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What are your thoughts on a continuously escalating jackpot?

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Posted: January 11, 2016, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

With the Powerball jackpot reaching extreme heights, at what measure does the actual jackpot amount no longer attract extended playing (law of diminishing returns/law of variable proportions)? I.e. when the jackpot keeps climbing without a winner at what point do you throw in the towel and give up, or just play one line compared to a usual play of multiple lines (or return to a usual play of just one line after experiencing a frenzy)? Or, have you maintained your senses all along and played as usual?

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    I'm at that point now. For the next drawing I'd get my normal 2 tickets if it rolls.  If mom wants tickets I'd throw in another $2 and get 2 more. I won't keep chasing it.  As it is now I out $12 in this time and that was a one time, fun thing.

     

    Well see what happens :). But I also won $8 so I actually did $4

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      People are going to keep buying PB Tickets and the PB Jackpot is going to keep Rising!

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

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         I think that it will rollover Wednesday night.  I have a minority opinion.

         At what time do you call it quits and go to bed?Bed

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          I am no longer buying PB ticket(s) from here on out..i will be buying 1 ticket only and putting the rest of my lottery budget on other games since it's quite clear how hard it is now to hit the JP with PB's new changes. If PB offered improved odds and payouts on smaller prizes it would be different but they didn't do that...they just made it harder to hit the JP and still left the crappy payouts and crappy odds on the smaller prizes...screw that i will buy 1 ticket and 1 ticket only until things improve with PB.

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          Like adding charcoal to embers or wood to fire, quarrelsome people kindle strife."

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            I am no longer buying PB ticket(s) from here on out..i will be buying 1 ticket only and putting the rest of my lottery budget on other games since it's quite clear how hard it is now to hit the JP with PB's new changes. If PB offered improved odds and payouts on smaller prizes it would be different but they didn't do that...they just made it harder to hit the JP and still left the crappy payouts and crappy odds on the smaller prizes...screw that i will buy 1 ticket and 1 ticket only until things improve with PB.

            I certainly understand what you are saying.  I'm still hearing about it from my spouse over hitting the PB paying $4, and her hitting the PB plus one number (with triple the odds) still only paying $4!  It just takes one ticket to be in it!  Thumbs Up

              I'm feeling a jackpot win coming my way!

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              I'm at that point now. For the next drawing I'd get my normal 2 tickets if it rolls.  If mom wants tickets I'd throw in another $2 and get 2 more. I won't keep chasing it.  As it is now I out $12 in this time and that was a one time, fun thing.

               

              Well see what happens :). But I also won $8 so I actually did $4

              I consider an $8 win on a $12 wager pretty good (in terms of lottery playing).  Best of luck on the next draw!

                I'm feeling a jackpot win coming my way!

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                Posted: January 11, 2016, 3:03 pm - IP Logged

                I consider an $8 win on a $12 wager pretty good (in terms of lottery playing).  Best of luck on the next draw!

                Five lines here and that is more than I told myself I would do.  Bought five lines Sunday after learning no one won Saturday.  When I checked my tickets from Saturday I won for $4 for the power number and used that for two more tickets.  I have my limit now lets win this thing!Hyper

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                  I hope someone wins this time.  Tired of hearing about powerball everytime I turn on the TV or radio.  The media is really pushing this thing.

                  Never give up.  Banana

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                    Posted: January 11, 2016, 3:24 pm - IP Logged

                    With the Powerball jackpot reaching extreme heights, at what measure does the actual jackpot amount no longer attract extended playing (law of diminishing returns/law of variable proportions)? I.e. when the jackpot keeps climbing without a winner at what point do you throw in the towel and give up, or just play one line compared to a usual play of multiple lines (or return to a usual play of just one line after experiencing a frenzy)? Or, have you maintained your senses all along and played as usual?

                    As these jackpots continuously rise. I have maintain all my senses. I have never played the Big Games with just one line. Im not starting that now! After a 2 1/2 hour drive one way , a two hour wait in line etc.... The best thing going is to purchase more draws on the tickets. Be prepare, there are a lot of new people playing for the first. If you get in a place like I was Sunday. It was a Quick Picks only buy in. This place run out of play long ago. People are going to be asking you  questions It you look like you know what you're doing. I spend a extra 45 minutes standing in the middle between of two tickets clerks. For the next 30 people on both side to tell them what exactly they such said to the clerks to get what they really want. When this was over both me & clerks LOL! Every time I believe I was going to left this spot, someone else ask me not to leave yet! Stay I'll until I got my ticket, help me. My daughter throw me under the bus LOL. Fame last words. No, I don't know how to do it ask my mom she know how to do she done it for years.  Good Luck  don't forget to sign your tickets.

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                      As these jackpots continuously rise. I have maintain all my senses. I have never played the Big Games with just one line. Im not starting that now! After a 2 1/2 hour drive one way , a two hour wait in line etc.... The best thing going is to purchase more draws on the tickets. Be prepare, there are a lot of new people playing for the first. If you get in a place like I was Sunday. It was a Quick Picks only buy in. This place run out of play long ago. People are going to be asking you  questions It you look like you know what you're doing. I spend a extra 45 minutes standing in the middle between of two tickets clerks. For the next 30 people on both side to tell them what exactly they such said to the clerks to get what they really want. When this was over both me & clerks LOL! Every time I believe I was going to left this spot, someone else ask me not to leave yet! Stay I'll until I got my ticket, help me. My daughter throw me under the bus LOL. Fame last words. No, I don't know how to do it ask my mom she know how to do she done it for years.  Good Luck  don't forget to sign your tickets.

                      Have consider going using lotterypost app.  You can get every location. Who sell lottery ticket.   Have you check  wal-mart, Grocery, Wawa, 7-eleven, BP store and other.  You do not need to wait over 30 minutes in line.

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                        Have consider going using lotterypost app.  You can get every location. Who sell lottery ticket.   Have you check  wal-mart, Grocery, Wawa, 7-eleven, BP store and other.  You do not need to wait over 30 minutes in line.

                        I'm not sure about cbr$ but, for some, part of the hysteria is 'participating' in the wait lines to get (a) ticket(s).  Not me, however, getting that precious ticket into my grubby little hands so I can depart from the world of mania is my preference.

                          I'm feeling a jackpot win coming my way!