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Wyoming Lottery to launch 2by2 game Sunday

Mar 13, 2021, 3:36 pm

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Wyoming the latest to add the multi-state game to its lineup

By Kate Northrop

The Wyoming Lottery held a virtual press event this week to celebrate the launch of its latest game, 2by2, with tickets available starting Sunday.

Lottery CEO Jon Clontz shared information about the newest addition to the Lottery's lineup at the press event and revealed that this will be the first game in the Lottery's repertoire that offers a drawing every day.

"We wanted to add a draw game that brings some variety to our portfolio, and 2by2 does just that," Clontz said in a press release. "With its daily draws and easy way to play, we believe it's going to be a fan favorite for Wyoming."

Clontz discussed additional reasons why players might enjoy the new game, one of them being favorable odds at a reasonable price point.

"2by2 is unique in that there are draws every day of the week, but also, the odds are incredible," Clontz explained. "Over one in four tickets is a winner, so we're going to see a lot more winners, and we'll see them every day."

2by2 is played by selecting two red balls and two white balls for each play out of a pool of 26 for both sets of balls. Players win prizes by matching the numbers they selected to the balls drawn. Matching one ball will win a free ticket, matching two will win $3, matching three will win $100, and matching all four will earn the lucky winner the grand prize of $22,000. Each play costs $1.

For exact prize amounts and odds for winning combinations, you can visit Lottery Post's 2by2 Prizes and Odds page.

"We think players are going to love that they have a one in four chance of winning, and they can play it every day, and it only cost a buck. There's also the '2by2 Tuesdays' where you can double your winnings."

The Lottery hopes this new game will energize Wyoming players who have been longing for a daily draw game. In turn, the buzz around its newest game is expected to increase revenue for the state every quarter.

"We want to be able to give back more to Wyoming, and expanding our portfolio is the best way we can do that," Clontz stated. "Since we launched, we have given more than $21 million directly to the State of Wyoming, and we are focused on giving back more."

Wyoming players looking forward to trying out the multi-state game might also want to stay tuned for some additional news from the Lottery, which announced that it is looking into researching and adding even more games such as Keno and other types of draw games to the mix.

Players can pick up tickets for the new 2by2 game beginning this Sun., Mar. 14 at any official Wyoming Lottery retailer. Other participating states include Kansas, Nebraska, and North Dakota.

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Good luck to the players!

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    Well $22,000 eh?  I would not play this game.  You could easily spend more than that in a lifetime trying to win it!  If I were young I would take the money and put it in an index fund and wind up with way more than $22k over your life and get dividends too.

    If you are young my suggestion would be to play games that have prizes that you feel you could never obtain in your life otherwise but don't play games with insane odds like MM and PB cause you are also better off playing other games or putting the money into an ETF.

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      Well $22,000 eh?  I would not play this game.  You could easily spend more than that in a lifetime trying to win it!  If I were young I would take the money and put it in an index fund and wind up with way more than $22k over your life and get dividends too.

      If you are young my suggestion would be to play games that have prizes that you feel you could never obtain in your life otherwise but don't play games with insane odds like MM and PB cause you are also better off playing other games or putting the money into an ETF.

      I disagree.  Not only are the odds in line with the prize amounts, but people are constantly asking for games that award money to more people, rather than creating huge jackpots awarded to one person, like Mega Millions and Powerball.

      This is a good move by Wyoming — congrats to all the players in the state who now have a $1 daily game option!

       

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        The top prize odds are pretty good for $22,000.

        Our Cash 5 game in Tx top prize is $25,000, and top prize odds are 1 in 324,632. Just getting 3 of 5 odds are 1 in 75.

        CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

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          Well $22,000 eh?  I would not play this game.  You could easily spend more than that in a lifetime trying to win it!  If I were young I would take the money and put it in an index fund and wind up with way more than $22k over your life and get dividends too.

          If you are young my suggestion would be to play games that have prizes that you feel you could never obtain in your life otherwise but don't play games with insane odds like MM and PB cause you are also better off playing other games or putting the money into an ETF.

          FYI: Participating States: Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wyoming!

