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Matrix v population

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Posted: September 11, 2005, 6:30 pm - IP Logged

What I mean is this: Can you think of a jackpot game (in-state or multi-state, pick-6 or 5+1 format), whose matrix is either too large or too small for its population base?

The best example I can think of, for a game too small, is Lotto South. It's a 6/49 game that IMO should be perhaps a 6/53, given the total populations of Georgia, Kentucky, and Virginia. VA had a 6/49 that became LS, without changing the matrix.

 

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    You complain about the 6/49 matrix even more than you complain about New York Lotto. Just be happy with what you have, because while they can make it better, they can also make it worse. You don't know what you have until it's gone. I'm sure that's how people in PA felt when Keystone Jackpot AND Wild Card Lotto was replaced with Super 6 (or Stupid 6 as I've heard it sometimes called).

    As for games too small for it's state, Florida Lotto immediately comes to mind. Sure it would work fine if Powerball was around to balance the sales, but Florida Lotto gets waaaaaaay too many winners. Even more than Lotto South. I'm not suggesting increasing the matrix, I'm suggesting Powerball (or Mega Millions if MUSL doesn't want FL). It will keep Lotto sales to prudent levels, and while it won't grow as fast, it will grow bigger. As Aesop once said about a couple of animals running a foot race, "Slow and steady wins the race."

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      Posted: September 11, 2005, 10:34 pm - IP Logged

      CASH.............................

      I would not be to upset about LS jackpots, matrix or population til you or .......

      someone on LP hits the Jackpo$$$$$$$$$. It seems to be making a  lot of 

      winners happy with 2, 3, 4, or  whatever....millions they are winning .......NOW!

      Tell us some software, wheel or how easy this little game  is to WINNNNNNNNN

      I won't waste any quick-pick money on it at this time are any of my time think'g

      bout it..............................but, good luck

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        Posted: September 11, 2005, 10:53 pm - IP Logged

        You complain about the 6/49 matrix even more than you complain about New York Lotto. Just be happy with what you have, because while they can make it better, they can also make it worse. You don't know what you have until it's gone. I'm sure that's how people in PA felt when Keystone Jackpot AND Wild Card Lotto was replaced with Super 6 (or Stupid 6 as I've heard it sometimes called).

        As for games too small for it's state, Florida Lotto immediately comes to mind. Sure it would work fine if Powerball was around to balance the sales, but Florida Lotto gets waaaaaaay too many winners. Even more than Lotto South. I'm not suggesting increasing the matrix, I'm suggesting Powerball (or Mega Millions if MUSL doesn't want FL). It will keep Lotto sales to prudent levels, and while it won't grow as fast, it will grow bigger. As Aesop once said about a couple of animals running a foot race, "Slow and steady wins the race."

          Florida won't go Powerball or Mega Millions with its new 60% payback rule.


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          Posted: September 12, 2005, 9:40 am - IP Logged

          ryan:

          FL _will_ eventually go multi-state.

          As for games being too large, perhaps Lotto Texas is. They should go back to the 6/54 game, but not to the original 6/50.