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Posted: August 1, 2013, 11:20 pm - IP Logged

I was just wondering what happens if no one plays Powerball on Saturday? The game happens only because we play it, correct. I would like one million. Why not give more people a chance to win at least one million at a dollar. We can control the game by not playing another penny in Powerball until the game is set up our way. I think $2 is much to much to play and not win a penny. I don't play Powerball because of the higher odds against you.Bash

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    Posted: August 1, 2013, 11:44 pm - IP Logged

    I think some people would play if it went to $3 per line plus another $2 for Power Play.
    The lure of being filthy rich is just too great for a lot of people. A revolt won't happen anytime soon.
    The rich would like to be richer. The average don't want to be average and the poor want to be anything
    but poor.
    I'd like to win a million too but the people in charge know they don't make money unless the jp
    is way too much for one winner to spend.
    The only way to get everyone to stop playing is to stop the game.

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      Posted: August 2, 2013, 2:48 am - IP Logged

      I was just wondering what happens if no one plays Powerball on Saturday? The game happens only because we play it, correct. I would like one million. Why not give more people a chance to win at least one million at a dollar. We can control the game by not playing another penny in Powerball until the game is set up our way. I think $2 is much to much to play and not win a penny. I don't play Powerball because of the higher odds against you.Bash

      People will play regardless of the odds because every player envisions themselves as a millionaire in waiting. Wait until the Mega Millions jackpot changes its format .

       

      Upcoming changes to Mega Millions jackpots, prizes, and odds

      The Mega Millions miltistate lottery has announced  big changes to it’s jackpots, prizes, and odds which is going to come into effect on October 22nd 2013.

      This change will see Mega Millions jackpot starting at $15 million instead of it’s current $12 million starting jackpot. The jackpot will also grow by at least $5 million everytime it fails to find a winner.

      Non-jackpot prizes will be multiplied by a factor of five instead of the current multiplier of four if the winner purchased a Megaplier.

      So, will the ticket price for Mega Millions increase?

      No, ticket price will remain $1 for Mega Millions but to compensate the extra fund needed for the jackpot the odds of winning the jackpot will change from the current 1 in 175,711,536 to 1 in 258,890,850. Considering the double ticket price of the Powerball lottery ticket, this odd of winning the jackpot of Mega Millions lottery will still be better then the Powerball lottery odds. (They say).

      From October 22nd 2013 Mega Millions players will choose their first five numbers from a pool of 75 instead of the current 56, then one further number – the Mega number – from a further choice of 1 – 15.


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        Posted: August 2, 2013, 7:05 am - IP Logged

        I was just wondering what happens if no one plays Powerball on Saturday? The game happens only because we play it, correct. I would like one million. Why not give more people a chance to win at least one million at a dollar. We can control the game by not playing another penny in Powerball until the game is set up our way. I think $2 is much to much to play and not win a penny. I don't play Powerball because of the higher odds against you.Bash

        Nope....people will play the lottery regardless...I mean think about it, you could win MILLIONS of dollars for just you little dollar or two or three LOL, you gotta try....I think the only people who don't play are the chronic "glass half empty" folks

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          Posted: August 2, 2013, 8:59 am - IP Logged

          I was just wondering what happens if no one plays Powerball on Saturday? The game happens only because we play it, correct. I would like one million. Why not give more people a chance to win at least one million at a dollar. We can control the game by not playing another penny in Powerball until the game is set up our way. I think $2 is much to much to play and not win a penny. I don't play Powerball because of the higher odds against you.Bash

          Look at what's happening with MM right now. Hardly anybody is playing it because PB is so high. People vote with their money, and even though PB is $2, that game is getting all the action because of the jackpot, and the high jackpot is because of the $2 price point.

          When MM changes its format, then you will see high jackpots more often, and more people will play that game.

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            Posted: August 2, 2013, 10:04 am - IP Logged

            I agree with there should be more jackpot winners on all big lotto games. this would help the economy and pull regular people up to a better place in their lives.  But, I do not think people will not play in order to make a change.


