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Pick 3 'triple' pays out record $2.88M to N.C. Lottery players

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Posted: September 9, 2010, 3:03 pm - IP Logged

"Maybe NC will change to pari-mutuel and save tons of money."

It all evens out in the end. The big payout when triples hit means that lots of people are playing triples all of the times that other numbers come up, too. Any game with odds of 1 in 1000 that pays 500 to 1 for a win will keep 50% of the money in the long run. Similarly, parimutuel prizes also average out over time.  The last 5+0 MM winner in CA got 508 k instead of the 250k for winners in other states. 2 drawings before that two winners each got 667k.

You're comparing apples and oranges!  I was talking about pick 3 triples.

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    Posted: September 9, 2010, 11:36 pm - IP Logged

    I hope all you NC players got a part of that!

    Honestly I am kind of baffled...2.8 million???

    NC is not a bigger state than TN, yet it neighbors TN and has only been playing the lottery a few years.

    Yet a big payout for TN is $250,000 - 350,000 on a triple.

    Why is it so much higher for NC I wonder?

    What am I missing here?

    Again, congrats to all the NC players!

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      I hope all you NC players got a part of that!

      Honestly I am kind of baffled...2.8 million???

      NC is not a bigger state than TN, yet it neighbors TN and has only been playing the lottery a few years.

      Yet a big payout for TN is $250,000 - 350,000 on a triple.

      Why is it so much higher for NC I wonder?

      What am I missing here?

      Again, congrats to all the NC players!

      Tennessee is the stagnant backwater swamp of state lotteries. They've been caught cheating in flagrante delicto (in the act) before and nobody has really had much trust in them since then. Their approach to the lottery itself is dull, boring and lifeless. Their Pick 5 game is on life-support until October when they will remove the feeding tubes and let it die.

      Too many people claim that it's far harder to win anything here than in neighboring states. Many claim there are too many repeats in the daily games to be legitimate. There just isn't any trust or faith in the system anymore.

      They already killed the Pick 6 game and now the Pick 5 is going. And what are the locals talking about? Where's the jackpot money going to go when the game ends with no winner? No, not where they say it's going but where is it really going? That's what cheating has done to the trust and faith of the people in the TN Lottery.

      They need to clean house in the TN Lottery. Get rid of the crowd that's presiding over its demise and bring in people with fresh ideas.

      This country is having a major mood swing.

      It's getting real tired of crooks and liars and cheats.


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

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        Posted: September 10, 2010, 8:43 am - IP Logged

        Tennessee is the stagnant backwater swamp of state lotteries. They've been caught cheating in flagrante delicto (in the act) before and nobody has really had much trust in them since then. Their approach to the lottery itself is dull, boring and lifeless. Their Pick 5 game is on life-support until October when they will remove the feeding tubes and let it die.

        Too many people claim that it's far harder to win anything here than in neighboring states. Many claim there are too many repeats in the daily games to be legitimate. There just isn't any trust or faith in the system anymore.

        They already killed the Pick 6 game and now the Pick 5 is going. And what are the locals talking about? Where's the jackpot money going to go when the game ends with no winner? No, not where they say it's going but where is it really going? That's what cheating has done to the trust and faith of the people in the TN Lottery.

        They need to clean house in the TN Lottery. Get rid of the crowd that's presiding over its demise and bring in people with fresh ideas.

        This country is having a major mood swing.

        It's getting real tired of crooks and liars and cheats.

        Yes rd,  thay is why I love digits so much they never lie, when you put them together; and ask how much is the cost they add up perfectly and what ever they is? That's  the amount!!!   They remain the same a 4 is always a 4, and a 7 is always a seven  No cheeting, no crooking, (crooking?  I think I just made up a word)

        And rd, Triples are here to stay!! Everyone will see more triples! They are good Business for the State and those are some smart people, it is foolish to kill the gooze that lays the golden eggs!!  TN better wake up!! before their gooze gets cooked!!

        forget what "they" say about youWhat you say about you?...

        Now, does it count??

         

         

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          Posted: September 10, 2010, 5:31 pm - IP Logged

          it is too bad about the pick 5 game. i think my jaw hit the floor when i saw the announcement it is going away. it is pretty much the only game i win on, and now it is out of here (almost)

          I am hoping they bring back something good in its place. i can understand why they got rid of pick 6 (replaced by Mega Millions) but its so weird to me they would get pick 5 out of here. maybe its because too many people were winning on it -- i am sure they dont like that.

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            Tennessee is the stagnant backwater swamp of state lotteries. They've been caught cheating in flagrante delicto (in the act) before and nobody has really had much trust in them since then. Their approach to the lottery itself is dull, boring and lifeless. Their Pick 5 game is on life-support until October when they will remove the feeding tubes and let it die.

            Too many people claim that it's far harder to win anything here than in neighboring states. Many claim there are too many repeats in the daily games to be legitimate. There just isn't any trust or faith in the system anymore.

