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How is powerball changing?

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Posted: January 9, 2014, 4:51 pm - IP Logged

If no one gets that information for you, you might try checking the New York lottery website.  Good luck.

I checked New York lottery news and couldn't find any news on any Powerball changes?

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    Posted: January 9, 2014, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

    Ahh, found this:

    http://lottostatistics.wordpress.com/2013/10/23/powerball-power-play-changes-coming-january-2014/

    So changes will take place "AFTER" the draw on Jan 18th, so I'm good to go for the 19th with my renewal. Now if they could just have advance plays for 52 draws  :-)

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      Posted: January 9, 2014, 6:34 pm - IP Logged

      Most of those side bet games have nothing to do with the main games but you can't play them unless you're playing the main games.  Ohio has a similar game called the K-I-C-K-E-R which is an auto pick6 game that you play with Classic Lotto for an extra dollar and if you match 2 numbers or more in order starting with the first position you can win $1-$5000.

      KY has the K-I-C-K-E-R too and it's an auto pick-5, but the last digit is 0 - 4.

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        Posted: January 10, 2014, 8:52 am - IP Logged

        Ohio has added the information about PowerBall powerplay changes.  I guess MegaMillions' megaplier variable amounts put pressure on PB to change from its fixed amount.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: January 10, 2014, 11:09 am - IP Logged

          I was going down to NY State on Sunday Jan 19th to renew my tickets for the next 26 draws. I'm wondering if I won't be able to do the advance play for 26 draws since they are going to change things? Can someone check on that for me? If need be I'll wait until Jan 25/26 to go down and renew my tickets. Thanks

          I don't see any reason that the change should interfere with buying advance plays. You already have to decide whther or not you're going to spend the extra $1 for the powerplay option. The only thing that's changing is that powerplay is doing away with the  fixed payouts in favor of the random multiplier.

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            I don't see any reason that the change should interfere with buying advance plays. You already have to decide whther or not you're going to spend the extra $1 for the powerplay option. The only thing that's changing is that powerplay is doing away with the  fixed payouts in favor of the random multiplier.

            I tried playing my usual monthly multi-picks and the terminals wouldn't do it and the clerks didn't know why (naturally).

            I found the answer on the Virginia Site.

            They said PB would not be accepting multi-picks until after the draw on the 18th.