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Are there people unaware of the megaplier and power play option on MM and PB?

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Posted: August 24, 2015, 8:38 am - IP Logged

I was checking my states lottery site the other day and noticed a guy who won 2nd place in Powerball and since he won 1 million minus taxes he did not spend the extra dollar to play with the Powerplay option. A big congrats to that guy but it made me wonder how many people don't know that by spending the extra dollar on PB he would have doubled his winnings to 2 million minus taxes. The same goes for MM and with MM you really win so much more for a second place win. Now some people may just not want to spend the extra dollar since they just play for the jackpot, on the other hand there still may be people who are just unaware of what spending the extra dollar gets them. I have family and friends who had no clue about what the Megaplier or Powerplay option was and now they play that way.

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    Posted: August 24, 2015, 8:48 am - IP Logged

    I doubt it if the clerks are like the ones where I buy my tickets.  I make out play slips for every game just the way I want to play and in spite of that the clerks always ask if I want the power play or the magaplier when I play PB or MM and the kicker when I play the local Classic Lotto.

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      Posted: August 24, 2015, 8:52 am - IP Logged

      I doubt it if the clerks are like the ones where I buy my tickets.  I make out play slips for every game just the way I want to play and in spite of that the clerks always ask if I want the power play or the magaplier when I play PB or MM and the kicker when I play the local Classic Lotto.

      I'm surprised that they would ask you that, especially if the same clerks see you regularly. I use to have a problem with a clerk at the gas station I go to who never understood how to give me a ticket with the Powerplay or Megaplier option and that was frustrating.

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        Posted: August 24, 2015, 9:18 am - IP Logged

        I doubt it if the clerks are like the ones where I buy my tickets.  I make out play slips for every game just the way I want to play and in spite of that the clerks always ask if I want the power play or the magaplier when I play PB or MM and the kicker when I play the local Classic Lotto.

        They ask you every time due to the way the lottery machine is set up. When you run the card it pops the question on the screen and they can not proceed until they answer it. The clerk is not trying to be a pain...it's the way the system is set up. Lottery will take every dollar you will give.

        It is what it is.....some times it's just luck.

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          Posted: August 24, 2015, 10:00 am - IP Logged

          Some players just do not want to spend that extra dollar for the mplier or the pplay. They argue that they are better off purchasing an extra line/play with that dollar.

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            Posted: August 24, 2015, 10:09 am - IP Logged

            I agree, some people do not want to spend the extra dollar on one line of numbers, that includes me.  I would rather buy more lines of numbers.

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              Posted: August 24, 2015, 10:15 am - IP Logged

              Are there people unaware of the megaplier and power play option on MM and PB?

              Yes. There are a lot of clueless people out there. They don't wanna be bothered to learn. And those are the people that seem to win Angry

              That money's gone fo ever

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                Posted: August 24, 2015, 1:38 pm - IP Logged

                I am very much aware of the option and what it is but I NEVER play that option.  I simply feel it is a "sucker" bet and would rather use the extra dollar on additional tickets.  I only play for the jackpot I don't care about the secondary tiers.

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                  Posted: August 24, 2015, 8:18 pm - IP Logged

                  I always play the Megaplier.....you're much more likely to hit 5 + 0 than 5 + 1.

                  The MM megaplier is 2, 3, 4, or 5. I'd hate to think of losing out on another 2, 3, 4, of 5 million for the sake of one dollar.

                  Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                  Lep

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                    Posted: August 24, 2015, 10:30 pm - IP Logged

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                    Ooops....I meant another 2, 3, or 4 million, it wouldn't be another 5 million but 5 M total if the Megaplier was 5.

                    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                    Lep

                    There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                      Posted: August 24, 2015, 10:44 pm - IP Logged

                      When I played only one line on MM I always played the megaplier. Like CT said, the odds are just so much better hitting 5+0 than the jackpot, and 5 million works real well. Recently I've been playing 15 lines with all 15 megaballs, so playing the megaplier is too much money. Just felt like changing it up for a while. I almost never play powerplay on PB. I will for a draw or two, and then drop it. If it paid up to 5 million like MM I would always play it.

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                        Posted: August 24, 2015, 11:19 pm - IP Logged

                        September is my birth month so I will be adding the megaplier to mega millions and powerplay to powerball and kicker to megabucks because I like winning the most money available to me on my ticket.  It only costs me $80 to play all of september bye buying trio on tuesday and thursday at big apple market and then on monday just my $1 megabucks plus kicker for $2.  So $16 a week not even $20 for entertainment because trio is $7 a draw and I do not drink or smoke or do drugs.  I hardly go out to the movies or eat out anymore only once a month to a local restaurant.-weshar75

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                          Posted: August 25, 2015, 1:52 am - IP Logged

                          I'd rather have one more line for the jackpot, than a chance to multply a smaller prize...IMO

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                            Posted: August 25, 2015, 2:00 am - IP Logged

                            I was checking my states lottery site the other day and noticed a guy who won 2nd place in Powerball and since he won 1 million minus taxes he did not spend the extra dollar to play with the Powerplay option. A big congrats to that guy but it made me wonder how many people don't know that by spending the extra dollar on PB he would have doubled his winnings to 2 million minus taxes. The same goes for MM and with MM you really win so much more for a second place win. Now some people may just not want to spend the extra dollar since they just play for the jackpot, on the other hand there still may be people who are just unaware of what spending the extra dollar gets them. I have family and friends who had no clue about what the Megaplier or Powerplay option was and now they play that way.

                            It's more likely most of the players are aware but know that 96.86% of all PB tickets and 93.21% of all MM tickets win nothing.

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                              Posted: August 25, 2015, 2:09 am - IP Logged

                              When I played only one line on MM I always played the megaplier. Like CT said, the odds are just so much better hitting 5+0 than the jackpot, and 5 million works real well. Recently I've been playing 15 lines with all 15 megaballs, so playing the megaplier is too much money. Just felt like changing it up for a while. I almost never play powerplay on PB. I will for a draw or two, and then drop it. If it paid up to 5 million like MM I would always play it.

                              "Like CT said, the odds are just so much better hitting 5+0 than the jackpot, and 5 million works real well."

                              LOL @ 18,492,204 to 1 odds being "so much better".