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MM (new) v NY Lotto

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Which game is better?

MM (5/56 + 1/46) [ 15 ]  [68.18%]
NY Lotto (6/59) [ 7 ]  [31.82%]
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Posted: June 23, 2005, 5:38 pm - IP Logged

As everybody on LP knows, I am not a fan of NY Lotto, even at two plays for $1.

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    Posted: June 23, 2005, 9:36 pm - IP Logged

    They all have pros and cons. NY Lotto gets you 2 plays for only one buck, in a day when more games are becoming $2 for just one play. And for the odds, the jackpots grow to exciting levels (like now). Of course, like you've said, it only pays 40%, when such a payout would be illegal in a lot of other states. Mega Millions on the other hand obviously has much bigger jackpots, and an honest payout. But the odds, whew! And I'm sure with CA in now, we'll see even more winners then before, which means they might be more occasions where NY Lotto has an even bigger jackpot. But MM is the better game, but IMHO, not by much.

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      Posted: June 29, 2005, 5:15 pm - IP Logged

      I pick MM.

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        Posted: June 30, 2005, 7:15 am - IP Logged

        i went with NY Lotto for a few reasons.

        1.  it's an in-state game.

        2.  the 2 plays for $1 feature

        3.  the draw show (which an insider told me might be changing)

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          Posted: June 30, 2005, 9:47 am - IP Logged

          Anybody who thinks NY Lotto is a good value because you get 2 plays/$1 needs their head examined.

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            Posted: June 30, 2005, 9:49 am - IP Logged

            This poll doesn't make much sense to me.  They are completely different games.  It's comparing apples and oranges, like saying, "which game is better: Pick 3 or Jersey Cash 5?"

             

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              Posted: June 30, 2005, 9:52 am - IP Logged

              todd:

              Both are jackpot games.

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                Posted: June 30, 2005, 10:01 am - IP Logged

                Are you saying that any two games that have a jackpot are worthy of comparison?

                It is very clear that you are posting this to again show your dislike of the NY Lotto, so the reasoning that they "both are jackpot games" sounds a bit disingenuous.

                Everyone knows that you dislike the NY Lotto, so I'm curious why beating the dead horse is necessary?  Unless, of course, there is some new information to offer...

                 

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                  Posted: June 30, 2005, 10:04 am - IP Logged

                  People need to remember NY Lotto is a bad game despite the current high jackpot.


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                    Posted: June 30, 2005, 10:11 am - IP Logged

                    I agree NY lotto blows.  I used to live there and the buck for 3 out of 6 and the 40% or less payback is like robbery.  Mega Millions isnt that great either, I will stick to my Ill Little Lotto tonite that will be a million!  Almost wise if you could to scoop up all the combinations! 

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                      Posted: June 30, 2005, 11:30 am - IP Logged

                      People need to remember NY Lotto is a bad game despite the current high jackpot.

                      People DO remember your opinion on this.

                       

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                        Posted: June 30, 2005, 2:38 pm - IP Logged

                        Odds of 22m:1, and a jackpot of $40m...CO I think you've already bought your tickets!!

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                          Posted: June 30, 2005, 3:22 pm - IP Logged

                          I Agree!  Every New York'er should be playing NY Lotto this week!

                           

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                            Posted: June 30, 2005, 6:36 pm - IP Logged

                            Anybody who thinks NY Lotto is a good value because you get 2 plays/$1 needs their head examined.

                            I went with NY Lotto because I think it's a good value because you get 2 plays/$1.  That, plus the fact I'd sort of like to have my head examined.

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                              Posted: June 30, 2005, 6:49 pm - IP Logged

                              NY Lotto is clawing its way up!  (This poll is rediculous, but at least it gives me something to root for.)

                               

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