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Illinois Lotto Extra Shot Payouts

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Zeta Reticuli Star System
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Posted: January 6, 2013, 12:24 am - IP Logged

Illinois lotto now has an added $1 option, Extra Shot.

A seventh ball is drawn and if you have the right number (it's always a QP) it adds to the prizes.

This is what is a little odd, with the Extra Shot 1 number + the Extra Shot pays $2 but no numbers and the Extra Shot pays $5.

The odds of getting 1 + the Extra Shot are 1:62, pays $2

The odds of getting 0 + the Extra Shot are 1:54, pays $5

Purely a gimmick?

What?

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

Lep

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: January 8, 2013, 11:05 am - IP Logged

    Anybody?

    Todd? Maybe you could use you connections and solve this one.

    I called the Illinois lottery and all I gopt was "Extra Shot is a way for players to win more money."

    They didn't even touch this, although I asked three times:

    The odds of getting 1 + the Extra Shot are 1:62, pays $2

    The odds of getting 0 + the Extra Shot are 1:54, pays $5

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

    Lep

    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: January 8, 2013, 11:31 am - IP Logged

      To me, it falls under the same category as Powerball's lowest-tier prizes:  matching just the Powerball gets you $4, and matching the Powerball plus one number gets you ... $4.  Even though it is twice as hard to do the latter (1 in 55.41 for just the Powerball vs. 1 in 110.81 for the Powerball plus one number).

       

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        Posted: January 8, 2013, 7:11 pm - IP Logged

        Thanks for the reply, Todd.

        Like I said , couldn't get anything specific from Northstar.

        I also asked how many EZ Match Shot balls there were for Lucky Day Lotto and they paased the phone around until someone said, "25".

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

        Lep

        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: January 8, 2013, 8:55 pm - IP Logged

          Who knows, maybe the mathematician was drinking that day.

           

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            Posted: January 8, 2013, 9:00 pm - IP Logged

            Who knows, maybe the mathematician was drinking that day.

                   LOL

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              Posted: January 9, 2013, 11:27 am - IP Logged

              Ooops, I have to fix this before someone from Northstar reads it.

              When I called and asked how many balls in the boel it was for Extra Shot in the lotto game, not EZMatch in Lucky Day Lotto.

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

              Lep

              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.