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Do you spend the extra $1.00 for the powerplay?

Topic closed. 24 replies. Last post 9 months ago by Murgatroyd.

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Posted: July 18, 2016, 10:25 pm - IP Logged

I did not do it tonight because the clerk printed the ticket without powerplay and I bought it.-weshar75

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    maxodds's avatar - max
    Jupiter, FL
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    Posted: July 18, 2016, 11:32 pm - IP Logged

    I wouldn't pay the extra for powerplay, I wold use it to help by an extra ticket or buy a fantasy 5 ticket.

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      Posted: July 19, 2016, 12:06 am - IP Logged

      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. 


      That's true but if I'm going for $250,000 I'll just wait for Lucky Day Lotto (Illinois 5/45) to get there - only takes 3 rollovers and it's a daily game. 


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


      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 20, 2016, 10:16 am - IP Logged


          sully16's avatar - sharan
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          Posted: July 20, 2016, 10:26 am - IP Logged

          Once in awhile.

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            Posted: July 20, 2016, 4:47 pm - IP Logged

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

            I don't usually get my ticket(s) with the Powerplay or Megaplier .

            However, one lucky Texan did  get it on their ticket that matched 5 of 5 Tuesday and will get a cool $5 mil in cash....less taxes of course!

            The Meatman

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              Posted: July 20, 2016, 8:30 pm - IP Logged

              no. I feel that powerplay is a ripoff...

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                Posted: July 20, 2016, 9:29 pm - IP Logged

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

                No. I'll use that extra dollar for a Pick 3 Quick Pick.

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                On a tumble of the dice - (Rush - The Big Money from Power Windows)

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                  Posted: July 20, 2016, 9:39 pm - IP Logged

                  I do sometimes, but they have that restriction on the what is available and for 5 number wins.

                  "Each ticket may also have a Power Play® option which allows the player to add a $1.00 option to multiply (two, three, four, five, or ten times). The 10X Power Play multiplier is available on all advertised jackpots of $150 million and below."

                  I do not believe I have ever seen a 10X PP anyways.

                  If you hit 5 numbers. It is only 2X only unlike Megaplier.

                  Megaplier seems to have more larger X's than PP too.

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                    Posted: July 21, 2016, 2:59 pm - IP Logged

                    Depends on the size of the jackpot. When it's small, I get the powerplay. When it's large, I put the money toward an extra ticket instead.