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Those of You Giving Up Powerball

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HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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Posted: October 4, 2015, 7:32 pm - IP Logged

What are you playing instead? 

We only have one in-state game and the top prize is $52K taxes paid which works out to around $67K IIRC.  Not worth a $2 bet IMHO since that isn't even a life-changing amount. So for now I'm planning on playing an extra Lucky for Life.

I'm considering going over to Oregon to play their jackpot game that's worth a couple million right now. 

I'll continue to play Hot Lotto and Wild Card 2, but I won't increase my play on those.

Will you be putting your Powerball money towards another game, or just spending less on lottery?

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    Posted: October 4, 2015, 11:54 pm - IP Logged

    I'll probably sit on the sidelines.  I haven't played MM and my state lotto for a long time either.

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      Posted: October 5, 2015, 5:16 am - IP Logged

      I play by expectation value, generally when it reaches 0.7 or 0.8, or higher which this new Powerball will probably  never do.

      Right now I have NY Lotto tickets advanced play for about 5 more drawings.

      MegaMillions could conceivably get up to 0.7 or 0.8 or higher.

        HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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        Posted: October 5, 2015, 9:27 am - IP Logged

        I'll probably sit on the sidelines.  I haven't played MM and my state lotto for a long time either.

        I don't play MM regularly either since they changed the matrix.  When I occasionally do play and check my numbers, I seldom have one number even close.  It feels so impossible.

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          Posted: October 5, 2015, 6:12 pm - IP Logged

          I don't play MM since the last matrix change in October 2013. Now I am not gonna play PB.

           

          Probably I will buy more Take 5 tickets and scratch offs

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            Posted: October 5, 2015, 6:26 pm - IP Logged

            What are you playing instead? 

            We only have one in-state game and the top prize is $52K taxes paid which works out to around $67K IIRC.  Not worth a $2 bet IMHO since that isn't even a life-changing amount. So for now I'm planning on playing an extra Lucky for Life.

            I'm considering going over to Oregon to play their jackpot game that's worth a couple million right now. 

            I'll continue to play Hot Lotto and Wild Card 2, but I won't increase my play on those.

            Will you be putting your Powerball money towards another game, or just spending less on lottery?

            Lucky 4 life and pick 3/4 that's it. Really sucks we don't have much variety here in delaware and the pick3/4 are computerized.

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              Posted: October 7, 2015, 5:53 pm - IP Logged

              MM and Lucky Day Lotto (Pick 5)

              Of course since I'm in Illinois and the state is only paying under $25K I'll put those games on hold and  go with Pick 3/ 4 and scratchers for now.

              The Lucky Day Lotto is at $650,000.

              Bang Head

              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: October 7, 2015, 6:16 pm - IP Logged

                I bought one for tonight and if I don't win, no more pb...lol

                With those new odds, I would feel foolish playing for real. I will aim for a state game like Bank a million.

                J'aime La France.

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                  Posted: October 7, 2015, 7:28 pm - IP Logged

                  MM and Lucky Day Lotto (Pick 5)

                  Of course since I'm in Illinois and the state is only paying under $25K I'll put those games on hold and  go with Pick 3/ 4 and scratchers for now.

                  The Lucky Day Lotto is at $650,000.

                  Bang Head

                  Any update on that issue for IL?

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                    Posted: October 7, 2015, 11:17 pm - IP Logged

                    What are you playing instead? 

                    We only have one in-state game and the top prize is $52K taxes paid which works out to around $67K IIRC.  Not worth a $2 bet IMHO since that isn't even a life-changing amount. So for now I'm planning on playing an extra Lucky for Life.

                    I'm considering going over to Oregon to play their jackpot game that's worth a couple million right now. 

                    I'll continue to play Hot Lotto and Wild Card 2, but I won't increase my play on those.

                    Will you be putting your Powerball money towards another game, or just spending less on lottery?

                    I am playing oregon megabucks and I am still playing mega millions and powerball.  Just when they are at record amounts or really close to that.  So basically not at all.-weshar75

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                      Posted: October 8, 2015, 9:56 am - IP Logged

                      Since I live in Oklahoma we don't have a state lotto jackpot game, I will play Hot Lotto. I did buy a Powerball last night but didn't win a dang thing lol...

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                        Posted: October 8, 2015, 1:11 pm - IP Logged

                        About this new format by Powerball I will have to take a look to see what drawings come out.  If anyone is lucky enough to hit the numbers.  I recall last week my mothers girlfriends husband was telling me that there were changes going on.  So why can't the states just do their lotteries.  The odds are rediculous.  Currently reside in Philadelphia so there are perhaps instant tickets depending on which ones I could play and hit.  Spending up to $20 would be just that.  Better off playing MM instead if the numbers come out right.

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                          Posted: October 8, 2015, 4:37 pm - IP Logged

                          I wonder with more people stating that they are not going to play powerball or wait until the jackpot gets really high.  With that said, there will probably be less winners and a longer time span before the powerball gets to record highs.

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                            Posted: October 11, 2015, 12:50 am - IP Logged

                            Any update on that issue for IL?

                            DELotteryPlyr,

                            No, still no budget.

                            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: October 18, 2015, 7:04 am - IP Logged

                              I swore I wouldn't play MM or PB any longer with the matix changes unless the jackpot got way up there, until someone won $106 million on a MM quick pick in one of the stores I purchase tickets in last month, however, I cut back on the number of tickets I buy, I only buy one ticket now just to be in the drawing.  I started playing NY lotto again since the PB matrix change,  the lotto jackpot wasn't hit for 9 months due to a reduction in players, it went up to $42 million last night, and someone finally won it, it's back down to $2 million today.  I had three numbers last night, only won $1.00, lol.