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Will you boycott if no cash option?

Yes [ 8 ]  [26.67%]
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Posted: January 12, 2006, 10:53 pm - IP Logged

Not having a cash option probably opens up the state to offering an alternative 6-number lotto that has a rolling cash jackpot.  I'd rather see both types of games available.


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    Not having a cash option probably opens up the state to offering an alternative 6-number lotto that has a rolling cash jackpot.  I'd rather see both types of games available.

    At least PA has the all-cash Match 6. But there's no excuse to offering a game without a cash option (either jackpot or lifetime prize).

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      Posted: January 15, 2006, 10:49 pm - IP Logged

      Cash ONLY:  If you support annuitized jackpot games having a cash option, then would you also support cash only jackpot games having an annuity option?

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        Posted: February 13, 2006, 9:56 am - IP Logged

        Cash ONLY:  If you support annuitized jackpot games having a cash option, then would you also support cash only jackpot games having an annuity option?

        Yes I would.


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          Posted: February 21, 2006, 2:40 pm - IP Logged

          If GA refuses to offer a cash option (KY and VA reportedly are) then could Massachusetts stop allowing Mega Millions winners to collect in lump sum? (MA Megabucks is annuity-only).

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            Posted: February 21, 2006, 6:36 pm - IP Logged

            Not having a cash option probably opens up the state to offering an alternative 6-number lotto that has a rolling cash jackpot.  I'd rather see both types of games available.

            At least PA has the all-cash Match 6. But there's no excuse to offering a game without a cash option (either jackpot or lifetime prize).

            Is Match 6 all cash?  I thought is was option.  Hummm.  Better then I thought.  I have never come close to winning the max, but have cleaned up on the multiple row options.  Then quit playing it.  Maybe I'll get a few when I go back to PA!

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              Posted: February 21, 2006, 7:38 pm - IP Logged

              Not having a cash option probably opens up the state to offering an alternative 6-number lotto that has a rolling cash jackpot.  I'd rather see both types of games available.

              At least PA has the all-cash Match 6. But there's no excuse to offering a game without a cash option (either jackpot or lifetime prize).

              Is Match 6 all cash?  I thought is was option.  Hummm.  Better then I thought.  I have never come close to winning the max, but have cleaned up on the multiple row options.  Then quit playing it.  Maybe I'll get a few when I go back to PA!

              Match 6 is all-cash.

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                Posted: February 21, 2006, 7:47 pm - IP Logged

                Cash ONLY:  If you support annuitized jackpot games having a cash option, then would you also support cash only jackpot games having an annuity option?

                If annuity and cash is involved, all I want is honesty on how much each option is worth.  Advertise the real value (cash) and state you only get the higher value (annuity) if you wait 20 or 30 years. In bold, up front, not on page sixty-four, buried in some table.

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                  Posted: February 21, 2006, 8:33 pm - IP Logged

                  Not having a cash option probably opens up the state to offering an alternative 6-number lotto that has a rolling cash jackpot.  I'd rather see both types of games available.

                  At least PA has the all-cash Match 6. But there's no excuse to offering a game without a cash option (either jackpot or lifetime prize).

                  Is Match 6 all cash?  I thought is was option.  Hummm.  Better then I thought.  I have never come close to winning the max, but have cleaned up on the multiple row options.  Then quit playing it.  Maybe I'll get a few when I go back to PA!

                  Match 6 is not only all cash, but once topped $5,000,000. And it just hit 5 figures again, a strange $200,000 jump at that. You can't go wrong with Match 6, big jackpots, and great odds at getting your money back, if not more.

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                    Posted: February 21, 2006, 9:15 pm - IP Logged

                    Not having a cash option probably opens up the state to offering an alternative 6-number lotto that has a rolling cash jackpot.  I'd rather see both types of games available.

                    At least PA has the all-cash Match 6. But there's no excuse to offering a game without a cash option (either jackpot or lifetime prize).

                    Is Match 6 all cash?  I thought is was option.  Hummm.  Better then I thought.  I have never come close to winning the max, but have cleaned up on the multiple row options.  Then quit playing it.  Maybe I'll get a few when I go back to PA!

                    Match 6 is not only all cash, but once topped $5,000,000. And it just hit 5 figures again, a strange $200,000 jump at that. You can't go wrong with Match 6, big jackpots, and great odds at getting your money back, if not more.

                    I contributed to the five million win.  I remember the lines around the block, for the beggers, story.  Like I've said before, never hit a big one, but have hit lots of dollars on it.  I cleaned up when they had that computer match thing.  Where, if you number matched some random number you were paid extra.  Hit it several times for several hundred dollars.  Too bad I have to drive to play.  I won more there then the NJ Pick6.  Pick6 pays very little for anything.  Cash 5 is good, Pick6 sux.  I can't get there until Saturday, we'll see if it is hit Friday.

