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If you were the Lottery Director?

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Posted: May 16, 2005, 4:54 pm - IP Logged

I don't know if this question was ever posted here at the Lotterypost.

If you were the Lottery Director of your state, what would you change?

Add new games?  Type

Remove old games?

If I was the Lottery Director of my state I would remove the computerized Midday drawing with a live drawing.

I would dump all the state Lottery Games except Powerball and I would add a 6/32 Lottery game with more chances to win.

I would increase the Pick 3 payouts from 500 to 1 to 750 to 1.

Create a state sanctioned online pick 3 game where you set up an account and pick your numbers.

Just to name a few.

Like this will ever happen!!

Good Luck!!!

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    Posted: May 16, 2005, 5:22 pm - IP Logged

    What state are you from? And I have done things like this numerous times in the past, go back in the archive and look for them.

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      Maverick's avatar - yinyang
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      Posted: May 16, 2005, 6:00 pm - IP Logged

      I would make NY Lotto much better, and make Take Five a jackpot game like CashOnly mentioned... if not a jackpot game, then whenever there's an extra number, the payouts would pay the same as if there was no extra number, meaning if I hit 2 regular #'s and the extra # I get $15-$20, not just $4.50! ...  and do something to Pick 10.

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        Posted: May 16, 2005, 6:02 pm - IP Logged

        I would have lotto 5 drawings daily.  I would offer junior, giant, and Jumbo Jumbo Bucks.  Create an instate Lotto game with drawings Tuesday and Friday.  I would change lotto 5's name to TN triple star bucks or Tristar 5 (That's if Tristar and starbucks didn't want to sue me).  I would add midday drawings to cash 3 and 4. 

        How are you going to win if you don't play?

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          Posted: May 16, 2005, 6:05 pm - IP Logged

          Oh yeah add a match 2 out of 5 prize for lotto 5.

          How are you going to win if you don't play?

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            Posted: May 16, 2005, 8:37 pm - IP Logged

            TNPlayer has some great ideas there. I'd play his lottery. But I should point out to maverick that Take 5 is the way it is because so many people buy tickets, to the tune of about 900,000 per draw. That would make rollovers rare, and when they would occur, you could expect 6-7 top prize winners because then Take Five would really fly off the shelves. Changing T5 to a jackpot game would require increasing the matrix to a 5/42-5/46, or something like that. And I'm sure popularity would wane, seeing that New Yorkers don't typically repond well to change. Remember when NY Lotto went to 1 play per dollar? It may've been a better game after that, but it was too radical of a change, at which point they went to the old format with a bigger matrix, with moderate success. But his other ideas are great. Take Five would benefit greatly from a regular bonus ball feature. And NY Lotto needs bigger smaller prizes, but no other changes. The payout is it's only flaw, albeit a major one.

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              Posted: May 16, 2005, 11:49 pm - IP Logged

              the new First of all if I were a lottery director being paid the yearly equivalent of a lottery jackpot I'd stop trying to figure out how to win and start trying to figure out how to get the suckers to drop more on the games so I'd get a bigger bonus.



              Pretty much it's all a numbers game.  Just about everything is pre-decided as to the percentages so all you can do is shuffle the perameters to make it look like the games have changed for the better.  When the take drops off, shuffle the perameters again and buy ads to promote game. BobP


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                Posted: May 17, 2005, 1:08 am - IP Logged

                That's the way it done in Ohio. When the lotto game first started it was a 6/44 game, 2 chances for $1 and a match 3/6 paid $3 and the jackpot rolled $4M if it wasn't won.  Over the years as the game improved it change to a 6/49 +1 game, 1 chance for $1 and a match 3/6 pays nothing and the jackpot rolls $1M if it not won.  They are thinking about making some more improvements to regain the level of interest the game use to have.

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                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
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                  Posted: May 17, 2005, 1:24 am - IP Logged

                   

                   

                  a 2 digit game.. as in front or back pair. Thats all I want.

                  A small change.. not asking much..a nice new non-taxable game.

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                    Posted: May 17, 2005, 3:36 am - IP Logged

                    If I were Lottery Director the Hoosier Lottery would go back to using Balls TODAY! I guarantee the payouts would skyrocket! Need I say more.

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                      Posted: May 17, 2005, 3:49 am - IP Logged

                      Maybe the payouts would skyrocket just like our property taxes do around here. Here we go again, my house payment will go up 60 dollars per month again next month. It just went up 50 per month last year! Ive lost track of the years before that. If there are any Legislators from Indiana out there I have a question. "Where is all the money at?" and how much longer before we lose our homes?

                      Why does a State in such bad economic condition as Indiana buy a new Stadium? Instead, dont build this stadium and give us a tax break. How many old arenas have we destroyed when they should have been renovated. I think its time the Legislators started answering to the people. Better yet, we need to make every effort to elect a completely new group of people to the Legislature. That way we can rid ourselves of the entire regime that put us in this mess!

                      I only wish the Federal Government would come here and take a look at what is going on here. We need help.

                        Maverick's avatar - yinyang
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                        Posted: May 17, 2005, 4:55 am - IP Logged

                        I forgot to say... winsumloosesum, great thread. Lottery games don't always stay the same. Some get better, some get worse, which is why it's nice to see this as a new thread.