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Online games with less than 50% payout

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Posted: December 3, 2004, 3:41 pm - IP Logged

I have repeatedly trashed NY Lotto 6/59 (cash option or not) because the prize return is ONLY    38%-40% of sales. If you don't believe me, compare the 5/6, 4/6, and 3/6 prizes with Florida Lotto, which has roughly the same jackpot odds.

Anyway, here in NY, box bets (3- and 4-digit) return 48% (straights do pay 50%). Do any other online games pay back winners less than 50%?

BTW, the new Massachusetts Ca$h WinFall game pays 60%, AFAIK the best of any US lotto game. Online keno seems to return 60%-65%.

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    Posted: December 3, 2004, 3:59 pm - IP Logged

    I have yet to play any lottery that gave me 50% of my money back, but I hope to break even or better if I ever win a jackpot.

    RJOh

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: December 3, 2004, 4:03 pm - IP Logged

      RJ:

      I'm talking about OVERALL return via all prize levels, not what you've won personally.

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        Posted: December 3, 2004, 4:23 pm - IP Logged
        Quote: Originally posted by CASH Only on December 3, 2004



        RJ:

        I'm talking about OVERALL return via all prize levels, not what you've won personally.







        Cash,

        Do you really think most lottery players care about the amount others are winning when they are losing?  Do you think the winner cares how many losers contributed size of the jackpot?

        RJOh

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          Posted: December 3, 2004, 4:25 pm - IP Logged

          Interestingly, you are playing for only a 28% prize return in PA Unlucky for Life should you not win the $10 instant prize.


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            Posted: December 13, 2004, 4:31 pm - IP Logged

            I read that AZ Fantasy 5 pays back just 45%.