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What do you think is the worst game?

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What do you think is the worst lottery game out there today?

OH Super Lotto Plus (Extremely hard to win small) [ 3 ]  [13.04%]
Hot Lotto (Played exactly like Powerball) [ 3 ]  [13.04%]
CA Fantasy 5 (Dinky jackpots that never grow) [ 1 ]  [4.35%]
CA Daily Derby (A pretty half-baked idea IMO) [ 2 ]  [8.70%]
NY Lotto (Ask CASHOnly, he'll know why) [ 5 ]  [21.74%]
MA Cash WinFall ($2 for 1 play? Let's get real!) [ 3 ]  [13.04%]
Lotto Texas (Jackpots hard to win, and grow slow.) [ 5 ]  [21.74%]
WA Quinto (I like cards, but no one else does.) [ 1 ]  [4.35%]
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Posted: January 27, 2005, 9:14 pm - IP Logged

I left out Lucky For Life in PA because I'm certain it would get an overwhelming majority of votes.

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    Posted: January 27, 2005, 9:45 pm - IP Logged

    i gotta go with OH's Super Lotto Plus. i like the kicker, but a 6/49 game should be easier to win a cash prize, and at only $1 pre play. the least OH could do is make it 2 plays for $1 and give you the option on both plays.

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      Posted: January 27, 2005, 10:34 pm - IP Logged

      The Texas Lottery is also bad because it pays NOTHING when you get the bonus ball correct.

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        Posted: January 28, 2005, 4:38 am - IP Logged

        You left out the Indiana daily games.


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          Posted: January 28, 2005, 11:07 am - IP Logged

          You should have included MA Megais bad$ (still annuity-only) instead of Ca$h WinFall.

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            Posted: January 28, 2005, 8:52 pm - IP Logged

            although mass. megabucks is annuity-only, i do like the $1 price. a cash option would bring in more sales, and possibly an increase in the starting jackpot. $400,000 (annuitized) is not enough, and the fact that the $400,000 is paid over 20 years ($20,000/year before taxes) doesn't exactly set someone for life. also, the annuity period should be longer than 20 years. 25-30 year annuities make for bigger, better jackpots.

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              Posted: January 28, 2005, 10:54 pm - IP Logged
              Quote: Originally posted by LosingJeff on January 28, 2005

              You left out the Indiana daily games.






              I left them out because the problem is either they're rigged, hardly anyone plays, or both. I was talking about the actual game setup.

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                Posted: January 28, 2005, 11:02 pm - IP Logged
                Quote: Originally posted by DoctorEw220 on January 27, 2005

                i gotta go with OH's Super Lotto Plus. i like the kicker, but a 6/49 game should be easier to win a cash prize, and at only $1 pre play. the least OH could do is make it 2 plays for $1 and give you the option on both plays.






                I voted that too. By far the worst Lotto game out there. Sure NY Lotto only gives you $1 for matching 3, but a "promotional" free ticket in OH? Ouch. Definately a jackpot oriented game, which never gets you far in my book.

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                  Posted: February 2, 2005, 9:44 am - IP Logged

                  jimmy:

                  The Kicker should be booted.


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                    Posted: February 4, 2005, 9:48 am - IP Logged

                    Left out of your list are OR Lose for Life and WA Unlucky for Life.


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                      Posted: March 5, 2005, 12:36 pm - IP Logged

                      I would not have put Lotto TX in there, even though 0+MB wins nothing.

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                        Posted: March 5, 2005, 5:52 pm - IP Logged

                        yeah. lotto texas isn't bad, and the jackpot grows pretty big sometimes.

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                          Posted: March 10, 2005, 2:44 pm - IP Logged

                          Quinto is arguably the "worst" pick-5 game.

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                            Posted: March 18, 2005, 11:08 pm - IP Logged

                            i wouldn't say that. granted it's hard to win, and it really should offer more than $1 for matching 2 numbers, but the jackpot can get pretty high, and when any jackpot gets high, any game becomes a good game.

                            I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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                              Posted: March 19, 2005, 12:00 am - IP Logged

                              The worst games are any game with a power or mega ball drawn from a separate hopper.  Their Pick-5 portion provides a poorer arena for wheeling as each line provides half the lower tier prize coverage of Pick-6 lines and the power/mega ball makes the jackpot more luck then skill.

                              Games like Quinto and Lucky for Life are hardly worth calling a lottery game.

                              BobP

                              Pure Pick-6 is the best way to go to have any real chance to make your own luck.  This may be simple for the people here, but makes sense.
                              http://www.lotto-logix.com/winlotto.html