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Posted: October 22, 2015, 7:51 pm - IP Logged

Smile Hi All! Smile

I quit playing PB last month. I have predicted that the new PB will fail. I used to play PB all the time. Up until Oct 2015, it was my favorite lottery game. I think  time will prove it is no longer "America's favorite lottery game."

Between the insane odds and low prizes (matching 4 white balls and lower), it isn't worth playing. I think one may get more enjoyment spending the money on a nice hot cuppa! 

Having said that, I guess PB players can still dare to dream hitting 4 white balls + red PB with Power Play 5x or 10x.

It still early days, but I was wondering what current PB players think of the new game? Do you notice any difference? 

Are you winning bigger prizes and more often then before?

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    Posted: October 22, 2015, 8:02 pm - IP Logged

    I'm still in every draw. I play one tic. I wasn't winning much before the change, so I don't care. I don't play for the small prizes. I play for the jackpot or second prize. They're both life changing.

    Everybody is bitching about the odds but I see it like this. My state lotto  is almost 1 in 26 million. PB's second prize is what, about 1 in 11 million. MM's second prize is 1 in 18 million. Still better than the state lotto odds. They are ALL high, high, high. If I'm playing my state lotto, (and I am), then MM and PB are worth 1 tic.

    To each his own.

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      Posted: October 22, 2015, 8:19 pm - IP Logged

      I wonder how random the 2x-10x multiplier is...

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        Posted: October 22, 2015, 8:21 pm - IP Logged

        Yea, I quit even the occasional ticket.

        I did notice that the rollovers are only the minimum 10 Mil.

        Maybe that's normal at this level ?  I don't know.

        It does appear to be trailing the MM which is growing at more then it's minimum.

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          Posted: October 22, 2015, 8:22 pm - IP Logged

          I wonder how random the 2x-10x multiplier is...

          i read some where there x number of balls with x2 on them and only 1 ball with x10.  my recollection  is aboit 1 in 26  draws should hit the x10, but i could be a bit off, i also recall almost half are x2

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            Posted: October 22, 2015, 8:32 pm - IP Logged

            For $2, I'd rather play 2 lines of MM than 1 of PB. 

            Second prize on MM can go up to 5mil with megaplier, PB is capped at 2 even with the Power play. 

            As far as the small prizes, I've won a few bucks on MM far more often than on PB, even when I was playing both equally.

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              Posted: October 22, 2015, 8:42 pm - IP Logged

              i read some where there x number of balls with x2 on them and only 1 ball with x10.  my recollection  is aboit 1 in 26  draws should hit the x10, but i could be a bit off, i also recall almost half are x2

              1:43 for the 10x

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                Posted: October 23, 2015, 8:18 am - IP Logged

                <Moved to Jackpot Games forum>

                Please post in the appropriate forum ... thank you.

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                  Posted: October 23, 2015, 1:09 pm - IP Logged

                  For $2, I'd rather play 2 lines of MM than 1 of PB. 

                  Second prize on MM can go up to 5mil with megaplier, PB is capped at 2 even with the Power play. 

                  As far as the small prizes, I've won a few bucks on MM far more often than on PB, even when I was playing both equally.

                  I Agree! 

                  - right now MM is matching PB in jackpot size and growth between the draws... so why would I be playing PB?  2x the draws for the same/similar (at this point) jackpots?

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                    Posted: October 23, 2015, 2:22 pm - IP Logged

                    I Agree! 

                    - right now MM is matching PB in jackpot size and growth between the draws... so why would I be playing PB?  2x the draws for the same/similar (at this point) jackpots?

                    MM and PB pots are growing at the same rate.  Twice as many people must be playing MM per draw.  PB lost me at the $2 entry level.  What were they thinking?!?

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                      Posted: October 28, 2015, 7:31 pm - IP Logged

                      The last 3 MM rollovers added 12 mil. each. The latest 3 PB rollovers each added the standard 10 mil. At this rate, it will take a long time to get up to the super huge numbers.