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DetroitLionBoy's avatar - Detroit01

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Has anyone used the powerplay feature on powerball? If so do have some better luck on that than without that feature? Overall thoughts on the powerplay on powerball or on mega would be helpful

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    Has anyone used the powerplay feature on powerball? If so do have some better luck on that than without that feature? Overall thoughts on the powerplay on powerball or on mega would be helpful

    Too many "2s"come out ... I'm just guessing but it seems like 98% of the Power Play numbers are number 2 ...

    MegaMillions is starting to look like that also ... there are supposed to be more 5s than 2s but the 5s seem to be scarce these days ... I have been wondering if they have quietly removed some 5s from the mix and added more 2s and 3s.

    There was a string of five or six 5s that came out and then it looks like something changed ... perhaps the states complained with low ticket sales but having to pay more money with the 5s showing up. A number matrix change would have to be published but I don't know about changing just the Megaplier numbers.

    No proof ... just an observation on my part ...

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      Has anyone used the powerplay feature on powerball? If so do have some better luck on that than without that feature? Overall thoughts on the powerplay on powerball or on mega would be helpful

      I have played powerplay on occasion, but I don't anymore. It doesn't change your chances of winning anything, just increases your prize amount. In PB the 2 is designed to come up more often than the other powerplay numbers. That's one reason why I don't play it, along with the fact playing it increases ticket cost to $3.

      Now on MM, I always megaply. The cost goes to $2 which is reasonable. I would be very happy to win second prize of 2,3,4, or 5 million. The five is designed to play more than the other megaply numbers, and they explain the odds and frequency on the MM website (or maybe it's on Texas Lottery's website, can't remember).

      One other thing about PB's powerplay is that no matter what the powerplay number is, second prize is always 2 million. That sucks. On MM you can win 2- 5 million depending on the number. For a dollar less.

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        I have played powerplay on occasion, but I don't anymore. It doesn't change your chances of winning anything, just increases your prize amount. In PB the 2 is designed to come up more often than the other powerplay numbers. That's one reason why I don't play it, along with the fact playing it increases ticket cost to $3.

        Now on MM, I always megaply. The cost goes to $2 which is reasonable. I would be very happy to win second prize of 2,3,4, or 5 million. The five is designed to play more than the other megaply numbers, and they explain the odds and frequency on the MM website (or maybe it's on Texas Lottery's website, can't remember).

        One other thing about PB's powerplay is that no matter what the powerplay number is, second prize is always 2 million. That sucks. On MM you can win 2- 5 million depending on the number. For a dollar less.

        so its better on the mega is what im reading at. if i get just the mega ball which would be a dollar but if i get the powerball its 4 dollars. powerball costs more but the risk is there thats why i would ask this question lol. i never played the powerup option so im wondering if playing this would be good

        Cash 4 life 3/5 numbers= $25 (9/1/14)
        TAKE 5 4/5 numbers= $775.00 (2/21/15)

        im bound to win the jackpot!!  Cool

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          I have played powerplay on occasion, but I don't anymore. It doesn't change your chances of winning anything, just increases your prize amount. In PB the 2 is designed to come up more often than the other powerplay numbers. That's one reason why I don't play it, along with the fact playing it increases ticket cost to $3.

          Now on MM, I always megaply. The cost goes to $2 which is reasonable. I would be very happy to win second prize of 2,3,4, or 5 million. The five is designed to play more than the other megaply numbers, and they explain the odds and frequency on the MM website (or maybe it's on Texas Lottery's website, can't remember).

          One other thing about PB's powerplay is that no matter what the powerplay number is, second prize is always 2 million. That sucks. On MM you can win 2- 5 million depending on the number. For a dollar less.

          I agree with you - especially about the 2nd prize being capped at 2M$.  I much prefer it being variable like MM has (2-5M$).

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            I agree with you - especially about the 2nd prize being capped at 2M$.  I much prefer it being variable like MM has (2-5M$).

            People who don't buy the PowerPlay or The Megaplier are crazy if you ask me.

            Here's why;

            A guy in Sullivan County in upstate New York went into a deli and ordered a MM Quick Pick.  The woman behind the counter accidentally punched in the Megaplier and handed the ticket to the guy and said "2 dollars".   The guy refused the ticket, so the woman punched up another QP for a dollar, which the man bought and left the deli.

            Instead of cancelling the ticket, the woman (she owns the deli) bought the MM QP with her own 2 dollars.

            She hit five numbers, which used to be good for $250,000, but because she had the Megaplier, she won a cool million. (this happened prior to the recent changes)

            Turns out the guy lived right down the street from the deli.  Would YOU like to be him?  How'd you like to go past that deli every day knowing there's a woman inside of it that has what should have been YOUR million dollars????

            There's two lessons to be learned here.  First, NEVER refuse the clerk's mistake, and second buy the PowerPlay or the Megaplier.  How'd you like to win a million dollars by having 5 numbers and then find out for one dollar more you could have had 2 million??  Yeah, you'd be happy for winning one million, but finding out you could have had a million more had you just spent one more crummy dollar will sure burst your bubble quickly.

            About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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              People who don't buy the PowerPlay or The Megaplier are crazy if you ask me.

              Here's why;

              A guy in Sullivan County in upstate New York went into a deli and ordered a MM Quick Pick.  The woman behind the counter accidentally punched in the Megaplier and handed the ticket to the guy and said "2 dollars".   The guy refused the ticket, so the woman punched up another QP for a dollar, which the man bought and left the deli.

