|Posted: July 29, 2005, 2:33 pm - IP Logged|
I was thinking about this mainly for States with relatively small populations.
(I've got the biggest mosquito in the United States buzzing around my head at the moment, so I'm not thinking too clearly).
A 1/70 game, one prize daily for the ticket that hits the most numbers drawn that day. Prize? In my State, maybe $10K-$15K because of the small population base. Larger States who could support it, larger prizes.
The reason I'm asking is this:
In New Mexico, there's a general air of suspicion about the NM Lotteries numbers games.... a belief that they're little more than a donation to the tax-base and educational system. Roll-overs contribute to that belief, along with the certainty that most draws nobody wins anything much worth winning.
I suspect New Mexicans would favor something with a sure, significant payout, no matter what the overall odds and how much revenue it brought in,m and buy a lot of tickets.
I'd be curious to know your views.