In the last few years, several states have introduced a multi-tiered lottery game as their flagship game. Amongst those are MD, PA, DE and the Tri-State Lottery (ME, NH, VT). Anyone who is familiar with my website knows I break lottery games down, analyze them, list the various formulas and report game payout percentages. I'm here to tell you today, these games are an absolute monster to break down. Current worst case example is PA's Match 6, a game using a 6/49 matrix with 3 lines per ticket. There are 2,734,494,804,479,008,682,496 possible tickets. With numbers that large and spreadsheets peaking out at 15 characters max per number, there's a lot of pen-and-paperwork involved in doing the type of analysis I want to do and others have come to expect. The last two days alone have had nothing else completed save the Tri-State and MD games. If there's any good news to come out of this, the lottery pages on my site are being updated - finally.
Multi-Tiered Lottery Games
Published: November 29, 2006, 1:00 am
Last Edited: November 29, 2006, 1:01 am