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No 10x multiplier for Powerball

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Elkins,WV
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Posted: December 10, 2015, 3:14 pm - IP Logged

since the Powerball change there has been no 10x multiplier and no huge jackpot so much for the great fix

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    Posted: December 10, 2015, 3:27 pm - IP Logged

    since the Powerball change there has been no 10x multiplier and no huge jackpot so much for the great fix

    Exactly!!!!

    I thought the 10x multiplier was only for a promotional, temporary period?

    Blackjack26241, what were the latest changes to Powerball?

    Also, is the 10x multiplier (permanent)??

    Thanks and good luck!!

    Just win Baby!!!

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      Posted: December 10, 2015, 9:04 pm - IP Logged

      On October 4, 2015, PowerPlay changed again, using 32 or 33† balls as follows:

      • 2x (24)
      • 3x (13)
      • 4x (3)
      • 5x (2)
      • 10x (1)†

      † 10x available when jackpot is less than $150 million.

       

      They also have a disclaimer on their site that the prize will be reduced if a popular number is drawn.  Effectively making ALL states pari-mutuel and allowing winners to get a taste of what it feels like to play in California.

       

      Matrix change: white ball count went 59 to 69.  PB count went from 35 to 26.

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        Posted: December 11, 2015, 9:19 am - IP Logged

        On October 4, 2015, PowerPlay changed again, using 32 or 33† balls as follows:

        • 2x (24)
        • 3x (13)
        • 4x (3)
        • 5x (2)
        • 10x (1)†

        † 10x available when jackpot is less than $150 million.

         

        They also have a disclaimer on their site that the prize will be reduced if a popular number is drawn.  Effectively making ALL states pari-mutuel and allowing winners to get a taste of what it feels like to play in California.

         

        Matrix change: white ball count went 59 to 69.  PB count went from 35 to 26.

        no 5x or 10x yet and think only 4x once

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          Posted: December 11, 2015, 11:38 am - IP Logged

          What were they thinking in having a high minimum pot, and minimum growth per draw when they had no idea if players would respond positively to the change, or spend enough to meet that expectation?  Look for the minimum pot and guaranteed growth to go away real soon.

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            Posted: December 11, 2015, 5:43 pm - IP Logged

            The matrix change is still new. Yes, there was a winner in TN 9 draws into the change. However, the jackpot is higher from the amount that was previously won.

            May the balls bounce in your favor!

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              Elkins,WV
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              Posted: December 12, 2015, 12:17 pm - IP Logged

              The matrix change is still new. Yes, there was a winner in TN 9 draws into the change. However, the jackpot is higher from the amount that was previously won.

              I just don't see how's it's gotten any better

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                Posted: December 12, 2015, 12:21 pm - IP Logged

                There have only been 19 drawings under the new rules. The probability of the 10X multiplier being drawn when eligible is only 2.3255% (the odds are 1 in 43)

                That comes out to ~0.44 expected hits. Of course, now the jackpot is over $150 million so the probability of 10X until the next reset is 0.00% LOL

                Anyone expecting to have seen a 10X so soon needs to read the rules

                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?

                2016: -48.28% (13 tickets) ||
                P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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                  Posted: December 12, 2015, 12:33 pm - IP Logged

                  I just don't see how's it's gotten any better

                  Since when have their been any changes in any Game to make it better for the Players?

                  A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!