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Do you see IL trying a 5+1 game?

Yes [ 2 ]  [10.53%]
No [ 14 ]  [73.68%]
Won't guess [ 3 ]  [15.79%]
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Posted: June 6, 2006, 10:00 am - IP Logged

Illinois Lotto has always been a "classic" six-number game. About 20 years ago, IL tried a "Lotto 7", which lasted less than a year; it was replaced by Little Lotto.

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    Posted: June 6, 2006, 11:33 am - IP Logged
    Nope.  No instate lotto should have a "Bogus" ball.  How's that for a metaphor cash?

    How are you going to win if you don't play?

      curt777's avatar - pacman
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      Posted: June 6, 2006, 11:51 am - IP Logged

      Illinois already has a 5+1 game.  Mega Millions.  Which sux!  I hate that stoopid game.  Odds are a waste of a buck, and it never gets to even 400 million.  BORING!  I say, re-do Little Lotto like it was before:  Numbers only go to 30 max.  Bump up the grand prize from 100K to 750K and make the match for 4/5 and 3/5 higher, and parimutuel.  I say, lets have a LOT more everyday winners of some half decent $$ instead of one single person grabbing a big pot every 4 days.... 

       Rant

      -Curt Little Lotto King

        st.germain's avatar - Tarlor
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        Posted: June 6, 2006, 4:27 pm - IP Logged

        I agree with curt777....to restore little lotto back to the way it was...with a increase in the payout...or at the very least...to have a rollover.

        C'MON ILLINOIS......do you ever listen to your constituants?      Lurking

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          Posted: June 6, 2006, 10:25 pm - IP Logged

          Illinois already has a 5+1 game.  Mega Millions.  Which sux!  I hate that stoopid game.  Odds are a waste of a buck, and it never gets to even 400 million.  BORING!  I say, re-do Little Lotto like it was before:  Numbers only go to 30 max.  Bump up the grand prize from 100K to 750K and make the match for 4/5 and 3/5 higher, and parimutuel.  I say, lets have a LOT more everyday winners of some half decent $$ instead of one single person grabbing a big pot every 4 days.... 

           Rant

          -Curt Little Lotto King

          $750,000 for a 5/30???!!!?!!?! The odds of matching 5 are only one in 142,506. That wouldn't even work in a 6/30. But yeah, 5/30 would be good. There are plenty of other jackpotting 5/39's in the world.

          And back to the subject of regular Lotto, Illinois has the best straight pick-6 in the nation. I hope it never changes. 

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            Posted: June 7, 2006, 12:57 am - IP Logged

            My vote is yes in the future CASH Only, but not until at least end of 2006.

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              Posted: June 7, 2006, 1:05 am - IP Logged

              My vote is yes in the future CASH Only, but not until at least end of 2006.

              LOL.  Everyone's vote should be yes...  They have mega millions.  5+1. 

              How are you going to win if you don't play?


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                Posted: June 8, 2006, 11:12 am - IP Logged

                My vote is yes in the future CASH Only, but not until at least end of 2006.

                LOL.  Everyone's vote should be yes...  They have mega millions.  5+1. 

                Texas and WA state went to 5+1 games. Since then they have gone back to the "classic lotto" format.

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                  Posted: June 8, 2006, 12:28 pm - IP Logged

                  Yep.  They saw the error in a 5+1 instate game.

                  How are you going to win if you don't play?


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                    Posted: June 14, 2006, 9:44 am - IP Logged

                    Yep.  They saw the error in a 5+1 instate game.

                    Do you think eventually all 5+1 games will be phased out except for MM and PB?

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                      Posted: June 14, 2006, 9:47 am - IP Logged

                      I don't live in Illinois, but I think that they should keep it the way it is.

                      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: June 14, 2006, 12:28 pm - IP Logged

                        Yep.  They saw the error in a 5+1 instate game.

                        Do you think eventually all 5+1 games will be phased out except for MM and PB?

                        To be honest in the future I don't see many games like Instate lottos because everyone is going for the bigger prizes with PB and MM. 

                        How are you going to win if you don't play?

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                          Posted: June 14, 2006, 7:39 pm - IP Logged

                          NC lottery is thinking about starting a game like powerball. I just want any pick 5 game.

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                            Posted: June 14, 2006, 7:57 pm - IP Logged

                            I agree. Bring back Little Lotto. 5/30 Little Lotto.

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                              Posted: June 14, 2006, 8:22 pm - IP Logged

                              Or at least it would be nice to have KENO... It is not everyone's favourite. But it would be nice...

                              Well, I like KENO.

                              /Derek