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WA ending online Unlucky for Life

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Posted: April 14, 2005, 9:57 am - IP Logged

Washington state is replacing the "Lucky for Life" online game with a $5 scratch game of the same name. The scratch will offer a $750,000 cash option for the lifetime prize (the computerized version does not.)

OR and PA need to offer a cash option for their lifetime prizes or scrap their games.

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    Posted: April 14, 2005, 10:13 am - IP Logged

    How can you have a cash option if a game is based on giving you a check each year you remain alive?


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      Posted: April 14, 2005, 5:10 pm - IP Logged

      tg:

      WA realizes the older you are, the less attractive a lifetime prize is.

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        Posted: April 14, 2005, 7:13 pm - IP Logged

        The entire concept of the game is depressing if you do a little math. Figure out your life expectancy, subtract it from your current age. Then add up what the Present Day Value of all those 1000 a week checks will be once you adjust for inflation. For just about everyone, the $750,000 cash option looks a lot more attractive.


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          Posted: April 14, 2005, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

          blalron:

          Unfortunately, OR is continuing Lose for Life with no plans AFAIK to offer a cash option.

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            Posted: April 14, 2005, 8:10 pm - IP Logged

            Perhaps they will learn from Washington when their sales increase.

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              Posted: April 15, 2005, 1:14 am - IP Logged

              a "life" is ending...


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                Posted: April 17, 2005, 4:04 pm - IP Logged

                ...and a better one will be starting...

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                  Posted: April 17, 2005, 8:32 pm - IP Logged
                  Quote: Originally posted by CASH Only on April 17, 2005

                  ...and a better one will be starting...


                  Well, for that particular game. The other on-line games will have to go through the player withdrawl that comes with computer drawings.

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                    Posted: April 27, 2005, 5:17 pm - IP Logged

                    WA online Unlucky for Life is rotting in lottery hell. Unfortunately the PA game isn't following it.

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                      Posted: April 27, 2005, 6:30 pm - IP Logged
                      Quote: Originally posted by CASH Only on April 27, 2005

                      WA online Unlucky for Life is rotting in lottery hell. Unfortunately the PA game isn't following it.


                      I don't know about hell. Pergatory maybe .

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                        Posted: May 24, 2005, 4:49 pm - IP Logged

                        PA Unlucky for Life uses yellow balls. Appropriate since UfL is for cowards.


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                          Posted: June 20, 2005, 5:11 pm - IP Logged

                          Ironic that OR is continuing its Lose for Life (without a cash option)-OR Megabucks was the first US lottery game to give players a choice of lump sum or annuity.