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            The top prize odds are pretty good for $22,000.

            Our Cash 5 game in Tx top prize is $25,000, and top prize odds are 1 in 324,632. Just getting 3 of 5 odds are 1 in 75.

            What are the 2by2 Odds? 1 in 105,625!

            A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

            Catch-22: A dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.

            Corruptissima re publica plurimae leges: When the republic is at its most corrupt the laws are most numerous.

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              Well $22,000 eh?  I would not play this game.  You could easily spend more than that in a lifetime trying to win it!  If I were young I would take the money and put it in an index fund and wind up with way more than $22k over your life and get dividends too.

              If you are young my suggestion would be to play games that have prizes that you feel you could never obtain in your life otherwise but don't play games with insane odds like MM and PB cause you are also better off playing other games or putting the money into an ETF.

              How do you play (PowerBall) 2by2?

              Pick two red numbers between 1 and 26 and two white numbers between 1 and 26, or let the lottery terminal randomly choose your numbers. Each play costs $1. Purchase a multi-draw ticket for seven consecutive draws and qualify for the 2by2 Tuesday feature in which all prizes won on Tuesday automatically double in value (ie: $44,000, etc..)!

              A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

              Catch-22: A dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.

              Corruptissima re publica plurimae leges: When the republic is at its most corrupt the laws are most numerous.

              The best way to learn is to never stop being a student!

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                The average life expectancy today is about 78 and 1/4 years. (your mileage will vary)

                78-18=60

                60/4 = 15 (leap years)

                60*365=21900 + 15 = 21915 + 90(1/4 year) = 22205 days to play

                22205*$1 tik = $22,205 ($1/day for life to play)

                The odds are way against you all of those drawings!

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                  The average life expectancy today is about 78 and 1/4 years. (your mileage will vary)

                  78-18=60

                  60/4 = 15 (leap years)

                  60*365=21900 + 15 = 21915 + 90(1/4 year) = 22205 days to play

                  22205*$1 tik = $22,205 ($1/day for life to play)

                  The odds are way against you all of those drawings!

                  Of course the odds are stacked against you.  It's called the lottery.  The only thing you've proved is that the game generally has better odds than a lot of other games.  For example, calculate the amount of time and money spent to win the average $2 million jackpot in a 6/49 game with twice-weekly drawings.  I think you'll be waiting a lot longer and spending a lot more than 2by2.

                   

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                    Of course the odds are stacked against you.  It's called the lottery.  The only thing you've proved is that the game generally has better odds than a lot of other games.  For example, calculate the amount of time and money spent to win the average $2 million jackpot in a 6/49 game with twice-weekly drawings.  I think you'll be waiting a lot longer and spending a lot more than 2by2.

                    Yes, it seems you did not carefully read my first post in this forum.

                    The whole point is to carefully consider which games that you, yourself want to play!

                    Being problem gambling awareness month I just thought I might give newer players something to consider.

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                      Yes, it seems you did not carefully read my first post in this forum.

                      The whole point is to carefully consider which games that you, yourself want to play!

                      Being problem gambling awareness month I just thought I might give newer players something to consider.

                      That's fine, and of course you're right that people should consider all aspects when deciding what to play. The most important thing is for people to play games that are the most fun to them — the lottery is entertainment after all.

                       

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                        I made the 1.5 hr drive to Wyoming today and got my 42 consecutive draw ticket for 2 by 2... will  see how this ticket goes before deciding if im going to add it to my regular lotto run.

                        Cheers and good luck to everyone in 2021 :)

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                          RB 01, 15 &  WB  05, 16
                          RB 12, 24 &  WB  10, 22
                          RB 14, 15 &  WB  05, 23
                          RB 12, 14 &  WB  05, 23
                          RB 17, 21 &  WB  11, 19

                          Or reverse the numbers:

                          RB  05, 16  &  WB  01, 15
                          RB  10, 22  &  WB  12, 24
                          RB  05, 23  &  WB  14, 15
                          RB  05, 23  &  WB  12, 14
                          RB  11, 19  &  WB  17, 21

                          All number sets are contenders until the drawing occurs.