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Topic # 182481 17-Oct-2015 18:56
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... apart from the usual method of swapping money for yellow pieces of paper that hold so much promise but deliver very little.

Since Big Wednesday became just another Saturday, are they running two pools of money or just one big one that can be won on either day of the week?
Do the regular Saturday players now have to buy tickets twice a week to "stay in the game"?




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  Reply # 1408369 17-Oct-2015 20:03
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Looking at this, it looks like one pool for jackpot.

The Powerball and Strike jackpots grow from Wednesday to Saturday to Wednesday, and so on – until they’re won!




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  Reply # 1408370 17-Oct-2015 20:05
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And then there's this:

First Division Lotto is $1 million

In order to be able to make these game changes, the Lotto First Division jackpot will be kept at $1 million for each draw.




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  Reply # 1408403 17-Oct-2015 21:10
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kiwifidget: ...
Do the regular Saturday players now have to buy tickets twice a week to "stay in the game"?


Yep - Regular Saturday night Lotto players are now screwed frown

The introduction of the new Powerball Division 7, now pays out a larger prize amount than Divisions 5 and 6.

Go figure frown

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kiwifidget: ... apart from the usual method of swapping money for yellow pieces of paper that hold so much promise but deliver very little.

Since Big Wednesday became just another Saturday, are they running two pools of money or just one big one that can be won on either day of the week?
Do the regular Saturday players now have to buy tickets twice a week to "stay in the game"?


You buy a ticket, and somebody else wins the prize - seems the same to me. yell

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  Reply # 1409163 19-Oct-2015 12:41
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So if I win Lotto on a Wednesday now, I have to buy my own Aston Martin, speedboat and batch? How inconvenient...

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  Reply # 1409194 19-Oct-2015 13:24
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There is also now no winning wheel. I wonder if these changes are a cost saving thing. The winning wheel was the only reason anyone would bother watching the draw.

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  Reply # 1409201 19-Oct-2015 13:31
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mattwnz: There is also now no winning wheel. I wonder if these changes are a cost saving thing. The winning wheel was the only reason anyone would bother watching the draw.


It's also a handy way to distribute unclaimed money as prizes.



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  Reply # 1409207 19-Oct-2015 13:38
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mattwnz: There is also now no winning wheel. I wonder if these changes are a cost saving thing. The winning wheel was the only reason anyone would bother watching the draw.

Yeah ditch the TV slot and presenter, but keep the pre recorded catalogue of numbers rolling out clips, to play as the computer requires.

Given they know all the numbers picked ahead of the draw, they could easily run the numbers on what each combination would cost in prizes each week.

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