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Posted: April 17, 2005, 1:49 pm - IP Logged

$18 million for Wednesday, April 20.

LS will be four years old in September, yet has not expanded its three-state base or lengthened its jackpot odds from 1:14 million. We need more states to join so LS can be the nation's third biggest lottery jackpot game (after MM and PB).

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    I think that would be a bad idea.  Lotto South is currently in three states:  Georgia, Kentucky and Virginia.  Those three states already have giant jackpot games (Georgia:  MegaMillions, Kentucky:  PowerBall, Virginia: MegaMillions).

    There are MANY people in these 3 states who prefer 6/49 lottery games over all other types of games for a couple of reasons:  They have reasonable jackpots and they have relatively reasonable odds of winning (compared to the huge jackpot games).

    There are basically 3 types of lottery players:

    1.  Those who play for small prizes that have great odds of winning (Pick-3, Pick-4, and maybe Pick-5).

    2.  Those who play for medium-size prizes that have somewhat difficult odds of winning (6/49).

    3.  Those who play for huge prizes that have almost impossible odds of winning (MegaMillions, PowerBall).

    If Lotto South starts increasing its matrix, the entire 2nd group will be abandoned by those states.  The only game the 2nd group would have to play is a Pick-5 game, which doesn't have nearly the size jackpots that Lotto South has.

    Lotto South is my favorite Lottery game, but if they increase the matrix, many people (including me) will quit buying Lotto South tickets and will buy tickets for 6/49 games from neighboring states.

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      Posted: April 17, 2005, 5:29 pm - IP Logged

      4.  Players like me who play a little of all games offered to me.  (Pick 3 and 4, pick 5, lotto, Major Lotto, and scratch offs).

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        Posted: April 18, 2005, 11:51 pm - IP Logged

        After North Carolina gets a lottery, it would be nice if we would get Lotto South (now that MegaMillions has joined powerball in making the odds worse)

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          Posted: April 19, 2005, 9:04 am - IP Logged

          LotteryPlayer pretty much said it best. People play Lotto South because of the odds of winning. I think people would play, but you would have less people playing if the odds of winning were to be less.


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            Posted: April 19, 2005, 4:55 pm - IP Logged

            I still believe the LS matrix is too small; it should be 6/52 or 6/53 as a three-state game.

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              Posted: April 19, 2005, 5:32 pm - IP Logged

              I like the lotto south matrix the way it is.


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                Posted: April 19, 2005, 5:33 pm - IP Logged

                9m:

                Yes, but even a 6/52 or 6/53 game has better odds than MM or PB.

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                  Posted: April 19, 2005, 5:47 pm - IP Logged

                  cash,

                  i understand your point...in a perfect world we could have both.


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                    Posted: April 19, 2005, 6:01 pm - IP Logged

                    9m:

                    When Lotto South gets high enough, form a pool.


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                      Posted: May 12, 2005, 12:21 pm - IP Logged

                      $4 million for Saturday, May 14.

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                        LotteryPlayer pretty much said it best. People play Lotto South because of the odds of winning. I think people would play, but you would have less people playing if the odds of winning were to be less.

                        i agree

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                          LotteryPlayer pretty much said it best. People play Lotto South because of the odds of winning. I think people would play, but you would have less people playing if the odds of winning were to be less.



                          i agree





                          I doubly agree. Lotto South's purpose is not to be big, but to be a traditional Lotto game. Not too hard, not too easy. They got a good thing going, and they don't need any more states and numbers. Just a good 'ol 6/49.

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                            Posted: May 19, 2005, 1:29 pm - IP Logged

                            $6 million for Saturday, May 21.

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                              Posted: May 19, 2005, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

                              OhioSuperLottoPlus is $7 millions for Saturday, May 21 and it's a 649 game.  A 649 game is good for one large state or several small states maximum, the matrix would need to change if more players were included to generate large enough jackpots to attract players.

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                               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                                 
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