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Biggest lottery flop of 2005

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

Looks like Ohio Lot O' Play. I don't see another game taking the title.

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    Posted: December 2, 2005, 5:44 pm - IP Logged

    How do you judge a lottery game flop, by the money it loses or the money its players lose?  If people keep playing a lottery game and losing then IMHO it's a success. 

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: December 3, 2005, 2:49 am - IP Logged

      How do you judge a lottery game flop, by the money it loses or the money its players lose?  If people keep playing a lottery game and losing then IMHO it's a success. 

      that's a good question.  i like the former (defining it by the money it loses).

       

      so, which game completely flopped with players?


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        Posted: December 3, 2005, 9:34 am - IP Logged

        How do you judge a lottery game flop, by the money it loses or the money its players lose?  If people keep playing a lottery game and losing then IMHO it's a success. 

        By the rapidly declining sales. The Georgia and Michigan "change games" had the same problems; both lotteries kept them going until sales had almost dropped to zero.

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          Posted: December 3, 2005, 10:30 am - IP Logged

          Looks like Ohio Lot O' Play. I don't see another game taking the title.

          It definitely takes the title of worst name of the year.  Maybe of the decade.  Thumbs Down

           

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            Posted: December 3, 2005, 12:34 pm - IP Logged

            The biggest lottery flop of 2005 has to be Kentucky's Double Up Cash game. It began in April and it was quietly laid to rest by July. It was a computer-drawn game, it was never popular with lottery players in Kentucky, and the KLC obviously wasn't making any any money on it. I'd say those facts make it the top candidate  for the 2005 lottery flop title.

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              Posted: December 3, 2005, 1:03 pm - IP Logged

              Looks like Ohio Lot O' Play. I don't see another game taking the title.

              It definitely takes the title of worst name of the year.  Maybe of the decade.  Thumbs Down

              Yeah they could've come up with a better name.

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                Posted: December 3, 2005, 10:58 pm - IP Logged

                i thought cash only might answer that the biggest lottery flop of 2005 would be any prize that was annuity......

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                  Posted: December 3, 2005, 11:06 pm - IP Logged

                  powerball robbing of the biggest jackpot   

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                    Posted: December 4, 2005, 5:03 am - IP Logged

                    Almost every one I played was a flop.


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                      Posted: December 4, 2005, 11:57 am - IP Logged

                      i'm still looking for a"lottery news"ny magazine.asked the stan rose knows,but he's retired somewhere down in florida i think.

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                        Posted: December 4, 2005, 12:15 pm - IP Logged

                        Ohio Lottery should have kept the Super Lotto Plus.  I don't know why they got rid of that game.

                        Smart lottery winners form trust to claim their winnings.  They send an attorney to the lottery headquarters to claim the prize in trust, so that ONLY the name of the trust is revealed.  And they tell NO ONE, especially relatives.

                        If you ever win a lottery and you are single, the only person you should ever marry is someone who was truly in love with you BEFORE you won the jackpot!

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                          Posted: December 4, 2005, 12:30 pm - IP Logged

                          Wait a minute...

                           

                          I looked at the Ohio Lottery FAQ website about the Lot O'Play

                          (http://www.ohiolottery.com/games/lotoplay/lotolay_qa.html), and it said that

                           

                          "We also lowered the odds to win the jackpot by more than half. They were 1 in 14 million in Super Lotto Plus, and are now 1 in 6.3 million with Lot 'O Play. "

                           

                          Shouldn't it say that the odds to win the jackpot were raised by more than half?  After all, 1 in 6.3 million is greater than 1 in 14 million.

                          Smart lottery winners form trust to claim their winnings.  They send an attorney to the lottery headquarters to claim the prize in trust, so that ONLY the name of the trust is revealed.  And they tell NO ONE, especially relatives.

                          If you ever win a lottery and you are single, the only person you should ever marry is someone who was truly in love with you BEFORE you won the jackpot!

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                            Posted: December 4, 2005, 12:42 pm - IP Logged

                            My personal opinion about why Ohio got rid of the Super Lotto Plus game is:

                            The format of starting with a $4M jackpot had gotten costly and it just bad advertisement to reduce the jackpot starting size and claim the game has been improved which Ohio makes about every game change.  I suspect that once everyone have seen the lousy format of Lot'O Play with a starting jackpot of $1M and $2 ticket price for a while, a 6/49 game with a starting jackpot of $1M and a $1 ticket price will be seen as a improved game change and SLP or a similar game will return.  That my belief and I don't play Lot'O Play.  If other players do the same, making the change will be a no-brainer and it will happen sooner.

                             

                            Note: The actual odds of a 5/100 game is 1:75,287,520, but with 12 chances/play to win it's reduced to 1:6,273,960. At $2 a ticket that's 1:12,547,920 per $1 bet which is close to the old SLP odds.

                             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                               
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