            They already killed the Pick 6 game and now the Pick 5 is going. And what are the locals talking about? Where's the jackpot money going to go when the game ends with no winner? No, not where they say it's going but where is it really going? That's what cheating has done to the trust and faith of the people in the TN Lottery.

            They need to clean house in the TN Lottery. Get rid of the crowd that's presiding over its demise and bring in people with fresh ideas.

            This country is having a major mood swing.

            It's getting real tired of crooks and liars and cheats.

            I Agree!  Yes get rid of that woman.

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              Yes rd,  thay is why I love digits so much they never lie, when you put them together; and ask how much is the cost they add up perfectly and what ever they is? That's  the amount!!!   They remain the same a 4 is always a 4, and a 7 is always a seven  No cheeting, no crooking, (crooking?  I think I just made up a word)

              And rd, Triples are here to stay!! Everyone will see more triples! They are good Business for the State and those are some smart people, it is foolish to kill the gooze that lays the golden eggs!!  TN better wake up!! before their gooze gets cooked!!

              I agree Rosie, don't kill the gooze!

              Everybody likes a gooze once in a while.

              I heard tiggs hasn't had a gooze in 20 years or so.


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

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                Posted: September 10, 2010, 10:10 pm - IP Logged

                it is too bad about the pick 5 game. i think my jaw hit the floor when i saw the announcement it is going away. it is pretty much the only game i win on, and now it is out of here (almost)

                I am hoping they bring back something good in its place. i can understand why they got rid of pick 6 (replaced by Mega Millions) but its so weird to me they would get pick 5 out of here. maybe its because too many people were winning on it -- i am sure they dont like that.

                I haven't checked the numbers but I would venture to say that it's more likely that too many people don't play rather than too many people winning that is causing Pick 5's demise. The reason that nobody plays is because of the computers that pick the numbers and Tennessee has been caught cheating with computers before. Ms Hargrove's mind is made up though and she doesn't want to be confused by the facts. She's committed to computers even if the whole Tennessee Lottery collapses because of it. The game being pari-mutuel and only played 3 days a week and having low, low starting jackpots added to its burden to compete with neighboring states.

                She wouldn't change a thing about it though. She doesn't change horses in the middle of the stream or anywhere else for that matter. Just keep riding the same one til it drops dead and leaves you stranded. She's been beating this particular dead horse way too long though. 

                This will increase the cash windfall a little more for states with lotteries that surround Tennessee. They laugh at TN's Lottery all the way to the bank.

                 

                If TN Pick 5 is the game you win on I'm sure there's a few members that would like to know your secret before October 1st.


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

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                    I haven't checked the numbers but I would venture to say that it's more likely that too many people don't play rather than too many people winning that is causing Pick 5's demise. The reason that nobody plays is because of the computers that pick the numbers and Tennessee has been caught cheating with computers before. Ms Hargrove's mind is made up though and she doesn't want to be confused by the facts. She's committed to computers even if the whole Tennessee Lottery collapses because of it. The game being pari-mutuel and only played 3 days a week and having low, low starting jackpots added to its burden to compete with neighboring states.

                    She wouldn't change a thing about it though. She doesn't change horses in the middle of the stream or anywhere else for that matter. Just keep riding the same one til it drops dead and leaves you stranded. She's been beating this particular dead horse way too long though. 

                    This will increase the cash windfall a little more for states with lotteries that surround Tennessee. They laugh at TN's Lottery all the way to the bank.

                     

                    If TN Pick 5 is the game you win on I'm sure there's a few members that would like to know your secret before October 1st.

                    Yeah as long as she can skim off the top, what does she care if anyone wins or loses or if the game is fair?

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                      I haven't checked the numbers but I would venture to say that it's more likely that too many people don't play rather than too many people winning that is causing Pick 5's demise. The reason that nobody plays is because of the computers that pick the numbers and Tennessee has been caught cheating with computers before. Ms Hargrove's mind is made up though and she doesn't want to be confused by the facts. She's committed to computers even if the whole Tennessee Lottery collapses because of it. The game being pari-mutuel and only played 3 days a week and having low, low starting jackpots added to its burden to compete with neighboring states.

                      She wouldn't change a thing about it though. She doesn't change horses in the middle of the stream or anywhere else for that matter. Just keep riding the same one til it drops dead and leaves you stranded. She's been beating this particular dead horse way too long though. 

                      This will increase the cash windfall a little more for states with lotteries that surround Tennessee. They laugh at TN's Lottery all the way to the bank.

                       

                      If TN Pick 5 is the game you win on I'm sure there's a few members that would like to know your secret before October 1st.

                      As for my secret, well, I wish I knew it too lol.

                      Of course you have to realize I use the term 'win' loosely. I consider it a win if I get my $1 investment back. About 3 or 4 times I managed to get 3 numbers matched for a whopping $6 return but that was the highest.

                      I do play birthdays of various friends/family which used to hit but hasnt recently. Otherwise its just luck.

                      And btw, the Pick 5 game in TN is going to be replaced by "tennessee cashball" or the like (5 numbers and a 6th separate number). Hopefully they release the details soon.