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Posted: June 4, 2005, 9:51 pm - IP Logged
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  • When every game is multi-state.
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  • When pick-6 games have gone extinct,  all replaced with 5+1 type games.
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  • When the only ball drawing states are in the south (where they're kept under more scrutiny, not neccesarily bad).
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  • When annuities pay out over 50 years?
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  • When every ticket costs $2 or more.
I hope none of this stuff ever happens. But they're current industry trends.

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    Posted: June 4, 2005, 10:12 pm - IP Logged

    i definitely hope tickets don't go to two dollars.what usually happens is one state is brave enough to try it and then a trend starts before long....

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      Posted: June 4, 2005, 10:16 pm - IP Logged

      I hope not.  We'll see I guess.

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

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        Posted: June 4, 2005, 10:24 pm - IP Logged

        this blue game thing that costs two bucks has me a little worried that the multistate games like powerball and mega millions will eventually go to two bucks...

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          Posted: June 4, 2005, 11:12 pm - IP Logged

          New Hampshire had a lottery in 1964 and other states were selling tickets in the 1970s.  Let's say you put $1 on the lottery in 1970.  Today, adjusted for inflation, you'd be putting down around $5!

          I realize that $1 is a traditional amount...but I think that for better or worse, real soon, lotteries will make the jump to the $2 ticket in the expectation of higher sales.

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            Posted: June 4, 2005, 11:53 pm - IP Logged

            I'll buy WAY less Mega Millions' tickets if the price rises to $2.

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              Posted: June 5, 2005, 12:19 am - IP Logged

              Kansas still has a half-dollar ticket.  I read on one of these threads that NY does, also.  Maybe the trend is running that way.  If KS and NY are making a higher margin on 50 cent tickets than the others are making on dollar ones it seems to me there'd be a race to get there quickest by all.

              I'd bet KS is selling twice the tickets per capita and not giving away any more money than, say, NM Roadrunner.  Maybe more than twice as many tickets per capita because a half buck seems like such a Gawdawful bargain  and we're all such wise shoppers.  Once the wallet comes out to buy a half-dollar ticket a person might think he was cheating himself if he didn't buy a deck of them.

              In the military we used to talk about how we couldn't afford not to do a lot of cigarette smoking with them going for a dime a pack overseas.  I still reflect on how much money I lost by not doing a lot more smoking over there.

              Jack

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                Posted: June 5, 2005, 12:35 am - IP Logged

                I don't really care what they charge for a ticket as long as I get a chance to win per dollar spent.  Ohio has always charged a dollar per ticket even when they sold 2 chances to win per ticket for a bigger jackpots (I guess 50 cent per ticket was too much troule).  Lottery players aren't very smart but I doubt if most would be willing to pay $2 for a chance to win the same prize that now cost $1 per chance to win.

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                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
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                  Posted: June 5, 2005, 7:56 am - IP Logged

                  if they triple all the payout levels, I think increse to $2 ticket would be acceptable.

                   


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                    Posted: June 5, 2005, 1:04 pm - IP Logged

                    rip:

                    The payout % in NY Lotto is terrible.

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                      Posted: June 5, 2005, 6:09 pm - IP Logged

                      rip:

                      The payout % in NY Lotto is terrible.

                      That comes as a shock.  All the rest of them pay out like gang busters.

                      Jack

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                        Posted: June 5, 2005, 6:15 pm - IP Logged

                        just in the city alone they could get over a million players not mention what the entire state could bring....

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                          Posted: June 5, 2005, 9:59 pm - IP Logged

                          the sad thing is that more and more states are going to $2 a ticket.  fortunately not many of those games are selling.

                          I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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                            Posted: June 5, 2005, 11:26 pm - IP Logged

                            Back before lotteries the numbers rackets in Boston and NYC used to have a pick three every day.  I don't know if it's still running... that was the early 60s.... cost a buck through bookies.... 

                            Maybe getting the private sector (the mob or whatever is serving that function these days) would help keep the government lotteries honest.

                            Jack