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Some players confused by new Michigan Lottery poker game

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

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United States
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February 14, 2006
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Posted: November 4, 2013, 12:01 pm - IP Logged

In some states the game is called Five Card Cash and the cost of a ticket and the payoffs are basically the same. It's a two part game with the first part being like a video poker machine; if you match a pair of jacks or better, you instantly win. Because it's a two part game the payoffs are based on a $1 bet. If you bet $1 on a video poker machine and get two pair, you win $2 and the payoff is the same in this game. A Three of a Kind payoff is even higher at $5 to $1.

The second part of the game is matching at least two of your cards in the nightly drawing and win a prize between $5 and $100,000. Most $2 scratch-offs don't pay a top prize of $100,000 and give overall odds of 1 in 3.66 if someone is comparing. Like with any lottery game, the house has the edge so it comes down to is it fun to play and I believe it is.

    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
    United States
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    March 24, 2001
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    Posted: November 4, 2013, 1:44 pm - IP Logged

    Some states consider confusion on scratch-off tickets as a form of entertainment.  They figure if you have to think when you lose at least you will have had an experience that you will remember.

    Personally I prefer the simple approach, they pick the winning numbers and if I pick different numbers, I lose.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
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      LottoBux's avatar - 2elh5if
      Member #109243
      April 9, 2011
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      Posted: November 4, 2013, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

      Poker Lotto games have been growing in popularity very quickly.  The first ones starting appearing in Canada, and now they're spreading in the U.S.  Seems like a nice, different game.

      This Game Started In Ontario 3 Years Ago.

      I Played It When It First Came Out Until The Novelty Wore Off.

      I've Won Free Plays Often And Won $5 Twice In The Instant Draw.

      Most I've Won On The Nightly Was $5 For A 2 Card Match.


        LottoGuyBC's avatar - Lottery-050.jpg
        British Columbia
        Member #116101
        September 4, 2011
        4033 Posts
        Posted: November 4, 2013, 4:02 pm - IP Logged

        we have Poker Lotto here

        not a huge fan Thumbs Down

        play it once every few months Hit With Stick

        "You have to be in it to win it!"

          maringoman's avatar - images q=tbn:ANd9GcTbRxpKQmOfcCoUqF2FyqIOAwDo7rg9G-lfJLAALPGWJWwiz19eRw
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          April 14, 2006
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          Posted: November 4, 2013, 5:38 pm - IP Logged

          We have it here in MA too. I have never played it. I don't plan to ever play it.

          That money's gone fo ever

            Think's avatar - lightbulb
            Marquette, MI
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            Posted: November 4, 2013, 6:27 pm - IP Logged

            I've played it on day one, was the first person to play at that store. I've spent $162 dollars on this game so far and have won $20.00,  Pffft.  I'm not happy with the game winners/payout's.

            #1) I do not believe there has been a $100,000 winner yet and very few $5000 instant winners, if not only 1 so far. 

            #2) I do not like computer drawn games which this must be. 

            This game will be a "flash in the pan" if people don't start winning.

            Remember "Lucky Lines"

            JMHO, Play at your own risk but for 2 bucks a ticket and MAX payout being $100,000 i will keep playing "Fantasy5" instead of Poker Lotto.

            The last online card game Michigan had  ended around the same time the daily 4 started.  It also was an easy pick only game.  I don't remember its name.

            I looked at the other states Poker Lotto games and Indiana has a $250,000 top prize on theirs so if they can do it then the other states can too


              sully16's avatar - sharan
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              Posted: November 6, 2013, 8:04 am - IP Logged

              I'll give it a try before I decide, I'd rather be playing poker around a table, with money, snacks and drinks.

              Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

              For a lead role in a cage?


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                Posted: November 25, 2013, 4:47 am - IP Logged

                Once the players get accustomed with this game, they might enjoy playing this game. I hope the management can come up with simpler instructions so every players can follow. I hope they can also offer higher jackpot prize!