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Maryland Lottery to replace classic Lotto game

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Posted: August 8, 2005, 6:05 pm - IP Logged

four4:

Do you see that MD is retiring Classic Lotto on the heels of DC ending Quick Cash?

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    I got an e-mail from the MD Lottery saying they're just revamping the game. I hope that's the case. They also acknowledged my suggestion. Hey, they might just use it.

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      jimmy:

      What was your suggestion?

      I still think MD should join Lotto South, like neighboring VA.

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        Cash did you read the story or not they are retiring the game because it basically su-ks the payout and the rollovers su-k. The tax burden if you win cuts the part you might get to a third of the money. not many people are playing it anymore. megamillions is the hot ticket for a buck. MD cant compete with megamill. We don't have enought people for a jackpot game with huge rollovers like LIL lotto. All the Maryland lottery wants to do is suck the lifeblood out of the people with the rediculious scratch games they have. Check out out their website and see for yourself the number of winners and who is winning what. The Maryland lottery could use a complete overhaul if you ask me. Just wait till they have another conference when the public can attend. I will ask the good questions. Not the ones like the baltimorons ask. most of them ask Buddy why their number didn't come out. He loves that kind of stuff. But when faced with tough questions side tracks the subject. I woln't be so easy one him if i get the chance.  


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          four4:

          Well MD could keep Classic Lotto and retire a few numbers if they don't want months of rollovers.

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            jimmy:

            What was your suggestion?

            I still think MD should join Lotto South, like neighboring VA.

            It's a 50/50 shot at wether the brass in VA will consider Maryland a southern state. So don't get your hopes up.

            My suggestion was 2 simple changes:

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            • Drop 5 of the 49 numbers to make a 6/44.
                 
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            • New minimum jackpot of $250,000 cash.
            That was it. The lower payouts stay the same. Price stays the same. Draw nights stay the same. But will the experience be the same. Heck no. It will be better.

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              Posted: August 8, 2005, 6:42 pm - IP Logged

              The only game besides mega that is good not great is Bonus Match 5 with it's cash option and no taxes. However i think that's a ruse because your still going to have to pay taxes on the income you have to report at the end of they year. They just woln't get it from you twice.

              I don't care what lottery it is there shouldn't be taxes taken out. Are they paying taxes on the money they take in. NO. Then why should we pay taxes on the money that was contributed by the players. the lotterys make money with the money we contribute to them they buy bonds and securities with the money the people give them. And if you win they want to sock it to you some more and take the fun out of having won. By going in you pocket and taking more dough out. People need to wake up about these things. It's just another form of robery with goverment sanction.

               

              Big John says. You don't hit the number. The number hits you!!!!

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                Posted: August 8, 2005, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

                jimmy:

                What was your suggestion?

                I still think MD should join Lotto South, like neighboring VA.

                It's a 50/50 shot at wether the brass in VA will consider Maryland a southern state. So don't get your hopes up.

                My suggestion was 2 simple changes:

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                • Drop 5 of the 49 numbers to make a 6/44.
                     
                •    
                • New minimum jackpot of $250,000 cash.
                That was it. The lower payouts stay the same. Price stays the same. Draw nights stay the same. But will the experience be the same. Heck no. It will be better.

                Maryland is on the Mason Dixon line.

                Big John says. You don't hit the number. The number hits you!!!!

                               I'm not Big John, I'm Four4me, Big John's a friend.

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                  Posted: August 8, 2005, 6:45 pm - IP Logged

                  four4:

                  The last time I looked at a road atlas, MD was south of the line. So is Delaware. Even the southern part of New Jersey is below it.

                   

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                    Posted: August 8, 2005, 9:59 pm - IP Logged

                    Cash i was born and raised here i think i know about my states history. Now today at this precise time i don't know if the lines were re drawn but i'm pretty sure that it is and will allways be on the Mason dixon line.

                    here are two links the second link shows the line.

                     

                    http://freespace.virgin.net/john.cletheroe/usa_can/usa/mas_dix.htm

                     

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                      The only game besides mega that is good not great is Bonus Match 5 with it's cash option and no taxes. However i think that's a ruse because your still going to have to pay taxes on the income you have to report at the end of they year. They just woln't get it from you twice.

                      I don't care what lottery it is there shouldn't be taxes taken out. Are they paying taxes on the money they take in. NO. Then why should we pay taxes on the money that was contributed by the players. the lotterys make money with the money we contribute to them they buy bonds and securities with the money the people give them. And if you win they want to sock it to you some more and take the fun out of having won. By going in you pocket and taking more dough out. People need to wake up about these things. It's just another form of robery with goverment sanction.

                       

                      Bonus Match 5 is taxes paid too? I heard that somewhere, but I thought it was typo or confusion with another game. I guess it is. And Bonus Match 5 doesn't have a cash "option", it has a cash "mandate".

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                        Posted: August 8, 2005, 10:22 pm - IP Logged

                        Jimmy thank's for pointing that out i was just writing real fast and it was a slip of the tounge / finger was all.

                        I know all about our games. How they are structured and what the payouts are. I live here and have been playing the lottery since it began.

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                          Posted: August 15, 2005, 10:21 pm - IP Logged

                          Well, it will be a Match 6 clone according to director Roogow. I just hope it's still $1.

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                            Posted: August 27, 2005, 7:58 pm - IP Logged

                            The competition from MegaMillions and Powerball is hurting the state lotteries.  Maryland's decision to replace their high-end lotto game is mentioned.

                             

                            http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050827/ap_on_bi_ge/lagging_lotteries

                             

                            With several multi-state lotteries (Powerball, Lotto South, Hot Lotto, etc.) competing head to head on the Wednesday/Saturdays slot, I wonder if there's a coming shakeout where those smaller games will fold.  It'd be a shame to have nothing but games with odds of 1 in 150 million or worse.

                             


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                              ichoro:

                              I don't see a future for Hot Lotto unless Oklahoma (joining Powerball in January 2006) gets it. Lotto South will continue, but ultimately the four-year-old game needs to expand to a fourth state and add to its 6/49 matrix. Both games need to look at Mon-Thu or Tue-Fri draws.