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NY Lottery... look in here

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Maverick's avatar - yinyang
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Posted: June 5, 2005, 1:09 am - IP Logged

I just wanted to get something off my chest. I know NY lottery officials visit LP, and that's cool. This week if we buy $5 of Lotto, we get one free Take Five QP. That promotion is supposed to bring a smile to people's faces. I get more excited from a supermarket coupon. Although that promotion is better than nothing, I find it almost an insult... just like Mega Millions increasing the base jackpot by a paltry $2 million, instead of $5 million. That doesn't sound too "MEGA" to me.

Anyway back to NY Lotto's promotion of the free Take Five QP this week. They should give us a free ticket where we can pick our own numbers (even if it's only for one line of Lotto). Sure, I'd be happy with a Take Five jackpot hit, but obviously if I'm buying Lotto, I'm motivated by the million $$$ jackpots, so at least give a free QP for Lotto or Mega Millions, or at the very least a free Pick 10 QP.

Thank you nylottery

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    Posted: June 5, 2005, 6:57 am - IP Logged

    If the NY lottery actually does read this they should know that if they did what Florida is doing and raised payouts which equals great publicity and more winners than they would have even more profits.  I am an ex NY'er and never play any of their games when home as the payouts and odds are horrocious.  Take Five is the only game I would even think of playing . With the population NY has it could make a fortune if properly run.  Instead they would rather just pillage hard working NYers. Now wonder why most people go to casinos.  Who would play this garbage.

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      Posted: June 5, 2005, 10:36 am - IP Logged

      It's the fault of the state legistlature from what I understand. They have to approve every game before it's put on the market, and are very stingy about prize payouts. They just don't understand the mechanics of the lottery system. If you live in New York, I urge you to contact your state congressperson, and let the New York Lottery know you're doing so. Let them know you want higher payouts.

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        Posted: June 5, 2005, 1:03 pm - IP Logged

        I'm not taking the bait.


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          Posted: June 15, 2005, 11:34 am - IP Logged

          As a lottery player, I'm ashamed to live in NY.


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            Posted: July 11, 2005, 4:36 pm - IP Logged

            I'm still not playing NY Lotto. Maybe $1 for Saturday, no more.

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              Posted: July 11, 2005, 4:43 pm - IP Logged

              Playing a mere $1 for a $46 million 6/59 game doesn't make sense to me.  NY Lotto players should start pulling out the stops until it's hit.

              I agree with JS9 about the prize percentage problem: it is the legislature.  However, the NY Lottery, being a political organization of sorts, could lobby strongly to increase the prize pool, and I don't get the feeling that they do.  From the customer service responses I've seen, they bend over backwards to justify their situation, rather than to sympathize with the player and say what they are doing to change things.

              The NY Lottery is a well-run lottery, but suffers from the staid political climate in NY, where inertia keeps things from changing.

               

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                Posted: July 11, 2005, 4:47 pm - IP Logged

                todd:

                The NY lottery will be lucky if I play $1 for Saturday.

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                  Posted: July 11, 2005, 6:35 pm - IP Logged

                  Roll Eyes

                   

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                    Posted: July 30, 2005, 1:02 pm - IP Logged

                    I'm still playing only $1 on El Cheapo.

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                      Posted: July 30, 2005, 4:19 pm - IP Logged

                      I'm still playing only $1 on El Cheapo.

                      Me too. I'm tired of spending more when they refuse to listen to the players. If I saw them catering to our "very reasonable" requests, I would enjoy giving them more of my $$$.

                      To Lotteries: Stop recording our # combinations, and figure out another way to rollover the $$$.