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Massive Ohio Lotto jackpot finally won

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Posted: June 17, 2014, 12:07 pm - IP Logged

It's not the game itself. Here in Texas our Lotto game has odds almost 1 in 26 million. It's been hit twice this year. The first was Jan 1st with a jackpot of 12 million. Most recently on May 31st with a jackpot of 36.25. It has never in my recollection gone as long as Ohio's.

It's more about how many tickets are sold. It would seem that there aren't that many people playing Classic Lotto. RJOh pointed out that Ohio has been running a MM promo lately that probably hurt Classic Lotto sales.

If our Lotto game had odds like Classic Lotto it would probably be won every couple of months and the jackpot wouldn't have a chance to grow very much.

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    Posted: June 17, 2014, 12:35 pm - IP Logged

    I agree ArrowHead.  However, you should be careful expressing views like that at this website, talk about spreading the wealth, that is.  There are very patriotic posters here who might interpret such thinking as bordering on Socialistic Leaning, and given the zealotry their beliefs are based upon, who knows what might happen to your reputation here at LP?  Wink
    --Jimmy4164

    Crazy Yeah, I know what you mean...All I can say is I like money as much as the next guy and like to see other folks get some too. Two and a half years with no JP winner is not a real Lotto game by anyone's definition.

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      Posted: June 17, 2014, 12:45 pm - IP Logged

      I think thats what the Rolling Cash 5 is for.  It's usually won a couple times a week and while it may not be as much as the OCL, it's still a nice little payout.

      The Rolling Cash 5 is fine for smaller, pay-off-debt/loan amounts. Depending on your age, it's not going to mean early retirement or any change in life-style.

      I've spoken to this before, so I'm repeating a theme, but the former Ohio Lotto (under different names over the years) started with a $4 mil JP, increased usually $1 mil per draw and was won somewhere typically between the $6-30 mil marks. That's serious money by anyone's standards...or should be.

      Then along came the national lottery games with their pipe-dream, $100-mil plus jackpots and all the publicity that goes with them. And you have state lotteries now being won maybe a few times a year. Or, in the case of Ohio, practically never.

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        Posted: June 17, 2014, 1:09 pm - IP Logged

        The Rolling Cash 5 is fine for smaller, pay-off-debt/loan amounts. Depending on your age, it's not going to mean early retirement or any change in life-style.

        I've spoken to this before, so I'm repeating a theme, but the former Ohio Lotto (under different names over the years) started with a $4 mil JP, increased usually $1 mil per draw and was won somewhere typically between the $6-30 mil marks. That's serious money by anyone's standards...or should be.

        Then along came the national lottery games with their pipe-dream, $100-mil plus jackpots and all the publicity that goes with them. And you have state lotteries now being won maybe a few times a year. Or, in the case of Ohio, practically never.

        I agree that MM and PB definitely hurt the OCL.  The jackpot usually only went up 100-300k each draw, which shows that there was some interest, but just not overwhelming amount.  I play the OCL pretty consistently.  I liked the big jackpot, but it would be nice if it were won a little more frequently.  It has been won 11 times since it started in January 2007.

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          Posted: June 17, 2014, 1:44 pm - IP Logged

          People will play anything. I'd be irritated with a jackpot that kept rolling. That is a long time to wait but

          who knows if the winner played all that time or just bought a ticket for that draw? For all the die hards,

          get smart or die trying. I think the Ohio lottery or just that game itself needs an overhaul. Preferably one

          that can be won in a month or two. Years is just ludicrous.

          "That is a long time to wait but who knows if the winner played all that time or just bought a ticket for that draw?"

          We probably won't learn the answer to that question but we do know that the Ohio Lottery's Press Office reports that the winning ticket was a 

          QUICK PICK!

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            Posted: June 17, 2014, 4:48 pm - IP Logged

            Crazy Yeah, I know what you mean...All I can say is I like money as much as the next guy and like to see other folks get some too. Two and a half years with no JP winner is not a real Lotto game by anyone's definition.

             Ohio lottery is fraudulent in my opinion. Check the winners on their website it's the same winners that has been on there for 3 years. The same black girl talking about a emerald 7s ticket she won $1,000 on. Her statements doesn't sound like words from a genuine winner it sounds like advertising!!! Also they have not had a winner for classic lottery in almost 3 years??? Then they have a press release about it a few weeks ago and then all of a sudden this past saturday they have a jackpot winner gtfooh!!! They control the payouts and if you don't believe me and you are a skeptic, go to any ohio retailer and try to play 1111 on the pick4 and watch what that clerk tell you. Then you can come back to this post and tell me I was right. They are cheating their is no big winfall to be won!! I don't know anybody who knows anybody who has won any big prizes with the exception of a rolling cash 5 winner of $63,000 and then he won rolling cash 5 again for another $63,000 then he came up dead 3 months later hmmm.......... People of Ohio do yourself a favor and play your lottery in the state of Pennsylvannia or Indianna because Ohio has been compromised In my opinion by crooks!! 

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              Posted: June 17, 2014, 5:24 pm - IP Logged

              I agree that MM and PB definitely hurt the OCL.  The jackpot usually only went up 100-300k each draw, which shows that there was some interest, but just not overwhelming amount.  I play the OCL pretty consistently.  I liked the big jackpot, but it would be nice if it were won a little more frequently.  It has been won 11 times since it started in January 2007.

              11 times in seven and a half years. Even worse than I thought. And that's with three draws a week. There outta be a law.

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                Posted: June 17, 2014, 6:21 pm - IP Logged

                IT'S CALLED ORGANIZED CRIME!!!      Rant

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                  Posted: June 17, 2014, 11:20 pm - IP Logged

                  So glad for that person I am next in philadelphia lol


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                    Posted: June 18, 2014, 1:47 am - IP Logged

                    Nothing to figure out if you had friends or relatives you trusted with your money who lived in Ohio.


                    So what do you think about a Quick Pick winning after 2 1/2 years?

                    Did you buy some Quick Picks?

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                      Posted: June 18, 2014, 11:50 am - IP Logged

                      Of course the winner is supposed to be ecstatic. Could you imagine PB/MM rolling for 2-1/2 years?. People will be getting second mortgages, spending their food money, their tuition fees and babies'  money just to get in on that game, and that's even the non-compulsive players. The compulsive gamblers most likely, will end up in jail or in the hospital. The jackpot will be out of this world.

                      PB/MM wouldn't have to roll for 2 1/2 years for people to be ecstatic. If either one rolled for just 6 months which is approximately 50 drawings, the jackpot would most likely exceed $10 billion. This would urge pretty much anybody with a pulse to participate.

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                        Posted: June 18, 2014, 6:04 pm - IP Logged

                        LOOK IN MY PREVIOUS POST FROM LAST WEEK, I PREDICTED THAT IT WOULD BE HIT AROUND THIS TIME!!!

                        I couldn't read your comment. The text was too small.

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                          Posted: June 19, 2014, 5:21 pm - IP Logged

                          I couldn't read your comment. The text was too small.

                          LOL

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                            Posted: June 20, 2014, 8:10 am - IP Logged

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                              Posted: June 20, 2014, 5:32 pm - IP Logged

                              No I didn't but what do you think about all the Quick Picks that didn't win after 2½ years?

                               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                                 
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