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New Mexico Lottery adds midday Pick 3 drawing

New Mexico LotteryNew Mexico Lottery: New Mexico Lottery adds midday Pick 3 drawing

By Todd Northrop

Starting Monday, New Mexico's Pick 3 lottery game will offer a 1 pm midday drawing in addition to the 9:30 pm evening drawing.

Players can choose the midday drawing, the evening drawing, or both.

In Pick 3, players win by matching three numbers from zero to nine in one of three play styles selected when the ticket is purchased.

Tickets cost $1 per play per drawing.  Drawings are Monday through Saturday.  Prizes range between $5 and $500.

"Our goal is keep lottery games fresh and exciting because it's important to players and it's important to Legislative Lottery Scholarships," said David Barden, New Mexico Lottery CEO.

Also, a new 'Quickster' game

On Sunday, the New Mexico Lottery will add a Quickster game called "Red Hot Jackpot Bingo". The $5 game offers a starting jackpot of $1,000 that will grow larger until hit.

The game includes more than 75,000 non-jackpot prizes ranging between $5 and $100.

Quicksters are the lottery games that print from the same lottery terminals that print tickets for games like Mega Millions and Powerball, but like a scratch game the player knows instantly if they've won a prize.

The Quickster line launched in 2012 with top prizes of $200.  Red Hot Jackpot Bingo will be the first such game to include a rolling jackpot.

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Posted: June 6, 2014, 8:29 am - IP Logged

"Red Hot Jackpot Bingo". The $5 game offers a starting jackpot of $1,000 that will grow larger until hit. You got to be kidding!!!.

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    Posted: June 6, 2014, 9:01 am - IP Logged

    "Red Hot Jackpot Bingo". The $5 game offers a starting jackpot of $1,000 that will grow larger until hit. You got to be kidding!!!.

    I guess it depends what the odds of winning are.

     

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      Posted: June 6, 2014, 9:30 am - IP Logged

      6/6/14 

      New Mexico is the land of enchantment so why not a Midday Pick 3 game.

      The Quickster game sounds a little hokey, a $5.00 wager for a $1K jackpot. Guess  the smart players of this new game will wait for the jackpot to grow to a bigger Jackpot before spending five dollars.

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        6/6/14 

        New Mexico is the land of enchantment so why not a Midday Pick 3 game.

        The Quickster game sounds a little hokey, a $5.00 wager for a $1K jackpot. Guess  the smart players of this new game will wait for the jackpot to grow to a bigger Jackpot before spending five dollars.

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          Posted: June 6, 2014, 1:37 pm - IP Logged

          Its time for a pick 4 in New Mexico.

          No bs, just numbers.

           

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            Posted: June 6, 2014, 3:32 pm - IP Logged

            "Red Hot Jackpot Bingo". The $5 game offers a starting jackpot of $1,000 that will grow larger until hit. You got to be kidding!!!.

            NM's Quicksters are kinda like scratch-offs minus the scratching. The overall odds on this game are 1 in 3.06, which is better than any draw game. Plus a rolling jackpot, which isn't available with most scratch-offs. Depending on the top prize odds and how far the JP can roll this could be a nice game.

            If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the payoff does.

            If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

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              I don't know about Quicksters and all these instant add-ons that are added to other draw games. 

              With draw games I either pick my own numbers or play QP's but draws are held afterwards.  With scratch tickets they're all pre-printed. 

              Sure, there can be issues with the draws or printed tickets, but I feel less comfortable playing these instant draw games that are all controlled programmatically.  I see more room for error, and because these errors should they exist will be largely invisible to us, unlike previous issues with Arizona and Tennessee's RNG algorithms where players were able to spot abnormalities and complain.  How are we to know prizes are awarded according to their odds sheet?

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                Posted: June 6, 2014, 4:00 pm - IP Logged

                Its time for a pick 4 in New Mexico.

                Agreed.  NM used to have a Pick 4 game called "4 This Way" that ran for 3 years, from Sep 27, 2004 to Oct 27, 2007.  The problem was that it wasn't played like regular Pick 4 games.  It awarded 4 prize levels for matching all the digits straight, or for matching the last 3, 2, or 1 digit straight.  No box plays or pairs.  I think the game's popularity suffered as a result.

                Hopefully that experience has not permanently put off the New Mexico Lottery from adding a real Pick 4 game.

                 

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                  Posted: June 7, 2014, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

                  Agreed.  NM used to have a Pick 4 game called "4 This Way" that ran for 3 years, from Sep 27, 2004 to Oct 27, 2007.  The problem was that it wasn't played like regular Pick 4 games.  It awarded 4 prize levels for matching all the digits straight, or for matching the last 3, 2, or 1 digit straight.  No box plays or pairs.  I think the game's popularity suffered as a result.

                  Hopefully that experience has not permanently put off the New Mexico Lottery from adding a real Pick 4 game.

                  I asked and they gave no promises.

                  No bs, just numbers.

                   

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                    Posted: June 16, 2014, 10:08 pm - IP Logged

                    IMO took way too long.

                    most states already have encompassed such mid-day.

                    or always had it...

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