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Pick 5 & Pick 6 Single Digit games

Topic closed. 9 replies. Last post 11 years ago by cps10.

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If these were offered by your state lottery game (similar to Pick 3 & Pick 4), would you play them?

Yes, I would play the Pick 5 [ 3 ]  [16.67%]
Yes, I would play the Pick 6 [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Yes, I would play both [ 8 ]  [44.44%]
No, it is a waste of money [ 7 ]  [38.89%]
Total Valid Votes [ 18 ]  
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Posted: December 18, 2005, 9:50 pm - IP Logged

I would be interested in checking out the math on this type of game. I think most people play numbers games right? Not the jackpot games? Well, at least those who know that the odds are so astronomical against you in Jackpot Games. Please vote.

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    Posted: December 18, 2005, 9:56 pm - IP Logged

    Since PA has the Cash 5 and Match 6 , Id reckon I'm part of the "Id play both" vote.

    Is it a waste of money....who knows, maybe Im just dumping into an investment that I'll hit soon!

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      Posted: December 18, 2005, 10:00 pm - IP Logged

      I don't know about most people.  The only things I play are PB and pick 5.

      Different preferences for us all

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        Posted: December 18, 2005, 10:29 pm - IP Logged

        I personally only play Pick 5 and Mega Millions.

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          Posted: December 18, 2005, 11:24 pm - IP Logged

          if the prize structure went up with the odds

          for example, in PA

          pick 3 (1:1,000) $1 bet wins $500 straight

          pick 4 (1:10,000) $1 bet wins $5000 straight

          hypothetical pick 5 (1:100,000) $1 bet wins (extrapolated) $50,000 straight

          hypothetical pick 6 (1:1,000,000) $1 bet wins (extrapolated) $500,000 straight...

          long as they didn't jack the ticket price up... and didn't make the wins pari-mutuel, sure, I would play both!

          Playing more than one ticket per game is betting against yourself.

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            Posted: December 18, 2005, 11:33 pm - IP Logged

            Yes sure, it's possible. But keep in mind a pick-6 six digit game would only have that $500,000 prize. No second prizes or anything like that. If it was set up like spiel game or like 4 This Way, I would play, but other than that, it would be a waste of money.

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              Posted: December 18, 2005, 11:54 pm - IP Logged

              Ohio has a 6 single digit game called the KICKER which can be played when playing MegaMillions.  The top prize is $100,000 and matching the first 2 numbers pays $10.  Numbers have to be matched in the order they were drawn.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: December 19, 2005, 11:16 am - IP Logged

                RJOh - I am familiar with the kicker. Seems the Ohio Lottery is taking some extra dough from that one since the payout is 5 times under what it should be. Well, technically, 10 times under :)

                I never play that Kicker when I am up there. My mother-in-law played it religiously and actually did well with it. How she did it, I'll never know.

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                  Posted: December 19, 2005, 12:33 pm - IP Logged

                  cps10,

                  Do you know of any state that offer a prize of $1,000,000 for a game that have odds of 1:1000000 of winning the top prize?  Under Ohio law, the state will pay up to $1M for multiable winners.  KICKER is not parimutuel game, so the state have prize amounts that guarantees that they can keep 50% of the sales amount for themselves.

                   * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                     
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                    Posted: December 19, 2005, 2:08 pm - IP Logged

                    RJOh,

                    No I don't...500k would be the most any state would pay out, especially if it were parimutuel. I would imagine that in any one given draw, the lottery would have at most 1 winner on a KICKER type game for sure.