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              Posted: August 2, 2013, 10:21 am - IP Logged

              Look at what's happening with MM right now. Hardly anybody is playing it because PB is so high. People vote with their money, and even though PB is $2, that game is getting all the action because of the jackpot, and the high jackpot is because of the $2 price point.

              When MM changes its format, then you will see high jackpots more often, and more people will play that game.

              You contradicted yourself...........  the high jackpot is because of the $2 price point.     

              ................ When MM changes its format, then you will see high jackpots more often

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                Posted: August 2, 2013, 10:36 am - IP Logged

                You contradicted yourself...........  the high jackpot is because of the $2 price point.     

                ................ When MM changes its format, then you will see high jackpots more often

                I guess I didn't type that very well. I mean when MM changes, then MM jackpots will grow higher. It kinda goes hand in hand. The higher the jackpot, the more people play, the more people play, the jackpot grows higher and faster.

                As far as having more million dollar winners, there are already lotto games in most states that offer smaller jackpots nad lower odds. Why on earth would PB and MM do the same thing? If someone wants to shoot for $1 million, play the multipliers on MM and PB (powerplay for $2 million).

                Bottom line, I think the folks that run the big games have a pretty good idea of what they're doing.

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                  I guess I didn't type that very well. I mean when MM changes, then MM jackpots will grow higher. It kinda goes hand in hand. The higher the jackpot, the more people play, the more people play, the jackpot grows higher and faster.

                  As far as having more million dollar winners, there are already lotto games in most states that offer smaller jackpots nad lower odds. Why on earth would PB and MM do the same thing? If someone wants to shoot for $1 million, play the multipliers on MM and PB (powerplay for $2 million).

                  Bottom line, I think the folks that run the big games have a pretty good idea of what they're doing.

                  I see your point, but with the $1 ticket price I'm predicting that the jackpot will still grow excruciatingly SLOW compared to how Power ball jumps up there in a few short week. Once people KNOW no one is going to win til its gets REAL HIGH it will slow sales even more and it may take a year (or two) for the jackpot to grow high enough to spark interest. Just my opinion, I could be wrong.


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                    Posted: August 2, 2013, 10:48 am - IP Logged

                    I was just wondering what happens if no one plays Powerball on Saturday? The game happens only because we play it, correct. I would like one million. Why not give more people a chance to win at least one million at a dollar. We can control the game by not playing another penny in Powerball until the game is set up our way. I think $2 is much to much to play and not win a penny. I don't play Powerball because of the higher odds against you.Bash

                    I think $2. is WAY TOO LOW a price for a chance at $200+ million. People buy $20. scratches for a chance at a $million all day long. In AZ the $20 scratch only offered a $250k prize for many many years.


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                      I was just wondering what happens if no one plays Powerball on Saturday? The game happens only because we play it, correct. I would like one million. Why not give more people a chance to win at least one million at a dollar. We can control the game by not playing another penny in Powerball until the game is set up our way. I think $2 is much to much to play and not win a penny. I don't play Powerball because of the higher odds against you.Bash

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                          Nope....people will play the lottery regardless...I mean think about it, you could win MILLIONS of dollars for just you little dollar or two or three LOL, you gotta try....I think the only people who don't play are the chronic "glass half empty" folks

                          Thumbs Down People will quit playing when the odds are too long.

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                            Thumbs Down People will quit playing when the odds are too long.

                            Perhaps Ronnie- but the folk running MM who intend to compete with PB had better start MM off with at least $30 mil instead of $15.While PB may increase in leaps & bounds they could possibly hang onto people who see the value of not abandoning the MM ship.


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                              Posted: August 2, 2013, 1:27 pm - IP Logged

                              There's. no such thing if you play in New Jersey.  I swear that state could win several jackpots a year on a 5 + 1 game that has 999,999 white balls, and 999,999 bonus balls.