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SC Lottery to end Carolina Cash 6 game

Topic closed. 22 replies. Last post 3 years ago by jamella724.

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Posted: August 25, 2013, 10:20 pm - IP Logged

I looked at this once and just wasn'interested.  I only play Mega Millions and Powerball really, once in a while I play Pick 4.

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    Posted: August 26, 2013, 11:11 am - IP Logged

    SCLotto needs to reconstruct. I saw no machines to buy pb/mm tickets from, and they sell scratchers when top prizes are gone. Not a good way to attract players.


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      Posted: August 26, 2013, 2:46 pm - IP Logged

      It was mandatory on the two quick pick lines per ticket.

      Total ball count 38 in the game pool.

      So if you were going to do a say three power number wheel in three games, you would play three lines and always get 6 free quick picks no matter what?  A fixed condition of the game and not a temporary promotion?

      That not so bad, I suppose.  Sometimes NY has a buy three get 5 free promotion.  Sometimes I play more when this happens.

      Maybe people in South Carolina dont like free stuff?

      Maybe there is still time to win it before its pulled?

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        Posted: August 26, 2013, 3:58 pm - IP Logged

        What game is going to replace this Carolina Cash 6 game?

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          Posted: August 26, 2013, 4:51 pm - IP Logged

          Idaho has Weekly Grand where they want you to pay $2 for a maximum prize of $52K.  They also have a 2nd chance for losing tickets where they draw a winner of $5,200 each month.  But that still isn't very good IMHO.  I'm surprised Idaho's is still going, but it's been around for several years now.

          That's better than a sack o' taters!

          Not by much though...

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            Posted: August 26, 2013, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

            That's better than a sack o' taters!

            Not by much though...

            I dunno at least taters taste good.  Even with butter AND sour cream, losing lottery tickets are kinda bitter.

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              Posted: August 28, 2013, 10:34 pm - IP Logged

              This is the real reason why they're getting rid of this game: it has a 74% payout rate. That's more than most scratch-offs. It's really a shame it's going away.

              Well, I would assume they knew the payout of the game beforehand. Otherwise you would have to believe the press release about lackluster sales was a lie and they were unaware of the payout of the game? I don't buy that. Many scratch games are higher payout, and Keno is also in that range.

              Sounds more like the incompetent marketing of the games. They have a Cash 6 game with 74% payout, and don't advertise that? Well, then I guess they'd have to also explain why the Cash 5 was only 45% payout. Why do they ripoff on one game and overpay on another. Does not give a warm fuzzy feeling.

              Also, everyone knows about federal taxes, so why advertise the lowest after-tax amount of $200k, when the actual prize amount is $294,118 before taxes. Dumb, for marketing purposes. The "taxes paid" is something interesting to throw into the mix as a scratch game, but not as a draw game.

              Maybe they should follow their northern neighbors and do rolling Cash 5 and should have been a rolling Cash 6 with pari-mutuel top prize.(without taxes paid) Or maybe doing the best marketing is not their goal and they don't like the lottery and want to sabotage it? That's a nice conspiracy theory.

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                Posted: September 17, 2013, 6:48 am - IP Logged

                How unfortunate, they should study the market first before they launch this game. I wonder why they didn't make any revisions to address the concern of the players and satisfy them. Getting rid of the game will definitely cost them a lot.