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How Many Folks Gave Up On Powerball When It Went To $2?

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Posted: February 10, 2014, 12:12 am - IP Logged

I play less this year because I use to get qp's with my own numbers on the same ticket for a full playslip but now I just play my one set of mega millions numbers.  Then two sets of powerball numbers which I have been staying with since three years ago and the mega millions set since they change to the long odds. So it cost me $80 a month to stay in the two games which is down from $250 a month last year so I have more money to save for raining days.  And I like to go out to dinner and the movies with that money or just keep it in the bank until I decide to go to the casino.-weshar75

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    Posted: February 10, 2014, 9:46 am - IP Logged

    I am curious.. if I am the only one that gave up on PB when it went to $2 per ticket for a single line?  I used to play $5 a game before but since the cost and the odds went out of site (not like they weren't before I know), I just have a tough time with $2 a ticket and $3 for the bonus and now that they cut the bonus ball win from $14 to $8 makes it not even worth adding the extra dollar in my opinion?  Anyone else feel the same way?  Or am I being petty?

     

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    Nah. I only play two lines with the Powerplay so now it costs me 6 bucks instead of 4. No big deal.

    In a few years we'll all be dead and bloated with worms crawling in and out of our eye sockets anyway.

    So what's an extry couple o' bucks?

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      Posted: February 10, 2014, 10:07 am - IP Logged

      Powerball was already $2.00 when it was introduced to California in 2013. Now if it went to $3.00.....

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        Posted: February 10, 2014, 4:14 pm - IP Logged

        I am curious.. if I am the only one that gave up on PB when it went to $2 per ticket for a single line?  I used to play $5 a game before but since the cost and the odds went out of site (not like they weren't before I know), I just have a tough time with $2 a ticket and $3 for the bonus and now that they cut the bonus ball win from $14 to $8 makes it not even worth adding the extra dollar in my opinion?  Anyone else feel the same way?  Or am I being petty?

         

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        I do not mind spending $2 on the PB lottery. We are going to have a $5 lottery game soon.

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          I play less this year because I use to get qp's with my own numbers on the same ticket for a full playslip but now I just play my one set of mega millions numbers.  Then two sets of powerball numbers which I have been staying with since three years ago and the mega millions set since they change to the long odds. So it cost me $80 a month to stay in the two games which is down from $250 a month last year so I have more money to save for raining days.  And I like to go out to dinner and the movies with that money or just keep it in the bank until I decide to go to the casino.-weshar75

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            Posted: February 10, 2014, 4:21 pm - IP Logged

            Powerball was already $2.00 when it was introduced to California in 2013. Now if it went to $3.00.....

            Would you still play if it goes to $5? Jackpot games have to go to $5 in order to deal with low playership. How much can they play with the games matrices? Not much.

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              Posted: February 10, 2014, 4:28 pm - IP Logged

              I do not mind spending $2 on the PB lottery. We are going to have a $5 lottery game soon.

              NY or the whole region that is under MUSL? What have you heard?

              That money's gone fo ever

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                NY or the whole region that is under MUSL? What have you heard?

                I think that they mentioned it in a lottery post article. Jackpot games do not have more room for matrix changes. Higher ticket prices would support big jackpots and generate more revenues without high playership.

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                  Posted: February 10, 2014, 4:42 pm - IP Logged

                  Would you still play if it goes to $5? Jackpot games have to go to $5 in order to deal with low playership. How much can they play with the games matrices? Not much.

                  Hey there, Thrifty. At some point, if and when sales finally drop enough to make a real statement, they'll have to do something because it won't be cost effective operation-wise. Whether that means dropping a game or even a few, or, simply re-adjusting the numbers for better odds and payouts is beyond me. But, those are the only options for them. A $5 game better have a very nice payout for even matching one number in my opinion.

                  This is much different than purchasing a $5 scratchoff ticket where the returns are 100% better per dollar spent. In any type of worthwhile business, you've gotta give back to the people that got you there in some kinda way. Otherwise, that entity will go under...it's happening right now somewhere. Scratchoffs...a $2M top prize ticket is cool but hows about (8) top prizes of $250K? Or, even (4) for $500K each? It's the same money with a different amount of winners.

                  This really isn't hard, but the states want you to think it is.

                  L.L.

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                  There are seven days in the week...'Someday' isn't one of them.

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                    I think that they mentioned it in a lottery post article. Jackpot games do not have more room for matrix changes. Higher ticket prices would support big jackpots and generate more revenues without high playership.

                    They should contact PA Lottery and figure out how to run an old fashioned raffle but this time do it nationwide. PA Millionaire raffle sells out every single time creating 4 millionaires in each drawing. We'll have to wait and see how it goes.

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                      Hey there, Thrifty. At some point, if and when sales finally drop enough to make a real statement, they'll have to do something because it won't be cost effective operation-wise. Whether that means dropping a game or even a few, or, simply re-adjusting the numbers for better odds and payouts is beyond me. But, those are the only options for them. A $5 game better have a very nice payout for even matching one number in my opinion.

                      This is much different than purchasing a $5 scratchoff ticket where the returns are 100% better per dollar spent. In any type of worthwhile business, you've gotta give back to the people that got you there in some kinda way. Otherwise, that entity will go under...it's happening right now somewhere. Scratchoffs...a $2M top prize ticket is cool but hows about (8) top prizes of $250K? Or, even (4) for $500K each? It's the same money with a different amount of winners.

                      This really isn't hard, but the states want you to think it is.

                      L.L.

                      "In any type of worthwhile business, you've gotta give back to the people that got you there in some kinda way. Otherwise, that entity will go under...it's happening right now somewhere."

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                        They should contact PA Lottery and figure out how to run an old fashioned raffle but this time do it nationwide. PA Millionaire raffle sells out every single time creating 4 millionaires in each drawing. We'll have to wait and see how it goes.

                        Mega Millions and Powerball will have to make changes that benefit the players. Have you seen the $284 Million Powerball lottery jackpot thread on the news forum. I do not see too many members posting.

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                          Mega Millions and Powerball will have to make changes that benefit the players. Have you seen the $284 Million Powerball lottery jackpot thread on the news forum. I do not see too many members posting.

                          Yessir. Enthusiasm seems to be waning. At least that's how I see it.

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                            Yessir. Enthusiasm seems to be waning. At least that's how I see it.

                            Lottery players do not have time to breathe with these jackpot games. How can you play the lottery 4 times a week and only lose. Lottery players are tired of losing money. It is the reason why big jackpots are not exciting people anymore. Reality has set in. We can't win any significant prizes playing these jackpot games.

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                              Posted: February 10, 2014, 5:57 pm - IP Logged

                              You are a lottery Whale my friend.

                              Maybe last year but this year is going to be different less money on lotto and more money in the bank.  I think sticking to my own numbers to play and not playing QP's on top of that will go a long way to saving me some mola for my bank account.  Besides when I win a prize it goes further because I play less lines so instead of $10 and $15 tickets.  I get $2 and $6 tickets so a win will cover another play or two for me.-weshar75

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