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CT Lottery - Is Jimmy Fun Or What?

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Posted: September 29, 2005, 2:56 pm - IP Logged

Play 3-Play 4-Midday 3-Midday 4

Begin offering playslips for these games. That's right, you still have to say your numbers to the clerk in CT.

Cash 5

Begin a rolling jackpot feature. Judging by sales, the jackpot should grow by $25,000 with each winless drawing. A $500,000 jackpot could be a possibility. The wonderful Kicker feature would remain.

Classic Lotto

This is a little tough. It's a good game, but with Powerball around it could be a little too big for it's britches. I'll get back to you on that. 

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    Posted: September 29, 2005, 3:17 pm - IP Logged

    Yes, yes, yes!  Playslips for Pick 3&4, couldn't agree more!  I don't know if it would change peoples behavior, but it gets irritating to stand in line listening to $1 backup on 888, $1 backup on 525, etc. etc.  you almost fall asleep in line!

    CT has a fantastic $100,000 payout on the 5/35 game.  If they messed with that I'd think more than twice about playing.

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      Posted: September 29, 2005, 3:23 pm - IP Logged

      O.K. I figured out what to do with Classic Lotto.

      Connecticut Lotto. Now With More Winners!

      Pick 6 out of 42

      Minimum Jackpot : $500,000 20-Year Annuity

       


      Prize
      Odds
      Match 6
      JACKPOT
      1 : 5,245,786
      Match 5
      $1,500
      1 : 24,286
      Match 4
      $75
      1 : 555
      Match 3
      $2
      1 : 37

      Overall Odds : 1 in 34.4 

       

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        Posted: September 29, 2005, 3:26 pm - IP Logged

        Yes, yes, yes!  Playslips for Pick 3&4, couldn't agree more!  I don't know if it would change peoples behavior, but it gets irritating to stand in line listening to $1 backup on 888, $1 backup on 525, etc. etc.  you almost fall asleep in line!

        CT has a fantastic $100,000 payout on the 5/35 game.  If they messed with that I'd think more than twice about playing.

        I was thinking of a minimum $100,000 jackpot. I just never put it in there. I just realized that with the long streaks Cash5 has without winners, a jackpot could end up growing to huge proportions. Besides, I doubt anyone will recieve less than $100,000 considering there's hardly ever more than 1 winner. This isn't Take Five.

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          Posted: September 29, 2005, 4:19 pm - IP Logged

          Ok, a rolling jackpot would be great, starting at $100,000!

          Who knows if CT would give the players even more!


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            Posted: September 29, 2005, 4:35 pm - IP Logged

            Dropping two numbers in Classic Lotto would result in the same jackpot odds as two other New England games, one with a bonus ball; the other still annuity-only. Maybe CT should partner with Rhode Island and offer the 6/44 in the Ocean State.

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              Posted: September 29, 2005, 4:40 pm - IP Logged

              Good idea, CO.

              New England Lotto.  It could catch on, mirror image of the Tri-State coalition.


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                Posted: September 29, 2005, 4:47 pm - IP Logged

                jag:

                I would support a NE Lotto game, assuming Classic Lotto, MA Mega$.uck$, and Tri-State Megabucks would be retired. Hot Lotto (New Hampshire) would stay, although I don't see much of a future for it unless Oklahoma joins.

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                  Posted: September 29, 2005, 6:44 pm - IP Logged

                  Dropping two numbers in Classic Lotto would result in the same jackpot odds as two other New England games, one with a bonus ball; the other still annuity-only. Maybe CT should partner with Rhode Island and offer the 6/44 in the Ocean State.

                  Hmm, that's an equally good prospect, letting Rhode Island start offering Classic Lotto.

                  From Bridgeport to Newport, it's Southern New England's Classic Game.

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