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Lotto South- Potential New Draw Days

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What if Lotto South were to move to Mondays and Thursdays? Would you like that better?

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Posted: September 5, 2005, 12:21 am - IP Logged

Anyone have a better idea?  I think this would get more Powerball and Mega Millions states to sign on to the game.

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    Posted: September 5, 2005, 1:18 am - IP Logged

    That would be a great idea. And maybe the larger states could put a niche game on Wednesdays and Saturdays in it's place.

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      Posted: September 5, 2005, 5:03 pm - IP Logged

      Moving the draw nights to avoid conflict with PB probably would work. But I still say the biggest flaw with LS is that its 6/49 matrix is too small. Other southern states might be more willing to join if it had bigger jackpot potential.

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        Moving the draw nights to avoid conflict with PB probably would work. But I still say the biggest flaw with LS is that its 6/49 matrix is too small. Other southern states might be more willing to join if it had bigger jackpot potential.

        But they need to be careful with adding more numbers. They don't want to make it too hard, for it's lower odds in comparison to PB and MM are the attraction. And they definately don't want to go to a 5+1 format, or they might find themselves with an even bigger turkey.

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          Posted: September 5, 2005, 6:24 pm - IP Logged

          The jackpot odds of Lotto South are 1: ~14 million. Given the populations of GA, KY, and VA, 1:24 million probably would be more appropriate. That would mean a 6/53 or 6/54 game WITHOUT adding a state. The South is rapidly growing.

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            The jackpot odds of Lotto South are 1: ~14 million. Given the populations of GA, KY, and VA, 1:24 million probably would be more appropriate. That would mean a 6/53 or 6/54 game WITHOUT adding a state. The South is rapidly growing.

            Those matrixes, or even a 6/55, would work fine. I'm talking like a 6/59 or something like that. That wouldn't work.

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              Posted: September 5, 2005, 6:53 pm - IP Logged

              js:

              NY has a 6/59 game (2 plays/$1), but as everyone knows, that is not my biggest criticism of its game. I'm willing to bet that the combined populations of Georgia, Kentucky, and Virginia is roughly that of NY, whose game has 1:22.5 million odds.


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                Posted: September 5, 2005, 7:35 pm - IP Logged

                The biggest flaw with Lotto South is the jackpot increases by a fixed amount each week.  It should increase like all the other jackpot games.


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                  Posted: September 5, 2005, 7:37 pm - IP Logged

                  ichoro:

                  I've noticed that too. At least the lower prizes change from draw to draw, if you don't mind pari-mutuel payouts.

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                    Posted: September 5, 2005, 8:16 pm - IP Logged

                    The jackpot odds of Lotto South are 1: ~14 million. Given the populations of GA, KY, and VA, 1:24 million probably would be more appropriate. That would mean a 6/53 or 6/54 game WITHOUT adding a state. The South is rapidly growing.

                    Those matrixes, or even a 6/55, would work fine. I'm talking like a 6/59 or something like that. That wouldn't work.

                      If Lotto South went 6/55 or 6/59, and assuming 1 play per $1, they should probably consider adding a match 2 prize category so the overall odds of winning won't be too high.


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                      Posted: September 5, 2005, 8:18 pm - IP Logged

                      ryan:

                      Lotto South does not have a bonus ball or use two drums. A 2/6 prize would be feasible since MA Ca$h WinFall (6/46) gives a free play for 2/6.


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                        ryan:

                        Lotto South does not have a bonus ball or use two drums. A 2/6 prize would be feasible since MA Ca$h WinFall (6/46) gives a free play for 2/6.

                        Substituting a bonus ball for the 6th ball would improve the game.  The odds for the 3-. 4-. and 5-ball matches would increase and they could increase the corresponding prizes to make the game more attractive, all done without changing the matrix.  It might actually result in a bigger jackpot prize as well, depending on sales.

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                          ryan:

                          Lotto South does not have a bonus ball or use two drums. A 2/6 prize would be feasible since MA Ca$h WinFall (6/46) gives a free play for 2/6.

                          Substituting a bonus ball for the 6th ball would improve the game.  The odds for the 3-. 4-. and 5-ball matches would increase and they could increase the corresponding prizes to make the game more attractive, all done without changing the matrix.  It might actually result in a bigger jackpot prize as well, depending on sales.

                          Oh god. not another 5+1 game. That's what Mega is for! You don't want Lotto South to end up like Lotto Texas. The reason Lotto South is around is so they could keep a pick-6 game around.

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                            Posted: September 7, 2005, 11:48 am - IP Logged

                            Lotto South someday could be the nation's #3 lotto game (after MM and PB.) It won't as long as the matrix stays at 6/49.


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                              Posted: September 7, 2005, 2:53 pm - IP Logged

                              I definately would because I want to see LOTTO South on Mondays and Thursdays so that way people can play any different lotto game every day except Sunday. This is an example from the Texas Lotto when they have Texas Two Step on Monday and Thursday, Mega Millions on Tuesday and Friday, and Lotto Texas on Wednesday and Saturday.