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# Wild Card Odds

Topic closed. 3 replies. Last post 2 years ago by HoLeeKau.

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Idaho
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 Posted: March 19, 2015, 12:28 pm - IP Logged

You buy these tickets 2 lines for one dollar.  You can't buy a 50 cent ticket, so I assume the odds are calculated for 2 lines?

"Every Wednesday and Saturday night we draw five numbers out of 33 and a Wild Card from a deck of 16 face cards using the Wild Card random number generator."

I tried to paste the odds chart here but it wouldn't show up correctly.

http://www.powerball.com/wildcard/wc_prizes.asp

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 Posted: March 19, 2015, 12:44 pm - IP Logged

You buy these tickets 2 lines for one dollar.  You can't buy a 50 cent ticket, so I assume the odds are calculated for 2 lines?

"Every Wednesday and Saturday night we draw five numbers out of 33 and a Wild Card from a deck of 16 face cards using the Wild Card random number generator."

I tried to paste the odds chart here but it wouldn't show up correctly.

http://www.powerball.com/wildcard/wc_prizes.asp

The odds are based on a \$1 play.

The Game is Played In: Idaho, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. You can purchase tickets by visiting one of the authorized retailers. Drawings every Wednesday and Saturday.

http://www.powerball.com/wildcard/wc_howtoplay.asp

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Idaho
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 Posted: March 19, 2015, 3:29 pm - IP Logged

You buy these tickets 2 lines for one dollar.  You can't buy a 50 cent ticket, so I assume the odds are calculated for 2 lines?

"Every Wednesday and Saturday night we draw five numbers out of 33 and a Wild Card from a deck of 16 face cards using the Wild Card random number generator."

I tried to paste the odds chart here but it wouldn't show up correctly.

http://www.powerball.com/wildcard/wc_prizes.asp

I like the game because you get two plays for a dollar but because of that the payouts are really low on the lower prizes:

On Weekly Grand if you get 3 white balls, you get 25 bucks but it costs \$2.00 a ticket.

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Idaho
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 Posted: March 19, 2015, 4:06 pm - IP Logged

I like the game because you get two plays for a dollar but because of that the payouts are really low on the lower prizes:

On Weekly Grand if you get 3 white balls, you get 25 bucks but it costs \$2.00 a ticket.

Yes, the weekly grand odds are better for top prize too - 1:201,000 - but it's only 77K.  Not worth a \$2 bet for me.

I'm going to start playing the WC again next week.  The jackpot is getting close to 500K which is a life-changing amount for me.

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