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New York Lottery changes Take 5 game to twice-daily drawings

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Second daily drawing to begin next week

By Kate Northrop 

The New York Lottery added a second daily drawing to its popular Take 5 draw game, with the change effective starting next week.

Beginning this Monday, July 26, the Lottery will offer New York players another daily drawing for the Take 5 game, with one drawing to take place in the afternoon and the other in the evening.

"Take 5 created more than 2.5 million cash prize winners last fiscal year," New York Lottery Executive Director Gweneth Dean said. "The added drawing for this game will give New York players more chances to win."

Currently, Take 5 drawings take place daily at 10:30 pm EST and are broadcast live on select television stations. Starting July 26, players can begin purchasing tickets for the first afternoon drawing at 2:30 pm EST.

Take 5 is played by choosing five numbers from 1 to 39. The odds of hitting the jackpot by matching all five numbers drawn is 1 in 575,757, and the estimated jackpot for a winning ticket is $57,575 but may change depending on ticket sales.

The odds of winning any prize in Take 5 are 1 in 9.62. The lowest tier prize the game offers is a free play if two of the player's numbers are drawn.

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Simpsonville
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OK New Yorkers....is this even worth bothering with?    (nap time guys).

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    Gallatin Tennesee
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    Odds for winning a smaller prize... 1in 9. Odds for winning the jackpot....1 in 575,757. If you buy 10 tickets your odds for winning a smaller prize is fantastic.....lol.

    HyperDrumCool

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      Odds for winning a smaller prize... 1in 9. Odds for winning the jackpot....1 in 575,757. If you buy 10 tickets your odds for winning a smaller prize is fantastic.....lol.

      HyperDrumCool

      Did you realize, that when you want to guess 10 jackpots in a row, you have 
      combin(39,5)^10=4003061550466307561614340783010782819555929010534325090249 possible sequences.

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        Score & count of combinations

        Score: 0 278256
        Score: 1 231880
        Score: 2 59840
        Score: 3 5610
        Score: 4 170
        Score: 5 1

        Score & p()  // Somebody asked for more digits.

        Score 0 0.4832872201293253924832872201293253924832872201293253924832872201293253924832872201293253924832872201
        Score 1 0.4027393501077711604027393501077711604027393501077711604027393501077711604027393501077711604027393501
        Score 2 0.1039327355116828801039327355116828801039327355116828801039327355116828801039327355116828801039327355
        Score 3 0.009743693954220270009743693954220270009743693954220270009743693954220270009743693954220270009743694
        Score 4 0.0002952634531581900002952634531581900002952634531581900002952634531581900002952634531581900002952635
        Score 5 0.0000017368438421070000017368438421070000017368438421070000017368438421070000017368438421070000017368

          Speler's avatar - me

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          Did you realize, that when you want to guess 10 jackpots in a row, you have 
          combin(39,5)^10=4003061550466307561614340783010782819555929010534325090249 possible sequences.

          The alexian* system, according to dr sum, leads to winning 100 times the jackpot in a row.

          combin(39,5)^100=1056629369719935007348661937912129059632321688199146530116717424833399665088967262350814490506761129998044506989111443054846940079180627435947869036203732590287617625222483410852099792599826215507957036539917721344304715479962762277867838679738457175802311712182798200341576681201448150712906140822334011685439056926957833697971725034416633536631794248733768176711211333930549983927958227749060501863525268281527528454581415891822358066511923882432256209791537826092587918927186594002621497377172015867120533609986484605764270521279971959315270713229591261933340639629214410001combin(39,5)^100=1056629369719935007348661937912129059632321688199146530116717424833399665088967262350814490506761129998044506989111443054846940079180627435947869036203732590287617625222483410852099792599826215507957036539917721344304715479962762277867838679738457175802311712182798200341576681201448150712906140822334011685439056926957833697971725034416633536631794248733768176711211333930549983927958227749060501863525268281527528454581415891822358066511923882432256209791537826092587918927186594002621497377172015867120533609986484605764270521279971959315270713229591261933340639629214410001

            Speler's avatar - me

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            Odds for winning a smaller prize... 1in 9. Odds for winning the jackpot....1 in 575,757. If you buy 10 tickets your odds for winning a smaller prize is fantastic.....lol.

            HyperDrumCool

            With 8 lines including all numbers you have 143125 / 575757 chances to not win anything.

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              Odds for winning a smaller prize... 1in 9. Odds for winning the jackpot....1 in 575,757. If you buy 10 tickets your odds for winning a smaller prize is fantastic.....lol.

              HyperDrumCool

              Ir doesn't work like that. 

