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Ohio Lottery planning end for Super Lotto game

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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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Posted: August 19, 2005, 9:04 am - IP Logged

Minnesota Lottery has a bingo style lottery game with a 5x5 card.  To win the top prize the call numbers has to cover all 25 numbers on your card. For lower prizes, the call numbers have to cover certain patterns on your card.  I assume the 25 call numbers are picked from a larger group of numbers.  There is no strategy, you just buy a bunch of cards and hope for the best.  If Ohio's new game is a similar game, players who like to play family birthdays, wheel their numbers, play hot and overdue numbers or their hunches will not like this game.  The odds of winning the lowest prize by covering 5 numbers in a row in any direction is 1:7 but it list the overall odds of winning a prize as 1:4.78 which is confusing.  I'll be surprised if this games does better than the SuperLotto game it's replacing.

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    Minnesota Lottery has a bingo style lottery game with a 5x5 card.  To win the top prize the call numbers has to cover all 25 numbers on your card. For lower prizes, the call numbers have to cover certain patterns on your card.  I assume the 25 call numbers are picked from a larger group of numbers.  There is no strategy, you just buy a bunch of cards and hope for the best.  If Ohio's new game is a similar game, players who like to play family birthdays, wheel their numbers, play hot and overdue numbers or their hunches will not like this game.  The odds of winning the lowest prize by covering 5 numbers in a row in any direction is 1:7 but it list the overall odds of winning a prize as 1:4.78 which is confusing.  I'll be surprised if this games does better than the SuperLotto game it's replacing.

    RJOh

    I'm assuming you're talking about the G3 bingo. That's like an instant game that's printed out of the terminal. I wish more states would do that. The only ones who have them now are Montana and Minnesota.

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      Posted: August 20, 2005, 2:41 am - IP Logged

      I hope this bingo game called Lot 'O Play in Ohio helps their sales make up for the lack of sales produced in Ohio Lottery. Why is this bingo card going to be important for Ohio? Is this going to be ball machine or computerized?

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        I hope this bingo game called Lot 'O Play in Ohio helps their sales make up for the lack of sales produced in Ohio Lottery. Why is this bingo card going to be important for Ohio? Is this going to be ball machine or computerized?

        It's important because it will become Ohio's flagship game. And I would imagine that it will be drawn with balls because the rest of the games are. They'll only draw 5 numbers.

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          Posted: August 20, 2005, 1:57 pm - IP Logged

          I usually only play MegaMillions in Ohio

           

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            I usually only play MegaMillions in Ohio

             

            Well now you have another game you can play with it in the Kicker. I wouldn't have bought MM in Ohio before, but now I might do that so I can 'kick' it.

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              Posted: August 22, 2005, 9:35 am - IP Logged

              jimmy:

              Lot O' Play won't have the Kicker. Only MM.

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                jimmy:

                Lot O' Play won't have the Kicker. Only MM.

                I know. I said I wouldn't have bought Mega if it didn't have Kicker, but now that it does I will. You actually need to read the post before you respond.

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                  Here's an example of a Lot O' Play ticket (and I'm pretty sure about this):

                   

                  03
                         
                  07
                         
                  21
                         
                  49
                         
                  99
                         
                  20
                  78
                  89
                  32
                  68
                  58
                  22
                  95
                  50
                  51
                  05
                  41
                  11
                  53
                  07
                  96
                  13
                  00
                  08
                  60

                  The object is to get some certain amount of numbers in a row (I guess).

                  But just for your perusal , here's what those numbers would look like if it was a standard lotto game (color coded to dicern one line from the next):

                   

                  03
                         
                  07
                         
                  21
                         
                  49
                         
                  99
                         
                  20
                         
                  32
                         
                  68
                         
                  78
                         
                  89
                         
                  22
                         
                  50
                         
                  51
                         
                  58
                         
                  95
                         
                  05
                  07
                  11
                  41
                  53
                  00
                  08
                  13
                  60
                  96
                  03
                         
                  05
                         
                  20
                         
                  58
                         
                  96
                         
                  07
                  13
                  22
                  41
                  78
                  00
                  11
                  21
                  89
                  95
                  08
                  32
                  49
                  50
                  53
                  07
                  51
                  60
                  68
                  99
                  03
                         
                  53
                         
                  60
                         
                  78
                         
                  95
                         
                  32
                  41
                  95
                  96
                  99

                  Bold numbers indicate numbers I had chosen.

                  Hope that clears up some confusion. 

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                    js:

                    NY is a GTech state-I guess that means we won't get a Match-6 style game.

                    I guess not. But you might get some niche game someday. But don't expect it to replace Lotto. As much as you hate it for it's payout, others love it, as the rollovers are still about $2 mil at a time. Most MM states are lucky to get a quarter of that in their in-state games.

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                      js:

                      Yeah, we might get our own Unlucky for Life online game, or something else with a 40% payback. NY lottery players are rather stupid.

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                        Posted: August 26, 2005, 11:11 pm - IP Logged

                        Ohio has put a description of their new game Lot'O Play on it website.  It's basically a bingo style game played on a 5x5 grid.  The player can pick 5 numbers from 00-99 and the computer will pick 20 more or the computer will QP all 25 numbers.  Since you can win straight down,across or diagonally you get 12 chances to match 2-5 for a win.  This makes it a 5/100 game with 12 plays per $2 ticket.  I think it would be a more interesting game if the players could chose all 25 numbers, but it might be too easy to win that way.

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                          Ohio has put a description of their new game Lot'O Play on it website.  It's basically a bingo style game played on a 5x5 grid.  The player can pick 5 numbers from 00-99 and the computer will pick 20 more or the computer will QP all 25 numbers.  Since you can win straight down,across or diagonally you get 12 chances to match 2-5 for a win.  This makes it a 5/100 game with 12 plays per $2 ticket.  I think it would be a more interesting game if the players could chose all 25 numbers, but it might be too easy to win that way.

                          RJOh 

                          I saw that. I was almost right with my speculation. I am a little upset that you can't win multiple times on a ticket though.

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                            Posted: August 29, 2005, 9:34 am - IP Logged

                            I like the idea of a bingo-style game. It probably will be too much of a niche game however.