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Significant drop in PB sales?

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Posted: November 22, 2015, 8:04 am - IP Logged

The 5/5 jackpot in Calif is based on sales and was really low last night -- less than 100k.

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    Posted: November 22, 2015, 8:24 am - IP Logged

    Wow, that atrocious.  For 1 in 11M odds at just a $97k prize for 5 out of 5.  All that is going to do is reinforce the belief that PB is not worth playing in California.  Florida is also experiencing a slowdown in PB sales.  But our payouts are not pari-mutual.  Therefore, 5 out of 5 still gets you $1M.

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      Posted: November 22, 2015, 8:38 am - IP Logged

      The winning 5/5 jackpot before this was 1.8 million which did make buying a ticket more attractive. But, yes, it really stinks.

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        Posted: November 22, 2015, 6:38 pm - IP Logged

        The winning 5/5 jackpot before this was 1.8 million which did make buying a ticket more attractive. But, yes, it really stinks.

        Sales were $2,055,362 and the matching five numbers prize is based on the percentage deducted from the total for that prize. The $1.8 million prize was result of rollovers. Because the payoffs are pari-mutual, the timing is very important even though there is nothing players can to do about it.

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          Posted: November 22, 2015, 9:06 pm - IP Logged

          I've never seen it that low before even when it is round one after a win. 97k is an embarrassment -- and embarrassment I wouldnt turn down but still...

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            Posted: November 22, 2015, 10:07 pm - IP Logged

            I've never seen it that low before even when it is round one after a win. 97k is an embarrassment -- and embarrassment I wouldnt turn down but still...

            I guess you want to be the winner that wins 5+0 after a bunch of rollovers not one that just won one and then you hit.-weshar75

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