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Posted: March 3, 2005, 12:13 am - IP Logged

I was comparing prize payouts of Indianas with Ohios

reults from 3-1-05

midday3   Oh. 232,040      In.  3,400

eve 3      Oh.  119,300      In.  16040

midday 4  Oh.  113,300      In.  7,510

Eve.  4      Oh.   77,100        In.  5,320 

How can there be such a great difference in the payouts of these two states Ohio is not that much bigger then Indiana.

But on any given day there is usually this kind results between these two states

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    Posted: March 3, 2005, 6:58 am - IP Logged

     

    If the sales numbers are comparable between the states, corruption could be a factor.  Haven't heard too many people expressing confidence in the Indiana Lottery.

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      Posted: March 3, 2005, 8:47 am - IP Logged

      I'm shocked that LosingJeff hasn't added his comments here yet.  Mark, do some searches on posts with LosingJeff as the Author, and you'll see he has been talking about this phenomena for a long time.  There is something terribly wrong there.

       

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        Posted: March 3, 2005, 10:56 am - IP Logged

        Last night after I posted this finding here, I also sent a e-mail to the hoosier lottery asking why.

        I then did some more research and sent the Indianapolis Star a e-mail with all my finding.

        Hope to shake a investigation up on this problem.

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          Posted: March 3, 2005, 11:14 am - IP Logged

          Incredible differences indeed.



          How many tickets do the two states sell on average each day?

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            Posted: March 3, 2005, 2:55 pm - IP Logged

            i agree,brilliant move mark,this indiana thing needs to be in the media,if it can get media attention......they could be exposed as the leeches they are... ripping players off and my question is where is all the money going????

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              Posted: March 4, 2005, 5:52 am - IP Logged

              Ohio's gross yearly lottery sales are $35 billion, and Indiana's are $7 billion. Also, Indiana offers more options, including a midday cash-5, so I'd guess mid and eve 3 and 4 are a smaller percentage of total sales.

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                Posted: March 4, 2005, 7:23 am - IP Logged

                 

                With Indiana having 1/5 the sales of Ohio there shouldn't be such an exponential difference in the Pick 3 and 4 payouts unless their Cash 5 sales and payouts are pretty substantial.  It'd be interesting to see a ticket sales vis-a-vis payouts comparison for each game in both states.