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Do you spend the extra $1.00 for the powerplay?

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Posted: July 18, 2016, 1:54 pm - IP Logged

Sometimes I will buy a Powerball with the Power Play and sometimes I don't. Do you?

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    Posted: July 18, 2016, 2:22 pm - IP Logged

    Not me.   Two bucks are enough for one ticket.

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      Posted: July 18, 2016, 2:24 pm - IP Logged

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        Posted: July 18, 2016, 3:11 pm - IP Logged

        Sometimes I will buy a Powerball with the Power Play and sometimes I don't. Do you?

        I haven't bought many PB tickets since the Matrix change and I have certainly stopped buying the Power Play.

        I suggested years ago that they offer a "smallaplier" and a "bigaplier" with the smallaplier applying to either 3rd through last prizes or 4th through last prizes and the bigaplier either applying to second prize or second and third prizes.

        If I could buy a PB ticket with a bigaplier I would buy tickets more often because it would make second prize more worthwhile.  On the last matrix change they doubled the odds for second prize but kept second prize the same!

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          Posted: July 18, 2016, 4:56 pm - IP Logged

          I'd rather that extra $1 just go towards a MM purchase.

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            Posted: July 18, 2016, 5:10 pm - IP Logged

            I'd rather that extra $1 just go towards a MM purchase.

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              Posted: July 18, 2016, 6:19 pm - IP Logged

              I do it for both MM and PB. I can increase my winnings by 2, 3, 4, or 5 times for $1.00. If I was to hit 2nd or 3rd prize, it would be well worth it.

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                Posted: July 18, 2016, 6:23 pm - IP Logged

                Never, I consider it a "sucker" bet!

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                  Posted: July 18, 2016, 6:33 pm - IP Logged

                  I do it for both MM and PB. I can increase my winnings by 2, 3, 4, or 5 times for $1.00. If I was to hit 2nd or 3rd prize, it would be well worth it.

                  I do it also, for the very same reasons.  Recently I've hit a few of the lowest tier prizes but thanks to the multiplier and paying the extra dollar, I've won $12-16 instead of $4.  I kept track of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th prizes won here in Texas for a few months, and it averaged out to only about 25% playing the multiplier.  Just a few weeks back, someone here in Texas won a million dollars on one of the national lotteries, but left four million on the table because they didn't spend the extra buck.

                  Cost effective?  I dunno, haven't kept records, but I'd estimate I've come close to breaking even overall, considering if I hadn't played the multiplier.  I would be thrilled to win a million dollars, but also sick to my stomach knowing if I had only shelled out the extra dollar....

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                    Posted: July 18, 2016, 6:49 pm - IP Logged

                    I do it also, for the very same reasons.  Recently I've hit a few of the lowest tier prizes but thanks to the multiplier and paying the extra dollar, I've won $12-16 instead of $4.  I kept track of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th prizes won here in Texas for a few months, and it averaged out to only about 25% playing the multiplier.  Just a few weeks back, someone here in Texas won a million dollars on one of the national lotteries, but left four million on the table because they didn't spend the extra buck.

                    Cost effective?  I dunno, haven't kept records, but I'd estimate I've come close to breaking even overall, considering if I hadn't played the multiplier.  I would be thrilled to win a million dollars, but also sick to my stomach knowing if I had only shelled out the extra dollar....

                    Exactly... Imagine hitting 2nd prize for a million bucks, and then realizing you could have had 5 million bucks for another dollar more.

                    DUH!!!  It's a NO Brainer!!!

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                    The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

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                      Posted: July 18, 2016, 7:11 pm - IP Logged

                      Powerplay, no.

                      Megaplier on MM yes.

                      Om PB the Powerplay for 5 + 0 levels at $2m regardless of the Powerplay number. 

                      Something not quite right about that.

                      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

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                      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: July 18, 2016, 7:35 pm - IP Logged

                        Exactly... Imagine hitting 2nd prize for a million bucks, and then realizing you could have had 5 million bucks for another dollar more.

                        DUH!!!  It's a NO Brainer!!!

                        It depends on a player's mindset because those who play for only the jackpot, ever extra $2 spent on PowerPlay goes for more tickets. For the players that play for a more realistic smaller prize wins, the prizes are at least doubled by spending 50% more.

                        That being said, I Agree!

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                          Posted: July 18, 2016, 7:55 pm - IP Logged

                          Powerplay, no.

                          Megaplier on MM yes.

                          Om PB the Powerplay for 5 + 0 levels at $2m regardless of the Powerplay number. 

                          Something not quite right about that.

                          MM megaplier - yes

                          PB powerplay - sometimes, usually not. But I don't play PB at all very often.

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                            Posted: July 18, 2016, 8:00 pm - IP Logged

                            Powerplay, no.

                            Megaplier on MM yes.

                            Om PB the Powerplay for 5 + 0 levels at $2m regardless of the Powerplay number. 

                            Something not quite right about that.

                            You are far more likely to win 4+1 than 5+0 and power play gets you as much as $250,000 while megapiler would only go up to $25,000. If I had any care for the medium prizes, I would buy more power play than megapiler but I don't care so I don't do either. 


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                              Posted: July 18, 2016, 8:58 pm - IP Logged

                              No because I see that as assuming you are going to win lol.