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Penn. Lottery introduces new 'Mix & Match' game

Pennsylvania LotteryPennsylvania Lottery: Penn. Lottery introduces new 'Mix & Match' game

The Pennsylvania Lottery will introduce a new lotto game next week, "Mix & Match," offering better odds than any of the state's other numbers games, more ways to win, and a cash jackpot that begins at $50,000.

Mix & Match tickets go on sale Tuesday, Jan. 23, and the first drawing will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25. "Mix & Match" drawings will be conducted every Monday and Thursday evening with The Daily Number, Big 4 and Cash 5 drawings.

"Mix & Match is a great new game with features our players have never seen before," said Ed Trees, PA Lottery's acting executive director. "Not only can players win multiple prizes from a single $2 play, but the overall odds of 'Mix & Match' are the best ever offered in a Pennsylvania Lottery numbers game."

Mix & Match replaces Lucky for Life Lotto in the same time slot — Mondays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. Lucky for Life debuted in October 2004. The last Lucky for Life drawing will be conducted Monday, Jan. 22.

Results for Mix & Match will be displayed on Lottery Post's Pennsylvania Lottery Results page soon after the drawing.

Mix & Match players will receive one play for $2 and then they will choose five numbers from 1 to 19, or use the Quick Pick, computer-selection method.

Players can win by matching one or more of their numbers in the same position as drawn by the Lottery, and by matching three or more of their numbers in any position. The game offers 17 different prize level combinations.

Mix & Match tickets may be purchased up to one week (two draws) in advance.

Cash jackpots will start at $50,000, but if the top prize is not won in a drawing, the entire amount will roll over to the next drawing's jackpot.

Mix & Match prizes will be paid in cash (including the jackpot prize), a free ticket or a combination of the two.

The top Mix & Match prize level is pari-mutuel, so the total prize pool available is equally divided among all winning tickets matching all five winning numbers in the same position in which they were drawn.

"In developing 'Mix & Match,' the Lottery incorporated suggestions from players and retailers," said Trees. "Our players and retailers liked the idea of a game that offered good overall odds of winning a prize, more ways to win a prize in a single game, and an all-cash prize structure, and we provide those elements in 'Mix & Match.'"

Mix & Match Prize Chart - 17 Prize Levels

Mix & Match Prize Chart 

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Posted: January 19, 2007, 2:26 pm - IP Logged

I hate lotteries that offer back free tickets. Yeah you have great odds to win a free ticket , big deal. Lotteries want everything. They want big jackpots so people play more and then want to give free tickets so people just reinvest back into the game. It kills all the medium prizes. People play the lottery to win more than they have put in, not to get a free ticket. Free tickets are useless if it kills the 4th, 3rd, and 2nd prize level paybacks.  This game is horrendous.

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    Posted: January 21, 2007, 9:32 pm - IP Logged

    The ONLY thing new or interesting about THIS game is you have to get the balls "in position drawn" to win some of the prizes, which makes for some fancy new algorithms, but it's really "shmart" of them to make you think that with only 19 balls you have great odds for the top prize.. but read the fine print up there.. the odds that would normally get you 200K on the Powerball might get you "only" 50K on this game, at twice the price!  I'll try it a few times because it's new but I doubt it will be around to see Hillary's inaugural.

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      Posted: January 22, 2007, 8:56 am - IP Logged

      I don't think it will take off with the $2 price tag.

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        Posted: January 22, 2007, 4:30 pm - IP Logged

        I already miss Lucky for Life and the last drawing hasn't happened yet.


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          Posted: January 22, 2007, 4:40 pm - IP Logged

          I already miss Lucky for Life and the last drawing hasn't happened yet.

          If you read carefully towards the end ("all-cash prize structure"), Pennsylvania is admitting, if not directly, players disliked Lucky for Life because of the lack of a cash option.

          Mix & Match, by default, is a better game. However I see player confusion, especially if there's media that gives the numbers in ascending order rather than in which they are drawn. I remember a radio station giving the Powerball numbers after Connecticut joined...but they gave only the five white numbers, leaving out...the POWERBALL!!

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            Posted: January 22, 2007, 7:50 pm - IP Logged

            I don't think it will take off with the $2 price tag.

            $2 per ticket with a $50K cash jackpot. Just like Delaware's Multi-Win Lotto* which sees limited play. $2 games seem to be the new hook for lottery games, which is simply getting too expensive. I see a quick death for this game. It seems like it's going to be a huge step down from Lucky for Life.

