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Illinois Pick 3 game new twist

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Posted: December 2, 2005, 3:01 pm - IP Logged

I just read on the the Illinois lottery homepage about a new twist/promotion they are running..good 12/1 thru 12/24..I am not so sure this is a  good thing ...I dunno....shrugs..I thought this was worth sharing..

"When you play Pick 3, watch for the Holiday Green Ball Double Draw! One green ball, two chances to win!

For every Pick 3 drawing from December 1 though December 24, the Illinois Lottery will hold a special Promotional Drawing with white and green balls. If the green ball is selected, the Lottery will hold a second Pick 3 drawing and will pay out on both sets of numbers!

How it Works: Beginning with the December 1 Midday Pick 3 drawing, a Promotional Drawing will be held immediately after the regular Pick 3 Drawing, and will be broadcast on WGN-TV and reported by WBBM Radio (780 AM). Nine white balls and one green ball will be placed in a drawing machine, and one ball will be selected. If the green ball is selected, a second Pick 3 drawing will be held and the Lottery will pay out on both sets of numbers! If a white ball is selected, there is no second Pick 3 drawing; however, the selected white ball will not be included in the next Promotional Drawing. Removal of the white balls will continue until the green ball is selected during a future Promotional Drawing, at which point the process starts over with nine white balls and one green ball.


This promotion applies only to the Pick 3 game (not to Pick 4)."

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    Posted: December 2, 2005, 3:05 pm - IP Logged

    This is a common promotion. New Jersey did the exact same thing a few months back.

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      Posted: December 2, 2005, 3:09 pm - IP Logged

      LOL..well comon or not..it will surely screw up tracking..especially if 2 draws do oocur


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        Posted: December 2, 2005, 3:42 pm - IP Logged

        Would Iowa also be participating, as the borrow IL's numbers?


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          Posted: December 2, 2005, 3:45 pm - IP Logged

          Would Iowa also be participating, as the borrow IL's numbers?

          I would assume so....I guess you could check the Iowa website and find that information...I do not play in Iowa, since I play in Illinois..I see no sense in playing in both states so I never keep up with Iowa...same numbers as Illinois..why bother

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            Posted: December 2, 2005, 4:12 pm - IP Logged

            Would Iowa also be participating, as the borrow IL's numbers?

            I thought that Ill & Iowa were the same lottery; just as the 3 Tri-States are considered one lottery as well. 

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              Posted: December 2, 2005, 4:16 pm - IP Logged

              Would Iowa also be participating, as the borrow IL's numbers?

              I thought that Ill & Iowa were the same lottery; just as the 3 Tri-States are considered one lottery as well. 

              Hi lottaloot,

              IL and IA are seperate states..meaning you can play in both..they are not combined...Iowa uses Illinois results...I am not sure why they do that..it's kind a wierd..it's still a mess for tracking..and for mirror states that follow..this extra drawing could throw things way off..


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                Posted: December 2, 2005, 4:16 pm - IP Logged

                Would Iowa also be participating, as the borrow IL's numbers?

                I thought that Ill & Iowa were the same lottery; just as the 3 Tri-States are considered one lottery as well. 

                New Hampshire has MUSL Hot Lotto. ME & VT do not.

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                  Posted: December 2, 2005, 4:43 pm - IP Logged

                  I just read on the the Illinois lottery homepage about a new twist/promotion they are running..good 12/1 thru 12/24..I am not so sure this is a  good thing ...I dunno....shrugs..I thought this was worth sharing..

                  "When you play Pick 3, watch for the Holiday Green Ball Double Draw! One green ball, two chances to win!

                  For every Pick 3 drawing from December 1 though December 24, the Illinois Lottery will hold a special Promotional Drawing with white and green balls. If the green ball is selected, the Lottery will hold a second Pick 3 drawing and will pay out on both sets of numbers!

                  How it Works: Beginning with the December 1 Midday Pick 3 drawing, a Promotional Drawing will be held immediately after the regular Pick 3 Drawing, and will be broadcast on WGN-TV and reported by WBBM Radio (780 AM). Nine white balls and one green ball will be placed in a drawing machine, and one ball will be selected. If the green ball is selected, a second Pick 3 drawing will be held and the Lottery will pay out on both sets of numbers! If a white ball is selected, there is no second Pick 3 drawing; however, the selected white ball will not be included in the next Promotional Drawing. Removal of the white balls will continue until the green ball is selected during a future Promotional Drawing, at which point the process starts over with nine white balls and one green ball.


                  This promotion applies only to the Pick 3 game (not to Pick 4)."

                  This would most definitely be a problem if the white balls are taken out.. I would not play if it was me unless all the balls are there...

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                    Posted: December 2, 2005, 5:12 pm - IP Logged

                    They are holding regular pick 3...but following is where this special ball set will be used ...1 ball will be selected..if its green we will have another drawing..same night/midday..if it's white..then that ball is removed and we have no other drawing...