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How high can a State Lottery go

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Is it possible for a State Lottery with a 6/48 game to reach 28 million

Yes [ 16 ]  [88.89%]
No [ 2 ]  [11.11%]
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Posted: February 11, 2006, 6:08 am - IP Logged

Ok you statistics people, is it possible?

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    Posted: February 11, 2006, 6:11 am - IP Logged

    $28 million is not a lot in jackpot games, so yes it is possible

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      Greenfield
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      Posted: February 11, 2006, 6:14 am - IP Logged

      It is if your States population is 6 million and it only rolls over 500,000 dollars

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        Posted: February 11, 2006, 6:16 am - IP Logged

        My God, thats over 3 months!

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          Posted: February 11, 2006, 6:20 am - IP Logged

          I believe the odds of this happening are 1 in 1.3 billion

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            Greenfield
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            Posted: February 11, 2006, 9:00 am - IP Logged

            From the looks of this poll, I now know why the Lottery gets to 28 million----some of you will believe anything. Its like the news--ppl believe anything on it. Well, I guess if I was the Lottery I would get to 30 million seeing how many of you wouldnt care. Do the statistics my fellow lottery post members and maybe you will come up with a different answer. 

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              Posted: February 11, 2006, 11:51 am - IP Logged

              it was just at $50 million here 2 weeks ago

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                Posted: February 11, 2006, 2:12 pm - IP Logged

                Sure can!  Star  Look at the Jackpots on this site for example.

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                  Posted: February 11, 2006, 2:50 pm - IP Logged

                  Most people are not as "into" the lottery games as people on this site, beyond tracking the numbers.

                  Just like most people are not "into" politics like the D.C. crowd. Unless you get a major scandal (national news scale) like the $200 million bridge to an island in AK, used by a few hundred people (how many people know about that story?), most folks are just not going to hear about what goes on outside their state.

                  People playing the FL lotto, which by the results page has gotten as high as $100 million, are not wringing their hands about the unfairness (real or imagined) of the IN games. Most will never hear of it, the rest won't care. 

                  People are voting "yes" because in their state it is possible, especially in those huge population states like FL, CA, & NY.

                  Now if the question was specifically about the IN game, then ... well... you might have to wait awhile for that $28 Mill.

                  Here's the equation ~ How many dollars would the average lottery player in Indiana have to play in order to make the payin (twice the payout) 56Million?

                  56million / Indiana lottery players.
                  How many lottery players does the state have?

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                    Posted: February 11, 2006, 7:44 pm - IP Logged

                    We really dont know. I think it may be classified seeing how hard it is to get.

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                      Posted: February 11, 2006, 9:12 pm - IP Logged

                      It looks like there aren't enough people to drive the prize payout up that fast.

                      If you look at the payout history for IL and MI lotto games, they don't increase that much per drawing either. Both states have higher populations than IN. IL has 12M people to IN's 6M people. IL has a ball drawing, MI has RNG.

                      Maybe these multi-state games (MM & PB) have taken a lot of the thunder out of the local lottos, aside from the big-boys like CA, FL, NY, & TX.

                       

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                        Posted: February 14, 2006, 11:58 am - IP Logged

                        My vote is for no. In a 6/48 game, it's likely that someone will win when it gets near 28 million. It's possible, but not likely.


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                          Posted: March 3, 2006, 2:39 pm - IP Logged

                          NY will never see a $100 million Lotto as long as its prizes are terrible. Until they pay 50% like other games do, it needs to lower its matrix.

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                            Morrison, IL
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                            Posted: March 3, 2006, 3:40 pm - IP Logged

                            Illinois Lotto reached a jackpot of $37 million last April, but its matrix is 6/52, not 6/48.

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                              Posted: March 3, 2006, 4:29 pm - IP Logged

                              In late 2004 Oregon Megabucks which is a 6/48 had a jackpot won at $30 million.  That is the highest jackpot in Oregon Megabucks history.-weshar75