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Topic closed. 21 replies. Last post 12 years ago by CASH Only.

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When will all lotto/keno games be $2 or more?

2006 [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
2007 [ 2 ]  [18.18%]
2008 [ 3 ]  [27.27%]
2009 [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
2010 [ 1 ]  [9.09%]
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Posted: February 2, 2005, 4:05 pm - IP Logged

How soon will the $1 lottery ticket (not counting pick-3/4) be extinct?

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    Posted: February 2, 2005, 4:17 pm - IP Logged

    i don't ever see it becoming extinct. somewhere there will be a state that will always offer a $1 game.

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      Posted: February 3, 2005, 5:20 am - IP Logged
      Quote: Originally posted by DoctorEw220 on February 2, 2005


      i don't ever see it becoming extinct. somewhere there will be a state that will always offer a $1 game.


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        Posted: February 3, 2005, 11:24 am - IP Logged

        Cash Only,

        Other than benefiting the States and turning us mostly poor players away from playing $2 lottery games, why do you think there would be any consideration to increase the cost of an already existing $1 dollar ticket?

        litebets27


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          Posted: February 3, 2005, 11:27 am - IP Logged

          lite:

          Inflation.

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            Posted: February 3, 2005, 11:52 am - IP Logged

            You maybe right about that. But I hope that the people who run the lottery games in each State would put themselves in the ordinary players shoes and think, would I play more at $1 or more at $2. I realize that many of the people who run State lotteries think that many gamblers have a disease and would bet at any cost, but I hope not all of them feel this way. I mean, it would spoil some of our fun if they did increase the prices.

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              Posted: February 5, 2005, 11:05 am - IP Logged

              I put less emphasis on ticket cost than cash/annuity.

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                Posted: February 5, 2005, 11:26 am - IP Logged

                If individual state lotteries begin offering online ticket sales,   that would effectively cut costs and allow them to keep purchase prices down to $1 while increasing sales.  Would love to purchase tickets in the comfort of my home!

                Also might cut down on some auto emission pollution while they're at it. 

                Good luck to everyone!


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                  Posted: February 5, 2005, 1:40 pm - IP Logged

                  I would like to see lottery sales over the Internet.


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                    Posted: February 15, 2005, 10:24 am - IP Logged

                    It appears Mega Millions will stay at $1 when CA joins.

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                      Posted: February 15, 2005, 3:03 pm - IP Logged

                      I would pay 2 dollars to play I would just play less lines on the ticket.  If they raise the prices I hope it is a lot later then sooner.

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                        I dont think the lottery will ever cost $2.  Everyone knows there is something very novel about spending one dollar in exchange for one chance at a jackpot.  However, if the MM or PB people decide to do something stupid and increase the cost I think they would do it in a more conspicuos manner.  That is instead of charging 2 dollars for one ticket (a 100 percent increase) they might try giving a person 3 lines of numbers for 2 dollars. 

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                          Quote: Originally posted by ineed9million on February 15, 2005

                          I dont think the lottery will ever cost $2. Everyone knows there is something very novel about spending one dollar in exchange for one chance at a jackpot. However, if the MM or PB people decide to do something stupid and increase the cost I think they would do it in a more conspicuos manner. That is instead of charging 2 dollars for one ticket (a 100 percent increase) they might try giving a person 3 lines of numbers for 2 dollars.






                          That would be a 33% decrease.

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                            Posted: February 15, 2005, 10:25 pm - IP Logged
                            Quote: Originally posted by ineed9million on February 15, 2005


                            I dont think the lottery will ever cost $2.  Everyone knows there is something very novel about spending one dollar in exchange for one chance at a jackpot.  However, if the MM or PB people decide to do something stupid and increase the cost I think they would do it in a more conspicuos manner.  That is instead of charging 2 dollars for one ticket (a 100 percent increase) they might try giving a person 3 lines of numbers for 2 dollars. 


                            I like your input.
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                              Posted: February 15, 2005, 10:32 pm - IP Logged

                              JimmySand

                              when I said 100 percent increase i was referring to the hypothetical situation in which we would see an increase from $1 to $2 for one play.  But, you are right that it would be a 33 percent increase if you 3 lines of numbers for $2.