling Cash5(5/39) game every day and no one in town has ever matched all five winning numbers since the game started nine years ago.

                        That is very sobering. Nobody in my city has ever won PB 5+0

                        That money's gone fo ever

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                          Posted: April 7, 2013, 5:08 pm - IP Logged

                          That is very sobering. Nobody in my city has ever won PB 5+0

                          The odds of matching all five numbers in RC5 are 1:575,757 and the town has 25,000 people of which I figure 1000 play the lotteries some times.

                          State wide we've had a couple or so PB jackpot winners and a few PB 5+0 winners, so there's still hope.

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                             
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                            Posted: April 7, 2013, 5:13 pm - IP Logged

                            You cant get 10 lines all on one ticket unless you play all QPs.

                            in Oklahoma you can get five lines on one ticket.

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                              Posted: April 7, 2013, 5:39 pm - IP Logged

                              In a perfect world California would have to wait until Powerball returns to it's base jackpot of 40 million before being allowed to play.

                              And that is as it should be, because the way it is now they will be playing for a pot that was built without any help from them.

                              But I'm not the type who would bring that up. Far be it from me.

                              They should though, all of them, face east toward the Mighty Appalachians and bow down and cry out in unison: "We are not worthy!" ten times.

                              And let that be their pound of flesh.

                              Oh Ridge:That a load of you know what. Tis not California's fault that the other States did not win the JP now that its at $60 mil, they had their chance and did not. Hey, those other States had the PB for decades and Californians as a whole were left with MM and other less jackpots to feed off- plus there is no gaurantee that Cal will win the first, second or third one.Come to think of it ridge...

                              How about those folk who rarely ever play, who wait for the JP to reach $250- $300 mil plus and then they pull out a 5 and win the whole darn thing? Where was their contribution to making that puppy rise to where it was?My confidence in you is shaken, but not stirred big guy, but as you said "

                              In a perfect world California would have to wait until Powerball returns to it's base jackpot of 40 million before being allowed to play.

                              And that is as it should be, because the way it is now they will be playing for a pot that was built without any help from them.

                               But I'm not the type who would bring that up. Far be it from me.. 

                              Right...lol.

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