              Instead of cancelling the ticket, the woman (she owns the deli) bought the MM QP with her own 2 dollars.

              She hit five numbers, which used to be good for $250,000, but because she had the Megaplier, she won a cool million. (this happened prior to the recent changes)

              Turns out the guy lived right down the street from the deli.  Would YOU like to be him?  How'd you like to go past that deli every day knowing there's a woman inside of it that has what should have been YOUR million dollars????

              There's two lessons to be learned here.  First, NEVER refuse the clerk's mistake, and second buy the PowerPlay or the Megaplier.  How'd you like to win a million dollars by having 5 numbers and then find out for one dollar more you could have had 2 million??  Yeah, you'd be happy for winning one million, but finding out you could have had a million more had you just spent one more crummy dollar will sure burst your bubble quickly.

              I concur with part - in that I always purchase any mistakes that the clerks make.  I look at it that regardless, the clerk was punching up a ticket for me, so I need to pay for it, and then I get the ticket I was looking to get after that transaction is done. 

              However, I do not purchase pp for PB, just cannot bring me to pay 1$ extra on a 2$ base ticket.  I play for the win so - in that case, I would console myself with the 1M$ pre tax.  Somehow I am certain that I would get by.

              That said, I do play the 2$ ticket on MM on occasion, as I see it that I am only paying what I already pay for the other game.  Make sense?  no of course not.  but that is what I do.

              To each - their own.

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                I concur with part - in that I always purchase any mistakes that the clerks make.  I look at it that regardless, the clerk was punching up a ticket for me, so I need to pay for it, and then I get the ticket I was looking to get after that transaction is done. 

                However, I do not purchase pp for PB, just cannot bring me to pay 1$ extra on a 2$ base ticket.  I play for the win so - in that case, I would console myself with the 1M$ pre tax.  Somehow I am certain that I would get by.

                That said, I do play the 2$ ticket on MM on occasion, as I see it that I am only paying what I already pay for the other game.  Make sense?  no of course not.  but that is what I do.

                To each - their own.

                Yes, players playing for the Jackpot win in PB should think twice about spending an extra buck on the PowerPlay. 

                As for me, when I play PB, it's usually in a pool that I run at work.  Depending upon how much money I collect  determines if I buy the PowerPlay.  (The total amount of money I collect has to be divisible by 3 with no remainder.  For instance if I collect a total of 36 bucks because 18 people are in the pool, I buy 12 lines with the PP as opposed to buying 18 lines without it.)

                There have been times when I've bought PB on my own, independent of the pool at work. When I've done that, I do buy the PowerPlay because I'm really playing for second place.  Of course I'd take a jackpot win, but it's really second place that I'm after.

                About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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                  Yes, players playing for the Jackpot win in PB should think twice about spending an extra buck on the PowerPlay. 

                  As for me, when I play PB, it's usually in a pool that I run at work.  Depending upon how much money I collect  determines if I buy the PowerPlay.  (The total amount of money I collect has to be divisible by 3 with no remainder.  For instance if I collect a total of 36 bucks because 18 people are in the pool, I buy 12 lines with the PP as opposed to buying 18 lines without it.)

                  There have been times when I've bought PB on my own, independent of the pool at work. When I've done that, I do buy the PowerPlay because I'm really playing for second place.  Of course I'd take a jackpot win, but it's really second place that I'm after.

                  I usually drop that extra buck.

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                    Naughty Not a "power play participant" nor do I allow the "megaplier mauling my money".   

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                      Yes, players playing for the Jackpot win in PB should think twice about spending an extra buck on the PowerPlay. 

                      As for me, when I play PB, it's usually in a pool that I run at work.  Depending upon how much money I collect  determines if I buy the PowerPlay.  (The total amount of money I collect has to be divisible by 3 with no remainder.  For instance if I collect a total of 36 bucks because 18 people are in the pool, I buy 12 lines with the PP as opposed to buying 18 lines without it.)

                      There have been times when I've bought PB on my own, independent of the pool at work. When I've done that, I do buy the PowerPlay because I'm really playing for second place.  Of course I'd take a jackpot win, but it's really second place that I'm after.

                      I go for the extra dollar, I do agree with you it would eat at me for being so stupid .

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                        I rarely play MM and do play PB more often than not... but always spend the extra $1 for both. It would drive me crazy if I won and left that $ on the table.

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                          I have played powerplay on occasion, but I don't anymore. It doesn't change your chances of winning anything, just increases your prize amount. In PB the 2 is designed to come up more often than the other powerplay numbers. That's one reason why I don't play it, along with the fact playing it increases ticket cost to $3.

                          Now on MM, I always megaply. The cost goes to $2 which is reasonable. I would be very happy to win second prize of 2,3,4, or 5 million. The five is designed to play more than the other megaply numbers, and they explain the odds and frequency on the MM website (or maybe it's on Texas Lottery's website, can't remember).

                          One other thing about PB's powerplay is that no matter what the powerplay number is, second prize is always 2 million. That sucks. On MM you can win 2- 5 million depending on the number. For a dollar less.

                           I Agree!  I'm not going to pay $3 for a powerplay either, when you can't win more than 2X. Like you, I will pay two bucks for a megaplier ticket though.

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                            I do play the powerplay options  Big Grin

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                              I don't use the powerplay or megaplier option but if did it would probably be the megaplier because you have to win something before it counts and MegaMillions has the best overall odds of winning something.  Admittedly if I won something playing PowerBall the prize would be much greater but I'm not a gambler. Wink

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