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New York Lottery making some changes

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NY Lottery figures better late than never to catch 'raffle fever' 

It looks like the New York Lottery's new year's resolution is to become more interesting.

To accomplish that they are adding one new game and two changes.

The first is a new "limited" scratchoff game called "Raffle to Riches."

Under this new format the lottery will print only 1.5 million Raffle to Riches tickets. It ends on Feb. 8, or when they're sold out. Out of those 1.5 million $20 tickets, there will be 12 winners worth $1 million each, making the odds of you becoming a millionaire 1 in 125,000.

The special tickets may sell out quickly, so players are advised to play early if the $20 price tag isn't too daunting.

The second change will be an add-on game for the Daily Numbers and Win-4 beginning early next month. For an extra $1 you will be able to bet on the sum of the numbers drawn equaling the sum of the numbers you played.

Here is an example of how that will work: You play 456 boxed or straight and play the sum game. Your sum is 15, which is derived by adding up the three digits (4+5+6=15). The number drawn is 960, so you lose the 456 bet, but the sum of 960 is also 15 (9+6+0=15), so you would win the prize for having the correct sum.

The sum prizes differ greatly: 3-digit from $6.50 to $500 and 4-digit from $7.50 to $5,000. For a sum-15 number (which has many possibilities) you would probably win the $6.50 prize or close to it.

The last change is for Lotto 59. Starting March 1 you will, again for an extra $1, be able to play a second bonus number instead of just one.

By playing the second bonus number game you will be eligible to win one of four new prizes, which all include having the second bonus ball and other winning numbers.

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Posted: January 4, 2007, 7:40 pm - IP Logged

NY Lottery figures better late than never to catch 'raffle fever' 

It looks like the New York Lottery's new year's resolution is to become more interesting.

To accomplish that they are adding one new game and two changes.

The first is a new "limited" scratchoff game called "Raffle to Riches."

Under this new format the lottery will print only 1.5 million Raffle to Riches tickets. It ends on Feb. 8, or when they're sold out. Out of those 1.5 million $20 tickets, there will be 12 winners worth $1 million each, making the odds of you becoming a millionaire 1 in 125,000.

The special tickets may sell out quickly, so players are advised to play early if the $20 price tag isn't too daunting.

The second change will be an add-on game for the Daily Numbers and Win-4 beginning early next month. For an extra $1 you will be able to bet on the sum of the numbers drawn equaling the sum of the numbers you played.

Here is an example of how that will work: You play 456 boxed or straight and play the sum game. Your sum is 15, which is derived by adding up the three digits (4+5+6=15). The number drawn is 960, so you lose the 456 bet, but the sum of 960 is also 15 (9+6+0=15), so you would win the prize for having the correct sum.

The sum prizes differ greatly: 3-digit from $6.50 to $500 and 4-digit from $7.50 to $5,000. For a sum-15 number (which has many possibilities) you would probably win the $6.50 prize or close to it.

The last change is for Lotto 59. Starting March 1 you will, again for an extra $1, be able to play a second bonus number instead of just one.

By playing the second bonus number game you will be eligible to win one of four new prizes, which all include having the second bonus ball and other winning numbers.

I don't think I will bother with either the scratch game (why isn't NY offering the same kind of raffle as other states?) or Lotto Extra (the name of the gimmick.)

The only idea I like is with Win-3/4, although I'm not a numbers player.

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    Posted: January 4, 2007, 8:47 pm - IP Logged

    ok ..its 8:45 p.m. on january 4 2007 and the scratch off game isn't even in the stores yet .well thats my state tax money working for me i guess.

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      Posted: January 4, 2007, 8:48 pm - IP Logged

      and there right ,the tickets would sell out fast ,if they ever get them to the stores

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        Posted: January 4, 2007, 10:42 pm - IP Logged

        I love the NY lottery, the majority of winning jackpot tickets are sold in NYC, Long Island and Ductchess county.

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          Posted: January 5, 2007, 3:51 am - IP Logged

          Are there only 12 winners? Will there be smaller prizes as well? If not, the payout percentage is only 40%, continuing the NY tradition of being the state with the lowest payout percentages on their games.

          Blessed Saint Leibowitz, keep 'em dreamin' down there..... 

          Next week's convention for Psychics and Prognosticators has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

           =^.^=

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            Posted: January 5, 2007, 8:11 pm - IP Logged

            NY Lottery figures better late than never to catch 'raffle fever' 

            It looks like the New York Lottery's new year's resolution is to become more interesting.

