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To PowerPlay or Not to PowerPlay

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maringoman's avatar - images q=tbn:ANd9GcTbRxpKQmOfcCoUqF2FyqIOAwDo7rg9G-lfJLAALPGWJWwiz19eRw
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Posted: August 19, 2013, 6:18 pm - IP Logged

I am torn right in the middle. Those who don't powerplay argue that the money to power play allows them to buy extra lines which is true. Those who do powerplay argue that should they hit something, their winnings become doubled tripled or quadrupled which is also true. TBH I usually powerplay but sometimes I wonder whether the extra line I could have got from not powerplaying my tickets would have been the winning one. A player on a $6 budget can powerplay his 2 tickets or can buy 3 plain tickets. What do you think?

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    Posted: August 19, 2013, 6:36 pm - IP Logged

    If you're only playing a couple tickets, like you and me, get the Powerplay.

    It's a shot in the dark with 2 tickets and it'd be a shot in the dark with 3.

    If you're playing a LOT of tickets, you might be better off not playing the Powerplay and just getting the extry tickets.

    In my humblest of opinions.

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      Posted: August 19, 2013, 6:41 pm - IP Logged

      I buy one ticket 99% of the time and on a very rare occasion 2. I always get PP.

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        Posted: August 19, 2013, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

        If you're only playing a couple tickets, like you and me, get the Powerplay.

        It's a shot in the dark with 2 tickets and it'd be a shot in the dark with 3.

        If you're playing a LOT of tickets, you might be better off not playing the Powerplay and just getting the extry tickets.

        In my humblest of opinions.

        I agree. The fewer the lines the easier the decision is.

        That money's gone fo ever

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          Posted: August 19, 2013, 6:47 pm - IP Logged

          I buy one ticket 99% of the time and on a very rare occasion 2. I always get PP.

          I like to buy advanced play tickets and usually just a single line with PP for each drawing. Sometimes when I run out of the advanced play I get greedy and buy 3  lines with PP and end up getting a little upset at myself after the drawing lol

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            Posted: August 19, 2013, 6:48 pm - IP Logged

            If you're only playing a couple tickets, like you and me, get the Powerplay.

            It's a shot in the dark with 2 tickets and it'd be a shot in the dark with 3.

            If you're playing a LOT of tickets, you might be better off not playing the Powerplay and just getting the extry tickets.

            In my humblest of opinions.

            When it comes to "taking shots in the dark" I think we should all trust in your expert advice. Thumbs Up

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              Posted: August 19, 2013, 6:55 pm - IP Logged

              The current PowerPlay has a terrible cost/payback ratio especially for the smaller prizes. Better off to save the $1 and get an extra ticket every other draw. Since they changed PowerBall and went to $2 tickets all the cost/payback stats are really bad...

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                Posted: August 19, 2013, 6:57 pm - IP Logged

                Depeneds, if I was playing a small 1-2 lines a week then I would but if I play like how I do now and just buy when the JP's are big I doubt I would.

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                  Posted: August 19, 2013, 6:59 pm - IP Logged

                  I bought a $10 MM QP ticket today and the multiplier option never crossed my mind.

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                    Posted: August 19, 2013, 7:03 pm - IP Logged

                    When it comes to "taking shots in the dark" I think we should all trust in your expert advice. Thumbs Up

                    Are you implying that rdgrnr   takes shots of whiskey in the dark? haha sleep walking too?

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                      Posted: August 19, 2013, 7:05 pm - IP Logged

                      The current PowerPlay has a terrible cost/payback ratio especially for the smaller prizes. Better off to save the $1 and get an extra ticket every other draw. Since they changed PowerBall and went to $2 tickets all the cost/payback stats are really bad...

                      Yeah it's no longer a dollar and a dream for PB. Maybe that is why MM have racked up the odds of winning and left the cost intact.

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                        Posted: August 19, 2013, 7:06 pm - IP Logged

                        Depeneds, if I was playing a small 1-2 lines a week then I would but if I play like how I do now and just buy when the JP's are big I doubt I would.

                        Yeah I play responsibly too.

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                          Posted: August 19, 2013, 7:09 pm - IP Logged

                          I bought a $10 MM QP ticket today and the multiplier option never crossed my mind.

                          I suppose I would do the same if I bought 10 lines of MM. The megaplier would double the cost to be $20. That would be quite a lot to me.

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                            Posted: August 19, 2013, 7:18 pm - IP Logged

                            I suppose I would do the same if I bought 10 lines of MM. The megaplier would double the cost to be $20. That would be quite a lot to me.

                            Right, I would rather save the $10. and play it on the next draw ifin I dont win D JP on this draw.


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                              Posted: August 19, 2013, 7:30 pm - IP Logged

                              Right, I would rather save the $10. and play it on the next draw ifin I dont win D JP on this draw.

                              Wait.... I changed my mind, I might buy a $10. MM tix even ifin I DO win the JP tonight. Thumbs Up