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Maryland Lottery to replace classic Lotto game

Topic closed. 44 replies. Last post 11 years ago by CASH Only.

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Posted: August 5, 2005, 9:24 am - IP Logged

Cash that's not going to happen the win for lifes are a scratch game designed to pay out on a month to month or year to year basis. There are a couple hundred cash option scratchers. Why do you have a problem with a game that structured they way it was designed to pay off. If it was a cash option game then the terms win a thousand a week for life wouldn't apply.

It's not win a million right now. Although i could go for a scratcher like that.

Exactly correct-o-mundo!

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Win for life games are structured for people who WANT to get an annuity, so I have absolutely no problem with the fact that there is no cash option for those games.

Players who want a cash option should avoid games that are specifically structured for annuities.  It's not like there aren't any games out there that offer cash options, so people have choice, which is what makes a good state lottery.

People should avoid making blanket statements about things like cash options, because there are always situations where the blanket statement does not hold up.

As Obi-Wan Kenobi said, "Only the Sith deals in absolutes."

 

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    Posted: August 5, 2005, 9:37 am - IP Logged

    NY has several "million dollar" scratches at any given time, but they're ALL annuity-only. Plus there are three versions of Lose for Life.

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      Posted: August 5, 2005, 9:45 am - IP Logged

      thanks for the info cash only,how often do you play those scratchers?


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        Posted: August 5, 2005, 9:48 am - IP Logged

        NEVER!!

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          Posted: August 5, 2005, 9:57 am - IP Logged

          you sure you might not have "accidentally" bought one in the past??LOL


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            Posted: August 5, 2005, 10:02 am - IP Logged

            mike:

            I _ALWAYS_ read the fine print.

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              Posted: August 5, 2005, 10:28 am - IP Logged

              In some ways I will be sad to see MD Classic lotto go - it was the first lottery I ever played - and I have a subscription so I play every draw.  But the reality is that with Mega Millions larger jackpots available, it just isn't going to get enough interest to keep it going.

              As for a "Win-for-life" type game (or as CO puts it "Lose for Life"), I might plunk down a dollar or two per drawing, but that's my choice - and if I want to play a "life" or annuity game - I will.

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                Posted: August 5, 2005, 10:50 am - IP Logged

                I've played the same numbers on one of my tickets for 25 yrs and they hardly won any money. Perfictally good numbers spread out over the range of numbers 3 even 2 odd numbers on one ticket and 3 odd 2 even on another ticket. Every draw i hoped to at least see 3 of 6 once or twice a year. Prayed for all 6 countless times. Never had  5 of 6 come out right. And of cource never won the game with all 6 numbers. Well there's still some time left maybe it might happen before they scrap it out.


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                  Posted: August 5, 2005, 1:34 pm - IP Logged

                  four4:

                  I hope you hit it. You should try asking MD to join Lotto South.


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                    Posted: August 5, 2005, 2:38 pm - IP Logged

                    They should have the cash option available but increase the amount per play to $1.

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                      Posted: August 6, 2005, 4:39 am - IP Logged
                      Quote: From Maryland lottery story

                      To win the Lotto jackpot, players must match all six numbers drawn from 1 to 49, with jackpots rolling over from one drawing to the next. In its 22 years, Lotto has had 359 jackpot winners; the largest was $24 million in March 2001. Matching fewer numbers on the tickets — $1 buys two chances — wins smaller prizes ranging from $2 to $1,500.


                      In illinois in about the same time frame they had 1000 millionairs compaired to Marylands 359. Just might be another reason why it lost it's popularity. People spent a lot of money trying to win the Maryland lotto game and there wern't that many winners.  

                      Illinois lottery 02/19/83 Lotto begins and by 01/25/02 1000th Millionaire was announced (Lotto 12/12/01-$9mil.)

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                        Posted: August 6, 2005, 10:37 pm - IP Logged

                        For Suzanne Feltz, 38, of Essex, her day is not complete without stopping at the Liquor Lady in Perry Hall.

                        Whew!  Been there done that.  Nothing like stopping in for a quick one after work and closing the place down several hours later.

                        Some parts of life are good to have left behind.  Old Suzanne would probably find her day wasn't complete without something of that sort even if she won a jackpot.

                        Jack

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                          Posted: August 6, 2005, 11:22 pm - IP Logged

                          For Suzanne Feltz, 38, of Essex, her day is not complete without stopping at the Liquor Lady in Perry Hall.

                          Whew!  Been there done that.  Nothing like stopping in for a quick one after work and closing the place down several hours later.

                          Some parts of life are good to have left behind.  Old Suzanne would probably find her day wasn't complete without something of that sort even if she won a jackpot.

                          Jack

                          Yea that's the truth. However if she's going there she's getting it to go unless she's hanging out back sharing a corner of the bottle with the riff raff. LOL but i know what you mean.


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                            Posted: August 8, 2005, 5:43 pm - IP Logged

                            What's so special about Ms Feltz, other than that she plays the lottery?

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                              Posted: August 8, 2005, 6:04 pm - IP Logged

                              What's so special about Ms Feltz, other than that she plays the lottery?

                              Cash who knows read the story again aparently she's just a customer whom was interview along with many others after the place sold a winning lotto ticket. The news people and the lottery personel usually visit the places that sell large winning jackpots or scratch tickets. To drum up stories like this one etc. etc.