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Posted: January 28, 2005, 1:21 am - IP Logged

States are starting to raise the ticket prices. There is even a rumor that one state plans on eliminating the $1 instant ticket. Recently, TX has started offering a $30 instant game. It is not the first $30 instant game in the nation. CT and KY supposedly offer $30 games. NH is about to raise the maximum price of instant tickets to $20 or $25 (One of those two. It's still going through the legislature). What we need to do is boycott the higher priced tickets. An easy way to do so is only purchase tickets that are priced in the single digits ($1, $2, $3, $5, and in the case of NJ, $4. Yes they do offer a $4 ticket. It's one of those that you have to log onto the web to find out if you've won anything.). States are being too greesy, and assume that if they raise the ticket prices, they will see more revenue. LET'S PROVE THEM WRONG!!! Let's show them that higher ticket prices do not mean higher revenues.

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    Posted: January 28, 2005, 11:17 am - IP Logged

    dr:

    NY's $10 tickets and some of the $5s are annuity-only.

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      i'm not focused on the prize amounts, even though $250,000 is not nearly enough of a top prize for a $20 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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        The reason many states offer instant tickets in the $10, $20, and even $30 range is due to the demand from people and the retailers that sell those games.  Retialers make a higher commission on the higher costing games AND the payouts are always higher in those games, so there are more prizes to be won.  If you enjoy instant tickets, that's GREAT!  Just remember that some of us enjoy a higher priced game that will offer more "higher tier" prizes than a $1 and $2 game do.  Plus, when I buy games at $300 a book I don't want to have to scratch 300 $1 tickets, I much prefer 30 $10 tickets or even 15 $20 tickets.  Too each his own... but I see no reason to "boycott" higher dollar games, it's taken us big spenders a long time to get our point heard of offering higher prizes in bigger games.  The states are not getting greedy, they are just trying to meet our demands... I know I have written enough letters demanding $20 games already.

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          Posted: February 27, 2005, 1:53 pm - IP Logged
          Quote: Originally posted by PS Master on February 9, 2005

          The reason many states offer instant tickets in the $10, $20, and even $30 range is due to the demand from people and the retailers that sell those games. Retialers make a higher commission on the higher costing games AND the payouts are always higher in those games, so there are more prizes to be won. If you enjoy instant tickets, that's GREAT! Just remember that some of us enjoy a higher priced game that will offer more "higher tier" prizes than a $1 and $2 game do. Plus, when I buy games at $300 a book I don't want to have to scratch 300 $1 tickets, I much prefer 30 $10 tickets or even 15 $20 tickets. Too each his own... but I see no reason to "boycott" higher dollar games, it's taken us big spenders a long time to get our point heard of offering higher prizes in bigger games. The states are not getting greedy, they are just trying to meet our demands... I know I have written enough letters demanding $20 games already.








          dude. like players would really demand an instant game that costs $30 per ticket. think about if you spent $30 on ONE instant ticket and came up empty. wouldn't you be pissed at yourself? i can understand CT's $30 game because for the most part, people who live in CT are pretty well-made, but states like KY and TX. KY is pretty well known for poverty. the only people in KY that a $30 game will help out is the lottery. i remember when $20 games guarenteed a prize on every ticket. you may not have won your money back, but at least you got something. nowadays lotteries are trying to extort as much money from the players as they can by increasing ticket prices and offering huge top prizes that may take away from the lower prizes. you just wait. sooner or later some lottery will come out with a $50 or even $100 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: February 27, 2005, 6:44 pm - IP Logged
            Quote: Originally posted by DoctorEw220 on January 28, 2005


            States are being too greesy, and assume that if they raise the ticket prices, they will see more revenue.


            I agree. They're preying on our motivation. By raising lottery game prices, they are simply helping to worsen the gambling addicts situation!
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              Posted: February 27, 2005, 6:46 pm - IP Logged
              Quote: Originally posted by DoctorEw220 on January 28, 2005


              i'm not focused on the prize amounts, even though $250,000 is not nearly enough of a top prize for a $20 game.




              I agree. That's peanuts. Even if I won the 1st prize, and won it on the first try, I'd still think they're wrong.

              PS. I would really like to see proof of players demanding $20-$30 scratchers.

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                Posted: March 3, 2005, 7:09 pm - IP Logged

                what makes things worse is that the lotteries would guarentee a prize in expensive tickets, and dventually move away from that to make a profit.

                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 3, 2005, 10:34 pm - IP Logged

                  I only play 1 to 5 dollar games the most and on rare times I will buy 10 dollar games.

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                    Posted: March 4, 2005, 9:14 am - IP Logged

                    i'm fond of $2, $3, and $5 games. occasionally (after a big win), i will play a $10 ticket.

                    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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                      drew you take all this lottery stuff too seriously. lotterys are in it to make money the hook is to get people to play. They offer prizes in just about every range for every income level. A lot of people who buy scratchers are after a prize. They know when they hand the money to the seller that they might not win and are giving of their dollars to some cause like edgeumication or stadium athority or whatever the scratcher proceeds are for. When they lose they are donating to that cause and know that going in.

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                        Posted: March 5, 2005, 6:05 pm - IP Logged

                        there's a line that needs to be drawn in terms of how much lotteies should charge per instant ticket, and the lotteries keep crossing that line.

                        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 7, 2005, 1:16 pm - IP Logged
                          Quote: Originally posted by Maverick on February 27, 2005



                          Quote: Originally posted by DoctorEw220 on January 28, 2005


                          i'm not focused on the prize amounts, even though $250,000 is not nearly enough of a top prize for a $20 game.




                          PS. I would really like to see proof of players demanding $20-$30 scratchers.




                          Look at the sales for the states with higher price point games... Florida has their $20 Gold Rush game and it's their top selling game, has been since it came out.  I think that's "proof" that players want it.  I buy the $20 game by the book, never "one ticket at a time"... so it's made for peeps like me who have no problem dropping $300 on a book of tickets.  That's what the smaller price amounts are for, the players who don't want to spen that much.

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                            YOu guys want everything huh.  Big huge prizes on cheap 2 and 5 buck tickets.  Seriously there is plenty of demand for 20 and 30 buck tickets.  Just cause you play small doesnt mean everyone should.  I prefer to play only the 5 buck and 10 buck games in ILLinois as those are the games with the highest payout % and the games that realistically give me the chance to win a nice prize without amazing odds.  You guys want a million dollar game on a 2 buck ticket, good luck, those odds would be millions to one.  To each their own.  The lottery is a stupid waste of money to begin with but games with the highest payback % are the only ones that should be played.


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                              Posted: March 7, 2005, 2:08 pm - IP Logged

                              qutgnt:

                              Yet so many still accept a 38%-40% payback in NY Lotto.