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Powerball Lottery Game Sales At $2 Ticket Cost Versus $1 Ticket Cost

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POWERBALL LOTTERY GAME CHANGING TICKET COST FROM $2 TO $1 TO INCREASE SALES?

Yes [ 19 ]  [61.29%]
No [ 6 ]  [19.35%]
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Posted: September 4, 2015, 3:17 pm - IP Logged

ALL YOU NEED IS $2 AND A DREAM?

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    Posted: September 5, 2015, 2:50 am - IP Logged

    Thumbs UpPB should always be $1 flat. They can then charge more for enhancements like pplay etc.

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      Posted: September 5, 2015, 3:01 am - IP Logged

      It should stay at 2$ - this way its easy to distinguish it from the 1$ game - MegaMillions.

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        Posted: September 5, 2015, 10:02 pm - IP Logged

        I don't play Powerball much anymore since the ticket price went up to $2. I played a lot more when it was only $1. I say go back to $1 for a regular play and $2 for the power play.

        I also liked Mega Millions better when the number matrix was smaller. If it ain't broke, don't fix it! Big Grin

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          Posted: September 6, 2015, 4:15 am - IP Logged

          the only way they would drop the price back to $1, is if sales where more than halved. any les and its an increase in $$$ sales. watch the back flip the moment  that sales are halved

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            the only way they would drop the price back to $1, is if sales where more than halved. any les and its an increase in $$$ sales. watch the back flip the moment  that sales are halved

            agreed, and *IF* sales were that bad they would most likely drop Powerball and come up with another game. 

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              Posted: September 6, 2015, 6:37 am - IP Logged

              I stopped playing pb (for the most part) when it went to $2. I feel I get more for my $2 when I play mm w/megaplier or just a couple mm games...

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                Posted: September 6, 2015, 8:30 am - IP Logged

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                  Posted: September 6, 2015, 9:07 am - IP Logged

                  "If it ain't broke, don't fix it! Big Grin"

                  When multi-states game jackpots are constantly won before reaching an amount that causes a buying frenzy, they are considered broken so they have to be fixed.

                   * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                     
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                      Posted: September 6, 2015, 2:50 pm - IP Logged

                      "If it ain't broke, don't fix it! Big Grin"

                      When multi-states game jackpots are constantly won before reaching an amount that causes a buying frenzy, they are considered broken so they have to be fixed.

                      Powerball is a multi-state game that still maintains the 59 number matrix that Mega Millions used to have. PB has had some of the biggest jackpots in history, and I haven't heard anybody claim that it's "broken".

                      Nor was MegaMillions "broken" when they had the smaller matrix. The reason they went to a larger matrix was to increase their profits.

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                        Posted: September 6, 2015, 2:53 pm - IP Logged

                        Would be interesting if PB keeps rolling into the matrix change, 9 draws from now.

                        If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
                        If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

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                          Powerball is a multi-state game that still maintains the 59 number matrix that Mega Millions used to have. PB has had some of the biggest jackpots in history, and I haven't heard anybody claim that it's "broken".

                          Nor was MegaMillions "broken" when they had the smaller matrix. The reason they went to a larger matrix was to increase their profits.

                          "PB has had some of the biggest jackpots in history"

                          Had and history are the key words.  They want to have even bigger jackpots in the future.

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                             
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                            Posted: September 14, 2015, 11:48 am - IP Logged

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                              Posted: September 14, 2015, 1:36 pm - IP Logged

                              "PB has had some of the biggest jackpots in history"

                              Had and history are the key words.  They want to have even bigger jackpots in the future.

                              The lottery wants to earn interest for as long as possible with the accumulated players pool money.

                               

                              The lottery does not want to see many jackpot winners in a calendar year because of it. How long did the Ohio classic lotto go without a jackpot winner, before it was won at $65 Million? 2.5 Years earning interest on the accumulated jackpot money?

                               

                              Remember most lotteries only have a 50% payback in prizes. 

                               

                              The lottery loves not having too many jackpot winners to avoid jackpot short falls ( SHORT TO FUND THE JACKPOT) and earn a lot of interest on the money.

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