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                      Posted: February 21, 2006, 9:18 pm - IP Logged

                      WOW - Match 6 jumped to $1.1M - unfortunately, will charge me 8% tax on a win in PA!  Greed mothers.  Ph well, they'll let me keep the tax money on MM from tonight.

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                        Posted: February 28, 2006, 9:48 am - IP Logged

                        WOW - Match 6 jumped to $1.1M - unfortunately, will charge me 8% tax on a win in PA!  Greed mothers.  Ph well, they'll let me keep the tax money on MM from tonight.

                        I'm glad you would have to pay state tax if you hit PA Unlucky for Life.

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                          Posted: March 1, 2006, 9:00 am - IP Logged

                          I was a big fan of Lotto South, but that game is history now. There's no point in crying over spilled milk. I never really cashed a big ticket on Lotto South anyway. My biggest lottery win ever was $1000 on the old 6/42 Lotto Kentucky game. I genuinely look forward to playing the new Win for Life game with its 6/42 matrix and a bonus ball.

                          There's no way in the world I would boycott Win for Life. Gigantic jackpots might be quite attractive to most people, but the chances of winning such a jackpot are practically nil. I think Win for Life is a good game with an honest appeal. It doesn't dangle some impossible sum of money before us like a carrot; however, it does offer us a far better chance to win a reasonable amount of money. I certainly wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth, so $1000 a week would certainly make an appreciable difference in my life. It would seem downright foolish to accept a cash option for the 10 year minimum payout of $520,000 minus taxes when the game will offers $1000 a week for the rest of your natural life. Unless you're expecting to die in less than ten years, that just doesn't make good sense. Personally, I don't care what happens after I die; I'll take the $1000 a week while I'm living.

                          There are plenty of good reasons to play the new Win for Life game. The 6/42 matrix gives players much lower odds to beat, so it's a game in which we stand a much better chance of hitting the top prize. The bonus ball feature gives players additional chances to win secondary prizes. Even though I'm gunning for the big one, it's always good to have some smaller wins along the way. I like the idea of a steady, modest quarterly income as opposed to winning some outrageous amount of money that I don't really need. Too much money could create problems and change my life in ways that I'd rather not experience.

                          Anybody can take the cash option if it's offered in the state that they play in, but I'd have to pass on it. I'm certainly not going to boycott Win for Life for not having a cash option. CASH Only, maybe you should work on trying to iron out all of the shortcomings of the New York lottery. I should think that would be more than enough to keep you occupied. Down here, we still take a rather dim view of carpetbaggers! LOL

                          Good luck to all Win for Life players,

                          aye'


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                            I was a big fan of Lotto South, but that game is history now. There's no point in crying over spilled milk. I never really cashed a big ticket on Lotto South anyway. My biggest lottery win ever was $1000 on the old 6/42 Lotto Kentucky game. I genuinely look forward to playing the new Win for Life game with its 6/42 matrix and a bonus ball.

                            There's no way in the world I would boycott Win for Life. Gigantic jackpots might be quite attractive to most people, but the chances of winning such a jackpot are practically nil. I think Win for Life is a good game with an honest appeal. It doesn't dangle some impossible sum of money before us like a carrot; however, it does offer us a far better chance to win a reasonable amount of money. I certainly wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth, so $1000 a week would certainly make an appreciable difference in my life. It would seem downright foolish to accept a cash option for the 10 year minimum payout of $520,000 minus taxes when the game will offers $1000 a week for the rest of your natural life. Unless you're expecting to die in less than ten years, that just doesn't make good sense. Personally, I don't care what happens after I die; I'll take the $1000 a week while I'm living.

                            There are plenty of good reasons to play the new Win for Life game. The 6/42 matrix gives players much lower odds to beat, so it's a game in which we stand a much better chance of hitting the top prize. The bonus ball feature gives players additional chances to win secondary prizes. Even though I'm gunning for the big one, it's always good to have some smaller wins along the way. I like the idea of a steady, modest quarterly income as opposed to winning some outrageous amount of money that I don't really need. Too much money could create problems and change my life in ways that I'd rather not experience.

                            Anybody can take the cash option if it's offered in the state that they play in, but I'd have to pass on it. I'm certainly not going to boycott Win for Life for not having a cash option. CASH Only, maybe you should work on trying to iron out all of the shortcomings of the New York lottery. I should think that would be more than enough to keep you occupied. Down here, we still take a rather dim view of carpetbaggers! LOL

                            Good luck to all Win for Life players,

                            aye'

                            I still don't know whether KY has a cash option. Only Virginia definately does.


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                              Posted: March 2, 2006, 9:43 am - IP Logged

                              Hopefully there were no top-prize losers in the inagural drawing. Think of the overhead that will be created by the three states for each of the next few decades.