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Do you see a change to Pick-6 in 2005?

Yes [ 1 ]  [12.50%]
No [ 6 ]  [75.00%]
Can't guess [ 1 ]  [12.50%]
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Posted: December 11, 2004, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

NJ Pick-6 Lotto, begun in 1980, finally got rid of its "bogus" number in 2000, when the game changed again to its current 6/49, with a $3 prize for matching three numbers.

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    Yes Cash Only but NJ was alwasys slow to act on anything. When the top prize only goes up, what, 100 or 200,000 each draw. It doesn't take a genious to see it's not worth playing.

    I could see them dropping the pick 6 and putting on Cash 5 for the Midday draw.

    We have Mega-Millions, why do we need a pick 6?


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      Posted: December 11, 2004, 3:56 pm - IP Logged

      Harry:

      Pick-6 Lotto is a MUCH better bet than NY Lotto 6/59...compare the lower-tier prizes.

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        Posted: December 11, 2004, 4:30 pm - IP Logged

        Cash 5

        Yes but look at the odds. We are all shooting for the big one not the lower tiers.

        The Cash 5 game isn't the greatest but someone out there has come up with the formula to hit. Look at the stats. It barely goes 2 or 3 draws and hits or hits 3,4 days in a row. It never did that. Why bust your bubble to hit 4 or 5 in the pick 6 for a couple of G's when you can hit all 5 in the Cash 5. I and alot of others wouldn't turn 80 to 200 thou. down just to play Pick 6 for 2 million at an almost no win situation.

        I myself and I would most likely say alot of others over analyze numbers or is it I should just play 1000 sets to hit? 


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          Posted: December 13, 2004, 9:47 am - IP Logged

          That's why so many people still blow their money on NY Lotto 6/59.

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            Posted: December 13, 2004, 11:58 am - IP Logged

            I voted "can't guess" because here in NJ, it usually depends if we have a new lottery director or not.  When a new director comes in, they make it a point to change at least one game within a month or two.

            I hope they do NOT change it - I like it the way it is.

             

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              Todd:

              Pick-6 Lotto is a MUCH BETTER game than NY Lotto 6/59 simply because the payback % is 10 points higher. I wouldn't mind NJ changing it to be exactly like the NY game except for the prize return.


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                Posted: December 19, 2004, 3:50 pm - IP Logged

                I presume the new director won't bring back Lotzee, even though it was much better than the OR/WA games, and the failed MUSL version.

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                  Posted: December 19, 2004, 3:55 pm - IP Logged
                  Quote: Originally posted by CASH Only on December 13, 2004



                  Todd:

                  Pick-6 Lotto is a MUCH BETTER game than NY Lotto 6/59 simply because the payback % is 10 points higher. I wouldn't mind NJ changing it to be exactly like the NY game except for the prize return.




                  I sincerely hope you're wrong.  Why the heck would we want a game that's harder to win??  We already have Mega Millions here, we don't need another game with odds that low.  I like NJ's game the way they are, except for the Pick 3 pari-mutuel payouts.  I like the size of the Pick 6 Lotto jackpots.

                   

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                    Posted: December 19, 2004, 4:01 pm - IP Logged

                    Todd:

                    But again, the idea is to steal lottery play away from NY by offering the SAME game with much better lower prizes.

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                      Posted: December 19, 2004, 4:32 pm - IP Logged

                      No, that's not the idea of NJ games.  The idea is to give NJ the best game possible for NJ residents, not NY residents.

                      If NY residents want a good game, they need to speak up to their legislators and lottery officials in NY, and continue to post their thoughts on this forum (like you do).

                       

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                        Posted: December 20, 2004, 9:36 am - IP Logged

                        It seems to me the NY Lottery won't listen to me, or anybody else for that matter.

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                          Posted: December 20, 2004, 9:43 am - IP Logged

                          CO:

                          I am certainly listening to you!  And I agree with you about the lousy percentage that NY allocates to its prize pool.

                          Most of the time, getting these huge lottery organizations to do anything positive for the players is a monumental challenge, mainly because it requires that legislation be passed.  In the case of the NY prize pool, I believe that percentage was allocated through legislation, and not just a number that the lottery came up with.

                          Affecting change at the state level is daunting - just ask Jim695 and LosingJeff.  It requires persistance (which you have) and lots of contact with state representatives.  Also, the mainstream media needs to be involved.  Only then can you get the kind of public outcry that will get people in Albany moving.

                           

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                            Posted: January 7, 2005, 3:50 pm - IP Logged

                            Makes sense to me.


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                              Posted: January 18, 2005, 4:12 pm - IP Logged

                              Even Massachusetts seems to listen to its players more than NY does (at least with Ca$h WinFall).