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Illinois/Iowa Pick3/4 games

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KyMystikal's avatar - 1457224010054
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Posted: November 25, 2004, 7:47 am - IP Logged

I've been wondering this for some time. How is it that Iowa can use the Illinois numbers for it's pick 3 and pick 4 draws, then on top of that pay more money to a winner than Illinios does on it's own lottery game?? I'm originally from the Quad Cities so whenever I go up there I always play in Iowa.

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    Posted: November 25, 2004, 8:38 am - IP Logged

    KyMystikal,

    I didn't know that Iowa had a higher payout than IL.  How much?

    That must hurt IL sales along the border.

    Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).


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      Posted: November 25, 2004, 12:02 pm - IP Logged

      that is unique because i thought chicago alone had a bigger population than the entire state of iowa.illinois is a big state it must be something strange for iowa to be paying more than illinois

        KyMystikal's avatar - 1457224010054
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        Posted: November 25, 2004, 1:57 pm - IP Logged

        pick 3

        123 = .50 box pays 40. in IL and 50. in IA

        122 = .50 box pays 80 in IL and 100. in IA

        123 = .50 straight pays 250. in IL and 300 in IA

        123 = 1.00 straight pays 500. in IL and 600 in IA

        pick 4

        1234 = 1.00 straight pays $5000. in IL and $6000 in IA

        1234 = .50 straight pays 2500. in IL and 3000. in IA

        1112 = .50 box pays 600 in IL and 750 in IA

        1122 = .50 box pays 400 in IL and 500 in Ia

        1123 = .50 box pays 200 in IL and 240. in IA

        1234 = .50 box pays 100 in IL and 125 in IA

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          Posted: November 26, 2004, 2:03 am - IP Logged

          KyMystikal, thanks for that info...I am really surprised.  Quad Cities, here I come!

          Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).


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            Posted: November 26, 2004, 6:17 am - IP Logged

            KyMystikal,

            I can only guess,  but I would say that since IA uses the IL drawings, then IA doesn't have any expenses related to holding their own drawings. No machines, no personnel to do the drawings, no hiring independent auditing  firms to make sure it is legit, etc.

            That means if the state of IA wants to be "generous" they can afford to pay a bit more and still make their projected profit. Since the P3 and P4 games are fixed payouts, (and the odds of winning are known, and therefore the number of winners can be projected over a year's time based upon expected quantity of tickets sold) they likely can get away with a few bucks extra in the payouts.

            I know that in WI for example, they have stopped telvising the drawings at all (and this month they went to RNGs and did away with the machines completely) and they claim that these two moves alone save them over a million dollars a year in their cost of running the games. So that kind of cost is something IA doesn't have to worry about. It gives them more money.

            Unfortunately in WI they haven't changed their payouts even though it is "saving them all this money:. Sounds to me like the govt in IA is actually thinking a little about offering somthing back to the people.

            Badger

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