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Ohio Classic Lotto goes more than 2 years without winner

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Jackpot now a record $66.2 million

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Classic Lotto jackpot currently stands at $66.2 million after no ticket was sold for Monday's draw with the numbers of 27, 32, 36, 38, 40, and 44.

Of course, that means no winning ticket was sold last week. Or the week before that. Or the month before that. Or the year before that.

In fact, it's the largest jackpot recorded for the game.  Every drawing that produces no jackpot winner it breaks another record, increasing by another $100,000 to $300,000.

The most recent winning ticket for the Classic Lotto was for the drawing on Dec. 7, 2011, worth $2.7 million, according to an Ohio Lottery spokeswoman. A $50.4 million prize was won on Oct. 24, 2011.

It's a been a long, slow climb to $66.2 million. Lottery officials don't have an explanation for the long dry spell for an overall winner, but they said the Lottery has paid out $5.5 million in non-jackpot winnings since July 1, 2013.

The next drawing for the Classic Lotto is at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday. The odds of winning the jackpot with a $1 ticket are 1-in-13,983,816.

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Posted: April 9, 2014, 7:54 am - IP Logged

What's up with this game in Ohio? Classic Lotto is due for a hit in 2014.Coffee

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    Posted: April 9, 2014, 8:20 am - IP Logged

    Time to go to Ohio, Dance

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      Posted: April 9, 2014, 8:26 am - IP Logged

      Chasing lottery rollovers is really stupid. I would feel dumb to keep playing a lottery game that has been rolling for more than 2 years.

      The lottery decides when a lottery jackpot is going to be won.

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        Do they use balls or the dreaded computer programs for the Ohio Classic Lotto?.

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          Chasing lottery rollovers is really stupid. I would feel dumb to keep playing a lottery game that has been rolling for more than 2 years.

          The lottery decides when a lottery jackpot is going to be won.

          ...says the person who hasn't won yet.  Something tells me you would suddenly change your tune if your numbers hit after playing them for two years.

           

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            Posted: April 9, 2014, 8:48 am - IP Logged

            Do they use balls or the dreaded computer programs for the Ohio Classic Lotto?.

            I was wondering the exact same thing.  With those low odds compared to other lotteries, u would figure it would have hit sometime after it passed $30 million with the help of people from neighboring states crossing over for a chance at that jackpot.

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              ...says the person who hasn't won yet.  Something tells me you would suddenly change your tune if your numbers hit after playing them for two years.

              Why I play lottery quick picks instead of self picks.

              "There is only one practical reason I can give you to play a "quick pick" over picking your own numbers.  If you get your own numbers, they become just that - your OWN.  You will feel more compelled to play "your" numbers more often.  You'll think, "What if I don't play MY numbers tonight and they actually come in?!?"

              If you only do quick picks, you'll play less often.  Play less often is the BEST strategy for playing the lottery!  That includes playing so "less often" that you never play!  THAT is the very best strategy.

              Look, the lottery company operates on a 50% payback rate.  In other words, for every $100,000 they collect from ticket sales, they only pay out about $50,000 to winning tickets.  At a 50% payback rate, no other standard bet on the planet comes even close to being as bad as buying lottery tickets.  The lottery is a TAX on the poor and on the ignorant.

              You asked what's the most I've won.  Why?  What would that tell you?  I hit $2,500 from the Pick 3 lottery once.  So what???  Seriously - knowing I won that means nothing without knowing about the THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS I poured down the drain chasing that win.

              You are interested in the wrong thing.  Do a little research into the probability and payout tables for your own lottery.  If you look carefully, you will see for yourself that I am right about that 50% payback rate.  You might as well light a match to half your money." By PDQ

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                Posted: April 9, 2014, 8:52 am - IP Logged

                Megamillions is 20 times harder to hit, powerball 13x harder. If I lived in ohio I wouldnt play those two lotteries til it goes way past the amount the Ohio classic is offering.

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                  Posted: April 9, 2014, 8:59 am - IP Logged

                  ...says the person who hasn't won yet.  Something tells me you would suddenly change your tune if your numbers hit after playing them for two years.

                  " Playing less often is the BEST strategy for playing the lottery!  That includes playing so "less often" that you never play!  THAT is the very best strategy." By PDQ

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                    Posted: April 9, 2014, 9:26 am - IP Logged

                            RJOH TIME TO TWEAK THE OLE SYSTEM !

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                      Posted: April 9, 2014, 9:37 am - IP Logged

                      ...says the person who hasn't won yet.  Something tells me you would suddenly change your tune if your numbers hit after playing them for two years.

                      ...I bet he'd be singing allelujah song...lol

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                        Posted: April 9, 2014, 9:41 am - IP Logged

                        13.9 million for odds! That is the problem right there, the odds are too high,  it's  worse then wisconsins megabucks which the odds are about 6.9 million.

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                          Megamillions is 20 times harder to hit, powerball 13x harder. If I lived in ohio I wouldnt play those two lotteries til it goes way past the amount the Ohio classic is offering.

                          Yeah, I don't get it. What's up Ohioans?

                          They do about $42M in sales per year for Ohio Classic Lotto, that's around $200-300k per draw. And that's HALF of what the base sales are for MM and PB starting JP in Ohio, when the OCL JP is higher and odds are better!?

                          So Ohioans have spent more than $84M in total accumulated sales for this run, on a game with odds of 14M, and still no winner. That's insane, spending 6 times over the odds of the game and still no winner.

                          That's like if you spent $6000 on pick3 str over the years without a single win! Thud

                          This game is the poster child for how NOT to run a state lotto, with sales languishing in mediocrity year after year. Straight linear sales increases. The game matrix is not sized properly for the playing population, and/or they need to adjust the game marketing or promos to increase interest.

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                            13.9 million for odds! That is the problem right there, the odds are too high,  it's  worse then wisconsins megabucks which the odds are about 6.9 million.

                            That does'nt seem too bad since some players may buy a few tickets. Now the 1 in 75 million odds for getting a extra pickle on your Mcdonalds cheeseburger are insane.