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Illinois Lottery cancels My3 game

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Posted: September 11, 2014, 12:01 pm - IP Logged

They will probably replace it with something as complicated.  Just because.

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    Posted: September 11, 2014, 12:10 pm - IP Logged

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

    Hopefully a new, original game that isn't a near clone of Pick3.

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      Posted: September 11, 2014, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

      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.

      Fireball might be a better back-up bet for pick-3 compared to the straight/box bet, but only when you miss by one digit straight. At one time were the Fireball payoffs the same as the regular payoffs?

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        Posted: September 11, 2014, 5:32 pm - IP Logged

        No, I don't think so, Stack.

        One day early on with My3 a couple of clerks where I usually play were explaining to someone who thought he had won $500 wouldn't get paid $500 with a Fireball number.

        The Illinois lottery Pick 3 Hoe to Win page shows a $250 payoff for a $1.00 ticket with Plus Fireball where the Fireball makes it a straight hit.

        http:://www.illinoislottery.com/en-us/Pick_3.html

        Just another lure-them-in tactic by Northstar.

        I'll be glad to see My3 go and would like to see some of these other gimmicks go too.

        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 12, 2014, 1:27 am - IP Logged

          As my Lottery Pals in Chicago say, so long to my3 and North Star (Good Riddens) and if u only knew how i felt about North Star !!!!!!!!!!!!

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            Posted: September 12, 2014, 7:51 pm - IP Logged

            Maybe they are going to copy Missouri and add Missed by One to the Pick 3.

            Just a guess.

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            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 12, 2014, 7:59 pm - IP Logged

              No, I don't think so, Stack.

              One day early on with My3 a couple of clerks where I usually play were explaining to someone who thought he had won $500 wouldn't get paid $500 with a Fireball number.

              The Illinois lottery Pick 3 Hoe to Win page shows a $250 payoff for a $1.00 ticket with Plus Fireball where the Fireball makes it a straight hit.

              http:://www.illinoislottery.com/en-us/Pick_3.html

              Just another lure-them-in tactic by Northstar.

              I'll be glad to see My3 go and would like to see some of these other gimmicks go too.

              "After the initial launch of plus FIREBALL, we received feedback from its players that they wanted a FIREBALL number with each Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawing. We listened to our players and changed the game so that a FIREBALL is ALWAYS drawn."

              From that I'm assuming they lowered the prize because the original odds and payoffs were based on some drawings not matching a Fireball number. It looks like the change was made in January 2014.  When I tested the game against a 2 if 3 wheel, I had to factor in the drawings with no Fireball number. Had the payoffs remained the same, it would be well worth playing.

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                Posted: September 13, 2014, 11:18 am - IP Logged

                I guess we can say the lottery is always a few steps ahead of the players.

                People thinking the payoffs would be the same didn't find out the real deal until they hit with the Fireball and went to cash the ticket.

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                It's kind of like Chicago politics even slips into the lottery.........the lottery headquarters is in Chicago, not Springfield, the state capital.

                What?

                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 15, 2014, 2:19 pm - IP Logged

                  i'm glad to see it go i contacted them when my 3 first came out if it was cgn or they used the same machine as pick 3 and got a answer that didnt tell me either or good bye...... maybe illinois pick 3 will be back to normal

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                    Posted: September 19, 2014, 9:58 pm - IP Logged

                    the game blew. lower payouts and also was computer drawn. they should have just added two more drawings per day using ping pong balls. also i would love to see a keno game added here in IL., not that knock off crappy hit or miss which hopefully will be gone soon.

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                      Posted: September 20, 2014, 9:41 am - IP Logged

                      they should also have the fireball at random and not every drawing not well understoood so it fees like a ripoff