            To accomplish that they are adding one new game and two changes.

            The first is a new "limited" scratchoff game called "Raffle to Riches."

            Under this new format the lottery will print only 1.5 million Raffle to Riches tickets. It ends on Feb. 8, or when they're sold out. Out of those 1.5 million $20 tickets, there will be 12 winners worth $1 million each, making the odds of you becoming a millionaire 1 in 125,000.

            The special tickets may sell out quickly, so players are advised to play early if the $20 price tag isn't too daunting.

            The second change will be an add-on game for the Daily Numbers and Win-4 beginning early next month. For an extra $1 you will be able to bet on the sum of the numbers drawn equaling the sum of the numbers you played.

            Here is an example of how that will work: You play 456 boxed or straight and play the sum game. Your sum is 15, which is derived by adding up the three digits (4+5+6=15). The number drawn is 960, so you lose the 456 bet, but the sum of 960 is also 15 (9+6+0=15), so you would win the prize for having the correct sum.

            The sum prizes differ greatly: 3-digit from $6.50 to $500 and 4-digit from $7.50 to $5,000. For a sum-15 number (which has many possibilities) you would probably win the $6.50 prize or close to it.

            The last change is for Lotto 59. Starting March 1 you will, again for an extra $1, be able to play a second bonus number instead of just one.

            By playing the second bonus number game you will be eligible to win one of four new prizes, which all include having the second bonus ball and other winning numbers.

            Someone needs to do some research.......This is an online Raffle like most others, not a scratch off game.  Who wrote this article?????????????


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              Posted: January 6, 2007, 4:33 pm - IP Logged

              Someone needs to do some research.......This is an online Raffle like most others, not a scratch off game.  Who wrote this article?????????????

              The NY Lottery website www.nylottery.org apparently says that the game will be a true raffle, rather than a scratch ticket. The NY Daily News said it would be a scratch ticket.

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                Posted: January 7, 2007, 12:38 am - IP Logged

                The Newspapers are known to confuse Powerball and MegaMillions among other things.. so unless it's a scratch-off that reveals a raffle number, go by what NYLottery says. They didn't specify when the thing starts.. I was up there today and don't remember seeing anything for it. I like the idea of the Numbers 2nd Chance because I see a lot of systems on here that rely on "math". I'm not enthused about the extra bonus ball.. it doesn't sound like worth an extra $1.

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                  Posted: January 7, 2007, 2:09 am - IP Logged

                  The NY Lottery website www.nylottery.org apparently says that the game will be a true raffle, rather than a scratch ticket. The NY Daily News said it would be a scratch ticket.

                  Another regular raffle huh? I guess NY Lotto has been topped as NY's biggest rip-off, for the time being at least.

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                    Posted: January 7, 2007, 1:13 pm - IP Logged

                    The Newspapers are known to confuse Powerball and MegaMillions among other things.. so unless it's a scratch-off that reveals a raffle number, go by what NYLottery says. They didn't specify when the thing starts.. I was up there today and don't remember seeing anything for it. I like the idea of the Numbers 2nd Chance because I see a lot of systems on here that rely on "math". I'm not enthused about the extra bonus ball.. it doesn't sound like worth an extra $1.

                    The NY Lottery can do whatever it wants to NY Lotto. But the only thing that will make it a better game is an increase in the payout percentage. Imaging buying a $2 ticket and on average winning only 80 cents.

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                      Posted: January 31, 2007, 1:03 pm - IP Logged

                      I love the NY lottery, the majority of winning jackpot tickets are sold in NYC, Long Island and Ductchess county.

                      The majority of New Yorkers live in those areas (don't forget Westchester and Rockland counties), so it makes sense that most winners would come from there.

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                        Posted: January 31, 2007, 1:11 pm - IP Logged

                        Does anyone have more information on the bonus ball changes to NY Lotto?  I couldn't find anything on NY's lottery site.

                        Will you select the second bonus number at the terminal?  Such as PB and MM?  Or will it be like the first bonus number in NY Lotto, where you don't select it...it's simply an extra ball during the drawing.

                        It would be neat if it were akin to CT's Cash 5 Kicker, a bonus number that you can select at the terminal, and match with any of the other regular numbers.  I find that it works well as a key number...chances are I won't hit 5+0, but 3+1 or 4+1 are decent payouts in the game.