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HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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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

    Raven62's avatar - binary
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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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      ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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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:

      wild card odds

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

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        HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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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:

        wild card odds

        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.