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Illinois Lottery cancels My3 game

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Last drawing Sunday

By Todd Northrop

Illinois lottery officials, acting on the recommendation of its private manager, Northstar Lottery Group, announced Tuesday they are removing My3 from its draw game portfolio.

The final drawing of My3 will be Sunday, September 14th at 6:30pm.

The game was launched two years ago and was designed to be a simplified alternative to the Pick 3 and Pick 4 games. However, due to its sales performance, the game is being removed from the draw game portfolio.

My3 prizes must be claimed within one year of the drawing date.

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Posted: September 10, 2014, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

Wonderful wonderful news

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    Posted: September 10, 2014, 7:11 pm - IP Logged

    Wonderful wonderful news

    a simplified game? don't see the diference between my3 and pick 3.

    i guess they figured the folks would have to buy their numbers for all 4 draws...didn't work out.

    good show..less money to spend for the players.

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      Posted: September 10, 2014, 9:47 pm - IP Logged

      Good CallParty

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        Posted: September 10, 2014, 9:52 pm - IP Logged

        I"m glad the change has come.

        It threw salt in the game, and the Fireball, is a hot mess also, because, you have to spend more than $1.00 and you win less money.

        Better off, going for the straight, straight/box, or box.

         

        Good Luck Illinois players.

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          Posted: September 10, 2014, 10:29 pm - IP Logged

          tungsten chef,

          The difference was the payouts. My3 paid $200 in exact order.

          MzDuffleBagLady,

          Agree totally.

          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

          Lep

          There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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            Posted: September 10, 2014, 10:53 pm - IP Logged

            a simplified game? don't see the diference between my3 and pick 3.

            i guess they figured the folks would have to buy their numbers for all 4 draws...didn't work out.

            good show..less money to spend for the players.

            The difference is was the player has had 9 different ways to win for one $1 bet. The payoffs are were the same as the average pick-3 game because $1 straight bet pays $500 and My pick-3 players are were wagering $.20 to win $200, $40, or $4.

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              Posted: September 10, 2014, 11:01 pm - IP Logged

              From the Illinois Lottery website:

              How to Win

              Winning numbers will be published on www.illinoislottery.com homepage and you can always view the current winning draw from the My3� Drawing tab.

              If you choose a My3� with 3 different digits (like 3-2-1), you can win:

              Matching Numbers

              Prize (on $1 play)

              Odds

              Match all 3 in exact order $200 1:1,000
              Match all 3 in any order (other than exact) $40 1:200
              Match any 2 in exact position as the winning numbers $4 1:37
              Overall Odds 1:30


              If you choose a My3� number with a repeated digit (like 2-2-1 or 2-1-2), the 2nd prize is bigger, because it's harder to win:

              Matching Numbers

              Prize (on $1 play)

              Odds

              Match all 3 in exact order $200 1:1,000
              Match all 3 in any order (other than exact) $100 1:500
              Match any 2 in exact position as the winning numbers $4 1:37
              Overall Odds 1:33

              Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

              Lep

              There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                Posted: September 10, 2014, 11:09 pm - IP Logged

                The difference is was the player has had 9 different ways to win for one $1 bet. The payoffs are were the same as the average pick-3 game because $1 straight bet pays $500 and My pick-3 players are were wagering $.20 to win $200, $40, or $4.

                my bad...never checked the ways to win, just figured it was the same.

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                A Numerical Statistics Analyst.

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                  Posted: September 11, 2014, 1:13 am - IP Logged

                  I can see why no one was playing. Why emulate a game you already have when players want something different.

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                    Posted: September 11, 2014, 2:05 am - IP Logged

                    No great loss! Moving right along!  Lurking

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                      Posted: September 11, 2014, 7:08 am - IP Logged

                      That's to bad.

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                        Posted: September 11, 2014, 7:55 am - IP Logged

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                          Posted: September 11, 2014, 10:15 am - IP Logged

                          Last drawing Sunday

                          By Todd Northrop

                          Illinois lottery officials, acting on the recommendation of its private manager, Northstar Lottery Group, announced Tuesday they are removing My3 from its draw game portfolio.

                          The final drawing of My3 will be Sunday, September 14th at 6:30pm.

                          The game was launched two years ago and was designed to be a simplified alternative to the Pick 3 and Pick 4 games. However, due to its sales performance, the game is being removed from the draw game portfolio.

                          My3 prizes must be claimed within one year of the drawing date.

                           That sad news. I wonder what they will replace it with?

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                            Posted: September 11, 2014, 10:22 am - IP Logged

                            I"m glad the change has come.

                            It threw salt in the game, and the Fireball, is a hot mess also, because, you have to spend more than $1.00 and you win less money.

                            Better off, going for the straight, straight/box, or box.

                             

                            Good Luck Illinois players.

                            Lurkinghurrah hurrah my3 will be gone. i like the fire ball game tho. i won 1000.00 for . a str with the fireball on pick 4 without the fireball would have got 0. for 50 cents extra on top of a 50cent play not a bad return.

                            i want to be a millionaire a second time!