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Will you play Powerball more often before the Matrix change in 2015?

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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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Posted: December 21, 2014, 9:22 pm - IP Logged

I doubt it since the overall odds of winning something will be better after the matrix change.  I've seldom played PB since it price increase and will probably continue to only play MM of the multi-state games because of its cheaper price.

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
   
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    Posted: December 22, 2014, 12:49 am - IP Logged

    I doubt it since the overall odds of winning something will be better after the matrix change.  I've seldom played PB since it price increase and will probably continue to only play MM of the multi-state games because of its cheaper price.

    Looking at the sales figures, it looks like most players figured out they probably won't win a jackpot with the current odds and stopped playing like they did. And matching five numbers even looks next to impossible especially to 5/39 pick-5 players.

    People will buy $2 tickets when the buying frenzy starts; including Thrifty.

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      Posted: December 22, 2014, 11:11 am - IP Logged

      Looking at the sales figures, it looks like most players figured out they probably won't win a jackpot with the current odds and stopped playing like they did. And matching five numbers even looks next to impossible especially to 5/39 pick-5 players.

      People will buy $2 tickets when the buying frenzy starts; including Thrifty.

      States added PB and MM to attract more players to their games and PB's $2+ price and high odds does make the local games with better odds and prices with smaller jackpots look more attractive.

      When PB jackpot exceeds $200M its snowball chance in H* of winning doesn't matters as much and many more players will take a chance for $2.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: December 22, 2014, 11:12 pm - IP Logged

        States added PB and MM to attract more players to their games and PB's $2+ price and high odds does make the local games with better odds and prices with smaller jackpots look more attractive.

        When PB jackpot exceeds $200M its snowball chance in H* of winning doesn't matters as much and many more players will take a chance for $2.

        It's interesting how PB sells more tickets for a Saturday drawing than for the next Wednesday drawing and that trend continues into the mid $100 jackpot range. Less then 25 million tickets were sold for the $203 million jackpot last month which probably means players are waiting for much higher jackpots to start the ticket buying frenzy.

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          Posted: December 22, 2014, 11:15 pm - IP Logged

          Stack47 People will buy $2 tickets when the buying frenzy starts; including Thrifty.

          That made me laugh.

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            Posted: January 7, 2015, 12:42 pm - IP Logged

            Stack47 People will buy $2 tickets when the buying frenzy starts; including Thrifty.

            That made me laugh.

            It must be true. Thrifty never denied it.

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              Posted: January 7, 2015, 7:56 pm - IP Logged

              At this point in time I pretty much done with PB. I was planning on playing until the new matrix started in April, but I'm dropping it now and just playing Tx Lotto, MM, and Tx 2 Step along with a little All or Nothing and Daily 4. That's enough to keep me busy.

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