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              Posted: January 22, 2007, 10:22 pm - IP Logged

              I hate $2 priced games, but it does keep many from buying hundreds of tickets for a smaller number field game. At least for me. Also I like the $2,000 prize for simply matching all 5 numbers, regardless of order. I liked LFL, but had very little success with it. I hope that changes with this game.

              I doubt it is going anywhere anytime soon. Nonetheless, I am still waiting for the "vote" where I have a say in the games. I always hear about "people not liking the game" yet I still have never got to voice my opinion. I would like to know the actual process, and who these alleged people are.

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                Posted: January 23, 2007, 10:23 am - IP Logged

                I hate $2 priced games, but it does keep many from buying hundreds of tickets for a smaller number field game. At least for me. Also I like the $2,000 prize for simply matching all 5 numbers, regardless of order. I liked LFL, but had very little success with it. I hope that changes with this game.

                I doubt it is going anywhere anytime soon. Nonetheless, I am still waiting for the "vote" where I have a say in the games. I always hear about "people not liking the game" yet I still have never got to voice my opinion. I would like to know the actual process, and who these alleged people are.

                sirbrad...the vote you (and we all) have is via the dollar (or two in this case).  If people don't play a given game, then it will be changed or pulled.  Your vote is FOR the game if you play, AGAINST the game if you don't. 

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                  Posted: January 23, 2007, 3:24 pm - IP Logged

                  True, but I also read quotes from the PA lottery such as "The people SAID they wanted it," etc. So I was wondering who these alleged people were. Now only if people would start voting with their dollars by not playing powerball as much, and bring the matrix down to at least a somewhat reasonable one. LOL

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                    Posted: January 23, 2007, 9:06 pm - IP Logged

                    Well got my first ticket tonight, picked my own numbers. Was a fun and different change of pace. Hope I win the first ever jackpot, then one later on in the millions. Smile

                     

                    "The top mix & match prize level is pari-mutuel, so the total prize pool available is equally divided among all winning tickets matching all five winning numbers in the same position in which they were drawn."

                    Although I am not very fond of that for such a low starting jackpot. So if 2 people match the first draw, that would be $25,000 each? Sounds like another cash 5 game, starting low and having to divide larger jackpots up amongst multiple winners. I hate that.

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                      Posted: January 25, 2007, 10:03 pm - IP Logged

                      Well had a 1 + 1 for my first ticket. Not an outright loser at least.

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                        Posted: January 31, 2007, 7:12 pm - IP Logged

                        "Prize money allocated to the jackpot category will be paid on a pari-mutuel basis.  If more than one winning jackpot play is determined, each is entitled to a pro-rated payment share of the total jackpot prize category."

                         

                        What does that mean exactly? "Pro-rated" payment? Does that mean that multiple winners will not get the FULL amount of the jackpot?

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                          Posted: January 31, 2007, 7:21 pm - IP Logged

                          meaning its split between all claimed jackpot winning tickets. If its four winners, then four splits are done. They would each get 25% of the announced jackpot for that play. So if the jackpot is at 100,000 and its hit by those four tickets, well you do the math....

                          The stats are going well for this game as far as having FAR more winners then its preceding game LFL . A winner is a winner no matter how much or how little. So I consider this game getting off to a decent start. I personally have played it twice and neither time did I have any of the numbers in any order.  Of course It could be pick between 1 and ten and I would still hit ALL five wrong ones. That is my luck these past few months, so perhaps I am not in a positive space to comment on heralding the five ball drawing games....

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                            Posted: February 1, 2007, 11:10 pm - IP Logged

                            I kinda like the game except for the low starting jackpot. I don't consider anything under a $1,000 a win, it just helps lower the cost on my next bets. I am looking forward to try some bulk system play soon, but I have to save up longer for a $2.00 price tag. I wonder how much the first jackpot will be?

                            The problem with these low jackpots and split jackpots, is they will not accomplish what I need to accomplish. My luck I will hit it along with 5 others, and a brand new house and a decent retirement fund will turn out to be nothing but maybe a new car. That might be good to some, but it is not what I am looking for. So I will hold off until I see it climb drastically.

                            At least this time it went up more than $10,000 finally. I think it went up like $65,000 this time.