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Ohio MM to get Kicker

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Posted: August 18, 2005, 6:04 pm - IP Logged

The Kicker should be retired, rather than be transferred to Mega Millions. But this will mean Ohio MM will become slightly different than the other 11 state versions.

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    Posted: August 18, 2005, 9:24 pm - IP Logged

    The K-I-C-K-E-R will not effect the MegaMillions at all.  It just that it can only be played by MegaMillions players once the SuperLotto game is no longer played.  The KICKER has its own drawings and its own payouts and is not associated with any other game except by being on the same play slip.

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      Posted: August 18, 2005, 9:55 pm - IP Logged

      And may I ask what's wrong with the Kicker?

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        Posted: August 19, 2005, 9:36 am - IP Logged

        js:

        Kicker is QP only. You have to play a certain other game in order to play Kicker.

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          Posted: August 19, 2005, 10:23 am - IP Logged

          I think it's preposterous to knock the Kicker because it's just a QP.  That's the purpose of it!!!  It is designed to be a quick add-on, not another game where you track past results and pick your own numbers.

          We should be encouraging the lotteries to try innovative add-ons like the kicker, not cutting them down every time they do not produce games according to Cash Only's cookie-cutter mentality!  It would be quite boring if every game was the same.

           

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            Posted: August 19, 2005, 3:17 pm - IP Logged

            I think it's preposterous to knock the Kicker because it's just a QP.  That's the purpose of it!!!  It is designed to be a quick add-on, not another game where you track past results and pick your own numbers.

            We should be encouraging the lotteries to try innovative add-ons like the kicker, not cutting them down every time they do not produce games according to Cash Only's cookie-cutter mentality!  It would be quite boring if every game was the same.

            I would like to pick my own numbers. But I still agree with you Todd. Players need choices between games, and within games.

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              Posted: August 19, 2005, 4:09 pm - IP Logged

              todd:

              There have been several Kicker-type games in the US, but only Ohio still has one. Canada has Kicker-style games where you have a choice of which to play with it (OH only with SLP; soon just MM). 

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                Posted: August 19, 2005, 5:28 pm - IP Logged

                Well, ah, no.  If you're referring to Canada kicker-style games like Extra (WCLC), Encore (OLGC), Extra (Québec), or TAG (ALC), then no, Canadian players don't choose their own numbers.  They are all Quick Picks.

                It would be nice to add those games to USA lotteries, but the big trend seems to be towards multipliers, rather than extra games.  For example, South Carolina's Palmetto Cash 5, with its standard Pick 5 play, plus optional multiplier.

                 

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                  Posted: August 19, 2005, 5:38 pm - IP Logged

                  Well, ah, no.  If you're referring to Canada kicker-style games like Extra (WCLC), Encore (OLGC), Extra (Québec), or TAG (ALC), then no, Canadian players don't choose their own numbers.  They are all Quick Picks.

                  It would be nice to add those games to USA lotteries, but the big trend seems to be towards multipliers, rather than extra games.  For example, South Carolina's Palmetto Cash 5, with its standard Pick 5 play, plus optional multiplier.

                  CO meant you have a choice of which game to "Tag" the spiel game to.

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                    Posted: August 19, 2005, 7:20 pm - IP Logged

                    Is that kicker anything like the oregon megabucks kicker option?  Just curious!

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                      Posted: August 20, 2005, 12:34 am - IP Logged

                      Is that kicker anything like the oregon megabucks kicker option?  Just curious!

                      No, the Kicker is a 6-digit number that's added to a Super Lotto play.

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                        Posted: August 20, 2005, 1:21 pm - IP Logged

                        I think Ohio should discontinue the kicker since their Ohio Super Lotto Plus has retired. For an extra buck, why did OH keep the kicker for Mega Millions? I hope that people in Ohio win some money for the kicker although they lose money in MM.

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                          I think Ohio should discontinue the kicker since their Ohio Super Lotto Plus has retired. For an extra buck, why did OH keep the kicker for Mega Millions? I hope that people in Ohio win some money for the kicker although they lose money in MM.

                          Are suggesting getting rid of two games at once? Because that would be bad.

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                            Posted: August 20, 2005, 4:23 pm - IP Logged

                            I think Ohio should discontinue the kicker since their Ohio Super Lotto Plus has retired. For an extra buck, why did OH keep the kicker for Mega Millions? I hope that people in Ohio win some money for the kicker although they lose money in MM.

                            What I was saying, I want OH to keep MM to have big jackpots. However, I would discontinue the kicker and Ohio SLP. I wished that Ohio keeps Mega Millions, but eliminate the kicker and Ohio Super Lotto Plus. However, why OH is discontinuing Ohio SLP?


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                              Posted: September 13, 2005, 4:55 pm - IP Logged

                              just:

                              "Classic" lotto games like SLP are far less popular than in the days before MM and PB. Even the smaller multi-state games (Lotto South, Hot Lotto) don't seem to be catching on.