              Each ndividual ticket us up against the same odds.

              Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners. 

              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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                It seems like all of the games are going to twice daily or three or more times a week.

                They say it's so the players have more chances to win, but really, it's so they have more money to make.

                Even Power Ball is going to be going to three draws per week starting in August.

                It will be Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

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                  Your chance to get 2 / 5 in one game is 1 IN 23.

                  It takes 23 combinations to get at least 2 / 5 one time at least.

                  You play for $23 and can win a dollar. Your  guaranteed  payback is 1/23. 

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                    It seems like all of the games are going to twice daily or three or more times a week.

                    They say it's so the players have more chances to win, but really, it's so they have more money to make.

                    Even Power Ball is going to be going to three draws per week starting in August.

                    It will be Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

                    Yes Nod

                    You are quite correct. I love playing the various lottery games. But I'm not naive to really think the lotteries have our best interests in mind by increasing the number of draws. It is rather offensive to imply that they are giving us more chances to win (which may be somewhat true), but it really is designed to make more money. Of course, they are in business to make money, and I don't begrudge them that. But I am offended when they blow smoke up people's tushes by pretending they are giving more chances to win when the reality is people will lose more and state lotteries know it.

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                      Your chance to get 2 / 5 in one game is 1 IN 23.

                      It takes 23 combinations to get at least 2 / 5 one time at least.

                      You play for $23 and can win a dollar. Your  guaranteed  payback is 1/23. 

                      I always heard it was 1 in 9. There is no dollar prize in take5. Just a free play. Which is either thrown away or lost the next night. 3 out of 5 gets you money back. Like 16 to 25 bucks typically. So in the end like rcbuckeye was saying, it's a mental trick to get you to keep playing. But if you want to play and want to dream I hope you do win. But odds of a jackpot are 1 in 575,000 or so, so you'd have to be that 1 person out of over half a million other people that don't win. Hence the term good luck. I guess it would be safe to assume that two separate total jackpots would be paid. Not splitting the original jackpot. I don't know. All that matters is if you win. The rest is just talk.

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                        I remember way back when it was a nice jackpot . As the years went by the jackpot got less and less. Less people starting to play. You're better off playing pick 3 or pick 4 with better odds.

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                          I always heard it was 1 in 9. There is no dollar prize in take5. Just a free play. Which is either thrown away or lost the next night. 3 out of 5 gets you money back. Like 16 to 25 bucks typically. So in the end like rcbuckeye was saying, it's a mental trick to get you to keep playing. But if you want to play and want to dream I hope you do win. But odds of a jackpot are 1 in 575,000 or so, so you'd have to be that 1 person out of over half a million other people that don't win. Hence the term good luck. I guess it would be safe to assume that two separate total jackpots would be paid. Not splitting the original jackpot. I don't know. All that matters is if you win. The rest is just talk.

                          Score=0.1039327355116828801039327355116828801039327355116828801039327355116828801039327355116828801039327355
                          =0.1039327355116828801039327355116828801039327355116828801039327355116828801039327355116828801039327355
                          Score=(Score+0.009743693954220270009743693954220270009743693954220270009743693954220270009743693954220270009743694)
                          =0.1136764294659031501136764294659031501136764294659031501136764294659031501136764294659031501136764295
                          Score=(Score+0.0002952634531581900002952634531581900002952634531581900002952634531581900002952634531581900002952635)
                          =0.113971692919061340113971692919061340113971692919061340113971692919061340113971692919061340113971693
                          Score=(Score+0.0000017368438421070000017368438421070000017368438421070000017368438421070000017368438421070000017368)
                          =0.1139734297629034471139734297629034471139734297629034471139734297629034471139734297629034471139734298
                          p=Score
                          =0.1139734297629034471139734297629034471139734297629034471139734297629034471139734297629034471139734298
                          $1IN=(1/p)
                          =8.773974794654150348211700522698526386370216851312841925603084378476402371192148854787339418783621094

                          rounded values

                          1 IN 8.77 is when you count all combinations and do the average for 1 combination. If you take a minimum count of combinations to get a minimum prize for sure then it is 1 IN 23.

                          combin(39,5)/(59840+5610+170+1)
                          =8.7739747946541503482117005226985263863702168513128419256030843784764023711921488547873394187836210969

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                            Speler ........Why do I get the feeling that you are a long lost relative of Albert Einstein, who just happens to live in Belgium? If you ever move to Las Vegas you could probably be the best blackjack player ever. 52 cards would be nothing for you to keep track of. To me math is like a foreign language......so I am impressed.Cheers