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Tino

In Canada, Lotto 6/49 went from $1 to $2, probably about ten years ago. People went nuts over the price increase, but eventually things settled down. Now, people don't even remember that it used to cost just a dollar for a ticket.

I suspect the same will happen with the Powerball ticket increase.

Lloyd Revalee

The price increase shouldn't cause any problems, with the benefits supposedly being greater.

I have always questioned the lottery, for to me it isn't a true lottery. We see no drawing of numbers, so we know of any way to tell in the lottery is truly honest, or biased in favor of certain locations or people.

The scratch off tickets depend only on whether the preparers make it a winner or not. They can arrange the numbers to suit the lottery, not basing them on some drawing that can be seen by participnts.

Sarah

I have been playing the same 5 sets of p.b. #'s for 8+ years. So now I have to spend $20 a week instead of $10? AND some of my #'s may be taken away? Not sure I like this...BTW when is the next blog contest!!?!?

Captain Lotto

I sympathize. Price increases are tough to swallow. There are some benefits to the change. We have about 24 second-level winners in Missouri each year. If you are one of those, you'll win $1 million.
The next big contest will be late October. Be thinking about your Halloween costume!

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