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D.C. Lottery to change lottery lineup

Washington, D.C. LotteryWashington, D.C. Lottery: D.C. Lottery to change lottery lineup

According to the D.C. Lottery Board, changes are coming to two of its games, in addition to the August Powerball changes.

The quick cash game that pays a $250,000 top prize will be eliminated and replaced by a new D.C. Daily Six that will have similar prizes and have two plays for $1.

Lottery board Executive Director Jeanette Michael said, "After 15 years of a game, its time to introduce something new."

Also, the city's Hot Five game with $25,000 payouts will be replaced in November with a similar game called "Rolling Cash."

In addition to the new D.C. lottery games, the multi-state Powerball game will change substantially at the end of August.

"Powerball is one of those games that's driven by the jackpot, and if we don't get large jackpots people don't necessarily want to play," said Michael. "I just find only in America is $10 million not enough money to take a chance."

So, starting Aug. 28, the Powerball prizes are getting pumped up to pay out bigger minimum prizes.

"We're going to start at $15 million. We used to start at $10 million. And the jackpot will increase at least $5 million after each draw. Also the second tier prize, which used to be $100,000 will now be $200,000."

All Powerball game information, past results, and statistics can be found at www.usamega.com.

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Posted: August 13, 2005, 11:06 am - IP Logged

The change in name of Hot Five makes sense since DC also has Hot Lotto. Idaho probably doesn't have Hot Lotto because that was the name of their former pick-5.

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    beltsville, md
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    Posted: August 13, 2005, 9:06 pm - IP Logged


    i play the dc games, hot lotto, hot five, quick cash and powerball.
    but i haven't won anything yet. i do th same in maryland, bonus match 5,
    classic lotto, mega millions and haven't won anything yet. i also do
    virginia, cash five, lotto south and mega millions to no avail. i even have
    some powerball tickets for pa. i just wonder how many more states
    or how much longer do i have to play before i call tell my boss to take
    this job and .....

    cheers,


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      Posted: August 15, 2005, 9:37 am - IP Logged

      chaser:

      Why do you play Powerball in PA when you're so close to DC?

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        beltsville, md
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        Posted: August 15, 2005, 5:16 pm - IP Logged


        cash only:

        willie sutten, the great bank robber, was once asked why was it that
        he managed to rob only banks and no other establishments. he replied,
        that is where the money is. i, too, play the powerball in pa. because
        there are more winning jackpot tickets sold in pa. than in d.c.
        it might have to do with population size, number of players, etc.
        don't take my word for it, it is all true, check it out yourself.

        cheers,

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          Posted: August 15, 2005, 5:45 pm - IP Logged

          I can tell that the new Rolling Cash game will:

          1. Have more than 33 numbers.

          2. Will be rolling jackpot game (hence the name).

             
               But my question why DC would do an in-city rolling jackpot game? It'll probably only grow $500 at a time. Make you go Roll Eyes. If you ask me they should've worked with MUSL to break the region barrier and join Wild Card. Either that or just change Hot Five's name to, like, Lotto 5 maybe? Like Tennessee's name.

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            Posted: August 25, 2005, 7:52 pm - IP Logged

            DC has a pretty big population.  I think it would roll by more than that, and DC likes having big winners.

            I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.


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              Posted: September 8, 2005, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

              I like the trend of changing pick-5s to jackpot games. I wish NY would do the same with Take Five.