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OH Lot 'O Play- Drawings

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Posted: November 25, 2005, 8:06 pm - IP Logged

If this keeps up, then they should go back to their own lotto game or discontinue it. I hope the payouts of the drawing start to rise again.

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    Posted: November 25, 2005, 9:19 pm - IP Logged
    I feel if the Ohio Lottery Commission wants to keep this particular game
    they will either have to reduce the cost of each play to $1 or increase the payouts for lower tier prizes.
     
    Based on the payout results so far, who's winning anything significant?
    They do not show how many $1,000 winners there were after each drawing.
    They only show a total amount of money won from that draw.
     
    They know that they are in trouble.
    They will have a new game probably this Spring.
     
    When they came up with the 6/53 years ago for $2.00, you got 2 plays but that game did not last more than 6 months as far as I can remember.
     
    The only way that any of us can make them create or reinstate an older idea or present a new one is
    not to play "Lot 'O Play".
     
    If they would like to make this game become more appealing to the player then they should:
    Increase the 3 of 5 prize from $10 to $20 or $25, and the 4 of 5 prize from $1000 prize to $1250 or $1500 and/or buy 4 and get one free. The cards they have us to fill out only has 4 plays on them. If they modified this game to most of these suggestions they would probably triple, if not quadruple their income per draw. 
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      Posted: November 25, 2005, 9:41 pm - IP Logged

      One more thing to add:

      You only get to choose the "top" line. "5" numbers for $2.
      The four lines that follow are "RNG". Which is a computerized selection.

      "Boycott" the "Lot 'O Play" for Ohio. Make them change to a new game!


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        Posted: November 26, 2005, 12:15 pm - IP Logged

        At least LoP has a cash option (PA Unlucky for Life doesn't.) However the cash value of the LoP annuity is exactly 50%, unlike Mega Millions which is also 26 equal installments and is a higher floating percentage.


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          Posted: November 26, 2005, 12:23 pm - IP Logged

          Something nobody has brought up yet: It's possible to match ALL FIVE numbers and still have a LOSING ticket. example: 

          X O O O O

          O O O O X

          O O O X O

          O O X O O

          O X O O O

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            Posted: November 27, 2005, 3:14 am - IP Logged

            Something nobody has brought up yet: It's possible to match ALL FIVE numbers and still have a LOSING ticket. example: 

            X O O O O

            O O O O X

            O O O X O

            O O X O O

            O X O O O

            CASH...

            The first time I played LoP, I hit 4 numbers on 3 separate tickets (the SAME numbers... shows you the power of the RNG), but won a total of $4. This is a fact I'm sure LOTS of people are getting mad about, and I am convinced this is the reason why people are not playing and why payouts are so low. You see that you "Match 5," but when you make a claim, the OLC says "Sorry, they have to be in a LINE, not scattered." People won't play after being told the $4M+ JP they thought they won is non-existent because of a little technicality.

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              Posted: November 27, 2005, 3:17 am - IP Logged

              Another note... tonight's payout is the lowest payout for a Saturday... only a few thousand higher than the dismal Thanksgiving eve.

              Come On Ohio!!! You KNOW you can do better than this!!

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                Posted: November 27, 2005, 9:45 am - IP Logged

                Something nobody has brought up yet: It's possible to match ALL FIVE numbers and still have a LOSING ticket. example: 

                X O O O O

                O O O O X

                O O O X O

                O O X O O

                O X O O O

                Since each ticket has 25 or the 100 possible numbers that is likely to happen quite often giving those who play the game the feeling that a big win is just a few plays away.  Ohio is taking a poll for a new game that's even more vague than Lot'O Play based on Monopoly.  I suspect their next game will be even worst for the players who prefer to use a strategy for picking their numbers.

                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
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                  Posted: November 29, 2005, 1:03 pm - IP Logged

                  Something nobody has brought up yet: It's possible to match ALL FIVE numbers and still have a LOSING ticket. example: 

                  X O O O O

                  O O O O X

                  O O O X O

                  O O X O O

                  O X O O O

                  Since each ticket has 25 or the 100 possible numbers that is likely to happen quite often giving those who play the game the feeling that a big win is just a few plays away.  Ohio is taking a poll for a new game that's even more vague than Lot'O Play based on Monopoly.  I suspect their next game will be even worst for the players who prefer to use a strategy for picking their numbers.

                  RJ..

                  I took this poll... was it meant to replace LoP? If it was, they have another thing coming... IMHO, it seems MUCH TOO HARD to understand and even harder to win.